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Bloomberg News Decides To Kill Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs totally got fudged in the buns by Bloomberg News yesterday, who accidentally posted his obit TK years ahead of schedule. “Whoopsie! Sorry we said you died!” All major media outlets write obits for famous people in advance, just to be on the ball the moment someone cops it. Accidentally printing SteJo’s death (I just syncopated his name “tabloid-style”) is kind of a boo-boo because that kind of thing could actually affect global stock markets, as opposed to say, Paula Abdul, whose accidental obit repercussions would be localized to the pharmaceutical industry at best.

I hope he’s alive and well, especially so he can see my re-rating of the 3G iPhone today on AOTS.

What would your obit for Steve say?

Image: Chris Hardwick/Nerdist

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  1. Idalee says:

    TYVM you’ve solved all my porlembs

  2. The Nerdist says:

    Thanks! I drew the Steve.

  3. Amanda says:

    My obit:
    “Steve Jobs, Chris Hardwick will miss you something fierce.”

    Seriously, have you noticed how many times you’ve said his name on AOTS while hosting the show? I think you’ve literally said it at least once in every episode I’ve seen. By the way, great job, I love watching you and Alison on the show.

    Kudos to whoever drew the cartoon!

  4. Jay says:

    First off, thank you very much taking the time to respond.
    Is there any chance that you might be playing in Ottawa or at the Just For laughs festival?

    As for the your show with the Conchords…I regret not being able to attend…at that time I hadn’t heard of either bands

    I wish you luck in Vancouver…I would gladly go but it’s at the other side of the country(which would make it easier just to go down to the states to see you guys live)

  5. The Nerdist says:

    Jay: Actually, the last time we played Canada it was with the Conchords…Vancouver ’05. It looks like HnP will be back Sept. 19th-21st for the Vancouver Comedy Festival.

  6. Jay says:

    Completly off-topic but I wanted to know if HArd ‘n Phirm had any plans of playing in Canada. In a perfect world you guys and the Conchords could get together for a tour of unholy awesomeness..
    Your guys’ stuff is great..keep it up

  7. Doomguy13 says:

    My Steve Jobs Obit would say this:


    That would be it.

  8. chrisallen says:

    bloomberg put the “bitch” in obituary didn’t they….

    “Steve Jobs is survived by his wife, kids, and millions of Apple fanboys who bought every single product he ever designed just to feel that much closer to genius.

    He currently resides with Elvis, Bigfoot and Santa Claus in a galaxy far, far away.”