The Famous Colin Powell Selfie

The Colin Powell Selfie: The Best Throwback Thursday Ever

The Famous Colin Powell Selfie

(Thanks to my Stepsisters Rae and Shai for sharing this on their FB pages!)

Image credit: Colin Powell via Facebook

No Instagram filter necessary. No duck lips to highlight his cheekbones, no twist towards the camera to slim his body, no shirtless smize to entice the ladies… just the selfie essentials: a camera, a mirror, and a great outfit…. and 60 years?

The camera is perfectly placed to make sure that we see the whole outfit, AND his face, unlike most mirror selfies on the web today.

Jamaican American icon, Colin Powell, former Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor, and the first and only African American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff posted this selfie on Facebook on Thursday with the caption: “Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!” directing the comment to actress and daytime talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres.

Popular Colin Powell Selfie on Facebook ::

At the time of this post, the now famous Throwback Thursday image has the potential to be the greatest Throwback Thursday post ever.  With over 3,000 comments, 25,000 shares, and 100,000 likes, and commenters calling him “amazing”, “handsome”, “honorable”, and “fanatastic”, the soon the be 77 year old rocked Throwback Thursday with this super classy selfie.

On Throwback Thursday, social media folks pull out their scanners and proceed to show how cute they were as kids, or how hot they were in their prime. This four star general is no exception – proving there’s nothing new under the sun.

Blogs are calling him the inventor of the selfie, and everyone from the Wall Street Journal to CBS News is talking about it…. well done sir. Well. Done.