Morning News - iPhone OverheatsBrett Singer
So you know that Apple iPhone 3G S all the kids are talking about? It gets really hot. Cue the audience: How hot is it? Hot enough “to toast bread,” according to Wired.com. (They’re probably being sarcastic. It would be tough to get a piece of bread to stay on the phone long enough to brown. But perhaps it could be used for delicious toast points?) The white model is even turning pink. True Apple fanboys will call this a “feature.” I think it sounds, like the song says, too darn hot. (Here are two versions of me singing that song — acoustic and electric. No reason, just felt like sharing that with you.)
The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling from nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The case about the white firefighters. The one that caused Newt Gingrich to call Sotomayor a racist (he later apologized). Reading the comments on Yahoo, I learned that Sotomayor’s cases are overturned more than 60% of the time, or less than 1% of the time. It’s actually the latter, but hey, why quibble with facts?
The LaToya Jackson scene has been cut from the movie “Bruno”. That’s probably the appropriate thing to do, but on the other hand, part of Sacha Baron Cohen’s act is that he’s completely inappropriate.
Headline from Reuters: “Investors’ cash reserves hit 23-month low.” That can’t be good.
And from the Times: “Pakistan Militant Group Scraps Truce.” That doesn’t sound good either.
Sweet mother of Abraham Lincoln. Jerry Lewis will direct a Broadway musical version of his film “The Nutty Professor”, written by Marvin Hamlisch and Rupert Holmes. Is it 1978 already?
Wow. Joe Jackson really is an oily dude. Ditto Al Sharpton. Watch this video of a press conference where Joe announces his new record company. Creepy.
“Hey Bernie Madoff! You’ve been convicted of defrauding investors out of billions of dollars. What are you going to do now?”
“Umm… I’m going to DisneyLand?”
“No, you schmuck. You’re going to jail! For 150 years!”