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Microsoft's Phil Spenser accepts ALS ice bucket challenge

#1Trance_FanPosted 8/19/2014 4:07:09 PM(edited)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUDqeXVgoOE

and nominates Shuhei Yoshida from Sony, Reggie Fils-Aime from Nintendo and Gabe Newel from Valve.
let the games begin *eats popcorn*
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i think it's nice
#2CardigansFanPosted 8/19/2014 4:07:46 PM(edited)
I'll just leave this here, with so many of my friends doing it...
http://i.imgur.com/Yqlg5CC.jpg


(and yes, I'm aware it raises awareness)
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#3EmeraldroxPosted 8/19/2014 4:07:14 PM
Reggie tweeted about it earlier. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/501859646357770240
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#4KillerTrufflePosted 8/19/2014 4:11:51 PM
CardigansFan posted...
I'll just leave this here, with so many of my friends doing it...
http://i.imgur.com/Yqlg5CC.jpg


(and yes, I'm aware it raises awareness)


Well, it raises awareness when they actually bother to say something about ALS along with it, which hardly any do. The dumbest part IMO is that it's *either* get ice water dumped on you *or* donate. Everyone's doing the ice water. Thankfully, most of the celebrities doing the ice bucket are also donating anyway, but still.

I just read someplace that over the past couple weeks, the ALS foundation has raised more than $15 million, so the campaign seems to be working regardless...
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#5KaiserWarriorPosted 8/19/2014 4:16:41 PM
Textbook example of first-world idiocy.

Let's not donate to charity, and in the process take perfectly good, clean drinking water that could actually do some good in the poorer parts of the world, and just dump it on the ground.

And people wonder why the rest of the world has such a dim view of us.
#6LordSeiferPosted 8/19/2014 4:25:50 PM
yup, its dumb. however its not like once you dump water on the ground it disappears from the planet.

the water cycle is a thing.
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^ this
#7monkmithPosted 8/19/2014 4:31:10 PM
...why is this even a thing? it doesn't even hurt to dump ice water on your head. you want a challenge, wait until the dead of winter and go stand out in the ocean for 10+ minutes. standing in >45* temp. water for any length of time is immensely harder then dumping ice water over your head.

i'd pay $20 to ALS charity to see that fat **** gabe newel do this for at least 5 minutes.
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#8KaiSediciusPosted 8/19/2014 4:33:14 PM
Shouldnt we be raising awareness of Parkinsons?
#9Arcadia__personPosted 8/19/2014 4:33:43 PM
KillerTruffle posted...
CardigansFan posted...
I'll just leave this here, with so many of my friends doing it...
http://i.imgur.com/Yqlg5CC.jpg


(and yes, I'm aware it raises awareness)


Well, it raises awareness when they actually bother to say something about ALS along with it, which hardly any do. The dumbest part IMO is that it's *either* get ice water dumped on you *or* donate. Everyone's doing the ice water. Thankfully, most of the celebrities doing the ice bucket are also donating anyway, but still.

I just read someplace that over the past couple weeks, the ALS foundation has raised more than $15 million, so the campaign seems to be working regardless...


The bolded part is something a lot of people seem unaware of. I totally agree the campaign seems silly in that dumping water on your head is a way of getting out of donating to charity, but the campaign really has been extremely effective. I've seen a lot of people bashing the campaign that don't seem to appreciate that.
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 8/19/2014 4:35:30 PM
monkmith posted...
it doesn't even hurt to dump ice water on your head.


Some people are more temperature-sensitive than others, and some people actually do experience physical pain from a sudden change in temperature like that. I know - my wife is one of them. Even walking in from hot outside to an air conditioned house is very uncomfortable, and she doesn't like cold air blowing directly on her. I, on the other hand, do great with it, and prefer cold over heat any day.

And the point of this thing isn't to risk hypothermia - I'm not sure how you somehow think that would be preferable to just a bucket of ice water...
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