Geraldo Rivera - 29th Annual Geraldo Rivera Golf & Tennis Classic honoring Gillis and George Poll, to benefit Life's WORC and the Family Center for Autism at Engineers Country club - Roslyn, New York, United States - Thursday 12th May 2016
'Selfie' is the Oxford English Dictionary 'Word of the Year' - and here's why
2013 is the year of the 'selfie,' the Oxford English Dictionary reckons at least, as the word used to describe a self-shot photograph has been named as the word of the year by the established dictionary authority. According to the Oxford English Dictionary web page, the decision to adopt selfie as word of the year was a " unanimous" decision, noting a 17,000 per cent increase in the usage of the word over the past 12 months.
Mariah Carey is one star who has helped boost the 'selfie' craze
The powers at the Oxford English Dictionary have gone on to chart the rise of the word selfie, tracing its origins to a 2002 ABC Online forum posting. The word experts noted the wider use of the word in 2003 and its adoption into common usage by 2012, but it isn't until 2013 that selfie has become worthy of the Word of the Year title. It beat such buzzwords as 'bitcin,' 'showrunning' and the ever popular 'twerk' to emerge victorious, but what is it that has made 2013 the year of the selfie?
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Ladies and gentleman, avert your eyes! Geraldo Rivera took a break from Fox News to tweet a cheeky nude selfie but took the photo down for an unknown reason.
Mirror shots are usually the domain of insecure young girls, or those who have no friends to hold the camera to take the photo. Whilst most post this type of photo online to gain attention, US news contributor Geraldo Rivera tweeted his candid self-shot to prove a point. "70 is the new 50 (Erica and family are going to be so pissed...but at my age...)" he tweeted, uploading a photo of him standing in front of his bathroom mirror in the buff, with a well-placed towel to cover his modesty and a pair of rather flashy rose-tinted shades on, in the original photo which can be seen reported by NY Daily News.
"70 Is The New 50"...It Sure Is Geraldo, It Sure Is.
However, it now seems that Rivera must have blanched after his original wave of confidence, deleting his original tweet.
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But seriously, Carl Sagan's ode to the superior intelligence of aliens (and how us darned humans mess everything up) is consistently beautiful and interesting, but it never makes a point (except for that bit about the darned humans). The plot, which gives Jodie Foster schematics from space and focuses on the technical and bureaucratic minutiae that go into the construction of an extradimensional travelling device, is rather on the nose -- and the only real surprises in the film come from its obsession with God (in which the late Sagan did not believe) and the complete and utter disappointment received with the aliens are finally revealed.
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