Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Craziest Crocs story ever
Tearfree meant to bring you this news when it broke late last month (Hat tip: ihatecrocs.blogspot.com) because it combines two ridiculous phenomena that are a persistant and growing annoyance in 21st century life. First, we have the eyesore that is the ever more ubiquitous Croc shoe and second, we have the spectacle of yet another frivolous and counterproductive lawsuit almost as ludicrous as the infamous Knocked Up case.
This July, these two phenomena fused into one mega-dumb legal action, thanks to the PR geniuses over at Crocs who sent a cease and desist letter to their fan site, CrocFans.com, Yes, that's right, they told a website dedicated to singing the praises of Crocs to cease and desist, and, as a result, it now goes by the name, LittleRubberShoes.com; has a new URL, ihatecrocs.com; and no longer does free publicity for Crocs.
Meanwhile, Crocs has at least had the good sense not to bother the original shit disturbers at IHateCrocs.blogspot.com. Wonder if the latter will now sue the Rubber Clog people for infringing on the "I Hate Crocs" name?
And yes, this is real life and not the Onion.