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August 22 2014 @ 10:50 am
Beneditch Cumberbatch Ice Bucket Challenge  

serenitysangel... I hope this makes you feel better. I think the last one with the white t-shirt should be your favorite!
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Jo Ann: Benedict Cumberbatchyeuxdebleu on August 22nd, 2014 11:21 pm (UTC)
OH! O_O I just posted this, too, in my LJ after a friend made me aware of it. I adore Benedict and love that he did the Challenge.
Jill aka Jo: Stock: Puppy pawsireesanwar on August 24th, 2014 05:27 am (UTC)
I love it too. I also love how funny it was. I feel like these great videos out there are actually raising awareness for a debilitating disease.

Great icon.
Jo Ann: Benedict Cumberbatchyeuxdebleu on August 24th, 2014 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you.
tracyj23: AoS - May - sadtracyj23 on August 23rd, 2014 09:30 pm (UTC)
Some of these ice bucket challenges are really fun, though I think a lot of people are really missing the point. I haven't been challenged myself but I've seen the actual wording and basically what it means is "do something really stupid to embarrass yourself and you don't have to give money to charity to help sick people". I appreciate those who DO give in spite of doing the challenge, celebrities in particular who can more than afford to donate some of their excess earnings.
Jill aka Jo: SPN: Sam Safe from harmsireesanwar on August 24th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
Oh I'm sure there are those who don't donate but I find it fun and extremely creative because it has helped ALS raise 4 times as much money this summer than last which is impressive and I think there are quite a few people out there who do the challenge and donate because it actually makes them think.

People are also talking about what it is for which is something spectacular.
tracyj23: AoS - May - sadtracyj23 on August 24th, 2014 01:15 pm (UTC)
That is true and it has been good for that. But I still find it extremely sad that as human beings we only really care about the plight of others when thinking of ourselves and the stupid things we can do to ourselves. I despair of humanity sometimes. It seems like we're doomed to just get dumber and dumber until we kill ourselves for fun.
Angelserenitysangel on August 26th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
Very true. For some I think the challenge really was more about getting attention for themselves, but if you can ignore them at least many doing it brought attention to it and by bring attention to it have raised money for ALS.

The struggle I've had is that to get a cure for ALS they experiment on animals. It makes it a difficult one for me. I understand wanting to save human lives I just find it difficult that they think experimenting on animals is the way to go when the actual success rate is negligable.
tracyj23: AoS - May - sadtracyj23 on August 27th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
At least there was something positive to it all and it is helping the cause.

I didn't know that about animal experimentation. I would guess there are more than a few groups who use animals as test subjects. It's cruel but I guess nowadays you can't do like Dr. Jenner did in his quest to find the cure for smallpox and just inoculate his neighbour's kid (without permission no less) to see what would happen. (I know this story because I'm related to him - only "celebrity" I'm related to and I'm quite proud. :) )
Jill aka Jo: Castle: Library fugitivesireesanwar on August 28th, 2014 12:29 am (UTC)
I don't like animal testing. I just wonder sometimes how else they'd do it? Of course, I'm so far from scientifically inclined it isn't funny.

Tracy, I knew that about Dr. Jenner. There is a great program on called Mysteries at the Museum and they show you items from a museum and the history of it and Dr. Jenner was one.

I think Jenner also gave his family the vaccination too. Scary but again how would you try it?
Angelserenitysangel on August 28th, 2014 09:02 pm (UTC)
Indeed and I've liked that I've seen many stars not only doing the challenge but have also made a point of saying they'll donate too.

Unfortunately too many who still do. LOL NO, you can't have that happening although that said (and I'm sure this makes me an awful human being) there are some truly despicable people in the world who should as punishment for their evil be subjected to being tested on rather than going to prison...
tracyj23: AoS - May  strongtracyj23 on August 28th, 2014 11:38 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. There are those who I think deserve worse than prison - prison being a pretty comfy place all in all - especially those who abuse others and deprive them of basic rights like food and living conditions. A family near here was recently busted for that; sexually abusing their daughters, making porn with them, and depriving them of reasonable living conditions and food. Those parents should be made to live in the same conditions they put their children through and worse in my opinion. Prison and the chance of parole, is too good for them. Testing diseases and vaccines on them would be totally okay in my opinion!
Angelserenitysangel on September 4th, 2014 09:34 pm (UTC)
Absolutely and that way they can give back something good to humanity, which they wouldn't do if they're sat in prison not contributing anything.
tracyj23: AoS - Coulson with cartracyj23 on September 5th, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
Too true.
Angelserenitysangel on August 26th, 2014 10:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I did enjoy and the shower ;)
Jill aka Josireesanwar on August 28th, 2014 12:26 am (UTC)
Of course. You know I knew you would I don't know why I didn't think of the shower.