Friday Fun Link: Damn Interesting takes us back to November 22, 1987, when a clandestine broadcaster in a Max Headroom mask broke into two TV shows in Chicago: a sports report on WGN and a Doctor Who rerun on public television. During the latter he uttered various profundities ("Catch the wave," "I stole CBS," "He's a freaky nerd!") before pulling his pants down and allowing a confederate to spank him with a flyswatter.
See the footage here. See a newscast about the incidents here. Remind yourself who Max Headroom was here. Relive the low point in the history of Doonesbury, a Headroom/Reagan mash-up called Ron Headrest, here.
The Doctor Who serial was called The Horror of Fang Rock. Earlier this month BBC radio transmitted a new Doctor Who story called The Horror of Glam Rock.