Thursday, February 13, 2014


RIP to Shirley Temple Black, passed on at 85. There’s something rather superb about the quintessential pop-culture child living to such a ripe old age. RIP also to the genuinely freakin’ hilarious Sid Caesar, passed on at 91.

This is quite probably the most awesome piece of TV sports journalism I’ve ever seen.

This week The Wife, The Kid and I have been geeking out pretty happily to the Winter Olympics from Sochi. In honor of—and with wishes of a speedy recovery too—poor Bob Costas, sidelined from his Olympic hosting duties by an icky-looking eye infection…

Monster-of-the-Week: …let’s give the nod to the title character from 1958 British shocker The Crawling Eye

…or, as it was known in Britain, The Trollenberg Terror. Youtube offers a taste of this epic, or the whole thing.

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