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


Today at Flavorpill, we watched a young Morgan Freeman teach little kids how to rhyme. We channeled our inner zombie. We tried to figure out how many things in this 1973 Lego catalogue we once owned. We read The Awl’s think piece on the Lana Del Rey phenomenon. We discovered that there are times when beer can actually save lives. We were surprised to see Mac Lethal, the creator of “Texts from Bennett,” covering Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now.” We looked at some of the Guardian‘s favorite buildings of the year. We thought it was funny that Bryan Fuller’s version of The Munsters is supposedly going to be “a cross between True Blood and Modern Family — what does that even mean? We found out that John Carter, which is based on the novel A Princess of Mars, was renamed by Disney because they were afraid that “not a single boy would go.” We learned that there’s a scientific reason that swearing makes you feel better. We weren’t sure why Sofia Coppola would want to do a movie about the Bling Ring. And finally, we wondered if this adorable wooden smartphone gets better reception than our real phone does.