Go marry yourself

Self-marriage the newest thing

I'm probably chiming in on this late because I'm just an old fart,, but marrying yourself in some kind of formal ceremony seems to, well, if not catching on, at least drawing some attention.

Newsbusters itemizes some of the manifestations of the trend(?), noting that CNN Headline News and the Huffington Post have taken notice.

It's a fascinating idea that will generate an uncountable number of jokes on late night TV. I suppose it is the ultimate act of self-absorption, cloaked in rationalizations and notions about self-respect, blah and blah.

But why not? If we can bend the definition of marriage, why not include self-marriage? It is, after all, the logical extension of where we're heading.

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  • Somehow the divorce lawyers will figure out a way to have a person pay two lawyers for a divorce from self.

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