It’s year’s end, which means we’re doing a lot of roundups of our cultural touchstones from 2012. But not all roundups have to be of the things we liked, right? Enter American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis, whose Twitter feed, as much as we hate to admit it, definitely ranked on our cultural radar this year. To be honest, a lot of what he says is truly hilarious, he recommends good books (he’s been on about Skippy Dies recently, which we also loved), and we actually find his insistence that Magic Mike was the best movie of 2012 kind of refreshing. But at this point, he’s much more famous for the pretty awful things he says than he is for the clever ones. And he can be an enormous jerk. Remember when he said bullying victims should “man up“? Or how about the time he compared watching Glee to stepping into a puddle of HIV? Or the time he celebrated J.D. Salinger’s death? Well, he’s only stepped up his game this year. After the jump, we present BEE’s most offensive, most left-field, and flat-out worst tweets of 2012. Feel free to argue with us in the comments. … Read More
1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced that their 15th studio album, Push the Sky Away — purportedly the most “subtly beautiful” of their releases to-date — is due out on February 18th in the UK. Check out the album art, tracklist, and a trailer over on
Today at Flavorpill, we practiced the art of the out of office email. We found out how many balloons it would take to lift our apartments into the air. We wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving, Twin Peaks-style, and then we imagined a Breaking Bad Thanksgiving. We watched … Read More
The porn parody is a genre that knows no bounds. Among the thousands of flicks that fit this description are a dirty Sarah Palin movie, a pornographic version of The Dark Knight, and even — sorry, Charles Dickens — A Tale of Two Titties. For some reason, porn directors are particularly excited about television, mocking up everything from Jersey Shore to 30 Rock. And yet, despite knowing this, we still manage to be perplexed by the trailer that’s currently circulating for Breaking Bad XXX. This version takes place after California bans pornography (as if) and finds a not-at-all-convincing Walter White embarking on a sexually explicit quest to save the adult film industry. No meth is involved — which, if you ask us, is a major missed opportunity — although we do, curiously enough, get the somber scene where Walt finds out he has cancer. Also, Jesse is a hot former student named “Jessie” and there appears to be a Ron Jeremy cameo. Click through to watch the nudity-free trailer and marvel at the absurdity of it all. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we mourned the loss of Nyan Cat. We were thrilled to learn that Mythbusters is doing a Breaking Bad-themed episode with Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan. We fielded some calls from President Obama. We met a few independent video stores that are still managing… Read More
The fine folks at iam8bit in Los Angeles are hosting a dual exhibition that opens this Friday, October 26, and it should put you in the Halloween spirit. Do you want to see the likes of Mr. T and the cast of Breaking Bad as tiny cartoon skeletons? Of course you do. Artist Señor Chips creates Day of the Dead-style dioramas, remixing pop culture’s greatest as undead characters in weird, miniature worlds.
Meanwhile, designer and illustrator evAnimal will be enjoying his first solo exhibition on the same evening, Fast Cars, Bad Broads, Rugged Men. His detailed pieces are first drawn, then transferred to natural wood panels, allowing the grain to show through the fine linework. Violent, memorable, and amazing scenes from cinema populate his portfolio. Check out a preview of the exhibition past the break, then head to iam8bit’s website for more information, or just to make your eyeballs happy. … Read More
Halloween is almost here, folks! Have you decided on a costume? If not, stay tuned — we have some great pop-culture inspiration after the jump, courtesy of some cute little ones in some clever little ensembles. If you were a Flavorwire frequenter around this time last year, you may have stumbled upon our first collection of kids’ Halloween costumes that they’re too young to understand. Lucky for us, in the 12 months since then, the Internet has produced even more photos of tiny tykes dressed in costumes that were clearly chosen for them by oh-so-amused adults. Are you ready? Click through for some miniature mad men and meth cooks, and hit the comments to let us know what you… Read More
Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we have done for the past two Octobers, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.
For 2012′s first installment, we visit the world of television, where the horror genre is having quite a moment. You may have cringed at the news, earlier this month, that Target was offering an American Horror Story-inspired bondage costume. But we can do much better than that. We’ll show you how to transform yourself into some of the year’s most memorable characters and outfits, from Community to Game of Thrones, after the jump. … Read More
1. In case you missed Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan on The Colbert Report last night, here’s the interview. While he refuses to reveal to Colbert how the show will end, their “meth off” alone makes this clip a must-see.
2. Apparently Julian Fellowes is thinking about doing a Downton Abbey prequel… Read More
When people hate on a TV character we love, it’s hard not to take it personally. At the same time, we’ve been swayed from the haters’ side on many occasions. For instance, we wrote off New Girl after the mere sight of the “adorkable” tagline, until a sworn fan urged us to give it a shot. We tuned in and were delighted to learn that the show — and Deschanel’s Jess Day — were nothing like what we expected. With Season 2 premiering tonight, we couldn’t help but think how it was just last year that we were rolling our eyes without even giving the girl a shot. So we’ve gathered a few thoughts in defense of Jess, as well as a few other TV characters who tend to receive a lot of flack, but who we believe to be pretty great. … Read More