I was shown how fragile life was on Saturday. I saw the terror on bystanders’ faces. I saw the victims of a senseless crime. I saw lives change. I was reminded that we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath. For one man, it was in the middle of a busy food court on a Saturday evening.

I say all the time that every moment we have to live our life is a blessing. So often I have found myself taking it for granted. Every hug from a family member. Every laugh we share with friends. Even the times of solitude are all blessings. Every second of every day is a gift. After Saturday evening, I know I truly understand how blessed I am for each second I am given.

I feel like I am overreacting about what I experienced. But I can’t help but be thankful for whatever caused me to make the choices that I made that day. My mind keeps replaying what I saw over in my head. I hope the victims make a full recovery. I wish I could shake this odd feeling from my chest. The feeling that’s reminding me how blessed I am. The same feeling that made me leave the Eaton Center. The feeling that may have potentially saved my life.

Jessica Redfield (real last name: Ghawi) was shot and killed last night at a midnight screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ along with 11 others when a gunman opened fire in a theater. The above is from her blog, written in June, after she narrowly escaped another senseless shooting at a mall in Toronto. (via newsweek)

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My worst nightmare — technology failing when you need it most and then coming to life for a musical interlude.

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charlietodd:

In Improv Everywhere’s latest mission, a presenter at the TED conference has his talk interrupted by the Mac spinning wait cursor, commonly known as the “Spinning Beach Ball of Death.” As he stands awkwardly and waits, things get weird.

Read the full story: Spinning Beach Ball of Death

My new favorite Eugene Cordero performance.

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willprescott:

Twenty-six-year-old Louis C.K. on Conan in 1993.

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What is it about Louis CK? He comes off like he’s your hilarious best friend. I love the guy and would take a bullet for him and I don’t even know him personally. That’s really messed up, actually.

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nedhepburn:

All the rioting in London has been blown way out of proportion. 

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Cannot wait to see the Batman (pronounced “Batmin”) ride again (pronounced “a-gayeen”).

Cannot wait to see the Batman (pronounced “Batmin”) ride again (pronounced “a-gayeen”).

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I had completely forgotten about this song by a band that I’ve always been into casually — BUILT TO SPILL.

Now all I can think about is high school. Jump to 4:42 for the rockinest part of the song.

ratsoff:

Eden Wood’s ‘thoughts on hairspray’ in slow-mo is indeed magical.

(hugel via gregrutter.)

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