What can be learned from the ice bucket challenge–the challenge task itself, how it has spread, why people enjoy watching it, and how when you search for "ice bucket challenge" on YouTube the next suggestion is "ice bucket challenge fail". The ice bucket challenge fail video reminded me of a stop-stop order that has skidded out of control and exits much worse than expected.

Jeff Watson writes: 

Patrick Stewart has a most elegant way of handling the ice bucket challenge. This meme is transferred similar to a way the Chair described years ago.





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3 Comments so far

  1. Benjamin Chua on September 1, 2014 12:55 pm

    the youtube video link is private. how bout sharing it with the rest of the world?

  2. marion d s dreyfus on September 2, 2014 12:57 pm

    What is more chilling than this silly ice-bucket challenge business is the alternative i have thought about: The chocolate bucket challenge. One can dry off and welcome the residual cool at the terminus of the ice spill over one’s head. But chocolate? One can’t recover–one’s clothing is ruined. One’s hair will be matted and fly-sprung. One’s shoes will forever squeal with the gunky stuff. More yucky by far.

    On a different plane of animus entirely is the mild alternative: The rice bucket challenge. Here is an option one can get behind. Not only is it a gentle rain of nutritious goodness, hot or cold, but one can thence pretend one was in a bridal party if a few granules of the paddy nutrient escape while you are at some soiree or post-coital configuration. Some might even bethink themselves to be offended they were not invited to the wedding that clearly had transpired without them being present.

    Chocolate bucket? Ice-water bucket? Give us the kindly, Asiate-tropistic, thought-inducing, calorie-massaging rice-bucket challenge.

  3. Jeff Watson on September 2, 2014 1:36 pm


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