A little lady named Brooke Geery attended this year’s Burton Bash. Being the founder of Yobeat, Brooke decided to recap herÂ experienceÂ in the form of a Yobeat article. Â Apparently the big “B” wasn’t pleased with Brooke’s personal opinions and a battle involving editorial censorship, money, jobs, and even insults ensued. A Burton employee, probably a marketing assistant, janitor, or intern, even read Brooke’s personal blog about the incident, and commented in a rude and nasty tone, making himself, as well as Burton, look like a bunch of mean old businessmen. Meanwhile, all the way in dumb old SoCal Todd Richards was monitoring the situation and enjoying it ever so much. The following conversation reveals Todd’s feelings about Burton’s reaction and a whole lot of other shit you probably don’t know.
Todd Richards: The fucked thing is that Jake (Burton) is a fucking cool dude and talks more shit than me (in a good way). He wouldn’t give two shits about that article. It’s people giving two shits for him. Which I believe is the biggest form of flattery or flatulence, either one.
Yobeat: That’s the problem. Jake is a cool guy, but his company is so big he doesn’t even know random employees are bringing down Burton by thinking they speak for the company as a whole.
Fucking dudes sucking the proverbial cock that they have imagined for themselves while Jake’s out surfing and not really caring.
But I’m proud of Brooke, she told them to fuck off.
Yes, she told them to fuck off and took the story down. Put it back up with a different title and then she is telling them to fuck off. A nice title like, “Wah wah wah wah wah.”
You think Jake will ever even hear about this scuffle?
The story wasn’t even that funny to begin with, it didn’t slander anyone it just said there wasn’t a light in the port-a-pottie. So where is the big fucking whine fest coming from? It’s not like she upperdecked Jake’s private bathroom. See that right there will send a message. I bet Jake had zero to do with the (party) planning other than, “Hey will you be around on this date?” His company is doing fine, so where is the sensitivity coming from? Fucking gay if you ask me. Get a spine and use it.
Should they have just let this story run? I mean people are always criticizing them about being too corporate. Wouldn’t it have been in their interest to just be like fuck it man we threw a party, you didn’t like it, whatever.
Dude, it would have been off the front page by now and replaced by like Party Time Nate’s pubic hair test of goggle lenses. A better way to deal with it would have been, “Well just don’t invite her to any more shit.”
Do you want to pull your O-matic ad and fire your staff because I wrote a story about Vito that wasn’t 100% flattering?
No I just want to send a pinata full of wasps to your birthday party. See I have a sense of humor, which if you don’t really know me comes off as, “Oh he’s a fucking dickhead bitter old fuck bla bla bla.” but the truth is, if I am taking the time out of my day to give you shit, I think that you are worth it as a human to receive my shit. Here Nick receive my shit.
Did you ever ride for Burton? I feel like you had to have seeing as there were like two companies when you started.
I never rode for Burton, ever. It was a fan boy festival from the start on the east. All my pals did. I wanted to be different, so I rode for Funky.
Have you seen this reaction out of Burton (the company) before?
Maybe, I don’t know. It always seems like the most insecure people in life are the ones to fucking lose their minds when someone talks shit or says something less than flattering about them. It’s not Burton, they just have employees that are really into the scene there, and good for them. Although I have seen these same employees talking mad shit on the once all powerful god when they get tossed sideways and learn they will never get Jake’s job. Burton is a company, not a fucking lifestyle choice people!!!! Jesus, it’s a fucking sport, or semi sport, or frozen activity. We should all be offended that that judge on dancing with the stars is not giving Louie the love he deserves for his rhumba!
I’m seeing this as a good sign for Yobeat. If Burton is willing to get this mad and yell at us, and their employees are reading Brooke’s personal blog and leaving hate comments, that must mean people started reading the site.
What do you think about companies trying to trade us product for Ad space?
Get the lube. You’re like, pay me in fucking Oxycontin. The street value of that shit is at an all time high, ask Lindsay Lohan. I hear you. Offer me money. I’ll take it from any county. How much foreign currency do you think Jake Burton has in that drawer where all the foreign coins go?
At least the pro-forms we get offered aren’t for Ad space.
(Laughs) Fucking pro form! That’s when people don’t really want to give you anything, “Oh brah I can give you pro form.” more like, “Fuck man I don’t really want this dude on our shit, I’ll give him the option to buy, that will shoo him away.” Is this whole thing on the record? It should be.
You’re a bad man.
You know, if you weren’t so handsome I bet your life would have been a lot different.
Rougeishly handsome, like Han Solo, oh god, this is fucked.
People just assume you’re good for business because you turn on the charm and look good. What if they knew you dream of dildo pits all day.
(Laughs) I Dream of Dildo Pits the new autobiography. Life in the cockpit with Dick Touchington. Throw this up first and really whip the hornets into a frenzy. Throw this convo’ onto the site now, it’s our only hope.
For further on this ridiculous situation go here and here.