Monday, August 25, 2014

ALS Bucket Challenge – Directors cut

I really thought that I had avoided it. The buzz was finally starting to die down and my facebook feed was starting to return to its healthy balance of baby pics (swoon) and sweaty men in side-split shorty shorts (also, swoon).  But, alas, I was indeed tagged to do the bucket challenge where you dump a bucket of ice cold water on your head.  As the lack of blogging would imply, I’m a very busy guy now a days and thus didn’t have a lot of time to put something together. Soooo, I had to do a bit of multi tasking. Here is what I came up with:

I’ve had a few questions, so I thought that I would provide some behind the scenes explanations:

As you can tell by the terrible look on my face, the toothbrush water was by FAR the coldest. Since I was actually standing in my bathroom, I only filled the bucket 1/4 of the way full which made the water COLD since I was able to put more ice relative to water.

Yes, I did get water ALL over my bathroom floor. Oops.

Surprisingly, the shower scene got my bathroom floor wetter than the teeth one.

Bonus points if you saw the Boston Marathon coffee mug.

I was home alone at the time, so I had to McGyver a holder for my iPhone.  It involved my son’s playdoh and a kitchen table chair.

I never got used to the cold water. EVER. In fact, I had a headache after I got done.

The video was pretty fun to make, I can see why I have 10,000,000,000 of them in my feed.  I should note that mine was done completely on my iPhone. Free apps for the win!

Finally, at first I wasn’t a big fan of these videos. But now that I am doing it, I love them!!  I kept thinking that as part of the challenge, people making the videos were choosing to NOT donate and instead were choosing to bring attention to themselves. You know, kind of like having a blog….or twitter…or Instagram…Oops.  But, as it turns out, they raised a bunch of money and now I know that ALS isn’t something to do with baseball but instead a debilitating disease. So, kudos to whomever created the challenge (baseball people, ironically) and humbug to those who complain that it is either 1) taking away from other fundraising or 2) you’re sick of them. 


Jamoosh said...

Your challenge vid was better than most that I have seen.

Laura said...

I loved your challenge video - so unique and fun!

I donated AND made a video - the donation was important to me to actually make a difference, but the video was just plain fun. I agree that too many people are just doing it to have fun jumping on the trend and making the video; it really should be that you have to do both rather than one or the other. said...

Your video was my favorite.

There are always going to be people that just do the challenge to get away from donating or don't even know why they are doing the challenge...but for the most part it seemed like everyone was really into donating and doing the challenge.

Deb said...

Pete Frates, a 29 year old former Boston College baseball player who now has ALS, started this with another ALS patient. Cool story here:

Good job Adam!!

Sue's Ramblings said...

I do hope more people will continue donating to ALS. And you did great with the video.