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« on: June 12, 2011, 05:34:09 AM »

 
Did you know that planking is a fine Catholic tradition?

Just take a look at the photos!

According to Wikipedia, “Planking is the act of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.The term “planking” was coined in Australia and became a fad in 2011. “

It is in fact a long standing Catholic tradition

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/did-you-know-that-planking-is-a-fine-catholic-tradition/



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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 07:29:47 AM »

When I saw the thread title, I thought it was about this:

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 07:50:36 AM »

I thought it was something to do Matthew 7:5 haha...

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 08:22:20 AM »

It is how priests become ordained - they lie prostrate at the altar as a sign of obedience and servitude to Christ - "Laying down their lives" in the most physical sense of the term.

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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 08:28:04 AM »

The above examples are all planking fails.

Canonical & Correct Australian planking requires that the planker's arms be at their side (i.e., the whole body is supposed to be resembling a plank of wood).









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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 01:20:50 PM »

The above examples are all planking fails.

Canonical & Correct Australian planking requires that the planker's arms be at their side (i.e., the whole body is supposed to be resembling a plank of wood).











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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 02:08:36 PM »

Where I come from "planking" has a clearly salacious meaning...

I hoped we were not going down that road...and so we have not.

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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 02:18:03 PM »

I hoped we were not going down that road...

You shouldn't've planted that road sign . . .
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 05:16:11 PM »

I hoped we were not going down that road...

You shouldn't've planted that road sign . . .

I expect that you are right about that.  But the subject line was something of a shock.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2011, 08:27:50 PM »



Having just seen the latest Pirates of Caribbean movie, I thought it was about walking the plank!
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Having just seen the latest Pirates of Caribbean movie, I thought it was about walking the plank!

There...you see...that is what makes me a sinner and you a saint.   laugh
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2011, 09:01:40 PM »

Let's just keep this about the internet sensation of planking as exemplified by the pictures posted by ozgeorge and end all further discussion on the...ahem...other possible meanings of the term.  No harm, no foul, as of yet, and let's keep it that way.
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2011, 09:10:09 PM »

Let's just keep this about the internet sensation of planking as exemplified by the pictures posted by ozgeorge and end all further discussion on the...ahem...other possible meanings of the term.  No harm, no foul, as of yet, and let's keep it that way.

I agree.

How did planking start in Australia anyway?
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2011, 10:06:32 PM »

Let's just keep this about the internet sensation of planking as exemplified by the pictures posted by ozgeorge and end all further discussion on the...ahem...other possible meanings of the term.  No harm, no foul, as of yet, and let's keep it that way.

I agree.

How did planking start in Australia anyway?
Planking in Australia is a Facebook phenomenon which took off in 2009, but has much earlier roots. Actually, it began 12 years ago among two young people in Southwest England who called it "The Lying Down Game". Here is a news report about it two years ago: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/697355
What is interesting from a sociological point of view is, firstly, how quickly the phenomenon spread in Australia (over a matter of weeks thanks to Facebook), which makes interesting study in terms of Social Network Theory. Secondly, the reaction of the authorities to the phenomenon this year smacked of tremendous fear of it. For example in May this year the media was in an uproar about it and people were fired from their jobs for posting photos of themselves planking - even on their own time, police issued statements warning people not to plank etc. It was almost as if the status quo feared that planking was the end of social order in Australia as we know it. This reaction of the authorities is also an example of the power of Social Networks because currently, Social Networks cannot be controlled by the Authorities (which always react with fear and suppression to what they can't control, especially if it can challenge power and authority by refusing to submit). The phenomenon of planking continues to be popular in Australia with an average of over 30 planking photos per hour being posted to the "Planking Australia" Facebook Page and over 13,000,000 post views per month (the population of Australia is 22,000,000, so 13,000,000 represents over half the population).
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2011, 10:31:10 PM »

Hi ozgeorge,

For example in May this year the media was in an uproar about it and people were fired from their jobs for posting photos of themselves planking - even on their own time, police issued statements warning people not to plank etc. It was almost as if the status quo feared that planking was the end of social order in Australia as we know it.

Whilst not nearly as intriguing as your sociological take on the matter (which brings to mind the very first incident that made news headlines here--when someone was fined for planking on the boot of a police car), I think the main reason for the disapprobation amongst authorities has simply been their very real and reasonable concern for people's safety. It's worth mentioning that people have actually died from planking. I vaguely recall media reports of two deaths occuring within the course of just 1-2 weeks.
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« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2011, 10:39:24 PM »

Hi ozgeorge,

For example in May this year the media was in an uproar about it and people were fired from their jobs for posting photos of themselves planking - even on their own time, police issued statements warning people not to plank etc. It was almost as if the status quo feared that planking was the end of social order in Australia as we know it.

Whilst not nearly as intriguing as your sociological take on the matter (which brings to mind the very first incident that made news headlines here--when someone was fined for planking on the boot of a police car), I think the main reason for the disapprobation amongst authorities has simply been their very real and reasonable concern for people's safety. It's worth mentioning that people have actually died from planking. I vaguely recall media reports of two deaths occuring within the course of just 1-2 weeks.
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« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2011, 10:40:13 PM »

The phenomenon causes me to worry more about the health of Australian brains than the safety of Australian bodies.

Ah, but my biases are showing.
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« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2011, 10:49:29 PM »

The phenomenon causes me to worry more about the health of Australian brains than the safety of Australian bodies.

Ah, but my biases are showing.

LOL!
I dunno, it's just a bit of fun. And I guess now that it has become a form of rebellion, it has overtones of the Australian Historical Tradition of rebelling against authority (eg The Castle Hill Rebellion,   Eureka Stockade, The Freedom Ride.) I just wish the young people of Australia would rebel against something a bit more substantial!
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« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2011, 11:29:08 PM »

Seems like really lazy parkour.
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« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2011, 11:33:31 PM »

I just wish the young people of Australia would rebel against something a bit more substantial!
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2011, 01:27:00 AM »

Let's just keep this about the internet sensation of planking as exemplified by the pictures posted by ozgeorge and end all further discussion on the...ahem...other possible meanings of the term.  No harm, no foul, as of yet, and let's keep it that way.

I agree.

How did planking start in Australia anyway?
Planking in Australia is a Facebook phenomenon which took off in 2009, but has much earlier roots. Actually, it began 12 years ago among two young people in Southwest England who called it "The Lying Down Game". Here is a news report about it two years ago: http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/697355
What is interesting from a sociological point of view is, firstly, how quickly the phenomenon spread in Australia (over a matter of weeks thanks to Facebook), which makes interesting study in terms of Social Network Theory. Secondly, the reaction of the authorities to the phenomenon this year smacked of tremendous fear of it. For example in May this year the media was in an uproar about it and people were fired from their jobs for posting photos of themselves planking - even on their own time, police issued statements warning people not to plank etc. It was almost as if the status quo feared that planking was the end of social order in Australia as we know it. This reaction of the authorities is also an example of the power of Social Networks because currently, Social Networks cannot be controlled by the Authorities (which always react with fear and suppression to what they can't control, especially if it can challenge power and authority by refusing to submit). The phenomenon of planking continues to be popular in Australia with an average of over 30 planking photos per hour being posted to the "Planking Australia" Facebook Page and over 13,000,000 post views per month (the population of Australia is 22,000,000, so 13,000,000 represents over half the population).

Thanks for this information.

However, statistically speaking 13,000,000 posts views per month could include a person looking at the same photo several times, so 13,000,000 may not represent half the population. Narcissistic youth like to look at their photos and will do so many times.
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2011, 01:31:39 AM »

Hi ozgeorge,

For example in May this year the media was in an uproar about it and people were fired from their jobs for posting photos of themselves planking - even on their own time, police issued statements warning people not to plank etc. It was almost as if the status quo feared that planking was the end of social order in Australia as we know it.

Whilst not nearly as intriguing as your sociological take on the matter (which brings to mind the very first incident that made news headlines here--when someone was fined for planking on the boot of a police car), I think the main reason for the disapprobation amongst authorities has simply been their very real and reasonable concern for people's safety. It's worth mentioning that people have actually died from planking. I vaguely recall media reports of two deaths occuring within the course of just 1-2 weeks.

How did they die?

Planking does look stupid and seems to be a waste of time.
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2011, 05:02:01 AM »

How did they die?

I suppose they were doing it on some dangerous places and fell.
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2011, 08:04:17 AM »

The phenomenon causes me to worry more about the health of Australian brains than the safety of Australian bodies.

Ah, but my biases are showing.

LOL!
I dunno, it's just a bit of fun. And I guess now that it has become a form of rebellion, it has overtones of the Australian Historical Tradition of rebelling against authority (eg The Castle Hill Rebellion,   Eureka Stockade, The Freedom Ride.) I just wish the young people of Australia would rebel against something a bit more substantial!


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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011, 09:42:43 AM »


Did you know that planking is a fine Catholic tradition?

Just take a look at the photos!

According to Wikipedia, “Planking is the act of lying face down with arms to the sides of the body, in unusual public spaces and photographing it.The term “planking” was coined in Australia and became a fad in 2011. “

It is in fact a long standing Catholic tradition

http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/did-you-know-that-planking-is-a-fine-catholic-tradition/



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« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2011, 09:46:37 AM »

The phenomenon causes me to worry more about the health of Australian brains than the safety of Australian bodies.

Ah, but my biases are showing.

LOL!
I dunno, it's just a bit of fun. And I guess now that it has become a form of rebellion, it has overtones of the Australian Historical Tradition of rebelling against authority (eg The Castle Hill Rebellion,   Eureka Stockade, The Freedom Ride.) I just wish the young people of Australia would rebel against something a bit more substantial!

The Clash said the same thing for years
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