What Do Selfies, Vampires and Zombies Have in Common?

April 10, 2015 10:33 PM

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They're everywhere, right? It's impossible to leave the house without tripping over (or participating in) a selfie photo session. And back home, the airwaves are hijacked by a Halloween parade of bloodsucking vampire aristocrats and tottering zombie beasts. I can barely get through the cable guide without a transfusion. What in the narcissistic half-dead world is going on? Are we completely lost?

It would be an easy assumption to call the selfie fad narcissistic. And certainly there are more than a few selfie-obsessed people in love with their photogenics. But the great divide between our superficial lives reflected on social media and our real lives in the material world tells me that somet...

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