Thread: Stoke Boycott - Fuck You Oakley
02-08-2010, 12:54 PM #176
I bought a pair of frogskins with my paper route money.
from there it went. I have always had Oakley something on my eyes. I have an Oakley visor on my hockey helmet. I have a pair of chainsaw/work/shop glasses, and a pair of sunglasses. I have 2 pairs of goggles. I have had a couple of pairs of ski pants.
I don't know why, I've just always had good luck with those products, nobody ever questioned if my Oakleys were ANSI when I was a HECM.... As I said in another thread, I even went and bought stuff from other stores when I was managing a shop that dealt Smith and I had shop form.
What this keeps coming back to in this thread and the other thread is that people think we're just bitching because we're annoyed at the ad.
That's like when your good friend tells you about the spinach in your teeth and you tell him to go fuck himself and quit bitching about it. "Deal with it bro, I need to eat spinach, it's good for me. Just don't look at it you pussy."
Either way, I know how much of a shit Oakley gives about my/our business. It's not because of the ad...a shitty ad isn't bad product, it's because we've been making this point for weeks and nobody values our feedback enough to fix the issue.
02-08-2010, 12:59 PM #177
02-08-2010, 01:00 PM #178Our world is full of surrender at the first sign of adversity, do not give up when the challenge meets you, meet the challenge. Through perseverance comes the rewards, the rewards that make life so enjoyable.
Seize the day, trusting little in the future.
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02-08-2010, 01:04 PM #179
02-08-2010, 01:10 PM #180
It looks like a cartoon, but this is actually a real photograph of DK_Alaskan and his dog "big pete".
This is another photo of DK_Alaskan on his way to pan for silicon which he skillfully whittled into his trusty laptop for "connectin to them interwebs.".
you know, because everyone in alaska ...
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02-08-2010, 01:28 PM #181
I also concur that the old Oakley ads were incredibly obnoxious. That said, I own several pieces of Oakley ski and mountain biking clothing (all from SAC ), and it has served me well.
02-08-2010, 01:31 PM #182
02-08-2010, 02:04 PM #183
02-08-2010, 02:11 PM #184
02-08-2010, 05:59 PM #185
02-09-2010, 12:54 AM #186
Hmmm...I'm glad I purchased my nice new Smith Prodigy Goggles! To Oakley:
I am in oakley's target group for these ads and I find them offensive.
(btw the smiths work just great and they don't fog up anymore thanks to tech talk tips and goggle management practices - I like the lens better than my old oakleys too)
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02-09-2010, 07:12 AM #187
first chance: popups - screwed that up; popup blocker became standard in goddamn internet explorer
second chance: flashing banners - LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME INSTALL SOME SORT OF AD BANNER BLOCKER
third chance: flash ads - not only do they suck CPU cycles (loveland), they talk (oakley), sometimes on load!
honorable mention: intellitxt - good lord do you want everyone to go away?
and then they have the ovaries to complain about how adblockers are bankrupting themholy fucking shitballs
02-09-2010, 07:28 AM #188
Its just an ad, get over it. Go skiing or get laid or something. Really.
p.s. no one here needs anyone's stoke. You're not that important.
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02-09-2010, 09:01 AM #189
02-09-2010, 09:27 AM #190
02-09-2010, 09:42 AM #191"All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it."
02-09-2010, 11:16 AM #192
02-09-2010, 11:19 AM #193
being a ski bum forum , i think the target audience is for people without jobs, then nsfw doesnt exist.. the adds made danny kass look like the douche that he is that was funny and anyone in the know buys smith anyways
good thread"I think people resist freedom because they're afraid of the unknown. But it's ironic....That unknown was once very well known. It's where our souls belong....The only solution is to confront them--confront yourself--with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free." -Jim Morrison
02-09-2010, 11:29 AM #194
FWIW, I do think the stoke boycott is pretty silly. But voicing displeasure is on the money."fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
"She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin
02-09-2010, 07:40 PM #195
The fact is, broken all the way down we provide stoke and they make money off it.
There is a whole lot more to it than that
1. They provide and maintain an excellent platform. These things don't run themselves. If they start to run themselves then VBB comes along with an important update that requires you to rebuild the database.
2. We enjoy the stoke. I would say at a level far greater than the money they derive from it.
3. The stoke we provide on an ongoing basis helps to keep tetongravity at the top of search engines for a ridiculous number of skiing and backcountry related terms.
4. TGR also provides ridiculous amounts of quality images and video on their own behalf.
5. And then there are relationships that exist amongst all publishers. Unlike a typical client customer relationship, you have a three party system involving your users (us), the publisher (TGR), and the advertisers, which may also be sponsors for them in the reel world part of their business. The users and the advertisers don't always see eye to eye, and the publisher is stuck in the middle.
So, you get what we had here last week,
which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N' I don't like it any more than you men.
If you like the Ian McIntosh ad then buy/download re:session. It's in the middle of his segment, which rocks.
02-09-2010, 10:03 PM #196
If you think this Oakley thing is bad, it's just a drop in the bucket.
Fuck you. Fuck you in the ass really hard.
Arty"I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
02-09-2010, 11:56 PM #197
This thread will self destruct in 1 hour.
So, if you're going to start a thread about me deleting the thread, this is your one hope to avoid that.
today was fun
02-10-2010, 12:12 AM #198
Nice whistle! Good man.
02-10-2010, 12:14 AM #199"When the child was a child it waited patiently for the first snow and it still does"- Van "The Man" Morrison
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"THIS IS WHAT WE DO"-AML -
ski on in eternal peace