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Instagram Cliches 2

I did another Dustinland comic about Instagram cliches a while back (old one here). It had a different title, but basically the same thing, so I called this one part 2 (new comic here).

Now, I’ll admit, I go for some of these once in a while. Hey, straight facade architecture shots? I love em. But it is funny to see these same shots reproduced over and over again. Different places, different subjects, same photos. I mean hey, certain things work really well in a 1- to 2-inch square.

Look At Me AKA The Selfie Stick

This week’s Dustinland comic is about the selfie pole, or what I call, The NarcissiStick. Now, of course I get what they were invented for. We’ve all seen videos of people snowboarding or surfing or jumping off cliffs, and in those cases, I get it. If you’re that hardcore, you deserve the right to make awesome videos of yourself, especially when those videos can actually be quite entertaining to the rest of us. It’s when tourists are walking around NYC capturing themselves as they engage in the most mundane of activities that it becomes ridiculous.

Can you imagine how much horrible footage has been captured with these things? WOOOOO LOOK AT THIS WIDE-ANGLE SHOT OF ME STANDING IN FRONT OF A FAMOUS PIZZA PLACE!!!! Eh, I guess people have been taking bad pictures and home videos forever. Now you just don’t need to give your camera to a stranger if you want a crappy shot with you in it.