One of my favorite stories about the earworm was addressed by Robert McCloskey in 1951 in the book "More Homer Price"- the specific story is "Pie and Punch and You-Know-Whats"- where a mysterious stranger with peculiar behavior visits the Diner, installs a mysterious record in Uncle Ulysses' new jukebox, then leaves,… » 7/31/14 8:33am Yesterday 8:33am

And don't forget "Eight Legged Freaks", which ranks highly as a comedic SF/horror film... if for no other reason than it absolutely does not take itself seriously (tongues firmly in cheek), even though the characters do, which is what makes it work. It was terrific and fun. :) » 7/30/14 11:23am Wednesday 11:23am

I've seen a couple of grilled cheese sandwich "restaurants" (other than The Melt). $5 is ridiculous for a grilled cheese sandwich, to be honest. But the competing franchises also load toppings and specialty-recipes onto the grilled cheese formula to justify higher prices, I suppose. Kids drag their parents to these… » 7/29/14 7:47pm Tuesday 7:47pm

Speaking of things that don't melt, I kind of wish Hershey's would put the "Desert Bar" back into full production for public consumption on an on-going basis. It was good chocolate that did NOT melt in your hands, being designed for military tropical/desert conditions, and was sold briefly after Desert Storm wrapped… » 7/29/14 8:57am Tuesday 8:57am

I think acceptance of Capaldi will directly depend on when you came into Dr. Who- if you came in at or around 1-4 (notably 1) you'll understand the gravitas and firmness this incarnation will likely have. The first Doctor was no-nonsense and rarely fooled around; he could be amusing and take or make a joke, but when… » 7/28/14 6:31am Monday 6:31am