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


Today at Flavorpill, we were tickled by these photos of women’s basketball teams from the early 1900s — particularly the long skirts. We found it adorable that cartoonist/dad Mark Anderson spent nearly two years recreating the alphabet for his kids using LEGO spaceships. We tried (and failed!) to solve this movie-related brain teaser. We discovered that The Steely Dan Infographic Project (“In which we create a chart, diagram, graph or other visual aid inspired by each and every Steely Dan song.”) actually exists. We checked out the cover of Mindy Kaling’s forthcoming book of humorous essays, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), which will be published by Random House in November. We took a 4-minute video journey through the entire Appalachian Trail. We were surprised to hear that Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon is reportedly in talks to re-write Magic Kingdom, Disney’s film about the amusement park coming to life at night, Night at the Museum-style. We were duly impressed by the Vatican Museum’s virtual-reality interactive 360° panorama of the Sistine Chapel. And finally, we wished that these hilarious mock ads for the Smithsonian — a student project by Jenny Burrows and Matt Kappler — were the real thing.