​The ALF Christmas Special may be the root of all holiday depression

I recently learned that suicide rates don't peak during the holidays, but in the spring. This was a surprise to me for two reasons — 1) I presumed the bleakness of winter combined with the inevitable disappointment that accompanies any major joyous event would be the most major inspiration for people to… » 12/20/13 8:11am 12/20/13 8:11am

Without a doubt, this is the greatest '80s German love song about ALF…

Yes. The cat-eating alien from the planet Melmac. Titular star of the '80s NBC sitcom. That ALF. Apparently, ALF was so big in Germany that the person who dubbed the voice of ALF over there, Tommi Piper, was able to record a touching love song titled "Hallo ALF, Heir Ist Rhonda" in 1989, which he sang as ALF, and… » 1/16/13 4:30pm 1/16/13 4:30pm

Vote for the greatest non-human president of the United States

With every passing election year, the statistical likelihood increases that we'll elect a U.S. president who's really a robot, or an alien. Or maybe a charismatic plant, grown in some kind of tank. How will you recognize a non-human candidate for president when one comes along? And more importantly, which non-human… » 2/22/12 8:00am 2/22/12 8:00am

What NBC Shows Should Be Revamped By Battlestar, Bionic Producer?

With the news that Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman producer David Eick will be revamping yet another NBC/Universal property as part of his new deal with the peacock network comes the expected flurry of expectation. Just what old TV show will be the next to feel the grim and gritty grip of Eick's clammy… » 4/21/08 7:30am 4/21/08 7:30am