As with anything that captures a lot of attention, there will always be naysayers. And though the Ice Bucket Challenge has successfully resulted in a massive increase in donations toward ALS research, and even though it’s been so successful it’s led imitators, you’re still going to run into the occasional buzzkill.
One such buzzkill is comic Bill Burr, who most of you probably know best from Breaking Bad. He went on a tirade against the Ice Bucket challenge on his podcast this week, and it went a little something like this (via deathandtaxes):
“At this point I’ve been challenged by three different fucking people,” Burr said. “I love how it’s about the person. It’s not even about the disease. ‘Hey check out my wacky response to ice cold water over my fucking head’ … I live in a desert. It’s a $500 fine if you waste water. I’m gonna do the $100 donation instead … Do you understand how precious water is to everyone around the world? We’re over here going “eeeeeh!” and dumping it over our heads. The disease is second banana to watching someone’s reaction. I know it’s a fun fucking thing and it’s raised $100 fuckin’ million and all that type of shit. But there’s this pressure that if you don’t fuckin’ do it but donate the $100, somehow you’re an asshole.
“There’s not a lot of water left people if you really look at it,” Burr added. “The only fresh water we got left that’s coming is from the polar ice caps melting.”
You can listen to the entire rant here, and it’s kind of funny, kind of accurate, and kind of shitty, all rolled up into one crusty 5-minute tirade.
But, you know what? I like to think that Pedro Pascal listened to the rant, and instead of telling Bill Burr to go f*ck himself, he took off his shirt and gave the world a treat in order to make up for Mr. Crankypants up there.
Nothing fancy here, folks. But when you’re number one on the Pajiba 10, you don’t need to be fancy, do you?