Monday, August 18, 2014

Off Topic

Before last week, the only ice bucket challenge I ever had was wandering hotel hallways searching for an ice machine.

33 comments:

MISCH said...

Please my idiot neighbor just did it…..

AJ said...

Seriously don't waste the money on the cost of the ice & bucket.
Just donate money to cause that needs it.
Money much better spent.

All Lace no Leather said...

At first I thought it was cute but then realized water is a commodity that is scarce in some parts of the world. Wasting it is sad.

All Lace no Leather said...

AJ much better idea. Just give money!

VIPblonde said...

I'd be much more interested in the ice bucket challenge if they were doing it right :)

Unknown said...

I don't get the challenge, it's done instead of giving money?

Jessi said...

Thank you @Lace!! This is what I have been saying the last week!! How arrogant of us to just waste water!!! Sorry, I know it's for a good cause, but seriously…its obnoxious and now just stupid!

Lady Heisenberg said...

It's not charity raising, it's charity dodging. And fuckers wasting buckets of water during a drought. What would Tank Girl do?

S.joy said...

It's to raise awareness for ALS, but many don't realize that and and doing it just for fun. Bandwagon hoppers!

jane3113 said...

I have an issue with water wasting too. I don't even like it when a faucet drips on occasion. If I am challenged I am going to donate to ALS and Clean Water charities.

All Lace no Leather said...

Jane great idea!

Kat has left the building said...

Isn't it like saying I'd rather dump an ice cold bucket of water on my head while laughing into a camera than donate money or actually leave my house to do something that actually helps ALS research?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Imagine the possibilities if every person who did the bucket challenge donated $5 to research instead! And try not to remind us how much the fake scientists on the Big Bang Theory just signed for. Oh my, I really need to stop with all of this sense-making and go repeatedly fill up my tub just for funsies!

All Lace no Leather said...

Bills Gates did it. Instead he should have filmed himself writing a big fat check to ALS, then challenged his rich friends to do the same.

VeronicaCostello said...

As someone who lost an Uncle to ALS, I'm glad it's raised so much money and awareness. $5.5 million as opposed to $32,000 in the same amount of time.

http://time.com/3111699/ice-bucket-challenge-als-donations/

mystic chic said...

Me too entry. Cheers

mystic chic said...

Enty. Apparently my phone hates me.

Wee S said...

I'm going off topic here lads, but I must draw your attention to possibly the greatest pageant on the telly ever: The Rose of Tralee!! So cringy, its like the real life version of the Lovely Girls contest from Father Ted! Follow it on Twitter, it's amazing.

Studio54 said...

@Wee S: I attended more than a few of the Rose of Tralee pageants when I lived at home with my parents. I thought it was more like holiday festivities than a pageant, like Toddlers and Tiaras.

Wee S said...

I've already made my mind up about who I don't want to win (Scottish Rose). Its just pure cheese. I love that the main hashtag for it is #rot. I'm so childish sometimes.

Seachica said...

My company's CEO just did the challenge this morning, and challenged every employee to do it tomorrow. How can I get out of it without looking like a non/team player?

Kat has left the building said...

@sea I googled it the other day and found this The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. Those who refuse to take the challenge are asked to make a donation to the ALS charity of their choice.

So just make a nice donation?

sugarbread maker said...

Taylor Swift and her crew each donated $100 + did the challenge. Not everyone is an attention seeking charity dodger.

AJ said...

@Veronica
I too am happy that at least this has raised awareness & money for such an important cause. I don't have ALS but as a sufferer of a chronic dieseas ( crohns ) myself, I think it is VERY important that it's done both. I just wish people would forgo the waste of water & materials and do the good deed of donation instead.

auntliddy said...

Unknown- yes. But chsllenge has 2 goals, getting money for als but mostly( acvording to director of charity) mostly to bring attention to als and the organization. Mission accomplished!

auntliddy said...

I yjink everyone can calm down about wasting water. Jeesh! Our hoarding a couple of gallons of water isnt going to help anyone who doesnt have fresh water. People are starving; do we not eat in support?! Anyhoo, all my grandchildren did it except fir three yr old, and gave$10 of their money to als. One of the stinkers nominated me and mr, and i said we wld donate, no ice on my head! Lol
Anyway, its just a fun way of giving and bringing attention to als. Which is what als wanted.

helen smith said...

I saw that on Youtube.com but unfortunately it was a 300lb 5'5" hairy guy from Florida

Bee Haven said...

All lace: or use grey water! If it's good enough for the garden....

Bee Haven said...

Tank girl. Sigh. Still have my comics.

Purbear said...

Yes, except we aren't talking about some far off distant land; the state in which most of these celebs lives is in a serious drought. At this point, it just seems to be encouraging their fans to waste water. Yes, I am a Debbie Downer but I also am only allowed to water my lawn twice a week, so....

Kat has left the building said...

Yeah the only reason I can comprehend the California drout is because I was there when I was five years old and in a restaurant there was a sign saying they wouldn't keep our water glasses filled unless we asked because of the drout. Weirdest thing I ever saw!

Yoj said...

Drought is clearly a very serious issue, so I don't wish to sound flippant but...

"Can you believe it? We're in the middle of a drought, and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A."

"Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water."

auntliddy said...

Pur, point taken. I lived in ny on long island, and for years and years and years we cld water odd or even days, according to address number, and only certain times. It got to be such a habit i did even when restriction lifted, lol. And i remember when they stopped serving water at resturants to conserve