Planking is an activity, becoming more and more popular in various parts of the world. Planking consists of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. The hands must touch the sides of the body, toes must be pointed - and most importantly a photograph of the "planker" MUST be taken and posted on social media websites for the rest of the world to enjoy. Plankers compete to find the most unusual and original locations in which to plank. The more public the location the better - and group planking (or if you're really creative, FLASHMOB PLANKING) scores extra points and is strongly encouraged.
Don't worry - there's nothing to get. Planking is an ideal opportunity to weird out unknowing bystanders. By joining the rising planking movement you're a part of something - something big! Don't believe me? Already, over 400,000 people have conveined on Facebook to share their love of planking. Yes, it's really happening. Are you with us?
Planking is claimed to have been invented by Gary Clarkson and Christian Langdon in 1997. It first became popular in North East England, and later all of Britain by the summer of 2009. Planking made the news in September 2009, when seven English doctors and nurses working were suspended for planking while on duty. Planking soon spread to the rest of the world where it has also been known as "playing dead" in South Korea, "à plat ventre" (on one's belly) in France, "extreme lying down" in Australia and "facedowns" in Ireland.
As noted above - the more unusual and daring the location, the better! Notable planks have been photographed atop poles, roofs, vehicles, McDonald's arches, bike racks, stairs and more! Let the planking begin, friends! Have fun and don't hurt yourself in the process. You could end up like this guy.
Chris Lennox is gifted beyond his years - working out of a tattoo shop that is. Tattooing out of London, Lennox began his apprenticeship with Paul Braniff in 2006 and started tattooing full time in 2007. Not too shabby given the quality of his work!
Check out more of Chris Crispy Lennox's work on Facebook.
The P120 Fighter is hands down the meanest bike on the market. Confederate Motorcycles has challenged everything we once thought we knew about riding on two wheels - from the design and placement of each part to the price tag. Requiring 120 hours to assemble all 480 parts of the P120 Fighter, aircraft grade aluminum, fighter pilot-esque switches and toggles - this fine piece of machinery comes at a price - $77,500 to be exact. If the Black Flag edition is more your style, be prepared to pay almost 10 grand more. Oh yeah, you shouldn't hesitate before smashing your piggy bank to fund this dream purchase - there are only 63 being sold.
Susan Carpenter from the Los Angeles Times puts it best in the video below, "Its the perfect rebel yell - for the rich".
Visit the Confederate Motorcycles website here.
There's something about this Australian freelance photographer's work that had me checking three different websites so I could be sure I'd seen all of it. Her photographs catch the eye with their bright colors and creative concepts. As they say, a picture tells a thousand words - NIcholas' work makes sure you read past the logline. Like stories waiting to be told, each shot oozes of kink, drama and wit.
If I had a brand, a service or product - I'd want Nicholas taking the shots intended to convey the message behind whatever bright idea I'd come up with. Harmony Nicholas' website showcases her eclectic portfolio, ranging from fashion to live events.
Something tells me the most socially awkward of men driving this beamer won't have any trouble finding a sweet piece of armcandy - well, in Los Angeles anyway. Don't shoot the messenger, ladies! All I'm saying is this beautifully designed BMW GT M1 may well give lonely deep pocketed men in the city of angels the ride of a lifetime they've always longed for.
If you want to know more about this batmobile of a beamer, check out BeirutNightlife where you can find all the stats about how fast it goes, how much it costs, when it comes out, yada yada yada. I'm not much of a car guy, but I'll bet it makes a "vrooom" sound that'll knock the cocktail dresses off LA's nightlife.
Countless attempts have been made to bring 80's surf duds back into style, but never quite like Warriors Of Radness. The clothing line's Summer 2011 lookbook will have you laughing and questioning whether you have the cajones to pull off their wild styles and crazy patterns. Like a dude rocking a serious handlebar mustache, you better have a sense of humor and an aura of confidence about you if you plan on sporting Warriors Of Radness. Those who have what it takes will likely be rewarded with good vibes, fast times and a loyal following of people who want to be just like you - or better yet be ON you.
Check out the Warriors Of Radness website - Spicoli is back and he's ready to party!
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