#Whaling Is The ‘Planking’ Of Vine, Except It’s Actually Funny


whaling trend

Remember #planking? If so, good for you! If not, we’re not going to get into it because it was stupid. But it’s important for context, because a new #planking-esque trend has started up on Vine, and is completely unique to the social network’s content format. At this time, we’d like to introduce #whaling, the #planking of Vine, except that it’s actually funny.

So, what’s #whaling? It’s one of those things that benefits from a visual aid, so here’s an example:

Amazing! Here’s another:

So yeah, if you want to take part in #whaling, you basically do that weird falling-backwards thing in as many places as you possibly can within the allotted timeframe. Pretty straightforward.

Remember that fads like #planking grew because of the competitive spirit of out-performance, and it eventually fizzled out because people literally started dying in attempts to get extreme poses.

We’re not encouraging #whaling participants to risk their own lives, we just don’t have any illusions about where this is going.

[Image – Michael Dawes]


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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