- Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:30 pm
Let's be honest, Mike: You could fly to the Fort only if your dad bought the ticket.
What happened to you? I remember a guy, way back when Grant and I came to Key West to fish with Don, who could not have been a better host. You hooked us up with a place to stay, you fed us, and I'll never forget you coming over to the house early in the morning (drunk, but still..) to yell at me about my technique: "You've got to feed that fucking fish, man--You've got to FEED it!" You were awesome. And you had every opportunity just sitting there in front of you to do what you said you dreamed of doing: break Del Brown's permit record.
Now there you are, in Boise, basically run out of Key West for being a complete and utter asshole. I've defended you forever. "No, you just don't understand him." "He's not that bad, really." "He's just a very talented and misunderstood fishermen, that's all." I felt partially responsible for your behavior by putting you on the very first Permit Page... but you deserved it—you had a great and compelling story. And you were one hell of a permit fisherman.
I let you run your mouth on this board forever, talking endless shit about everyone and everything--and most of the time, you have absolutely no idea what the fuck you're talking about. (You call swinging for steelhead "blind-casting?" ha!) This includes shitting on the video awards, which you have no clue about, have never been to, yet can't wait to criticize. And you have absolutely NO idea how hard it is to make a movie or put on those awards or just how many hundreds of hours myself and dozens of other filmmakers have poured into producing them.
All of which is fine, and all of which I've just accepted, because you've mostly just been flicking ME shit.
But I'm done. Just what, exactly, is your problem with Geoff? Not that I really care, because I know you've never met him, but I just have to ask, because you are the one and only person—in this industry or anywhere else—who doesn't seem to love the guy. Me? I can be an asshole, clearly. I'll be the first to admit it. But I've never seen or heard Geoff be a dick to anyone. Ever. In fact, I hired him in part—in addition to being a great writer, editor, friend and fisherman—because his whole demeanor just puts people at ease. They like him. They all like him. (except for D-Nymph, apparently. Who I'm also willing to bet has never met him.)
And even if it weren't for that, for the fact that you would berate a super-nice guy you've never met, have no clue about, and couldn't be more wrong about, you opt to do it this morning on The Drake Facebook page? Mike, I'm trying to run a BUSINESS —do you understand that? This is what I do for a living? Unlike you, I wasn't born on third base. Daddy ain't waiting in the wings to bail me out—this magazine is all I have. And you're going to come on our Facebook Page and threaten Geoff? And write the same thing that you did on this post? Seriously--What the fuck is wrong with you? Why do you need all this attention?
Don't answer that. I don't care why you need the attention. But it is Christmas, so I am hoping you have an ounce of honor and grace left in you to do the following:
1) Remove the "Behead Geoff Mueller sig"
2) Lay off the personal attacks, on here and on FB.
That's it. That's all I ask. And I don't ask for much. Look Mike, you want to come on here and criticize him or me or the magazine or whatever about something we wrote? Or published? Fine. Have at it. In fact, make fun of me all you want—you have plenty to work with. It has been well established that I let people get away with almost everything here. But rude, brutal, personal cheap shots at my one and only employee? Who has helped me out of endless binds more times than I can count? No way.
Your move, Mike.
"Any mods on this forum or what? It's just a free for all of people being assholes to one another?"