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26.11.2012

KAK. From Dungeons to J-Bay, Woolworths have been riding on surfing’s dick to sell a few t-shirts since the 1930s, before surfing, like, even came to J-Bay man! Now that’s cred.

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  1. Daniel says:

    Very sure that art of surfing was first observed by Europeans in 1767 around the vicinity of the Polynesian islands and first recorded by Lieutenant James King, when completing the journals of Captain James Cook in 1779.

    So by this measure it is possible – although highly unlikely – that Woolies have been selling surfing shirts since the early 90’s.

    PS: I would have thought a site that prides itself as being a big part of the SA surf culture would know people were surfing long before 1930

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  2. Andy says:

    Jislaaik Daniel, do you work for Woolworths PR?

    We’re talking about surfing in South Africa here, a series of badly misguided t-shirts and the fact that as a brand Woolies does nothing for surfing, apart from profiting on its image. And as for being historically correct, people only ‘discovered’ and started surfing J-Bay in the late 50s early 60s… So the name Jeffreys Bay and the term ‘since 1931’ is just lame, poorly researched and misguided ass-grabbing from a big corporation trying to sell more t-shirts.

    PS – your coffee’s getting cold.

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  3. Daniel says:

    No Andy I don’t work for Woolies PR – I was just merely pointing out that you made a very stupid statement in your caption by saying surfing was not invented until after the 1930’s – this made your stab at woolies for their shockingly off beat and admittedly misguided t-shirts fall flat on its face.

    I agree with you that the shirts are lame but you came across as being just as lame by making a statement that is so utterly false its funnies that Woolies lame t-shits. Infact what you should have wrote was:

    ” From Dungeons to J-Bay, Woolworths have been riding on surfing’s dick to sell a few t-shirts since the 1930s, before people even began surfingJ-Bay! Now that’s cred.”

    Your entire stab at Woolies was based on the fact that they know nothing about surfing (true) and then you go and make a statement about surfing that is false within itself… surfing WAS ‘invented’ before 1930. FACT. If you are going to rip Woolies off for capitalising off surfing at least make sure you don’t make it look like you know nothing about surfing in the caption itself.

    PS: Touchy and defensive much?

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  4. Andy says:

    Daniel don’t take my dude-isms as fact, man. But now that you point it out, I see how that can be confusing. I should’ve added a ‘like’ in there to make it clearer. I’m gonna implement your suggestion straight away.

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  5. Andy says:

    PS – that passes for an apology round these parts

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  6. popskiet says:

    what a KAK t-shirt

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  7. Daniel says:

    ha ha – thanks Andy…

    Its just like you and popskiet say about its such a KAK shirt that it deserved a caption that makes the point you are making…

    PS: I feel seriously honoured to be offered a ‘Mahala’ ‘apology’ – that crack actually had me in tears laughing. Keep it up guys!

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  8. Sam says:

    I kind of like it, its kif to a certain degree. Or is that the Radiohead talking?

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  9. ruserius says:

    The Dungeons one was more hardcore

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