It feels like only yesterday that planking and Batmanning were all over the internet--mostly because it was only yesterday. The trends haven’t died out, but people around the world have been attempting to go bigger and stranger since planking started. From the more vertical Batman maneuver to the videos of “coning”: people ordering ice cream at Drive-Through windows and picking their cone up by the soft serve end, the trick has always been either looking uncomfortable or making someone else look uncomfortable.
Planking is officially Passé. It’s pretty much an unspoken rule that once a meme is embraced or even understood by your Grandparents, it’s over. (Looking at you, Hugh Hefner and Richard Simmons.) True, trendsetting hipsters have moved on to more evolved forms of esoteric photography like Leisure Diving, Horsemaning and Owling.