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Labor Day Finds Americans Staying Home, Maybe Bowling (Update1) - Bloomberg.com_1252094349062

Today at Flavorpill, we hoped that three-day weekend wasn’t as bleak as the headline above makes it sound. We argued over whether America really needs another hoodie heartthrob like Michael Cera. We wondered how long Britain’s oldest working computer takes to boot up. We wanted to buy a ray gun. We looked at 50 rather tarty American Apparel ads. We ate lunch at McDonald’s with Darth Vader. We learned what stuff Christian culture likes, including marriage between best friends and not Obama. (Which sounds a lot like “not the mama.”) We went through Neil Gaiman’s book collection and discovered that he’s directing a short silent film which will star Bill Nighy and his girlfriend, Amanda Palmer. And finally, we became T-Pain. Shorty, what you think ’bout that?