Thursday, 26 April 2012

Cat sandwiches and planking

Posting photos of pet cats with a slice of bread on their heads is apparently the latest internet craze. It is a while since I read a newspaper regularly but now that I have an iPad I do flick through the Telegraph website over breakfast to see what people are excited about. Up there with the Leveson enquiry is the cat sandwich.

Another important subject is planking. Wikipedia gives us a sober enough definition:
Planking (or the Lying Down Game) is an activity consisting of lying face down in an unusual or incongruous location. Both hands must touch the sides of the body and having a photograph of the participant taken and posted on the Internet is an integral part of the game.[1] Players compete to find the most unusual and original location in which to play. The term planking refers to mimicking a wooden plank. Rigidity of the body must be maintained to constitute good planking.
but Kym, the founder of iPlanking tells us that
Planking requires discipline, stillness, peace with oneself, concentration, and the ability to block out the external environment and distractions.
which tells me that it must soon be coming to a spirituality centre near you. You may laugh but wait until you see a note in your parish newsletter for a weekend of Planking Prayer.

I was thinking that it would be fun to plank in St Peter's Square. Of course, a brief search informs me that plenty of people have already done that.

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Perhaps I could try and plank in the Pontifical Council for Social Communications or something.
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