The All In with Chris Hayes team puts out a daily call to the Twitter and Facebook communities for the “awesomest things” they encountered on the Internet.
1. We're tipping our hat to Patton Oswalt's most recent "Parks and Recreation" performance. He plays a man who filibusters a Pawnee City Council vote by making his pitch for the forthcoming "Star Wars Episode VII." It's the most satisfying (geek) humor you'll encounter today, we promise. read more
Wednesday night, the small town of West, Texas was rocked by a massive explosion at the local fertilizer plant owned by West Fertilizer Co. where more than 160 people were wounded by the blast, and as many as 15 may have been killed. The explosion may have also released dangerous levels of anhydrous ammonia, which can cause severe burns and even death, into the surrounding area. read more
1. The Boston Marathon bombings might have suspended your faith in humanity. This anecdote will bring it back: A group of soldiers dressed in full combat uniforms -who had already completed the Boston Marathon earlier in the day- ran right into the action, aiding victims, pulling off debris, assisting medics and saving lives. Read about this heroic act at Mother Jones and the New York Times.
2. Twitter fan Schuyler Hill alerted us to "Run For Boston," an active spreadsheet encouraging solidarity with the effected Boston Marathoners through simple act of running. read more