When I first saw a press release titled "Gorilla Welcomes German Marlon Lipke To Team" show up on Surfline, I got very excited.
Naturally, I was expecting something like this:
As is often the case in the surf industry, the truth was rather disappointing in comparison to my lofty expectations.
It turns out Gorilla is a company - what we used to call Gorilla Grip, I guess. No actual Gorilla seemed to be involved, and in the spirit of full disclosure, I don't think Marlon Lipke is a one-eyed Nazi.
Which pretty much brings the interest value in the press release down to zero. Everyone knows that monkeys and Nazis improve any narrative.