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Old 08-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #981
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:22 PM   #982
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Bono has been nominated for Ice Bucket Challenge by Chris Martin

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Old 08-26-2014, 06:41 AM   #983
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Sorry for double post. Actually all 4 boys have been challenged...By Pavel...

"Bono" challenges all band members of U2 to the ALS ice bucket (Pavel Sfera as Bono) - YouTube

I wonder if they are going to do that...
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Old 08-26-2014, 07:05 AM   #984
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I'm probably in the minority, but I'd love to see them do this. Especially Bono.
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Old 08-26-2014, 08:14 AM   #985
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I'm probably in the minority, but I'd love to see them do this. Especially Bono.
Well, I am in that minority with you Only I would mostly love to see Adam doing this, just can't imagine him in that situation
I wonder if they even know they have been challenged..
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Old 08-27-2014, 04:59 AM   #986
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I hope neither Bono nor the rest of U2 will take on any of these challenges. They should just donate money. This whole self-marketing game has gone out of hand and IMO needs to stop, it's ridiculous.
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:07 AM   #987
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I would take an Edge icebucket challenge but agree that simply waving check and nominating others might be classier... as well as a good tease.
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Yeah because just silently donating would've totally gained the same popularity the challenge did, thus raising awareness for a disease many of these kids joining in never even heard of....
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It's basically a nice idea that just got out of hand with all these celebrities. Donating money would be a more efficient way to help those in need. The Ice Bucket Challenge is a cult right now, it's a fashion, but it will go away as quickly as it came and the real cause of it will be forgotten again. Many have been criticizing the hype and I agree with them. This seems to be more about entertainment now than anything else. I hope U2 won't take the challenge.
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Maybe have a look at the statistics then.... both awareness AND donation numbers for ALS have been starting to rise incredibly since the start of this challenge. Cult or attentionwhoring bullshite it may be, it works.
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I agree with Galeongirl here. Who cares if the people are making a funny video along with the donation? Why does that matter so much to those who are complaining about it? This horrible disease now has so much more awareness in the world now, more than it ever had, or ever would have by people simply saying please donate money. That approach has always been around, but were everyday people and celebrities alike donating and spreading awareness? No. People who gripe about things that are creating something positive, just need something to gripe about.
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I don't doubt that some of the celebs are using the ice bucket challenge as a means of self promotion, but regardless, a lot of money has been raised and that's a very good thing. I have a close friend with ALS and it is vicious disease. She was a vibrant, active, outrageously funny wife and hands on mother. She's now unable to walk or speak, her husband has to feed her, bathe her, take her to the bathroom. The saddest part is that her mind is still sharp but she's trapped in this lifeless body. So I won't complain about the trendiness of this cause. I welcome it and I do hope U2 will accept the challenge.
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i think it's great! if it raises awareness and funds, that's the main thing!
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People affected by the disease are saying that it would be better to keep find a long-term solution for funding research and treatment instead of having a short term spectacle, because that's what the challenge has actually become. I'm all for raising awareness for causes, but for my liking it smells too much like self promotion, plus many people have tried to promote other causes that have nothing to do with the original cause while emptying a bottle of ice water over their heads. I'm just sceptical of this kind of hype, because in a few months it will be over and everything will be forgotten again.
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Well there's certainly nothing wrong with finding a long-term solution of course, and when someone finds an effective one, that will be great. But regardless, the awareness that has already spread (and money donated) is still a good thing.

And I have also heard people who are affected by the disease who are very supportive of the ice bucket thing, (there's one right here a few comments up) so it goes both ways, people on both sides of the fence either way.

Very sorry about your friend, Regina Filangie .
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People affected by the disease are saying that it would be better to keep find a long-term solution for funding research and treatment instead of having a short term spectacle, because that's what the challenge has actually become. I'm all for raising awareness for causes, but for my liking it smells too much like self promotion, plus many people have tried to promote other causes that have nothing to do with the original cause while emptying a bottle of ice water over their heads. I'm just sceptical of this kind of hype, because in a few months it will be over and everything will be forgotten again.
the problem with finding a long-term solution is that it is purely down to the drug companies deciding whether they want to invest, i.e. whether it will be profitable (which unfortunately is the problem with many rare disorders)

this awareness-raising campaign is all about the grass-roots, generated by people, not corporations, and i think that is so great...

so many are now aware of this illness, even if the hype blows over in a few months, do you think it would have been better if it had never happened?

i think it's nice that people are sending themselves up, making themselves look like complete clowns, giving everyone a little giggle and making people happy, while supporting something serious - it's nice that anyone can get involved and feel they can contribute somehow...
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New interview with Eve including some Bono stuff:

'Dad uses different voices to help me audition' - Bono's girl Eve - Independent.ie
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #998
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Kill me but I think she talks way too much about her famous daddy. I love Eve and I think she is very talented actress... Im afraid talking about Bono in every possible interview may make her look like she's trying to build her career using daddy's name to gain recognition.
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Bono and Ali in Greece last week:

Bono Visits Mykonos and Patmos | GreekReporter.com
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Kill me but I think she talks way too much about her famous daddy. I love Eve and I think she is very talented actress... Im afraid talking about Bono in every possible interview may make her look like she's trying to build her career using daddy's name to gain recognition.
... Its mainly the reporters and interviewers who start asking about it. Not her. Look at Letterman... It will be and remain one of the first things everyone is gonna mention, even if she wouldn't want to.

Not her fault she's his daughter...

I can only imagine that in acting, people will only give you an even harder time when your daddy is famous...
I know I would.

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