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#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!

Planking, Owling and Chuting…OMG..What’s next?

Since I wrote about planking I’ve been trying to get you some “Planking in Hawaii” Pictures.  It seems harder than I thought.  I find people all over the place planking, but they keep their planks on their iPhones and smartphones, they show them to me and that’s about it. I can’t seem to get them off their phones. But by this time next week, I will have some shots for you, gonna take them myself if I can find even 1 of my 3 digital cameras. Or if my friend loans me their iFlip, I’ll take some this Saturday at the LoveFest at Wet n Wild Hawaii.  In the meantime here’s a Plank from Hawaii that I found on a website filled with hundreds of Planks from around the world.  The site is called peopleplanking.com and their slogan is “Stiff as a board All around the World”  This is a picture of a Plank Hawaiian Style at the Entrance to a Lava Tube. Pretty recent-It’s from July 4, 2011.

Planking in Hawaii at the entrance to a Lava Tube..July 4, 2011

Today, I asked my friend KC for some planking pix because I know he has some. He said “Nope, planking is out, Owling is in”.  I highly doubt planking is out, especially out here in the 808, it’s really just starting to catch momentum.  I suspect it will stay going at least until Labor Day. Then like all trends all of a sudden you wake up and its over.  Remember Pogs?

But being the interested street trend hunter that I am, I needed to find out what Owling was:  It was easy to find, Hillary Duff Did it earlier today and it made it to the E!online website as you can see below:

Hilary Duff Does the Owl:

Hilary Duff does the Owl on July 18, 2011

Definition of Owling seems to be: Crouch on anything with your kneesclosetogether with your chest and arms Str8t down.  Trend or Publicity stunt for Hilary?  LMK..seems like publicity stunt and it worked, I just wrote about her.

After seeing Owling, I looked for what else is going on and found this really fun video on Chuting from a girl who seems to also be a planking expert.  Her Owling video can be seen below and from there you can check out her planking video which has many of the hottest planks from around the world on it.

Email me some planks, owls or chutes from Hawaii or anywhere else in the World and I’ll collect and post them up  next week on streetzblog.com.  Now back to Kicks and Clothes on the street..YEAH!  But before that:  I know I gotta do a plank in the stock room in the back of a Footlocker store-that would be fun and it’s always awesome to be so close to so, so, so many Jordans!!

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