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Your eyes don't deceive you. The fall edition ofBoulder County Kids
, a free quarterly distributed in Boulder County, Estes Park, Broomfield and Westminster, features a cover depicting Michael Jackson as the Mona Lisa.
There's nothing wrong with the image itself, which was sketched by Nick Cochrane, 14, using colored pencils and paper. (Cochrane is currently a student at Boulder High School, but completed the piece as part of a famous painting parody project while attending Centennial Middle School.) But there's something more than a bit disturbing about seeing Jackson in a dress on page one of a publication targeting children -- which MJ has been accused of doing on plenty of occasions.
What's on tap for the winter edition? One of John Wayne Gacy's clown paintings? -- Michael Roberts
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