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


Today at Flavorpill, we transported back in time thanks to a few of the titles on BuzzFeed’s list of 35 VHS tapes that your parents wouldn’t let you rent when you were a kid. We watched alternative opening credits for some of our favorite TV shows. We felt sorry for Bjork’s TV — to be taken apart under such scrutiny! We surprised by some of the names in Mental Floss’s roundup of five artists reportedly held at gunpoint by Phil Spector. We couldn’t wait to print out this Ron Swanson paper doll and dress it up in outfits. We imagined that if MTV was having a 30th birthday party, then Justin Vernon would not be getting an invite. We hoped to spot iPad head girl walking the streets of New York City. We read some competing accounts of who invented the high five. We wished Herman Melville a happy birthday. And finally, we felt like Lars Von Trier’s latest project — which is about “the erotic life of a woman from the age of zero to the age of 50″ — has to be some kind of self parody. Right?