Tweet Your Face Off With Shay Williams

By personal request, we brought in @Shay_Will, photo editor for @Freeskier magazine, to Tweet His Face Off #TYFO with us this week. In what seemed like a therapy session at times, Shay got to dish on his coworker pet peeves, his violent tendencies, Pam Beasley, and why he’s sick of Brad Pitt and George Clooney blowing up his cell. Keep reading to learn more about this tan man who was brave enough to admit his serious love for the somewhat questionable movie, Face/Off.

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Joining us in a matter of minutes will be @Shay_Will of @Freeskier for today’s TYFO interview. Keep sending in those questions!

 

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Okay you asked for it! Time to dive in! RT @Shay_Will I’m ready to go. Let’s do this! I’m all comfy on the couch and everything.

 

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Q: You know this is coming…… On a scale of 1-10, how awesome is the movie Face-Off?

Shay Williams
A: Face off rules. Travolta-Cage thriller is 1 of the greatest scripts of all time. I think Shakespeare ghost wrote the script.

 

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Q: What was your “big break” that led you to @Freeskier?

Shay Williams
A: My big break was @harvitronix (matt harvey) who gave me a chance as a budding photo/writer. I owe a lot to him & @peterolenick

 

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Q: from @kirsteneliassen: what’s your favorite hotdog topping?

Shay Williams
A: My favorite hot dog topping is Relish. It’s so damn tasty on a hot dog at any sporting event. Relish is a must

 

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Q: What song do you use to pump you up while editing a column?

Shay Williams
A: It depends. For web stuff, mellow like Andrew Bird or Arcade Fire. For Print articles, its gangster beats like The Game or Dre

 

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Q: from @skiingrogge: Is @Shay_Will actually tan or does he just play a tan person in the magazines?

Shay Williams
A: I’m tan thanks to the mother-country South Korea. But I’m not as tan as @JossiWells but more tan than @byronjwells

 

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Q: Who from @Freeskier would you least want to share a cubicle with?

Shay Williams
A: @Harvitronix smells, @Ozskier is loud & @NicoleBirkhold sings too much. I’ll go with @NicoleBirkhold, she sings too much feist

 

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@Shay_Will (We are all fascinated by curling, but…) Q from @Preppin: when do you think freeski events will be a part of the Olympics?

Shay Williams
A: I think in 2014. IOC and FIS see it’s legit and organizationally things are being done to get the sport ready for Sochi

 

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Q: from @RafSelvas: which events do you recommmend I enter in order to get on the [Dew] Tour?

Shay Williams
A: Open events, like Aspen Open and Euro Open. Try and get to @thedewtour qualifier in Dec too. Austrian Open as well.

 

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Q: from @thedewtour: We had a different slopestyle winner at each stop. Who does the crystal ball say is on the podium next year?

Shay Williams
A: That’s a long way away but I’d go w/ Andreas Håtveit, @BobbyBrown9202, @JossiWells . @TJSchiller & @Twallisch. Those R the guys

 

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Q: from @Dmills3: What is better 35mm, Digital Camera, or iPhone camera?

Shay Williams
A: They’re all good. 35mm film is a hassle though. iPhone or any digi is good because any camera is better than no camera.

 

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Q: from @G_Wright: Do you get tired of traveling so much or is the road your home?

Shay Williams
A: “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” -St. Augustine. Traveling never, ever gets old.

 

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Q: from @Ozskier: What’s your 2nd favorite clothing/apparel brand? We all know that Oakley is numero uno.

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re: Who would you least want to share a cubicle with? RT @Ozskier: Hey, I’m paid to be loud!

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Q: …Bueller? …Anyone?

Shay Williams
A: Hmm, not sure what that means, but I love Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Matthew Broderick was a tan pimp in the 80s.

 

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And we’re back! …. @Shay_Will Q from @Ozskier: What’s your 2nd favorite clothing/apparel brand? We all know that Oakley is numero uno.

 

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Q: from @nabbott: Silverton @nike6 boys want to know what is @Shay_Will‘s favorite dish at Panda?

Shay Williams
A: For sure Double Orange Chicken at Panda Express. Is that even a question?

 

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(Ed. note: Sorry for the odd time-jumping…. Just think of it like being on the island from LOST!)

 

Shay Williams
A (to @Ozskier): Of course @Oakley is 1, but I really like Orage & @ArmadaSkis outerwear too. Spyder has made big strides lately

 

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Q: from our own @kttrots: Why are you so violent when you’re drunk?

Shay Williams
A: Probably because certain drinking partners deserve to get stabbed with forks from time to time. Colleen [SNARF]= prime example

 

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Q: from @chrislynn: what are your favorite types of photos? Powder Shots, Trick Shots, Candids of the Skiers…

Shay Williams
A: I like all kinds of shots, but especially I love lifestyle shots (@nabbott shots). Lifestyle is my photo background.

 

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Q: from @Goodlife_inc: is it true that you have a cover shot setting on your camera?

Shay Williams
A: It’s true. I bought the camera from @Nabbott so it obviously came w/ a cover button. You can’t use it a lot though

 

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Lots of questions for @Shay_Will today… Only time for one more though!

 

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Q: from @skiingrogge: Who did you pick to win the Super Bowl and are you joining @twallisch and I for dinner at Dumont Cup?

Shay Williams
A: I sided with @twallisch but the beauty is I’m going to be eating on whoever is paying. See you for dinner in maine.

 

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RT @JossiWells : Yo @Shay_Will jealous much? http://yfrog.com/37ahnvj (Ed. note: I know I’m pretty jealous right about now!)

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@Shay_Will Thanks for joining us today! It takes a lot of endurance to Tweet Your Face Off here- I hope @JossiWells has some Sprite for you!

 

Shay Williams
Yo @JossiWells I’m super super jealous. Its better than my spot. http://mypict.me/3Vig6

 

Shay Williams
Thanks to @AlliSports and all who asked questions, it was fun. Shout out to my girls at @AlliSports @EllieCulp @Kttrot & @NicColeBear.

 

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Lots of good questions & since I couldn’t work them all in, I’ll DM those whose Q’s didn’t make it and will send you something. Seems fair.

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Uh-oh… Looks like we have TYFO overtime. Tune back in! RT @Shay_Will keep sending them, I’ve got all day before I have to go the airport

 

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Q: from @JerseyMichael & @aaronyoung01: Do you wear the Asian fit goggles? Is there a difference in the construction?

Shay Williams
A: I don’t wear asian fit b/c @oakley is always out of them when I ask. Only difference is it fits smart people more comfortably.

 

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Q: from @ariellerosie: Who would you want to play you in the movie about your life?

Shay Williams
A: Probably that tan pimp asian in ABC’s Lost. Brad Pitt & George Clooney are always calling me about the role too.

 

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Q: from @Yessplease: who’s your favorite girl in the office?

Shay Williams
A: From the @Freeskier Office would be Jess Werner (DM for her number, guys). From NBC’s The Office: Pam Beasley.

 

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Just delivered from @JossiWells to me for my @AlliSports TYFO overtime session. Thanks bro. http://mypict.me/3ViVK

 

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Q: from @skyhawks88: what is your dream car that you always wanted? [Last one of overtime… Updates from Vancouver upcoming!]

Shay Williams
A: I don’t drive much, but I suppose a nice phantom with a driver would suit me nicely. I’m more of an airplane guy.

 

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That concludes overtime, folks! @Shay_Will is trying to kill time though, so you can try sending q’s direct to him. Olympic updates up next.