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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, Ben Franklin taught us a lot of new phrases that mean “drunk,” including “Has Taken Hippocrates grand Elixir.” We checked out the best data visualizations projects of 2010. We downloaded Kanye West’s new sexual innuendo-laden Christmas song. We learned that AMC has picked up a new show called Hell on Wheels that’s about the construction of the first Transcontinental Railroad — which sounds less exciting than zombies or ad men, but we’ll give it a chance. We lusted after this Clark Griswold charm necklace. We got some good shopping ideas from Jezebel’s gift guide for pop culture junkies. We watched Glenn Close transform herself into a pretty convincing man for her new movie Albert Nobbs. We considered turning our old NES console into a guitar. We read as Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, who is currently being honored with a retrospective at the MoMA, dissected ten of the key scenes in his filmography. And finally, we were rather shocked by the lack of clothes — other than sneakers! — in Marc Jacobs’ provocative new skin cancer awareness campaign.

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