Here is today’s lead story.
Planking may be getting the headlines but several crews of young people in the Illawarra are getting their kicks from a less dangerous – and perhaps more hilarious – pastime.
Morphing, as it is known, involves donning a purpose-made lycra suit, often brightly coloured and covering the face, and busting out in public to pull poses, jump around and bemuse passers-by.
Then comes the element seemingly essential to all current trends – pictures of the ‘‘morph’’ are posted on social media websites, particularly Facebook.
Dylan Page, 17, one of the four-person Oak Flats Morph Crew – he’s the one in the skin-tight tuxedo – invested in the suit earlier this year for his Year 12 muck-up photos…
There’s also a good feature article on fads and crazes over the years.
In the weekend magazine section there is always a local history feature. Here is today’s on the 1873 antics of the Looneys and Craigs of Mount Keira.
The Merc isn’t entirely parochial, I should add. In fact it’s not a bad paper, especially on Saturdays.