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

Today at Flavorpill, we wondered how this clip of Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, and Weird Al covering The Beatles’ “Come Together” on New Year’s Eve in a restaurant on Maui came to be. We started speculating about what Apple might be planning to announce at a media event in New York later this month. We were happy to hear that Aretha Franklin is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Willie Wilkerson. We experienced a year’s worth of backpacking around the world in just five minutes. We wished that we’d had this awesome Lego machine when we were kids. We were impressed by Michael Chrisman’s timpelapse pinhole photo of Toronto — an image that he spent an entire year capturing. We were surprised by how well The Lion King mashes up with The Dark Knight Rises trailer and Van Gogh’s Starry Night goes with the Bat signal. We found out how 30 Rock plans on addressing the death of Kim Jong-Il in the coming season. We got a shot-by-shot look at all of the old adventure movies that the opening scenes of Raiders of the Lost Ark borrows so heavily from. And finally, we were thrilled to see that first episode of the second season of Portlandia — which officially premieres on IFC this Friday — has already landed online. We’ve missed Toni and Candace so much!

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