Jesus died for our selfies
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You may have read about the Parisian bridge that collapsed due to the weight of tourists’ locks: couples were placing padlocks on the Pont des Arts in order to demonstrate both their love for each other and their disrespect for classic architecture, and the bridge ended up partially collapsing under 45 tons of cold, hard metal.
Now, the city government is trying to keep couples from further maiming the bridge. To do this, they’re encouraging tourists to take selfies instead of defacing public property, the Guardian reports.
Manchester United has a novel idea for fans who want to bring their obnoxious iPads to the games: don’t.
The soccer team, ugh club, is banning the use of “large electronic devices” in its stadium because they’ve had enough of those awkward selfies. According to a letter distributed to fans last night, the team specifically calls out iPads and iPads Minis along with any gadget that is larger than 150mm x 100m, so that includes the three people who own a Samsung Galaxy tablet.
Today in horrific news, a Polish couple vacationing in Portugal fell to their deaths while taking selfies on a cliff.
The couple and their children had been visiting cliffs at Cabo da Roca when the tragic incident occurred, WILX 10 reports. They fell from the cliff top into the Atlantic Ocean, where rescue workers were eventually able to retrieve their bodies.
It’s a sad, sad day when you come to value the quality of your selfies more than you do your own pet.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) says hundreds of black cats are being abandoned by their owners. The reason? They’re apparently not photogenic enough for their owners’ selfies.
Add “sexpert” to Edward Snowden’s list of notorious titles. In an extensive interview with the Guardian, the NSA whistleblower claims that the agency’s employees pass around the naked pictures they obtain for everyone to see. Ack!
Just as you were growing concerned with millennial’s obsession with selfies, someone threw them right in with the most important meal of the day.
A company is taking custom orders so you can get a selfie branded onto your multigrain and literally eat your face for breakfast.
“You don’t have to be famous or Jesus to get your face on toast,” reads the Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation‘s site.
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While selfies are commonly reserved for tween girls and Israelis in bomb shelters, everything comes with an exception.
Cory Booker’s recent Instagram series, “Selfies with Fellow Senators,” has him taking the photos all over Capitol Hill. The New Jersey politician is on a quest to take a selfie with every U.S. Senator.
Jesus died for our selfies
As the violent conflict between Israel and Gaza continues, Israelis are passing time in the most 2014 way possible: They’re taking selfies.
The new phenomenon, dubbed “bomb shelter selfies” as reported by the Jerusalem Post, is a group picture of smiling people waiting out their time until the missile warning sirens stop emitting their terrifying noise. A Facebook group dedicated to the trend has amassed more than 1,500 likes in the past few days.
What do Tour de France spectators, the NASA’s Mars Rover and potential Bitcoin users have in common? They all love selfies.
A company in the Philippines is taking advantage of our vanity by having millennials convert their cash into Bitcoin in daily “selfie contests.”