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ted:

Adrianne Haslet-Davis dances again for the first time since the Boston terrorist attack last year. 

When the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line, Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost the lower half of her left leg in the explosion. She’s a ballroom dance teacher, and she assumed she would never dance again. With most prosthetics, she wouldn’t.

But Hugh Herr, of the MIT Media Lab, wanted to find a way to help her. He created a bionic limb specifically for dancers, studying the way they move and adapting the limb to fit their motion. (He explains how he did it here.)

At TED2014, Adrianne danced for the first time since the attack, wearing the bionic limb that Hugh created for her.  

Hugh says, “It was 3.5 seconds between the bomb blasts in the Boston terrorist attack. In 3.5 seconds, the criminals and cowards took Adrianne off the dance floor. In 200 days, we put her back. We will not be intimidated, brought down, diminished, conquered or stopped by acts of violence.”

Amen to that, Hugh. 

Watch the full talk and performance here »

That is one impressive leg!

Post-Coachella Bluesday is making me tear up at everything. So many likes and reblogs…

True playa ways

I love this. Patrick Stewart is a treasure.

cptalva:

carlsagan:

unclepolymer:

Pusheen the cat making some chemistry.

That cat is not wearing safety goggles, he hasn’t even bothered to clean up that spilled solvent, and he is holding that Erlenmeyer flask way to close to his face.

Pusheen the Cat, more like Pusheen the limits of lab safety

ambooaber

wholockednatural-13:

xflowerofcarnagex:

An alternate universe where Bruce Wayne died instead of his parents. Causing his father Thomas Wayne to become Batman and his mother Martha to go insane and become the Joker.

THIS IS SO CRAZY 

HOLY FUCK

Hello Tumblr Friends, Who’s going to Coachella weekend 1?

Cuz I’m camping out with my crew of cool peeps (whom you may often spot in my pictures I post), and it’d be mighty keen to meet up with you cool peeps and dance. Cuz, yeah.

Posted 1 week ago With 3 notes

jakesheadwarning:

"They call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy"

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This is how we drill in Compton.

This is how we drill in Compton.

Jack Johnson is another one of those things like The National and Kendrick Lamar in that they are popular respected musicians that I just can’t get into it.

Posted 1 week ago With 1 note

blackinasia:

Source: Truths You Won’t Believe

Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated. 

phototaxis:

"Tell me all the bad words you know. Go."

YES

My fellow white people, especially my fellow white men, take a moment and watch this video. Seriously. This incredibly degrading and demeaning conversation happened this week. In 2014. On the Huff Post Live.

The behavior and attitude of the host absolutely sickens me, and I would hope it would you as well. I nearly wretch at the increasingly disparaging and patronizing way this (and I hate sharing a race and sex with him) white man addresses this obviously passionate, informed, intelligent, and resourceful woman of color. It is shameful the way he talks over her, drowns her out, makes leading statements, frames questions in an unanswerable way, and ultimately describes her very legitimate concern as “stupid” to her face, in an attempt to silence her with awkwardness.

Let me be frank: I do believe the infamous tweet, given that it was a joke taken out of context and written and released by a person not affiliated with the Colbert Report, was still a massive mistake. But I also believe that Stephen Colbert’s joke, in context, was a clever and pointed use of satire. There, I stated an opinion contrary to Suey Park’s.

What I would not say, under any circumstances, is that Suey Park’s opinion of the tweet/joke/bit itself is somehow irrelevant, stupid, or ill-informed. I am a white male, she is a woman of asian descent. Inherently, I cannot know this situation from her perspective. No white person can. No man can. That is truth, not opinion. The only way anyone can ever have thoughtful discussion is to BE thoughtful. An opportunity was lost here to have an interesting and informative discussion with her, but instead two men decided to sit back, puff their pipes, and dismiss her.

She never once said that as a white male the host was not entitled to an opinion. She said his opinion could not be founded on first-hand asian-american experience since HE IS NOT ONE. He could have disagreed with her, what was so shockingly offensive, is that he insulted and dismissed her.

buttonpoetry:

Melissa May - “Dear Ursula” (WoWPS 2014)

"You, big lady, were the only Disney character who ever looked like me. And while you may not have had the waist line of a princess, I’ll be goddamned if you didn’t have the swagger of a queen."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Melissa placed 7th overall in the tournament.

Capybaras are apparently the chillest bro homies of nature, hanging out with everyone. i want one.

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