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Selfies

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by tastybasslines, Mar 19, 2014.


  1. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Might as well admit it - selfies are now an integrated part of our culture. Almost everyone seems to do it, whether it is of themselves only or them and someone else or others. A new song entitled "Selfie" is blowing up - so move over Rebecca Black.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdemFfbS5H0

    Anyway, I was trying to look at selfies in a positive way. I will use this example....There is a smart woman on my Facebook who is well respected. She takes selfies with her son all the time and posts them. I'm a parent too and proud of my child so I can see why she wants to do them. They are nice pictures that I would want of myself and my child.

    On the other hand, I feel like it takes away from the actual life moment going on, and makes it "fake". That it is too hard for people to live and remain in the moment and experience the life that is going on without the new and expected urge to share it. And who are you sharing it with really? Most of the people you are sharing it with are in fact distant and are an "imaginary relationship" which do not have any real or effectual influence on your life.

    Then there are constant selfie taking people who what to show the world how pretty or buff they are for the most part. I understand this if the moment was of some significance, for example, you cut off your long hair or something like that. Otherwise, those can get very annoying.

    Anyway, seems like the selfie is here to stay.
     
  2. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Wanna see my junk?
     
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  4. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  5. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
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    I can make a mean duckface.
     
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
  8. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ummm, this was supposed to be a serious commentary about society and somehow you twazzers turned it into complete shenanigans.

    TBOT, you're my only friend.
     
  9. fb is social masturbation, so what could be more appropriate than posting pictures of yourself? Makes sense.
     
  10. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I dislike them greatly. It's unfortunate how people people have latched on to this concept.

    Part of me feels bad for the man who died in Spain, another part of me does not.

    -Mike
     
  11. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
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  12. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago
    I had to Google that. Good Lord, who climbs on top of a moving train other than movie heroes?
     
  13. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    Darwin Award candidates.
     
  14. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yay!

    :hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper::hyper:
     
  15. what really blows me away about the technology is watching concertgoers so intent on filming it with a cell that they miss the actual concert
     
  16. That Selfie song is the modern equivalent to Zappa's Valley Girl. I think it's more poking fun at the phenomenon than trying to be a real piece of music.
     
  17. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is exactly what I am talking about. They miss out on life to document it, all for footage that is 80% going to remain on their cellphone anyway.
     
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I went to an NHL game earlier this year. I ended up sitting near some people more concerned with taking pictures of themselves at the game, eating at the game, drinking at the game, and talking at the game than actually watching the game.

    -Mike
     
  19. No kidding! The show's right in front of you! Put the phone down! You paid for this shyte!
     
  20. i'm imagining 100,000 of them at woodstock ......sheesh....
     
  21. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yes, I agree.
     



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