Good Morning, First Monday of Summer
+ Apple to staff Best Buy? The electronics giant has a lot of things going for it -- decent prices, good selection, excellent extended warranties -- so imagine if the computer sales staff was trained and managed by Apple?
If it's anything as good as the Genius Bar at the Grove's Mac store, it could run Circuit City right out of town.
+ The LA Times are in Greenland covering global warming and the effects on the ice cap: "The amount of freshwater ice dumped into the Atlantic Ocean has almost tripled in a decade."
Maybe that's the reason all the hippies in Environmental Studies classes were always getting baked -- nature's sad.
+ One of Charlie Chaplin's hat-and-cane sets was auctioned off yesterday at Bonhams and Butterfields for $140,000, reports the BBC. A diary inscribed by John Lennon "To Michael, with love. John, Yoko, Sean. Xmas 78." got $9,560. The saxamophone played by Bill Clinton during his inaugural ball performance in '93 only pulled in $7,800.
+ Adam Sandler of Malibu is this week's box office champ. His new dark comedy "Click" earned a cool $40 million over the weekend, making it his third movie in a row that's opened with at least a $40 million take. In second place was "Cars" with $22.5 million, and hanging into the top three is señor Nacho Libre with $12.1 million. "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," was fifth with a measley $9.2 million. Jennifer Aniston's "The Break-Up"
only made $6.1 million, but to date the film, co-starring Vince Vaughn, has earned $103.7 million.
It appears, with the "The Da Vinci Code" and "X-Men: The Last Stand" going over $200 mil this year, and the strong showings by "The Break-Up" and now "Click", that not only are movie-going crowds back, but that good things may be in store for those snakes on that motha-effin plane.