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August 23, 2014 By Harold Pollack
Now on to you, Keith.
August 23, 2014 at 12:20 pm
The Ice Bucket Challenge naturally has its fair-and-balanced Wikipage. "Criticism also targeted the waste of water …… a middle-class wet-T-shirt contest for armchair clicktivists." You can also just send them some money, as Uncle Milton would advise.
August 24, 2014 at 6:14 am
"…targeted the waste of water…"
Ohmigosh! What a waste!
Hmmm…suppose the average dousing comprises 3 gallons. That's over 20 pounds, more than most folks would lift over their head, but then there are some who rig a device (see Bill Gates), so 3 gallons would be a fair estimate of an upper bound on the average. Now suppose a quarter million people per day do the Challenge. That's pretty high, but who knows? OK, a quarter million per day X 3 gallons per challenge = 3/4 million gallons per day.
That's the amount of water spilling over Niagara Falls in one second, on average.
"Fair and balanced" strikes again.
August 25, 2014 at 1:17 am
I was quite taken with the "wet T-shirt" jibe, but the RBC is the wrong demographic.
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