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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik