Warm Up: Tell me about your family.
This week we will begin writing feature stories. A feature story is a story about a person, place or thing. It is non-fiction.
I have a very large family.All my family live out in the country.Many of my cousins have blue,green,or light colored eyes.Everyone in my family knows how to cook and man to they! A few of my cousins own horses and sometimes let me ride them.
Here’s blog assignment #6:
1. Pick one of your 50 newspaper ideas from last week and write a 6 paragraph feature story. Research…
Every generation has its “thing”.You know what I mean.Like in the 80’s it was cool to wear a side pony tail and wear really vibrate colors.Or the 20’s where it was cool to wear dresses above the ankle(wow that’s serious)and cut your hair into a bob.Or the 90’s were it was cool to wear tube tops and say totally over and over.As you can see we are currently not in any of those time periods.We are in the the twenty first century and now among other things like Justin Beiber(lame) ,acting thuggalious ,and partying like a rock star are in style.One of the things that are really in now is planking and now coning.
I know planking is just pure fun and stupidly but it turns out it didn’t start that way.Planking was a term used to describe how slaves were to be placed on board a cargo ship.They were made to lay face down hands by their side for sometimes weeks.Sometimes staked one on top of the other.And sorry to say on their luxurious boat ride there were no potties.Many did not survive the boat ride and those who did were malnourished.
Now and days planking is a pose you take before taking a picture.Then you post on Facebook,twitter, you name it.Planking is HUGE in New Zealand,Australia, and Thailand.No one really knows who started planking.All we know now is that its popular and sometimes when you walk by someone about to take a picture there in the planking position.Some people are so serious about planking they go to huge lengths to get a really outrageous picture.Like this one a guy actually died trying to plank on a building rail.It happened in Aulsrlia that guy must have been one really hardcore planker.
Although planking is all the rage people are starting to say that its getting old and that coning is the new planking.Whats coning you may ask.Coning is the act of picking up a ice cream cone from the top rather than the bottom. The person acclaimed for starting the craze is Alki Stevens of Melbourne, Australia.He is an Australian comedian and is fairly popular.
Some how all the way from Australia ,coning has gotten popular in America.Personally I think it got really popular when Justin Beiber made a video of himself coning and put it on you tube.Of course what ever the little boy does all his little fan girls follow and there are so many of them!Now people are saying coning is the new planking and will soon get really popular.
Every generation has its thing.Among other thing that out of this generation arose are hip hop ,Facebook,and twitter.Although those are extremely popular some of the most outlandish fads that have to be are planking and coning.Theses are really crazy and we kids seem to love it.More than likely the things we do will only get more outlandish.