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Topic: lame/uncool
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Topic: lame/uncool
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Tony Carson

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lame/uncool

Whoever thought, that wearing a t/shirt, with the name of some half baked shaper from Huntington Beach, and owned by some main street sports company, would seem cool to some one who surfs. That"s about as lame as you can get.   Tony Carson  big island



By:

Tony Carson big island

RE: lame/uncool

For some of you not on top of this one, the half baked shaper"s name starts with a H, and the company is owned by nike

By:

Jason

RE: lame/uncool

Hurley is a shaper?



By:

Tony Carson big island

RE: lame/uncool

Bob Hurley, was an average shaper from Huntington Beach, who some how got the licensing rights to  Billabong in the U.S., in  the eighties. In 1998 he decided to start Hurley Int. (so humble of him using his own name for the company} and started prostituting surfing to the masses on his own, to make a profit from the lifestyle.. He then decided to take the money and run, and sold Hurley Int. to Nike in 2002, for an undisclosed sum, (we"re talking perhaps 50 million or more). So you now have a bunch of clueless, wannabees,  wearing T shirts, with the name of some half baked shaper from Huntington Beach on their backs (which were made by Nike)  How soulful is that?  Tony Carson   big island

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Jason

RE: lame/uncool

Good for Bob, that's a lot of money!

By:

Tony Carson big island

RE: lame/uncool

Good for Bob?, maybe, maybe not, good for the lifestyle,definitely not! People seem to equate money with success and happiness.Nothing could be further from the truth. The suicide rate is actually higher in wealthier circles, money cannot buy you happiness,only having your sins forgiven and a relationship with the one who put us here can give us true peace and happiness.So, Hurley sold out, to the highest bidder (a main street company). Only time will tell how this pans out for him, maybe good, maybe not so good. And maybe, right now, he"s sitting on a yacht somewhere, sipping a Mai Tai, and having a good laugh at you Jason, and your wannabee friends, who bought a Hurley tee, (made by Nike) with the name of some half baked shaper from Huntington Beach on the back So Jason, enjoy your Hurley tees.

By:

Tony Carson big island

RE: lame/uncool

Once again Jason, enjoy your Hurley, oops, I mean, Nike Tees.

By:

Jason

RE: lame/uncool

Thanks tony, I will enjoy my good life, with hurley/nike/hollister/billabong tshirts.

What do you wear that make you so cool? White tshirts with jesus Saves written on it?

By:

Tony Carson big island

RE: lame/uncool

Hey Jason, good one, I can see you have a sense of humor.           Can"t believe though, that anyone who surfs, would wear a hollister tee, that"s about the bottom of the barrel, except maybe someone from the land locked midwest.In the beginning, surf tees were made by surfers, for surfers. But something changed, I guess they smelled the money and started exploiting the lifestyle to the masses (they could care less now, who wears their tees} as long as at the end of the day, they make a buck.The final straw for me though, was that Quicksilver crossing bs a few ears back, more exploitation of surf spots, (a whole different matter), even though not named at that time. After that, I took all my surf tees, Quickdollar, billabog ect. poured some gas on them, and burnt them (true story), and never looked back

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Jason

RE: lame/uncool

Now all that is left for you, is you move to Cuba to avoid the capitalist society you live in.




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