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


Today at Flavorpill, we read Stanley Fish’s top five sentences, including this zinger from Jonathan Swift: “Last week I saw a woman flayed, and you will hardly believe how much it altered her appearance for the worse.” We were excited to hear that The New Republic is rolling out a series of online cover stories. We discovered that it was possible to sum up a classic book or film in just four icons. We imagined a world where Marlon Brando was dating Penelope Cruz. We wanted to steal Elijah Wood’s ugly sweater — and maybe a few bunnies. We perused Fortune’s list of the 100 best companies to work for, which was topped for the second year running by software company SAS. We got a kick out of these B movie-style Doctor Who posters. We were intrigued by news of a store in Portland that’s giving customers who trade in their Kindles its worth in new or used books and zines. And finally, we watched two guys spoil 50 comedy movies in three minutes. We’re not really sure why.