Sunday, August 28, 2011
Horsemanning a new (...old) meme
quote [Horsemanning, or fake beheading, was reportedly a popular way to pose in a photograph in the 1920′s. Sometimes spelled horsemaning, the horsemanning photo fad derives its name from the Headless Horseman, an evil character from “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” According to internet legend, the “original” horsemanning photo on the left was found at a local flea market. Soon after its discovery, a series of horsemanning photos began trending on sites like Buzzfeed and people got inspired to recreate the horseman. Horsemanning is experiencing currently a revival and is best known as a new form of planking, owling or cone-ing].