Cisco has a thing for skateboarders. I’m not sure how and why they think your average IT decision maker is going to be swayed by the presence of skateboards in a TV commercial, but they do. I know a lot of smart, technically inclined skateboarders out there, but that’s gotta be a hard niche to capture. Anybody that would potentially be swayed by it would immediately not be swayed by it’s transparency. This time, they’re thinking, get ‘em while they are young. This is the log in screen for a distance learning class on networking sponsored by Cisco. Dang it all if I didn’t lose the original email, and now I don’t know who to thanks for this, besides Cisco.
- Thanks to…?
Santa Monica College has parking for your Fratboards. This skateboard rack photo comes from the Skateboarder Magazine’s Facebook page. Yeah, you’ve seen it on Facebook already, but if you’re looking for it next year, where’s it going to show up? Is that the Governator on the podium? Yes, it is.
Skateboards made in the shape of fraternity paddles. From the standpoint of capitalism, it’s a great idea, they’ll probably sell a ton. The decks are just flat wood so it’s not like it takes any real skill to make them. You can get custom vinyl graphics with fantastic bullshit like “George Homophpobe – Big Brother.” Of course there are flasks and t-shirts. Great niche marketing though. Even if I had thought of it first, I don’t think I could bring myself to actually make and sell them. Their tagline is “Frat hard. Shred hard.” I can’t make this stuff up. Maybe if Fratboards had been around when I was in college my old man might have finally connected with me…
[Source: The Daily Dickfoot]
It’s going to be one parade of lameness here on Skate and Annoy today, so you better brace for it. Kicking it off are these lovely fraternity flavored longboards, as seen here, although it’s not evident that any of these have actually been produced because all the links are dead.
- Thanks to Kelly Robertson for the tip.