We Should All Aspire To Be As Enthusiastic As This Possessed Keyboard Player

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of really getting into the music you’re performing. Your heart is pounding, you get crazy eyes, and you become one with the music. Sure, you definitely look possessed, but it’s a goddamn spiritual feeling. And, clearly, no one knows this better than one dedicated keyboard player from the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. 

Behold, this video, which has since developed a cult following on Reddit, of a keyboard player who got totally into character… Her eyes will pierce your soul. 

The original video, uploaded to Facebook yesterday, has received 40,000 views. It’s a pretty enthralling seventy seconds.

Obviously, people had a lot to say about her killer facial expressions. 

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Redditors are insisting that this level of commitment to the performance is pretty typical for the drum core performances. 

…We’re thinking maybe we missed our calling. 

A Redditor claiming to be this badass’ brother says that it’s always been her dream to perform. 

This is definitely the face of living your dreams. 

Keep at it, super star. (h/t mashable)

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People Are Raging Over This Magazine's Cover Photo Of The Upcoming Ghostbuster Movie

Total Film, a popular UK based film monthly magazine, is in hot water with fans of a movie that is no stranger to controversy.

In case you haven’t had access to the internet for the past year, the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot reimagines the original paranormal investigation and extermination troop as women, which turned out to be the equivalent of lighting a fire and running. (Or getting the UK out of the EU and then resigning from your post. Same thing, really.)

While some people have expressed creative concerns with the upcoming film:

Others simply can’t wrap their heads around the movie having female leads:

It’s no surprise then, that the Twittersphere ignited with anger once people got a glimpse of Total Film’s latest cover, which has Chris Hemsworth, a who plays a supporting character in the movie as their secretary, is front and center on the cover of the magazine.

Total Film’s editor-in-chief, Jane Crowther, responded to the accusations in an interview with Metro:

“This film has attracted ugly criticism from the get-go and I was always determined to put a female-led blockbuster on Total Film’s cover. We supported the film from the beginning and interviewed everyone for this feature –  director, Paul Feig, the leads (Wiig, McCarthy, Jones and McKinnon) and Hemsworth. And our feature frankly discusses the sexism and backlash against the film with all those we talked to. Not sexist at all – but if it gets people talking about, and more aware of, sexism – and gets bums on seats for a female-led summer blockbuster all to the good.”

It’s safe to say that the magazine didn’t intent to play into the misogynistic attitude that has been following the film since its announcement, but you can see how initial observations would have people think otherwise.

In May, a campaign launched by trolls with wifi access was successful in making the trailer for the new Ghostbusters film the least liked in YouTube history.  

With less than two weeks until the film’s nationwide debut and reviews still to come, you can expect the misogynistic mudslingers to catch their second wind soon enough.

Ghostbusters will be in theaters nationwide on July 15th, 2016.

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This Tribute To A 7-Year-Old-Girl Who Died Of Brain Cancer Is Beautifully Heartbreaking

Pediatric brain cancer gets basically zero funding – with most of its research grants coming from private donors. Unfortunately, this means that many children who are afflicted with his illness aren’t able to recover.

One such child is 7-year-old Katherine King. She succumbed to her battle with pediatric brain cancer on June 6th of this year at 7:34pm. Her family are honoring her memory and hoping to bring more awareness to her disease.

This is the heartwarming tribute Imgur user, Taisce, made for her dearly departed niece.

Goodbye Katherine King.

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You left us too early.

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Way before your time.

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There was still much to do and experience.

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You had your entire life before you.

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April 12th, 2015 (Last picture uploaded before diagnosis)

You should have been able to go to high school.

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June 2nd 2015 (Day of Diagnosis; it was discovered she had an inoperable tumor on her brain stem. Her diagnosis was D.I.P.G. and she was given 9 months to live.)

She should have had a boyfriend (Or girlfriend)

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Gotten married

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Had her 2.5 children

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And had all her dreams fulfilled.

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Instead you were given an hour glass

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July 28th 2015

With the time you were given you raised awareness

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December 1st 2015

Raised money for charity

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Worried more about others than yourself

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You wanted everyone to be happy

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March 3rd 2016

To not worry about you, you even were sure that it was your fault you were sick

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March 19th 2016

You were kind when you could have lashed out

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You were brave even though you had every reason to be afraid

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You were strong even though you were allowed to be weak

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Even as you slipped away you never wanted others to worry

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March 21st 2016

In a time when you could be selfish, you were selfless

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You were loved by everyone who met you

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You touched the lives of everyone you knew, you made them better through your own strength and love

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Your tumor made you a prisoner inside your own body

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May 22nd 2016

You couldn’t sing, you couldn’t dance, you couldn’t tell your family that you loved them

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Worst of all you couldn’t eat rainbow sherbert anymore

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Or tell people that your favorite color was rainbow.

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You were told it was okay to let go, to not suffer, to not be in pain

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And you did, and you will be missed by so many people

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You were loved by more than you’ll ever realize

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But, you will live forever within our hearts and memories

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“You are loved Katherine King, and you will be missed. Your impact will continue to ripple far beyond the 7 years that you were with us and you will never be forgotten.”

To learn more about Katherine’s journey and the work her family is doing to raise awareness for Pediatric Brain Cancer, you can check out their Facebook page here.

If you want to donate to, you can make contributions to the McKenna Claire Foundation to raise awareness and provide grants to research Pediatric Brain Cancer.

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This Awkward Throwback Photo Of Margot Robbie Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself

As a bitter millennial with stumpy legs and no stage presence, I harbor a lot of animosity towards beautiful and talented celebrities who have done absolutely nothing wrong. Number one on this list is Margot Robbie. Not only does she have the dreamiest Australian accent and a perfect body / face, she also happens to have my name. And I’m kind of a narcissist and wanted to be the most famous Margot of our generation. Based on where her career is going, and my number of Twitter followers, that’s not going to happen.

That’s why the most recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! made me feel a little better. And if you’re still resentful from your years as an awkward tween, it will make you feel better too. 

Much to Robbie’s surprise, Kimmel unveiled this amazingly awkward #tbt, thanks to one of Robbie’s friends.

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“Literally the most embarrassing photo of my whole life,” the actress said woefully. “I bet this was Sophia [who sent the photo.]” …All we know is, we definitely wouldn’t want to be Sophia right now. 

Let’s just appreciate her reaction to seeing this less-than-fortunate-looking photo, which was taken on her thirteenth birthday. 

Yeah, girl. Been there. Except with every photo ever taken of me. Only feeling mildly sympathetic right now. 

There’s a lot to love about this photo. 

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First of all she’s reading a ‘Harry Potter’ book, so she truly is one of us mere mortals who dream about getting our Hogwarts letters. 

And then, well, she looks awkward AF. Even celebrities had it rough in middle school! “I was really into slicking my hair back, God knows why,” she said. “I’m wearing glasses I didn’t actually need. And I lied to get glasses… I went to the optometrist and said ‘No, I can’t see.'” Margot Robbie, queen of the personality glasses before they were cool. 

Her embarrassment is actually pretty endearing. 

See, she’s still perfect. 

You can watch the clip from the Interview below:

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This One-Eyed Fish Got A Makeover After Getting Bullied By His Tank Mates

Despite well-meaning campaigns, and perhaps a little social progress, bullying is rampant in schools (and unfortunately, well into adulthood). It would be nice to write this behavior off as a result of hormones and middle school simply sucking. But there may be more to it than that… And as much as we hate to make biological arguments for anything, there must be some natural selection at play. Even fish, who have never experienced the torture of having braces at a middle school dance, get bullied. Such was the case Kiwi, a lime green saltwater fish who had to have his eye removed after a cataract surgery. But, thanks to his dedicated owner and vet, Kiwi got a special makeover. 

Kiwi’s owner told KTVI that after Kiwi lost his eye, the other fish in his tank began to attack him. 

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“They figured out which eye was not working,”  Julie Morgan said. “They’d go up behind him, biting his tail. He had chunks of his tail taken out.” Morgan admitted that Kiwi was her favorite fish, so she quarantined him for safety. 

Kiwi’s vet, Megan Baebler of Kersting Veterinary Hospital, decided to craft him a fake eye… Which we suppose is the fish equivalent of Invisalign for middle schoolers. 

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Turns out, making the eye was no small task. “I actually hand-painted the eye myself,” she told KTVI. “I used a mixture of some nail polish and some eye shadow pigments, actually, to give it some iridescence.” Sometimes, a little makeup really does the trick. 

Kiwi underwent a surgery to have the eye implanted, and his quality of life has drastically improved. 

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A little anesthesia and thirty minutes later, the little bullied fish had a shiny new eye. And confidence (we hope). And before you scoff at Morgan’s attempt to help her fish’s social situation, have a heart. “A lot of other people would say, ‘Yes, put him down. Go ahead, it’s just a fish,'” she said. “Well, my opinion is nothing is just a something. And if I could give him quality of life, why not?” Amen to that. 

And, thanks to Morgan’s efforts, Kiwi will be rejoining his tank soon. 

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We can all relate, Kiwi. Best of luck. (h/t buzzfeed)

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19 Absurd Headlines That Should Not Have Happened This Week

The truth isn’t always stranger than fiction, but in these cases, it totally is.

1. ‘Like a scene from Hot Fuzz’: Police swoop on ‘illegal’ rubber duck race in the Cotswolds

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“Rubber ducky, you’re the one, you make pond crime so much fun…”

2. America Curates The First Official Cheetos Museum

It suddenly makes sense how Donald Trump might become our first President.

3. Bear attacks woman running marathon in New Mexico

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I’ve been saying it for years, sprinting is a better form of cardio. Happy to see that bears agree.

4. Woman who allegedly stole 95 cents from mall fountain charged, cops say

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Oh, I’m so happy that maniac’s off the streets.

5. ‘What is the EU?’ trends on Google in the UK as the country votes for Brexit

WTF is up with the US and the UK?!

6. Man Named Gambles Wins Lottery for Second Time Using Same Numbers

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I’m investing in this dude, is that possible? Can he get on the Dow Jones or something?

7. Mom Who Killed Kids in Reincarnation Case Gets Life

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F*ck this b*tch.

8. Ronald McDonald gunned down at Sonic restaurant in NC

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That’s what happens when you step on another fast food joint’s turf.

9. In deadly mistake, ankle monitor put on man’s fake leg

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Looks like he got a LEG up over the police!

10. Lindsay Lohan is live-tweeting the EU referendum results

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Lindsay. Stop. No. Why.

11. Man ticketed again for hiding under cars, touching women’s feet

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Thanks for giving me yet another thing to be paranoid about, internet.

12. ‘Why not Texit?’: Texas nationalists look to the Brexit vote for inspiration

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How is this a problem? It’s not like the last time this happened there was a civil war or anything.

13. David Cameron reportedly says ‘Why should I do the hard s**t?’ following Brexit resignation

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Me as a politician^.

14. Airbnb Hosts Offer “Authentic Refugee Experience” in Greek Tent City


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No thanks, I’ll take the Howard Johnson.

15. Michigan baseball team holds a Bring Your Guns to the Ballpark night

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What could go wrong?

16. Utah gets first porn-detecting dog

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By the time the pup realized people weren’t eating their meat, but beating it, it was too late to back out.

17. Man marries smartphone at Las Vegas chapel

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#RelationshipGoals.

18. Glenn Lazarus drives tank over car to highlight poor-quality vehicle imports

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Something tells me that this isn’t the best way to test a car’s quality.

19. Wisconsin couple ‘held hostage’ by cat call 911

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“Listen to my demands right MEOW!”

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This Is What 'Game Of Thrones' Characters Would Look Like If Tim Burton Created Them

Tim Burton films hold a special place in my childhood. I remember crying at the end of Edward Scissorhands and loving Batman Returns to death, especially when The Penguin bit that dude’s nose at a gala and when Michelle Pfeifer gets shot but doesn’t die because she has nine lives from magical cat powers, or something. I dunno, it was Tim Burton’s sh*t so it was pretty awesome.

Burton hasn’t put out the most stellar sh*t as of late, with his last really awesome movie being Sweeney Todd, but that doesn’t mean we can’t love the guy’s aesthetic, which is undeniable. 

And although I wouldn’t necessarily think that a Game Of Thrones series directed by Burton would be anywhere near as amazing as the brilliant production they’ve currently got on the air, I do wonder what Burton’s vision would be like if applied to these characters.

Which is why it’s so awesome that artist Xenia Rassolova decided to take popular GOT characters and give them the old Burton treatment for Obsev.

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Here we’ve got Bran chilling with the three-eyed crow.

An animation student in Canada, Xenia definitely captured Tim Burton with these fan favorite characters: like Cersei and a pre-handless Jaime.

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The mother of dragon’s here in full effect too.

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No character list would be complete without Jon Snow, with his trust Ghost by his side.

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Margaery Tyrell, looking exceptionally Corpse Bride-ish.

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Samwell Tarly, gripping a book, as always.

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And all-of-a-sudden-awesome Sansa, who’s probably watching you-know-who getting their face ripped off.

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Oh yeah and the halfman himself, Tyrion.

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This scary White Walker too.

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And then the whole cast, posing for a group portrait.

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They look pretty dour, even for Game Of Thrones characters, right? (h/t obsev)

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This Bridezilla Tried To Get Her Bridesmaids To Pay For Her $10,000 Dress

We’ve all dealt with bridezillas. But an anonymous bridesmaid recently took to Mamamia to share the insane demands that her friend Caroline made of her bridesmaids. She starts:

At first, I thought Carol was just being a little overzealous when the group emails asking for input on everything from bridesmaid dress colors, hairstyles, makeup looks, bridal dresses, buttonholes for the groomsmen (something I had to Google) and table decorations came flooding through, quickly taking up a large chunk of my day.

Then she started turning into a bridezilla…

During one particularly busy Friday at work – I’m a high school English teacher, so there’s not a lot of down time – I checked my email during a short break between morning classes.

“Hey Hayley, How’s it going? I need some cake-maker suggestions by COB today please, Jase and I really want to get a wriggle on with this and need the contact details, price brackets, flavours and an idea of how prestigious the vendor is – in a table would be great. Excel is probably best please. Thanks!”

I had to read the email about three times to gauge what she was asking me. After the third disbelieving scan, I felt my blood start boiling.

Was she serious?!

“I have a full time job, for crying out loud, how am I meant to get all this info by then?” I thought, panicked.

But she still did as Caroline asked, cancelling her Saturday plans to get her the information…

Surely it’d be OK if I got the information to her over the weekend? I wanted to be a good bridesmaid but what was she going to do with wedding cake information on a Friday evening? I decided to hedge my bets and replied with my plan to have the info to her the following day, apologising and saying that it was a busy day. Of course she’d be okay with that, wouldn’t she?

After no reply from the bride-to-be, I carried on with my day. On Saturday morning I cancelled my breakfast plans, instead researching Tasmanian wedding cake-makers (she’d decided to have a picturesque destination wedding) that might be suitable. I sent it through to her and had a reply almost immediately.

“Thanks for this, would’ve been really helpful to have it yesterday when specified but I appreciate it.”

Ouch. I put it down to “bridal stress” and got back to my normal life, hoping she wasn’t too mad at me.

But things got even worse, when Caroline fell in love with a dress that cost twice her budget – $ 10,500.

A couple of months later – after three consecutive weekends of searching for bridal and bridesmaid dresses (that ended up costing us all $ 550, mind you) – came the clincher.

Caroline had finally found a stunning satin Marchesa wedding dress that she looked perfect in. The only problem was it cost twice her dress budget – $ 10,500. After many “dooo itttt, you should totally splurge, you only get married once” reassurances for her many bridesmaids, she decided to purchase it.

“Thank the lord, now I can have my weekends back,” I thought to myself, breathing a sigh of relief despite feeling a little guilty about it.

That night, my inbox pinged again with another of the group emails from Caroline that I’d started to dread. The subject line was “Bridesmaid dress contribution” and it made me break out into a cold sweat.

Yes, she wanted the bridesmaids to help pay for her dress.

The latest bridal update was a long email outlining how she and Jase were hugely over their bridal budget now that she’d splurged on the dress. That it was “totally fine if you can’t” but she would really love if we could “pitch in” around $ 150 each towards her “dream dress”. That it’d mean so very much to her and would mean that as she walked down the aisle, she’d be wearing something we’d all had a part in.

Yes, she was essentially asking her bridal party to chip in for her dress. As well as our own outfits, accommodation, the hen’s party, bridal shower and the three spa days she wanted us to plan prior to thewedding. My bank account was already taking a battering from the wedding and now this?

I nearly threw my phone across the room, such was the rage that consumed me. It’s been three days since she sent the email and three of the seven bridesmaids have replied saying they’d love to pitch in for her dress. Whether they genuinely wanted to or not, I just don’t know.

But I’m starting to think I might have to bail on this wedding, and friendship.

This bride has lost her damn mind. Does she actually expect her bridesmaids to help pay for her own dress? If so, she’s going to have some open spots if anyone is interested. 

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Try Not To Cry Over This Owner's Heartbreaking Tribute To Her Internet Famous Pup

For those of you who are’t studiously following the Internet’s famous dogs, Daisy Dog is a pit bull rescue from California who runs a very active Twitter account. She and her owner, Nina, have been soulmates since the day they met in 2002 at the Riverside County Animal Shelter. Nina has lovingly chronicled Daisy’s ups and downs with adorable pup pictures that belong in a calendar or dog treat ad. Sadly, though, Daisy’s journey came to an end after sixteen happy years, so Nina posted the sweetest tribute to her bestie. 

In a Tumblr post that shattered our hearts, Nina remembered how she and Daisy came to be. 

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“She wagged her tail at me and I just had to get her out of there,” Nina wrote. “But I never thought she would be my dog. She was only 2 ½ years old, and I was an old dog person. But she was my dog.”

It wasn’t always smooth sailing with Daisy. 

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She used to not get along with dogs,” Nina told BuzzFeed. “It took eight years of doing behavior shaping on every walk until she was totally cool with dogs.”

And the poor pup had seizures— though she rocked some pretty cool goggles to protect herself. 

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“Daisy had focal seizures that were triggered by bright light,” Nina said. “So I bought her the Doggles and thought if they weren’t helpful or if she hated them, I was only out 15 bucks.”

But Daisy loved her ‘Doggles,’ and wore them everywhere with pride.

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…Even if they didn’t always fit perfectly.

And, despite her challenges, she had a pretty great life.

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She had over 2,000 Twitter followers, she ate pizza, and she was a proud Mets fan. 

…Not that she was ever rewarded for her loyalty. 

But, eventually, she got older and her health deteriorated.

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“Her hind legs got weaker, her gait wobbly, even just standing, she would list to the side,” Nina wrote on Tumblr. “She wasn’t in any pain, but going for a walk became going for a stare. The seizures which were initially helped by her awesome sunglasses started getting worse.”

And she really began to struggle.

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“Daisy has also been suffering from dementia,” Nina wrote. “The medication helped: she would stare off into space for a few moments a day, [and] get lost occasionally against a wall.”

So Nina and her husband, Will, recognized that Daisy didn’t have the quality of life she deserved, and they made the difficult decision to let Daisy go.

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“While her physical needs were taken care of, mentally Daisy just wasn’t there,” Nina said. “She was anxious, she was confused, she was lost. She had no joy.”

But their goodbye to Daisy needed to reflect the impact she had on everyone who knew her. 

“Daisy was my dog. Then she was Will’s dog. Then she was the internet’s dog,” Nina wrote. “She was my heart. Today I chose to break it.” …So we’re ~tearing up~ big time, over here.

Daisy sent out this final tweet, so our “tearing up” has evolved to full on sobbing. 

RIP Daisy. We bet you’re still rockin’ those goggles, wherever you are now. (h/t buzzfeed)

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Boxer Destroys Two Guys Who Threw A Cigarette At This Girlfriend

My father always taught me not to pick fights with people that can hit harder than you. Or their loves ones for that matter. These two guys casually hanging out in a tunnel could probably do with the same lesson. CCTV footage posted to LiveLeak yesterday shows one of the men lobbing what seems to be a cigarette stub at a woman’s hair as she passes.

She just happens to be walking with her boyfriend, who’s reportedly a boxer. And if he isn’t actually a boxer, he sure should be…

Sweet, sweet justice.

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Reddit users were pretty inspired too.

Some users have said that the clip could be fake, but we truly hope it isn’t. 

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