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First we started with planking, then owling, and then it go so hot we just dove in. We're all familiar with planking. (Some tragically so.) An obvious exponent would be owling (even by celebrities! and more celebrities!) Now we're leisure diving.
posted by kinsey (103 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Shouldn't you be researching the human sexual response or something? Get back to work.
posted by anigbrowl at 6:30 PM on July 25, 2011 [13 favorites]


That's it, I fucking hate everybody.
posted by NoMich at 6:32 PM on July 25, 2011 [31 favorites]


Are we? I thought I was at my desk, eating a pie.
posted by Sparx at 6:33 PM on July 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of roller coaster chess.
posted by Anything at 6:35 PM on July 25, 2011 [12 favorites]


Chris Langham did owling better.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:36 PM on July 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


We're a generation that's chief form of expression is taking pictures of ourselves and trying to get strangers to look at them.
posted by ND¢ at 6:38 PM on July 25, 2011 [34 favorites]


Good lord, y'all are still into this fad? Owl it and move on.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:38 PM on July 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


So many people to glare at menacingly, so little time.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:41 PM on July 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


The effects of high unemployment are many and varied
posted by The Whelk at 6:42 PM on July 25, 2011 [40 favorites]


O.O
posted by The Owls at 6:43 PM on July 25, 2011 [39 favorites]


I'm pretty sure Leisure Diving came before Owling.
posted by Science! at 6:43 PM on July 25, 2011


Doesn't anybody just fuck anymore?
posted by bardic at 6:46 PM on July 25, 2011 [13 favorites]


I would like to propose right now that of all the many worthy and interesting uses for educational grants, none are awarded to the investigation of these obviously forced memes.
posted by anigbrowl at 6:46 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Doesn't anybody just fuck anymore?

Not on the amateur circuit.
posted by Joey Michaels at 6:46 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Doesn't anybody just fuck anymore?

Facebook's TOS doesn't allow it.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:47 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I am embarrassingly delighted by this stupid-ass shit. what is even wrong with me.
posted by elizardbits at 6:47 PM on July 25, 2011 [19 favorites]


I am so ready for this to be over.
posted by TooFewShoes at 6:48 PM on July 25, 2011


A measured response to planking
posted by dr. moot at 6:48 PM on July 25, 2011 [22 favorites]


I like planking when I assumed it was Photoshopped.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:52 PM on July 25, 2011


bardic: "Doesn't anybody just fuck anymore?"

The proprietor of the Gem Saloon wondered this very thing.
posted by bwg at 7:04 PM on July 25, 2011


The leisure diving website is a total sausage fest.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:09 PM on July 25, 2011


NEW FAD
posted by Sys Rq at 7:10 PM on July 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Like over half of the "top dives" pictures on that leisure dive site have clearly been taken at the same pool. Suspicious. If I were currently at some other website, I'd be saying "forced meme" right now, and probably posting a picture of Milhouse.
posted by penduluum at 7:21 PM on July 25, 2011


Who gives a shit about these people?
posted by R. Mutt at 7:22 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


And please refrain from discussing or engaging in any sort of inter-office planking, or owling, or finger-planking, or diving or noob tubing, or even Google guitaring, even though so many people in this office are begging for it.
posted by Brocktoon at 7:23 PM on July 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


I have never planked, owled, or leisure dived - but I don't think I will ever understand the sociological/psychological reasoning behind the pure hatred that comes as a response from internet-folk when they see a bunch of young people goofing around having fun.
posted by windbox at 7:24 PM on July 25, 2011 [33 favorites]



I have never planked, owled, or leisure dived - but I don't think I will ever understand the sociological/psychological reasoning behind the pure hatred that comes as a response from internet-folk when they see a bunch of young people goofing around having fun.


Some of us are just joyless, bitter assholes.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:32 PM on July 25, 2011 [9 favorites]


Isn't there something kinda great about an internet meme, let loose in the wild, propagating through the tubes, interbreeding with other memes until it becomes a prodigiously vigorous hybrid, escapes into the world, alters young people's real life behavior, then returns to the internet triumphantly about to splash down into a cool refreshing memepool?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 7:45 PM on July 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


I like these fads. I can't wait till this stuff gets popular and then REALLY starts to evolve. It started out with just laying on the floor or something, but in a few years it'll be people cutting off their sexual organs.

Thats fantastic, because lemmings shouldn't breed.
posted by hal_c_on at 7:46 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Think of all of the cancer that could have been cured already if people weren't spending so much time with this stupid bullshit.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:47 PM on July 25, 2011


Coning is the new planking.
posted by banished at 7:50 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


When Richard Simmons is doing your new fad, it instantly becomes an old fad.
posted by crunchland at 7:50 PM on July 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


When I was a kid we just sniffed glue.
posted by Kadin2048 at 7:50 PM on July 25, 2011


The meme I'd like to see is members of Congress hard at work doing something for the good of the U.S.

/happyimpossiblethought
posted by datawrangler at 7:51 PM on July 25, 2011 [6 favorites]


Planking is out — Storm Draining is in.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:55 PM on July 25, 2011


When Richard Simmons is doing your new fad, he keeps being awesome.
posted by Science! at 7:56 PM on July 25, 2011 [9 favorites]


I have never planked, owled, or leisure dived - but I don't think I will ever understand the sociological/psychological reasoning behind the pure hatred that comes as a response from internet-folk when they see a bunch of young people goofing around having fun.

These are not 'young people goofing around having fun' (disclaimer: I haven't, as is my custom, even bothered following any of those links) -- it is young people recording themselves aping pointless trends, expressly to been seen doing so, preferably on the internet.

There is a world of difference between simple pleasures derived from enjoyable activities, and repeating some new twitter-trending pointless behaviour to be part of a notional distributed tribe, with the conscious requirement that one be seen engaging in that behaviour to earn an internet merit badge.

When cameras are ubiquitous and ritual is a trend-of-the-week, mindful existence-in-the-moment goes out the window, and I feel sorry for the poor bastards more than I hate them.

On the other hand, I may just be a joyless, bitter asshole. Or at least a bitter asshole that takes joy in things other than diplaying plumage and subsuming individuality.

But hey: there are worse things to do with your time, I suppose. LIKE BE A NAZI.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:58 PM on July 25, 2011 [13 favorites]


These are not 'young people goofing around having fun' (disclaimer: I haven't, as is my custom, even bothered following any of those links) -- it is young people recording themselves aping pointless trends, expressly to been seen doing so, preferably on the internet.

Why would you do something and not record it?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:04 PM on July 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Precisely. Get offa my lawn, you whippersnapper!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:05 PM on July 25, 2011


Or why would you goof around if there's not a camera around? I've found people goof off more if there's a camera.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:06 PM on July 25, 2011


I have never planked, owled, or leisure dived - but I don't think I will ever understand the sociological/psychological reasoning behind the pure hatred that comes as a response from internet-folk when they see a bunch of young people goofing around having fun.

It's just...

It seems the only reason to do it is to show the world that you, too, are capable doing what everyone else is doing. Um... Yay? In my day, being trendy and unoriginal was something to be ashamed of; it certainly wasn't something you'd show off. (Admittedly, we were kidding ourselves most of the time, but still.)

The one thing that keeps this stuff from being completely pathetic is that it only takes a few seconds to do. It's not like anybody's devoting their entire life to leisure diving or whatever.

Leisure diving, though, has the added yuck factor of being 100% bourgeois.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:06 PM on July 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yes, you are a joyless bitter asshole, along with the other old farts that forgot that what sort of crap they used to do.
posted by banished at 8:06 PM on July 25, 2011 [18 favorites]


Or why would you goof around if there's not a camera around? I've found people goof off more if there's a camera.

Joy. Narcissism. These are different things.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:09 PM on July 25, 2011 [5 favorites]


Both of banished's examples are before MY time (and I'm a MeFi Oldie) yet I grew up recognizing how pointless that kind of attention getting was, long before the Internet Era.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:12 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Who would ever like owling? Who? Whoo?
posted by mark7570 at 8:13 PM on July 25, 2011 [12 favorites]


I dunno, I've gone out on the town with a group of girls that were alt-model types who appeared to be having an omg!!! BAD ASS TIME!!! based on their Twitter/Tumblr/Instagrams and guess what?

They'd get ready and practice posing for FUCKKING. HOURS. before we left the house.

Get to the bar/club/party/whatever? They look bored, constantly scan the room, pounding drinks and checking their phones.

then they have one or two people decide it's time to start taking Wacky PhotosTM and [content off my post/Internetmemeofmoment] photos happen.

Then, they are literally ready to leave, find something else to do/ignore/pose for photos at, rinse, repeat, possibly fuck some guy and wake up later Tweeting about "uhhhh who wants pho?"

Fuck all that; when I'm having a good time, I'm a blur. I make ugly faces. I sweat. Say what you will, but preferring to live in the moment - unselfdocumented - is the only way I wanna roll.

if you do this and you have fun with it keep doing it - regardless of my opinions, I enjoy others photographing their own shenanigans. I'm just saying some people are living one Tweet/Instagram at a time, and it seems kinda weird to me.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 8:14 PM on July 25, 2011 [9 favorites]


Hahahha leisure diving is really awesome and I love it. Where do I sign up?
(rhetorical question dorks)
posted by Potomac Avenue at 8:14 PM on July 25, 2011


Here oneswellfoop, you'll find something that fits your generation.
posted by banished at 8:14 PM on July 25, 2011


New fads are the new fad.
posted by Eideteker at 8:18 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


J.J. FAD
posted by Eideteker at 8:24 PM on July 25, 2011


Yes, I am of the generation that brought you Streaking, the very pinnacle of stupid attention-getting fads. Planking, leisure diving or leisure planking are relatively minor misdemeanors in the face of that societal felony*. But that does not make them worthwhile.

*which today can get you a lifetime membership on the Sex Offenders Registry
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:26 PM on July 25, 2011


I never really cared for the planking and never heard of owling until tonight, but what I like about leisure diving is that you only have a few milliseconds to get the pose.

And I guess there are opportunities to be original - like the few poses where the guy was sleeping, or watering the plants or pouring a drink.

It can be somewhat artistic and fun.
And it doesn't seem to be that dangerous (except for this one - it looks like she doesn't have enough forward momentum and might crash into the concrete), so the scaredy cat in me approves.

Leisure diving, though, has the added yuck factor of being 100% bourgeois.
Is it because these folks have a pool in their back yard?
Granted a lot of these places look like they are country houses, but it's not really a requirement.
posted by bitteroldman at 8:27 PM on July 25, 2011


a bunch of young people goofing around having fun

I don't mind that; even though I'm not very interested in following fads, they are often amusing. But there's a difference between a fad that starts out as a joke and catches on and a forced meme that is a manufactured fad constructed in search of publicity/cash. Sort of like how it's annoying when commercials start putting in people making goofy faces and saying 'L o L' not because they make each other LOL a a lot but because ;the kids are into this, so by aping it we can appeal to them and make easy money'.
posted by anigbrowl at 8:29 PM on July 25, 2011


What the hell, I'll admit Leisure Diving cracked me right up. But what do I know, I still love photobombing.
posted by Space Kitty at 8:30 PM on July 25, 2011 [7 favorites]


petrocking is the new.
posted by clavdivs at 8:33 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


If streaking makes a come back, please don't tell me when Richard Simmons starts doing that, too.
posted by crunchland at 8:35 PM on July 25, 2011


"uhhhh who wants pho?"

I do, this guy right here. Let's make bringing me some pho the next big meme.
posted by Panjandrum at 8:35 PM on July 25, 2011 [11 favorites]


Planking: stupid; not funny.

Owling: stupid, raised a half-smirk for about half a second.

Leisure diving: inexplicably hilarious. Would do.

Once again, and as is so tiresomely often the case, I have spoken.
posted by Decani at 8:36 PM on July 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


Awesome, thanks for that

Planking: funny cuz it's stupid and cuz it makes people mad for no reason

Owling: cute or creepy, depending on the owler

Leisure Diving: awesome, especially with costumes.
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:40 PM on July 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


Civil_Disobedient: "Think of all of the cancer that could have been cured already if people weren't spending so much time with this stupid bullshit."

This just in: Stupid bullshit intolerance causes cancer.
posted by misha at 8:41 PM on July 25, 2011 [15 favorites]



...There is a world of difference between simple pleasures derived from enjoyable activities, and repeating some new twitter-trending pointless behaviour to be part of a notional distributed tribe, with the conscious requirement that one be seen engaging in that behaviour to earn an internet merit badge.

When cameras are ubiquitous and ritual is a trend-of-the-week, mindful existence-in-the-moment goes out the window, and I feel sorry for the poor bastards more than I hate them.


Yeah you sound like a real blast.

No, really, it' just a bunch of kids/20-somethings taking pictures and then checking the digital camera like "awww yeahh dude that one was PERFECT!" And then they high five and maybe post it on Facebook or a blog, maybe not. But they made something, kind of, even it it's been done before. Then they went and did something else and sort of forgot about it, and frankly don't give a shit if they engaged in "pointless behavior to be part of a notional distributed tribe". It's like some of you make a concerted effort to be haters, it must be exhausting.
posted by windbox at 8:43 PM on July 25, 2011 [12 favorites]


Think of all of the cancer that could have been cured already if people weren't spending so much time with this stupid bullshit.

Think of all the cancers that could have been cured already if we weren't spending so much time on the internet making comments in Metafilter. Everything can't be serious business 100% of the time, we're not robots.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 8:46 PM on July 25, 2011 [4 favorites]


I wonder if 'owling' is related to the prelevance of cutesy owl designs on indie/hipster clothing. Does anyone know what's up with that?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:47 PM on July 25, 2011


Yeah you sound like a real blast.

No need to get personal. I am known to those who know me as a joy-filled, life-loving, fun kind of fellow, for what it's worth.

But one of the things I enjoy doing -- along with all the stupid fun stuff -- is overthinking what's happening to our shared culture with the internet's advent. Call it a weakness.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:48 PM on July 25, 2011


My brothers and I totally invented leisure diving, along with many other diving variations, in the mid-70s. It was a go-to gag in our endless games of Follow the Dive.
posted by Camofrog at 8:55 PM on July 25, 2011


> I am embarrassingly delighted by this stupid-ass shit. what is even wrong with me.

Nothing is wrong with you! These are photos of people having fun being silly with their friends. Good for them.
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:55 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


I thought this was where Owling was going to go

I was disappointed.

Really, it's the name of the pattern. Do you see how the beads are little eyes? They're owls!
posted by bilabial at 8:56 PM on July 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


I think planking is pretty idiotic, but only because it requires absolutely no skill or effort. Lying down is not a skill.

Ditto owling.

I kind of like the leisure jumps, because the costumes, timing...etc. at least requires some effort, imagination and timing to create something so patently silly.

I would be interested in MeFi's reaction to the jump series (not at all famous), which I quite like.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:30 PM on July 25, 2011


I support people having fun, but if spoilsportism is your thing, more power to you.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 9:30 PM on July 25, 2011


Whoops - The Jump Series has gone global, and is now on the dreaded bookface.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:33 PM on July 25, 2011


I have never planked, owled, or leisure dived - but I don't think I will ever understand the sociological/psychological reasoning behind the pure hatred that comes as a response from internet-folk when they see a bunch of young people goofing around having fun.
Part of the problem is that it doesn't seem fun. Planking seems like the opposite of fun. Actually, IIRC when planking first started it was sort of about the surreality of someone just lying there in a place you normally wouldn't see them. Then it became simply about holding your body ridged in some weird angle, no longer surreal but rather like a really stupid form of 'extreme sport'.

The Owling thing started out like a week ago and is already stupid.
posted by delmoi at 9:40 PM on July 25, 2011


Anything linked roller coaster chess. Trite, but one of the pictures at that site is of a couple people playing roller coaster Jenga. The kids are alright.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 9:48 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Owling and planking - meh. Leisure diving smacks of hours of fun with the right company.
posted by arcticseal at 10:59 PM on July 25, 2011


Christopher Walken wins. Viggo Mortensen too.
posted by jeffburdges at 11:22 PM on July 25, 2011


a notional distributed tribe

So a group? Scenes aren't limited by geographical proximity anymore, so these 'tribes' are like minded people getting 'together' and participating in scene-specific activity (aka Fun). They're not recording it for us, they're recording it for themselves because it DOES mark them as belonging to 'a notional distributed tribe' and shows the other tribe members they're in. Planking is to the TwitterGramFace tribe as letter jackets, mohawks, a workable knowledge of obscure facts about Star Wars and ear gauges are to other notional distributed tribes. Their tribal identification just needs to be differently disseminated if they want to join the non-geographical tribe. And like all those things, we can gawk at it and do gawk at it but it doesn't exist for US to gawk at. Its not x-whoring. Its identification. Its for themselves to knowingly nod/laugh at.

Also, its called Leisure Diving? Back in my day (which I think technically is still going on, old-dudes), we just called that Summer Camp.
posted by Chipmazing at 11:35 PM on July 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes, that's about right.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:48 PM on July 25, 2011


I love all of these things. Goofing off and sharing some silly connection with strangers all over the world is fun. Y'all are grumps.
posted by ukdanae at 12:12 AM on July 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


Back in the day, when I was in Korea, there was a state of being that was affectionatly called the Kimchee Squat.

This "owling" thing is a complete ripoff!
posted by tomswift at 2:30 AM on July 26, 2011


or, "affectionately", I haven't had my coffee yet.
posted by tomswift at 2:31 AM on July 26, 2011


We did fun things when I was a teenager-- I swear! But you'll have to take my word for it because I don't have much documentation. The only reason why we didn't take endless pictures of ourselves doing mindless, goofy activities is film cost money. If we had all had digital cameras back then, oh my, the possibilities for embarrassment today would be tremendous.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:48 AM on July 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


mindful existence-in-the-moment goes out the window

That happens when kids get drunk, too, and they've been doing that for centuries.

On the other hand, I may just be a joyless, bitter asshole. Or at least a bitter asshole that takes joy in things other than diplaying plumage and subsuming individuality.

Sometimes it's nice to subsume one's individuality for a while, to surrender for just a few minutes the heavy burden of being oneself and being aware in favor of screwing around in front of the camera, trying on poses. And honestly, if someone were going to screw around in front of the camera, trying on poses, I'd rather they pose in these ways than in the same old "sexy" or "coolly bored" poses. People are going to be unoriginal—but this is an interestingly immediate and sort of original way of being unoriginal, and one that doesn't require buying anything. Moreover, there's definitely a sense of humor evidenced by this sort of posing, even if it's just the sense of humor of the people who started the whole thing.

It seems the only reason to do it is to show the world that you, too, are capable doing what everyone else is doing. Um... Yay? In my day, being trendy and unoriginal was something to be ashamed of; it certainly wasn't something you'd show off.

Clearly you guys have never had the joy of being a teenage girl. It's a condition that subsides after a while, but at least for the first few years, in my experience, being trendy and unoriginal is all you want to do. Granted, there are plenty of guys owling and planking and whatnot, too; I guess the larger point is that I think most people have gone through times in their lives, often hormone-influenced ones, when they're not paragons of originality. (If you guys have been paragons of originality and authenticity since birth, well, I congratulate you.) Many snap out of it later on and become original thinkers. Many more don't. There are things you can do to inculcate original thinking in those around you, but ultimately, I think many people may prefer being part of a something to going their own way, especially if being part of something hits the pleasure centers of their brain just right. Why worry about it? People have been doing "trendy" things and collective, self-subsuming things for centuries.
posted by limeonaire at 5:52 AM on July 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, that last bit was dashed off and throwaway, and totally tangential to the main point I was gesturing towards.

But whatever, all good -- what you say is true, and I really should know better by now than to use shorthand.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:04 AM on July 26, 2011


i just farted.
posted by quonsar II: smock fishpants and the temple of foon at 7:19 AM on July 26, 2011


I have my own version of owling which I've been doing for a few years, I call it "gargoyling". What you do is this; find a good sized building and get up to the roof, crouch on the edge looking spooky with your wings spread a bit. Now, this is the important bit, you are a gargoyle, not a grotesque, and that means you have a job; so when someone walks underneath you, fulfill your downspout function and throw up on them.

Great fun.

And the photo opportunities are endless.
posted by quin at 7:53 AM on July 26, 2011 [6 favorites]


These are not 'young people goofing around having fun' (disclaimer: I haven't, as is my custom, even bothered following any of those links) -- it is young people recording themselves aping pointless trends, expressly to been seen doing so, preferably on the internet.

Why would you do something and not record it?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:04 PM on July 25 [2 favorites +] [!]


Seriously?
posted by gjc at 8:05 AM on July 26, 2011


What the hell, I'll admit Leisure Diving cracked me right up. But what do I know, I still love photobombing.
posted by Space Kitty at 8:30 PM on July 25


Best photobomb.
posted by sweetmarie at 8:44 AM on July 26, 2011


/_o_,_//\

[leisure commenting]
posted by not_on_display at 10:12 AM on July 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


I thought owling was going to be ruder.
posted by ob at 10:39 AM on July 26, 2011


I distinctly remember a probably-not-very-widespread fad in the earlier days of the web wherein people posed for photographs in an exaggerated caricature of running. It even had a stupid name, like schmooping or something.

Anyway, at least it's not goldfish swallowing.
posted by dephlogisticated at 10:41 AM on July 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I read that as Leisure Driving and then I thought maybe the internet finally had changed the world for the better.

"Sorry I was late, Mom... Me and my friends were all, like, leisure driving, you know... like totally with the speed limits and stopping for pedestrians and shit. I posted the pics on leisuredrive.com if you want to see how many school buses and mini-vans we let in front of us!"
posted by Debaser626 at 11:18 AM on July 26, 2011 [3 favorites]


even though I'm not very interested in following fads, they are often amusing. But there's a difference between a fad that starts out as a joke and catches on and a forced meme that is a manufactured fad constructed in search of publicity/cash.

This. When I was a kid, we used to do crazy shit like throw apples at cars and play chicken with a ski pole that we tossed at each other's feet from 15 feet away (the former resulted in a pants-wetting in a state-trooper's car; the latter, in a visit to the ER), and, if cameras had the ubiquity that they do now, you're damn straight we'd be recording the whole time, but we wouldn't be looking for bings and advertising dollars. Every time I see a new memezoMgNewestNew catsthrowingupinoldpeoplesmouths DOT COM, a little piece of the world dies to me.

(*looks proudly at 13-stitch scar on foot)
posted by herbplarfegan at 11:23 AM on July 26, 2011


When I think about all the stupid shit I did for fun with my friends when I was that age I'm glad we didn't have digital cameras because that would be embarrassing.

But, yeah, the haters gotta hate I guess.
posted by Bonzai at 11:25 AM on July 26, 2011


We? You have a mouse in your pocket?
posted by Splunge at 11:28 AM on July 26, 2011


Yes. It is the Queen Mouse.
posted by The Whelk at 11:29 AM on July 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


We = me and my friends.
posted by Bonzai at 11:35 AM on July 26, 2011


Come on. This is tremendous stuff.
posted by Decani at 1:07 PM on July 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


Let us not forget, people did stupid stuff before the Internet. Like with planking, the goal in the 1920s’ most sublime waste of time was to sit on a pole in the most absurd place in the hopes that the highest number of people would praise you.
Yay pole-sitting!
posted by epersonae at 1:46 PM on July 26, 2011


I call planking "turding."
posted by longsleeves at 2:24 PM on July 26, 2011


It appears maydew on urban dictionary has beaten you to asserting a definition on turding, but google and youtube don't really back her up.
posted by jeffburdges at 4:29 PM on July 26, 2011


I work with a lot of young people. None of them have ever heard of this shit.
posted by jonmc at 5:03 PM on July 26, 2011



Why would you do something and not record it?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:04 PM on July 25 [2 favorites +] [!]

Seriously?


Yeah kinda. I mean give me some credit: I'm not one of those assholes with my mobile phone camera out recording a gig. But I'll check into the venue when I get there, and dash off a combined Tweet/FB post on Tweetdeck when its over. Since the iPhone camera is so crap and my good camera is more bulky I rely more on text-based stuff to do this, but whenever I'm goofing off with people its more fun when there's a camera. Hell its more fun being the guy with a camera.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 5:06 PM on July 26, 2011


Why would you do something and not record it?
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 8:04 PM on July 25 [2 favorites +] [!]


Two words: Bodily Functions.
posted by jonmc at 5:08 PM on July 26, 2011 [1 favorite]


I work with a lot of young people. None of them have ever heard of this shit.

Truly, there is still hope.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:11 PM on July 26, 2011


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