A Humble Return to Ranting

Happy New Year, and welcome back to another exciting edition of Ryan’s Rants. While I’m not big on resolutions, I did vow that I would pick up the pen/keyboard again and get back to writing.

For the new year, I thought we would go back in time…to a long time ago in a galaxy far far away…(or about 20 years ago when I was a junior at SIU). I had dreams of being the next Dan Patrick or maybe even Bob Costas!!! SIU’s broadcast journalism department created two nightly news programs, one was a live at 5:30pm and the other was a 5 minute recorded recap of the news that aired at midnight on the local PBS affiliate. So you get to practice with the recap and then work your way up to the live broadcast.

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Aweeeee look at the young innocent me…having no clue what I’m doing….but what amazing hair!!! I think that was stylized with some LA Looks Hairgel. And to answer the question, yes those are my real eyelashes…

But wouldn’t it be great if there was video? Well thanks to an old VHS tape that was locked away and the help of Jeff Threewitt you can now enjoy my smirking, not knowing which camera to look at snorting, and various facial tics self!