11 February 2009

Consider Viewing Survivor Tonight

**UPDATE included**

Did anyone else realize Survivor is on Season 18? How is it that I've never seen a single episode? My 18-season streak is coming to an end tonight though. Not only does it take place in Brasil, but more importantly, our friend Tyson Apostol is a contestant. So if you can give up your Kath&Kim, The Office, or 30 Rock, head on over to CBS to take in a little bit of Tocantins. I know that's where I'll be tonight (and possibly other Thursday nights, depending on what holds out longer--Tyson or my attention span).

*Warning: given that 1) it is reality TV and 2) it is Tyson, there is a reasonable chance you may be offended.

**UPDATE: No chance about it...you will be offended**

Below is the CBS bio as well as his promotional video.

Witty, charming and arrogant is how Tyson Apostol describes himself. This former pro-cyclist and swimmer believes that his natural athleticism, combined with his “life of the party” personality, will get him far in he game. His favorite movie is “The Jerk” and that’s how some people just might describe him.

He compares his game strategy to that of some of the most entertaining castaways to ever play the game. Much like them, he is willing to do almost anything to win one million dollars, including implementing the use of lies and deceit to feed off the “emotional weakness” of the other castaways. A Brigham Young University drop-out, he is actually very well traveled and skilled in street smarts, previously spending two years in the Philippines as a Mormon missionary, in addition to six years as a cyclist in Switzerland, Belgium and Austria.

In many ways Tyson can be brash, egotistical and unapologetic but, oddly enough, he has no tolerance for “know-it-alls” or individuals who lack common courtesy. In addition to, as he describes it, “looking awesome,” his favorite hobbies are exercising and sunbathing. If he becomes the next sole SURVIVOR, he plans to use all of the money for selfish purposes, starting with “the most smoking motorcycle around.”

Tyson currently resides in Heber City, Utah and his birthday is June 17.


Blarney Girl said...

You say "our friend Tyson". Are you saying you personally know this guy? It'll be interesting to see how he does. A few seasons ago there was a Mormon girl who was one of the final 2. Her one item she brought with her was her BoM. Thought that was pretty cool.

Jason and Lissa said...

How funny. You know him? I actually read an article about him being on Survivor the other day and I thought, "He doesn't sound like what I want people to think of when they think "Mormon." I hope he loses." But I guess that's because I can't stand arrogant people. Self-confidence is one thing. I'm cool with that. But arrogance is another thing entirely.

Jennifer said...

Yep, we sure do. Old karaoke friend from college.