Today at Flavorpill, we tried to imagine L.A. without the Hollywood sign. We were blown away by this aerial photo from 9/11. We read some of the short, happy fiction of John Hughes. We geeked out over the Oscars of Type. We decided that we’re willing to brave Times Square to peep the Ice Heart installation. (We also discovered that hearts can actually break. Who knew?) We read about eating beef “pizzle” — and yes, that’s exactly what you think it is. We wondered who Gary Mashall will cast as the leads in a Laverne and Shirley remake. Miley and Taylor? And finally, we chortled our way through a parody version of Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome that would have made our high school English teachers livid. Amazing.