Surfing industry watchers fear eroding a pretty privilege to blame for the recent meltdown: “Where’s this generation’s dish? Its sex-soaked Kelly Slater, Luke Stedman, Laird Hamilton?”

“I’m confident these changes will put us on the path to achieving our goals and creating a more agile business.”

Thirty-two days before the celebration of Christ’s birthday, when a magic wand is waved over this filthy filthy world all softer and more beautiful.

Or as the wise say,

“One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

Am I feeling a little sentimental?

Salty fingerprints under the eyes?

Yeah, and why not, life isn’t always about staring into the brown eyes of a big-hearted tranny as your thighs quiver in violent orgasmic discharge, the sweat glistening on her artificial breasts.

Anyway, the good times, the best times, and who doesn’t love Christmas?

Well, for sixty employees of Boardriders Inc on Australia’s Gold Coast, once ground zero of the mighty Billabong empire, founded in 1973 by master shaper Gordon Merchant and his wife Rena, it will be a gloomy old Christmas.

As mass layoffs continue at Boardriders Inc, the parent company of Quiksilver, Billabong and RVCA, continue across the world, sixty of them have been revealed to come from the GC.

Boardriders Inc is currently majority owned by Oaktree Capital, a US global asset management firm, but is being purchased, we are told, by Authentic Brands Group, “folding them into a robust house that includes Izod, Neil Lane, licensing rights to Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, Muhammad Ali and many other brands and personalities.”

Mass layoffs, we are told, are designed to streamline business on paper, sharpen results, and so on.

“I’m confident these changes will put us on the path to achieving our goals and creating a more agile business that can adapt to the changing environment,” said Boardriders CEO , Arne Arens, in a press release.

Industry insiders told the Gold Coast Bulletin that the layoffs were “brutal, especially just before Christmas. No one knew who was going to lose their job or keep it.

All evidence, I think, that the sooner you can get started on your own, whether it’s a plumbing business or a stupid website looking for clicks, the better.

Drop the yellow, don’t work for anyone.