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Funny how so many of the old men here are complaining about selfies. Smile

Here's a view of selfies, from a different perspective:

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/d......ide.html
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Not even going there. You will be an old man some day. If you're lucky. Smile
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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On 2013-11-21 01:49, balducci wrote:
Funny how so many of the old men here are complaining about selfies. Smile

Here's a view of selfies, from a different perspective:

http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/d......ide.html



For the record, I am not complaining about or criticizing selfies. It's narcissism that concerns me, whippersnapper.
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On 2013-11-20 10:40, LobowolfXXX wrote:
So many people have been made superstars for being annoying self-absorbed narcissists that there's a line of people perpetually auditioning.


Oh, that's a beautifully written line!
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On 2013-11-19 15:09, mastermindreader wrote:
The Oxford dictionary has selected "selfie" as the word of the year for 2013

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-photos-selfie-d......479.html

I'm not sure what my response should be. What's yours?

That there are people who still do not know what a selfie is, let alone have the ability to take one?

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/05/too_poor_for_pop_culture/
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I'll admit when this thread started I didn'tknow what a selfie was. Call me out of touch. Why would I know about it? I'm retired, involved in my own things, have a flip phone, though it has a camera, I never use it. Again, why would I? I have a great digital camera with auxiliary lenses. I can't imagine taking self-serving pics of myself and floating them. Yikes. Then Mr. President, Barack Obama, does it at Mandella's memorial service. Yikes again. I'd rather not be a part of this thing called selfies. Echoing Ira Levin's "All of them, witches," all of them, narcissists. Smile
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

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On 2013-11-19 15:18, arthur stead wrote:
Maybe they picked it because it represents how self-centered people are nowadays?


Actually, they picked it because it was the most used new word on the Internet in 2013.


Odd how different phrases affect people differently. I am wary of the ability of anyone to track every word on the internet and come up with an answer. Makes me nervous. Nobody else seems to care.
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"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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On 2013-11-19 18:02, Slide wrote:
"You say yes and begin to show them your pictures of eating at McDonalds both inside and in the car with your friends and two pictures of eating take out Chinese in your motel room with friends. "

Yes. The photos that mean something to me are those of my kids, my loved ones, my friends. You can't recreate the grand cannon from the lousy pictures you take. Ansel Adams has done much better. I'd rather have the memories of my loved ones. I don't eat at McDonalds so more likely it will be my friends and family eating a a colorful pub or local establishment. I don't know about you, but for me, people are much more fun and interesting to remember than some rock formation.


I agree with Slide on this. We've been to Walt Disney World several times. Each time, we've taken pictures of the characters and of the parades and the sights within the parks. But last year I suggested that we get pictures of OURSELVES relating to these things. It would make them so much more personal.

My kid took a selfie of himself at WDW. Not sure if it counts because he added a character...

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