Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Friends don't let friends wear Crocs


I just spent a good half hour on the telephone with a reporter from the Baltimore Sun. That was the best interview I've ever given. I'm far more comfortable with these things, now. It saddens me that even though the reporter and I had a good conversation and even talked about journalism and writing (the focus of my university studies) for a while, the only quote that will make it into the article probably will be, "Crocs are to your eyes what second-hand smoke is to your lungs." It's a good quote, don't get me wrong. It is why I make a point of saying it in each interview. As a journalist, I know that that quote is the best most succinct way of giving our position in a clever way. It's just that for such a long interview to boiled down so much, it feels like a lot of material was wasted. But this is the way of journalism. It is the iceberg effect. The article is the part of the iceberg protruding above the water. The larger part of the iceberg represents all the work and research and time. She also asked me what other things I hate and I was able to go on at length about Dan Brown. He's such a bad writer.

Anyway. I'm rambling. This isn't my personal website. My personal website is way over here.

Check it out, guys! More pictures:


The pictures in this post are from the lovely Jen of Swindon, England! She says:
I love my t-shirt!!! Wore it out for a meal and drinks and so many people agreed with me!

Thank you so much for providing us with such wonderful pieces of art! :oD And such a great price too.
If you'd like to own your very own t-shirt, you can find them available for purchase in the SHOP.

Also, we recently got an email from an Italian lawyer who claims that Crocs infringe on a patent held by his clients:

I'm an Italian lawyer that represent an Italian company, First Company srl, who produces moulds for footwear.

I write the present one to give you the news I've started a legal action against Crocs Inc. for an illicit imitation of patent.

My client has became owner of the following patent (you can verify on the web):

US 6,439,536 B1 - date of patent: Aug. 27, 2002;

EP 1025970 A2 - date of patent: Aug. 9, 2000.

The above patents concern a new mould for the production of footwears - with side openings - in plastic material called EVA.

The footwears sold with mark Crocs, in particulary the clog type Cayman, are manufactured through the use of an identical mould like the one who has been patented by Gatti & Piccolo srl, and now of ownership of my client.

Well, how about that. I wonder if their claims have any legal basis. Moving on...

Actually that's it. Oh, our Facebook group has hit 800 members. Until next time, keep Croc-blocking.

21 comments:

Sara said...

I love this blog. I have -- from the very first moment when I spotten a woman wearing a pair of bright pink crocs a good four years ago -- hated these shoes. Every time I see someone wearing them I want to stop them and ask, ARE YOU CRAZY? I'm glad there's a place for those of us who have at least a modicum of fashion sense to go to in order to laugh at those who don't.

Keep up the fun blog!

Danielle said...

I'm still waiting for my t-shirt! Hopefully it was delivered this week while I've been in Halifax. I will send pictures asap.

Anonymous said...

how fucking stupid can you be?

You think an ATTORNEY is going to contact your BS site in the midst of a patent dispute?

You truly are an imbecile, a senseless hater, and missing the huge gains in Crocs stock.

Catherinette Singleton said...

That is the best shirt I have ever seen. EVER!

Anonymous said...

Hey croc haters, the stock went up another $3 today.

I made $20K in ONE DAY.

You can hate 'em all you want. International sales are accelerating and your moronic site is drowning in crocs love all over the world!

ShoesOfTheDay said...

Sure crocs stock is great -- but the shoes are a bust! What a croc. Great blog. I just wrote a
about the croc that are crocs.

Anonymous said...

Just like a famous person going to jail, or drug rehab, if no one is takeing pictures of them or writeing stories about them, then no one notices them. So keep up the good work advertiseing Crocs. Negitve advertisement is still advertisement. Thank you for getting the Croc name out there. And keep selling those t-shirts with the "Croc" name on them. Lets see what dies out first, this site or Croc shoes.

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Great blog and great shirt. And BTW, nice rack!

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Anonymous said...

Hey nicely done!!!

I dont know what is more stupid, the ugly croc shoes or the people who wear them?

I can understand kids might wanna wear these, but adults? adults?

I would never wear those or even try them. they are the ugliest shoes ever...

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