A bit morose but I love the idea of:
1. CEO, knowing the earnings, announces he's going on medical sabbatical
2. Market open and stock drops 20 billion in value as investors everywhere believe the only reason Apple is great because of the CEO
3. Earning report comes in at $1.04 above what the street expected (Reuters/Standard Poor)
4. After hours trading has AAPL up 4%
5. The Modern Day PT Barnum --> Steve Jobs smirking as he looks at his doctors.