Today at Flavorpill, looking at modern gingerbread houses made us hungry. We wondered where John Lennon’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star wandered off to. We questioned the faithfulness of Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes. We were impressed by both Rihanna and Jay-Z’s sticktoitiveness. We strongly disliked the idea of a warm-fuzzy web — but that might be because we were born before email. We wanted Gwen Stefani’s cable-inspired jacket. But not as much as this giant pickle jar replica. We met Gregor Brown — an existentially-challenged not-so-distant relative of Charlie. We counted down Hipster Runoff’s Most Authentic/Relevant/Successful Artists+Bands of the Decade. We took in some cool outdoor installations in Berlin. We watched the teaser trailer for Marmaduke, who is voiced by Owen Wilson. It’s not good. And finally, we used some of 2009’s catchphrases and buzzwords. Aporkalypse, birther, meep, sexting — we’ve gotta use ’em while we still can.