Today at Flavorpill, we couldn’t decide which we wanted more: a crazy octopus chair or a Stephen Colbert sofa. We learned four reasons why zombies will overtake vampires in 2011. We bookmarked Full Stop, a new website that’s “committed to an earnest, expansive, and rigorous discussion of literature and literary culture.” We wondered what Richard Simmons was doing hanging out in this tree. We discovered that the original name for softball was “kitten ball,” and that volleyball was once known as “Mintonette,” thanks to our friends at Mental Floss. We were amused by one 31-year-old man’s angst-ridden love for Conor Oberst. We swooned a little over this hilarious but sweet speech Bill Murray gave about Sofia Coppola at the National Board of Review Awards last night. We just said no to this Simpsons porn parody. And finally, we were sad to hear that Showtime had passed on The Kennedys miniseries — but probably not as sad as Katie Holmes and Greg Kinnear are.
Written by Caroline Stanley