New Internet Fad Owling Looks Suspiciously Like the Asian Squat

You know, I don’t get the whole planking trend, where people lie face down in weird places and other people take photos of them. But wait — planking is SO nine months ago, because according to Newsweek’s tumblr page, the new trend is owling: “to perch atop a surface—high or low—and crouch in the style of an owl.” Wait, isn’t that the Asian squat? Dude, that’s totally the Asian squat. Joe Jonas isn’t owling, he’s doing the Asian squat on a barstool. Dear Internet: we want our squat back, without the goofy look on your face. <3, Asian people everywhere.

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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