Today at Flavorpill, we learned that Japan has a cat curfew. We loved these stylish animals wearing scarves. We thought an Animal House musical didn’t sound like a terrible idea. We smiled at Rémi Gaillard’s elevator prank. We wondered why it took so long for Indiana Jones to lose his tenure at Marshall College. We thought Amber Tamblyn’s “awareness raps” were oddly entertaining. We said goodbye to Star Wars illustrator Ralph McQuarrie. We listened to Big Brother and the Holding Company and Janis Joplin live at the Carousel Ballroom in 1968. We got warm fuzzies reading about the 29 happiest cities in the U.S. We felt our heads almost explode with glee after hearing this mashup of The Smiths and Super Mario Bros. We watched the Community PaleyFest panel and wondered if a fourth season was truly possible. We discovered why parting with chocolate was such sweet sorrow. We were fascinated by this three-minute short about how the iconic “Keep Calm and Carry On” WW2 propaganda poster was discovered and distributed. And finally, we (sadly) weren’t shocked to learn that Facebook’s new timeline will negatively affect bands and their landing pages. The news especially stinks for indie artists and mini-labels.
Written by Alison Nastasi