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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mixing It Up, Mormon Style: Tom Dickson of "Will It Blend" Fame

BYU Magazine recently published "Will It Blend?" by Charlene Renberg Winters, featuring the famous guru of blender mayhem, Tom Dickson, CEO of Blendtec in Orem, Utah, and a BYU alumnus. Millions have seen Tom in Youtube videos where he demonstrates what his powerful blenders can do to, say, cell phones, boards, tin cans, butane lighters, or other objects. Crazy, dangerous, and highly viral. Sweet! See WillItBlend.com for more. That's not meant to be a product endorsement. In fact, I'm horrified by the product - especially seeing what it did to an iPhone. NOOOO!


I understand someone has proposed putting an anti-LDS street preacher and me into a giant blender to what happens when apologists and antis mix it up. Makes my head spin just thinking about it. I prefer to shake things up virtually, here at Mormanity.org.

Well, I'm happy for Tom, and pleased to see how interesting LDS people sometimes turn up in the strangest places and make their mark on the world in such unexpected ways. Blend on, Tom!

9 comments:

Clark Goble said...

He's a really nice guy. He's stopped by the chocolate factory here quite a few times. He's been really encouraging and helpful.

Mormanity said...

Could you tell me more about the chocolate factory? You're producing luxury chocolates, aren't you?

I recently read about the neurochemistry of chocolate (http://is.gd/2oFSW - About.com) - even tweeted about it (@jefflindsay) and am surprised that it's still legal. But grateful.

damselindisdress said...

I met Tom years ago, long before any YouTube fame...and he's a super nice guy...full of energy and drive and enthusiasm.

bunker said...

Lets have a moment of silence for the iPhone.....and the golf club and the......

Anonymous said...

I work at blendtec. Every employee gets a free blender after 90 days. They're awesome machines -- lots of umph -- 3 horse power. And the commercial units have 5 hp!

Jack

jonhappiness said...

Hitting two birds with one stone! Commercial and Spiritual. It made me realize that secular things simply can't blend with highly spiritual things. Church standards couldn't or shouldn't fit in with the world's.

Jeff, aren't you checking your comments for spam? I think the previous comment (before mine) about escorts is simply inappropriate. Please be aware :)

Mormanity said...

I deleted the escort service message. Sorry - I thought it was something to do with a new approach to home or visiting teaching. Oops.

Tianna said...

That was quite the entertaining post! Blend an IPhone....wow! I would have never thought.

Nathan Coffey said...

But will an iPad blend?

Tom finds out: http://asoftanswer.com/2010/04/05/a-grievous-misdeed-in-orem-this-weekend/