On Sunday night about a mile down from the Augusta National and a couple of miles from where I am blogging right now, Bubba Watson went to eat at the Waffle House, a good ole southern cafe open 24 hours seven days a week.
Is this the Francis effect on a Master's winner? And how cool is it that a southerner who attended the University of Georgia along with his wife and named Bubba is golf's Pope Francis?
The selfie phenomenon is pretty disgusting.
Negativity of Calvinistic hersy tinged with puritanical humorlessness?
Am I unhip or what? I always thought "selfie" was slang for masturbating.
Maybe unhip...more likely obsessed.
Brion, They are not that far apart. Self-indulgence is self-indulgence.
Someone could probably make up a song about selfless to the tune of the themes from that equally disgusting movie, "Alfie."
"What's this all about…Selfie…etc."
Why is taking a photo of oneself and friends disgusting? Was it disgusting with a Brownie camera or a Leica? Was going to a studio and having a daguerreotype disgusting? I don't get it.
Dymphna, It is the increasingly narcissistic nature of our techno-culture that isolates us more and more from others and community and provides us with newer ways to be self-absorbed. Texting, the internet, selfies, iPhones, computer games, and many other self-stimulatory devices and activities provide us with a false sense of community and "connectedness" while we build our monadic cocoons.
We are a long way from Brownie cameras and family daguerreotypes.
I don't care about selfless one way or another, but, have a question about the pope's Palm Sunday mass: can anybody tell me the name of the last/recessional hymn sung at the end of the mass -- starting at about 2:23:40 mark?
If the only photos you have on your phone are 'Selfies' does that mean you are 'Selfish'?
No, RCG, it means you are narcissistic and have no imagination...
As the proud owner of a 12 year old Nokia cell phone on which I actually talk to people but do not text, send emails, or access the internet, I have to agree with Gene at 5:04 p.m. on this one – which makes it all the more puzzling that he is so unwilling to meet people face to face just because he disagrees with them.
Apparently, then, there is no desire to “connect” or have community even with fellow Catholics who, although orthodox in their views, are nevertheless ideologically suspect because they do not subscribe to the particular brand of orthodoxy which alone identifies “the (Calvinist?) Elect.” Instead Gene prefers to unleash a barrage of Blog comments upon such “back-sliders” or “foes” (Spengler here) from the comfort of his monadic cocoon.
Sorry, Gene, but I am not giving up.
Anon 2, confrontation and passionate disagreement are interactive and engaging. No cocoons here.
When I login to Facebook, there are more than a few people who post new pictures of themselves every day. Were it once a week or once every few weeks, I might understand, but for some (pronounced many) it's EVERY DAY, sometimes multiple times a day of themselves.
Nope, nothing narcissistic there.
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