Last week’s installment of Game of Thrones capped off its cliffhanger ending with a rollicking Hold Steady cover of “The Bear and the Maiden Fair,” the medieval drinking song debuted earlier in the episode. The track, along with its Season 2 predecessor “The Rains of Castamere,” was a reminder that while film traditionally gets the lion’s share of… Read More
The Lonely Island
Today at Flavorpill, we went bird-watching with Birders: The Central Park Effect. We practiced 50 pickup lines for the farmer’s market. We explored the top 10 Madonna controversies. We booked flights for 10 airlines that serve free alcohol. We jumped for this super cute marriage proposal. We read a… Read More
This past weekend, Jorma Taccone, Justin Bieber and Andy Samberg were amongst those celebrating Saturday Night Live’s 100th digital short in a new video featuring nods to the show’s best-of skits. The Lonely Island crew taught Bieber how to celebrate the occasion — and it’s as lewd as you’re thinking — while celebs like Natalie Portman made cameos, reprising their famous Digital Shorts’ characters. Never one to miss a celebration — particularly when it comes to one of the most reliable laughs on the long-running comedy series — we wanted to rank a few of the best SNL Digital Shorts of all-time. It was a supremely difficult task, but we left you plenty of room to drop your faves in the comments section. Head past the break — where we chat about male genitalia far more than you did today — to take a look (including brand new #100). … Read More
Daytime soap operas have been on the decline recently — there hasn’t been a new one since 1999, and several famous ones that had been running for decades have been canceled. Meanwhile, primetime soap-like dramas like The O.C., Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s Anatomy occasionally get a chance to flourish, but they don’t get quite as ridiculous for our liking as the old-school daytime stuff. Sure, people get impaled by icicles and murdered by tornadoes or whatever, but where’s the melodramatic acting? The demonic possession?
In honor of this dying genre, we’ve rounded up a bunch of great viral videos and TV clips that parody the heyday of nonsensical soap operas. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite, and clue us in if we missed any. … Read More
SOPA Blackout Day is in full swing, with Wikipedia, Reddit, BoingBoing, and other Internet giants blacking out entirely and thousands of other sites — including Flavorpill — creatively demonstrating their solidarity. (We hope you agree that censor bars aren’t a great look for us.) There’s also been something of a backlash against the online outpouring of opposition to SOPA and its Senate counterpart PIPA, from the usual suspects in Washington as well as groups like the MPAA, who sent this nasty note about the protests.
But not everyone in the entertainment industry supports SOPA. Stop the Wall, a site that you can also use to make a quick and easy phone call to your senator about the legislation, has posted an open letter to Washington from a group of artists that includes Aziz Ansari, Trent Reznor, The Lonely Island, MGMT, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Troma honcho Lloyd Kaufman, and many others. “As creative professionals, we experience copyright infringement on a very personal level,” they write, but they don’t support SOPA because they “have benefited immensely from a free and open Internet.” Read the full letter after the jump, and then, if you haven’t already, get on the phone with your representatives to add your voice to the anti-SOPA chorus. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we decided that these have got to be the most hardcore holiday decorations that we’ve ever seen. We heard that NYU will be offering a course on Occupy Wall Street next semester. We wished that Will Ferrell would make a free commercial for us. We learned… Read More
The story behind an album cover is almost as good as the story on the cover itself. Here at Flavorpill, we’ve got a mild fascination with the album art that didn’t make the cut, whether it was rejected by the record label, by the artists themselves, or a fluke released by the band to make us laugh. If you ask us, sometimes the one that wasn’t chosen is even better than the official version, and that only adds to the mysterious allure of the covers that could have been. After the jump, check out seven of our favorite vulgar, funny, and creative rejects, and be sure to throw your contributions of lovable losers in the comments. … Read More
Last night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon not only brought us Stephen Colbert singing ‘Friday’ with all his heart, but it also was the vehicle for the premiere of The Lonely Island‘s new single “We’re Back.” It seems that, true to title, the hilarious purveyors of boat and box related humor are in fact “back” with a new satirical rap-heavy single from their upcoming album Turtleneck & Chain, which drops May 10th. Click through to watch the brand new video for “We’re Back” and let us know what you think in the comments! … Read More
Yesterday we posted about the biggest instructional dance crazes of the 2000s, and now we just have to add one more. John Waters himself presents: The Creep! This one is pretty universal, since we’ve all dealt with some creepers in our day. All you do is dress up like a sketchy nerd with a pencil moustache and then dinosaur arm your way into women. Or, as they say it, “let your arms flop ’round like a marionette / pop your knees up and down / and chicken your neck.” Or if you’re Nicki Minaj, just sneak into a boys locker room and see if they feel weird about it. See Nicki Minaj and The Lonely Island perform the creepiest dance craze we’ve ever seen after the jump. And don’t forget to smile… … Read More