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2014-08-22 02:22:12 AM  
I'm more surprised that dude with the helmet sitting in the lawn chair isn't dead or paralyzed from the neck down. That would have been the first victim, I would have thought.
 
2014-08-22 02:46:09 AM  
Has Drew been nominated for THIS yet? What a Catch-22.
 
2014-08-22 05:29:12 AM  
I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.
 
2014-08-22 05:30:34 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.


It will fizzle out soon enough.
 
2014-08-22 05:44:22 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.


Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.
 
2014-08-22 05:46:10 AM  
What the first bucket victim might look like...

i187.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-22 05:48:27 AM  
arewefullyet.com
 
2014-08-22 05:49:10 AM  
No really, when  our long national nightmare be over? Can't we just let ALS sufferers be miserable in the confines of their wheelchairs while they shiat themselves?  Why drag the rest of us into this?
 
2014-08-22 05:57:37 AM  
Were these guys off duty and hungover?  How could they not see the electrical wire thingees hanging horizontally directly over their metal ladder?
 
2014-08-22 06:00:36 AM  
I'm surprised with all the pregnant women I've seen do this (3),  there are no stories of labour being induced.
 
2014-08-22 06:01:08 AM  

Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.


Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't
 
2014-08-22 06:01:57 AM  
WTF is the deal with the ice bucket challenge?

I understand the ice being dumped on someone, I understand ALS is the focus, and I understand that the viral videos are a big deal this week.

What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.
 
jxc
2014-08-22 06:02:17 AM  
'First' eh? Mail don't know about the YouTubes.
 
2014-08-22 06:02:58 AM  
The two firefighters were in the bucket of their truck's ladder when a surge of electricity jumped over from nearby power lines and shocked them and two other firefighters.


Why do they have to sugar coat it? They are not victims; they hit the wire. End of story. Good thing the surge didn't arc through the water and zap the kids.
 
2014-08-22 06:05:14 AM  

wax_on: No really, when  our long national nightmare be over? Can't we just let ALS sufferers be miserable in the confines of their wheelchairs while they shiat themselves?  Why drag the rest of us into this?


So, how much awareness did you raise with your shares on facebook?
 
2014-08-22 06:05:18 AM  

gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't


That's never happened. Not once have I seen someone do the ice bucket malarky and thought "oh my god, I wish they'd stop invading my privacy". How sensitive are you that some people sharing videos of them doing something for charity makes you feel uncomfortable?
 
2014-08-22 06:05:52 AM  
This is 0bama sneaking Socialism into the US! First step is getting everyone used to contributing and then when you realize it's too late.
/this is a joke if yo haven't figured it out
//sadly someone out there believes it I am sure
 
2014-08-22 06:06:38 AM  

gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't


Here's a version for people who feel like you: when charitable-cause solicitors come to your door, dump an ice bucket on them.
 
2014-08-22 06:07:38 AM  

Slaxl: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't

That's never happened. Not once have I seen someone do the ice bucket malarky and thought "oh my god, I wish they'd stop invading my privacy". How sensitive are you that some people sharing videos of them doing something for charity makes you feel uncomfortable?


Odds are you won't see them since they don't want to be involved.
 
2014-08-22 06:07:47 AM  

mike_d85: What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.


Are you questioning the magical power of self-absorbed social media users!?

I suppose you never partook in the valiant effort to bring down Kony either... what sort of monster are you?!
 
2014-08-22 06:11:27 AM  
The iced in a bucket challenge?
 
2014-08-22 06:12:41 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: mike_d85: What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.

Are you questioning the magical power of self-absorbed social media users!?

I suppose you never partook in the valiant effort to bring down Kony either... what sort of monster are you?!


Self-absorbed social media users have already raised over $30m more thanks to this than the charity had raised at this same point last year.

Honestly, why are you people so eager to bash this? Money is being raised for a good cause. How can you have a problem with this? It beggars belief, it really does.
 
2014-08-22 06:14:52 AM  

mike_d85: WTF is the deal with the ice bucket challenge?

I understand the ice being dumped on someone, I understand ALS is the focus, and I understand that the viral videos are a big deal this week.

What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.


I was a bit confused at first too, but you can look it up on the internet.  Apparently they've raised a lot of money for ALS - although I haven't even heard the mention of what specific charity the money is going to.

Basically, you have to either donate $100 to an ALS charity or donate $10 to an ALS charity and dump water over your head - and then you have to tell 2 friends to do the same thing - and they'll tell 2 friends and they'll tell 2 friends.

It would be interesting to see how this money is actually spent.

It sounds like people think throwing money at a problem will solve everything.

And why ALS?  I don't know how many people suffer from that, but why not mental health care?  That's a pretty big problem too.
 
2014-08-22 06:17:14 AM  
i.imgur.com

Well at least they were conveniently located.

/window seat please
//also, seriously, shouldn't firefighters be trained not to spray water around active power lines?
 
2014-08-22 06:19:45 AM  

gfid: mike_d85: WTF is the deal with the ice bucket challenge?

I understand the ice being dumped on someone, I understand ALS is the focus, and I understand that the viral videos are a big deal this week.

What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.

I was a bit confused at first too, but you can look it up on the internet.  Apparently they've raised a lot of money for ALS - although I haven't even heard the mention of what specific charity the money is going to.

Basically, you have to either donate $100 to an ALS charity or donate $10 to an ALS charity and dump water over your head - and then you have to tell 2 friends to do the same thing - and they'll tell 2 friends and they'll tell 2 friends.

It would be interesting to see how this money is actually spent.

It sounds like people think throwing money at a problem will solve everything.

And why ALS?  I don't know how many people suffer from that, but why not mental health care?  That's a pretty big problem too.


Why not hypothermia treatment?
 
2014-08-22 06:22:21 AM  

GonzoNihilist: I'm surprised with all the pregnant women I've seen do this (3),  there are no stories of labour being induced.


Possible end result:

i1.squidoocdn.com
 
2014-08-22 06:24:15 AM  
Unfortunately Birmingham, Alabama wants to have a fire hose challenge to raise money for these firemen.


tlonuqbar.typepad.com
 
2014-08-22 06:25:04 AM  

gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't


How many people have you come across who wanted to be called out?
Ever?
 
2014-08-22 06:25:35 AM  

Slaxl: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't

That's never happened. Not once have I seen someone do the ice bucket malarky and thought "oh my god, I wish they'd stop invading my privacy". How sensitive are you that some people sharing videos of them doing something for charity makes you feel uncomfortable?


It has more to do with the fact that it's a fad, and everybody thinks that everybody wants to be a part of it. If someone that I know sends me a private message and asks me to donate, chances are I will. If someone calls me out and tries to shame me into doing anything, I naturally push back. Especially if I've been drinking. Like I said, charity is a good thing. Being called out isn't. Some people don't think it's fun.
 
2014-08-22 06:28:28 AM  

gggoddammitt: Slaxl: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't

That's never happened. Not once have I seen someone do the ice bucket malarky and thought "oh my god, I wish they'd stop invading my privacy". How sensitive are you that some people sharing videos of them doing something for charity makes you feel uncomfortable?

It has more to do with the fact that it's a fad, and everybody thinks that everybody wants to be a part of it. If someone that I know sends me a private message and asks me to donate, chances are I will. If someone calls me out and tries to shame me into doing anything, I naturally push back. Especially if I've been drinking. Like I said, charity is a good thing. Being called out isn't. Some people don't think it's fun.


Well perhaps our first introduction to this fad were under wildly different circumstances, because I never felt imposed upon, called out, or shamed. If I had I might have the same reaction, because I also have that tendency to push back when forced into something.
 
2014-08-22 06:28:38 AM  

BowtoMogul: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't

How many people have you come across who wanted to be called out?
Ever?


My wife for one. She is competitive and spiteful. She will gladly be called out if it means she gets to return the favor.
 
2014-08-22 06:29:34 AM  

gggoddammitt: Slaxl: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't

That's never happened. Not once have I seen someone do the ice bucket malarky and thought "oh my god, I wish they'd stop invading my privacy". How sensitive are you that some people sharing videos of them doing something for charity makes you feel uncomfortable?

It has more to do with the fact that it's a fad, and everybody thinks that everybody wants to be a part of it. If someone that I know sends me a private message and asks me to donate, chances are I will. If someone calls me out and tries to shame me into doing anything, I naturally push back. Especially if I've been drinking. Like I said, charity is a good thing. Being called out isn't. Some people don't think it's fun.


Have you talked to Jesus today?
Jesus wants you to give me money in a discrete way.
If you don't give me money I'll start shouting that you are a heretic.

/Maybe religions are a fad, too...
 
2014-08-22 06:32:28 AM  

Public Savant: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't

That's never happened. Not once have I seen someone do the ice bucket malarky and thought "oh my god, I wish they'd stop invading my privacy". How sensitive are you that some people sharing videos of them doing something for charity makes you feel uncomfortable?

It has more to do with the fact that it's a fad, and everybody thinks that everybody wants to be a part of it. If someone that I know sends me a private message and asks me to donate, chances are I will. If someone calls me out and tries to shame me into doing anything, I naturally push back. Especially if I've been drinking. Like I said, charity is a good thing. Being called out isn't. Some people don't think it's fun.

Have you talked to Jesus today?
Jesus wants you to give me money in a discrete way.
If you don't give me money I'll start shouting that you are a heretic.

/Maybe religions are a fad, too...


Yeah, but when Jesus talks to me, suddenly I'm insane.
 
2014-08-22 06:32:35 AM  
Hey, dipshiats - it's not the "oh my god I'm wet" challenge, there's supposed to be ice involved.
 
2014-08-22 06:33:16 AM  

mike_d85: WTF is the deal with the ice bucket challenge?

i776.photobucket.com
 
2014-08-22 06:37:03 AM  

wax_on: No really, when  our long national nightmare be over? Can't we just let ALS sufferers be miserable in the confines of their wheelchairs while they shiat themselves?  Why drag the rest of us into this?


I remember when the world first became aware of ALS, way back in '14. One brave soul mustered his Facebook power, raised his bucket of compassion and released the icy water of justice. Oh how the world changed that day. "Ay...ell....ess?" cried the masses, "Whoa." And then people cared ever so much about ALS, and donated all the money that they totally would have donated before if only anyone had ever taken the disease seriously enough to wet themselves.

/as a bonus, these events ultimately led to recognition of Lou Gehrig as a decent baseball player
 
2014-08-22 06:39:15 AM  

gggoddammitt: Slaxl: jehovahs witness protection: I can't wait for this stupid fad to fade away.

Don't be such a miserable git. It's a bit of fun, raising money for charity.

Quick question, do you like panhandlers? Do you like it when people invade your privacy, call you out and generally make you uncomfortable because they want to masturbate their sense of moral superiority? I know this isn't the case with everyone. Some people really do just want to help, which is why you get to pick the charity yourself. It's still just a pain in the ass to people who already donate and just want to mind their own business. 

/Charity is a good thing
//Calling people out who don't want to be called out isn't


The horror.
 
2014-08-22 06:39:52 AM  
                "Honestly, why are you people so eager to bash this?"  If you have to ask, believe me, you wont understand .Next someone is going to think that ice water is not attention whoring enough, and start the chocolate syrup challenge, and then it will be the septic tank challenge etc.. All this is, is the mainstreaming of our endemic childishness and "Jackass" mentality. And with the west going parched,(probably for good) it seems that we don;t understand the concept of limited resources yet. Just what I've come to expect from my fellow Americans.
 
2014-08-22 06:39:52 AM  
I watched a youtube video collection of ice bucket failures and while some were funny there was a surprising number of them involving dropping the bucket full of water directly on a persons head from several feet in the air.  That could easily cause serious injury or death. They were also funny.
 
2014-08-22 06:42:26 AM  
One of these days I'm gonna go make the POOP CHALLENGE. It all starts with one person skipping a poop day. He then calls out as many people as he wants to to continue the challenge. The next challenger will have to skip 2 poop days. The number of skipped poop days increments by 1 for every successful challenger. Those who quit in the middle of the Poop Challenge gets dumped with real poo.

Donations to starving children of the world are made each time you succeed the Poop Challenge. You are giving children food with money, and with food, you give them the future to poop!
 
2014-08-22 06:48:02 AM  
I'm waiting for some sorehead here in California to biatch about people wasting water during a drought.
 
2014-08-22 06:54:15 AM  
I don't see it as raising awareness any more than an entire month raises awareness for breast cancer.  I'm pretty sure everyone is already aware of these diseases.  If you want to donate money, do it.  There's no need for all the attention whoring.
 
2014-08-22 06:55:27 AM  

Slaxl: Self-absorbed social media users have already raised over $30m more thanks to this than the charity had raised at this same point last year.


And yet where would we rate the odds of them actually understanding what ALS is?

They. Don't. Care. It's ancillary to the most important part of the entire farce which is showing the world at large how cool/manly/brave they are.

Fair-weather heroes with the collective IQ of a gnat and the social conscience of a sex-starved drake.
 
2014-08-22 06:56:08 AM  
 I was watching the ice bucket fail videos and knew it was just a matter of time But I thought the first one would be a broken neck. I did not factor in electric shock.
 
2014-08-22 06:57:17 AM  

jjorsett: I'm waiting for some sorehead here in California to biatch about people wasting water during a drought.


I'm sure they'll have no problem hooking up to this hydrant for your turn.
www.worldsweeper.com
 
2014-08-22 07:03:36 AM  

jjorsett: I'm waiting for some sorehead here in California to biatch about people wasting water during a drought.


The guy who plays mini me in Austin Powers used milk.
 
2014-08-22 07:03:47 AM  
The first victim of this stupid fad was the guy who started it.  He couldn't stop being an AW to raise money for charity, so he jumped off a building into a lake 'for charity' - and died.
 
2014-08-22 07:05:25 AM  

Slaxl: nulluspixiusdemonica: mike_d85: What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.

Are you questioning the magical power of self-absorbed social media users!?

I suppose you never partook in the valiant effort to bring down Kony either... what sort of monster are you?!

Self-absorbed social media users have already raised over $30m more thanks to this than the charity had raised at this same point last year.

Honestly, why are you people so eager to bash this? Money is being raised for a good cause. How can you have a problem with this? It beggars belief, it really does.


Some folks seem to think it's a waste of water when there are places plagued by drought.

Not sure if I agree or disagree, but in a country where we're admonished to turn off the tap while we brush our teeth, they may have a point.

I do think it's gone far enough when people try to pull off bigger and bigger stunts to the point where folks end up in the hospital. Maybe it's time to quit now.
 
2014-08-22 07:08:18 AM  

nulluspixiusdemonica: mike_d85: What I DON'T understand is how that in any way translates to fundraising.

Are you questioning the magical power of self-absorbed social media users!?

I suppose you never partook in the valiant effort to bring down Kony either... what sort of monster are you?!


I don't like hot dogs.
 
2014-08-22 07:09:54 AM  

jjorsett: I'm waiting for some sorehead here in California to biatch about people wasting water during a drought.


Some social justice warrior was doing just that last week on Tumblr. Basically "something something white privilege wasting water". I'd find you the link but it's far too early to wade into that cesspool.
 
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