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Monthly Archives: December 2012

I guess I’ll just use lines from the Monty Python spam skit as my subject line for every post hereafter in which I talk of spam.

So anyway, sometimes I really wish I could just allow the spam comments to go through because some of them are JUST. SO. FUNNY.  The latest one talks about motion sensor lights.  It even is quite relevant because it was left for my post on motion sensor lights.  Well  really, it was my post on a superpower I possess that directly involves motion sensor lighting.  Um…here.  I’ll just quote the spam comment:

We had the same problem at my previous employer, they also fitted motion sensors in the toilets above the urinals. Unfortunately when the cubicle door was shut, the sensor became obscured by the door and the lights would go off. The only way to get the lights on was to open the door and jump about, not necessarily recommended when your trousers are around your ankles.


I would just allow the comment to go through, except that it’s obviously spam as determined by the linking site and nonsense email address, and I don’t allow spam comments to be posted.  It’s too bad though since it’s so funny.  I’m kind of curious as to where the text came from.  I thought maybe another blog or something in which this guy complains about going to the bathroom in the dark.  I dunno, but it’s hilarious nonetheless.

Recently, for some reason, I was looking up images and stories on planking.  You know, that strange fad that people participate in.  Where you lie face down with your arms by your side.

In strange public places.  The weirder the better.  Even to the point where parts of your body are suspended.

You know.  Planking.

Anyway, of course I decided to read up on what wikipedia had to say about planking and I found out that planking isn’t known as “planking” everywhere.  Now, “planking” isn’t the most elegant name ever, but it works.  It’s fairly descriptive.  I guess it could be mistaken for the exercise.

But you kind of get a mental image of a plank, right?

Well apparently, in parts of the US, planking is known as “facedowns”?  I don’t think that’s as good of a name.  Or how about in South Korea, where it’s known as “playing dead.”  Well, I guess.  But you can die in all sorts of other ways than in plank form.  Actually, the likelihood of you dying and landing in plank form is pretty slim.  How about in Australia, where planking is known as “extreme lying down.”  That has got to the be the funniest name I’ve heard for planking.

Excuse me.  I’m going lie down…extremely…over there.


Also, did you know that planking is also apparently known as the “lying down game”?  That’s the weakest name ever.

Hahahaha…extreme lying down.  Hahahahaha.

Yes, I find it very funny.