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‘Look At This Instagram’ Combines Nickelback, Clever Social Media Commentary, And A Duck That Won’t
December 6, 2012
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Warning: there's a swear word in there (might be NSFW)

As you know, George is a big supporter of Nickelback.

And not just because they're Canadian boys made good - how many bands in this era have sold that many records with songs they wrote themselves?

It turns out one of those Nickelback tune makes for a perfect parody of self-involved social media behaviour: if you've ever shared a picture with your social network of what you're eating, or what your cat is doing, or just clouds, this video from College Humor is for you.

It's a reworking of Nickelback's hit 'Photograph', a song about old photos and the memories they can bring up.

But the College Humor version isn't about getting lost in the past. It's about Instagram, an app that lets people share every moment of their lives as it happens via photos taken on their phones.

And it turns out a lot of people share the same kinds of things: vacation pics, shots of their food, self-portraits in the bathroom mirror...

The video covers a lot of common Instagram habits, and also includes a shot of a man chasing a duck. That's got to be worth at least five likes.

Of course, Instagram isn't just for blurry duck pictures. It also lets you keep up with what George is up to.

Check out his Instagram feed right here (you can follow him @strombo), and check out a couple of his photos below, taken during his trip to the Whistler Film Festival last weekend.

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Nickelback was on the show last season. Check out that interview right here.

Related:

INTERVIEW: Nickelback

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Other Side of Nickelback

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