3situated, belonging or coming from outside of one's own locality; foreign "Stranger in Moscow," anybody? C'mon, he even wrote a song about this one.

4outside of one's previous experience; hitherto unknown; unfamiliar Michael Jackson, and I'm sure Sharpton would agree, was the very definition of "hitherto unknown."

5unaccustomed to or inexperienced in; unacquainted. (usually fol. by to): "I'm strange to this part of the job." Certainly Michael's strangeness also made him strange to many things: he was strange to the notion of privacy, strange to the vagaries of adult love, strange to a normal life. I'll admit that this one is a little flimsy, but c'mon — this is just the shittiest way to use the word.

6distant or reserved; shy. | Well, yeah. He's dead.

DAVID THORPE |dthorpe@phx.com

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Michael Jackson and his fears, The Thriller is gone, Abnormal encounter of the suds kind, More more >
  Topics: Big Hurt , Barack Obama, Celebrity News, Entertainment,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY DAVID THORPE
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   THE BIG HURT: LUPE’S CAREER CHANGE  |  March 19, 2013
    You may have already had a big luxurious eye roll at celebrities as "creative directors" of companies ...
  •   WHO CHARTED: SMOOTH JAZZ SONGS  |  March 12, 2013
    If you dig deep enough into Billboard.com's genre charts, past the foreign hits, past the Latin and Christian stuff and the MySpace streaming charts, you'll find one last afterthought: Smooth Jazz.
  •   THE BIG HURT: THIS WEEK IN OFFENSIVE CONTENT  |  March 08, 2013
    In her long career of pushing boundaries, Madonna has run afoul of some of the world's most powerful institutions.
  •   THE BIG HURT: DIVING IN THE PR DUMPSTER  |  February 26, 2013
    I've been dumpster diving in the PR bin, the rankest receptacle of music industry waste, and I've come up with a dripping fistful of the month's hottest garbage.
  •   THE BIG HURT: LEANIN' WITH BIEBS  |  February 20, 2013
    Bieber was allegedly photographed sipping something from a double Styrofoam cup, in close proximity to a big bottle of codeine cough syrup. This can only add up to one thing: lean . That purple drank, the laudanum of Screw, the deadly nectar of Pimp C.

 See all articles by: DAVID THORPE