Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sock Monkey Update

[When Sock Monkeys Attack] The Park City David Lawson says he's not, repeat, not the same person marketing the allegedly racist sock monkeys. Apparently, the blogosphere (ulp, that word again) has come down hard on the poor guy. What with being a Mitt Romney supporter and a real-estate agent, he's had enough trouble this year already, so I hope the blogosphere goes easy on him.

Park Record reporter Patrick Parkinson tells me he's requested an interview with the real-estate agent, and it looks like the story might end up in the paper's Saturday edition.

A whois registry search for the domain returns the name of a Canada-based custom plush toys manufacturer:

owner-name: Binkley Custom Products
owner-address: 163 Beach Rd.
owner-address: L8L4A4

owner-address: Hamilton
owner-address: Ontario
owner-address: Canada
admin-c: RB306-GANDI

tech-c: RB306-GANDI
bill-c: RB306-GANDI
reg_created: 2008-04-16 15:40:19
expires: 2009-04-16 15:40:19
created: 2008-04-16 17:36:03
changed: 2008-04-16 17:36:03
person: Robert Bishop
nic-hdl: RB306-GANDI

address: Binkley Custom Products
address: 163 Beach Rd.
address: L8L4A4
address: Hamilton

address: Ontario
address: Canada
phone: +00.19053128962
fax: +00.19055474245
lastupdated: 2006-09-19 17:11:13

(Brandon Burt)


  1. Damned Canuks. Can't stand them trout eatin' bastards.

  2. hmmm..if they're canadian..I'm gonna have to say...naaah on the racist part. I've seen blowing for columbine! The canadians are probably laughingly just marketing them because they know,

    1. they will sell well among the repub racists.

    2. they will sell to kids in places like Utah who don't understand the significance.(and neither do their parents)

  3. It's hard to believe this company wasn't aware of the history of this doll -- the sock monkey. I suppose this company could pretend that the production of someone else's design is just business, but it seems unlikely that they weren't aware of its racist nature.



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