Today at Flavorpill, we were fascinated to learn the last words of some of our favorite writers. We were thrilled to hear that American hikers Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal have finally left Iran after being held in a Tehran prison for the past two years. We wondered if there’s anyone out there who will actually listen to all six hours of the Flaming Lips’ new song (probably, right?). We enjoyed reading Steve Martin’s unsolicited letter of advice to future Oscars host Eddie Murphy. We joined in the heated debate on who are the 50 greatest video game characters of all time. We looked at how the design of some famous logos might evolve in the future. We couldn’t believe that Nicholas Sparks has sold a show to ABC about a lovelorn angel. We were totally amused this Tumblr that spotlights the kids who have played the flashback versions of famous actors. We found out a few things that Apple is worth more than. We took an interactive tour of the United States of smartphones. And finally, we fell madly in love with Alessandro Novelli’s stop motion animation alphabet — and not just because it’s in Helvetica.