I meant to turn this around last Friday but I was enjoying the nice 85 degree zero humidity and high altitude of Northern Colorado so now you get it. A week spent a mile up in the mountains will do you right and lemme tell you another thing it's nice to get away from the craptacular humidity here on the beast coast. Seriously, when I got off the plane it was like being hit with a wet towel. Less about my travelling. Lets talk about ... you.
The best thing about South of the North is that it's given me a platform to say and post what I want. Recently I've extended the offer to others for posting and it's been fun watching the feedback flow in. But, what's even more fun is watching the comments pile up on posts old and new.
I figured I'd throw up a few gems. Why? Because. typically these posts are 50% entertaining and 50% truth. Plus when I read something and it makes me laugh ... everybody should have the opportunity to read it as well. So here's what the f*ck you said recently:
Anonymous in response to Hoon's Burton message Board RIP write up
I think it is a good move by Burton to do this. Yes there is a lot of hate out there, but we are moving forward in time not backwards. Forums are a traditional means of communicating on the web for years but this is new. Do u still have cassettes and vinyls or even cd's? I don't I have mp3's, why? cause its 2009......I dont have DVD's cause i use Apple Tv. I dont have a forum cause i sue FB and Twitter and communites such as Burton's....People need to get over change and stop freaking out...Of course they can still ask questions and all that jazz on the new site, and maybe they find they can do more...I am sure all the haters are not web retards so they should appreciate up to date functionality. 1 thing that Burton could of done better is give the BMB crew some better notice, but hey, if it is full of haters anyway maybe they dont want them to transition over...my 2 cents!
First up - it's shame the author didn't have the balls to sign their name to this. This is a good opinion. Right. Wrong. Discourse is good it breeds new ideas. I've signed anon before and it never sits well. Now lets be honest anytime Burton does anything ... it's fun to poke fun at the one time rebel face of snowboarding turned marketing juggernaut. As for the Burton Message Baords. I never really took part so it's no big loss on my part. I'll just leave it at this: Burton is innovative on many fronts when it comes to the world of shred, no doubt but why does their website seem to be an after thought? The answer is simple - they are a snowboard company not a digital design firm, duh. Good stuff though from our anon friend. Thanks for chiming in.
Next up ... Nike Snowboarding boots in 2010. Oh damn we got all sorts of intewebs chatter. This is pretty much an epiclygood read. Also when Mrs. SOTN starts asking me why I'm laughing as the plane starts to make it way down the runway this was an excellent item to point to. She wasn't impressed but I certainly was. We've got all sorts of answers, opinons and passive agressive insults. I loved the "move to france" comment byt he way
Bon Jour or as grounds keeper Willie would say....
All kidding aside with a deep profound respect for all things French I leave you with the final comment from the 2010 Lib tech Skate Banana preview
Yes! A little over two years in existence. 830,000 page views later. No EXPN coverage and these are my readers. Keep it coming folks stay tuned updates will flow out whenever the hell we feel like it.