Meanwhile . . .
The new iPod Shuffle is in stores, and is ridiculously cute (albeit it has no discernable cuddly factor). 1 gigabyte, US$79. Also from Apple, the PRODUCT (RED) iPod Nano (Apple donates $10 of the purchase price to Bono’s African AIDS charity) is now available in an 8-gigabyte model . . . days after I bought mine.
Neil Patrick Harris (‘Doogie Howser’) has informed a largely unsurprised planet that he is gay.
380 people voted on this story on Yahoo, so I gotta do it: 33-year-old Pittsburgh native John Sheehan, fresh out of prison, is likely going back Real Soon Now. He was seen near a Bay Area (California) transit station, lying naked on a tree stump indulging in auto-eroticism. Usually this is sufficient to break any parole restrictions, but Mr Sheehan had an ace up his sleeve: an awl up his rectum. No word on what Mr Sheehan was in prison for (passing bad cheeks?), but the mind boggles.