rip, celebrity figure of some stature

georgemichaelchooselife   The caption writes itself.

But probably shouldn’t.

It’s like the quick bemusement I had at Jerry Garcia’s passing.  “Who’s Grateful Now?”  Then I just wipe the smirk off my face.

Here I suppose it’s “sometimes you have the choice, other times –”

Quick guilty smirk, wipe it off, and proceed.

Curious, though.  Indeed, Michael’s trademark “CHOOSE LIFE” T-shirt — a work of political-firebrand-cum-designer Katharine Hamnett — wasn’t intended to be an antiabortion statement. Rather, it was a willful call to hope in the face of daunting odds.

It’s sort of obvious (I suppose?) he’s not anti-abortion, though he is wading through Thatcher ‘s Great Britain and Ronald Reagan’s America and conservative cross-currents such that you stare at such a thing and wonder… What?  was he trying to sell to a partial a traditional market-place?

Oh.  No.  He (or whatever is behind “Wham”) is reclaiming the message of “Choose Life”.  Or…  And…

No.  No.  George Michael wasn’t about commercialism.  I mean, what of that whole Freedom 90 video , huh?  Huh?  Huh?

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