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Zapponian Spotlight: Gonzo

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This week’s Zapponian Spotlight might look familiar to you, and for good reason. Christopher, better known as Gonzo, has graced quite a few of our funny Zappos TV videos. He works for our awesome AV team as our in-house culture videographer, which means Gonzo has one of the coolest jobs around: capturing Zappos Culture on video!

Gonzo is originally from Puerto Rico and has been making skate films for about eight years. He’s currently working on his third feature-length skate film.

We asked him the usual ZS questions, and here are his answers:

Pick 3 words to describe your personal style.

G: Gnar (short for gnarly), Steeze and shred

Who is your favorite musician or band?

G: Can’t narrow this to one down, so I'll go with Sublime, Jay-Z (first 8 albums), Pixies, Ludacris, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, and Eminem.

Name 3 things you never leave home without?

G: Skateboard, sunglasses and iPod

If you could have dinner with one famous person, who would it be?

G: Rosario Dawson so I can see if I stand a chance!

What’s the weirdest thing to ever happen to you?

G: When I found out that PBR (Pabst Blue Ribbon) is actually the hipsters’ beer of choice. Weird.

What’s your favorite part about working at Zappos HQ?

G: Other than the free iced tea, I would have to say the people here. I love em!! They are literally like family to me. Oh, and that I can skate around in the parking lot!

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Inside Zappos: "New Boss"

Inside Zappos is back with a brand new episode! This week, the AV Team gets a new boss, and it looks like things are going to change.


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The Moth Prank

Here at the Zappos HQ, we’re no strangers to office pranks. If you’re not careful, it’s very easy to fall prey to a practical joke. Even celebrities aren’t safe from some our office jokesters. Remember the classic prank played on Carey Hart? 

Leave your computer unlocked when you walk away from your desk for a couple of minutes, and you could come back to a pleasant surprise like a weird desktop wallpaper, or worse.

If you share your biggest fears…well, you could end up like our friend Darren. Consider this a friendly warning!