You guys might have already noticed the mayhem of ALS ice bucket challenge all over the media. Its literally all you see through your newsfeed on fb, twitter or G+(if anyone uses it). It actually started when a professional golfer, Chris Kennedy was nominated by his friend to do the challenge and donate 100$ to the charity, he took a video of it and nominated his wife and some other friends. Kennedy’s wife started a YouTube channel and started posting the chain reaction of videos .
Now, the challenge has traveled all the around the world,even to third world countries and spread awareness for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease or simply, “the condition that Stephen Hawking has”
Its good to see people step up to this and donate a lot of money, which eventually is actually making a difference and spreading awareness as almost all celebrities are involved in it. But its also surprising, that there a few cynics who are being nit-picky to this act. Their point being, why waste water and not simply donate. There are millions of people in Africa who are suffering for basic necessary amounts of water.
I respectfully disagree with this notion, I don’t believe, the effect that this act has created through ripples of challenging each other, while having fun, could have been achieved by just bland donation. These skeptics fail to understand the motto behind the challenge. It is to spread awareness and if it weren’t for the ice bucket, I doubt these cynics would’ve even noticed about the donations. In fact its actually Hippocratic to say celebrities are wasting a few gallons of water when we ourselves literally take almost 10 times more amount of it just to take a shower on a daily basis. It’s quite shallow to shadow this challenge under pompous act. As a matter of fact flaunting it and uploading videos is the USP of the purpose.
Moving on, we all have seen the challenges, and yes donations have been made, but the fun question is who actually nailed it ? My top 3 list is as follows:
In my view the #3 spot goes to the rant King Charlie Sheen. The video is actually funny as he, like always, comes out like a jerk. Also, he was a hero for a few, as he didn’t “waste” a single ounce of water. What make me chuckle is his nominees: Jon Cryer, Chuck Lorre & Ashton Kutcher. To top it, he asked them to do it in the identical manner. Seems like it was really a bitter pill to swallow for Sheen to get ousted from the sitcom.
The #2 spot goes to Paul Bissonnette, a professional Ice hockey player from Canada, never knew this guy until I saw his Ice bucket Challenge Video. All I can say is, he redefined the phrase “Like a Boss”
I guess the choice for #1 spot unanimously goes to Foo Fighters. Its not daredevilry or heartthrobbing. Its just plain hilarious. The whole Carrie’s prom disaster parody was completely unexpected. This is one spoof to look out for.
Other honorable mentions would be of Bill Gates, Lady Gaga (damn creepy) & Chris Pratt.
So whats your favorite #ALSicebucketchallenge video ?