This Date in Planelopnik History:  1979

On February 26, 1979, production ended on the McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk after 26 years. First flown in 1954, a total of 2,690 copies of the small, nimble, and versatile fighter were produced. The last A-4, an A-4M, was delivered to Marine squadron VMA-331. The fighter was originally envisioned by the Douglas… » 2/26/15 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

I play in a symphony orchestra, and I can't count how many times we've backed up a soloist only to have the soloist take all the props. Certainly, they are the focus of attention, but we've been busting our ass back there to make them sound good, and many times we are ignored. That's why I appreciate Letterman's… » 2/25/15 6:03pm Wednesday 6:03pm

That's good! No, really. If you're running a fever, that means your body is doing exactly what is supposed to be doing to combat whatever is making you sick. As the parent of three young boys, letting a fever go is a hard thing to do, and the thoughts about fever have changed over the years. Your brain will not… » 2/25/15 5:18pm Wednesday 5:18pm