The highlights of Russell Crowe‘s “60 Minutes’ interview with Steve Kroft are all here. Fascinating stuff — you can’t just watch one clip. I liked Crowe’s statement that in Australia, the phone-throwing thing would have been resolved “with an apology and a handshake.” You know…the way John Wayne would’ve handled the after-effects of a fist fight in a John Ford film.

But in the world we’re contendng with over here (and this is HE speaking, not Crowe)…a world filled with manly hotel employees who say “whatever” when a customer has a problem and then run to their attorneys looking for a cash set- tlement to help them get over the shock of their little-bitch attitude coming right back at them, things are different.