Ah, the mysteries of the world. The NY Times explores just who the hard-core Michael Jackson fans are. It reports, in an amazed tone, that many are young (under 35), middle-class, European women who are "unusually attractive, fashionably dressed and well-spoken" but many of whom "come from broken homes. Many have lost a parent. Many of the girls have eating disorders."

O.K. but just don't drink any Kool-Aid he might offer you, ladies.