Category Archives: Planking

#icebath the newest “Planking?”

U.S Olympic Gymnast Alexandra Raisman joined in on the #icebath trend on twitter.  The Olympic ceremony is later today and the games follow soon after. But the icebath is making the headlines on many a site right now. This picture is from Instagram and also courtesy of Yahoo.com.  The others joining in on the newest “plank” are Jamaican 100 Meter runner-Yohan Blake, South African swimmer Jessica Roux looks like she’s in an icebath in Hawaii with all her blow up toys, and there’s the 4 South African swimmers in an icebath that looks like a hot tub.

The Olympians have a social media manual with lots and lots of rules in it, so we’ll see how many more of these pix we can find.  You can check the ice-cold bathing on twitter #icebath or check out #London2012 or for more info on Alexadra Risman, you can follow her @Aly_Raisman.

This is the first opening ceremony I’ve ever really wanted to watch, probably since I’ve been liking and playing music from England since the 80’s.  And it looks a lot more pop culturish and hipper than usual.  There’s so many rumours out there, I don’t quite remember who is at the opening or closing gigs.  But here are some of the names rumoured to appear/and or perform:  Underworld,The Who, Calvin Harris, Snoop Dogg,  Tinie Tempah who raps on Swedish House Mafia’s “From Miami to Ibiza”, Russel Brand doing a Sex Pistols song, Our House by Madness, Fat Boy Slim, Kate Moss, The Pet Shop Boys, Jessie J, One Direction,  and pretty sure these guys are doing the finale-New Order, Blur and Probably Underworld is doing both since the man in charge was the boss behind the movie, “Trainspotting”.  And that’s where Undeworld’s smash tune “Born Slippy” made its mark.

If you have an ice bath, be sure to share it at #icebath on instagram or twitter or send us a link in the comment section, At my condo, I could probably do the #icebath feet, but condo not big enough for the full on bath. Have a nice weekend!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Streetzblog.com

Hi and Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Honolulu Hawaii. Above is a picture of real Shamrocks-Photo taken last week in Glenview Illinois at Trader Joe’s. I remember finding 4 leaf clovers growing up and how good they tasted to eat right out of the ground. But for some reason, I don’t remember ever seeing real Shamrock’s, well here they are! Enjoy!

Did you know that 34.7 Million Americans claim Irish Ancestry, 2nd only to Germans.  And there’s 2.3 Billion pounds of cabbage grown in the U.S.A each year.

Above you can see one of my favorite pairs of kicks and I’ll be wearing these babies ALL day long on St. Pat’s Day! Hope they start to scuff a bit more so I can see the cool burnt orange colors underneath the Green Paint. Speaking of Green, it takes 40 pounds of dye to make the Chicago River Green each year on St. Pat’s Day.  Back in 1987, I tried to convince my boss at the radio station that I worked at to dye the Ala Wai Canal in Hawaii Green.  I thought it would have been a great stunt and would put our New radio station (92X) on the Map.  He didn’t go for it, instead we spent the money on TV advertising..Oh Well. I Tried.

Wow! Now that’s some GREEN water..eh?  Photo courtesy of inspiredwater.org  The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade started in 1762 and at the time it was the first SPD Parade anywhere!  Nowadays, 3 Million People attend the Parade each year-That’s about how many people live where I live on the island of Oahu!!! Next up, isn’t a picture of the parade, but Jeremy Lin Planking-figured it would be cool since there’s green in the picture and the Knicks just won two in a Row!

Have a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  email me some photos of you having fun and I’ll post em’ on streetzblog.com and be watching @scottmackenzie3 for tons of really fun SPD photos from my Instagram account.  Cheers and Aloha! SM

 

The Leisure Dive

This Leisure guy Dives High in the Sky!

I’ll stay on the record and say that “Planking” has not reached its peak yet, people around the office still havent heard the word yet, let alone done it. Planking is not Dead. But, what is new today is the Leisure Dive.  This one’s pretty funny-you pretty much dive or jump into a pool with beverage in hand looking like you’re leisurely lying on a beach, by a pool, or hanging in a hammock etc. Then your friend takes your picture in the Leisure position in mid-air.  Its pretty funny and Hawaii will be one of the perfect places to do this new “plank” type of activity.  

 The pictures on the site are pretty funny, but The part I was most amazed with, was whoever put the site up already has T-shirts and hats made to sell to hard partying, Life Loving Leisure Divers.   That’s some quick moving-Congrats!

Click here for the website on the Leisure Dive!

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