Do These ‘Instagram Husbands’ Remind You of Any Poor Bastards in Your Life?

'I'm basically a human selfie stick'

Headshot of David Griner

The life of an Instagram star might seem stylish and elegant, but what about the poor sidekick left holding the camera like some off-screen putz?

A new video called "Instagram Husband" tells the heartbreaking (or at least relatable) story of men whose existence has dwindled into two roles: taking photos and waiting patiently to take photos.

And yes, they really did book, which is basically a Tumblr of related memes.

The video comes from The Mystery Hour, a Springfield, Mo.-based comedy show that airs on two Fox affiliates. The clip is an impressive bit of social satire, especially coming from such a relatively obscure source. 

Check out more of the show's videos on YouTube.

For the record, my wife says I'm totally the wife in this video, though I never make her take the pics. I'll squat over my own pickle jars on the back patio with iPhone in one hand and paper lantern in the other, thank you very much.

Hat tip to my friend Kelly Whalen for sharing this one on Facebook.

@griner David Griner is creative and innovation editor at Adweek and host of Adweek's podcast, "Yeah, That's Probably an Ad."