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