Is this the symbol of peak narcissism?

ANNIE STEVENS
Last updated 08:00 19/07/2014
Selfie toaster

THE SELFIE TOASTER: Get ready to have a breakfast-induced existential crisis.

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As I crunched my toast this morning I realised that something was missing. Yes, that something was definitely a picture of my face. On my toast. Because, well, why not right in these deeply narcissistic times?

The selfie toaster, then, ought to make many a narcissists breakfast even better. As theLA times reported, a company called "Burned Impressions" in Vermont, America, have invented a toaster that burns an image of your face onto your slice of bread for a cool price of $75.

The company also specialises in Jesus toasters and Rapture toasters in case you were interested in making a quick buck on Ebay on the side.

Some media outlets are calling it the end of times that people would want a toaster that puts a photo of themselves on to their slice of sourdough in the morning.

But we're not entirely convinced it's the worst present you could receive.

Some pros and cons:

Pro: It's your face on a piece of toast! How can that not make you LOL as you get ready for another day of the 9-5 grind?

Con: It's a bit weird, yeah?

Pro: Amazing wedding present, sure the couple might get a zillion toasters but a selfie toaster? No way.

Con: You are the person that gave the weird selfie toaster to the newly weds. With your face on it.

Pro: Nobody will eat your toast, because would they want to eat a photo of your face? This is one that people who grew up with siblings would understand. Sometimes licking everything that's yours just doesn't work.

Con: Do you want to eat a photo of your face?

So, it's maybe about even in the pros and cons.

Ultimately, we think the selfie toaster is a bit of fun and if you buy one it will soon join the cupboard where you keep your bread maker and other gadgets that you probably didn't need but really, really wanted.

But don't let us stop you, you delightful narcissist. Now you can have your likeness on a piece of toast and eat it too.

- Daily Life

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