Joey Skaggs "The Final Curtain"

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Joey Skaggs "The Final Curtain"

  • on: November 29, 2009, 07:32:26 PM
Joey Skaggs "The Final Curtain"
Who Is Joey Skaggs?
"Joey Skaggs (born 1945) is an American prankster who has organized numerous successful media pranks, hoaxes, and other presentations. He is considered one of the originators of the phenomenon known as culture jamming. "

Joey Skaggs was a prankster. He enjoyed pulling pranks on the media. And only the media.
"refusing to really scam anyone except the media"

How Does This Relate To Michael Jackson?
Well, when I ask people "Why do you think Michael hoaxed his death?"
The answer I get most often is "I think he's trying to teach the media a lesson"
Which makes sense, think about all the Hell the media put him through. Its a logical explanation too me.


"This Is It, This Is The Final Curtain Call"
Sound familiar? That quote was spoken by Michael Jackson himself, at his O2 Press Conference. This quote seems to have been "Stressed". Like they wanted people to remember it. let me explain:

 "final curtain call" is a phrase used long before Michaels press conference. Meaning "last show" or "last act". But now all its being assosiated with is Michael Jackson. Look:

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm47 ... final1.jpg
(sorry the picture was too big)




All I did was type in "Final Curtain Call" into google, and all I got was Michael Jackson.



How does this relate to Joey Skaggs?

Good question. As you now know, our friend Joey here liked pulling pranks and Hoaxes on the media. Well one of his pranks was named The Final Curtain.



"The Final Curtain (2000): Skaggs' creation was a combined funeral company, virtual graveyard and theme park. It was meant to satirize showmanship in places like Forest Lawn cemeteries."

Basicly, he wanted to draw attention to the death-care industry which he described as "a giant corporate scam, exquisitely successful at commercializing death." He didnt like how big cemeteries, and insurance companies...etc. made so much money off of peoples deaths. (notice how Forest Lawn is used as an example, coincidence? I think not.)

Making money off of a persons death, now that sounds familiar.

"He hires actors to play his customers, refusing to really scam anyone except the media. Often the prank is nothing more than a press release with a phone number; in these press releases, Skaggs leaves hints or details that easily could be checked for accuracy. Eventually, he reveals the hoax to make his point."

He hires people?
Press release?
 Now wasnt Michaels death announced in a press release made by his Brother?
Hints or details that easily could be checked for accuracy?

Such as his Death certificate stating the wrong middle name, or The search warrent stating the wrong adress. You know, things like that?

"Eventually, he reveals the hoax to make his point."

Kinda makes me wonder...
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 04:06:03 AM
omg definatley related to eachother stories match exactly im really liking this thanks great find! :geek:  :D  :o
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 10:33:09 AM
OMG! THIS IS ALL SO.... MICHAEL JACKSON HOAX!  :P
MAYBE THIS IS IT, THIS IS THE FINAL COURTAIN CALL AT LONDON WAS REALLY THE FINAL COURTAIN CALL, MAYBE HE ALREADY HAVE THE HOAX COMPLETE... AND AT THAT POINT HE HAVE ALL READY TO PULL THIS OF... JUST A THOUGHT! :roll:
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 10:42:11 AM
did you guys know that from the middle of June thru the end of September 2010, there are no events going on at 02? hmmmm.....I wonder why....unless I checked wrong or missed something...

Scroll down to between Leona Lewis and the Moody Blues....maybe its nothing, but..also, there is nothing after the The Moody Blues til December 2010

http://www.theo2.co.uk/inside/book-now.html?Venue=4
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 11:05:28 AM
oh my god maybe it will be BAM time :D
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 11:17:51 AM
yes this looks like what is goingon tight now ;)
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 01:21:43 PM
Wow this is great definitively what ....
Thanks for the contribution ;)
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 04:17:52 PM
Just a random thought of mine, but the part where it says he would
 "Leave hints and details that could be checked for accuracy"
Remember That thred I started on MJKIT about Dr.Murray being reported as 3 different ages on 3 different websites?  Thats not accurate.
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: November 30, 2009, 05:40:52 PM
Seems I should book a flight to London next September.... :D  :D   I really hope so
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: December 01, 2009, 02:07:37 AM
I think the 02 schedule is a big clue and I'm renewing my passport tomorrow!  Thanks for this - I really needed a boost today.
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: December 01, 2009, 01:42:42 PM
Bon Jovi return to The O2
More Info   Buy Tickets
7 - 23 June 2010


The O2 arena | Music
Leona Lewis - date added!
More Info   Buy Tickets
12, 14, 16 June 2010


The O2 arena | Music
Sacred Flame - postponed
More Info

New date to be confirmed

and then:

The O2 arena | Theatre
Postponed
The Moody Blues - on sale now
More Info   Buy Tickets



so yeah, it's really interesting! Bon Jovi is there until June 23rd! Then Stage build up etc for days and then BAM! ;)
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: December 01, 2009, 10:40:35 PM
Quote from: "Kirsche"
Bon Jovi return to The O2
More Info   Buy Tickets
7 - 23 June 2010


The O2 arena | Music
Leona Lewis - date added!
More Info   Buy Tickets
12, 14, 16 June 2010


The O2 arena | Music
Sacred Flame - postponed
More Info

New date to be confirmed
and then:

The O2 arena | Theatre
Postponed
The Moody Blues - on sale now
More Info   Buy Tickets



so yeah, it's really interesting! Bon Jovi is there until June 23rd! Then Stage build up etc for days and then BAM! ;)

Looks like Sacred Flame was scheduled during that time,but was postponed.
The spots might fill up.  Worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: The Final Curtain

  • on: December 02, 2009, 12:27:56 PM
New dates have now appeared in the month of September... :?
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