Meme Alert: ‘Stocking’ Is Better Than Planking
No, not stalking. Stalking has been a thing online for quite some time already. Stocking.
I'm pretty sure the above photo explains it pretty well, but “stocking” is the process by which an individual recreates a stock photo, then posts the two side by side for comparison. Here are a couple more examples:
This is a lot cooler than planking/horsemaning/etc. in my opinion, because those things basically contain one joke that gets old fast. Stocking, on the other hand, has a ton of potential for variation. The world of stock photos is vast and strange, and the juxtapositions of stock vs. original photos can be hilarious. Some show how absurd a certain pose would look if people actually tried it in real life, while others highlight the strangeness of a world staffed entirely by people who look like professional models. I mean, that is one sexy IT department.
I encourage anyone who is currently super bored to try out some “stocking” of your own and send them to //email@example.com. Here are some ideas to get you started: