It's the art of laying face down .... preferably somewhere weird... and then remaining still.... long enough for some drunk buddy to take a photo of you and then post it on the internet.
Why does this exist you ask? Well... I can only assume we have officially reached the end of world creativity. So why not?
Now a lot of people are unaware where this new trend came from. So I thought we should dig in and examine just that..... shall we?
First off..... According to inside sources .... "Planking" originated deep within the creepy backyards of several third world dictators.... It was born as a source of great joy between Saddam Hussein, Kim Jong Il, probably Gadhafi, and maybe that ass from Zimbabwe.... among others.
These same "Dark-room (for photo developing & torture) Enthusiasts" would then spend countless hours emailing planking photos back and forth to each other.
Often taken from their very own "Planking Amusement Parks... er... mass-grave fields!
Not a pretty beginning I know..... but often times that's just the case with things..... don't even get me started on the true origin of tether-ball!!!
|I see there's still a few tether-ball purists out there!|
And yet others contest that it was none of the above at all. In fact it was really created as a show of support for some fellow border-crossers out there? Huh? I guess that kinda makes sense??
And then one guy I spoke with told a tale of a failed pantie raid that was interrupted "mid-sniff"..... when the girl came home early. And that poor raider was forced to "plank" underneath her bed, motionless, all night... Til the next morning ....when he could finally sneak out. The guys name.... Fernando Planker!!!
But none of this convinced me.... till I found this one photo..... it dates planking way back before any of this..... a few thousand years even .... and it does so fairly convincingly.
|You see the Egyptians planked? Who knew?|
So it looks like we might not ever really know what started it.... and whatever the true reason is... it doesn't really matter. "Planking" is sadly here to stay...... and with all that ridiculous joke setup....... here you go... Some of the worst planking photos I could find on the internet..... enjoy???
|Lets start here. With a normal.... safe.... supervised... at home plank....|
|Followed by some danger planking|
|And then the deeply regrettable..."I can see your package" planking!|
|Then lets go back to a classic... the airline carry-on plank.|
|And the grocery store plank....|
|And then we have the.... oh dear god!!! My personal nightmare....|
the "Richard Simmons is planking on me"... plank!
Really theres thousands of these things. If you can think of it... someones done it. How else can you explain these next few?
|The fast food plank|
|The sewer plank|
|The gonna get some part of me caught in the crack at the top of the escalator that sucks the stairs back down plank!|
|The Ronald McDonald's crotch plank? |
|or.. the strongest coffee table ever made... plank!.|
|the camel plank|
|The toilet plank? I bet she quickly regretted putting her husband in charge of cleaning the bathroom that week ...|
|And then "group planking"..... though sources tell me this is actually just a picture of a girl stung by a jellyfish (the bottom girl)... and how her friends rallied to "help her with the pain".|
|There's T.V. planks|
|And stripper planks? |
Though sources described the show as "Disappointing and really really boring!"
|Washing machine planks|
|And finally... finally....when you just want to plank but aren't a creative person.... "The sidewalk plank"..... |
Just remember not to choose a sidewalk all that close
to the dog park!
So that's it..... that's planking. In fact it was recently voted "Best Activity 2011" by The National Committee for Stupid Lazy People. So good luck to you all.... and no matter what plank you next do.... remember to avoid this one!!!
Cause it often leads to this........