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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Reddit: AMA Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista is doing an AMA on Reddit.

Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: March 06, 2013 at 03:36 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Eric Ferguson Posted: March 06, 2013 at 05:49 PM (#4382372)
Jose Bautista is doing an AMA on Reddit.

I don't know what that means ... so I'm going to take it as disrespect.
   2. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 06, 2013 at 05:55 PM (#4382378)
ask me anything
   3. Eric Ferguson Posted: March 06, 2013 at 06:02 PM (#4382383)
What's an AMA?
   4. ...and Toronto selects: Troy Tulowitzki Posted: March 06, 2013 at 06:09 PM (#4382386)
AMA = "ask me anything"
   5. Heinie Mantush (Krusty) Posted: March 06, 2013 at 06:29 PM (#4382402)
@Eric: there's a great smark board (not quite RSPWFAQ, but much more activity) on Reddit, too:
   6. Darren Posted: March 06, 2013 at 07:33 PM (#4382430)
there's a great smark board (not quite RSPWFAQ, but much more activity)

Oh good, that clears all that up.
   7. Austin Posted: March 06, 2013 at 11:49 PM (#4382587)
This seems like a bad idea. Isn't he just going to get asked "Did you take steroids?" over and over again?
   8. SoSH U at work Posted: March 06, 2013 at 11:53 PM (#4382590)
My first question was what Jose Bautista has to do with the American Medical Association.

   9. I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape Posted: March 07, 2013 at 12:11 AM (#4382608)
Ah crap, I briefly scanned the front page before submitting this exact thing. Darn my illiteracy.
   10. Der-K: downgraded to lurker Posted: March 07, 2013 at 12:38 AM (#4382620)
Wait, shouldn't you have noted that a post earlier?
   11. Eric Ferguson Posted: March 07, 2013 at 09:31 AM (#4382714)
@Heinie: I still think a Wrestling Think Factory (WTF) is a hand-over-fist money-maker.
   12. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: March 07, 2013 at 10:03 AM (#4382738)
I don't hang out on Reddit, but I do read AMAs if they look interesting. Ken Jennings did one and it was terrific. Neil deGrasse Tyson did one and it was also awesome. Louis CK has done a few. Some of them are like, "I've worked at McDonald's for 6 years so AMA" and you get some insight in that sort of world you may not otherwise get.

I think it's always cool when noteworthy people open the floor to the public for questions in this way. Joey Bats doesn't say much of interest, but it's great he's making himself accessible to fans.
   13. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: March 07, 2013 at 10:09 AM (#4382746)
Actually this bit is funny:

Question: Would you rather fight 100 Jon Rauch-sized ducks, or 1 horse-sized David Eckstein?

JoeyBats_19: The Eckstein-sized horse...but shouldn't the question be 100 Eckstein sized hoses or 1 Rauch sized duck?

Did this joke originate here?
   14. Morty Causa Posted: March 07, 2013 at 10:18 AM (#4382755)
If you could impress one thing on young people today, what would it be?

That adults are not all they're cracked up to be. And most of them are wrong most of the time. This can be quite revelatory for a kid - often launching them on a personal quest of exploration, rather than of Q&A sessions with their parents.

Not to knock Tyson, whom I generally like and admire, but this sort of idealization of the child gives me stomach cramps. He can say this, but he should have added one other thing: And you (child) will become an adult and this will apply to you. And there are reasons that it works that way.

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