Today at Flavorpill, we wondered if Iraq’s Ministry of Culture is censoring books again. We chuckled at Nicholson Baker’s crazy spending habits. We wondered why everyone who’s kind of a brah is suddenly flocking to Barry Diller’s IAC. We watched some vintage commercials. We examined Van Morrison’s syntax while using an Irish accent. We were reminded why True Blood is so much better than Twilight. Hint: It’s the rampant vampire sex. We laughed at this bad example of viral marketing and discovered We Love You So, Where the Wild Things Are‘s cool site. We laughed at congresspeople running from a Huffington Post reporter because they didn’t want to answer the question, “Is Barack Obama is an American? We were excited to see Zhang Yimou’s remake of an early Cohen Bros. movie, Blood Simple , picked up by Sony Classics. And finally we got schooled by Spock in the ways filmmakers pulled off visual effects in far away universe known as pre-CG.