Updating yesterday’s Natasha Richardson story: an autopsy reveals that she died of bleeding in the brain and “she might have survived had she received immediate treatment.” The thing is, people with this sort of injury typically feel fine at first. So sad.
NBC is launching a show to compete with “American Idol.” Simon Cowell probably thinks this is a “horrible” idea. (“Horrible” is one of the words he uses a lot, right?) On “Idol”, Alexis Grace went home. She was shocked. Shocked. Why are they always so surprised? I guess you have think you’re a major talent to get on TV and sing like that but just once it’d be fun to hear someone say, “Yeah, I suck. It was only a matter of time before I got the boot.”
Why is Steve Wozniak on “Dancing With The Stars”? Based on this quote from his website, I guess the reason is because people said he wouldn’t be able to do it. I wonder if Apple fans will keep voting for him the way football fans did with Jerry Rice. Woz has definitely been keeping in touch with his audience, accusing “Dancing” producers of rigging the voting in order to goose the ratings, then apologizing, all via his Facebook page. If this keeps up, I might actually have to watch the show.
Speaking of Apple, the new iPhone software will include bleeding edge features like the copying and pasting of text. What’s that, your phone has been able to do that for years? Mine too. The iPhone is nifty but certain omitted features prove that Steve Jobs could probably sell water to a drowning Apple fan if it had that logo on it. (Personally, until the iPhone has an actual keyboard, I won’t even consider buying one.)
Austrian monster dad Josef Fritzl was sentenced to life in a psych hospital. Life in prison would be better, but even though he could be paroled in 15 years, it’s not likely to happen. The speed of the trial was kind of impressive; in the U.S., these things seem to take a lot longer. I’m sure there’s a reason for that but I don’t know what it is.
That’s all for now. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you on Monday.