It’s on now.
If you’re on Facebook and don’t live underneath a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge fad sweeping the nation. It reportedly started in Boston with former Boston College baseball star Peter Frates, who was diagnosed with the degenerative disease ALS in 2012. The concept is simple: if you’re challenged, you have 24 hours to film yourself dumping ice water on your head for ALS awareness, or donate $100 to ALS research. Or, preferably, both. Then you get to challenge another handful of people.
Well, this morning Maximilian Uriarte, creator of the wildly popular web comic Terminal Lance, turned up the volume. He took the challenge — sporting a pair of classic Silkies — and turned up the heat on Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Duffel Blog founder Paul Szoldra to do the same.
Watch the ice-cold action below:
Uriarte also donated $100 to the ALS Association under the Terminal Lance name to prove it’s not just about the showmanship.
The challenge was posted on the Terminal Lance site early this morning, and so far, the Amos and Szoldra camps have yet to post a video. Will they bite the bullet and take the drenching? We’ll have to wait and see.
Good old USMC keeps abreast of the times
I hope the General puts every single Marine in formation at zero dark thirty, ready for that sweet sweet bucket of freezing hate and discontent.
“What can I do? I am a slave!”
“Today I saw a slave become more powerful than the emporer of Rome.”
Doesn’t get more stupid than that. Fucking lame.
OUTSTANDING!!!!! Its great to see the old tradition of calling your superiors (current or former) out on a challenge. I hope the Commandant take the challenge and challenges other Marines to do the same. This is good clean fun for a great cause. Plus, any donation regardless of the dollar value will help with such horrible decease.
To the idiot who said, “Fucking lame”. Dude, your a pathetic excuse of human being. Apparently you weren’t in the Marine Corps, because Marines would do anything including a little discomfert to help a great cause. So, shut your soup cooler, and keep your ignorant comments to yourself. If you can’t hack it, you better pack it!!
Whatever monkey dick your just another sheep that will do anything that everyone else is doing cause its trendy I know ur type ssgt g. your just a yes sir man I understand. You think ur money is going to a cause think again. Its go into someones bank account and there getting very rich of your stupidity. I bet your a susan g komen supporter and believer too huh. Wake up junior and do some research. Oh and by the way I served in the Marines two tours in Vietnam so go fuck yourself boot.
Clearly jr occupies a very different reality than most of us. It’s best just not to engage these people. Well done TLCpl Max and hopefully the CMC accepts the challenge.
Molto chiaro e diretto, grazie
most of the money is not going to ALS… how about switching to the Fisher house… And aren’t we rid of Amos yet?