A wry view of life for the world-weary

Trend Of The Week


I like to be attuned to the zeitgeist. What is trending now on social media is something called extreme phone pinching. What it involves, I’m told, is people holding their expensive i-phones, the more expensive the better, over cliffs, toilets and drains and the like. The rules, such as they are, seem to be that you can only use your thumb and forefinger to hold the gadget.

Rather like last year’s brainless Ice Bucket challenge, whoever does it then can challenge one of their friends to follow suit. Originators of what might become an Apple sales dream and a mobile phone insurer’s nightmare are the American musical duo Twenty One Pilots. Inevitably there is a hashtag for people to post their photos and videos to, #extremephonepinching.

Maybe my age but some people need to get a life!

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