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(Ars Technica)   ALSA trying to trademark the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Susan G. Komen foundation nods with approval   (arstechnica.com ) divider line
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2014-08-28 07:57:50 PM  
I would love a good breast challenge.
 
2014-08-28 08:16:38 PM  
Ugh, we're not done with this attention whoring shiat yet?
 
2014-08-28 08:18:28 PM  
Go ahead, it's just about played out at this point. This sort of thing is not going to work again.
 
2014-08-28 08:25:46 PM  
There is absolutely no way this could backfire.
 
2014-08-28 08:27:11 PM  

EvilEgg: Go ahead, it's just about played out at this point. This sort of thing is not going to work again.


The Susan G. Komen Foundation could eclipse ALSA's fundraising in half the time if, in their own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the rule was that the water had to be dumped on your chest, not your head. And that you had to be wearing one of their Motivation Tank Tops, available for $22.00 on their website (here) or something similar (but pink).

/I'm just saying.
 
2014-08-28 08:51:33 PM  

Pocket Ninja: EvilEgg: Go ahead, it's just about played out at this point. This sort of thing is not going to work again.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation could eclipse ALSA's fundraising in half the time if, in their own version of the Ice Bucket Challenge, the rule was that the water had to be dumped on your chest, not your head. And that you had to be wearing one of their Motivation Tank Tops, available for $22.00 on their website (here) or something similar (but pink).

/I'm just saying.


I would participate - and of course all the money would go to Planned Parenthood.
 
2014-08-28 09:28:37 PM  
Wasn't it originally done for multiple sclerosis? Oh wait, that's how they used to diagnose it.
 
2014-08-28 10:21:44 PM  
Oh well, welcome to "Not making any more money off of it you greedy bastards."

But, you can consider yourself the luckiest people on the face of the earth... if you want!
 
2014-08-28 11:13:18 PM  
What jerks.
 
2014-08-28 11:15:19 PM  

Mugato: Ugh, we're not done with this attention whoring shiat yet?


Not until we get a South Park episode based on it..
 
2014-08-28 11:18:49 PM  
Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.
 
2014-08-28 11:19:34 PM  
How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.
 
2014-08-28 11:19:48 PM  
I did prefer ALSA to Pulseaudio.
 
2014-08-28 11:21:32 PM  

MemeSlave: I did prefer ALSA to Pulseaudio.


Damnit, I was going to make this joke.
 
2014-08-28 11:27:26 PM  

aagrajag: MemeSlave: I did prefer ALSA to Pulseaudio.

Damnit, I was going to make this joke.


Damn it I came here to make that joke, too.  Alas, this is fark, a few penguins around here
 
2014-08-28 11:27:33 PM  
Barn door trying to trademark horse?
 
2014-08-28 11:28:10 PM  
This is hilarious because they neither came up with the idea, nor were the first ones to do it. Prior art. Not yours.
 
2014-08-28 11:29:18 PM  
What the article fails to point out is that this actually started with all the cinnamon challenges and salt and ice challenges and all the other challenges that people have been doing on youtube for the past few years.
 
2014-08-28 11:32:45 PM  
Yellowstone can't blow the fark up fast enough
 
2014-08-28 11:33:18 PM  
Too late jerkfaces, I already copyrighted Lou Gehrig!
 
2014-08-28 11:33:20 PM  

MorningBreath: I would love a good breast challenge.


Let's send Fark to the wayyyyyyyback machine of a few weeks ago.....

i291.photobucket.com


/who am i kidding
//self reported
///nufarq
 
2014-08-28 11:35:08 PM  
I could make the argument that giving to cancer research would be a better investment. I guarantee someone in your immediate or extended family has or had cancer at one point. Now how many people do you know with ALS? A quick google search shows 30,000 people currently living with ALS. The number of people living with cancer is over 13,000,000.
 
2014-08-28 11:35:55 PM  

uber humper: aagrajag: MemeSlave: I did prefer ALSA to Pulseaudio.

Damnit, I was going to make this joke.

Damn it I came here to make that joke, too.  Alas, this is fark, a few penguins around here


Hail to the Penguin.
 
2014-08-28 11:37:18 PM  

2chris2: What the article fails to point out is that this actually started with all the cinnamon challenges and salt and ice challenges and all the other challenges that people have been doing on youtube for the past few years.


First time I heard about it, the challenge was to submerge yourself in an ice bath or large cooler or something.
 
2014-08-28 11:38:32 PM  
Well, if they've got the money to spend on thinking up this scheme and lawyers to try and put it in to action, they've obviously got too much cash on hand.
 
2014-08-28 11:38:49 PM  

Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.


aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-28 11:38:57 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: MorningBreath: I would love a good breast challenge.

Let's send Fark to the wayyyyyyyback machine of a few weeks ago.....

[i291.photobucket.com image 533x800]


/who am i kidding
//self reported
///nufarq


Your fark name is reported
 
2014-08-28 11:39:26 PM  
salsa should trademark the spice bucket
 
2014-08-28 11:40:13 PM  
Just wait until they hear about PulseAudio.
 
2014-08-28 11:40:17 PM  

Big Ramifications: Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.

[img.fark.net image 634x331]


i291.photobucket.com

REPORTED!
 
2014-08-28 11:40:56 PM  

Big Ramifications: Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.

[img.fark.net image 634x331]


I really wish I knew the full story behind that. I only get partial details from teh Googles.
 
2014-08-28 11:46:27 PM  

m3000: There is absolutely no way this could backfire.


Yeah, why the fark are they biting the hand that feeds them?
 
2014-08-28 11:50:08 PM  

suziequzie: m3000: There is absolutely no way this could backfire.

Yeah, why the fark are they biting the hand that feeds them?


The usual: lawyers trying to stir the bucket.
 
2014-08-28 11:52:16 PM  
I hate baseball anyway.
 
2014-08-28 11:53:21 PM  

aagrajag: Big Ramifications: Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.

[img.fark.net image 634x331]

I really wish I knew the full story behind that. I only get partial details from teh Googles.


My Google-Fu seems to indicate it's the guy who directed the "Kony 2012" video. He had some kind of breakdown and rampaged around naked. I had not known until now that someone had filmed it.
 
2014-08-28 11:54:53 PM  

2chris2: What the article fails to point out is that this actually started with all the cinnamon challenges and salt and ice challenges and all the other challenges that people have been doing on youtube for the past few years.


Google "Tampon Challenge" if you dare.
 
2014-08-28 11:55:34 PM  

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.


But if you have the High Ground, you're invincible.   High Ground + Crane = double invincible.

/no can defend
 
2014-08-28 11:55:36 PM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: Big Ramifications: Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.

[img.fark.net image 634x331]

[i291.photobucket.com image 400x248]

REPORTED!


img.fark.net
 
2014-08-28 11:57:21 PM  

fusillade762: aagrajag: Big Ramifications: Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.

[img.fark.net image 634x331]

I really wish I knew the full story behind that. I only get partial details from teh Googles.

My Google-Fu seems to indicate it's the guy who directed the "Kony 2012" video. He had some kind of breakdown and rampaged around naked. I had not known until now that someone had filmed it.


Oh, I knew who it was; I just can't find any details on what caused his mental breakdown.
 
2014-08-28 11:57:25 PM  

astouffer: I could make the argument that giving to cancer research would be a better investment. I guarantee someone in your immediate or extended family has or had cancer at one point. Now how many people do you know with ALS? A quick google search shows 30,000 people currently living with ALS. The number of people living with cancer is over 13,000,000.


This - and hasn't ALSA already gotten something like 10 times the money in donations as they got this period last year?

There's nothing wrong with donating to ALSA, but I'm afraid a lot of people just jumped on the latest internet fad.

If you made up a disease and started a viral campaign you could probably raise millions.

How's this?

Take the GFID (Going Farking Insane Disorder) challenge, nominate, donate, etc....

Now what the challenge will be is where I'm stuck.

I'm thinking get drunk for 7 days straight, but that's not going to condense well into a viral video.
 
2014-08-29 12:07:33 AM  
I tried trademarking the bake sale and the lemonade stand.

/don't look at me like that
 
2014-08-29 12:08:01 AM  

astouffer: I could make the argument that giving to cancer research would be a better investment. I guarantee someone in your immediate or extended family has or had cancer at one point. Now how many people do you know with ALS? A quick google search shows 30,000 people currently living with ALS. The number of people living with cancer is over 13,000,000.


Careful, you'll be labeled as a heartless asshole for that!

I was nominated seven times in three days last week and I ignored them. I got an eighth nomination and put up a post explaining that I had already donated to amfAR, Stand Up to Cancer, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and my charity budget was dry. I wasn't going to do the video because my version would include an actual explanation of ALS and some education about the disease and where to donate instead of a token mention of it in passing, since this is supposed to be about "awareness" in the first place. Considering how much work it would be to do my version when, judging by the videos of those who nominated me, all anyone wants to see is a bucket of ice water being dumped on my head, I was declining all nominations. I got chewed out by about a dozen people for being heartless and selfish, and my brother-in-law refuses to speak to me now (which is kind of what I've been hoping for for years anyway). I would point out that I donated to cancer and HIV/AIDS research, both of which are impacting significantly larger portions of the population, and they doubled down on the cold and heartless rhetoric because, "ALS doesn't get the same attention as those do." I'll be thankful when this goddamn fad is over.
 
2014-08-29 12:10:54 AM  

Jizz Master Zero: astouffer: I could make the argument that giving to cancer research would be a better investment. I guarantee someone in your immediate or extended family has or had cancer at one point. Now how many people do you know with ALS? A quick google search shows 30,000 people currently living with ALS. The number of people living with cancer is over 13,000,000.

Careful, you'll be labeled as a heartless asshole for that!

I was nominated seven times in three days last week and I ignored them. I got an eighth nomination and put up a post explaining that I had already donated to amfAR, Stand Up to Cancer, and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and my charity budget was dry. I wasn't going to do the video because my version would include an actual explanation of ALS and some education about the disease and where to donate instead of a token mention of it in passing, since this is supposed to be about "awareness" in the first place. Considering how much work it would be to do my version when, judging by the videos of those who nominated me, all anyone wants to see is a bucket of ice water being dumped on my head, I was declining all nominations. I got chewed out by about a dozen people for being heartless and selfish, and my brother-in-law refuses to speak to me now (which is kind of what I've been hoping for for years anyway). I would point out that I donated to cancer and HIV/AIDS research, both of which are impacting significantly larger portions of the population, and they doubled down on the cold and heartless rhetoric because, "ALS doesn't get the same attention as those do." I'll be thankful when this goddamn fad is over.


Another reason I stay the hell off social media.

No, Fark doesn't count; I can ignore you people when I want to. ;)
 
2014-08-29 12:16:40 AM  

Omahawg: Thanks for the Meme-ries: Big Ramifications: Russ1642: Someone needs to tell them that's a bad idea. When people sense the commercialization of a viral trend it'll shut down pretty quickly. I'd say it's probably one of the fastest ways to kill the fad.

aagrajag: How to lose the moral high ground and alienate people.

[img.fark.net image 634x331]

[i291.photobucket.com image 400x248]

REPORTED!

[img.fark.net image 600x696]


That picture is my new favorite.  Lust + shame = win.
 
2014-08-29 12:17:06 AM  

aagrajag: Another reason I stay the hell off social media.No, Fark doesn't count; I can ignore you people when I want to. ;)


Fark is anti-social
 
2014-08-29 12:18:12 AM  
I JUST trademarked a new fundraising idea:

The ASL Ice-Douche challenge ! It requires a large douche setup and a cooper coil filled with Liquid Nitrogen.

/It's a winner, Jerry. I'm telling you- a real winner.
 
2014-08-29 12:21:34 AM  

Mugato: Ugh, we're not done with this attention whoring shiat yet?


You don't get it man.  The only way to raise awareness and get people to donate is to feed their egos.  This is the now, the way of the modern world.  Doesn't matter how stupid it is, how it's browbeating people into donating to one particular charity. If it gets money, that's all that matters.  If they forget about ALS next year, or never learn a thing about ALS, doesn't matter, they made money.  They may never donate to anything ever again, but they got to post a vid and get some attention, so that's all that matters.  Other charities wish they could have something so cool.

The above is the argument someone gave me last night as to why the Ice Bucket Challenge is a good thing. Counters like there are a lot of other charities that need money, there are a lot of other issues that need awareness (examples I gave: Alzheimer's, the California drought, sexual violence against men, testicular and prostate cancer) seem to not matter.  Getting the money by any means necessary, even escalating to dumber activities, is all that mattered.

/jaded
 
2014-08-29 12:22:18 AM  

FarkinBastard: I JUST trademarked a new fundraising idea:

The ASL Ice-Douche challenge ! It requires a large douche setup and a cooper coil filled with Liquid Nitrogen.

/It's a winner, Jerry. I'm telling you- a real winner.


That takes us from Lou Gehrig to Ted Williams
 
2014-08-29 12:23:02 AM  

EvilEgg: Go ahead, it's just about played out at this point. This sort of thing is not going to work again.


It's this year's "planking".
 
2014-08-29 12:26:34 AM  

aagrajag: Another reason I stay the hell off social media.

No, Fark doesn't count; I can ignore you people when I want to. ;)


Aagrajag, I challenge you to the Natty Ice Bucket Challenge!  You have 24 hours to drink a bucket of Natty Ice.  If you refuse, you have to donate it to Drew's beer fund (i.e. TF)  :-p
 
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