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20th Sep '16 12:35:56 PM Furienna
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** ''[[Film/MichaelJacksonsGhosts Ghosts]]'' was something of a response to accusations that his affection for children [[PaedoHunt hid unsavory motives]]. It uses the framework of a black-and-white horror movie. An evil white mayor (played by Jackson) leads a TorchesAndPitchforks mob on the supernatural Michael, just because he was sharing ghost stories with some local boys. What results is a parade of horrors to drive the mayor away. It [[http://archive.salon.com/ent/tv/diary/2001/10/31/jacko/index.html has been argued]] that Michael is the real villain, even though the idea is that he's the hero who teaches us AnAesop about not picking on others who are different.
** "Earth Song" is a GreenAesop guilt trip that attacks the listener for not even ''bothering'' to notice the suffering of plants, animals and people. In the video, war victims and natives wailing and gnashing their teeth somehow prove sufficient to magically turn back time and make everything all better. To make matters worse, live performances had Jackson singlehandedly stand up to a tank and reduce the driver to tears by ''standing down the gun he aimed at him''. And then there was Michael's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xalpov Brit Awards appearance]] in 1996, in which the song became a ten-minute production number that climaxed with Michael clad in white, being treated as a messiah by the suffering masses. About midway through the performance, Music/{{Pulp}}'s Jarvis Cocker crashed the stage to counteract the sappiness; [[Main/HilarityEnsues hilarity ensued]]. For more glurge, check out this [[http://www.thehuffingtonpost.com/joe-vogel/michael-jackson-earth-song_b_882740.html excerpt]] from an e-book about its creation.

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** ''[[Film/MichaelJacksonsGhosts Ghosts]]'' was something of a response to accusations that his affection for children [[PaedoHunt hid unsavory motives]]. It uses the framework of a black-and-white horror movie. An evil white mayor (played by Jackson) leads a TorchesAndPitchforks mob on the supernatural Michael, just because he was sharing ghost stories with some local boys. What results is a parade of horrors to drive the mayor away. It [[http://archive.salon.com/ent/tv/diary/2001/10/31/jacko/index.html has been argued]] that Michael is the real villain, even though the idea is that he's the hero who teaches us AnAesop about not picking on others who are different.\n
** "Earth Song" is a GreenAesop guilt trip that attacks the listener for not even ''bothering'' to notice the suffering of plants, animals and people. In the video, war victims and natives wailing and gnashing their teeth somehow prove sufficient to magically turn back time and make everything all better. To make matters worse, live performances had Jackson singlehandedly stand up to a tank and reduce the driver to tears by ''standing down the gun he aimed at him''. And then there was Michael's [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xalpov Brit Awards appearance]] in 1996, in which the song became a ten-minute production number that climaxed with Michael clad in white, being treated as a messiah by the suffering masses. About midway through the performance, Music/{{Pulp}}'s Jarvis Cocker crashed the stage to counteract the sappiness; [[Main/HilarityEnsues hilarity ensued]]. For more glurge, check out this [[http://www.thehuffingtonpost.com/joe-vogel/michael-jackson-earth-song_b_882740.html excerpt]] from an e-book about its creation.
4th Sep '16 4:20:31 PM Malady
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31st Aug '16 10:53:35 PM trentongm
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** The theme of these paintings has been jokingly described as "girl meets tractor".
29th Aug '16 11:08:23 AM lledsmar
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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with this trope ain't exactly a good idea. The original unaired pilot was more cynical with one calling humans "god's sport".

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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with this trope ain't exactly a good idea. The original unaired pilot was more cynical with one angel Monica calling humans "god's sport".
28th Aug '16 12:33:33 PM lledsmar
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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with this trope ain't exactly a good idea. The original unaired pilot was more cynical than final product (coming from the creator of DeadLikeMe).

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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with this trope ain't exactly a good idea. The original unaired pilot was more cynical than final product (coming from the creator of DeadLikeMe).with one calling humans "god's sport".
28th Aug '16 12:26:59 PM lledsmar
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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with EasyEvangalism ("God loves you" speeches), BlackAndWhiteMorality (some when saying "God is dead"), ChildrenAreInnocent (mainly every episodes)and so on, ain't exactly a good idea.

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* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with EasyEvangalism ("God loves you" speeches), BlackAndWhiteMorality (some when saying "God is dead"), ChildrenAreInnocent (mainly every episodes)and so on, this trope ain't exactly a good idea.idea. The original unaired pilot was more cynical than final product (coming from the creator of DeadLikeMe).
28th Aug '16 12:16:17 PM lledsmar
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%%* ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with feel good sentimentality and sugary Glurge ain't exactly a good idea.

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%%* * ''Series/TouchedByAnAngel'': Sending the message of God's love is awesome, but mixing it with feel good sentimentality and sugary Glurge EasyEvangalism ("God loves you" speeches), BlackAndWhiteMorality (some when saying "God is dead"), ChildrenAreInnocent (mainly every episodes)and so on, ain't exactly a good idea.
28th Aug '16 12:11:11 PM lledsmar
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Believe it or not, some people are {{Glurge Addict}}s.

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Believe it or not, some people have the urge for this trope and are {{Glurge Addict}}s.
28th Aug '16 12:02:22 PM lledsmar
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->''"So I gotta insist\\

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->''"So ->''"Now I gotta insist\\
17th Aug '16 10:26:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Some of the crazy stuff people come out with on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings are pretty glurgy. Thanks to PoesLaw, it's very hard to tell if this is actually serious or not. Example:
-->"After four years, our cancer warrior [[AliceAllusion Alice]] has left her earthly bounds and gone to heaven, where her body is healthy again, where the wind can blow through her hair, and where she can finally ride a horse on the beach and swim with dolphins. She was embraced in heaven by all the inspiring teens and children with cancer she met along the way." My question to atheists is: if her parents asked you for your true beliefs, would you really take that away from them? Would you really tell them that their daughter was just unlucky, and suffered heroically for years only to go out like a candle and be nothing more than dirt in the ground?"
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