Local Internet fame can be tricky. To be kind, Kansas City is a niche market and even most newsies at big media outlets are looking to move up and out. Meanwhile, the local Internet scene is marked mostly by entrepreneurs hoping to spin content, links, photos, calenders and all variety of schemes into gold.
Ryan is a 61 year-old dude from Independence, Missouri with a penchant for strippers. In fact, he has recently expanded the content on his youtube channel to include more eclectic content. Back in the day he used to include nothing but stripper interviews like this up close and personal look at stripper/porn star Shyla Stylez at a recent visit to Bazooka’s.
Now the guy is doing pretty run-of-the-mill stuff like features @ Planet Comicon.
And all of this is just a reminder to dear readers that even the local Internets is bigger than anybody can possibly imagine and very often mainstream media dictates our perspective about what’s online. Really professional Vloggers like Ramsey Mohsen get a lot more play on local TV and in the news (Ink counts, right?) because he’s a really nice, young and enthusiastic dude whereas I contend that Rick Ryan speaks to ethos of the local Internet just a bit more closely.