Real, real strange.
And thank you, Barbara Walters, for beating Larry King to the punch on this. You are always at your worst after someone's controversial and complicated life has screeched to its final halt. [full disclosure -- I actually think LK would have gotten way juicier quotes from LaT, as well as contributing gems of his own. But enough of my fawning over Larry King's idiot savant interview skillz...]
Other investigative journaling from tonight's 20/20 interview:
On MJ's outfit for the great beyond: "He was dressed in all white pearl beads going across, draped across (and) a beautiful big gold belt ... like a belt that you win being a boxer."The hard questions are asked, too.
La Toya dismissed questions about the parentage of her brother's three children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II, 7, also known as Blanket. "It doesn't really matter, those are Michael's kids," she said in the interview. "He raised those kids. They were in his arms when they were born."
For some reason, that was an image I couldn't bring myself to mock up...but don't despair, Babawa gets to the bottom of it all for us, and keeps herself in contention for the title of "Even Weirder Than Toy Toy Jackson"...
When asked [a second time] by Walters about accusations that Michael did not use his own sperm because he wanted sperm to come from someone white, so that his own children would be white and not suffer as he had, La Toya had no response.
"I can't answer that," she said, "I have never ever asked him that."
Watch, and learn?