The United Kingdom of Awesome

Welcome to my Kingdom where I represent all things awesome. We are a UNITED kingdom after all. The awesome includes, but is not limited to: Glee, Doctor Who, Hunger Games, politics, Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, Sherlock, The Avengers, human rights, Supernatural, cats, and anything else that tickles my fancy.

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I laughed so hard. It’s so in sync with the song.

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I actually cried laughing.

EVERY TIME THIS APPEARS ON MY DASH

this video this video is incredible

OMFG TEARS ARE ROLLING DOWN MY CHEEKS

I am laughing so hard that my dad just came to see if i was okay.

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 »