this week's entry is for operation mad ball (1957). the film itself is a serviceable enough service comedy, a better than average g.i. romp. i give you this trailer, however, to encourage you to watch more ernie kovacs. this only gives you a tiny glimpse of the man's sense of humor but, trust me, the cat was way ahead of his time. without him there is no laugh-in, no monty python's flying circus, no saturday night live. to this day, he is still one of the wittiest, most visually inventive and revolutionary comics i have ever seen. his demeanor, delivery and sense of the absurd were without peer in the fledgling field of television. he was truly one of a kind.