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I just don't get planking

  1. Jul 17, 2011 #1

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  3. Jul 17, 2011 #2

    Pengwuino

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    Re: Planking

    Uhm................. what?
     
  4. Jul 17, 2011 #3

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    Is it fun? It doesn't look fun.

    If you could plank on top of a hot babe, maybe it would be more fun, but not on a desk, a floor, or a building. Just sayin'
     
  5. Jul 17, 2011 #4

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    I guess we all have our vices.....
     
  6. Jul 17, 2011 #5
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    No idea why it's popular all of a sudden, but it's been around for a long time. The first few were pretty funny, and the locations were decidedly more awkward / compromising, now it's just guy on kitchen counter, dude on fence, etc.

    Yawn. :P

    Extreme Ironing gets more kudos from me.

    [PLAIN]http://www.oneinchpunch.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/extreme-ironing-04.jpg [Broken]
     
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  7. Jul 18, 2011 #6

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    I don't claim to know, I can only suggest the possibility that the 'point' in as much as there is one, is to draw precisely this kind of response. Their amusement is in your incredulity.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 #8
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    I planked all last night. I highly recommend it. You get up feeling very refreshed.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 #9

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    Yes, I believe that a central part of 'planking' is to tighten various muscles to render yourself rigid, in the manner of a plank of wood. I suspect that the reason you felt so refreshed when you got up is because for most of the night, all of the pertinent muscles in your body were relaxed, thus rendering you more pliable than the average plank of wood.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2011 #11
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    Yes. There is a bill in Congress right now to make planking illegal. The first offense is a misdemeanor, or more technically a nondemeanor. Second and subsequent offenses call for hefty fines and even jail time. Penalties are doubled for planking within 500 yards of a school.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2011 #12

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    And I thought planking was what you did to salmon.
     
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    I just did a google search on extreme planking. OMG
     
  16. Jul 18, 2011 #15
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    :rofl:
     
  17. Jul 18, 2011 #16
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    Now I question how "Genius" those guys really are. xP
     
  18. Jul 18, 2011 #17

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    You planked in your sleep!?

    That's what I thought too. I guess I've missed out on a lot.

    Humting sounds like more fun than planking.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2011 #18
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    Yes, let's make it illegal to lay down. I don't see that one being passed.
     
  20. Jul 18, 2011 #19
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    Why not? All the other restrictions on personal freedom passed as soon as anyone stubbed their toe on something.
     
  21. Jul 20, 2011 #20

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