Today at Flavorpill, we wished Marilyn Monroe a happy birthday — she’d be 85 if she was still alive today. We felt conflicted by the news that Gwyneth Paltrow has joined Twitter, but the same part of us that subscribes to GOOP decided that we must follow her anyway. We longed for the day when everyone gets to wear a jetpack just like the Rocketeer. We discovered that Ke$ha wears a necklace that’s made of her mom’s placenta to help improve her psychic abilities. We listened to Kid Cudi’s first rock song, “Perfect Is the Word.” We tried to imagine how exactly Lionsgate plans to divide The Hunger Games trilogy up into four films. We briefly entertained some unpleasant thoughts about Roald Dahl. We weren’t surprised by VIDA’s findings on the gender imbalance of the Best American anthologies in poetry, fiction, and essays — but hopefully seeing it presented in a handy pie chart will help encourage change. We found out why Courtney Love hates Jezebel. And finally, after coming across this photo of the world’s first amphibious ice cream van sailing along the Thames, we were insanely jealous of all Londoners.
Written by Caroline Stanley