These Dirty Cars Are Being Turned Into Masterpieces By A Local Artist

Nikita Golubev is an amazing painter based in Moscow, who is experimenting with a whole new type of public art. As you can see, he’s already got a few incredible series on Instagram that showcases his interest in making work that quite literally blends with the scenery:

Golubev’s new work doesn’t require a pad, pencil, or watercolors. He’s found a way to bring out the art in an every day object: filth.

Instead of adding onto a surface, he takes away, drawing images in the dirt encrusted on cars and trucks he finds all over the city. 

A sense of visual depth is created by how deeply he scratches into the layers of grime:

It’s pretty surprising what he sometimes reveals:

Not to mention incredibly whimsical:

There seems to be no shortage of trucks in need of a wash in Moscow, and Golubev has a variety of messages for his audience:

Some are actually haunting. Can you imagine driving behind this sad face on the highway?

Or this gorilla who looks like he’s trying to start a fight?

It’s not easy to draw at such a huge scale, and some of them are so big he has trouble photographing them:

Though some are little and cute:

Many of them are images of plants and animals in the world, making the roadway a little bit more connected to nature:

Like this terrifying angler fish:

Or this serious cheetah:

But my favorite has to be this pop culture reference that also happens to include my personal motto:

“All cats are beautiful” is a much better message to scratch onto a dirty car than “wash me.”

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This Local Dentist Is Buying Kids Halloween Candy From Them For A Really Great Cause

The last thing a dentist usually wants to hear when a kid plops down in their chair is that he just spent his last week after Halloween clearing out his entire duffel bag of candy.

And the first thought the childhood version of you has for that is probably, “WELL TOO BAD! I WORKED DAMN HARD FOR THIS CANDY AND I’LL DO WHATEVER I WANT WITH IT!” Which is fine, you’re entitled to that opinion.

And adult you, well, might very well have that same reaction, but at least there’s the knowledge that these sweets will ultimately jack your teeth up. This is especially true if you’ve had to take care of a cavity or two in your life.

So this dentist’s office decided to help kids protect their teeth while serving a good cause. And to do that, they want to buy their extra Halloween candy.

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Tillery Family Dental is willing to give kids $ 1 per pound of candy ($ 5 maximum) for all their leftover treats. While that might not sound like the sweetest deal out there, it’s for a pretty noble reason.

All the extra Halloween candy from home is being sent to US troops stationed overseas so they can enjoy some all-hallows-goodness.


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The dentistry is also giving trick-or-treaters willing to part with their precious sweets (for cash) some paper and writing utensils so they can write notes for the soldiers who’ll be snacking on their forked-over sweets.

The candy’s being shipped to Operation Gratitude and will be wrapped up as part of care packages for US soldiers abroad and first responders stationed home.

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Kids are also getting a goody bag from the dentist of their own: a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste, and other dental stuff.

Nowhere near as exciting as a stash of Reese’s, but at least they can rest well knowing they helped but a smile on a homesick person’s face. And that they probably have one less cavity to worry about. (h/t fox59)

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