We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
It's been a week since ESPN announced Hank Williams, Jr. would no longer be performing the Monday Night Football theme song and the bearded country singer is adamant that he quit rather than get fired. The timeline of events after Williams compared President Obama to Hitler on Fox & Friends last Monday doesn't support this account. To her credit, Joy Behar presses Williams on this during an interview with him tonight, but loses her edge somewhat when she requests a Joy Behar Show-specific cover of Williams Monday Night Football theme. [Headline News]
Dick Gregory, Chris Wallace and Lucianno Pavarotti were all born on October 12, but only Gumby creator Art Clokey was honored with a birthday Google Doodle on Wednesday. As Google Doodle subjects go, Clokey is as worthy of the honor as anyone, and it's a sign of how much respect Google's animators have for him that they included not just Gumby, but also Prickle, Goo, and Pokey in the design. [YouTube via WebSonic.nl]
Will Arnett's appearance on Conan last night eschewed the requisite vague talk about the Arrested Development movie for good-natured joshing about redheads, including a joke with the punchline "taking people to the desert and shooting them." Also there was a deliberately terrible ad for O'Brien's show produced by Arnett and Jason Bateman's advertising agency. On the whole, it was a nice change of pace.[TBS]
Last year, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama appeared in two issues of the Archie comics series. This year, the series will try to top that with a four-part cameo from KISS. As crossover subjects go, KISS may no longer have the star power of Obama and Palin, but consider this: they will be solving a mystery. Palin and Obama just shared a sundae. [Comics Alliance]
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