Know Your Meme reminds us that 2011 was the year of planking, Rebecca Black/”Friday,” and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Just think that this time last year, we didn’t know what any of these things were… How empty our lives were! More
In a weird quasi-Christmas card to their fans and customers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have taken the various Internet trends of planking, storking, and owling, and “made them their own” for the holiday season. More
Did you think you were super impressive with your badass planking? Well ha – that’s some straight up Robin behavior. If you want to move from sidekick to main event, you had better familiarize yourself with Batmanning, the new trend in vertical stunt photography. More
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, we didn’t know you had it in ya! This week, “horsemaning” (the new/original planking) swept the Internet and quickly became a meme. Mere days ago, no celebrities had jumped on this bandwagon — like they did with planking, owling, etc. — but now the ladies of the Today show’s fourth hour have proven themselves to be meme trailblazers. More
New stupid photo meme alert! The practice of “horsemaning” is spreading like wildfire, and it goes a little something like this. More
Ever since celebrities like Ellen Page and Rosario Dawson have latched on to the planking and owling movements, it’s sort of gotten on our nerves. After all, this was something that normal people started sharing over Twitter, and now stars have co-opted it. It came to a head with Justin Bieber “coneing” — that is, grabbing an ice cream cone by the ice cream. It’s like a bizarre version of the “Celebrities! They’re Just Like Us!” pages of Us and People: For some reason, the Biebers of the world want us to think they’re totally down-to-earth. More
Former Disney startlet and my birthday buddy Hilary Duff is getting in on the owling craze: She tweeted this photo from the weekend with the caption Didn’t wanna hit carmageddon so I’m just owling all weekend! More
Forget planking, the photo trend of the summer is “leisure diving,” or snapping a photo of yourself posed mid-air in a position of leisure (that’s pronounce leh-zhur in this context). There’s a site called LeisureDive.com that serves as a home for the photos and even gives tips on the best ways to leisure dive. Their motto? “Live and let dive.” Sure.
If you’re still blissfully unaware of the phenomenon called “planking,” well, sorry to ruin your day. Planking, also known as the “lying-down game,” is this weird thing to come out of England wherein the participant lies flat on the ground like a plank and gets someone to photograph him. That’s literally the extent of the game. Lying down, photo. Anyway, the best plank we’ve ever seen has to be this one tweeted by Diplo, who made his way to a friendly elephant and planked the shit out of him.