Friday, July 01, 2011

Do you know about 'Planking'?

How do you answer a question like that? When you understand all the individual words, but they don't make any sense? I went with 'no'.  This didn't stop my last customer this afternoon from asking me: "Can I plank on your plane?" She rambled on to describe a trend that apparently began in Australia and just involves lying face down and taking pictures of yourself. What will those Aussies come up with next? She finished her request with the phrase "planking for peace," which made as much sense as the original question.

Wikipedia describes this trend as "the lying down game."  They claim it was "invented" in 1997, but took 12 years to really catch on. So people have been lying face down and being ignored since I was in high school, but it's finally making news in Homer, Alaska.

It was a long day at Steller Air and I can't think of a way a routine scenic flight could have ridiculously been more entertaining. It takes hipsters from LA coming on vacation to Alaska to keep us informed about what the kids Outside are up to these days.

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