Wednesday #Haterade: Why I “Hate” @tylerstanton

randomlychad  —  October 12, 2011 — 16 Comments


So a few weeks ago, I asked via Twitter who I should “hate.” The answer was swift, and universal: Tyler Stanton. And by “universal” I mean that one person, Rob Shepherd, replied. Therefore, as duly nominated, and elected, by a majority of one (don’t worry, Rob, your time is coming), I hereby bring you my stinging ire. My flaming flagon of Haterade for Tyler Stanton!

Why do I “hate” Tyler? Let me count the ways:

1) Dude is not down with Donald Miller. What do I mean? Look no further than Don Miller Isn’t to see just what. (It’s ok–go watch the video, and then come back; I’ll wait). You see what I mean? How could anybody not like Donald Miller? (I mean I could rest my case right here, right?)

But you know I won’t!

2) Tyler had the chutzpah to make Hoyt Axton’s inventions (well, at least one of them) from the movie, Gremlins, a reality. By this, do I mean the “Bathroom Buddy? Yes, yes I do. Only it’s perhaps not quite as Mr. Axton envisioned–it’s a book. That you you read in the bathroom. While discharging your doodies! It’s called Everyday Absurdities, and can be picked up in most of the same places that stock that other stuff (toilet paper) that’s made from dead trees is found.

3) Tyler, along with his cohort in crime, Tripp Crosby–who invented Bing, by the way—is perhaps one of the funniest people alive. So much so that there’s hardly any funny left for the rest of us! It’s downright frustrating! For just what I mean, see here:

Tripp & Tyler “Listen, Listen” to Andy Stanley

See what I mean? That was genius! Where do they get these ideas? I “hate” that I didn’t come up with it first!

4) Don’t tell his wife, Amy, but Tyler just had a baby last week–during Catalyst! How he pulled that off I’ll never know. But he’s such a pro: he dropped that baby like a boss, and as they are wont to do at Catalyst, gave that kid a football toss. To Brad Lomenick–who I hear is the baby’s godfather.

(Ok, not really–that last paragraph is entirely hyperbolic, and in no way reflects reality. But it sure was fun to write! Congrats Tyler, Amy, and baby Stanton!)

Anyway, cats and kids, that’s all the time I have for this week. I’ve given my reasons, stated my case; now you tell me: why do you “hate” Tyler Stanton?

I’m waiting. Fill up the comments.

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  • Tyler Stanton has my same hair line minus the bald spot in the back. That's not fair. He also is way too kind. He actually replies to a lot of tweets and leaves comments on blogs dedicated to him. I know. I've dedicated two and he commented on both. He's the man!

    • Indeed he is! Which is why, though I only know of him (he did reply to one of my tweets), today's post exists. That, and you inspired me!You have a bald spot? I'm sorry. 😉

  • I hate those sunglasses he wears, because I used to think he was comfortably older and more successful than me, until I learned he was a punk kid.

    • They are rather large, aren't they? I bet, despite his youth, he sups at 4:00 in the afternoon.

  • He smells like turkey sandwiches!!!

    • Really? You mean like "Tyler Stanton smells like the average American post-Thanksgiving nosh?" I'll work that into the update.

  • Rob definitely needs to be hated on

    • Hate not, Larry--lest ye be hated! Oh, wait--I already hated you. Guess imma need you to drop some hate bombs on Rob fo me then. Drop em like a boss, Larry, show me what you got.

  • so hateful, so pure, so sensual.

    • Hey, Tyler T! What's shaking? You're next, baby! 😉

  • I hate him because he makes a living doing what he loves. The nerve!!!

    • I know, right? Galling! 😉

  • tripp crosby

    Tyler is a rich greedy idiot.

    • And he made you use that ridiculous iPhone case, too. 😉

  • I don't know his well enough yet to hate him, but will take your word for it.

    Thanks so much for the tip!

    • You're very welcome! Watch out for that Tyler! 😉