Today at Flavorpill, we fell in love with these minimalist avatars of some of fictional history’s greatest good-natured robots. We read a series of emails detailing Julian Assange’s stalkery courtship of a teenager in his pre-Wikileaks days. We felt less threatened about our future job security thanks to the news that half as many teens currently operate their own blog now as compared to 2006. We enjoyed The Observer‘s list of the 9 most off-brand Christmas movies ever. We were scandalized by the sexism, racism, and general awfulness in these 48 advertisements from the good old days. We watched 10 celebrities confront their Saturday Night Live doppelgangers. We wanted to snag one of these Pantone iPhone cases, but couldn’t decide on which color. We learned some surprising things about Home Alone on the movie’s 20th anniversary — including the fact that Robert De Niro was originally offered Joe Pesci’s role. We found out what it would look like if Chris Brown and Rihanna were one person. And finally, we spent way too long getting lost in these old photos of New York City, courtesy of The Museum of the City of New York.