Sep 1, 2008
Entertainment: Hollywood does it again, with the inverse relationship between entertainment and economy — if the economy slumps, movie ticket profit soars — Hollywood has made $4.2 billion from May to Labor Day. Interesting to note that the big box-office sellers were super-hero movies like “The Incredible Hulk”, “Batman”, “Hancock”, and “Iron man”. Who knew that some adventure action movies would be the big box office hits?
Humorous: Talk about your ultimate typos, The Bloomberg News accidentally released an obituary of Steve Jobs, despite the fact that he is still very much alive to this day. The multiple-paged obit, apparently “hold for release”, got out of the bag and wasn’t held. You can view it here. And here is actually a list of the embarrassing history of many untimely obituaries of the past, some of the most astonishing are Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and Mark Twain on two accounts! The painter, James Whistler, read his accidentally published premature obituary and said it actually made him feel better: “”tender glow of health”!
Weather: While, hurricane Gustav’s 45 mph winds caused 2 million people to evacuate Louisiana’s coast, the local resident’s there were more-or-less prepared after the hard-learned lessons from Katrina in 2005.