Can *you* hear me now?
July 14, 2003 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships You can register either in Freestyle or Original (the traditional over the shoulder -style). Alternatively, you can register as a team (max. three persons / team). There's also have a Junior category for competitors of under 12 years. Grading in Freestyle is based on style and aesthetics, whereas in Original the grading is purely based on length and style. In both categories theree prizes will be awarded. The current Ukranian record is 57 metres.
posted by riffola (10 comments total)
theree prizes
Yikes sorry, I copied the typo from their site blindly. I believe it should there
posted by riffola at 10:23 AM on July 14, 2003

oops it's three :)
posted by riffola at 10:24 AM on July 14, 2003

That's some good typing, their.

And on a more earnest note, "Y'know whadda mean, Vern?"

And, also, this is entertaining. Wish they had mpegs, though.
posted by cortex at 10:44 AM on July 14, 2003

the competition should involve grabbing the phone out of the hand of some obnoxious moron who is currently having a loud, pointless conversation in a public place.
posted by rrtek at 11:00 AM on July 14, 2003

Do they let you use phones of an earlier vintage? I remember that my first Cellular One phone by Motorola (circa 1994) had some serious heft.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:47 AM on July 14, 2003

I resisted getting a cell phone for a looong time. But I finally had to get one when I found myself having to move several times in the span of two years or so. I had the phone for about three weeks, when I accidently left it in the cargo pocket of some shorts I was wearing. I discovered this unfortunate error when I heard it tumbling around in the dryer. That's right, I washed it.

The fun was pulling it out of the dryer and lauching it into the air with my friend's "big ass sling-shot".
posted by Witty at 1:00 PM on July 14, 2003

Reminds me of this Memepool classic
posted by scarabic at 1:22 PM on July 14, 2003

I'd rather it was a mobile phone user assassination contest. At least that would be worth while.
posted by HTuttle at 5:16 PM on July 14, 2003

Oh my God. That's my hometown. I'm away for five years and they are already throwing their mobiles...

Amazingly this competition gets on MeFi before this festival or this historic castle.
posted by hoskala at 8:27 PM on July 14, 2003

I was buying groceries yesterday and the lady at the front of the line was talking on her phone while we waited for her to sign her credit card slip. I came very close to flinging that phone out into the parking lot.
posted by mecran01 at 7:00 AM on July 15, 2003

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