Ah, stand up meetings. The only fifteen minute meeting that takes up 2 hours of your day when abused in a matrixed culture. However, all that standing up may make up for the mental stress:
The push for standing is not a new idea. In the Victorian era, standing desks were common for say, bookkeepers (think of Bob Cratchit in "A Christmas Carol"). In fact, it's still possible to find some of these high desks in antiques stores.
In ancient Greece, it was believed that people were sharper and more inspired if they stood rather than sat while working. Of course, certain jobs, such as teaching, have always required it.
Well-known historical "standers" at work included Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill.
And Dilbert is well-known for mocking stand ups: http://beyondlean.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/dilbert-tackles-stand-up-meetings/. Jumping jacks! Hasn't happened at my workplace yet, although some of the best decisions seem to be made over lunch or while playing Foosball.
Snarky: I am truly hoping management understands the irony of scheduling a ten minute meeting at 4:20 today.
Title: Is it a (get up) stand up meeting?