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.