How freaking much of a coincidence is this????
Jim Beaver just made the Ice Bucket Challenge haters sit down and shutup
Disclaimer: You will probably cry when you watch the video
As I see more and more friends and celebrities participate in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” there are a few words I want to share and clarify about how I feel about it.
For those who aren’t aware the challenge was started by a guy as a fundraiser and awareness campaign in his local community for his neighbor that was diagnosed with ALS-Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also commonly known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”
It’s a disease that targets different nerves in the body and rapid weakens the body causing the victim to lose function of several muscles groups and eventually become completely paralyzed. It starts in different places for each victim and effects and progress and different rates for each victim, and as of now there is no cure.
This is very important to me because I have personally watch this disease claim someone incredibly close to me. He was my best friend, my grandfather, and to this day my hero.
I want everyone to understand this and understand that this is the reason the challenge was started. I am happy beyond words the level of awareness the “Ice Bucket Challenge” has caused but please lets make sure it keeps growing.
I’m asking everyone who chooses to participate in the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to understand why they’re doing it. I understand not everyone can actually donate money to the cause, but they can be aware and help to promote awareness and in turn help promote funds and hopefully a cure.
Basically what I’m saying is PLEASE DON’T do this because it’s the latest viral trend that your friends and favorite celebrities are doing. DON’T do it because you want to become viral and be shared all over the internet. If you’re gonna take the time to fill up a bucket with ice and water and dump it over yourself, know why you’re doing it. THIS ISN’T A LAUGHING MATTER. It’s not a joke to be passed around. It’s a very serious matter, and you never no to who. I’m holding back tears as I type this.
Having said all that, for every note/like/favorite/whatever this post gets I will donate a dollar to the research foundation for ALS AND I will also put one ice cube in my bucket and do the challenge.
*Also please understand that this is the view point of one person’s experience with this disease and may not reflect the views of others who may have experience with ALS.
**I don’t think I’ve ever asked people to share a post before, but If you could share just one, please make it this one.Learn more here http://www.alsa.org/about-als/what-is-als.html Donate here http://www.alsa.org/donate/
Lestrade’s phone passcode is totally “Greg” because the only person to try to hack his phone would be Sherlock and it’s the one thing he doesn’t know.
I’m in the market for a new more multi-fandom-ish URL. What ‘cha got for me friends of tumblr?!
… is “Does the Supernatural fandom have a gif for THAT?” because all you wind up with is a gif and shame.
oh my god seriously
I’m not even in this fandom, but hearing this made me feel so much better about life
The solar system with the planets names written in circular Gallifreyan.
THANK YOU FOR ADDING PLUTO. BLESS YOU.
Pluto is the ninth planet, every whovian knows you can’t skip nine…
^^ Oh, you beautiful clever bastard…
Corey, Liana and Ben were challenged to sing Watch What Happens (reprise) during Broadway Bakes at Schmackary’s…this was the outcome. I can’t stop laughing [feat. Rob McClure]
In which the cast laments the close of Newsies on Broadway, part 2
[Part 1: x]
if I hate the headline, I’ll make up a headline
back in my day the reblog button was on the top. we had to scroll 15 miles through the snow, uphill both ways.
TWITTER USER @jasonsdeans STARTED A PETITION FOR NEWSIES TO BE PROFESSIONALLY RECORDED BEFORE IT CLOSES SO WE CAN ALL WATCH IT ON DVD AND WHAT NOT. It’ll only take a second to sign it, even if you’re not a fansie and just a random person on tumblr, it would…