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Open Mike Eagle, "Celebrity Reduction Prayer"

According to Open Mike Eagle, celebrity is “the American religion.”

“Celebrity Reduction Prayer” is a skewering of an ever-connected generation, whose chin-tucked cell phone usage is creating disposable pseudo-celebrities at a logarithmic rate. In the world of “Celebrity Reduction Prayer,” there are no rappers or hangers-on pretending to use piles of money as a cell phone, or intimating that they’re in communique with The Plug; there’s only the building horror of a world so self-obsessed that every moment is a new photo for Instagram. OME’s “likes” hover over his head like a 21st century halo, and Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram are placed prominently at an altar. In “Celebrity Reduction Prayer,” OME becomes the patron saint of Logging Off.

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