In my academic downtime, I've been been watching a set of the episodes from this 80s-era sci-fi cyberpunk televison series. It's SO nice to be able to veg out and just have to worry about work and kids for a change.
Well, only for a couple of weeks before my summer class.
Max Headroom was a "ghost in the machine". An experiment at artificial intelligence that escaped into the computer network of a major global television network, Max would show up on the tube at unpredictable moments, making unpredictable statements which often challenged the leading network's efforts to dumb down its audiences through bland programming.
Interestingly enough, the creator of Max Headroom was recently linked to a hoax video of an alien autopsy.
Leighton ryhmes with Satan, who allegedly deep-fries kittens, linked Max to new White House spokesperson Tony Snow AND the BS-arteest who stars in those cheesy Enzyte commercials.