At BlogPost, we’ve questioned the point of a game in which a person lies down as stiff as a board in weird and sometimes dangerous locations. We’ve pointed to planking’s dubious connections to the slave trade. And we’ve even alleged that with the arrival of owling, batting andhorse-maning, planking is just no longer cool.
But now, there’s some serious weight being thrown against planking, and it’s happening in the Philippines, where Quezon City representative Winston Castelo has filed a bill called the “Anti-Planking Act of 2011.”
Check out this new ad. Mind the fine print: This value-driven campaign promotes the Philippines to its own people, many of whom opt to travel abroad unaware of their country’s beauty. “Tara na,” means “Let’s go.”
Our inmate-students finally got to exhibit their paintings yesterday at the Maximum Security Prison’s Social Hall. We were so thrilled we got to ‘hang out’ a few feet outside the control gate. Then when the exhibit’s over, they go back in (single file) back through the gates.
Meanwhile, news broke out today that Gov Leviste, also an inmate, can go in and out of prison w/o authorization.
RE:BLOG — YoungStar features Philippines’ Tumblr Royalty
We at Young Star thought it was about time to meet the Royal Tumblr Family. The kings and queens of site traffic, and appropriately armed with weapons to keep their kingdoms in order: the cameras, the laptops and the iPhones and Blackberries for good measure. If the Internet is their castle, then empowerment is their creed. After all, the medium is the message to the royal subjects: whoever you are, you are your most socially lucrative asset. Follow the leader? How about being one yourself.
Photo by Hannah Reyes