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‘How Well Do You Know Ryan O’Bryan’ Answer Revealed

Why yes, those legs do go all the way up. (Courtesy, 106-1 KISS-FM)

Yesterday, just for fun, I posted a poll that contained three statements about me to see how well you knew me and to maybe learn something about me that you didn’t already know. Two of these statements were true, the other being completely made up. Your job was to figure out which one was the lie. Now it’s time to see if you were right.

I’ll be honest, I was trying to think of a way to draw this out all Ryan-Seacrest-American-Idol style but it hit me that you could just bypass all this crap by scrolling the little wheel on your mouse to see the answer. And yes, I’m quite aware that you’ve already done that and aren’t even reading this part. Which means you aren’t going to read this line where I admit to sleeping in a hat made from aluminum foil so the government can’t read my thoughts while I sleep.

If you did stick through the previous paragraph then you fell for one of the classic blunders (outside of this one of course), and allowed me to postpone the big reveal by acting like I was never going to do it in the first place. As a matter of fact, I’m still doing it now with every word I type that doesn’t give you the answer! HA! HA! HA! I AM TOTALLY MELTING YOUR MIND RIGHT NOW!!

Ahhhhh, seriously though, let’s get to it. To find out which of the statements is false, click here.

BOOM! I DID IT AGAIN! If you didn’t click that link go ahead and do it now just to get it out of your system. You know you want to………Alright, now that you’re back let’s get on with it.

My Favorite type of music is heavy metal - TRUE

Fire makes everything rock harder. (Courtesy, Facebook)

21% of you thought this was the lie. 21% of you were wrong.

I like nearly all types of music with the exception of country, but my first choice is always rock music and specifically heavy metal. I’ve always been surrounded by it in some way. My dad is a huge Elvis Presley fan and let’s be honest, Elvis is credited for practically inventing rock ‘n’ roll. I grew up listening to our sister station (and the first station I was paid to work for), 103GBF and I have an uncle that I’m close with that is a classic rock fan so I was exposed to bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and AC/DC. That evolved over time to bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Pantera, and Slayer thanks to my best friend’s older brother who would blast those bands and others in his truck as he took us home from Boy Scout meetings.

I remember one of the first times they played a Metallica song for me. They popped the cassette tape  into the deck (this was the late ’80′s – early ’90′s after all) and cranked the volume to a near deafening level. It should be noted that my buddy’s brother was very proud of the sound system in his Chevy S-10. Big subwoofers behind the seat, an amplifier under it, top-notch speakers in the doors, the whole nine yards. Honestly, the system was probably worth more than the truck itself. When the guitars and drums kicked in you literally felt it. It beat against your chest, your butt vibrated with every strum of the bass guitar, it…was…loud. We weren’t listening to the music, we were experiencing it. As the “singing” began I turned to my buddy and screamed, “I can’t understand what he’s saying!” His reply, “You’re not supposed to!” Awesome.

He was exactly right. Not to take anything away from the bands who put pen to paper, there are hundreds and thousands of songs out there that have great lyrics, but what draws me in is the rawness of it. When done correctly, it can be a beautiful thing in its own special way. The groove of the guitars blending with the thump of the drums capped off with a guy (or girl) just putting it all out there with a scream or a growl from the gut.

I’m sure someone who specializes in the human psyche would argue that it taps in to some sort of angst hidden in deep in the recesses of my mind and maybe that’s true, but that’s not why I enjoy it. I enjoy it because it just rocks. To me, it’s that simple.

I served as Mater Dei’s mascot, Willy the Wildcat at football and basketball games my senior year – TRUE

Outfit doubles as a sauna. (Courtesy, Facebook)

28% thought this was the lie.

I’ve always enjoyed entertaining other people. Not surprisingly, my conduct grades in elementary school were not anything to write home about considering I was more focused on making my classmates laugh over learning what was being taught. To this day, any meeting I’m involved in lasts about twice as long as it should because I have a knack for turning anything into a joke.

The feeling I get from making one person or a hundred people laugh is euphoric. While I wasn’t able to talk much while “in character”, the ability the costume gave me to make people cheer or coax them into doing the wave provides a rush like no other. Again, I’m sure there some kind of hidden “power-trip” mechanism in my head or an obsessive desire to be accepted that drives my desire, but whatever. I do it because it’s fun.

Slightly gross side story, standing on the track of the Reitz Bowl in late August for three or more hours produces a ridiculous amount of sweat. There were times where it felt like I was literally peeling the outfit off my body. Moving on…

My favorite fruit is pineapple – LIE

This makes me slightly nauseous. (Courtesy flickr, CIAT International Center for Tropical Agriculture)

You’ve probably already figured this out since it’s the only statement of the three that I haven’t covered yet. 50% of you correctly picked this statement as the lie.

I don’t think I can exactly explain why, but there’s just something about the flavor causes my taste buds to revolt. I prefer my fruit to have tartness or sourness to it. Oranges, Granny Smith Apples, grapes, various berry’s are my preferred fruits of choice. My disdain for this porcupine of the fruit world extends to anything that’s even come into contact with the fruit or it’s juice. I won’t order anything off a menu that’s starts with the word “Hawaiian”.

I mean look at it. It’s an ugly fruit that practically gives off a don’t-touch-me-vibe with it’s prickly, thorn like skin.  ”But it’s what’s on the inside that counts,” you may say. To which I’ll reply, “Well I think they both suck.”

So there you have it, two truths and one lie about me. Hopefully you learned a little something today or at least obtained a better understanding behind  a couple of things about me that you apparently already knew. I had fun with this so don’t be surprised if we do it again somewhere down the line.

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