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That is an awesome Instagram filter.

Colin Powell posted a selfie today, which would normally only be noteworthy because people tend to pay attention whenever a stodgy member of the establishment takes a selfie, but this one is extra newsworthy for the following reasons:

1. The selfie was from the 1950s.

2. He tapped into two "hip" things - Throwback Thursday and Ellen DeGeneres' recent corporate-sponsored mega-selfie/most retweeted thing of all time.

3. We're all total suckers for this kind of thing.

Sources: Colin Powell on Facebook