Unrequired Reading: Dec. 18, 2009

It’s been a tough couple of weeks for me, trying to get the year-end ish of my magazine together, but it’s almost all wrapped up now! Congratulate me! And enjoy this week’s dose of Unrequired Reading. Just click “more”!

What’s John Madden up to nowadays?

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Matt Zoller-Seitz explores The New Muppet Mania.

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Baseball writer Buster Olney writes a sweet column about his history with the legendary Peter Gammons.

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Pace Woody Allen, I’d like to achieve immortality by not dying.

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Ebert offers up some holiday gift ideas. (But you didn’t get me anything! Sob!)

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Eliot Spitzer’s reading list. No, there’s no joke here. Okay, fine: this isn’t on it.

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I’ll always find new ways of being uncool. . .

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. . . by listening to Julian Lennon records, for example!

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If I donated $100 million to a library, I probably wouldn’t demand it be named after me. I’d probably make them call it the Oscar Goldman Library or the Maxwell Smart Building.

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