David Letterman and Tom Hanks prove it's never too late to pick up a selfie stick

Just kidding. They're still horrible

Published May 19, 2015 1:05PM (EDT)

    (The Late Show With David Letterman)
(The Late Show With David Letterman)

Late-night television gigs may be ephemeral, but selfies are forever. At the age of 68, the departing "Late Show" host David Letterman decided to give selfie sticks a shot as two-time Academy Award winner and 60-time guest (that's 6-0) Tom Hanks stopped by the show.

Guests this month have been full of activity suggestions for Letterman to try out in his retirement and remind him of his impending mortality, like playing dominoes or purchasing a shower bench. But Hanks felt a more appropriate activity would be something to keep the late-night host young. And narcissistic.

“Rita announced when these first came out that we would never ever have a selfie stick in the house,” Hanks told Letterman. “But they sell these selfies all over Florence, which was the birthplace of the Renaissance.”

Hanks continued: “When you, in a couple weeks, head down to — I’m just going to guess what you’re going to be up to — Space Camp, take one of these bad boys with you.”

Watch the clip below:

By Colin Gorenstein

Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email cgorenstein@salon.com.

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