Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dirty Old Man


I made a quick appearance on the news Friday night. Earlier in the day I had been walking down Main Street when John Hollenhorst stopped me and asked me what I thought about Sarah [Palin]. I knew that the only way to make the final cut was to come up with something quotable so I did my best.

To be honest, I find the following clips a little embarrassing. I look like a nut, I'm making all these funny faces and I just called John McCain a dirty old man on Utah television (Which he is, by the way). The first clip is of the 4 PM newscast (did you know they show the news at 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:00 and 6:30? That seems a little much if you ask me). The second clip is from the 10:00 PM news. My part is a little shorter and makes me look like an angry disenfranchised American (aren't we all?).

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In addition to making the TV news, I was quoted in two separate web stories on ksl.com as well. See Poll: Utahns think Palin will help McCain and Utahns react to McCain's choice for VP. Now forever more, if you were to wonder what I think of John McCain, just google McCain Tyler Squire and the first link will spill the beans.

This isn't the first time I've been interviewed by ksl either. A couple of days after the Virginia Tech shootings ksl was up on campus interviewing students for their reactions. I thought I had posted a video of it here on the blog, but I can't seem to find it. So, here are two more videos of my escapades in the news (the first one is around 2 1/2 minutes long and you'll have to look a little more closely to see my part in the second one):

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My most memorable quote comes from an article in the Sacramento Bee in March 2007. We were there for the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. I just happened to mention to the reporter that we had a tendency to overeat and clog toilets on these trips... (I blogged about it here, if you can stomach reading about it).

You've got to come up with something quotable if you want to make the final cut.

10 comments:

Rachelle said...

Your crackin me up. It was funny that I turned on the TV at the exact time you were on there, the first thing I heard you say was "Dirty old man." I thought it was hilarious!

alisquire said...

No need to be embarrassed of saying what other people don't have the guts to say. If it's true, it's true!

Amanda said...

Ben and I cracked up! That's hilarious that you're so popular with the media.

David and Amy Choules said...

Oh, the Lurp has struck again! How do you always manage to come up with such deep and inspiring thoughts on the fly like that?! It's great that you always speak what's on your mind!

Becky said...

Very nice, Tyler! I'm impressed you had the guts to say that on live TV!

Trever & Heather said...

Wow- you're famous. The only time I ever got on the news was when I ran a 10k, and it showed my standings as second to LAST in my age group... not entirely flattering. Especially when you consider that the person in last place probably had some sort of horrible medical condition...

My point: Be grateful that at least these clips make you look physically fit enough to stay up to date on the news and still be able to down 3 burgers and 10 hot dogs in a single day.

Vivian said...

I was in the choir that sang for the Virginia Tech thing. But being frail and pregnant I was on the far right of the screen so I could sit if needed and the camera didn't make it to me. I was so close!!

Cory said...

Tyler, you're my hero! If I would have been asked that same question, I would have just answered what I thought. But you were smart enough to make it stick on the news! Plus, I probably would have been embarassed to have my Mom hear me say "dirty old man" on television :)

"All you need is love" said...

I loved it then, still do. It was so you (from what I remember of you..in the day.) I don't read this blog as much as your book one, so I don't know if you mentioned why you thought he was a "dirty old man", but I would be interested to hear. I enjoy your thoughts. Once a lurp, always a lurp.

T.Irwin said...

LOL! I LOVE your facial expressions! It was funny to watch...thanks for sharing because I missed it.