Ask McFartnuggets: “What is the Deal with the Ice Bucket Challenge?”

I bet The Iron Horse
never saw this happening.
Dear McFartnuggets: 
Have you heard of this “Ice bucket challenge” business? People are making videos online showing themselves dumping a bucket of ice water on themselves to raise awareness for ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The thing is, if they DON’T participate they have to donate $100 to an ALS charity. If they DO dump the ice water on their heads and post the video then they only have to donate $10. So basically none of that makes sense. Think of how much money could have been raised already if people were being challenged and not doing the videos! The charitable contributions would increase TIMES TEN. Meanwhile people record themselves doing this shit, basically taking the easy way out and then encouraging three other people to do the same thing. The other weird thing about the ice bucket challenge is people rarely challenge women with big breasts. If you really wanted to get things going viral you’d challenge women with big hooters to do the ice bucket challenge wearing tight t-shirts. That’d raise some damn awareness. Not to mention then all the people watching would have to take their own ice bucket challenge just to cool their balls off like a cold shower. Am I wrong here or is this ice bucket challenge thing stupid? -- Barry from Lincoln, Nebraska

Dear Barry:
Yes there seems to be a minor flaw in the logic of the ice bucket challenge, but because it’s for charity you have to look past that. The fact of the matter is they’re raising a lot of money for the cause and it’s getting people talking about Lou Gehrig’s Disease. What I’m interested in is if people can keep this going. I think that once it starts getting chillier into Fall and Winter you’ll have a lot of people declining the challenge and being forced to pay the full $100 donation. They’ll have to unless they want to risk dying of hypothermia. It should be interesting to see how this plays out.

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