Posted on July 17, 2020
I freely admit that I have a thing about selfie sticks. To my mind their only possible useful purpose would be in the execution of a self-administered colonoscopy. There again, the heavy selfie-stick user is probably already so far up themselves that a camera would scarcely be necessary for said purpose.
Why go somewhere interesting and picturesque – like, in this case, the island of Burano – and just take photos of yourself? Bah, humbug.
Posted on March 13, 2015
It takes a lot to move me to incandescent rage, but my encounters with the phenomenon of ‘selfie sticks’ when in Venice last year prompted me to this rant. And I have to say that time has proved to be no emollient.
As far as I can see, there is only one possible valid use for a selfie stick, and since science has already invented colonoscopes for that kind of thing, even that’s debatable.
But, if you want something in response to Cee’s latest Black & White challenge, here’s a photograph I took on Burano last October.