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2014-08-27 07:27:33 AM
Wait...slurry as in liquid manure sludge?
 
2014-08-27 08:52:58 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-27 09:36:32 AM
Is this the most disgusting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank yet? And in Shepton Mallet!

Sir Digby Chicken Cæsar is cooking up the suppository response.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-27 09:36:45 AM

SmackLT: Wait...slurry as in liquid manure sludge?


i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-27 09:41:09 AM
We she doesn't seem all that upset by it.
 
2014-08-27 09:41:19 AM
At least planking and tebowing weren't arrogent enough to be done under the auspices of global change and battling a terrible disease.

You know what they say, we have to be the change we want in this world.
Thanks for another out-of-the-parker millenials. (sarcasm)

This just makes it painfully obvious how even a topic as serious as this just gets boiled down to a "look at me!" meme. The one strength of this "movement" is also its undermining element.
 
2014-08-27 09:42:28 AM
*scans headline*


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-08-27 09:43:12 AM
This ALS ice bucket challenge has gotten me thinking. How about a boiling water challenge to raise money for victims of severe scalding injuries?
 
2014-08-27 09:43:52 AM
Poop thread?
 
2014-08-27 09:44:11 AM

Egoy3k: We she doesn't seem all that upset by it.


I'd bet there's a fetish, or 5, hiding in her head. Well, not anymore.
 
2014-08-27 09:44:19 AM

Egoy3k: We she doesn't seem all that upset by it.


Not the first time she's taken a shot like that, I venture.
 
2014-08-27 09:45:56 AM

MurphyMurphy: At least planking and tebowing weren't arrogent enough to be done under the auspices of global change and battling a terrible disease.

You know what they say, we have to be the change we want in this world.
Thanks for another out-of-the-parker millenials. (sarcasm)

This just makes it painfully obvious how even a topic as serious as this just gets boiled down to a "look at me!" meme. The one strength of this "movement" is also its undermining element.


I don't understand the complaint. Who cares if people are being egotistical dicks in your eyes? They have still raised some £40m for the charity. Seems like a win to me.
 
2014-08-27 09:46:08 AM
How about a STFU challenge
 
2014-08-27 09:46:39 AM

MurphyMurphy: At least planking and tebowing weren't arrogent enough to be done under the auspices of global change and battling a terrible disease.

You know what they say, we have to be the change we want in this world.
Thanks for another out-of-the-parker millenials. (sarcasm)

This just makes it painfully obvious how even a topic as serious as this just gets boiled down to a "look at me!" meme. The one strength of this "movement" is also its undermining element.


Other than you know, donations for ALS being significant enough that at least one of the research foundations (ALSTDI) is now able to move forward with clinical trials that they were expecting to have to sit on for at least two more years.
And the fact that there is more awareness for the disease in general (roughly 1/4 of Americans asked didn't know of it, had about the same ratio in a completely unscientific poll on another message board I frequent).

We call it Lou Gehrig's Disease, but Stephen Hawking suffers from the same. How many people knew that?
 
2014-08-27 09:46:42 AM

Egoy3k: We she doesn't seem all that upset by it.


People that grow up on farms aren't freaked out by a little poop.
 
2014-08-27 09:49:36 AM
Was she trounced upon by a shepton mallet?  Blimey!
 
2014-08-27 09:50:34 AM

Caeldan: How many people knew that?


Oh, oh, me sir! Me sir! I knew that sir!
 
2014-08-27 09:50:40 AM

abhorrent1: Egoy3k: We she doesn't seem all that upset by it.

People that grow up on farms aren't freaked out by a little poop.


She's also a mother, another occupation that involves large volumes of poop.
 
2014-08-27 09:50:46 AM

Fooky_Monster: How about a STFU challenge


^^ok^^

STFU
 
2014-08-27 09:51:56 AM

whatsupchuck: Was she trounced upon by a shepton mallet?  Blimey!


and on the way to Mornington Crescent, too
 
2014-08-27 09:53:44 AM

Slaxl: I don't understand the complaint. Who cares if people are being egotistical dicks in your eyes? They have still raised some £40m for the charity. Seems like a win to me.


I know what's a LOT more than they earned the same period last year.  I do wonder 2 things though.

With such an influx of money will they even have enough to spend it on?

At the very least, they'll have much more to think about come budget time.

Will there be a drop in donations to other charities?

Sure, some of these people probably wouldn't have donated anything but others might think - Okay, I gave to ALS so some other charity.
 
2014-08-27 09:53:51 AM
I like how after she's thrown to the ground by the force of shait, someone turns the valve off for a second then thinks, you know what she needs more shiat.
 
2014-08-27 09:57:19 AM

Caeldan: MurphyMurphy: At least planking and tebowing weren't arrogent enough to be done under the auspices of global change and battling a terrible disease.

You know what they say, we have to be the change we want in this world.
Thanks for another out-of-the-parker millenials. (sarcasm)

This just makes it painfully obvious how even a topic as serious as this just gets boiled down to a "look at me!" meme. The one strength of this "movement" is also its undermining element.

Other than you know, donations for ALS being significant enough that at least one of the research foundations (ALSTDI) is now able to move forward with clinical trials that they were expecting to have to sit on for at least two more years.
And the fact that there is more awareness for the disease in general (roughly 1/4 of Americans asked didn't know of it, had about the same ratio in a completely unscientific poll on another message board I frequent).

We call it Lou Gehrig's Disease, but Stephen Hawking suffers from the same. How many people knew that?


I literally watched someone do this last night that had no farking clue why.

The meme is far more popular than the message.

And thats my point. Doing something, anything, is considered enough. When real change requires more than a two week fad.

It's up there with bumper ribbons. Some view it as every lityle bit helps, good for you.

I happen to wonder if 40M in donations couldnt be 400M if the energy of it wasn't focused on self-congratulatory b.s.
 
2014-08-27 09:58:21 AM
I usually have to pay extra for that.
 
2014-08-27 09:59:42 AM

Anastacya: Poop thread?


Hey, ya made it!
 
2014-08-27 10:00:04 AM
One big girl, one big-ass cup?

/She did not waste any water!  Where's the props for that!
 
2014-08-27 10:02:13 AM

Apok451: Anastacya: Poop thread?

Hey, ya made it!


Haha, I'm on Fark almost all day, every day! Bwahahahaha! Thanks to your kind gift, now I can lurk in even MORE places...

/cue the creepy music
 
2014-08-27 10:02:14 AM
Is this stupidity over yet?
 
2014-08-27 10:02:22 AM
This is just one of many examples that prove my PhD thesis about people being (in summary) stupid, narcissistic, unimaginative lemmings.

/No one could disprove me, no one likes me though.
 
2014-08-27 10:02:45 AM

Apok451: Anastacya: Poop thread?

Hey, ya made it!


Wait, this isn't TF.
 
2014-08-27 10:06:22 AM
It was so disgusting that she posted it on social media.
 
2014-08-27 10:06:31 AM

MurphyMurphy: I happen to wonder if 40M in donations couldnt be 400M if the energy of it wasn't focused on self-congratulatory b.s.


It's more than they have ever made though.  Unless you have another better method of raising money you really can't presume to judge how they do it.  Otherwise feel free to ignore them at your leisure.
 
2014-08-27 10:11:07 AM
the ice bucket challenge just jumped the shart
 
2014-08-27 10:13:59 AM

MurphyMurphy: I happen to wonder if 40M in donations couldnt be 400M if the energy of it wasn't focused on self-congratulatory b.s.


Damn, you're a buzzkilling soulless grey, aren't you?
 
2014-08-27 10:17:31 AM

pippi longstocking: This is just one of many examples that prove my PhD thesis about people being (in summary) stupid, narcissistic, unimaginative lemmings.

/No one could disprove me, no one likes me though.


Agreed. If someone said "Hey, ALS is a shiat disease and it would help a lot of people if you could donate some money, then tell other people you know to donate." it would have raised whole tens of dollars. But you attach an element of "Look at me! I'm an attention whore!" and, well, just look at what's happened.  

I think that's what irks me about this the most. It just confirms my misanthropic view of humanity in general. Almost nobody does this because they want to help others, or to do some good in the world, they do it because they get attention. Of course, that doesn't stop them from patting themselves on the back for being such a giving person.

In no way does any of the above mean I begrudge ALSA their windfall, good on them (or whoever kicked this thing off) for finding a way to tap into people's inherent narcissism to do something good for a change.

/was that really the topic of your thesis, because that would be awesome!
 
2014-08-27 10:17:39 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [img.fark.net image 300x300]


Yup! Sheeple....
 
2014-08-27 10:20:37 AM
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2014-08-27 10:22:49 AM

xalres: pippi longstocking: This is just one of many examples that prove my PhD thesis about people being (in summary) stupid, narcissistic, unimaginative lemmings.

/No one could disprove me, no one likes me though.

Agreed. If someone said "Hey, ALS is a shiat disease and it would help a lot of people if you could donate some money, then tell other people you know to donate." it would have raised whole tens of dollars. But you attach an element of "Look at me! I'm an attention whore!" and, well, just look at what's happened.  

I think that's what irks me about this the most. It just confirms my misanthropic view of humanity in general. Almost nobody does this because they want to help others, or to do some good in the world, they do it because they get attention. Of course, that doesn't stop them from patting themselves on the back for being such a giving person.

In no way does any of the above mean I begrudge ALSA their windfall, good on them (or whoever kicked this thing off) for finding a way to tap into people's inherent narcissism to do something good for a change.

/was that really the topic of your thesis, because that would be awesome!


This is my sentiment as well. I say if the end result is a lot of money being raised for the cause, I say exploit everyone's desire to be seen/heard being generous.

I was recently "challenged" by a friend, and I may record a Vine of me drinking a glass of ice water whilst clicking on the "Donate" button on the ALS website.
 
2014-08-27 10:24:11 AM

BitwiseShift: Is this the most disgusting ALS Ice Bucket Challenge prank yet? And in Shepton Mallet!

Sir Digby Chicken Cæsar is cooking up the suppository response.

[img.fark.net image 297x169]


On a lonely planet spinning its way toward damnation amid the fear and despair of a broken human race, who is left to fight for all that is good and pure and gets you smashed for under a fiver? Yes, it's the surprising adventures of me, Sir Digby Chicken Caesar!
 
2014-08-27 10:25:23 AM
strawberryindigo.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-08-27 10:31:56 AM
My brother challenged me the other day. I totally agree with the "look at me" aspect of the whole thing, so I'm posting a picture of the check I'm sending to my local food bank, a cause much more dear to my heart.
 
2014-08-27 10:32:15 AM

xalres: pippi longstocking: This is just one of many examples that prove my PhD thesis about people being (in summary) stupid, narcissistic, unimaginative lemmings.

/No one could disprove me, no one likes me though.

Agreed. If someone said "Hey, ALS is a shiat disease and it would help a lot of people if you could donate some money, then tell other people you know to donate." it would have raised whole tens of dollars. But you attach an element of "Look at me! I'm an attention whore!" and, well, just look at what's happened.  

I think that's what irks me about this the most. It just confirms my misanthropic view of humanity in general. Almost nobody does this because they want to help others, or to do some good in the world, they do it because they get attention. Of course, that doesn't stop them from patting themselves on the back for being such a giving person.

In no way does any of the above mean I begrudge ALSA their windfall, good on them (or whoever kicked this thing off) for finding a way to tap into people's inherent narcissism to do something good for a change.

/was that really the topic of your thesis, because that would be awesome!


Well it was an econ paper on consumer allocation to disposable income. Yes, people put their time and money on stupid things, just look at us in Fark.com
 
2014-08-27 10:35:09 AM
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2014-08-27 10:37:26 AM

star_topology: xalres: pippi longstocking: This is just one of many examples that prove my PhD thesis about people being (in summary) stupid, narcissistic, unimaginative lemmings.

/No one could disprove me, no one likes me though.

Agreed. If someone said "Hey, ALS is a shiat disease and it would help a lot of people if you could donate some money, then tell other people you know to donate." it would have raised whole tens of dollars. But you attach an element of "Look at me! I'm an attention whore!" and, well, just look at what's happened.
I think that's what irks me about this the most. It just confirms my misanthropic view of humanity in general. Almost nobody does this because they want to help others, or to do some good in the world, they do it because they get attention. Of course, that doesn't stop them from patting themselves on the back for being such a giving person.

In no way does any of the above mean I begrudge ALSA their windfall, good on them (or whoever kicked this thing off) for finding a way to tap into people's inherent narcissism to do something good for a change.

/was that really the topic of your thesis, because that would be awesome!

This is my sentiment as well. I say if the end result is a lot of money being raised for the cause, I say exploit everyone's desire to be seen/heard being generous.

I was recently "challenged" by a friend, and I may record a Vine of me drinking a glass of ice water whilst clicking on the "Donate" button on the ALS website.


I like my buddy's, "Ice Coffee Challenge".
It was just him sipping on large DD iced regular and saying how tough it was to get through it all.
 
2014-08-27 10:48:49 AM
All this dour talk from people annoyed about the trend because it's done by attention whores not giving a shiat about the cause but instead just giving themselves a way to say "hey look at me!" has made me realise that everyone complaining about the trend is doing it because it gives them a way to say "hey look at me", as they stand out from the crowd.

So both sides are egotistical and desperate for attention therefore it's farking human nature, so shut the fark up and just be glad that a charity has raised nearly £50m.

Jeez, it's not confirming your misanthrope because you're annoyed at people doing this who are attention whores, it's confirming your misanthrope that you can't look beyond people and their foibles to see a huge amount of money raised for a good cause. Just be happy for the positive when it so vastly overwhelms the tiny negative.
 
2014-08-27 10:54:28 AM
I prefer Jon Stewart's 'Ferguson Challenge'.
 
2014-08-27 11:00:46 AM

Slaxl: All this dour talk from people annoyed about the trend because it's done by attention whores not giving a shiat about the cause but instead just giving themselves a way to say "hey look at me!" has made me realise that everyone complaining about the trend is doing it because it gives them a way to say "hey look at me", as they stand out from the crowd.

So both sides are egotistical and desperate for attention therefore it's farking human nature, so shut the fark up and just be glad that a charity has raised nearly £50m.

Jeez, it's not confirming your misanthrope because you're annoyed at people doing this who are attention whores, it's confirming your misanthrope that you can't look beyond people and their foibles to see a huge amount of money raised for a good cause. Just be happy for the positive when it so vastly overwhelms the tiny negative.


I am happy for the good it's done. In fact, I said exactly that:

In no way does any of the above mean I begrudge ALSA their windfall, good on them (or whoever kicked this thing off) for finding a way to tap into people's inherent narcissism to do something good for a change.
 
2014-08-27 11:15:01 AM
They must have seen that dude that poured the bucket of piss and shiat over his head on liveleak last week.

Poor dear needed some attention, won't someone give it to her?
 
2014-08-27 11:34:14 AM

Caeldan: MurphyMurphy: At least planking and tebowing weren't arrogent enough to be done under the auspices of global change and battling a terrible disease.

You know what they say, we have to be the change we want in this world.
Thanks for another out-of-the-parker millenials. (sarcasm)

This just makes it painfully obvious how even a topic as serious as this just gets boiled down to a "look at me!" meme. The one strength of this "movement" is also its undermining element.

Other than you know, donations for ALS being significant enough that at least one of the research foundations (ALSTDI) is now able to move forward with clinical trials that they were expecting to have to sit on for at least two more years.
And the fact that there is more awareness for the disease in general (roughly 1/4 of Americans asked didn't know of it, had about the same ratio in a completely unscientific poll on another message board I frequent).

We call it Lou Gehrig's Disease, but Stephen Hawking suffers from the same. How many people knew that?


fyi Hawking does not have als he has a motor neurone disease related to als, if he had als he would have died a LOOOONNNGGG time ago. ftfy
 
2014-08-27 11:48:57 AM
Wouldn't a slurry stream challenge be more appropriate to raise money for irritable bowel syndrome?
 
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