That mannequin moment!

The last 2 years, but especially last year, one challenge seemed to be hyped to ridiculous levels, the Ice Bucket challenge! No, I didnt get involved, I am far too old and decrepit to do stupid things like that, even disregarding the health issues for someone like me! Knowing me, I’d manage to hit my knee, with the bucket, and then…rolls eyes! Besides which, for all the talk about it (and the good causes it served, admittedly), there was pretty much only one way of doing it, that of tipping the bucket over yourself, and, brr, getting cold!

So fine, the one doing the rounds this year appeals to me far more. You have probably seen it on TV, or You Tube somewhere, the Mannequin challenge, for want of a better term. I saw a great example of it last week on the NFL feed from the US, of one of the studio teams, just before half time, very good. Now, if someone wants to give me the chance to do that one, oh yes please!

Of course, these people get the choice to do this thing, but imagine if you could actually be turned into a mannequin, temporarily, or otherwise, what would you make of that? Even more so, if strictly, its not your choice to do so? Yes, there’s been a couple of rather good stories, by the same authors relating to that subject, and the err, victims, definitely didnt choose to do it!

And yes, Daniel could do that to me anytime he wished! 😀

Sadly, the Mannequin challenge, unlike the Ice Bucket one, really does need a studio, or a theater, or something similar for it to really work, and definitely needs someone to film it, so probably wont get the chance, but would be great if I did. Temporarily might be easier, but if someone wants to make me a more permanent mannequin, then well…? 😉

The video. Well, its not a mannequin, but a puppet, as close as I could easily get. Yes, black and white from 1967, I’m old like that! Please note someone is a few seconds late switching her microphone on!

Ice, ice buckets

To be honest, its been pretty hard to miss the latest trend to hit the charity world, the ice bucket bath! It started off with celebrities doing it, and then the general public picked up on it, and sheer stupidity commenced.

Given the droughts in California at present, the amount of water that celebrities out there have been throwing over themselves, purely for publicity, is pretty depressing. So fine, in the bigger picture, those gallons might not have made all the difference, but even so…

Alright, it might be an age, and health thing, or it might just be that I’m not a fan of these crazy things, or the hype that goes with them. I give money to charity, the ones I want to support, by simply giving money, and not making any fuss about it. Breast cancer, LGBT issues, and a few other good personal causes are what I choose to support, not the latest cool (in this case, very cool) trend started by celebs, in a desperate bid to revive their career.

Most of my friends who have done the challenge took the hint, and didnt nominate me. Either because I had made it VERY clear that I was more likely to kill the person nominating me, than actually throw a bucket of cold water over my head! But there had to be one…

Yes, someone at work, who likes to tease me, nominated me. And yes, remarkably, at present, he’s still alive! But believe me, pressing me to get it done is more likely to get him an early funeral, than me being doused in a bucket of cold water.

To be frank, I cant see the point? I dont have a mobile phone, so I have no way of filming it, and for most, that seems to be the main part of the entertainment. I know, therefore, in theory, I could tell him its done, and leave it at that, but why should I need to?

The one Harlow connection to all this, she used ice on a part of her body, her nipples, just before shooting a sexy scene, presumably to make them stand up, and peek out. No, I have no idea what thats like, I havent tried to be sexy in years! Even then, in theory, if my partner couldnt get me going…Thats about the only reason I can see for throwing iced water over my top, another Harlow fulfilment, and one, like those scary eyebrows, I’m not rushing to match.

The video. Sorry, its one of the most awful songs of all time, but it fits for this