If someone could actually post a fact about Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in their videos instead of making sure that they call out three friends/enforce the fact that we should donate/only mention it by ALS/Lou Gehrig’s/Ice Bucket Challenge, only then will I participate in this. While the Ice Bucket challenge has certainly raised funding for ALS research and education, which I think is fantastic, it has done nothing to educate the public on what ALS does and how it effects the human body, at least from the videos that I have seen/come across my Facebook News Feed/Twitter Feeds. This has been found out through independent research. All I have been told through these videos is to ‘knock out ALS’, ‘raise ALS awareness’, ‘you have 24 hours to fulfill this challenge OR you HAVE to donate.’
Yes, getting the word out about it is wonderful and spreading awareness is great, and I am not bitching about the challenge or anything of the sort, but it doesn’t hurt to do some educating if you are going to inundate our feeds with videos.
Dad’s gotten 1000% better talking about periods since we started using Shark Week euphemisms:
"Ah, it’s Shark Week?" = "Ah, you started your period?"
"Harpoons on deck?" = "Do you have enough pads/tampons/etc?"
"Chum stocks are holding?" = "Do you need chocolate/midol?"
"Supplies are low cap’n" = "Yes, please."
"What kind (of shark) is it?" = "How do you feel?"
- "It’s a Nurse Shark" = "I’m fine/not bad"
- "GREAT WHITE OFF THE STARBOARD BOW" = "FUCKING OW"