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Viral Photos: Playboy’s Hef and the Playmates Planking on Twitter

Maybe it’s only because it is a Friday in August, but this seems to be exactly the kind of thing that Twitter was created for:

Hugh Hefner and a passel of Playmates deciding to post photos of themselves “planking” on the table of the dining room at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles.

And, better still, using the hashtag: #plankingplaymates.

For those who have been in Outer Mongolia for a while, planking is a craze on the Web of posting a photo of yourself facedown in an unusual place.

And, as you will see below, Hef’s results are definitely odd:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus