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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Selfie Has Reached the Terminal Point

Posted by on Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Where can it go after this?



What we are looking at is the end of the world for any cultural trend, the last station before the void, before the thing that is an absolute no.

 

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It can always be worse.

http://selfiesatfunerals.tumblr.com/
Posted by Kelly O on March 14, 2014 at 3:23 PM · Report this
Grant Brissey, Emeritus 2
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?
Posted by Grant Brissey, Emeritus http://www.grantropolis.com/ on March 14, 2014 at 3:43 PM · Report this
sperifera 3
@2 - We should BE so lucky...
Posted by sperifera on March 14, 2014 at 5:36 PM · Report this
lark 4
Charles,
Obama et al, DeGeneres et al, Sotomayor et al and now Gingrich et al. Those are all published selfies that I've seen recently. None of these photos do anything for me. All are just trying to have some fun and document it quickly. Basically harmless.

There's no terminal point here. The fad will continue indefinitely. As for me, I don't recall ever participating in a selfie. There are photos of me with other people goofing off but I don't distribute them. I choose not to possess the technology.
Posted by lark on March 14, 2014 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 5
Callista looks fantastic!
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on March 14, 2014 at 6:26 PM · Report this
Knat 6
@5: She does. You can always spot the Stepford by the quality craftsmanship!
Posted by Knat on March 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM · Report this
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I thought that newt's partner was a mannequin!
Posted by longwayhome on March 14, 2014 at 7:47 PM · Report this
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Maybe people have forgotten that newt (piece of shit) was courting the mannequin when his wife was dying. This man was running for office, and made a run at the Presidency. I hope that the American voters remember these things. newt was the one who made a huge deal about Clinton and his fling with Lewinsky, and this was during the time when his own wife was dying of cancer and he was poking this bleach blonde mannequin, so talk about hypocrisy! republicans know no bounds when it comes to being tacky.
Posted by longwayhome on March 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 9
@8 and for fun, ask any republican you know what they think of that. Sadly, their answer will be some form of "it doesn't matter", followed by a specious attack on Obama, or Pelosi, or Reid. Goddamn hypocrites.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on March 14, 2014 at 9:32 PM · Report this
raindrop 10
Speaking of adultery in front of a dying spouse, you can include John Edwards. And he was a hell-of-a-lot closer to the presidency than Newt ever could have been.
Posted by raindrop on March 14, 2014 at 10:17 PM · Report this
sperifera 11
@10 - Quality deflection there, raindrop! But what about John Edwards??? He's not in the photo. Derp.
Posted by sperifera on March 15, 2014 at 12:11 AM · Report this
Sandiai 12
And Edwards didn't go after anyone for adultery neither.
Posted by Sandiai on March 15, 2014 at 3:46 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 13
Seflies were dead the day the first one was ever sent
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on March 15, 2014 at 4:32 AM · Report this
raindrop 14
@10 - No he's not in the picture, but I'm calling out the depravity in both parties.
@12 - Just because he didn't call out someone on their sins does not negate his sins. Edwards does not have better morals than Gingrich just because he didn't point the finger at another adulterer.

This illustrates how 'moral relativism' is such a fallacy.
Posted by raindrop on March 15, 2014 at 9:42 AM · Report this
Knat 16
@14: Please link to a news item exhibiting the time the Democratic party launched a full scale, taxpayer-funded assault on Newt Gingrich over his infidelity.
Posted by Knat on March 15, 2014 at 9:07 PM · Report this
Sandiai 17
@15 says, "Well Gingrich tried to use 'moral relativism' for political gain, so by your own definition he would be slightly worse."

@14: Nobody cares and nobody should care about the "sin" of marital infidelity (except for those in the relationship). It's the moralizing hypocrisy we don't like. Get it?
Posted by Sandiai on March 16, 2014 at 6:49 AM · Report this

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