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Stopping When It's Enough
The net effect on my teenaged psyche of multiple exposures to the "Thriller" video—essentially, an insipid fluff piece built around a dirge-like, monotonous song—was to make me feel as monstrous as Jackson's faux wolfman, a zombie out of touch with my culture.