I had a chance to see the Steve Irwin memorial service from earlier today. Just a couple of observations on it – first, it’s interesting that someone remembered to bring a hat for the PM, yet most of the crowd didn’t remember to bring one. Second, how many Aussies had ever heard of Kelly Ripa before today? (In all fairness, how many non-Aussies, myself included, had ever heard of John Williamson before?) Last, it was (to me at least) a definite made-for-TV event. I don’t think that it was that bad of an idea to do it that way at all; considering that it was the medium that made him a household name throughout most of the world.
I got a boxful of DVDs the other day (about 40 or so, at the cost of $0); it’s an interesting mix of various genres – from Short Circuit to XXX and even American Pie Presents Band Camp. One day soon I’ll watch some of them.
And lastly 2 snippets –
1. Knifey has a new piece up on his blog
2. For some reason, Yahoo doesn’t let viewers in the US view certain videos from 7; fortunately the one about the new yacht Gotta Love It Seven is permitted for airing here…