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Facebook CEO puts picture of himself wearing too much sunscreen on new board

Surfboard, not corporate board. But we're sure Zuck is working on that, too

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 circuits, celebrates an incident last year when he was photographed surfing in Hawaii wearing so much sunscreen that he resembled a cartoon mime.

The white-faced look subsequently became the subject of much amusement online and the inspiration for many memes, eliciting comparisons with The Joker, Robin Williams' character in the film Mrs Doubtfire and the Hi-Hats gang from The Warriors*.

Zuck later claimed that the sunblock mask was an attempt to evade the paparazzi, but admitted that he had perhaps overdone it a bit.

“I really should have thought that one through more,” he told Instagram head Adam Mosseri in an Instagram Live interview earlier this year. “That is just way too much sunscreen. No one needs to be wearing that much sunscreen.”

The image on the cyBerg's new board was designed by meme artist Adam the Creator, although the fact it is a custom design on a plain, regular surfboard rather than the fancy electric hydrofoil Zuck was riding in the picture that inspired it suggests that it may be for display rather than for actual saltwater use.

Revealing an image of the new board on his Instagram account, Zuckerberg posted: “Thanks @adam.the.creator for designing my next board. The sun never stood a chance.”

It is not yet clear if the caption was humorously referring to the amount of sunscreen he was wearing in the picture, or whether he is now planning to destroy the sun. ®

* Well, Reg UK editor Paul thought he looked like The Hi-Hats.

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