15 May 2011, Brisbane, Australia | PLANKING? What is it? 'Planking'
is the peculiar wit of lying flat as a plank in unusual locations--train
tracks, fire hydrants, clotheslines--and posting public photographs,
spreading joy. This Australian craze had infected poor Mr. Acton B., a
(former) planking enthusiast who was not aware that Balconies Are The #1
One Cause of Gravity-Fed Darwin Awards. Not knowing, he was doomed to
repeat the lesson. Camera ready, the 20-year-old stretched himself out
face-down on the railing, arms by his sides, stiff as a plank, balanced.
Don't do it, don't cross that line young male Homo sapiens
sapiens! Oh no...the species is doomed. Down he fell. Descent of
PLANKING happened on 15 May 2011, Brisbane AU. Although we do not have a
photograph of the actual event, we encourage reporters to re-enact the
scene for your own cameras. No, really, go ahead.
Planking is nothing without a photograph. The men down under have risen to
the top of the zany photos crop, planking naked, planking on police
cruisers, planking here, there, and across the desks on TV Network News.
Planking has well and truly jumped the shark.
"Natural selection nudged him over the line, and he fell..."
"Planking is bound to remove people from the gene pool."
Please be careful where you plank! :)
Watch out for balconies :-)
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