Yeah, so it’s been two months since Michael Jackson died and I’m still listening to some combinatzia of “Off the Wall”, “Thriller”, “Bad”, and Jackson 5 stuff roughly 487 times a day. As opposed to before when I listened to “Thriller” periodically over a span of fifteen years or so. But hey, can you blame me? When Michal Jackson comes to Nachalat Binyamin, it’s a pretty big deal.
Like on “Lost.” Everybody loves “Lost.”
(I’m also obsessive with whatever’s in my music rotation for some reason. Apologies to whoever was around me in the summer of 2005 when I played “Mr. Brightside” 10-15 times a day, every day.)
Anyway, so a few days ago, I’m hanging out my friend Amalia, Tel Aviv superstar and co-member of Israel’s premier chumus club. As I put on “Bad”, she walks in and says…
Amalia: What is this, “Thriller”?
Benji: No, “Bad.”
A: Same difference.
B: What?! Yeah, sure…Peres, Netanyahu, Sharon, it’s all the same thing.
A: Nachon, oto chara! (Right, same s***!)
That wouldn’t have been so funny if she then hadn’t proceeded to start a conversation with her roommate about whether or not they are in fact the same thing. I suspect that they’re actually more similar than Michael Jackson between 1982 and 1987. Not for me to decide.