Today at Flavorpill, we were incredibly sad to hear that Captain Beefheart has died at the age of 69. We found out that Jim Carrey will host the first Saturday Night Live of 2011. We came across the year’s most baffling top albums infographic. We discovered that watching Fox News actually makes you dumber. We concurred with Garfield’s non-take on Lasagnagate. We read a sentence from Gwyneth Paltrow’s forthcoming cookbook. We were depressed by the practicality in these kids’ letters to Santa. We saw what happens when Christmas decorations go too far. We loved this slideshow of photos of a pre-Dude Jeff Bridges. We crushed even harder on Kathleen Hanna after we heard her tell the story behind “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” And finally, we wished that we lived in London, where Elisabeth Moss and Keira Knightley are starring in a West End revival of The Children’s Hour.