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The ice bucket challenge

Postby AR » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:35 am

Anyone else sick of this yet?

http://www.vice.com/read/dumping-a-buck ... ropist-813


Unless you lack access to the internet, you’ve certainly seen the viral onslaught of Ice Bucket Challenge videos in the past few weeks. The idea is to dump a bucket of ice water over your head and “nominate” others to do the same, as a way of promoting awareness about ALS (a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s disease). If you don’t accept the challenge, you have to donate $100 to an ALS association of your choice. It’s like a game of Would-You-Rather involving the entire internet where, appallingly, most Americans would rather dump ice water on their head than donate to charity.

There are a lot of things wrong with the Ice Bucket Challenge, but most the annoying is that it's basically narcissism masked as altruism. By the time the summer heat cools off and ice water no longer feels refreshing, people will have completely forgotten about ALS. It’s trendy to pretend that we care, but eventually, those trends fade away.

This is the crux of millennial “hashtag activism,” where instead of actually doing something, you can just pretend like you’re doing something by posting things all over your Facebook. Like the Ice Bucket Challenge, good causes end up being a collective of social media naval gazing. We reflected on our favorite social-movements-gone-viral and found out what happened to them after the fell off our Twitter feeds. Because, yes, social problems continue even after you stop hashtagging them.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby YoungJRNYfan » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:03 pm

The more telling question regarding this awareness tribute is the amount of money donated the past few weeks because of this attempt to bring awareness. If numbers spiked, I can see the point. If not, it's just another bandwagon stunt across social media.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby AR » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:32 pm

All these fucking social media whores are dumping ice water over their heads looking for donations instead of donating. Trendy douchie bullshit.

The smart money is to pay to go to a dinner featuring beef and beer and former Baltimore Stallions (CFL) and Ravens players with the proceeds going to ALS. (horrible, scary disease - never questioned that)

http://www.brigancebrigade.org/three-ri ... oj/tickets

So I get to eat and drink beer and actually put my money where my mouth is while idiots dump cold water on their heads. :lol:
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby conversationpc » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:31 am

It is sort of annoying because it seems like people are looking to pat themselves on the back and have others pat them on the back. That's one thing I don't like about publicizing how charitable you are. On the other hand, I've been reading that most of those taking the challenge actually also contribute.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby YoungJRNYfan » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:25 am

I've got nominated like 4 times so I took the challenge and donated a nice sum ontop of it. Whoever dumps the ice, support the cause and donate.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby slucero » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:41 am

..I'm waiting for the beer-bucket challenge...

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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Fact Finder » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:01 am

slucero wrote:..I'm waiting for the beer-bucket challenge...


Hilarious, I just now got Facebook update (video), with my sons friend pouring Honey Brown Ale over his head and challenging others.. :lol:

GMTA I guess. :wink:
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Lora » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:47 am

I think most celebrities are doing the challenge and also donating.

The Viral Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised $12 Million For ALS

The extremely viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has led to record donations to the ALS Association, whose national office reports nearly $12 million in collected donations since July 29–$15.6 million if you include money raised by ALS affiliates across the country–compared with less than $50,000 in the same period last year.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby slucero » Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:33 pm

Fact Finder wrote:
slucero wrote:..I'm waiting for the beer-bucket challenge...


Hilarious, I just now got Facebook update (video), with my sons friend pouring Honey Brown Ale over his head and challenging others.. :lol:

GMTA I guess. :wink:



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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby tater1977 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:42 pm

Video: Ice Bucket Challenge Celebrity Participants Like Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake Dump Freezing Water Over Their Heads


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Aug. 18, 2014 AT 1:55PM By Esther Lee .

Drenched and freezing for a cause! Scores of celebrities joined the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge over this past week to help raise money and awareness for Lou Gehrig's disease. Here, Us Weekly has compiled a master cut of your favorite celebrities,

http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-new ... ds-2014188

Slucero .... getting close to your version.. ..Chris Pratt at 1.00 min :lol:
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Jonny B » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:03 am

My bro also made it a point that dousing yourself with ice water causes your veins to contract, making it more difficult for your heart to pump blood. This could prove fatal to anyone with heart disease, or those whose families have a history of heart disease, as this can lead to cardiac arrest.

Where the hell is all this donation money going anyway? It's time to stop being 'aware' of diseases and start going towards 'curing' them.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

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Re: The ice bucket challenge

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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby tater1977 » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:23 am

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Angel » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:42 am

My understanding is take the challenge and donate $10 or don't take the challenge and donate $100-either way you're supposed to donate. As someone else mentioned, more money has been raised for ALS in the past month than in the last several years combined. I was initially skeptical until I started hearing the numbers, now I think it's a great thing.
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby conversationpc » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:54 am

If anyone wants to donate to the ALS cause, I'd recommend not donating to the same charity most everyone's donations are going to and try donating directly to an ALS patient, like Jason Becker.

http://jasonbeckerguitar.com/donation_information.html
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby conversationpc » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:55 am

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Yikes...Did that chick get hurt? :lol:
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Fact Finder » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:49 pm

conversationpc wrote:
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Yikes...Did that chick get hurt? :lol:


I just stole it off the internet, that said, it couldn't have felt good. :lol:
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby steveo777 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:08 pm

Fact Finder wrote:
conversationpc wrote:
Fact Finder wrote:Image


Yikes...Did that chick get hurt? :lol:


I just stole it off the internet, that said, it couldn't have felt good. :lol:


Well, FF, is there ANYTHING that you don't steal off the internet? All news and opinions from you are second hand. :mrgreen:
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Fact Finder » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:28 pm

Is there anything that ANY of us aren't getting from the internet anymore?
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby yulog » Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:50 am

[quote="AR"]Anyone else sick of this yet?

Almost as bad as when all these bands would do cover albums.........I hear Bryan Adams is now going to do one of these....ugh!
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Re: The ice bucket challenge

Postby Boomchild » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:17 pm

Where's the "ice bucket challenge" for Ebola????
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