It was a day of firsts here at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas as -- for the first time ever -- a "reporter" fell fast asleep in a press conference I was hosting. The "reporter," an elderly man sitting near the front row, began dozing shortly after the press conference began. Within ten minutes, he was snoring loudly. "Sheesh," I whispered to one of my colleagues, "Isn't someone double-checking credentials at the door ... how could they let Sleeping Beauty over there in?!?" "That's nothing," said my colleague, "Look behind you." Sure enough, several rows behind me was a Rather Rotund Gentleman with a Large Parrot on his shoulder. Every so often, the Parrot would squawk, shift position from one shoulder to the other and glare in my direction. After the press conference was over, the man with the Parrot walked right up on stage and began asking a lot of detailed questions about the future of home entertainment. To be honest, I was tempted to have him removed from the event, but I didn't want to ruffle any feathers ...!