Oh, wow. I couldn’t continue with the rest of my day without taking a quick minute to post this. I was really surprised this morning to scroll down on NY Times’ Web site after reading up on the Leona Helmsley obit to find this story on R. Kelly’s “Trapped in the Closet” series. If you haven’t seen or heard of R&B singer R. Kelly’s musical soap opera sex-farce, the story breaks it down pretty well. What started as a soap opera set to music – complete with cheating spouses, clergymen and midgets – and stuffed into a 5-part music video has spawned several more volumes and ballooned into one of the most lampooned videos in recent years. Many, like me, love it for its so-out-there-it’s-laughable quality. Watching it almost leaves you speechless. The NYT story, which discusses the popularity of Closet opus also has a great analysis of R.Kelly as mad genius-type, coincides with the release of parts 13-22 on DVD.