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October 16th, 2007 | By | 3,222 Comments

LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD

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Well look at the big brain on us. Our clothing buyers really are the best in the business. Their keen insight into tapping the hottest trends is the stuff of legends. Take Hurley’s Benny Beanie for example. It’s been a huge seller for us, and Drew’s all over it. This snapshot, courtesy of People Magazine, is a mere drop in the bucket of celebs and mags that have picked up on our amazing inventory. In fact, someone was just telling us the other day that T.I. was scoping our surfboards. Something about looking for a big gun for winter. Interesting.

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October 15th, 2007 | By | 352 Comments

STYLE BY DESIGN

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Here’s another reason why Stab Magazine is the most popular reading material in our bathroom. Their latest style feature picks the brains of the industry’s leading designers (both here and abroad), laying open a meaty carnage of everyday inspirations. From biker exploitation flicks, Olivia Newton-John, robots, and psychobilly garage bands, nothing is off limits when the time calls for mental stimulations. Still too chicken to tell your family you’re dropping out to go “find” yourself? This piece and a few belts of liquid courage will get you on your feet.

October 12th, 2007 | By | 957 Comments

A REAL PEACE OF WORK: AL GORE AND THE IPCC WIN THE 2007 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE

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Earlier this morning, Al Gore, along with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in dispersing knowledge regarding the connection between human activities and global warming. Along with bragging rights, Gore and Co. will share $1.5 M in prize money, a commemorative gold medal, and a diploma. (Check out MTV’s article for the full story.)

Pardon us, but for an award as major as this the parting gifts seem a little run of the mill. The cash is chump change for Gore, (who will most likely give it Leonardo DiCaprio to ensure his next documentary appears in more than 5 theaters) and we can only imagine the how long the marathon rock-paper-scissors game will take to decide who gets to bring medal home.

For next year however, we strongly recommend including the following items in the kitty. Super cool and super fun, they’re sure to put a competitive fire in bellies of all the contestants.

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October 11th, 2007 | By | 1,046 Comments

SWELL’S HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE: IT PAYS TO PLAY

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If your teams are doing as crappy as ours, you’re definitely going to owe some money around the office. Which is why we’re running a huge contest just in time for the holidays. Enter now for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Swell, and your family may never know you blew your wad on the Angels. Or even better, you can use the dough to play Santa to yourself and pick up a new board, watch, camera, whatever. In any case, this tidy holiday booty is the gift that keeps on giving.