Pouring milk on your head and taking a picture is the newest “cool” internet thing, with students posting photos of the act (preferably in public places) all over the web. The viral nature of this bizarre phenomenon has led some to declare “milking” to be “the new planking.”
A quick refresher: “Planking” features an individual laying flat in mundane public places, like on top of a mailbox, on a restaurant counter, or above a vending machine. This sweeping phenomenon led to lame off-shoots like “owling,” featuring people couching like an owl on similar objects, “deading” for which individuals lay limp, and even “Tebowing,” named for football player Tim Tebow whose touchdown celebratory act includes him kneeling in prayer.
“Milking” is the newest such craze, started by a group of students and graduates in Newcastle, UK, reports The Daily Mail. These individuals pour four-pint containers of milk over themselves and record it or take pictures of it. The first “milking” video became a hit on YouTube, gathering 30,000 views since being posted Monday.
Tom Morris, who created the original video, said of the origins that: “We were just in our kitchen talking about doing it outside Starbucks in Jesmond and thought it would be really funny. We did that, uploaded the video to Facebook and got a load of likes. So then we thought ‘why not just make a video?’ ”
Fellow “milking” enthusiast George Hoyland said “The reactions have been very mixed, the puns people have posted have been great and caused a lot of laughter in our house!”
As long as they’re having fun, who are we to judge? What do you think of “milking?” Pointless, or udderly fantastic?