Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson nominated for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by Les Claypool, Bubbles
7:50PM EST | comments (15) |

UPDATE - 8/21@10:50AM: Geddy Lee accepts the challenge!

Bubbles ice bucket challengeLes Claypool ice bucket challengeUnless you've been living under a rock for the past several weeks, then you are no doubt familiar with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It's an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head to help raise both awareness and funding for ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease) research efforts. Participants usually nominate others to participate and within 24 hours of being challenged, are supposed to video themselves taking the challenge or else donate $100 to the charity. Once completed they can then call out a challenge to other people. Just today, both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were nominated to participate in the challenge. Geddy Lee was nominated by Primus bassist and Rush friend Les Claypool in this video (thanks HighFidelityRob), and Alex Lifeson was nominated by Bubbles from the Trailer Park Boys in this video (thanks Clansman2112). We'll have to wait and see if either of them takes up the challenge. So far Neil Peart has not been challenged (at least not that I'm aware of).



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#15 - Posted 8/21/14 @6:34AM by Lerxster [contact]

Nice sheewww Geddy! Well played, but couldn't you find any ice in Canada? Gfaww :P
#14 - Posted 8/21/14 @6:03AM by lapirata2 [contact]

Conform or be cast out?
#13 - Posted 8/20/14 @11:37PM by CraigJ [contact]

Wow, Geddy posted that video hours ago and Rob posted the link 3 or 4 hours ago and the video only has 301 views and this thread is dead.

What's up people? Get the lead out.
#12 - Posted 8/20/14 @7:58PM by CraigJ [contact]

Wa wa wee wa!
#11 - Posted 8/20/14 @7:39PM by HighFidelityRob [contact]

Geddy putting some water on the subject
#10 - Posted 8/20/14 @2:38PM by Lerxster [contact]

Special thanks to Geddimus Prime for pouring a bucket of icy cold surly water on this topic.
#9 - Posted 8/20/14 @11:42AM by Alexfan [contact]

The Canadian version of this went around last winter eh. It was the 24 hour challenge. Participants had to do something ridiculous in the snow (like jumping off your balcony into a pile of snow) in your underwear. Immediately after doing said stupid thing in the snow in your underwear, a full beer was to be chugged without stopping. Then another three names were challenged.
#8 - Posted 8/20/14 @11:31AM by Geddimus Prime

Creepy Gates-inspired baptism ritual. No thanks.
#7 - Posted 8/20/14 @11:30AM by CraigJ [contact]

If I were them I'd just pay the $100.
#6 - Posted 8/20/14 @9:33AM by benlacy2112 [contact]

Hmm, not sure if I can actually picture them doing this. Maybe they will, but it just seems a little weird.

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