TLC's My Strange Addiction in Lawrence KS

"Life here in Lawrence is very boring." - Tuna Tyler

I was not privy to the fact that TLC planned to shoot an episode of their strange addictions series right here in Lawrence. It's always a fascinating experience when high-caliber TV productions choose our locality for their storytelling. There's a certain thrill in recognizing familiar places on a nationally broadcast show. However, as I've aged, this excitement has somewhat faded, particularly with the significant decrease in content creation barriers over the past few decades.

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"I don't believe in boring places, only boring people."

Bryan Reynolds

Lawrence Kansas is a Fun Place

In response to Tuna Tyler's recent comments about Lawrence, Kansas being boring, I must respectfully disagree. As someone who finds immense enjoyment in this town, I was initially taken aback by his viewpoint. I'll admit, his words stirred a few questions in my mind. Could I be missing something? Is there something inherently dull about my beloved town that I've been blissfully oblivious to?

But then I remembered - fun isn't a geographical location. It's not a specific place on a map, or a particular town or city. Fun is an attitude. It's how you perceive your surroundings, how you engage with the people and places around you, and how you choose to spend your time.

Lawrence, with its vibrant arts scene, bustling downtown, and national sports, offers plenty of opportunities for those with an open mind and adventurous spirit. From the lively music festivals to the local farmers markets, from the historic walking tours to the eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, there's always something to do and see here.

Sure, it might not have the glitz and glamour of bigger cities, but its charm lies in its unique blend of small-town feel and cultural diversity. Its community is warm, welcoming, and full of life, making every day in Lawrence anything but boring.

So, while I respect Tuna Tyler's opinion, I humbly beg to differ. Lawrence, Kansas, like any other place, can be as fun and exciting as you make it. After all, fun is not a place, it's an attitude. And my attitude towards Lawrence? It's nothing short of love and excitement.

Is Eating a Lot Tuna Considered an Addiction?

Tyler says he eats a staggering three cans of tuna daily. If you're doing the maths, that's 21 cans a week, or around 1,092 cans a year.

But Tyler's peculiar love for tuna doesn't stop at just eating it. He's also shown on camera savouring the tuna water straight from the can.

Now, we've all got our quirks and idiosyncrasies, but does this really qualify as strange? Or is it simply an unorthodox culinary preference, albeit taken to an extreme level?

I drink 3 Razz-Cranberry La Croix sparkling waters everyday day. Maybe I am addicted to that. But I can't imagine anyone watching that on TV.


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Bryan Reynolds


Bryan Reynolds is a proud 20+ year resident of Lawrence, Kansas and an alumnus of the University of Kansas where he earned both a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. His insightful and engaging blogs have resonated with readers far and wide, garnering more than 500,000 views to date across all his work.

Although Bryan doesn't identify as a journalist, he's an obsessive observer who loves to share his thoughts and reactions about life in Lawrence on his blog. An avid Mass. Street enjoyer, Bryan brings a local's perspective to his writing. Bryan's passion for his hometown shines through in every post, making his website a must-read for anyone interested in the pulse of Lawrence.


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