MIchael Jackson by the numbers......
700,000 thousand expected to crowd near the Staple Center in L.A. for the memorial service/celebration/concert/freak show/whatever.%uFFFD
$20,000.%uFFFD The amount that some are reporting for a ticket inside the Staple Center to witness this event.
18000 . The number of people who actually can fit in the Staple Center.
Coverage. None live as far as we can tell.%uFFFD I would suspect that there will be CD's and DVD's of the memorial that will sell in the millions by the company that was putting on the Jackson tour.1. Number of people Joe Jackson cares about profiting from all this, himself.
Number of people who will come out of the wood work and try and capitalize on the whole thing is incalculable.%uFFFD Everyone from Al Sharpton to New York Congressman Peter King, who posted himself on YouTube saying Jackson was a "pervert." and society is "glorifying" a "low-life" while ignoring the efforts of teachers, police officers, firefighters, veterans and volunteers.%uFFFD He goes on with some other ranting but you have to think that just maybe, there is a tiny political motivation behind his tirade.
I agree that the media frenzy over this is beyond bizarre.%uFFFD Every channel has had stories about Michael Jackson and the circumstances of his death as well as his life ad nauseam.%uFFFD The only question that remains is how long will this circus be in town?