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  1. Episode 16: Q&A Time! BONUS EP. 01: How did you come up with the idea of using funny names for your glasses? How did the birth of Carl the Flamingo come about? Is it hard to get a job at goodr? ...We know you want to know. THIS WEEK’S EPISODE IN A VERY LARGE NUTSHELL: We started this podcast to give whoever is listening (this could include your dog) a behind the shades look at goodr. We wanted to share our culture with the world and hopefully inspire others. You only really hear about 1% of the things we do. So if...
  2. Captain Blunt's Red-Eye Origin Story TEENAGERS FURIOUS NO MARIJUANA ON CAPTAIN BLUNT’S RED-EYE After graduating from Rancho Cucamonga High School on June 12, 2015, best friends Jacob Vandestreek and Austin LaRocco planned a crazy adventure: Take “Captain Blunt’s Red-Eye” from San Francisco, CA, to Sydney, Australia. However, the 18-year-olds were astonished to discover the plane flight had nothing whatsoever to do with marijuana. “We thought it would be like that movie Soul Plane with Snoop Dogg and Method Man,” says Vandestreek...
  3. Insert Coin to Continue Origin Story AN OPEN LETTER TO ELON MUSK TO MAKE AN ARCADE GAME-INSPIRED CAR Dear Elon Musk, We know you’re busy recording terrible EDM songs and getting high with Joe Rogan, but we were wondering if you could take a teensy bit of time out of your schedule to work on a special project for us: An arcade game inspired car. (Or “carcade,” if you will.) Here’s all the ideas we have so far: The car is coin-operated, not gas operated. So every time it dies, an “insert coin to continue” screen appears on the win...
  4. Brave Like Gabe PREPARE TO BE INSPIRED... The most amazing part about goodr’s Co-Brand Program is that the goodr team gets to flamingle with incredible humans doing extraordinary things for the world. It is inspiring in many ways. A recent Co-Brand collaboration was with the Brave Like Gabe Foundation. The result: these white with blue mirrored reflective Running on Hope sunglasses. These sunglasses represent the passion and drive of Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald, a professional runner, who never gave up hope. B...
  5. Neon Sunglasses: Where To Buy + The Best Colors Neon colors are pretty dang cool. Go ask anyone old enough to have fully experienced the 80s, they’ll tell you. In fact, just go ask anyone that’s just been to an 80s party. Neon is a retro trend that we hope never goes away. Thanks to goodr, you can neonify your face! In -- you guessed it! -- the form of polarized sunglasses! Why? Well, we could tell you… but it’s going to cost you the three minutes and 35 seconds it takes to read this article. Or less, if you’re a speed reader. If you are a...
  6. Carl And His Idiot Cousin Teddy 0We all have one Idiotic Cousin who’s constantly in trouble for doing idiotic things. Well, goodr CEO Carl the Flamingo has one too: Teddy the Turkey. Their relationship began like all great relationships: at one of Beyoncé’s parties. In May 2017, Carl attended Bey’s glamorous “Push Party” baby shower at a Beverly Hills private residence. (In 2008, Bey hired Carl to ghostwrite the song “If I Were A Flamingo,” later reworked to “If I Were A Boy.” They’ve been besties ever since.) During the ...
  7. S03E018: Game Community Manager GAME COMMUNITY MANAGER: DEBUNKING THE GAMING STIGMA: GAMERS GO OUTSIDE TOO Season 3, Episode 18 of CULTURE goodr, follows Stephen, the CEO of a small UHF television station who stumbles upon a secret broadcast signal featuring non-stop kitten videos releasing subliminal messages encouraging viewers to buy more TUNA. MORE TUUUNAAA!!! The Mind-cOntRol conspiracy unfolds as hE uncovers The signal's soUrce, and he loses touch with reality. After discoveriNg Stephen unconscious And buried in a...
  8. Modern Day Snake Oil Origin Story OIL A Story About Black Blue Blocker Glasses AN HONEST PLEA TO SMART, ATTRACTIVE CONSUMERS Hey, you there! Yes, you! I can tell by your savvy intelligence AND your striking beauty that you know the value of a good deal! When a good deal saunters by, you don’t stick your head in the sand like an ostrich! You stick your tongue down its throat like a flamingo! Now, it’s true: This dadgum flabbergasting nastly ghastly pandemic has been cancelling every event in sight. But there’s some things it...
  9. Tropical Opticals: The Drinks Origin Story FROM A “CARLTHA STEWART SIMPLY EXISTING” MAGAZINE CLIPPING FOUND CRAMMED IN THE BACK OF OUR MOM’S RECIPE DRAWER… Aloha friends! The rare heirloom irises I planted last spring have started to poke their radiant heads out. (Eat your heart out Buffin Von Winthorne Colby, I’ve got this year’s Hamptons’ Gardener of the Year award in the bag! By the way readers, did you know that liquid drain cleaner kills roses? Haha how droll!) Anyhow, Spring has sprung and that means Summer is just around the co...
  10. Cheesy Flight Attendant Origin Story Just as you get settled into your cramped airline seat for takeoff it begins… “Gouda day ladies and gentlemen, my name is Brie and I’ll brie serving you today. On behalf and half of Captain Stilton and the entire Crudités, welcome aboard Swiss Airlines flight 666, non-stop service to Colby. At this time, cheese make sure your seat backs and cheese tray tables are in their full upright position and that your seat belt is correctly fastened. All portobello electronic devices must be set to ‘ai...
  11. GAME goodr x Capcom Cup Recap GOODR TO SPONSOR CAPCOM PRO TOUR 2021 SEASON FINAL!!! We don’t know about you, but we’ve been fans of Street Fighter since we were hanging out at the local pizza parlor with our pals after school back in the mid 90s. (We always gravitated towards Chun-Li because it was all about girl power in the 90s. We were obsessed with the Spice Girls too but we digress.) So of course we’re SUPER stoked that GAME goodr was a proud sponsor of The Capcom Pro Tour (CPT) 021 Season Final!!! We’ve been trainin...
  12. Don’t Tab Shame Me Origin Story CONFESSIONS OF A TABAHOLIC: TEDDY THE TURKEY SPEAKS OUT “Hi everyone. My name is Teddy the Turkey, and I’m a tabaholic. “It started off slow. I kept tabs open for Gmail, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Reddit. I thought I could stop at seven. Seven tabs is totally normal. A lot of birds have seven tabs open every day. It’s no big deal... “Then I started keeping tabs open for Birdzfeed, Upfloxx, Netchix, TikTurkey, Pinteroost, FowlNews and WattlesUp. Why not? They’re usefu...
  13. S03E012: Brand & Design BRAND & DESIGN: FACILITATING GROWTH BY “FEEDING THE SHRIMP” IN GOODR’S ECOSYSTEM In season 3, episode 12 of CULTURE goodr, Cory and Topanga realize their relationship is stuck in a rut. Seeking excitement, Cory attends a party at another school and pretends to be Shawn. It’s a blast, until he runs into Topanga, who’s pretending to be a French foreign student! After they...oh dear. Not again! This isn’t season 3, episode 12 of CULTURE goodr. It’s season 3, episode 12 of Boy Meets World! Le...
  14. The Best Pink Sunglasses IT ALL STARTED WITH PINK SUNGLASSES Our Flamingos on a Booze Cruise colorway, pink with teal lenses, were one of our original six colorways. Why? BECAUSE PINK IS THE BEST. Check out Carl, our CEO flamingo, rocking them below >> Sing with us: We like pink sunglasses and we cannot lie! You other brothers (and sisters and anyone else) can’t deny. When a person walks in with a pink shade on their face and a somethin somethin somethin… Anyway. That was about to go NSFW, but you get the point...
  15. National Parks Origin Story Squawwwk!!! Carl the Flamingo here. goodr CEO, shrimp aficionado, (and lucky you) your national parks tour guide!!! We've got nine fantastic parks to see, so grab your trail mix, fill that canteen, and let's goooo!!! Joshua Tree First up is Joshua Tree National Park! This gorgeous landscape is filled with ethereal mystery, red rocks, and people looking to "find themselves". If one of these people asks you for directions back to the trail, take a swig of your canteen and say &...
  16. goodr Partners with BIGGEST Esports Arena in North America! Did you feel that massive seismic activity? Probably not, because you were sitting in a fancy schmancy vibrating gaming chair. “The Big One” could come and go, and gamers wouldn’t even notice. Scientists discovered the tectonic incidents across North America formed the shape of a flamingo holding a game controller. There’s only one explanation: goodr partnered with the largest dedicated esports facility in North America, Esports Stadium Arlington!!! Why create sunglasses for gamers? Because...