Today at Flavorpill, we found out how to respond to Frank Ocean haters. We remembered great quotes from the film Point Break. We thought Gotye shark à la Shark Week was well played, and we admitted this sometimes happens when that song is on. We watched The Onion’s reality parody, Sex House. We couldn’t believe it’s been 50 years since the Rolling Stones first played together. We loved this list of writers who did a little acting on the big screen. We watched Bruce Lee’s auditions for The Green Hornet. We listened to an African music mix from the tUnE-yArds’ Merrill Garbus. We imaged what Ikea’s furnishings would look like in the VIP lounge at Charles de Gaulle Airport. We promised to read all 88 books that shaped America. We winced at the stuff fast food workers recommended people not eat. And finally, we discovered that old records are outselling new ones for the first time ever. The top-selling catalog records of the year so far include Guns N’ Roses’ Greatest Hits and four records by Whitney Houston.
Written by Alison Nastasi