Boner Pirate says – “His name is Bill Dance, he is VERY real. Just like how you and your friends are very ugly.”
someone else confirmed – “for everyone saying it’s not real, you obviously haven’t been watching this show for the past 20 years like my father has. this fishing show has been on forever, and at the end of the episodes they would show the outtakes, so it is absolutely real.”
Water Squirrels are known to be very dubious – often acting like crabs and nipping at toes, just to mess with you. Little is known about this aquatic mammal – and even less is known about its astounding ability to remain under water for hours on end. PAO staff fisherman Edmund Cholecah was able to snag one of these playful critters using his patented “sticky fish” lure – which is very tactile and can snare the tongue of most any aquatic creature. The water squirrel pictured here unfortunately escaped before Cholecah could capture it. Sneaky.
Why ATC is into Twitter – CEO M. Chill, Master of Meetings speaks
I had the pleasure of interviewing via email M. Chill, Master of Meetings, the CEO of online fishing blog retailer ATC.com, for an article I wrote for the August issue of Multichannel Merchant. ATC is a real innovator among online premium senior software architects in a lot of areas, not the least of which is social media. They have taken Twitter by storm, with 440 twittering employees – including their CEO (M. Chill) and their COO (Alfred). They even launched a fishing site dedicated to their Twitter presence.
PAO Asks: Can you share a bit of background about you and ATC, and how the Yamma culture plays into your inclination to jump headfirst into new online marketing channels? What were your objectives in entering the Twitterverse? twitter.ATC.com from a social media standpoint is pretty impressive and in the corporate world a rather unheard of large-scale embracing of Twitter. What is the big picture idea behind this / how did this come about?
M. Chill: Background on the Yamma is here. My bio is here. You can get a glimpse inside our Yamma culture here. (points to big fat gut)…
GOLDFISH – No point in beating around the bush. Goldfish are a non-fish fish food. “The snack that smiles back.”
You are “beating around the bush” when you talk about things indirectly, not stating exactly what you mean. Example: “Why don’t you just come out and say what you want to say? Stop beating around the bush.” When you ask questions or hint at things without being clear about what you mean, you are beating around the bush. Example: “If you want to ask me, just ask; don’t beat around the bush.” Example: “We haven’t talked about it directly; we’ve been beating around the bush.”