Today at Flavorpill, we celebrated some not-so-famous firsts of the Civil Rights Movement. We listened to a looped version of Natalie Portman’s awkward Golden Globes acceptance speech giggle. We wondered if whiskey in a can is the new Four Loko. We were impressed by Yang Yongliang’s crazy “cigarette ash” cityscape — which is actually a collage made using black and white photographs. We discovered a good reason to listen to Ke$ha: a remix of “Sleazy” by Andre 3000. We lusted after the Fuzzy Wuzzy, a felt camera case that looks just like a little camera. We were underwhelmed by the first trailer for Scream 4. We schooled ourselves on the confusing web of relationships between the characters in the X-Men comic books thanks to this handy infographic. We were impressed (and yet horrified) that some guy took two years to build a replica of Minas Tirith out of matchsticks. We took a tour of the exterior of Mark Zuckerberg’s new security camera-studded house. And finally, we were inspired by this mugshot of Martin Luther King, Jr., which was taken following his arrest at the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He was only 27 years old at the time.
Written by Caroline Stanley