But this is the internet. And the internet moves at warp speed. Like ‘I canna mak’her go any fast’r cap’n or she might BLOW!’ warp speed.
Whoever first planked was once champion, but must now hide his or her face in shame because it’s over for them.
Over for them just like ‘teapotting’ is for the other guy or ‘owling’ is for that one girl or ‘horsemaning’ should have been from origin.
‘Batmanning’ is now the new internet meme craze. And unlike other memes, this one might stay for a while. Maybe even a whole month.
Of all the body-related internet memes, this one isn’t easy. You can’t rely on just creativity with environments and situations to make this one happen. First, you have to be able to do it. You will find more Youtube fails than successes pertained to ‘batmanning.’
The high degree of difficulty comes from the way you must hold your body.Â To ‘Batman’ properly, you must be able to support your body weight with your shin muscles. At peak position, you are essentially supporting your weight on the back of your toes.
To test this, grab a television. Go on, do it. I’ll wait…
Now take the television and set it on your toes. You scared? Go on! Do it!
Done? Ok, now raise it off the ground. Not the whole thing, just the part that’s on your toes. If you can do it, then you’re using a flat screen or some lightweight piece of crap that’s easy.
I’m talking about using your grandmother’s old TV. The one that doesn’t even have a remote control. It has a ‘clicker.’ Most of the channels on it are static-y, if they come in at all. Set that one on the back of your toes and raise it. Why are you crying?
This automatically disqualifies most fatties (including most Fork Party staffers…frownie face). No way girls can pull this off unless they do the drugs that give ‘em five o’clock shadows and make their boobies go away.
And most kids will have to forgo it because they’re too short to do the setups correctly. Although that could make for some hilarious fail videos. Not that laughing at crying kid videos on Youtube is fun…ok, yes it is.
‘Batmanning’ requires you to most likely be male, athletic, young (aka stupid) and gutsy (aka extra stupid) to hang yourself from one of the weakest parts of your body and put yourself into a position that should you fail you’ll land directly on your head.
Pretty soon we’ll see ‘Batmanning’ videos of guys hanging from light poles, high walls and even buildings. All ridiculously stupid, dangerous, and nutty but so goes it with gaining Youtube glory.
But for now these guys get it right. Special setups. Oddball places, camera angles, bystanders all make for a pretty sweet ‘batmanning’ video. And at the rate things are going now, maybe one of the few for a while.