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God Help Us: It's the #SelfieOlympics

Has selfie culture officially gone batshit? Oxford Dictionaries named "selfie" the word of the year in 2013 (it narrowly beat out "twerk" and "binge-watch") and anyone who goes to concerts sees audience members spending most of the show shooting themselves.

Now a marketing firm called 3d Public Relations is asking festival goers to carry a tiny, remote control iPhone/iPad device that allows "selfie lovers" to take high quality photos without holding up their phones. This is perfect, they've assured us in a press release, for something called the "#SelfieOlympics."

Turns out the #SelfieOlympics is a real thing on Twitter and other sites right now! The idea is to take the most absurd selfies possible, resulting in high school kids staging elaborate scenes in front of their bathroom mirrors.

Not bad. But what if the Selfie Olympics took place IRL? What would that look like?

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Katie Bain
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