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Really good to see a charity campaign go viral and the charity get a massive increase in donations. well done.
which i take as a sign of keeping good company
the Charlie Sheen one which was a bit meh, but good sentiment
the Will Arnett one which was great (ninja turtles!)
and some guy I went to school with before I'd even heard of it so thought it might just be some sort of small town thing
this guy takes it a bit far
fucking hell. If they had just donated the money that that must have cost!
Hope he actually does it (he won't).
that's what would happen to me if i tried it
For me it has it's plus points, of course, glad to see awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - which is something that is more looked over than other things, and Charlie Sheen and Dave Grohl/Foo Fighter's offerings genuinely brought a smile to my face, but there are other issues with it that leave me very unsure.
Especially as a lot of 'celebs' (and just attention loving non-celebs) didn't actually mention anything about the charity, what it is or a link to donate either.
This is the first I've even heard about this charity so I guess that proves your point as I've seen plenty of the challenges
of drowning, which is sad and weird
But like we didn't already know that...
but what's wrong with what he's saying there? he's right.
>wearing sunglasses inside
>expecting us to listen to anything you say
if i liked them i would lose my mind
of yr GSOH and temperature threshold
it's fooking everywhere!
first 4 videos by people i actually know on one night
this is the funniest one so far though
think i'll just ignore rather than "take a stand"
which is probably a testament to how grumpy my friends think/know I am, but if I do I'll probably just screencap me donating on the website and post that instead.
and hoped no one would corner me and go "why have you not done it?!?!?!?!".
And before anyone here might ask WHY, I'll say that what charities I choose to donate to is my business and I refuse to get socially pressured into donating to a specific one due to a social networking fad.
which prompted me to set up the monthly direct debit to Water Aid that I'd been promising myself for far too long that I'd get around to sorting out. No video. I nominated all the boys www.tobeagirl.org
About how ALS spend a lot of money on wages and work with pharmaceutical companies, and the general expectation that all charities should consist wholly from the goodness of people's hearts and the power if love.
"Join the revolution"
"....like and share my video"
'you know ALS test on animals right?!?' on everything are really pissing me off though.
who went absolutely crazy posting loads of statuses simply being as contrary about it as possible. This was the sort of person who has posted stuff about religion being an attempt to control the masses now going on one about how the ALS foundation use stem cell research and are, in his words, "basically chopping up babies"
Also seems to be against any medical treatment that isn't weed, posting stuff like "You sheeple need to be critical about the media and its biased, one-sided agenda", which is all well and good thing to say so long as you don't follow it up by sharing an article entitled something like "Marijuana Proven To Cure All Cancers" reposted from sites with names like Stonedwall (genuinely proud of this sort of pun) or The High Times
Got nothing against the guy, but the extreme vitriol that this has brought out in him is something I've found funny to the point of being actively irritated
He used toilet water.
friends on facebook, it is LITERALLY everywhere
Everyone's been sharing that one on my Facebook... so funny.
I mean, it's not. But it is really isn't it?
in a sense it makes sense to do so.
It still feels horrible though.
Worth watching on repeat
is full of people from school who now live in Crawley, and never post anything but pictures of their babies, standing in their back gardens getting a bucket of water dunked on them
i hope more charities invent challenges that go viral and everyone that can afford to donates
the internet really is the greatest tool we have for raising awareness of issues
facebook should delete videos of the people who neglect to even give the charity a mention
I've started getting people smashing custard pies into faces for Huntingtons disease
I have been nominated. My wife absolutely hates it, for the Batman reason so I'm probably not going to do it. Also, my cousin did it with her & her husband sitting in a paddling pool and then dumped a whole truck trailer full of freezing Highland water onto their heads - so I can;t outdo that.
I'm not that bothered about the attention seeking, that's not the point, I don;t even think that;s what a lot of people are doing, they;re just takign their turn to pas it on. It's impressive how game everyone is beign about it and how far this has spread. Usually this kind of viral stuff doesn't get in to my facebook feed, but this one is all over it.
My mum doesn't see the need for $41 million in charity donations to a disease which "you might just get over".
Good ole mum, eh?
in a swimming pool in the algarve :''''''''''''')
to clarify: we're laughing AT my auntie not WITH her
if you need to clarify...
I brought several of ultra cheap tins of beans, and for a laugh, I dented them with bits of my body, like slamming them down on my little finger on a desk (this is not unsensible, the physics of it make it painless and not dangerous, if you do it the right way) I also proceeded to dent many tins by bashing them against my head......this was not such a good idea, as it is the momentum of the beans that gets transferred, needless to say, I had a splitting headache, but we all had a real good laugh.
Ignored it. Not taking a stand, just don't believe in motor neurone disease.
but just normal cold water
they can fuck off
cause I'm well jokes
its a fucking bucket fer christ's sake
felt like a dick
Giving to charity is undoubtedly a good thing. Do you think viral campaigns like these encourage people to donate more or do you think people would still donate the same amount, but at different times and to different campaigns?
I'm leaning towards the former.
loads of people I know who don't dontate to any charities have donated to this, it would be foolish and narrowminded to assume the charity money raised would've gone to another charity if people weren't pouring buckets of ice on their head and thats why people claim that if it wasn't for the Ice Bucket Challenge more money would be going to more worthwhile causes I roll my eyes.
that 50% of the money going to ALS is money that would have been given to other charities
Or went straight out of an employees pay packet, I doubt a load of people poured a bucket of water on their head and then went to the trouble of canceling these payments.
of hearing, pretty much everywhere on line, about how people are giving to charity in a manner that is wrong and displeasing