"The company’s toast," said Damon Vickers, who manages an investment fund at Nine Points Capital Partners in Seattle. "They’re zombie-ish. They’re dead and they don’t know it."
Zombie-ish? Love it, but can you be slightly zombie? Isn’t being zombie like being pregnant? It’s either yes or no.
On the brighter side – for those of us who don’t live in Florida – real crocs are doing great. There population has rebounded from just 200 in 1975 to more than 2,000 and they were removed from the endangered species list two years ago.
Pittsburgh’s Mercy Hospital has banned the hideous-yet-trendy footwear. I think the “Crocs pose a health hazard” meme is about to take off. During a layover in DC on Saturday I watched a promo for one of the local news shows about how wearing the shoes on escalators is a danger. Allegedly the material the shoes are made of is so soft that the metal teeth chew into them. Here’s the headline: Escalators eat Crocs.
We’re entering the very slow news days so I expect this one to be everywhere there are bored reporters, empty news holes and pictures of cute kids riding escalators.