"Stocking Is The New Planking"

Remember that fad where people would lie face down like a board in uncomfortable public places and photograph themselves and put the picture online (until someone accidentally died doing it)? Well there is a website that has become the next big internet meme of imitation of the moment. Stocking Is The New Planking wants you to submit photos of yourself recreating the scenarios in stock photos:





They go on and on.

Thanks to Megan for the tip on Facebook.

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.

  • Tisha Irwin

    Never underestimate the dangers of intense boredom.

  • Jeff Sherry

    Nothing like a nanosecond of fame or one’s reliving of the imitative inner child.

  • Leander

    Its approximately 5% less stupid than planking… Which means its still one of the dumbest ways to waste time ever invented.

  • Francisco Bacopa

    Everyone knows Batmanning is the new planking.

    And since this is fun post. I just post these here. I had tried to find email for our blog’s author and send this to him as promised, but had little luck. Here are two not so good pictures of Bob Fowler’s “Untitled” in the UC Arbor at the University of Houston.




    Some people think the dragon’s is some sort of bovine monster, thus referring to The University of Texas. But look at it. It’s pure Nietzsche. The UH cougar mascot on the back of the Dragon clearly represents how a fine UH education transforms students into a lion who can kill a dragon.