It was on this day in 1954 that one of the most important monster movies most people have never heard of was released: "Them!" (note the exclamation mark in the title) featured giant irradiated ants, James Arness, the Wilhelm Scream, Fess Parker, Leonard Nimoy and more! Plus: science has determined how to give the perfect hug, so start practicing.
In space, no one can hear you scream... but they can watch you eat maple syrup. On this edition of OffMessage, Isaac Hayes, action hero; what to do at Wal-Mart for 41 hours; the most influential cat in British politics; and music from that "Where's the Beef" lady.