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2011-05-25 11:31:21 AM
Yeah, this has to be one of the stupidest fads that I've ever seen.

And I grew up in the 80s and 90s.
 
2011-05-25 11:41:31 AM
Even Obama got into this stupidity.

i.usatoday.net
 
2011-05-25 11:46:55 AM
A photo of a stiff laying face-down with their arms at their side - or "a Weegee" as we used to call it back in the day.
 
2011-05-25 11:47:01 AM
2 planking threads? why?
 
2011-05-25 11:49:49 AM
This fad makes no sense to me. Am I already that out of touch?
 
2011-05-25 12:01:07 PM
lame, and a couple of the photos on that site were just fat people laying face down, as if they are capable of any real pose anyhow.
 
2011-05-25 12:26:52 PM
It's morons doing stupid shiat to entertain other morons.
 
2011-05-25 12:28:58 PM
This was the best one I saw so far.

themetapicture.com
 
2011-05-25 01:07:09 PM

ArtosRC: Yeah, this has to be one of the stupidest fads that I've ever seen.

And I grew up in the 80s and 90s.


Agreed. Allow me to take it to the 70's: Finally a fad that makes pet rock owners seem sensible.
 
2011-05-25 02:37:41 PM
No articles on topping? (new window)
 
2011-05-25 02:40:33 PM

miltonbabbitt: Allow me to take it to the 70's: Finally a fad that makes pet rock owners seem sensible.


Well played, caveman. Well played.

swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.


This is why we can't have nice things.
 
2011-05-25 02:47:28 PM

SJKebab: Even Obama got into this stupidity.


Win
 
2011-05-25 02:48:51 PM

ArtosRC: Yeah, this has to be one of the stupidest fads that I've ever seen.

And I grew up in the 80s and 90s.


It's a close call
aetv.auction.seenon.com
 
2011-05-25 02:49:35 PM

swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.


If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.
 
2011-05-25 02:51:42 PM
• Lie means that the actor (subject) is doing something to himself or herself. It's what grammarians call a complete verb. When accompanied by subjects, complete verbs tell the whole story.

• Lay, on the other hand, means that the subject is acting on something or someone else; therefore, it requires a complement to make sense. Thus lay always takes a direct object. Lie never does.

/GNLO
 
2011-05-25 02:52:25 PM
So really they are a bunch of human boners.
 
2011-05-25 02:55:32 PM

HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.


It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.
 
2011-05-25 02:57:07 PM

Glenford: It's a close call


What are you doing rummaging around in my closet?

/PROUD OF THE PANTS
//They make damn fine sleepwear
 
2011-05-25 02:58:31 PM

Treygreen13: HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.

It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.


It's not so much the act, it's just dumb. It's that he's being an ass and blocking the aisle on an airplane doing it.
 
2011-05-25 03:00:53 PM

HalEmmerich: Treygreen13: HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.

It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.

It's not so much the act, it's just dumb. It's that he's being an ass and blocking the aisle on an airplane doing it.


I get the impression he didn't just do it without conferring with those around him, or he'd be Air Marshal'D hard.
 
2011-05-25 03:01:17 PM

HalEmmerich: Treygreen13: HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.

It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.

It's not so much the act, it's just dumb. It's that he's being an ass and blocking the aisle on an airplane doing it.


Everybody in the plane seems to be enjoying it. Take a deep breath. It's just a stupid fad.
 
2011-05-25 03:08:33 PM

HalEmmerich: If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.


Yeah, it's funny to see as an image, but if I were there in person I'd be hard pressed not to shout "SHORYUKEN" and exact some Deadpool-style justice.
 
2011-05-25 03:12:02 PM
It so stupid yet pretty funny.
 
2011-05-25 03:12:16 PM
whats going on here?

nstarzone.com
 
2011-05-25 03:16:37 PM

acronym: whats going on here?

nstarzone.com


Over 900 people drank planking Flavor-aid! Like
 
2011-05-25 03:36:58 PM
I'm not sure this is a stupid fad. I think that most people just suck at it. If you find a way to do it that no one has done before, it can be kind of interesting.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-05-25 03:37:27 PM

acronym: whats going on here?


Thirty Third annual People's Temple reunion?
 
2011-05-25 03:56:41 PM

Treygreen13: HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.

It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.


If you want frothing, google Rick Santorum. Go ahead. Ill wait.
 
2011-05-25 03:58:01 PM

swingerhead: Treygreen13: HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.

It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.

If you want frothing, google Rick Santorum. Go ahead. Ill wait.


I regret doing that.
 
2011-05-25 04:00:59 PM

Treygreen13: HalEmmerich: swingerhead: This was the best one I saw so far.

If by best you mean most obnoxious douchebag who deserves to be punched in the junk, then yes, that's the best.

It's interesting to see the frothing rage that this "planking" has caused.


Well I didn't like it.
I wish he'd planked some where else.
 
2011-05-25 04:04:24 PM
Best fad since I was dancing the Charleston a-top a flag pole.
 
2011-05-25 04:49:04 PM
This is a very homosexual trend.
 
2011-05-25 04:57:56 PM

root88: I'm not sure this is a stupid fad. I think that most people just suck at it. If you find a way to do it that no one has done before, it can be kind of interesting.


I'm not sure parachute pants were a stupid fad. I think most people just couldn't pull that look off. If you find a shade of neon green that one has worn before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure pet rocks weren't a stupid fad. I think most people just sucked at playing with them. If you can find a shape of rock no one has domesticated before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure phonebooth stuffing wasn't a stupid fad. I think most people just sucked at it. If you can find booth no one has stuffed before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure flagpole sitting was a stupid fad. I think most people just sucked at it. If you can find a pole no one has ever sat on before, it can be kind of interesting.
 
2011-05-25 05:03:22 PM
miss diminutive: This fad makes no sense to me. Am I already that out of touch?

That depends, does this ring a bell?


"You're out of touch
I'm out of time"
 
2011-05-25 05:12:22 PM
They didn't fall.
None of them.

They just lay down.
 
2011-05-25 05:18:50 PM
APPROVES

images.wikia.com
 
2011-05-25 07:11:01 PM

miss diminutive: This fad makes no sense to me. Am I already that out of touch?


No, these plankers look older than me, and I don't get it either.

lordargent: That depends, does this ring a bell?

"You're out of touch
I'm out of time"


Someone should try planking on Hall and Oates, increase the homosexual factor a little bit more.
 
2011-05-25 07:38:02 PM
fashion-stylist.net
 
2011-05-25 08:39:59 PM

SJKebab: Even Obama got into this stupidity.


Well-played!
 
2011-05-26 08:57:43 AM
I thought planking was the term for when poop was long enough to bridge the toilet so it wouldn't flush.

/poop thread?
 
2011-05-26 09:07:08 AM

quizybuck: root88: I'm not sure this is a stupid fad. I think that most people just suck at it. If you find a way to do it that no one has done before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure parachute pants were a stupid fad. I think most people just couldn't pull that look off. If you find a shade of neon green that one has worn before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure pet rocks weren't a stupid fad. I think most people just sucked at playing with them. If you can find a shape of rock no one has domesticated before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure phonebooth stuffing wasn't a stupid fad. I think most people just sucked at it. If you can find booth no one has stuffed before, it can be kind of interesting.

I'm not sure flagpole sitting was a stupid fad. I think most people just sucked at it. If you can find a pole no one has ever sat on before, it can be kind of interesting.


It's awesome that you can name some really stupid fads. I'm impressed. I don't see what that has to do with anything. None of those fads involve creativity in any way.
 
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