You’ll note I have not posted about the #ALS #icebucketchallenge here. I was looking at videos last weekend with my pal Susan and had thought I would post on Monday morning but I was moving houses (long story) and I didn’t get to it. Then the deluge of ice water came – all week long... and by Wednesday there was lots of moaning and fatigue. (If anything last longer than 24 hours these days there is ALWAYS a backlash.) I watched on social media as people complained and asked if people could NOT write checks without being an exhibitionist about the whole thing. I wondered if those complainers had actually written checks themselves or just like to bitch. In just a few short weeks, this “stunt” has topped $50 million for the ALS Association, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. I’m not going to go into it but it is a TERRIBLE disease that deserves the research funding. Yes, there ARE other terrible diseases that deserve our attention as well, it’s true – and this has certainly spawned a new fundraising trend we’ve not seen the last of. I say good. And the videos that we got (for free) were HIGHLY entertaining. Oprah, Gaga, Anna, Bill Gates and so many more. Now I offer, as a finalé to this week of ice water, two Brits; the excess, wit and NUDITY of Benedict Cumberbatch and the minimalism, elegance and restraint of Patrick Stewart. To donate you can go here. It’s super easy. I'm dry as a bone and I just donated with just a few clicks now with my delicious iced coffee in hand. (Tweet me if/when you donate @treynyc) Cheers!