"Neon is wonderful, but it's old school."


Indeed, it is. Maybe you've heard of MJ's plans to memorialize himself in the sands of outer Vegas. Rush & Molloy confirmed yesterday that:

"It would be in the desert sands," said Mike Luckman of Luckman Van Pier, consultants to large entertainment companies. "Laser beams would shoot out of it so it would be the first thing people flying would see. Neon is wonderful, but it's old school." Luckman's partner, Andre Van Pier, who designed the futuristic spacesuits worn recently by Bono and U2 at a benefit concert in New Orleans, designed the robot.

No blueprints have been leaked as of yet, but perhaps the betas will show up here. Maybe he's trying to jump the gun on the Elvis statue set to go up in Honolulu later this year? And why hate on neon? The noble gas has amazing refrigeration capacity while in liquid form, and has rocked the scientific world since 1675, when barometric light was stumbled upon by Jean Picard. In 1855 the geissler tube continued to experiment with trapped gas under pressure, and Georges Claude debuted the first neon lamp in 1910. His company, Claude Neon, took those lamps across the ocean in 1923 and sold them for 24k to an LA car dealership. Which I'm sure have nothing on this bad boy eBay bargain.