Prior to this week, I had never so much as heard of a "selfie stick."* Our technology has developed to the point that we can always maintain contact with anyone, anytime, anywhere. It has been equipped in such a way that it can be utilized to ensure that we never have to be in contact with another human creature.
So it is that since we no longer need each other, it is critical that one be able to fend for himselfie in all circumstances. Therefore, one must be able to record the activities of the selfie. For a mere thirty bucks or so, you, too, can be the prideful owner of a selfie stick. You may prance and preen for the camera without the assistance of another.
Now we can record every step in life
With no need for friend or wife.
Anywhere, everywhere snap a selfie
Store the memory stick on a shelfie
For no one else gives a crappie
Now doesn't that make your ego happy?
New York City
Sunday afternoon, February 15
The MoMA announced today that it will impose a ban on the selfie stick on its premises.
Now there is someone who got it right. A bold statement and a move in the right direction.
*I should have anticipated the introduction of this gizmo, for BBBH gave me a camera for Christmas which has a screen on the lens side for the express purpose of framing "selfies." I don't know whether or not it works.