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Uncanny Valley-dwelling Facebook founderbot Mark Zuckerberg has revealed pictures of a new surfboard he has had custom-made, resplendent with a cartoon picture of him surfing while wearing too much sunscreen. The image on the board, which may be the result of the Facebook CEO testing some experimental new self-deprecation …

  1. DS999 Silver badge

    If he wanted to evade the paparazzi

    Maybe he shouldn't be the only person in the world to surf in a hoodie

    1. Version 1.0 Silver badge

      Re: If he wanted to evade the paparazzi

      If he wanted to evade the paparazzi he could just buy a few islands around the world and quit FB - when you're worth 100 billion dollars you have to be crazy addicted to keep going into work every day and posting on social media - (Facebonk icon).

  2. macjules

    Alex DeLarge on a surfboard ..

    Social media meets A Clockwork Orange. Wonder which is scarier.

    1. chivo243 Silver badge

      Re: Alex DeLarge on a surfboard ..

      I was thinking along the lines of Marcel Zuckerboard.

  3. Gene Cash Silver badge

    No such thing as too much sunscreen

    Source: I live in Florida.

    Several of my friends have skin cancer on the face from wearing not enough or crap sunscreen.

    It's weird that I am having to agree with him.

    1. ElPedro100

      Re: No such thing as too much sunscreen

      I genuinely sympathise with your friends who have skin cancer. It's no joke. If Suckerbergs stunt had been a real attempt to encourage followers (Facebook sheep) to wear suncream then I would be all for it. Sadly he says "it wasn't thought through". Is he implying that he was wrong to wear suncream? If so then expect an army of Facebook droids to die of a preventable disease.

      With great power comes great responsibility...

    2. Mage
      Big Brother

      Re: weird that I am having to agree with him.


  4. Tom Paine

    Thats a thing?

    Too much salad, I mean sun cream? Whenever I feel lazy and go out without it I remember a bloke down my local with a literal hole in his head (he likes to whip his sunbhat off to show it around) resulting from skin cancer prob due to time in the forces spent in various sunny locales.

  5. Magani

    From the mouths of babes...

    “I really should have thought that one through more,” he told Instagram...

    Seems to reflect the general attitude at Farcebook.

  6. Spaller

    Your nose will get big!

    Fear the rosacea!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Not sunscreen

    That's marine grade grease to stop water ingress to his delicate electronics.

    1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

      Data (Star Trek)

      What came to my mind when I saw that photo of him surfing was Lt. Commander Data from Star Trek TNG.

      "Gene Roddenberry told Brent Spiner that over the course of the series, Data was to become "more and more like a human until the end of the show, when he would be very close, but still not quite there."

      Is Zuckerberg following a similar path?

      1. zuckzuckgo Bronze badge

        Re: Data (Star Trek)

        >Is Zuckerberg following a similar path?

        Yes, only in the other direction.

  8. Mike 137 Silver badge

    Why is Zuck admired (or even noted)?

    This is the guy who (reputedly) said of early Farcebook signups "they trust me, the dumb f*cks".

  9. Marjolica


    Sunscreen? As I row/sail/cycle I use plenty of SPF50 sunscreen and all it does is keep me more pale and interesting than I would be otherwise.

    I suspect what we are talking about is fake tan (as also used by a former US President).

  10. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Considering how pale...

    ...the Zuck is, I'm surprised his doctors allow him out sunny days :-)

  11. Mage

    You can't wear too much sunscreen

    maybe he's a vampyre?

    One bit of advice, if you take no other; wear sunscreen.

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The two horn bumps on his forehead get bigger each year. Soon his real identify will be revealed.

  13. Arthur 1

    Weird thing to pick on

    I know it's Zuck and all and I risk wandering into pearl clutcher territory here... but should we really be making fun of people for "too much" sunscreen? There is no such thing.

    It's also obviously mineral sunscreen, which is way better for you but leaves this pallor, so we probably shouldn't be trying to stigmatize it...

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