Talking the plank: an armchair guide to planking

Planking is taking the world by storm. And I’ve got to admit I’m a latecomer to the planking party. I’m yet to plank. But here’s what planking is, from the Facebook Page. Planking is going mainstream. You can tell, because somebody planked on Channel Ten news last night, and NineMSN and the SMH both have stories about the craze that is taking the world by storm.

Rules of Planking
When performing a Plank:

1/ You must always lay face down, ensuring your face remains expressionless for the duration of the Plank.

2/ Your legs must remain straight, and together with toes pointed.

3/ Your arms must be placed by your side, held straight and fingers pointed.

4/ You must make it known that you are Planking. Saying ‘I am Planking’ usually get this across. Sternly announcing it will ensure a good result.

5/ Your safety should always be considered. Properly thought through Planking procedures should always go to plan. Never put your self at undue risk, unless you are a seasoned Planker.

6/ First Aid should never be far away. Ice, Bandaids, Cast Plaster, needle and thread, emotional support and a quick escape route need to be on hand.

7/ Every Plank that is captured must be named.

Here’s a sample “plank”

The author

Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.

One thought on “Talking the plank: an armchair guide to planking”

  1. Let me get this straight… the latest internet craze is “lying down”?
    Hmmm… methinks there might be more exciting things to do with your spare time.

    (Also – details: how can anyone tell if you are remaining expressionless if you are face-down?)

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