Even the celebrities are at it. But don't mind them; anything for a bit of attention and they're all over it.
I heard on the wireless this morning the sales of ice cubes have increased by 200%. All thanks to the ice bucket challenge.
It's all good.
And there's a few gentle laughs thrown in for good measure. Like these two. The first one is the Irish Mammy and Her Son.
And then The Irish Mammy By Herself.
I like these because they are typical of the Irish sense of humour. Not so fond of the people running into washing lines and almost decapitating themselves.
And yes, I accepted my Ice Bucket challenge.
I admit, at first I was all:
and then the boys got wind of it and they were all, "Yay! Let's do it! I'm pouring the water all over her!"
"No! I am!"
"I said it first." etc. etc. You get the picture.
So I did it with the four boys lined up behind me each holding their little seaside buckets filled with water. Four boys. Four buckets of cold water. That's plenty.
I am sure you don't want to see yet another clip of yet another Ice Bucket Challenge so I won't subject you to
But I will subject you to the things I have learned since completing the ice bucket challenge.
- It's good fun.
- Some people just don't want to do it. And that's okay. There should be no pressure. Nor should they feel the need to explain their reasons for not participating.
- It is impossible not to scream when that icy cold water hits your head.
- It is also impossible not to sit still. You will be catapulted out of your sitting, shrieking and waving your arms around like a mad thing.
- Everyone, without exception, shouts, "is it off? IS IT OFF? TURN IT OFF!"
- People will do something mad and donate money towards the cause if there is a bit of fun behind it.
- You get to hear what people sound like in Real Life.
- That water is shocking cold. You're not listening to me. SHOCKING cold. Piss on yourself cold. Really, it is! But you should so do it.
Go on. Give it a lash. But only if you want to!