And freeze!

A few years ago, there was a mannequin challenge thing that became a rage for a few weeks, and then soon after that, went away again. Sadly I never got the chance to take part in any of those, mainly because a lot of them were in the US, and even the ones over here, I was never seemingly in the right place, at the right time. Yes, I would have loved to have done that, goes without saying really.

Of course, what would have been even better would have been to have been frozen, for real, as a mannequin. Unmoving, unthinking, just frozen in one place, would be an amazing sensation. Sadly, as far as I know, to do it for real cant be done, though a few authors have developed the technique in fiction, and I’d love it done for real. But just to do the mannequin challenge, yes, I’d still love to.

So when I saw this story last week, I knew I was looking forward to it

And as you can guess from the fact I’m doing this, the story is pretty good too. Am I jealous of the girls (even without the whole pleasure thing), you bet I am! I know, its a modelling thing, and I’m not young, pretty, slim, and several other things models are needed to be, but a woman can dream! And anyway, if anyone knows how to do that, and doesnt care how awful the model looks, I’d love it done to me. Maybe I could wear a hood, or something, pretty please?

I know, I know, but as I say, if anyone doesnt care about looks, and is doing the mannequin thing in the UK, I’d love to.

OK, video time. Long before the mannequin challenge was even conceived, this happened in Grand Station, New York. Yes, the signs to 42nd Street amuse me for the obvious reason!

That mannequin moment!

The last 2 years, but especially last year, one challenge seemed to be hyped to ridiculous levels, the Ice Bucket challenge! No, I didnt get involved, I am far too old and decrepit to do stupid things like that, even disregarding the health issues for someone like me! Knowing me, I’d manage to hit my knee, with the bucket, and then…rolls eyes! Besides which, for all the talk about it (and the good causes it served, admittedly), there was pretty much only one way of doing it, that of tipping the bucket over yourself, and, brr, getting cold!

So fine, the one doing the rounds this year appeals to me far more. You have probably seen it on TV, or You Tube somewhere, the Mannequin challenge, for want of a better term. I saw a great example of it last week on the NFL feed from the US, of one of the studio teams, just before half time, very good. Now, if someone wants to give me the chance to do that one, oh yes please!

Of course, these people get the choice to do this thing, but imagine if you could actually be turned into a mannequin, temporarily, or otherwise, what would you make of that? Even more so, if strictly, its not your choice to do so? Yes, there’s been a couple of rather good stories, by the same authors relating to that subject, and the err, victims, definitely didnt choose to do it!

And yes, Daniel could do that to me anytime he wished! 😀

Sadly, the Mannequin challenge, unlike the Ice Bucket one, really does need a studio, or a theater, or something similar for it to really work, and definitely needs someone to film it, so probably wont get the chance, but would be great if I did. Temporarily might be easier, but if someone wants to make me a more permanent mannequin, then well…? 😉

The video. Well, its not a mannequin, but a puppet, as close as I could easily get. Yes, black and white from 1967, I’m old like that! Please note someone is a few seconds late switching her microphone on!