I am acutely aware that I have become the patron saint of ridiculing hot new social trends and concede that my time may perhaps be better spent writing an essay on how gender equality is a myth (thank you, Beyonce).
However I feel a primal need to have a crack at the influx of massive bogans finding a way to compare penis sizes by making speed binge drinking an internet phenomenon.
The Neknomiate situation is the phenomenon I speak of, have you heard of it? No? Well let me inform and educate you.
A person (usually a young male but some ladies have been getting in on the action) films themselves necking/skulling/chugging/downing and entire bottle of beer/vodka/bourbon and then nominates a mate to do the same and so on it goes. It is online chain mail only far more dangerous than seven years of pretend bad luck like the chain mail front the 1990s.
If you’ve never seen it before, this is what it looks like:
On Facebook it says: “Neck your drink. Nominate another. Don’t break the chain, don’t be a dick. The social drinking game for social media! #Neknominate. (It’s Em again- I want to build up the final part of the description, it is my favourite bit. Are you ready?!) DRINK RESPONSIBLY.”
The “don’t be a dick” part is redundant because TOO LATE.
Drink responsibly? How would they imagine that looking? The whole point of this idiocy is competitive, heavy drinking -but do it in a responsible way okay, guys? Maybe pop on a helmet and some knee pads, an adult nappy may also be advised.
Perhaps they mean to pre-order the ambulance for when your internal organs begin shutting down from the acute alcohol poising you have just inflicted on them? Just make sure that when you are power chugging your Jaegermeister you do safely, kay?