What is your view on planking ?
I don't understand the method to the madness but that could be because of a generational gap.Also known as the laying down game, it involves lying face down stiff as a board with your arms at your side. The more unique the place you choose to plank at, like in the middle of the street or on a 7th floor balcony railing,the braver you are (I guess). What is your view on the planking craze.
I think it's pretty ridiculous, but it really comes in handy when you're really hung over in the morning and don't feel like standing in front of the toilet.
I find it utterly preposterous to risk ones life just to prove how brave you are by playing such a silly game. Their will be casualties from this nonsense.
I love it. Pinning a nice trout filet to a cedar plank and roasting it over an open fire is ...
Oh. Wait a moment. You're not talking about that, are you?
A silly fad that has gone to extremes. I'm not sure what young people are searching for that causes them to be so reckless with life and limb.
I thought that was old news a few months ago. People are still doing that?
There is an expression in this country that infers that one is not of sound mind. Or, more accurately, one does not have a full deck intellectual-wise. It is referred to as 'being as thick as two short planks.' And that is my view of people who do this sort of thing. No wonder it is called 'planking.'
Mind you, not to sound like a wowser, when I was a young sailor we invented a action called 'dead anting' where, when someone called out 'dead ant!' the last sailor to hit the deck ( crash on the floor) paid for the next round of drinks.
So the wheel has been reinvented again...probably they did something just as senseless back when Julius Caesar was a boy.
I must be behind the times, this is the first i have heard of this phenomenon. Just when i think society has reached its epitome of idiocy, they somehow manage to surpass themselves. Can you imagine what a great world this would be if these people put their imagination into something constructive for once in their lives?
Is this fad? Is it a form of exercise? What comes as a purpose for doing this? I still can't understand especially if it's done taking risks.
It's silly, no one is getting hurt, it's not a contest of bravery, its just something people do to get smiles from unexpecting onlookers. I think that doing things purely for the sake of laughter is one of the most beautiful things people do. Those that are appalled by this, I am appalled by. No need to be so stiff : P
I believe that the bravery comes in at the young man who was planking on his 7th floor balcony.once he fell to his death more negative attention started to mount against the game.
I see. Well we shouldn't base our judgements of a fad on a single event
It was funny at first but it's past it's time. I find "Photo Bombing" much more fun and entertaining.
I think the type of planking you are describing is funny, yet a complete waste of time. I'd rather do the "exercise" version of a plank. Better to do that type of plank and definitely not a waste of time.
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