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Go to virginmedia.com 0800 952 9863 virginmedia.com/broadband visit Virgin Media stores months,3firstthefor15Its Includes internet security and unlimited downloads* And you dont need a BT or This offer requires you to pay by Direct Debit and use e-billing. Other options shown below. Is it okay to ask my boyfriend to wax? Hairy backs or smooth to the touch? TT, W5 Anybody else find the Jacko concert posters on the Tube so strange to see now?! Miles, London Guess who I bumped into today on the way to the opticians? everyone! Donna, SM5 I HAve seen so many girls in tiny dresses and hugely inappropriate underwear today. Can it still be considered underwear if you can see it? Ellie H, SE13 my co-habiting boyfriend dumped me via text on Friday, not seen him since. Want to cut the sleeves off all his tops. Revenge or psycho? Jilted, London TRApped (Txts, Fri): take a drink with you and tip it on your smelly train stalkers lap by accident to get rid of him. Good luck. Anne, E11 TRApped: scratch your armpits and say, This is the third summer in a row I have crabs! Riki, ig1 THRee dancing girls, London bridge station Friday night: you made a long day more bearable, the king of pop lives in you all. RockWidU, TN40 TWo selfish men taking up three seats between them on bus got just desserts when a large lady sat between them. Justice! Busman, SE1 Anyone else dislike men in vests on packed trains? boys: keep your armpits hidden. Angry, CM16 JAmes (Txts, Fri): why do Aussies feel the need to wear flip-flops and shorts whenever the sun shines in freezing winter? Crazy! Rob, W12 bLoke at work whistling when- ever he speaks. Annoying! Grrr! pack it in or see a dentist! Phil Ling, BR6 mICHAeL (Txts, Fri): tried a new power breakfast -- blend four raw eggs with a can of tuna, dash of Tabasco and go! mmm! Eata, London WomAn opposite me on Tube wearing blouse, cardigan, long coat, tights. In this weather? Darcy, DA5 no, bruce (Txts, Fri), the French say zero in tennis as its their word for zero, Im asking why we use love deriving from the French word for egg! Dave, UB4 WHoeveR leaves the heating on the southeastern train to Gravesend in the hottest week of the year so far is at least a sandwich short of a picnic. gem, London oveRHeARd (Txts, Fri): I text instead of phone so I dont get stuck talking to people for ages. A text is quicker when you have friends like mine! Non-talker, Kent nICk (Txts, Fri): the most annoying passengers are the ones like you who use the word surreptitiously. Mark, Croydon AndReW (Txts, Fri): isnt the guy on the swine flu advert from Coupling, that cringey sitcom from a few years back? Convinced, Apsley Whatisyour tributetoJacko? CLIMATE Change Secretary Ed Miliband is right to warn the UK not to be in denial. We may still have a chance to save life as we know it, but we have to act and adapt now if were to have any hope of doing so. Ruth, Elstree No one is more in denial than the Government. Its backing airport expansion, supporting oil-fired power stations and wasting millions on new roads, leading to a huge rise in car owner- ship and the collapse of cycling except in London. Jo, London CLIMATE change is a natural phenomenon: no amount of tax will halt nature. Im sick of doom-mongers preaching this tosh to all of us. Nathan, White City RonALd bIGGs a threat to society? Get real! He cant even walk or feed himself. Its 46 years since the robbery. The others only served about eight years, same as he has just done. There are murderers getting less than that. Vincent, London I donT understand women tattooing their childrens names on to their bodies, as kerry katona has done. I certainly dont need a tattoo to prove how much I love and adore my own son. gill, London Another thing Should RBS have a suite at SW19? Were Blur better than Bruce? AreBritsinclimatechangedenial? Getitoff your txtYour mobile moans To be considered for publication, texts must be submitted with name and address or postcode. Please restrict messages to 25 WORDS. Thanks. >>Text TELLUS to 65800 followed by a space and your messageeach text costs 25p plus standard network charges >>Text LL TELLUS to 65400 Terms apply. See thisislondon.co.uk/lite M ichael Jackson was a musical genius. no matter how controversial his per- sonal life was, culminating in his premature death at the age of just 50, most of the world will remember him for his staggering run of hit songs and brilliant dancing, not for the sensational headlines. The memory of the bizarre stories will pass in a few years, but Jacksons music will never die. NJ, London he was the definition of what pop is about. his music was exemplary, his performances even better. Michael Jackson was a very great artist, and hell be sorely missed. Damien L, Totteridge a brillianT artist, but a tragic end to a tragic life. My condolences to his young children and family. his brilliance and oddity went hand in hand but may he always be remembered for his brilliance. Michael, we hope you have finally found happiness. SMB, London he was a defining icon of pop. The album off The Wall was mind-blowing, and Thriller even more so. sadly it went downhill after that: bad, Dangerous and invincible -- each title ironically chronicling Jacksons decline. AZ, Swiss Cottage i Was lucky enough to see Michael on stage many times; he was truly inspirational and a musical genius. it was so sad to witness the bad times. Michael has finally found peace and a place in history. Sally Hunter, Battersea he reached his peak with Thriller. after the genius of that album where could he go? The struggle to recapture the magic was one of the many demons this man battled in such a sad, weird life. Carolyn, Pinner he was an excellent dancer but, in my opinion, did not have much of a voice and was extremely limited in the musical genres he cared to sing in, like so many other entertainers these days. Steven B, Upminster Jackson had a powerful, magical aura. he was a genius and the greatest pop star of all time. his void in music will never be filled. Ben S, London Textpoll Q: Should local residents get council houses first? OurlastresultWas Michael Jackson under too much pressure? YES 53% NO 47%*Texts charged at 50p plus your standard network rate. Terms and conditions apply. 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