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Get Your Selfie Printed On A Pancake And Eat It This Weekend

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While mere mortals post selfies on Instagram, true artists have their image immortalized on a pancake. At least until they eat it, that is.This weekend, Angelenos will have the chance to check out the "Pancake Selfie Express"—a truck outfitted with lightning-fast pancake machines that imprint a photo directly onto a pancake. Yes, this is a real thing and yes, you can totally eat them. Part of a nine-city tour put on by Holiday Inn Express, these magical machines will be available to the public to make (and eat!) free pancake selfies on Friday in downtown L.A. and Saturday and Sunday in Hollywood.

Pancake selfie-takers will use one of five state-of-the-pancake-art push button machines—dubbed "The Stack Station" by a crowdsourced contest—which can pop out a flapjack in just one minute. The machines then use lasers (!) to imprint selfies taken with a smartphone camera onto each pancake. Then you eat the pancakes—or save them, up to you. Boom, welcome to the future.

Sure, the "Pancake Selfie Express" is part of a promo for Holiday Inn Express, but hey, who are we to argue with free pancakes with our face on them?

To get your own free pancake selfie, catch the "Pancake Selfie Express" on Friday, September 25 at Pershing Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Hollywood and Highland shopping complex on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Something tells us pancake selfies may not yet be on the curriculum yet for the selfie classes at USC and UCLA.