A Splash of Colour

Brilliant impression of an idiot

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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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NBC Sets Premiere for The Maya Rudolph Show Special

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The trivia section of Captain America’s wiki has me in tears-

hjea:

jeremy-ruiner:

Super serious post about Steve and his extra capabilities—

  • Steve Rogers is shown to be worthy of carrying Mjolnir, is one of few people capable of accessing Iron Man’s armory, and is one of two foreigners entrusted with the Black Panther’s technology. Steve is also one of the very few people that Wolverine truly trusts.

And then-

  • Steve loves apple cake.

Steve.

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somethingtoavenge:

#YOU JUST USED THE CAP’S SHIELD TO LEVEL YOUR TUBES#I REQUIRE NOTHING FROM YOU BECAUSE I’M GOING TO GO HOME TO MY VINTAGE CAPTAIN AMERICA CARD COLLECTION #OMG TONY I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU #AGENT COULSON OUT

Look at his eyes.  LOOK.  AT.  HIS.  EYES.  YOU CAN PRACTICALLY TASTE THE MURDEROUS INTENT.  RIGHT NOW, COULSON IS GOING THOUGH A HUNDRED AND ONE WAYS TO KILL TONY.  SLOWLY.  WITH HIS BARE HANDS.

is it me or is Tony looking a bit frightened here?

(well nobody should offend a fanboy…)

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