It’s on now.
If you’re on Facebook and don’t live underneath a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge fad sweeping the nation. It reportedly started in Boston with former Boston College baseball star Peter Frates, who was diagnosed with the degenerative disease ALS in 2012. The concept is simple: if you’re challenged, you have 24 hours to film yourself dumping ice water on your head for ALS awareness, or donate $100 to ALS research. Or, preferably, both. Then you get to challenge another handful of people.
Well, this morning Maximilian Uriarte, creator of the wildly popular web comic Terminal Lance, turned up the volume. He took the challenge — sporting a pair of classic Silkies — and turned up the heat on Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos and Duffel Blog founder Paul Szoldra to do the same.
Watch the ice-cold action below:
Uriarte also donated $100 to the ALS Association under the Terminal Lance name to prove it’s not just about the showmanship.
The challenge was posted on the Terminal Lance site early this morning, and so far, the Amos and Szoldra camps have yet to post a video. Will they bite the bullet and take the drenching? We’ll have to wait and see.