I am a regular viewer of Charlie Rose. His stately manner and deep sourcing always provide insight and entertainment. I was quite surprised earlier this week when I tuned in and found Mr. Rose appearing to be fresh from a run-in with the Van Buren Boys. I was very curious how he got the shiner, but didn’t bother to look it up. Today, the answer found me.

Charlie Rose + Macbook Air = One hell of a shiner.

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Charlie Rose + Macbook Air = One hell of a shiner.

Evidently, he bit the dust after stepping in a pothole while walking home with his Macbook Air. Charlie is a gadget-head and opted to protect his new toy rather than his face. Regardless of your views of the Air, you must respect the effort. According to his producers,

The Macbook Air is fine, he showed us the blood stains on it this morning.