The practices of “selfies,” i.e. taking a photograph of one’s self for the purpose of showing others what you look like or providing documentation of participation in an event or travel to a location, has proliferated in recent years. Many have shunned the practice as self-absorbed, and the recent added development of “selfie stick” technology is seen as an even more egregious foray into the extreme narcism of our modern social media saturated culture. In particular, the custom of the “inappropriate selfie” during somber moments or next to tragic events, is the subject of particular vitriol. But in truth, the practice of the inappropriate selfie has been around for quite some time.