Today at Flavorpill, we met some of the smartest musicians in rock ‘n’ roll history. We learned what inspired Clint Eastwood to yell at a chair. We decided that death metal scares a lot less when it’s being sung by a little girl who’s wearing fairy wings. We watched one video that summarized all of the Harry Potter movies in just 13 minutes and another that covered the entire Criterion collection in just two and a half minutes. We saw the battle between Shepard Fairey and the Associated Press finally came to a close. We checked out some great new music from Flavorpill SXSW 2012 showcase band Javelin. We took in some breathtaking views from the 103rd floor of One World Trade Center. We got a rare glimpse at a few of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings. We freaked out over a new animated short from CollegeHumor that re-envisions The Wire as a retro 16-bit RPG video game. We listened to some songs that Junot Diaz picked out for us. We read the 1968 Playboy Club Bunny Manual from cover to cover. We discovered the world’s oldest message in a bottle. And finally, we were kind of embarrassed by how happy today’s Google Doodle homage to Star Trek made us feel. But seriously, how cool is that?
Written by Caroline Stanley