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#1 Tankalicious

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:27 PM

Well, GMTM got in on the challenge:




What are your thoughts on this trend? Have you done it? What's your favorite video so far?

Edited by Spndnchz, 22 August 2014 - 12:23 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:33 PM

Well, if GMTM's heart didn't give out there, he's gold — for at least another four to six months.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:36 PM

Yeah, I'm waiting for the one person to have the massive heart attack.

Then I'll watch that video go viral ... whatever that means.








... just kidding

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 05:38 PM

So is it bucket of ice water or donate?  I've read about the increase in donations to ALS but it seems like every yahoo I know on Facebook is just dumping water on themselves and saying nana nana boo boo and not donating ######.

#hashbrown #photobomb

Edited by inkman, 16 August 2014 - 05:38 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

View Postinkman, on 16 August 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

So is it bucket of ice water or donate?  I've read about the increase in donations to ALS but it seems like every yahoo I know on Facebook is just dumping water on themselves and saying nana nana boo boo and not donating ######.

#hashbrown #photobomb

That's the basis of it, but I assume that many are doing both. One of my friends did a video announcing that he would donate and then nominated others. It's definitely producing HUGE donations.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 09:12 PM

Ryan Miller did this too and you'd think with a wife in the "industry" they would know how to use their phones for video.  Sorry, it's a pet peeve of mine.   https://www.youtube....h?v=Bt9zSfinwFA

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:47 PM

I love GMTM's response to the cold water.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 10:51 PM

Go BC.

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Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:12 PM

Love the Buffalo Whiz Kid's Hockey Gloves.


Also to answer Tank's Original Question.  I have done it and donated money as well.  Apparently since July 29th the ALS Foundation has raised 5.5 Million compared to 32K during the same time last year.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:32 AM

Ice buckets are now taking #thetimmurraychallenge.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 03:55 PM

View Postinkman, on 16 August 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

So is it bucket of ice water or donate?  I've read about the increase in donations to ALS but it seems like every yahoo I know on Facebook is just dumping water on themselves and saying nana nana boo boo and not donating ######.

#hashbrown #photobomb

Yeah was thinking the same earlier, cheap bastards :P

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

I'm already sick of watching videos of people dumping water over their heads.




....yeah, I went there.



(yes, I know it is for a good cause)

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

I'd posted this one in the Thursday thread originally (in response to d4rk's complaint), but Paul Bissonnette of the Coyotes went all-out with his:



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

View Postbiodork, on 17 August 2014 - 07:13 PM, said:

I'd posted this one in the Thursday thread originally (in response to d4rk's complaint), but Paul Bissonnette of the Coyotes went all-out with his:



He also made a donation. Most celebrities are doing the videos and then donating.

I made my video today after being nominated by my brother. Nominated my girlfriend, three friends and OJ Simpson. Also nominated one of my friends who is being a royal douche about the whole video thing. Said that I would do a donation if he makes a video.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

I was nominated today.  I will not do it.  I don't even plan on acknowledging the nomination.

Edited by Neuvirths Glove, 17 August 2014 - 07:33 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:39 PM

View PostNeuvirths Glove, on 17 August 2014 - 07:29 PM, said:

I was nominated today.  I will not do it.  I don't even plan on acknowledging the nomination.

Plans change, I see.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 07:44 PM

View Postinkman, on 16 August 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

So is it bucket of ice water or donate?  I've read about the increase in donations to ALS but it seems like every yahoo I know on Facebook is just dumping water on themselves and saying nana nana boo boo and not donating ######.

#hashbrown #photobomb

The way i think it works and how i've done it was i pledged $20 when i got nominated. I did the challenge and nominated 3 people, when they do it, i will put in $20 per person who does it, if one of them bails, they owe $100.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:15 PM

View PostMoulson26, on 17 August 2014 - 07:44 PM, said:



The way i think it works and how i've done it was i pledged $20 when i got nominated. I did the challenge and nominated 3 people, when they do it, i will put in $20 per person who does it, if one of them bails, they owe $100.

I like it.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

With apologies to Potato....

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

yeah every politician over here doing it to, freeking hypocrites prolly not even donating :D

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:43 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 17 August 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

Plans change, I see.

I mean I won't acknowledge the challenge to the person who challenged me.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:47 PM

View PostNeuvirths Glove, on 17 August 2014 - 09:43 PM, said:

I mean I won't acknowledge the challenge to the person who challenged me.
I appreciate this stance.  I donate to several charities a year.  I don't need my hand forced by some Internet fad.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 09:57 PM

I'm okay with saying no and that you don't believe in the cause. I disagree, but I respect it. I'm okay with quietly donating or pledging to the cause.

I can't stand those who feel like they're above it, and those who are insulting the ones participating. Those people are just losers sitting back doing nothing and scoffing at those having fun doing something.


I do not give one ###### if it's an internet fad. If an internet fad can raise $6 million and make hundreds -- THOUSANDS (maybe even millions) -- more aware of such a horrible thing then ###### those who feel the need to insult it in any way.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

i predict in a few years it will simply be the ice bucket challenge and be like the cinnamon challenge and thous doing it will have no idea about ALS. the reason for doing it is already being drowned out by the meme

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:33 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 17 August 2014 - 09:57 PM, said:

I'm okay with saying no and that you don't believe in the cause. I disagree, but I respect it. I'm okay with quietly donating or pledging to the cause.

I can't stand those who feel like they're above it, and those who are insulting the ones participating. Those people are just losers sitting back doing nothing and scoffing at those having fun doing something.


I do not give one ###### if it's an internet fad. If an internet fad can raise $6 million and make hundreds -- THOUSANDS (maybe even millions) -- more aware of such a horrible thing then ###### those who feel the need to insult it in any way.

I have no problems with this fad, but I also don't like people pressuring people into donating.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

View PostNumark, on 17 August 2014 - 10:33 PM, said:



I have no problems with this fad, but I also don't like people pressuring people into donating.

I don't think anybody is actually pressuring others. I didn't nominate my friends with a true demand. It's a suggestion for the most part. A suggestion that otherwise wouldn't have happened without the videos.

Edited by Tankalicious, 17 August 2014 - 10:43 PM.


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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:44 PM

just like teens offering other teens a smoke is not pressure. they are just suggesting they have a smoke with everyone else

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:52 PM

http://wateruseitwis...ys-to-conserve/

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:11 AM

View Postdrnkirishone, on 17 August 2014 - 10:44 PM, said:

just like teens offering other teens a smoke is not pressure. they are just suggesting they have a smoke with everyone else

I'll take "worst analogies of all time" for $100, Alex.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:26 AM

View PostTankalicious, on 18 August 2014 - 12:11 AM, said:



I'll take "worst analogies of all time" for $100, Alex.

Person asking asking another person to do something that everyone else is doing.

No ones saying it's bad like smoking, and you call people's analogies bad a lot here lol.  But I don't like people publicly asking people to donate or dump water ok their heads.  People are doing this as people love attention, fads, and making video of themselves.  However, any money it raises is great.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:19 AM

My problem with this whole challenge thing is that it essentially requires that someone assumes that I don't or have not already donated. "I know he probably didn't give any money so I'll challenge him! Hurrrrrr!"

That's my issue. The challenge is an accusation.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 07:41 AM

View Postinkman, on 17 August 2014 - 09:47 PM, said:

I appreciate this stance.  I donate to several charities a year.  I don't need my hand forced by some Internet fad.

That's kind of the way I see it.  If the person who challenged me presses the issue, I plan on saying 1. I'm not dunking a bucket over my head, and 2. Whether or not I decided to donate to this particular charity is a personal matter and no one else's business.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:29 AM

View Postd4rksabre, on 18 August 2014 - 07:19 AM, said:

My problem with this whole challenge thing is that it essentially requires that someone assumes that I don't or have not already donated. "I know he probably didn't give any money so I'll challenge him! Hurrrrrr!"

That's my issue. The challenge is an accusation.

Alright, Scrooge. Nobody is accusing you of anything.
I've heard some legitimate complaints about this thing, but this crosses into snotty child territory. "But I already donated and he picked me. Wah!"

View PostNeuvirths Glove, on 18 August 2014 - 07:41 AM, said:



That's kind of the way I see it.  If the person who challenged me presses the issue, I plan on saying 1. I'm not dunking a bucket over my head, and 2. Whether or not I decided to donate to this particular charity is a personal matter and no one else's business.

I like this expanded version of your original view. Can respect that.

Edited by Tankalicious, 18 August 2014 - 10:28 AM.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:39 AM

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Buckethead is not amused, or maybe he is.  There's really no way to tell.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:47 AM

This whole business reminds me about a fund drive my church had.  They hired a consultant to direct the fund drive and the consultant had members of the church get up before the church and declare how much the church meant to them, followed by, "And that's why I'm donating $25,000 [or whatever] to the campaign."  It just seemed so manipulative and slimy.  We no longer go to that church and the taste that left in my mouth is one of the reasons.

This challenge seems the same way.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

View Postd4rksabre, on 18 August 2014 - 07:19 AM, said:

My problem with this whole challenge thing is that it essentially requires that someone assumes that I don't or have not already donated. "I know he probably didn't give any money so I'll challenge him! Hurrrrrr!"

That's my issue. The challenge is an accusation.

I feel that way when the Jehovah's Witnesses come to the door. Why do they assume I need saving? Yeah, there's the 666 tat on my forehead...

Little known historical fact: Lou Gehrig first fell ill after being doused by a bucket of cold water in the lockerroom after hitting a game-winning home run.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 18 August 2014 - 12:43 PM, said:

Little known historical fact: Lou Gehrig first fell ill after being doused by a bucket of cold water in the lockerroom after hitting a game-winning home run.
Boooo

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:10 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 18 August 2014 - 10:29 AM, said:

Alright, Scrooge. Nobody is accusing you of anything.
I've heard some legitimate complaints about this thing, but this crosses into snotty child territory. "But I already donated and he picked me. Wah!"


Foolish. The selection process isn't random. Someone decides they'd rather dump a bucket of water on their head than donate $100, and then passes to buck to someone they assume will also elect to dump water on themselves in order to get out of paying some higher dollar amount. It deliberately encourages you to target people who you consciously believe would be inclined to dump water on themselves in order to escape the burden of giving a few extra dollars. By being selected you're being accused of being cheap by your "friend", because they want to see you take an ice bath too. But boy wont they be surprised when you just pay up and skip the ice bucket!

What a crock.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:16 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 18 August 2014 - 12:43 PM, said:

Little known historical fact: Lou Gehrig first fell ill after being doused by a bucket of cold water in the lockerroom after hitting a game-winning home run.

HA!

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

I just got nominated.  I'll be dumping water on me but I will not be nominating anyone else.





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