Planking: It’s Not Just an Exercise Anymore
I was minding my own business on Twitter tonight when I kept seeing the word “planking” in my timeline and I wondered what was going on. The plank that I’m familiar with is the exercise where you face down and prop yourself up on your elbows and hold it there. GREAT for core strength. But this ain’t that. This is just foolishness. So Patrik Ian Polk defined “planking” for us as:
#PLANKIN is the art of layin facedown in unusual public places & photographing it. The game is judged on creativity & difficulty
You mean people get down on the ground in random places and this is some sort of worldwide game that no one really wins? Oh, it’s not just the ground? It’s anywhere with a surface? OH.
Theo, that is the dumbest thing I ever heard. So people are using their creativity for THIS and not stuff like solving global issues like receding hairlines, the mystery of what makes up Nicki Minaj’s ass and what happened to Whoopi Goldberg’s eyebrows? Instead, folks are opting to get their clothes dirty while planking??? Chile…
Folks are getting arrested. And hurt. And dying from planking. Yes, people have DIED while planking. I’m not sure I have much sympathy for folks who met their end planking in dangerous places. Like on the edge of a cliff. Or on the rail on an overpass. Or this dude in Australia who planked on the top of his balcony and plummeted to his death. St. Peter ain’t gon be pleased to see you when he asks how you got to the gates and you talmbout “Planking.”
BUT! As dumb as planking is to do, seeing others do it is absolutely HILARIOUS!!! Here are some of the funniest/absurd/doing the most planks I saw. Here are:
10 Hilarious Planking Pictures
There is ONE plank that had me CRYING laughing. But I won’t post is here because folks read my blog at work. If you want to see it, go HERE. DO NOT CLICK IT IF YOU ARE AT WORK. OR NEAR CHILDREN. With that being said, let’s keep the party going.
There are just SOOOOOOOO many more planking pictures. I almost laughed til I hiccuped because of them. I just decided to share these ones because they are foolery indeed.
Am I the only one hella amused by this? Would y’all participate in this? And feel free to share your favorite planking pics.
P.S. Oh yes, apparently, planking ain’t new but you know I’m late to all things.