Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Perpetual motion machine of contemporary vanity

We aren't all masters of self-portraiture, but come on.

Benny Winfield Jr. — @MrPimpGoodGame
Benny Winfield Jr. — @MrPimpGoodGame

Dear Hipster:

I’ve noticed a lot of my friends post pretty much the same exact selfie over and over and over again on Facebook and Instagram. I don’t have a problem with selfies and stuff, but I do think it gets pretty dull when somebody can’t manage to switch it up, even a little. I think we need a word for that, so I can shame them with a suitable hashtag. What should it be?

— Evyn

This may be the digital society’s version of gauche table manners. I have friends who regularly commit this faux pas. There’s a reason I hide my personal Instagram and follow only a couple dozen. Too many “hot dogs or legs” posts out there, friends o’ mine.

We can’t all be masters of self-portraiture, capturing the nuances of human expression one duck face at a time. Heck, we can’t all be Benny Winfield Jr. (@MrPimpGoodGame), who has accrued 200,000+ followers by posting identical smiling selfies all day every day. Proving, at least, that some people still have a sense of humor.

Anyways, for our friends who lack Instagramspiration, perhaps #sisyphuselfies? I like portmanteaus, and there’s something correct about the fruitless labors of an endless parade of smiling faces saying nothing more than “Hey, here I am!” If only it weren’t such a mouthful.

I’m open to suggestions, or votes of confidence, to [email protected].

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Matthew Stewart’s protest song earns heavy spins online

“Alternative Facts” uses the catchphrase coined by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway
Next Article

Mark Dresser’s musicianship cuts through it all

Long-time UCSD professor’s telematics trials
Benny Winfield Jr. — @MrPimpGoodGame
Benny Winfield Jr. — @MrPimpGoodGame

Dear Hipster:

I’ve noticed a lot of my friends post pretty much the same exact selfie over and over and over again on Facebook and Instagram. I don’t have a problem with selfies and stuff, but I do think it gets pretty dull when somebody can’t manage to switch it up, even a little. I think we need a word for that, so I can shame them with a suitable hashtag. What should it be?

— Evyn

This may be the digital society’s version of gauche table manners. I have friends who regularly commit this faux pas. There’s a reason I hide my personal Instagram and follow only a couple dozen. Too many “hot dogs or legs” posts out there, friends o’ mine.

We can’t all be masters of self-portraiture, capturing the nuances of human expression one duck face at a time. Heck, we can’t all be Benny Winfield Jr. (@MrPimpGoodGame), who has accrued 200,000+ followers by posting identical smiling selfies all day every day. Proving, at least, that some people still have a sense of humor.

Anyways, for our friends who lack Instagramspiration, perhaps #sisyphuselfies? I like portmanteaus, and there’s something correct about the fruitless labors of an endless parade of smiling faces saying nothing more than “Hey, here I am!” If only it weren’t such a mouthful.

I’m open to suggestions, or votes of confidence, to [email protected].

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Bobbi and Mark sleep above the lions in Alpine

Lions Tigers & Bears is not a zoo
Next Article

How to get to the river path from Sports Arena Boulevard

Maybe you shouldn't try
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close