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Monday, July 18, 2011


Leave it to the Ozzies to create a new kind of viral Internet foolishness. Planking!

Planking is the practice - some might call it an art - of lying with wooden rigidity in a prone position in random odd places, then posting photographs of same on the Internet. A representative sampling may be found here. (Some of these have gotta be Photoshopped... seriously!)

As befits anything with even a peripheral connection to the Internet, the planking phenomenon has spread well beyond the borders of Australia. Hell, even bloggers I know are doing it. Good Gawd!

And thus, it was only a matter of time before Yours Truly got involved... for there is no Dopey Activity I’m completely unwilling to consider.

Presented for your consideration, two Planks à la mode d’Elisson, shot at Huntington Beach last week. The first one is pretty straightforward:

Plank One

The second one, however, is a bit more tricky...

Plank Two

Stupid? Of course it is... and careless planking has thus far resulted in at least one death, that of a man who attempted planking on the balcony of a high-rise. It just goes to show the lengths to which some people will go for their narrischkeit art. Or perhaps just how fucking stupid some people can be. Remember: plank with your head, not over it!

Have you planked today?


Kris said...

I'm taking my lil' Plankster to the orthodontist tomorrow, hoping we'll have more opportunities for interesting planks. :)

Kris said...

And by the way, that second plank? Awesome evidence of your awesome in-shape-ness. Dayum, dude. That ain't easy to do.

Annie said...

Living on an island, as we Aussies do, one must find something to do other than escape poisonous critters and let dingoes take our babies.
Doing the rounds of the nerdwebz is a pic/vid of a woman planking in her kitchen and the stove falls on her...I think she's American though.:-D
Cheers Elisson, I do love thee.

El Capitan said...

When can we see you planking while wearing a colander???

Omnibabe said...

I have not, simply because I'd end up doing some graceful pose... like this.

"Don't try this at home" was advice tailor-made for moi.

Jim - PRS said...

El Cap beat me to it.

Da woild awaits.

Anonymous said...

Dude, planking is so June 2011. Owling is where it's at.
- z