At the End of the Day: Muppets and Gaga, The Best Sports Calls and Mike Myers’ Baby

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Gaga Kermit More on that Muppets/Lady Gaga special: It’s called “Lady Gaga & the Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular,” it airs Thanksgiving night, and will feature appearances from Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, RuPaul and Kristen Bell (Tampa Bay Times)

Some proposed additions to the ESPN 30 For 30 franchise- I’d be all about a documentary on the Minnesota Vikings boat cruise incident (Complex)

 Joe Posnanski updates his list of the 32 greatest announcer calls in sports history. My favorite, of course, is #27. (NBC Sports)

 Wrestling blogger Thomas Holzerman on why pro wrestling needs a critic with the stature of Roger Ebert (The Classical)

 Parks & Recreation was created by former baseball blogger Michael Schur, and the show featured an awesome baseball shoutout in Thursday’s episode (Deadspin)

David Grossman with the greatest Benghazi tweet of all time (Twitter)

Conan O’Brien noticed that America’s local news anchors had a pretty unimaginative reaction to the birth of Mike Myers’ child (Team Coco)

 Someone spliced an episode of The Big Bang Theory into the laugh-track control scene from “Annie Hall” (Saucy Postal)

My fellow Minnesota native Alex Pareene argues against the enshrinement of The Replacements into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame (Salon)

Matt Zoller Seitz has produced video essays on each Wes Anderson film, which are somehow as enjoyable as his Anderson book  (“Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums“)

There’s a movement afoot to name a street in Brooklyn after The Notorious B.I.G., but the plan has hit some resistance (DNA Info)

We’ve all seen his penis: Catching up with the now 22-year-old baby from the Nirvana “Nevermind” cover (Live For Live Music)

I appreciated this examination of the typo in “American Psycho”‘s business card comparison scene, although it’s a tad of a stretch to call it “one of the most important scenes in cinematic history.” (Buzzfeed)

The St. Louis Cardinals fan video “The Chase is On,” by Akoostik Sessions, features what may be the worst song in history (YouTube)

 Why “the Internet owes its sense of humor” to Bob Odenkirk (Wired)

 Bayside vs. Valley, and other great fictional high school rivalries (AV Club)

 Life imitates the plot of “Armagaddon,” as the government has actual plans to use nuclear weapons to blow up asteroids (The Atlantic)

If you’re familiar with both baseball and photographer Terry Richardson, this is very funny (The Classical)


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