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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we stood by powerless as Lady Gaga decapitated our respective childhoods with her My Little Pony heads necklace. We followed along as Slate’s Chris Wilson attempted to solve the real mystery lurking in the chapel where Dan Brown set The Da Vinci Code. We discovered what typography has to do with cross-cultural understanding and linguistic minimalism. We met the very funny Al Madrigal, The Daily Show’s newest contributor, and some of the composers behind our all-time favorite TV theme songs. We decided that we find the locations and set design for X-Men: First Class way more exciting than the promos for the film itself — Emma Frost is so lucky! We liked these alternative posters for The Royal Tenenbaums. We read a short history of lady pirates. We enjoyed Cracked’s roundup of the five craziest buildings ever proposed with a straight face. And finally we were shocked on a few different levels to hear that Mel Gibson got a 10-minute standing ovation at Cannes for his performance in The Beaver. Aren’t you?

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