Far from wanting to diminish the talent of Michael Jackson (he was, after all -- at least for a long period of his life -- a very talented and charismatic figure), I thought this video of earlier choreography helps to make the point that what he was doing, while innovative, was not entirely new. (It is also, on its own, quite an enjoyable few minutes.)
I've been interested in historical continuities recently. Human nature, standing on the shoulders of giants, and the like.
(Via Boing Boing)