Today at Flavorpill, we found out what Anderson Cooper looked like as a little kid thanks to this footage of him wearing a purple wig on a game show. We fell in love with the latest mural from Blu. We were excited to learn that the Library of Congress had launched National Jukebox, which allows you to listen to 10,000 rare historic sound recordings. We chuckled over this post-grad hipster’s guide to inhabitable US cities from our friends at The Rumpus. We were impressed by Rembert Browne, who compiled everything you need to know about 2011’s summer music festivals into a handy Venn diagram. We watched what we’re thinking might be the first Super Mario Brothers-inspired ice skating routine. We were happy to hear that Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the Tony Awards again this year. We wondered how many more guest stars the producers of The Office are planning to add to the season finale — and more importantly, if Warren Buffet can even act. And finally, we decided based on the newly-released trailer for Real Steel — the forthcoming Hugh Jackman movie about boxing robots — that whoever is deciding what movies get made in Hollywood must have a thing for ’80s Tom Cruise. Lucky us!