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


Today at Flavorpill, we read an in-depth interview with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi about politics and… Planet of the Apes. We ranked Rolling Stones albums from worst to best. We wanted our own Star Trek communicator badge. We remembered actors who got scary skinny for their movie roles — like Jared Leto for the upcoming Dallas Buyers Club. We found out who rapper Captain Murphy was. We wished C.S. Lewis a happy birthday. We looked at the Boy Meets World cast now and then. We vowed to buy Adam West’s Batmobile. We spotted a real-life ad for freelance Russian bank robbers. We learned of an 18-year-old student who makes solar panels from human hair for his village that has no electricity. We listened to Woody Allen answer 12 unusual questions. We saw a muscled Sean Connery participate in the 1953 Mr. Universe contest. And finally, we discovered that all Pussy Riot videos have been officially banned by the Russian court. “To me this is a clear attribute of censorship — censorship of art and censorship of culture — of the protest culture that is very important for any country, let alone for Russia,” Pussy Riot member Yekaterina Samutsevich said.