Today at Flavorpill, we were struck by how white and male the 2009 Oscar nominees look when you put them all in one photograph. (Also, if you care about such things, they’ve released a photo of a model of the Oscars set. Glitzy!) We wished that we were wearing this Polaroid scarf. We listened to present day Courtney Love do her best old school Courtney Love. We were jealous of Akon’s early retirement courtesy of one Lady Gaga. We bought our tickets to see Animal Collective’s site-specific performance piece with artist Danny Perez at the Guggenheim. We contemplated the extremely ’90s cover art for MGMT’s latest, Congratulations. We pined for our chewed up old Star Wars action figures. And finally, we watched the trailer for The Ride — VICE’s take on the modern American cowboy. It screens at this year’s SXSW festival.