Jack Horkheimer died this week
. If you're not sure who that is, think back to some late night when a kooky guy came on PBS and exuberated about planets and stars, being sure to emphasize the number of Earths that would fit inside Jupiter or how many of our sun would fit in Betelgeuce.
As a kid, Jack Horkheimer, Star Hustler and the Vangelis theme music signaled that I was up way too late, but since i was into space, I could watch the five minute bit and then hurry off to bed. Later in life, it was the Maraschino cherry atop the sundae of rerun British Comedy. As a nerd and geek, I wondered "How can someone be that overenthusiastically dorky?
" I was laughing at him and the cheesy video editing, but cheering with him: nobody was better at celebrating what they love than Jack Horkheimer.
I'll have to write a note at the Temple at Burning Man next week in Jack's honor. If you see me sometime, ask for my impression of the show: it's eerily accurate. And until then, keep looking up! Jack Horkheimer has a website
with a very mid-90s feel
. You can watch videos from the past year