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Parko ain't no gladiator

Updated: June 15, 2010, 11:12 AM ET
By Jake Howard

We're all well aware that the surf world has produced some notoriously bad ads over the years. Thumb through any archive issue of Surfer magazine and take note of what happens when aspiring, albeit extremely gullible, pro surfers and hack art directors come together. Needless to say, the results haven't always been Warhol-esque. Enter the latest in this storied tradition: Parko the Gladiator. Parko's a brilliant, stylish surfer to no end, but alas, Russell Crowe he is not. I really don't mean ...

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