Do I understand why more and more people are talking this way? No. Does it seem odd that people are removing themselves from a conversation momentarily to interview themselves? Absolutely. Do I have any idea why this has become so popular in the last few years? No, I do not. Have I figured out whether this or more annoying than the phrase "It is what it is"? Not yet.
Do I think it's idiotic to speak this way instead of just saying "It's idiotic to speak this way"? Yes.