ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Kevin VanOrd

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#1 Posted by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2HibjcOBEg

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You have 24 hours good sir.

#2 Posted by MonsieurX (30840 posts) -

Can this fad die already?

Just give the damn money.

#3 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9971 posts) -

this stupidity has gone on for too long

stop wasting fresh water

#4 Posted by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

@MonsieurX: You can do both. Donate and do something stupid. I didn't know what ALS was until I was challenged, so to me, surprisingly, this works.

#5 Posted by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow: I'm sorry. I wasted your fresh water.

#6 Posted by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

You have charities saying give a few dollars a month to help build a well to provide fresh water, and here we are wasting ice clean water for charity. I hope those poor people in need of fresh water are not aware of this, would be like a homeless person watching a rich person burning money.

#7 Posted by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

@xeno_ghost: I'm sorry this offends you. I hope you donate a few dollars to build those wells. Where I come from, we have abundant sources of water, whether or not I dump water over my head, will not change the geography of water sources.

#8 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26446 posts) -

This "fad" has raised over $15 million in about six weeks. Most people waste more water brushing their teeth or showering. So all those bitching, just shut up.

#9 Posted by whipassmt (14112 posts) -

I don't really care for this "ice bucket challenge" thing. I feel it kind of pressures people. I also don't like that they want people to donate $100, I don't think they should set a certain amount. I'd be more favorable to it if they didn't set a certain amount. $100 is a lot of money for a lot of people, and might be very hard for them to afford.

Plus I haven't really "vetted" the charity that this challenge is funding.

On the positive side, at least it's helping spread awareness of ALS (I wonder why the people behind the challenge picked that particular disease).

#10 Posted by Serraph105 (28280 posts) -

Up until I saw this video I thought the whole ice bucket challenge thing was a sort of stupid yet fun way to go about a charity. I mean wooh you dumped a bucket of ice water on yourself, but it's admittedly fun to watch a bunch of stars participate in the same thing. Not to mention the 24 hour thing makes it an on going meme where we get to see a few more videos of stars each day.

Then I saw this video, and I stupid fun thing got heavy. Skip past the beginning silliness if you want by going to the two minute mark or watch the whole thing if you like, but I suddenly feel very compelled to donate.

#11 Posted by dave123321 (34201 posts) -

Yeah, people should be happy that at least donations are coming out of it.

And happy that at least some people are becoming more aware of things and becoming more compassionate about it.

#12 Posted by Iszdope (10279 posts) -

That's all well and good, but, um...what's the question again?

#13 Posted by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

@SaintLeonidas: "Most people waste more water brushing their teeth or showering"

It's not really wasting the water if your using it to shower or brush your teeth. Just saying :P

@No_Intelligence:

I guess it's all good, it's raising money for charity. I was just thinking what it looks like to people with no clean water source that's all. So you can wind your neck in pal.

#14 Posted by dave123321 (34201 posts) -

Many people have very water inefficient brushing and showering habits

#15 Edited by lamprey263 (24434 posts) -

a YouTube video with 45 views posts a challenge nobody would want to accept from a guy who doesn't know how to shoot video horizontally

sorry, these people are behind their game if they think that'll work, they need to hire Sarah McLachlan...

#16 Posted by Korvus (4706 posts) -

Bunch of butthurt people...if "wasting" a bucket of water is what it takes for this charity to become known and succeed then it's worth it. I bet since you're all so concerned with wasting water you only bathe once a week and when you do so you do it with 2 glasses of water.

#17 Posted by Behardy24 (4753 posts) -

It would be cool if he did it.

#18 Posted by Gamerno6666 (2025 posts) -

@Kevin-V Are ye up for it?

#19 Edited by Wilfred_Owen (20895 posts) -

I had a bucket of ice water dropped on me 2 years ago. But that was after they zip tied me, dumped rotten food on me and lathered my hair in petrolatum. And my ears. Then my feet, green, yeah........that stuff is hard to get off. Yeah............life sure is rough. Whats going on again.

#20 Edited by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

@lamprey263: shooting this video vertically makes more sense to me.

#21 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58144 posts) -

I don't know why anyone would do that... but hey, if it works for most people... good...

#22 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (8531 posts) -

What an awesome thing to do. Haters gonna hate.

#23 Posted by SolidSnake35 (58144 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

What an awesome thing to do. Haters gonna hate.

Isn't it the donation that's awesome and not the song and dance that goes with it? Most "charity" these days is pressure.

Again, if it works, fine. I'm not saying that charities don't deserve money.

#24 Posted by whipassmt (14112 posts) -

@korvus said:

Bunch of butthurt people...if "wasting" a bucket of water is what it takes for this charity to become known and succeed then it's worth it. I bet since you're all so concerned with wasting water you only bathe once a week and when you do so you do it with 2 glasses of water.

Although it's not really one bucket of water that is "wasted". It's one bucket of water for each person who does that, which adds up. But I imagine most people doing this live in areas where water is plentiful. I guess that water could be transported to help people in drought prone areas if it wasn't dumped, but it probably wouldn't be anyway. Though when the water is dumped, most of it probably goes on to the ground (or people's clothes) and some goes on to the person's body. So much of the "wasted" water will probably evaporate and go back into the atmosphere anyway.

#25 Edited by Korvus (4706 posts) -

@whipassmt: True, but my point was that without the water bucket gimmick, this charity would have nowhere near as much success, so if a bucket of water is what it takes, I say it's worth it...I'm guessing most people waste more than that amount of water every day.

#26 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

This whole thing is stupid honestly if you want to donate money donate money but don't do something stupid like this. What next hitting yourself with a hammer to raise money?

#27 Edited by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

@seahorse123: Unfortunately, it is near impossible to get ppl to donate if there's no campaign. In addition, you get no awareness. It is stupid, but it works, and it's harmless fun.

#28 Posted by Serraph105 (28280 posts) -

hey Bush kinda had a fun/awesome moment.

#29 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7494 posts) -

Ehhh theres a huge drought here in California.. I'll take some of that water plz.

#30 Posted by toast_burner (21998 posts) -

@Bikouchu35 said:

Ehhh theres a huge drought here in California.. I'll take some of that water plz.

Then come and get it. The simple fact is that some parts of the world has more water than we need and other parts don't have enough.

#31 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

@No_Intelligence: Since these people are 'celebrities' and rich elites taking part in this they have enough money to donate to this charity without the poor giving more money than they already do. Pathetic fad by the media. Keep the masses distracted.

#32 Posted by Korvus (4706 posts) -

@Serraph105: Does that mean that he ended up not donating? =P

#33 Posted by No_Intelligence (121 posts) -

@seahorse123: What you said makes no sense, a distraction from what exactly that the media isn't already distracting us from? You are going to make an argument hating on a successful charity campaign?

#34 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

No. The methods of the charity campaign.

#35 Posted by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

@toast_burner: "Then come and get it. The simple fact is that some parts of the world has more water than we need and other parts don't have enough"

No shit Sherlock!! It's such a simple fact I don't know why you bothered typing it and pressing enter :P

#36 Edited by Xeno_ghost (683 posts) -

@seahorse123: "What next hitting yourself with a hammer to raise money?"

Sounds good why don't you try it :P

#37 Posted by _Judas_ (750 posts) -

this is a fun "campaign" to have people donate to a good cause. The guys that are pissed are pissed because no-one has challenged them yet... :p

#38 Posted by lonewolf604 (8528 posts) -

I'm glad it brings awareness, but how can you NOT know what it is especially when Stephen Hawking is so famous? Just curious. But anyway, since Jason Becker is one of my favourite guitarists, I'm glad more people know about it now. But I still hate fads.

#39 Posted by Kevlar101 (6367 posts) -

@Wilfred_Owen said:

I had a bucket of ice water dropped on me 2 years ago. But that was after they zip tied me, dumped rotten food on me and lathered my hair in petrolatum. And my ears. Then my feet, green, yeah........that stuff is hard to get off. Yeah............life sure is rough. Whats going on again.

What...?

#40 Posted by toast_burner (21998 posts) -

@xeno_ghost said:

@toast_burner: "Then come and get it. The simple fact is that some parts of the world has more water than we need and other parts don't have enough"

No shit Sherlock!! It's such a simple fact I don't know why you bothered typing it and pressing enter :P

Yet people still don't seem to understand that.

#41 Posted by chernoalpha527 (168 posts) -
@korvus said:

Bunch of butthurt people...if "wasting" a bucket of water is what it takes for this charity to become known and succeed then it's worth it. I bet since you're all so concerned with wasting water you only bathe once a week and when you do so you do it with 2 glasses of water.

The whole "wasted good water" argument is laughable I bet everyone who has said this has wasted some type of product that very day.

#42 Posted by Ballroompirate (23279 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Can this fad die already?

Just give the damn money.

This 100%

#43 Posted by SapSacPrime (8888 posts) -

I didn't know what ALS was before all of this started, it has raised awareness in a world where people only care if you are afflicted with one of the big (read: better known) killer diseases; and the reaction to freezing cold water was choosen because it mildly simulate's the syptoms sufferers' have to endure on a daily basis.

#44 Edited by Korvus (4706 posts) -

@chernoalpha527 said:
@korvus said:

Bunch of butthurt people...if "wasting" a bucket of water is what it takes for this charity to become known and succeed then it's worth it. I bet since you're all so concerned with wasting water you only bathe once a week and when you do so you do it with 2 glasses of water.

The whole "wasted good water" argument is laughable I bet everyone who has said this has wasted some type of product that very day.

Of course not, I'm sure everybody who complained closes the tap while they're soaping their hands, or their body in the shower (or if they take a bath they only put enough water to wash off the soap), don't let the water run for a few seconds in the summer so it comes cooler out of the tap, when they flush the toilet they never do a full flush, and when they buy water they always drink all of it. And I'm also sure they all do all of this every single time without failing.

#45 Edited by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2673 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Can this fad die already?

Just give the damn money.

As much as I've always believed Internet activism leads to nothing, at this point last year 32,000$ was raised for ALS. It's 5.5 million after launching the ice bucket campaign. Feel what you will, but this has been damn effective.

#46 Posted by GreySeal9 (24859 posts) -

Leave it to GameSpot posters to be negative about a harmless charity.

#47 Posted by Master_Live (15115 posts) -

Tonight [tonight, tonight], I consider myself the luckiest poster in OT. I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for.

#48 Posted by Ballroompirate (23279 posts) -

@IMAHAPYHIPPO: I know a few people who just did the bucket challenge and did not donate any money which is kinda BM and dumb. Doing the challenge while donating is damn noble but you can easily just donate the money w/o the bucket challenge which isn't even a real challenge (I mean come on a bucket of ice water? :P)

#49 Posted by Treflis (11593 posts) -

One wouldn't think a simple bucket of water wouldn't cause such a uproar, then again people nowadays find things to complain and get outraged over about anything.

"Oh it's wasting water", "Oh think of the poor that does not have clean water", " Oh California has a slight drought and that bucket you wasted probably will be the cause of half the people in the Santa Monica area dying of thirst"

Get over yourselves.

#50 Posted by airshocker (30361 posts) -

@GreySeal9 said:

Leave it to GameSpot posters to be negative about a harmless charity.

Seriously.