Today at Flavorpill, we couldn’t contain our excitement over Community’s upcoming Pulp Fiction-inspired episode — particularly the thought of Shirley as Jules. We were happy to hear that Stephen Colbert’s portrait (which featured “embellishments” by Steve Martin, Frank Stella, Shepard Fairey, and Andres Serrano) had sold at auction for $26,000, with all of the proceeds going to benefit DonorsChoose. We wished that someone would save the Long Island mansion that inspired The Great Gatsby before it’s destroyed to make way for new developments. We got a peek at some footage of Le Tigre playing “Deceptacon” from Kerthy Fix’s forthcoming film, Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour. We saw way too much of Waka Flocka Flame thanks to his scandalous new PETA ad. We took an honest look at our Twitter page, or rather all of the things on Twitter that are driving us insane. We were horrified that Troll dolls, among other children’s toys, have gotten a sexy, modern makeover. We stumbled upon Nicki Minaj’s surprisingly tame yearbook photo. We marked our calendars for September, when a posthumous book from the beloved Shel Silverstein is due to hit shelves. And finally, we read a line-by-line breakdown of David Foster Wallace’s “Backbone” edits — or rather, we vowed to do so as soon as we can find the time/focus.
Written by Caroline Stanley