Remembering MJ and His Moonwalk

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June 24 2011 1:09 PM

Remembering MJ and His Moonwalk

This Saturday marks the second anniversary of the death of Michael Jacksonpop icon, tabloid sensation, sensitive and dreamy rat-lover.

In 1983, the year that his album Thriller became an era-defining hit , Jackson debuted a strange dance move that made him look like a robot with water in his joints. Fans immediately started imitating him (or, in some cases, trying to and failing), and they never stopped. On the night of his death, SlateV compiled the following "organic tribute" to Jackson. As you head out into this sticky summer weekend, may it inspire you to new levels of personal smoothness.

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Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

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