Flickr Found Photo Fridays: Roller Skates

Today we learned about the world’s oldest pair of roller skates, which date back to 1897. While reading the article, we found ourselves reminiscing about all the fun we used to have when we went roller skating. So we thought that it might be just as much fun to search “roller skate” for the latest edition of Flickr Found Photo Fridays. Turns out it just made us miss roller skating even more. After the jump, check out the photos that have made us want to don a halter top, short-shorts, and knee socks, and get to the nearest roller rink post haste. … Read More

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Folk Face-Off: Joni Mitchell vs. Bob Dylan

Yesterday, the folk world was rocked by Joni Mitchell. Apparently she has a giant grudge against Bob Dylan and, as Matt Diehl found out when interviewing  Mitchell for the LA Times, she does not like being compared to him. Indeed, when Diehl intimated that the two were similar because they both “changed” their names (from Roberta Joan Anderson to Joni Mitchell and Robert Zimmerman to Bob Dylan) to create a persona, Joni uttered these venom-laced words: “Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.”

plagiarist? Them’s fighting words. And although the accusation itself is startling, we found ourselves asking a different question: How long has she felt this way? We decided to do some digging to find out exactly what is going on here. … Read More

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The Impending Wizard of Oz Renaissance

When it comes to American pop culture, few things rival the collective love for L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. So for most people, news that all 14 of Baum’s Oz stories are now in the public domain is a time to rejoice. Why you ask? Because we’re about to experience a Wizard of Oz renaissance that will crush the brief Alice in Wonderland re-emergence that we just experienced. … Read More

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Testing Out The Trustworthiness of Beards

While perusing the interwebs today, we learned that there is a World Beard and Moustache Championship– and yes, their website has pictures of award-winning facial hair. This site reminded us of our post about beards during No Shave November and we decided to pay homage to another form of facial hair–the mustache. Check out the most culturally relevant mustaches after the… Read More

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Nic Cage’s Pyramid Tomb and Other WTF Purchases

We like Nicolas Cage. So much that we can’t turn a blind eye to his absurd shopaholic tendencies any longer. His most recent purchase: a nine-foot tall pyramid tomb in New Orleans. While we understand that planning your final resting place is the responsible thing to do, this news comes way too soon after we’ve all heard about Cage’s horrible financial problems. After the jump, we’ve rounded up a list of the most ridiculous purchases Nic Cage has made and sorted them from “justifiable for a rich dude” to “WTF dude?!” Enjoy. … Read More

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Flickr Found Photo Fridays: Plume

Welcome to the latest edition of Flickr Found Photo Fridays. Due to the massive volcanic ash cloud that’s covering Europe and preventing air travel, we decided to check out what the Flickr photogs had in store for us when we searched the archives using a term as versatile as “plume.” As always, what we found isn’t quite what we expected. In fact, we think this roundup might be the most eclectic yet. Check it out after the jump. … Read More

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Stephen Colbert Respects Census-Skirting Hipsters

Brooklyn residents are notorious for their collectively low Census return rate. According to the Brooklyn Eagle, only 52% of Brooklynites bothered filling out and dropping the form in the mail in 2000. But this year the borough outdid themselves — only 46% of residents returned the form by the April 1st deadline. Williamsburg’s notorious hipster population managed a 36% return rate. To be honest, we’re shocked that it’s above 20%.

Last night, Stephen Colbert tackled the topic during his Tip of the Hat/Wag of the Finger segment. We assumed that Colbert would wag his judgmental finger at the hipsters, but au contraire. Colbert said that he has a new-found respect for them because “as a demographic they are consistently not filling out Obama’s Census.” Peep the video after the jump and skip to 1:45 if you don’t want to sit through Colbert talking about the Forbes Fictional 15 and Richard Branson. … Read More

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What’s on at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we were embarrassed by how much we liked the new Hanson video, which features a cameo by Weird Al on tambourine. We objected to the idea that a colorful textile strap can replace an entire chair. We loved these illustrations of famous fashion designers as classic Disney characters, courtesy… Read More

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Super-Females in Film: A Brief History

Everyone we know is currently preoccupied with superheroes. And with the onslaught of comic book based films currently being developed and released (Iron Man 2, Thor, The Green Hornet, The Avengers, Silver Surfer), we don’t blame them. While we agree that superhero films are fun, they tend to exalt the male as hero, while the female counterparts are typically campy sidekicks, love interests, or have no powers aside from their oh-so-charming feminine wiles.

However, with this weekend’s release of Kick-Ass, we think things will be changing because of underage badass Hit-Girl (played by Chloe Moretz). Thanks to a red band trailer and Roger Ebert’s moral objection, the character is already the major draw to the film due to her intense potty mouth, seriously sassy attitude, and impressive gun slinging/knife throwing skills. But this diminutive super-heroine isn’t the first female to impress us with her film-stealing abilities. … Read More

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Flavorpill's Official Glee Drinking Game

For all of you who are not LOST watchers, we assume that you will be watching Glee‘s return to television tonight. (Huzzah!) And although we think that the show is charming and funny and can dance well even when we’re sober… we like drinking games. Besides, drinking copious amounts of alcohol makes everything more fun, right? Right. So, grab your favorite adult beverage and make sure you’re at home or somewhere where you can crash when you play Flavorpill’s Official Glee Drinking Game®. Because you will be drunker than Kurt after slinging back Chablis by the time we’re through with you. Feel free to add to our rules in the comments! … Read More

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