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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 »

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John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner

THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE

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uglysoulsbeautifulbodies:

DO NOT DISMISS A SOMETHING A CHILD IS PROUD OF. LOOK AT IT. POINT SOMETHING OUT AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE IT. IF A CHILD DRAWS YOU A RAINBOW, TELL THEM YOU LOVE HOW IT HAS RED. THEY WILL THINK “WOW. IT DOES HAVE RED. THEY LOVE HOW I PUT RED IN IT. I PUT RED IN IT. AND THEY NOTICED.” MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD KNOWS YOU ARE PROUD OF THEM.

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ifreakinlovebooks:

hypable:

A key part of a book to film adaptation is just how loyal the script is to the source material.
For The Fault in Our Stars, it’s nearly identical.
Read interview highlights at Hypable.com

YESSSSSS!

“But, you know, my hope is that it can be a good movie, not that it can be a good visualization of a book.”
he gets it

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"MAKE SWEET LOVE TO THE CAVE WALL"

spooky-ashtonium:

kittykatgorawr:

augustusfring:

ifreakinlovebooks:

hypable:

A key part of a book to film adaptation is just how loyal the script is to the source material.

For The Fault in Our Stars, it’s nearly identical.

Read interview highlights at Hypable.com

YESSSSSS!

“But, you know, my hope is that it can be a good movie, not that it can be a good visualization of a book.”

he gets it

"HUMP THE MOIST CAVE WALL"

"MAKE SWEET LOVE TO THE CAVE WALL"

tokomon:

makingmywaydownmax:

The main reason Rihanna was so unamused during the VMA’s was that she didn’t have Katy Perry by her side

i mean

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she’s only happy 

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if

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there’s

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a katy perry 

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involved

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I’m going to go through a list of your co-stars and you tell me what you think of them.

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