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Isn't it ironic and safe to say that he wouldn't have donated this $10K had it not been for this Ice Bucket Viral challenge....
Exactly! It is absurd, but it's absurd by design; and the countless examples like Deadmau5 is proof that the absurdity clearly has merit.
Originally Posted by multicartual
Many people just see this as a way to increase their own fame
In a way yes, but a big driving force behind this phenomenon are by people who don't need, nor want the extra fame anyways (at least for the videos I watched), and I think that's the gesture or sentiment that's really reaching out to a lot of people. At least for me, that's how I see it anyways.
I actually really don't like that dan guy.. I think he's the worst image of what a man should be. Womanizer and egotistic. No compassion or any mindfulness. Out with the old in with the new please and thanks.
Also all these famous people have been challenged by another. What makes you think they're all doing it for more points in the fame bucket?
The problem we have here is ego filled questions with ego filled answers. We see the good benifits of this yet here we are ignoring them and talking about the people rather than the subject of their actions
There's times in life where I want a relationship, but then I cum.
[23-08, 13:17] nabs i've gripped ice boy's shaft before
[26-08, 13:50] Jesusjuice is this a sports car forum? why are there so many hondas?
"Can you match my resolve? If so then you will succeed. I believe that the human spirit is indomitable. If you endeavour to achieve, it will happen given enough resolve." -- Monty Oum
Showing off money or your body, express route to fame
I don't think you made a point here and at the same time you definitely MISSED the point...
If there are people who are trying to post these videos to further their own personal careers and wealth, so be it...there is nothing you nor I can do about that. It's a consequence of the viral media campaign which HAPPENS to be generating a LOT of money for the cause. Anyone abusing the challenge for personal gain isn't HURTING the cause...they are in a sense still helping it.
I could waste my entire life looking all over the world for people to criticize but it would be a never ending task (which is why I just do it on RevScene.) But if someone is abusing this charity campaign, who cares? They're not hurting it and they're certainly not hurting you. LET THEM EAT CAKE.
Also, can you link me to your book? I'd love to purchase it...
In the last 23 days, the ALS Association and its 38 chapters have raised $31.5 million from people inspired to donate thanks to the ice bucket challenge. How significant is that? The total money raised by the national organization and its satellite charities last year was $64 million.
But if someone is abusing this charity campaign, who cares? They're not hurting it and they're certainly not hurting you. LET THEM EAT CAKE.
Hey I never said it was a bad thing! It went so viral because of the star power, and fame-seekers love, love, love to do anything that makes people pay attention to them and their projects. Bill Gates' did a great job on his and it is obvious from his other work with malaria that his intentions were pure. He is someone people should look up to and not Charlie Sheen or Dan Ballsberg.
To admit to hipsterism is asking to be put in stocks and pillory, it is natural for me to dislike and poo-poo anything from the establishment. My close proximity to Main and Hastings definitely gives me a punk-anarchist vibe in my brain. I am often a dick but I have made peace with Jah and can accept that.
Also, if you want a book I'd rather sell you a paperback in person!
and he nominates mayweather over his instagram, i don't know how to put the video in so just click the link to it
"Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or fucking up."
Hundreds of millions of dollars were raised for a disease that affects 0.009% of the population... Again charity is always good, but I wonder if this is taking attention from diseases that affect a lot more people, that could also use some research funds?
Been seeing some videos popping up on my FB feed of friends doing this thing. The thing I'm kinda proud to see is that they've all donated $100 each as well.
I don't like most internet trends (I still don't know WTF the Harlem Shake is, nor do I ever care to find out), and I was prepared to completely ignore this one as well after seeing it pop up on my own feeds. But I'm kinda happy to see that for once an internet trend is being used to further a good cause.