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A World Without CEOs
« on: February 13, 2007, 07:43:54 PM »
After reading all of the IASC related threads and articles that have been linked here,  I plunked down a couple of bucks for hosting and a domain name and started working on my new pet project yesterday.

http://www.aworldwithoutceos.com/

It's a satirical spoof of Blitz's site on one hand, while on the other hand a place where I could vent my side of the argument (which seems to be in line with most of you here). I gave props to the rest of the Slap Pals in the "Don't Sue Me" section, and invite anyone to email me through the site (in the "More!" section) to get their name or website added to the list.

I hope it's seen as an apt response for those of us that disagree with the IASC's tactics. It's pretty thrown-together, but I wasn't able to start on it until yesterday morning. Cheers.

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 07:50:33 PM »
That's brilliant.

Fucking bravo, Grim.


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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007, 07:52:44 PM »
All Heil GrimCity, Our leader against the IASC scourge.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007, 08:01:55 PM »
good shit.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007, 08:12:15 PM »
that site is great.  this dude is great.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2007, 08:13:39 PM »
bravo!

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2007, 08:14:05 PM »
hahaa!  fucking a...

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2007, 08:25:58 PM »
oh god once again, brilliant.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 08:33:14 PM »
it goes with out saying but keep us posted on if you get any response

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 08:42:12 PM »
Thanks everybody... I really appreciate it.
Also, thanks to IDKFA for alerting me to some bad spelling... if anyone else catches anything, I'll try to fix it as soon as possible.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007, 08:44:25 PM »
[grammar police en route]

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 08:47:05 PM »
thanks for bringing up active. right now i hate active more than any other skate "megabrand" out there.
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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 08:53:51 PM »
you, sir, have a good head on your shoulders. great job!

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 08:57:14 PM »
fuck yes.
this is probably the best response to this bullshit i've seen yet.

i hope you don't get sued. you seem to have covered your ass pretty well, but...

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 08:59:23 PM »
someone throw down 'a world without message boards'....

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2007, 09:04:01 PM »
Spoof that Dwindle ad....

"If you don't like CEOs.....you rape kids."
One of my favorite lines is the one of spiked meth drnewton does off of lou pearlmans viarga and toddler-blood induced erection that finally puts that bitch 6 feet deep.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2007, 09:07:28 PM »
That shit is straight MONEY son.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2007, 09:34:04 PM »
Spoof that Dwindle ad....

"If you don't like CEOs.....you rape pro skaters' kids."

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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2007, 09:38:29 PM »
nice work grim.
maybe it will get some folks to think twice. 

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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2007, 09:47:46 PM »
good shit.

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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2007, 09:53:05 PM »
That was brilliant and was dead on about the Dwindle thing. The Jamie Thomas thing was a bit speculative
and maybe not a good thing to throw in since everything you mentioned before that was based on facts only.

Good shit! I hope this thing gets resolved without any pros losing out on the careers they've dedicated time too.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2007, 09:59:26 PM »
That was brilliant and was dead on about the Dwindle thing. The Jamie Thomas thing was a bit speculative
and maybe not a good thing to throw in since everything you mentioned before that was based on facts only.

Good shit! I hope this thing gets resolved without any pros losing out on the careers they've dedicated time too.

The "price point" t-shirt isn't speculation though... nearly half of the Zero shirts are one color prints. Unless the shirt comes from a poorer Mexican sweatshop, then there's nothing price point about it... it's like every other shirt Zero sells.  Admittedly, I'm pressing the issue about his wearing it, but considering where the picture was published, I doubt I'm too far off.  Jamie calculates his (and his brand's) image.

As far as a resolution goes, I'd like to see one as well... if the site is a contributing factor, so be it... if it only serves to piss off a handful of ex-skater-turned-corporate-executives, so be it as well.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2007, 10:04:48 PM »
Wait, then isn't the shirt "pricepoint" by virtue of being less expensive?

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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2007, 10:10:39 PM »
I'm just saying, you did a very good job at putting in compelling facts but that may have been a tad too much.
It wasn't the shock and awe that the first 2 things were. You really left little to argue with but the Jamie thing...
I don't know.

Dang, I'm over here printing 4 color tees and selling them for cheap! What am I thinking?

I'm kind of entertained by the fact that throughout my career I knew how shady the industry is and now kids see it as well, but I don't want skaters who have pushed/pushing the sport to just get tossed away like garbage.
If that happens, I don't see it progressing as much and I don't see a steady influx of skaters wanting to do it. The
industry would be doomed in my opinion.
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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2007, 10:12:08 PM »
Wait, then isn't the shirt "pricepoint" by virtue of being less expensive?
From my understanding, price point goods are labelled as such because they're designed and manufactured to meet that particular point...

A wheel with a four-color graphic would be your normal top-shelf wheel, but a wheel from the same company with only one color in the graphic, sold at a cheaper cost would be the price point product.

One could also make the argument that all non-pro heat transferred decks made in China should be sold at price point costs, especially when it seems that they're being sold at the same (or nearly the same) cost as some silk screened decks made in the US.

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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2007, 11:41:15 PM »
you can trust me.everything we do is to benefit you, the buyer that we care so much about. so what if we sell you boards that are 2x as expensive as they should be. like you, we have car payments, truck payments, boat payments, hellicopter payments, personal belly massage payments, island payments, etc...

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2007, 11:43:48 PM »
i look forward to your opinions, sir.

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2007, 11:53:29 PM »
We own you... I mean we owe you!

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Re: A World Without CEOs
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2007, 12:05:55 AM »
Slick website! Great stuff!

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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2007, 12:06:42 AM »
your on point but

i don t think jamies the right one to diss here. he might be a little crazy handling a few things, but for the most part he s one of the better guys out there.

at least he looks out for the skaters and takes care of them whenever possible- just check the people working at blackbox; that alone speaks for itself. besides that he s treating all of his team real good- healthinsurance isn t too common in this industry.

what i m trying to say is that he gives back a whole lot and in my opinion does it the way it should be done. he owns a company so of course to some extent he wants to make money- it s natural, just look at what he s putting in and already has put in. and it s not like he doesnt give anything back.