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Planking Latham style

By johnboy - 16 May 2011 37

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On Friday we asked if Canberra was failing to keep up with the idiot planking meme.

This morning we’ve had our first Canberra plank in, with bonus fire bin, from Latham.

Congratulations to all involved.

What’s Your opinion?


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37 Responses to
Planking Latham style
amarooresident3 2:32 pm 16 May 11

buzz819 said :

This sh!t is stupid, one person has died in Aus for doing this, why sensationalise something with no point that encourages idiot’s to lie down on a fire??

If it wasn’t planking it would have been driving a white commodore into a pole. You can’t help the stupids.

gospeedygo 1:28 pm 16 May 11

I don’t think the cause of death is so much as a result of ‘planking’, it’s more being a complete f**kwit in my mind.

Pommy bastard 12:15 pm 16 May 11

arescarti42 said :

The thing I find hilarious, particularly about the guy who fell of his balcony and died, is that any of these shots could have been created in about 20 minutes by anyone with some basic photoshop skills. It’d be the same result with none of the risk.

God, your life, according to your photo album, must be so exciting..

“Here’s a shot of me on top of Mt Everest. Here’s a shot of me swimming with great whites in South Africa. Here’s a shot of me snogging Megan Gale. Here’s a shot of me winning the Le Mans 24 hour naked on a skateboard while shooting up heroin and eating caviar.

Of course I haven’t done any of these things, but I can use photoshop…”

Postalgeek 12:05 pm 16 May 11

Some suggestions for spots where elite Canberra plankers can practice their craft to showcase the national capital on the Internet:

Black Mountain Tower (top of)

Parliament House flagpole (top of)

Carillion (top of)

Mt Ainslie flagpole during winter solstice (base of)

The Australian American War Memorial (top of)

Lake Burley Griffin at 6.30 AM in May (bottom of)

Ginninderra Falls

Tuggeranong Parkway, 8.30 AM any weekday except holidays.

Watson 11:54 am 16 May 11

Hell, anything to break the boredom of a Canberra winter! Be it extreme ironing, parkour or planking.

Gerry-Built 11:53 am 16 May 11

Whilst I don’t have an issue with a harmless bit of fun like this particular meme, I can’t help but notice a couple of sets of crutches in the background… that’s never a great omen… especially with someone prepared to throw a hot fire into the mix… I don’t think the enormous supporting plank is, despite the activity’s name, really in the spirit either…

In all likelihood, without the current media interest in the planking fad, we would likely never have heard of young Mr Beale’s “unfortunate” demise… it would simply have been put down to a drunken accident…

arescarti42 11:44 am 16 May 11

The thing I find hilarious, particularly about the guy who fell of his balcony and died, is that any of these shots could have been created in about 20 minutes by anyone with some basic photoshop skills. It’d be the same result with none of the risk.

Erg0 11:42 am 16 May 11

In related news, it turns out that having someone die while undertaking an activity is enough to clear the “notability” requirement for Wikipedia – there was no article for “Planking” on Friday, but one’s appeared over the weekend.

The Frots 11:41 am 16 May 11

Postalgeek said :

Let the fools have their tartar sauce.

Our gene pool can only benefit from this craze.

Absolutely agree – hell, I have photo’s of various family members so drunk that laying in various gutters around the world tends to take up a whole damn album. Some are face down as well – is that planking? (just trying to get ahead of the curve here!).

Crazy stuff – more deaths to follow.

John Moulis 11:32 am 16 May 11

Upon hearing the news that the latest Internet craze is to be photographed face down, my dear old Mum said “I don’t know why you bother with that rubbish”. She certainly has a point.

Watson 11:17 am 16 May 11

buzz819 said :

This sh!t is stupid, one person has died in Aus for doing this

Let’s see if Canberra can do better! Yeah!

lol

PBO 11:16 am 16 May 11

Aww come on people, how many of you have tried to cram as many people as possible in a phone booth or a VW Beetle? Same s*** different stance.

I would like to see more of this, how about planking the new ASIO site or Parliament house people?

Postalgeek 11:04 am 16 May 11

Let the fools have their tartar sauce.

Our gene pool can only benefit from this craze.

Special G 11:01 am 16 May 11

Dude has got an actual plank underneath him protecting him from the fire and making it easier. kind of cheating really

buzz819 10:56 am 16 May 11

This sh!t is stupid, one person has died in Aus for doing this, why sensationalise something with no point that encourages idiot’s to lie down on a fire??

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