Dying to plank.

It seems as though the whole world has gone crazy about a new fad called planking where people are photographed face down with stiffened arms and legs. I first heard about it via the internet and before I could finish reading the article, WHOOSH! There they were, pictures of “friends” in my Facebook network  (Trinidad & Tobago) PLANKING.

 

Now in my little research, there is a hot debate on the topic. Some folks say planking originated from the slave trade where slaves being transported were put face down with their hands tied behind their backs. When I looked up images of the middle passage crossing and compared it to today’s fad, Oh oh! Looks very similar to me. Then there are others, loads, of celebrities included, who seem to think it’s harmless fun and entertainment. Hmmm.

 

Wikipedia: “A plank is a piece of timber flat, elongated and rectangular, with parallel faces, higher or longer than wide, used in the construction of ships, houses, bridges, etc”

Floors were made from large cuts of native trees. This  became the staple floor for those homes in American Colonial times to those who could afford such luxury.

 

I’ve seen images of celebrities sports personalities, musicians, actors planking at red carpet or other formal events and before I even get to if it’s further insult to injury to my forefathers, I think YUCK. Ain’t no way I’m ever planking in my fancy dan-dan! (dan-dan = fancy clothes). As a matter of fact, ain’t no way you’re getting me to lie on any dirty floor, fridge, table, building whatever to be” in style”  fancy clothes or not. I’ve heard reports of even one man dying! Apprantly the higher you go to plank, more kudus are given to the planker, more pictures on social networks.  And you risk falling. People have also lost their jobs when pictures of them planking surfaced. I’ve seen a picture of a baby being planked on a microwave! WTH!

 

For some of the celebrities planking for the fun of it. If they so need to act a fool (my opinion) couldn’t they at least get something positive out of it? How about getting one of their endorsers to give to a charity of their choice every time they planked at an event?

Me, I just think most of the people doing the plank, should simply just be spanked. Buh daiz me.

Wha allyuh think?

Disclaimer: The images used in this post are not my own. They were simply “borrowed” from the internet for those of you not familiar with planking of any type so you can compare.

(((HUGS))) Knyx.

 

Bookstores in Trinidad & Tobago

Good day all.

I promised I would post  (forgot to say some of) my thoughts, my work, my life on this blog. This post may be misconstrued to be an angry rant. It is not, it is simple an observation / a challenge i’m experiencing. And if some singers vent in song, why can’t I share my thoughts on my blog? If I sing it you may not hear it (but that’s a different story, or is it?)

The situation is, I wrote a “book”. Actually I co-wrote it  with two colleges. Oh the sweat, long nights, endless compromise and wasted trees (paper).  I even acquired a ghost name along the way. Then…Book was complete.  Madmen “publishers” did a super job on making it top class, while the Mahato’s made sure it was shelf ready. All systems were set to go.

The problem is, I only got two or three “book stores”  – so far- out of the 30 something, to put my book on their shelves.  What’s the problem?  Is it the book cartel? I’ve been listening checking out the other local “books” in our “bookstores” and mine deserves to be up on those shelves!  My Mummy and friends would tell you am the last person to blow my own trumpet, but when it needs blowing I have the confidence and the ability to blow…hard. MEH BOOK BARD! If de cartel ease up it go make best seller list! It go make it tuh de top 10 on de International pulitzer monarch competition!

I don’t condone it, but I understand why some writers get  enraged enough to commit acts worthy of spending a few days on “vacation” at taxpayer’s expense.

I’m hoping to start my “book tour” soon. Yeah yeah, I need the “bookstores” to HAVE said “book” in order for this tour to make sense. Or do I? Maybe I can be creative and promote my “book” underground. If Dr. Morgan Job can do it, why can’t I? I’m gonna do it! Look out for me at your regular bars, pubs, restaurants, schools, beaches and fetes, I’ll be all over. Besides, once I set up stage, no matter where, once I have an audience, COTT will collect royalties on my behalf right?

Alls fair in love and war.

((hugs)))

G6 Knyx. (and ah in meh own lane)

Put him back where he belongs.

The following was sent to me via email by my boy D. Ricardo aka socadan


A little girl wanted to know what the United States looked like. Her Father tore a map of the United States out of his magazine and cut it into small pieces. He gave them to her and said, ‘Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today..’

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After some minutes, she returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly.
‘Oh,’ she said, ‘on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus.
When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.’

Sooo…….. when we get Jesus back where He Belongs, our country will come together.

Thanks Dan.

Blessings and miracles all,

knyxx…


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