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Colin Powell does 'Throwback Thursday', wins the Internet

Colin Powell took selfies before selfies were cool.

By Aileen Graef

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell showed up Ellen Degeneres and every millennial when he posted a "Throwback Thursday" selfie from 60 years ago.

After Ellen Degeneres broke Twitter with the most retweeted tweet ever that contained a star-studded selfie, Powell apparently saw a challenge. He posted a photo on his Facebook page taking a mirror selfie 60 years ago.

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"Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!" said Powell on the website.

And that's how the Internet got schooled by Colin Powell.

[Talking Points Memo]

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