Penmanship is a dying artform, as fonts installed in our computers easily fake fine handwriting, but there are still lots of writers out there who choose to take up a brush, marker or pen and create beautiful letters.
But computers also help keep the love of hand lettering alive, because we're able to share our passion for the written word with people who appreciate how hard it is to render fancy looking letters by hand.
Kat Dennings is one of my favorite famous people, and not just because she's drop dead gorgeous and wickedly funny.
Okay, so one of those two things does influence my opinion of her quite a bit- the funny.
Kat has a unique sense of humor which she loves to share with the world via her Twitter and Instagram accounts, and if you think a star can't achieve her level of fame and still remain humble read one of her silly tweets.
There's no way the Kim K.s and Gwyneths of the world would ever let themselves be as free as Miss Dennings with their social media posts, mostly because they have people posting for them.
Kat Dennings, on the other hand, does alll the quipping and the posting for herself, so reading her tweets is like peeking through her window and watching a famous person totally winning at life.
The home featured in this video shared by Storyful News fell victim to the Fort McMurray wildfire, and the owners were able to watch the whole fiery scene unfold on their iPhone, that is, until the smoke blocked the view...Ain't modern technology grand?
Isn't it ironic that Alanis Morissette's hit song "Isn't It Ironic?" isn't actually about irony at all, but rather coincidence or happenstance? I guess "Isn't It Happenstance?" didn't have the same ring to it.
Twenty years ago "Isn't It Ironic?" made Miss Morissette a household name, and nowadays she has a pretty good sense of humor about the silly pop song that earned her millions of fans.
But a lot has happened in the last twenty years, so when Alanis needed lyrics for an updated version of her song she turned to James Corden for help encapsulating the ironies of the modern age.
Most fans believe H.P. Lovecraft drew inspiration for the Cthulhu mythos from a variety of sources- Science fiction and mythological beings as the physical inspiration for the creatures, cosmic indifferentism and nihilism as the philosophical influence behind the stories, and horror the plot vehicle that drives the terror home.
Russian artists seem to be coming out of the woodwork online lately, but the difference between the Russian art boom and others is most of the stuff they're posting online is really good.
Whether digital, traditional or experimental, the new wave of Russian artists love to pay homage to their sources of inspiration while pushing their chosen medium forward.
If you're a fan of classic pin-up art, retro advertising or old school Rockwell style realism you'll adore the cool and colorful artwork that springs from the mind of Valery Barykin.
Valery's wonderful illustrations are a bit naughty at times but never too risqué, manage to contain modern devices and such without losing their classic appeal, and the colors and contours are always easy on the eyes.
People who question or disagree with a scientific theory often have a hard time proving the theory is wrong, and if they want their proof to resonate with the internet community they must put the proof on video.
So when Destin Sandlin, host of SmarterEveryDay, took issue with a Tweet sent by Neil deGrasse Tyson claiming “A helicopter whose engine fails is a brick” he knew he'd actually have to ride in a falling 'copter to debunk the theory.
Krispy Kreme donuts are good and all, but eating more than a half dozen in a sitting seems like it would send your system into sugar shock.
Heck, eating half a dozen makes me feel like a total pig, and a dozen would probably put me in a sucrose-related coma, so devouring 50 donuts seems like a one-way ticket to the afterlife.
But model and competitive eater Nela Zisser stared donut-induced death in the face and did the seemingly impossible, devouring 50 Krispy Kreme glazed donuts all while maintaining her modelesque figure.
When you head to a baseball game this summer and fall you're going to see all kinds of peanuts and cracker jacks in the stands who'll make you feel like you've unwittingly joined the cast of the Major League reboot.
If you encounter the Overzealous Wave-Starter you should shield your eyes, because she might jump up at any time and you may get slapped. But at least she's not wasted and annoying like Mr. Just Here For The Beer.
Illustrator Kevin Valente has done a great job of capturing the spirit of baseball season by giving us the vital stats on all the fans we'll have to contend with in the stands, like these for old man I Remember When:
Stats: Times per inning he calls the umpire a “bum”: 7 Fond memories per game: 14 Stories about the past: 21 Stories that start with “In my day…”: 19 Percentage of those stories you’ve already heard before: 95%
People who are proud of their age and choose to look natural rather than dyeing, painting or otherwise concealing the true story their naturally aged head tells the world deserve our respect.
But it's natural for women who grew up wearing makeup every day to miss getting all dolled up when they stop painting their faces, like when they go off to live in a nursing home.
That's when they call in the Cover Girl calvary to give them a makeover and help them feel young again, and lucky for 80-year-old grandma Livia her granddaughter Tea Flego is a talented makeup artist.
Tea came to her grandma's rescue and used contouring makeup techniques to make Livia look years younger, and while she expected to make her grandma feel better about herself she didn't expect to make her internet famous.
Soon after Tea posted the makeover pics online Glam-Ma became a viral sensation, her pic shared by millions who love to see a senior feeling young and frisky again.
People are way more into recycling these days and will reuse easy stuff like plastic bags and coffee cans to “go green”, but repurposing old junk is a bit harder and may require a bit of inspiration and instruction.
Have an old tire rim taking up space in your garage? Surround it with some bricks or stones and you've got a handsome and durable tire rim fire pit that will last a lot longer than many store bought fire pits.
Sitting on a bunch of pipe fittings from your last major plumbing repair? Clean them up, add some color and turn those leftover plumbing bits into a custom made Steampunk inspired chess set, which makes a great gift and conversation piece.
Don't know what to do with those old cheese graters after they've started to rust? Make some fun and funky cheese grater pendant lights that look great hanging in a kitchen or dining area.
German artist Tobias Gremmler has brought the concept of fluid motion to life with a little help from 3D animation software, revealing the invisible ripples a kung fu master creates in the air during their routine.
George Clooney is famous among the famous for his pranks, and cardboard cutout of a human Ashton Kutcher is such a prankster he had his own prank show called Punk'd, but Clooney's pranks don't end in physical assault.
Punk'd, on the other hand, featured a segment where Donald Faison pranked his Scrubs co-star Zach Braff by making him believe his brand new Porsche had been tagged on by a group of teen ne'er-do-wells.
Donald clearly wasn't aware of Zach's anger issues, nor could he have known Zach would chase down and beat the crap out of a 12-year-old, which they was edited out of the episode because "you're not supposed to punch people on Punk'd".
And speaking of pranks pushing an actor to their limit- Leonardo DiCaprio seems to think beating the crap out of his fellow actors is a funny prank, but Wolf Of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill isn't a fan of the rough stuff, so he decided to teach Leo a lesson.
Jonah's improv skills gave him the perfect opportunity to prank while filming a scene where he and Leo are eating sushi- the script called for Jonah to eat the last piece but he thought fast and had Leo eat it instead.
The scene was reshot about 70 more times to get the version we saw in the film, which meant Leo had to eat 70 pieces of sushi in one day, leaving him with one hell of a gut ache much to Hill's (and Scorsese's) delight.
Taking psychedelic drugs was an integral part of Hippie life back in the 60s and 70s, but not everyone who lived through that experimental era took drugs and tripped out.
Some self described “close minded” people didn't dare mess with their minds by taking drugs when they were younger, but as they grow older they start to wonder what they were missing.
So when a clinical yet caring son found out his 61-year-old mom was open to eating Psilocybin 'shrooms he decided to give her a safe (1 gram) dose and record the experience on video, strictly for the sake of research, of course.
The amazing music Prince the recording artist shared with the world will live on forever, and whenever we hear doves cry or see purple rain falling we will think of the mega-talented Prince Rogers Nelson.
Prince played at least 27 different instruments, danced like a funky angel, and gave us his innovative blend of rock and funk so we can boogie our raspberry berets off without shame.
But he was also an incredibly gifted songwriter, who wrote a bunch of hit songs for other artists, including "Nothing Compares 2 U" for Sinead O'Connor.
Police officers take food very seriously, so if you rip off one of their favorite eateries expect to have the full force of the law brought down upon you, even if all you stole were wings and sub sandwiches.
The Annapolis police didn't catch the sandwich thief, so using a Stingray was not only an abuse of their power- it was one of the most expensive operations ever mounted to catch a guy who stole some wings and subs.
There's a huge difference between sketching and design drawing, and the biggest difference between the two is the need for precision.
Design drawings are created so something can be physically built from the illustrations, while sketches are supposed to be kept loose and quick, a reaction rather than a precise rendering.
Designer Gianluca Gimini thought it might be fun to turn a scratchy sketch of a bicycle into a realistic design, and after five years of gestation he was ready to bring this concept to life.
Gianluca asked hundreds of people to sketch a bicycle from memory on a sheet of paper, then he turned their ridiculous designs into 3D renderings of real (but hardly ever functional) bicycles for his series "Velocipedia".
Even though many of them wouldn't function for long before falling apart, it would be interesting to ride them all and see how the little errors in the sketch affect how each bike feels to ride.
Comic books used to tell uplifting stories written to teach a moral lesson, but the anti-hero trend came along in the 1970s and changed the world where superheroes live into a much darker place.
The morals were replaced by vigilante justice and dark vengeance, and the upright heroes from the old school started looking a bit hokey compared to those brooding bad boys and girls.
But morality, justice and hope will always have a place in comic books, and sometimes it's nice to see superstars like Deadpool, Harley Quinn and Spider-Man trading the sarcasm for some serious heartfelt expression.
Deadpool teaches a kid named Evan, who is the mutant god Apocalypse reborn, to be okay with his dark heritage, Harley frees herself from the Joker's grasp once and for all, and Spider-Man says goodbye to a young fan with terminal cancer.
These are the tales that amaze us with their emotional depth and astound us with their impact on our non-fictional lives, the story arcs that are nice to read in-between epic battle scenes.