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The Popcorn Stand: At least mannequins don’t have mullets

Tuesday at Western Nevada College's John L. Harvey Field our American youth decided to pose as mannequins. Apparently this is some kind of craze now.

I guess it's better than planking. I never got the whole planking thing. And I guess it's better than 20 college students trying to stuff themselves into a phone booth or a Volkswagen. This was something young people did in the 1950s.

So for you Millennials, when your grandparents start putting down your generation, you always have this response: "Yeah, but at least we didn't try to stuff a bunch of people into a phone booth." Oh I forgot. I don't think Millennials even know what a phone booth is.

I went to high school and college in the 1980s and I don't remember us doing anything like mannequin posing, planking or stuffing people into tiny spaces. I think we were too busy with technology just coming of age. Videos, cable television, video games — all of that stuff was really just coming of age during my generation and I think we were too focused on those things to do anything like planking.

The closest thing I can remember to posing like a mannequin in the 1980s was the Hacky-sack craze. When I went to college everywhere I walked, I could see students kicking and trying to control this little bean bag like a soccer ball.

Then again, right around 1990, "Voguing" when Madonna's "Vogue" came out was huge. Voguing is sort of like mannequin posing, isn't it?

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And break dancing, another 1980s craze. When you think about it, there's a lot of mannequin posing in break dancing. I guess there's nothing new under the sun. Or in this case, Monday night's Super Moon.

I guess I shouldn't be too judgmental since I came from an era that gave us Members Only jackets (yes, I thought I looked so cool in a Members Only jacket) and the mullet. Thankfully, I never had a mullet.

And neither do mannequins, so that's something else this generation has going for it.

— Charles Whisnand

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