All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘selfies’

Bison Selfie Turns Ugly for Woman at Yellowstone

When deciding whether or not to take a selfie with a wild animal, you gotta do some risk-reward calculations. Is taking a selfie with a bison worth the risk? I don’t know, it’s not that cool. But hey, if you want to risk it … Don’t be like this 43-year-old mom, who was unable to surreptitiously snap the photo before …

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White House Lifts Ban on Photos, Social Media Posts

After 40 years of surreptitiously snapping photos of the White House during public tours, people can now do it out in the open. The White House has lifted its ban on taking photos during tours of the Presidential mansion. Not only that, but it’s now encouraging people to do so and to share the photos across social media using the …

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Disney Is Banning Selfie Sticks

If you’re planning a trip to any Disney World, you should leave your selfie sticks at home. Disney has announced that, effective Tuesday, selfie sticks will no longer be allowed into any Disney World theme park. This also includes Disney World water parks or DisneyQuest. A similar ban goes into effect on June 30 at Disneyland in California. “We strive …

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Apple Bans Your Dumb Selfie Sticks at Next Event

Selfie sticks offer a much better solution to getting a photo of yourself than actually approaching another human being and asking them to help, so they have that going for them. They also make you look pretty silly, unfortunately. That’s the quandary many selfie-lovers face on a daily basis. But if you attend Apple’s next event, its annual Worldwide Developers …

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Mesa Shooting Victim Has Ultimate But First, Let Me Take a Selfie Moment

I most certainly require medical attention, but first let me take a selfie. One way to document a traumatic ordeal is to Snapchat it and send it to your friends. Isaac Martinez, who was one of the people shot in the Mesa, Arizona shooting spree on Wednesday, took that route. Arizona Republic reporter Yihyun Jeong tweeted out Martinez’s selfies, one …

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Everyone Must Get a Selfie with This Gold Van Double Parked at a Walmart

In Maricopa, Arizona, there’s a new local celebrity. It’s not a person, but an old, gold van that’s terribly parked in the local Walmart parking lot. For some reason, the golden Oldsmobile Silhouette is the must-selfie location of the year. There’s even a 500+ member Facebook group devoted to discussing and posting selfies with the van. “This group was made …

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Selfie Seekers Caught Carving Initials into the Colosseum

What would you do for the perfect selfie? Would you deface a landmark – one of the most famous historical locations in the world? Two Californian women did. The Guardian reports that security at Rome’s Colosseum caught the women, aged 21 and 25, shortly after carving their initials into the ancient rock. The two were apparently able to scratch a …

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Selfies Contributed to Fatal Plane Crash, Says NTSB

In May of last year, two men were killed when their Cessna 150 crashed in a field outside Denver, Colorado. Now, the National Transportation Safety Board has issued its official report – and the agency is saying that selfies likely contributed to the fatal crash. According to the NTSB, a GoPro recovered near the scene gave clues as to what …

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Ellen DeGeneres Celebrates 57th Birthday, Takes Selfies With Wife Portia De Rossi

Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres have been together for nearly a decade, and it’s pretty clear that the couple are deeply in love. De Rossi and DeGeneres shared a couple of photos that they took the day before Ellen’s 57th birthday. The photos show Portia and Ellen without any make-up, embracing on a beach with a beautiful sunset in …

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Here’s an Insane, Ballsy Selfie from Atop Christ the Redeemer

Cristo Redentor, known to the English-speaking world as Christ the Redeemer, is a giant statue of Jesus Christ located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue itself is nearly 100 feet tall, stands atop a 26-ft tall base, which is itself positioned at the peak of the 2,300-ft Corcovado mountain. Or if measurements aren’t your thing–it’s really freaking tall. And …

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Selfie, Hashtag, and More Added to Merriam-Webster Dictionary

If you’re set to have a kid anytime after today, you should quietly weep for it–it’ll never grow up in a world where the word “selfie” isn’t in the official Merriam-Webster dictionary. The famous Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary is adding over 150 news words this year, and they’ve just announced a handful of them. The list of new words includes some …

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Florida Man Facebooks Cop-Adjacent Drug Deal Photos

Florida Man, the world’s worst superhero, is staying busy, as always. A Port St. Lucie man has been arrested after–well, after doing a lot of dumb things. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s office, 21–year-old Taylor Harrison has been arrested and held on $55,000 bond after selling drugs to undercover narcotics agents. Oh, and right before that, he apparently took …

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Squirrels Hate Your Selfies, Bro

Now that ‘Selfie’ is the reigning word of the year and everyone from Kim Kardashian to President Obama are spending at least part of their week taking them, it appears, as a culture, we’ve pretty much accepted their inevitability. I mean humans have accepted selfies. I said nothing about the animal kingdom. If you lean in to take a selfie …

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James Franco Apologizes for Scamming on Teen

During a guest appearance Friday on Live With Kelly & Michael, actor James Franco addressed the controversy surrounding his attempt at a digital dalliance via Instagram with a 17-year-old female. The incident occurred after Scottish tourist Lucy Cloude was standing outside of the Longacre Theatre in midtown Manhattan where Franco is performing Of Mice and Men. Cloude encountered Franco, 35, …

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Samsung’s Obama/Ortiz Selfie Ad Miffs White House

Earlier this week, President Obama welcomed the Boston Red Sox to the White House to honor their 2013 World Series run. It wasn’t huge news, as the President of the United States has been welcoming championship sports teams to the White House for decades. There was an interesting moment, however, when Red Sox slugger David Ortiz snapped a selfie with …

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Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies

In well-that’s-just-a-horrible-turn-of-events news, a Mexican teen was stabbed 65 times after posting racy photos of herself and her best friend on Facebook, according to police in Guamúchil, Sinaloa. The NY Daily News reports that Erandy Gutierrez, 16, fatally stabbed Anel Baez, also 16, on March 19th. Apparently, nude Facebook selfies prompted the attack. Baez reportedly made the post, which infuriated …

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Obama Calls Ellen’s Record Tweet a Cheap Stunt

As you may have heard, the deadline for Obamacare enrollment is fast approaching (it’s the end of the month, fyi). In order to get more people on board, President Obama has been on a media tour of sorts. The latest stop on the Affordable Care Act promotional train was The Ellen Show. Remember Ellen’s big Oscar tweet? If only Bradley's …

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Colin Powell Is Now On The Salesforce Board Of Directors

Salesforce announced on Friday that it has appointed retired four-star general (and former National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State) Colin Powell to its Board of Directors. His position actually went into effect on Thursday, and increases the size of the Board to 11 members. “We are honored and delighted that General Powell …

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Selfies Really Are As Mind-Numbingly Popular As You Perceive Them to Be

If you asked me, my off-the-cuff answer to “what percentage of your Facebook feed consists of selfies” would be about half. Same goes for Instagram. Turns out, that isn’t that ridiculous of a statement. People really do love their selfies, according to a new survey from Pew Research. Well, at least millennials. From Pew: “Not surprisingly, the generation that has …

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Ellen Breaks Twitter Record At Oscars

A tweet from Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscars on Sunday night – a photo of her with eleven other celebrities from the audience (taken by Bradley Cooper) has set a new record for retweets. It even crashed Twitter at one point (though those familiar with the “Fail Whale” know that’s not quite as big of an accomplishment). Here it is: …

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Selfies Causing Lice Epidemic, According to Lice Removal Business

According to the operator of a California-based lice removal spa, your teenagers are going to get lice because they’re taking so many damn selfies. Apparently, the epidemic has already begun. Heads have been pressed together, duck faces have been made, and your kid now has a head full of critters. Gross. “I’ve seen a huge increase of lice in teens …

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Selfies at Funerals: The Latest Teen Craze

For anyone hoping that the selfie phase would end sometime soon–don’t count on it. There’s a new selfie trend now, which involves taking photos of oneself making awkward or otherwise ridiculous faces at funerals. Yep, funerals. A place where people gather to mourn the loss of a loved one has now become the popular place for teens to take silly …

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Lady Gaga Cited by Instagram over Safety

Well it’s good to know that Instagram cares about the safety of its users and takes their reports seriously. I’ve heard of people reporting others for social offenses such as spam of extreme vulgarity, but does anyone personally know someone who was reported because followers feared for the life of that individual? what the actual hell. hahahaha pic.twitter.com/Dp39lhBkbZ — Lady …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Jason Biggs’ Unborn Baby Just Tweeted A Selfie

Jason Biggs, one of the stars of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black (you probably also know him from Drexell’s Class), and wife, actress Jenny Mollen, are expecting a baby. In fact the baby is already alive and tweeting. It just hasn’t been born yet. Yes, the still unnamed baby has its own Twitter account, and takes after its father …

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Selfies at Historic Places Receive a Special Tumblr

I think we’re all guilty of taking a selfie here or there. But would you be the person to take a selfie at a funeral? Or maybe even a male restroom with other guys standing at urinals? These are extreme examples, but it seems that some people aren’t shy about capturing pictures at fairly inappropriate locations. Now there is a …

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Val Kilmer Teaches Conan the Art of Selfies [VIDEO]

I wasn’t aware that actor Val Kilmer took so many selfies, but a quick look through his Twitter feed confirms it: Val Kilmer is like, the best at selfies. He recently appeared on Conan to discuss his selfie prowess. Well, I’m sure that wasn’t what he came on the show to discuss – but that’s where the conversation landed. He …

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Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Selfie Puts Your Selfies to Shame

I know that your hair looked super awesome when you decided to snap that selfie in the girl’s bathroom of your local Target. Yes, your face looks super cute – I love the way you pursed your lips. Brilliant. But your selfies suck compared to space selfies. This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore …

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Vine for Android: Now Making Selfies a Whole Lot Easier

It took Vine about five months to finally launch on Android after launching on iOS at the beginning of this year. And when that Android app arrived, well, it was kind of barebones. It didn’t supports search, mentions, hashtags, Facebook sharing, or a front-facing camera. Vine promised that in the coming weeks they would add these features. Now, they’ve made …

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Ricky Gervais & Conan O’Brien Strip for Bathtub Twitpic Selfie [VIDEO]

Actor, comedian, and very popular Twitter personality Ricky Gervais stripped down to his underwear on Conan last night and took a selfie in a bathtub. Yes, Conan was also in his underwear and in the bathtub with Gervais. He then posted the photograph to Twitter. This alone would be enough to warrant you reading further, but some context is always …

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