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Iam the owner of the missile silo featured on the front page and r/osha AMA!


My name is GT Hill and I own a Titan II Nuclear Missile Silo. We have a YouTube channel that documents the project. A short video clip was featured on r/osha and thought it would be a good opportunity to do another AMA.

See channel description on YouTube channel www.dwbs.video

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I am Brennen Smith, Lead Systems Engineer at Speedtest by Ookla, and I know how to make the internet faster. AMA!

Edit: Brennen's Reddit ID is /u/ookla-brennentsmith.

This r/IAmA is now CLOSED.

The 4pm EST hour has struck and I need to shut this bad boy down and get back to wrangling servers. It's been a ton of fun and I will try and answer as many lingering questions as possible! Thanks for hanging out, Reddit!

Hello Interwebs!

I’m the Lead Systems Engineer at Speedtest by Ookla and my team is responsible for the infrastructure that runs Speedtest.net. Our testing network has over 6000 servers in over 200 countries and regions, which means I spend a lot of my time thinking about how to make internet more efficient everywhere around the globe. I recently wrote this article about how I set up my own home network to make my internet upload and download speeds as fast as possible - a lot of people followed up with questions/comments, so I figured why not take this to the big leagues and do an AMA.

Our website FAQs cover a lot of the common questions we tend to see, such as “Is this a good speed?” and “Why is my internet so slow?” I may refer you to that page during the AMA just to save time so we can really get into the weeds of the internet.

Here are some of my favorite topics to nerd out about:

  • Maximizing internet speeds
  • Running a website at scale
  • Server hardware design
  • Systems orchestration and automation
  • Information security
  • Ookla the cat

But please feel free to ask me anything about internet performance testing, Speedtest, etc.

Here’s my proof. Fire away!

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I am Dr. John Sever, vice chair of Rotary’s International PolioPlus Program and I’ve dedicated my life to eradicating polio. This year there have been just 6 cases of polio due to the wild polio virus - we are on the verge of making polio history. AMA!

On June 12, Rotary and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced an extension and increase of their financial commitment in an effort to eradicate polio worldwide once and for all. Additionally, 16 governments and several organizations have just pledged $1.2B to eradicate polio. Rotary has already contributed over 1.6 billion U.S. dollars and hundreds of thousands of hours of volunteer time to the eradication of polio. When we succeed in eradicating polio, it would become only the second disease to be eradicated by vaccines, the other being smallpox.

Personally, I have known Dr. Salk, creator of the inactivated polio vaccine, and Dr. Sabin, creator of the oral polio vaccine through my work at the National Institutes of Health. In 1979 the last case of endemic polio was reported in the U.S. I, along with Rotary International president, Clem Renouf, brought to Rotary the idea to make it our chief goal to eradicate polio worldwide. For the last 11 years, I have been carrying on the visions of Drs. Salk and Sabin as the vice-chairman of Rotary International’s PolioPlus program, which helps oversee Rotary’s polio vaccination efforts worldwide.


In 1916, polio was an epidemic in the United States with over 27,000 cases and 6,000 deaths. Following the availability of Dr. Salk’s inactivated vaccine in 1955 and Dr. Sabin’s oral polio vaccine in 1962, polio began to decline in developed countries where they were used. That decline began to accelerate as groups such as Rotary International began to champion the issue in the early 1980s.

Today, polio is nearly eradicated globally, as we’ve seen a 99.9% reduction – from an estimated 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 6 reported cases so far in 2017. Polio is virtually eradicated, but there is still so much more to do. If we don’t continue to vaccinate, we could see 200,000 new cases every year – giving polio an unprecedented resurgence.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/8b4euv7l1n4z.jpg

EDIT: Thanks very much for all of your questions today. I enjoyed the conversation. For more information, please visit:https://www.endpolio.org/

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I’m Bill Hudson, a reporter for WCCO-TV in Minneapolis. I was in the courtroom when the Officer Yanez was found not guilty of manslaughter after he shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop. AMA.

The shooting of Philando Castille gained national attention when the aftermath was streamed live on Facebook – promoting protests in the Twin Cities and across the county. After days of deliberations, the jury found the officer involved in the shooting not guilty on all counts. I’ve been a reporter with WCCO-TV since 1989, and covered this trial since it started. Ask me all of your questions about the trial, testimonies and verdict reactions. For background, here’s WCCO’s full story on the trial: http://cbsloc.al/2s3kz2f as well as a timeline from the shooting to the trial: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/06/14/timeline-philando-castile-jeronimo-yanez/

Update - Thank you everyone for your very thoughtful questions. Very engaging discussion and one I am sure will continue for a long time. I have to be honest and tell you this was among the most difficult trials I have covered in my career. Nobody feels good about the situation! Thank you all.

Proof: https://i.redd.it/e2uzg9ur5v4z.jpg

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I am Jeff Russo, Emmy-nominated composer of “Fargo,” and, most recently, FX’s Legion. I am also a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Tonic. AMA!

Hey reddit! Now that I’m working on Legion, I thought I’d return to answer some more of your questions.

My short bio: I started out my music career as a founding member of the Grammy-nominated rock band, Tonic. Now, I am also a Television and Film composer, scoring music for shows such as FX’s award-winning “Fargo” and fan-favorite “Legion,” HBO’s “The Night Of," CBS’ “American Gothic” and the recent video game release, “What Remains of Edith Finch.”

I am excited for my second AMA here. Starting at 12pm PT/3pm ET, I look forward to answering your questions about my music or anything else. Please follow me on Twitter and Facebook to keep updated about all of my projects.

My Proof: My tweet here!


EDIT: That's all the questions I have time for today. Thanks so much for joining me...I'll me back again soon.

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IamA High School drop out that had a million dollar bet with his parents that if I made a million before I'm 18. I did not have to go to college! I won! AMA!

Hello Reddit!

You may have seen me at the top of /r/technology the other day and I got a lot of messages telling me to do an IAMA about this article on CNBC so here I am!

So I made a bet with my parents that if I turned 18 and was a millionaire, my parents wouldn't force me to go to college. I’m proud to say I won that bet! Thanks to some clever investments, making money from projects, and as is the case with everyone who has any kind of success (or even failure) a little bit of luck.

Here’s the story of how it happened:

When I was 12 years old in May 2011, my older brother showed me this technology that I fell in love with and found fascinating. The technology was called Bitcoin.

At that stage in life I had a $1000 saved up, solely a gift from my Grandma to use for my scholarship fund. It did not go to my scholarship fund. I asked my brother to help me put it into Bitcoin at $12 because I knew it would be huge in someway. At that point I had about a 100 bitcoins.

I continued to do ‘day trading’ buying low and selling high over the coming years as well and reinvesting the money.

Fast forward to when I was 14 in high school I was not enjoying school. I was in a small town in Idaho living on a llama farm. So the quality of the school system, was let’s say, not the highest grade. I found the classes to be boring, valuable to some people, but at least for me boring and teaching me in a way that didn’t make sense to me. Lessons that did not seem applicable in my life.

My teachers would constantly criticize people in the classroom. Especially me.

One teacher told me to drop out and work at McDonald's because that was all I would amount to for the rest of my life.

Another would force us to read other student’s grades out to the rest of the class to shame them for failing.

Another roasted me (me in particular) for the full hour of class. No teaching. It was literally the “Roast of Erik Finman”. Which now seems kind of funny actually but still very bad to do.

I went to a summer program to prepare me for the next year and found the best teacher ever in my life that changed my life who was from the UK. I got an A+ in advanced physics when I got a C- in basic physics the previous year.

With that knowledge. Since I didn’t have access to good teachers in my small town in Idaho. I wanted to fix it. So I learned how to code and created an educational website that would allow you to connect with Tutors/Teachers/Mentors online over video chat to teach you any subject you wanted to learn. You could search for Spanish. And find someone to teach you from Ecuador. You could type in programming and you’d find a CS college student that is trying to pay tuition by doing this on the side. Or a retired expert who is a veteran in his field that just wants to impart his knowledge onto others.

It became very popular in the local community! I told my teachers about it, but they did not like it because it felt like competition. Maybe they thought they might have to do better?

At this point I was 15 and this got some initial traction and I was using it to teach myself.

I asked my parents to let me drop out of High School to focus on this because I was miserable in school.

They agreed and were supportive, but they made a bet with me that I can drop out of High School, but I have to go to college if I don’t make a million dollars by the age 18.

I agreed and I dropped out of High School to work on this. A little bit after I dropped out of High School, and I had traction with my project. Bitcoin was shooting up! It was going big! $800! $900! $1000!!!!

So I sold a lot of my Bitcoins which resulted in me gaining a $100,000.

I used that money to put into my business so I could hire more professional programmers and I moved to Silicon Valley.

I even caught the attention of Alexis Ohanian of Reddit because his book at the time Without Their Permission is what got me started. He helped me in many ways!

Fast forward to early 2015. Eventually I found a buyer for the companies code & technology in January 2015. The investor offered either $100,000 or 300 bitcoin, which had dropped in value at that time to a little more than $200 a coin. I took the lower cash value bitcoin deal because I believed it was the next big thing and an official buyout would’ve been very difficult for someone under 18 and it was good tax planning to use Bitcoin. Also continuing to do day trading on a daily basis.

I used some of that money in the coming years to travel the world. Going to London, Dubai, Australia, and more!

I used that to start a VR company using crowdfunding and that did well. I shipped all those out. It was incredible!

Now I’m doing a satellite as part of a NASA award which is launching in November out of New Zealand! I'll probably do another post about this soon because it's so cool.

Elon Musk has always been hero of mine. He's such a talented guy changing the world with Tesla and SpaceX. I'm a great admirer of his and respect him immensely. He's the closest we have yet to a real life Iron Man. But who knows maybe I'll beat him one day haha ;-) After all we stand on the shoulders of giants right? haha that's a big goal though and I say it as such.

It’s been a fantastic few years! I’ve used that money to learn how to do a business, invest, and learn about the world! I didn’t do investing all the time and I used that money to build things that I thought were important! I haven’t done everything perfectly, no one has! I’ve made some humbling mistakes, but had lots of exciting successes! I’ve really launched my career in exciting ways and have met mentors that help me and advise me along the whole way! Which I’m so thankful for!

I’ve learned so much outside the education system and have been so much happier. Although I’m unique, I’ve met many many people that weren’t satisfied and unhappy — ranging from students with the lowest and highest GPAs. My GPA was a 2.1 in school!

And I’m happy I’m not going to College! College wasn’t for me but it was the ‘life path’ you are supposed to go on and I did not want to go nor felt it would’ve helped me too much in life — especially the $250,000 in debt! Or $249,000 with my scholarship fund if I had not used it on Bitcoin and my projects ;-)

I really believe the education system needs to be reformed and I think technology is the way to do that. I think it’s wonderful how society allows you to be a ‘student’ so that you can learn for many years and that’s your full time job. The infrastructure would just ideally be much better so you could do that without being in sometimes a bad environment and crippling debt.

I can say today that I own 403 bitcoins which is currently valued at $1,092,678.08 with the price per Bitcoin being at $2,711.36 plus some other money invested in other things. Can’t have all your eggs in one basket! So I won the bet!

If you have any questions let me know! And if you want any advice on cryptocurrency or your own educational route, or anything else let me know!

Also on reddit! People have made Pepe memes of me! I feel like I've finally made it: http://imgur.com/gallery/06dWK

If you want to keep updated with everything I’m doing! Follow me on twitter!


Proof of the bet: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/erik-finman-botangle-after-100k-bitcoin-score-15-year-old-creates-startup/

Travel proof: http://imgur.com/a/kvlzR

Proof: I went through rigorous proof verification and fact checking with CNBC as you can see with this article. I keep my Bitcoin is super secure places spread out across multiple wallets across multiple machines. I'm so paranoid after all this media attention someone is going to steal it all! haha

Proof of growing up on the llama farm: http://imgur.com/gallery/6scF5 ---- ASK me about the time the llama came into my house!

Proof of the 100k initially made: http://mashable.com/2014/06/10/botangle/

Proof it's really me: http://imgur.com/a/zc3eu

Edit: Wow! Thanks for the gold guys!

Edit: Was on for the first few hours of the AMA and had a meeting to go to and I just came back now to see all these great questions! Questions I all have answers to! I will respond to them tomorrow as it's midnight here now.

Edit: That's it for me! A lot of great questions and a lot of great feedback.

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We are engineers from Zipline and today we made 17 lifesaving deliveries by drone in Rwanda. We fly through rain and wind to 8+ hospitals across the country. Ask us anything!

Day 2 and we're still live! Keep the questions coming!

We are Zipline , the world's first drone delivery service operating at national scale. A lot of folks claim to do crazy things, but we're a bit different because we really are doing crazy things.

We've been making real deliveries since last October. We've made several thousand flights in Rwanda, delivering real blood to real patients at eight different hospitals across the country. We've built have an awesome team running flights seven days a week, well into the night. Just today, we made 17 blood deliveries, including one delivery to each of the 8 hospitals we serve!

Our engineering and business team here in the U.S. is located on a cattle ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean where we also do all of our test flights.

We take a pretty different approach than most companies when it comes to tackling seemingly-impossible problems. We're here today because we think we're working on something pretty special and not that many people know about it.

Joining us today, I've peeled away some folks to answer all of your questions.

  • Abdoul (AbdoulSalam) leads our Distribution Center in Rwanda. He's a hacker, tinkerer, and work-horse. One of the smartest Rwandans you've ever met! (It's also the middle of the night for Abdoul right now - thanks for staying up!)
  • Alain (zipline_alain) is a fellow Redditor and software engineer. He's built an ordering system that is simpler than checking out on most sites, yet works over WhatsApp, phone, or web when the Internet decides to work.
  • Jeremy (jdschw) designs our automated air traffic control. He enables fleets of our Zips to fly together, safely.
  • Ciara (zipline_ciara) runs recruiting, has the sweetest pitbull (Sarge!), and will climb any rock she finds.
  • Lastly, I'm Ryan (zipline_ryan), I lead the software team and spend a lot of time thinking about what the future looks like.

Checkout our website and apply to us if you are excited by our mission. More photos and videos on Twitter.

Proof - here is Alain, Ryan, and Jeremy. Abdoul is in Rwanda and Ciara is working from the road today.

We'll be here taking your questions starting at 4:30p PDT (7:30p EDT) and we'll stay as long as you've got questions! And, we're live! Ready to take your questions.

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I’m Thomas Dohmke, I co-founded HockeyApp and now lead a team making mobile developer tools at Microsoft. I’m here with my colleague, Ryan J. Salva. Ask us anything!

I’m Thomas Dohmke. I co-founded HockeyApp to make it easier for developers to beta test their mobile apps and to collect crash reports. I’m here with Ryan J. Salva, who’s well-known in the React Native and Cordova community. Our team at Microsoft is focused on building next generation cloud services to help all developers – Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows – deliver high-quality apps, faster.

Update: We have wrapped up this AMA. Thank you Reddit community for the great questions and the diverse discussion on various topics!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/p61js2maji3z.jpg

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I am Jonas Odland, Master Blender for Swedish aquavits. We've just opened our new distillery. AMA!

Hi Reddit,

I've been working as a Master Blender for 22 years, specializing in Swedish aquavits. The most known and popular is O.P. Anderson. I spend my days in a lab, extracting flavour from spices to create new products. A great aquavit comes down to craftsmanship and that's why we've just released a new documentary about our new distillery and the people who thrive to create an amazing product. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1orZomXx08 Proof: http://imgur.com/sNZFsUJ I'll start answering questions at 9AM CET

Edit: I am answering questions until 10:30 CET (4:30AM EST), back again at 4:00PM CET (10:00AM EST) I will be answering questions the same times tomorrow (June 21:st)

Edit 2: I need to check out now but, post your questions and i will answer as many as I can when I check in tomorrow :)

Edit 3: Checking out now 11 CET but keep posting! Back 4:00PM CET

Edit 4: Questions still to be answered, so I will check in again tomorrow 10AM CET to do that, so if you have more things to ask just post them.

Edit 5: Checking out. Thanks a lot for all interesting questions, it has been fun to answer them. I hope you have found my answers helpful! I wish you all a nice summer!

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My book was #1 on Jimmy Fallon's Do Not Read List, AMA!

Melissa Haynes, author: Learning to Play with a Lion's testicles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHgwS5Auq9w

My Proof: www.melissahaynes.com

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We're the developers of Colony Survival, a newly released top seller on Steam! AMA!

Hi Reddit! We're two youngs guys living in the Netherlands. We started working on Colony Survival three years ago. We were obviously inspired by Minecraft, but we wanted to add gameplay from real-time strategy games like Age of Empires and Banished.

We put a very basic, ugly version on Greenlight in September 2014. We received permission to release the game on Steam, and kept working on the game to make it better. Last Friday the game was ready to be released in Early Access! We received a lot of attention, got a spot high in the top sellers list, and people wrote positive reviews for the game. We could not have hoped for more!

Ask us anything!

My Proof

Our subreddit: /r/colonysurvival

Our roadmap

Colony Survival on Steam

Edit: It's past 1AM in the Netherlands. I'm going to sleep - I'll answer new questions in the morning! Thanks, it has been a lot of fun until now!

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Sofia Coppola, writer and director of THE BEGUILED. AMA!

I’m Sofia Coppola, writer and director of the new film THE BEGUILED, which opens in theaters today. I’ve also written and directed Lost in Translation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6iVPCRflQM) and The Virgin Suicides (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3q2YzKp138).

Ask me anything!

Watch the trailer of The Beguiled: https://youtu.be/_r_FSRbuZ9Y

Proof: https://twitter.com/beguiledmovie/status/877556090409369600

Thank you so much for all the wonderful questions and feedback. I hope you go see The Beguiled in theaters this weekend.

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iAmA Former Knight at Medieval Times M'Lords and M'Ladies. AMA!

I rode the horses, fought with swords and other real weapons, saved the Princess, made many little princesses and little squires smile, wore the shining armor, performed in front of 1,500 ppl everyday. Ask and I shall answer. Anything and Everything...

then and now

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We're the hosts of the first (and only!) cannabis cooking show on TV, BONG APPÉTIT. Ask us anything!

Hi, we're Vanessa Lavorato, Ry Prichard and Abdullah Saeed, the hosts of BONG APPÉTIT. Each week, we invite chefs on to make an amazing cannabis-infused meal and invite people over to join us for a one-of-a-kind dinner party. Each of us has a background in working or cooking with cannabis - we want to answer YOUR questions about weed and food!

BONG APPÉTIT is on VICELAND Wednesdays at 10:30p.





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We’re the Quartz reporters who analyzed Google Quick, Draw! data to find out how different countries draw shapes, and what that shows about how culture shapes our instincts. Ask Us Anything!

Hi, we’re Nikhil Sonnad and Thu-Huong Ha, the reporters who did this analysis of the public database from Google’s Quick, Draw! game. We compared how people draw basic shapes around the world and found that the way people draw a simple circle is linked to geography and cultural upbringing, developmental psychology and trends in education. You had a lot of questions for us about what this means for you, how we compiled data, and plenty more. We want to answer as many as we can. Ask us anything!

Proof: https://twitter.com/qz/status/877526541432958976

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I am Jim Estill, CEO, Danby Appliances I spent $1.5M to bring 200 Syrian refugees to Canada. AMA

I am CEO of Danby Appliances - a company that sells over 2,000,000 appliances per year. Bar fridges, freezers, microwaves, wine coolers, air conditioners etc.

I started my first company from the trunk of my car and grw it to over $2 Billion in sales. I was a founding director of Blackberry. Founding member of Communitech. Have done over 150 angel investments - mostly in tech and environment companies.





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I am Minda Dentler, a polio survivor and the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship. I’m working to end polio. AMA!

I’m Minda Dentler, director of multinational operations at AIG and an athlete. In 2013, I became the first female wheelchair athlete to complete the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. I was nominated for an ESPN ESPY Award and began my advocacy in the global fight against polio, which I contracted as a child in India. I’ve written for publications like TIME and Huffington Post on the importance of global immunization efforts and polio eradication and served as a global advocate for Rotary International and the UN Foundation Shot at Life campaign. I’m at Spotlight Health at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival and look forward to answering your questions!

Proof: https://i.redd.it/zyh1tzafy75z.jpg

Hey everyone, thanks so much for the amazing questions. Thanks to Reddit and Aspen Ideas Festival for making this happen. If you ever want to follow what I'm doing or learn more, you can find me on Twitter @mindadentler or at my website www.mindadentler.com

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We create VFX globally for movies and TV shows like El Chapo and Scandal. We are the VFX Legion. AMA!

Hi Reddit. We're VFX Legion and we create visual effects for shows like Hardcore Henry, The Purge, How to Get Away With Murder, Suits, Scandal and the new Netflix/Univision drama El Chapo!

We're a little different from traditional facilities in that our artists are all over the globe and work the hours they choose, remotely, from wherever they want. As opposed to the sometimes grueling alternative in certain larger facilities where mandatory unpaid overtime and frequent cross-country relocations for artists and their families are common.

There's a few of us around to chat today – so, let's have at it. AMA.

Here's some proof! https://twitter.com/VFXLegion/status/877180522665041921

Here's a reel showing recent work: https://vimeo.com/163484708

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IamAn ex-supervisor who used to ship furniture for Wayfair.com and amazon.com AMA!

My short bio: So I worked for a certain vendor who is a big name on Wayfair.com and Amazon. I shipped casegoods such as headboards, night stands, and dining room tables but our specialty were sofas, loveseats, and chairs. Before I became a supervisor, I worked for the same vendor on the lines making and bagging the furniture.


My Proof: My last check stub from said job.

Also, I got bored at work once and did an /r/RoastMe

E: Gonna stay live until around 1:00AM EST then I'm off to play Mass Effect Andromeda.

E:E: Off to play ME: Andromeda. Thanks to all the questions. I had fun answering them!

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We are Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka, composers who have collectively scored over 1000 episodes of TV, including all of House M.D., all of NBC's Parenthood, and most recently, we scored Amazon's hit Goliath. Ask Us Anything!

My short bio:

Hi Reddit! We are Jon Ehrlich and Jason Derlatka, composers who recently scored Amazon’s Goliath, starring Billy Bob Thornton. With the new season currently in development, we wanted to come over and chat about our work and answer your questions about all things music for visual media. We each have over fifteen years of television composing under our belt; including creating the scores for all eight seasons of House M.D. starring Hugh Laurie. We’ve also created music for series such as Parenthood, About a Boy, Pitch and APB. Jon also did a film called "Ask Me Anything" so it seems fitting we are here! :)

Our AMA will start at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET!

My Proof:


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I’m John Teti, host and head writer of The A.V. Club Hosted By John Teti, and editor-at-large for AVClub.com. AMA!

I’m John Teti, the host and head writer of The A.V. Club Hosted By John Teti, airing Thursdays at 9 pm ET on Fusion TV. Here’s a promo we made for the show before it went on the air. Things have changed since then: The show exists now, and also my hair is a little longer. I’ve been contributing to AVClub.com, the independent-minded and altogether wonderful pop culture site published by Onion Inc., since 2008. I write about video games, television, and such. I’ve written extensively about Project Runway and about NFL football on the site. So my tastes are eclectic.

Before pop culture criticism became my 9-to-5 gig, I performed a lot of stand-up and improv comedy around New York, and back in the day I was a producer in the field department for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Current pop culture fixations: Lately I like to play Zelda, and I play The Binding Of Isaac almost every day. (I'm always down to talk Isaac if there are any fans in the crowd today.) On TV right now, I love Fargo and Twin Peaks, and my first love is The Price Is Right (hence my handle). I also just finished up season one of Riverdale, that was fun stuff (kind of petered out at the end though). At the movies recently, I swooned for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. And in music I'm trying to listen to anything but Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You," but the radio is making that very hard.

I live in Chicago with my wife, son, and two orange cats named Soupy and Nipsey. If you know who they're named after, I think you're pretty cool, but don't worry, if not I still love you.


EDIT: This was a lot of fun. Thank you for your questions and for your support, it means a lot to me. You can hit me up on Twitter ( @johnteti ) or by email (address in one of the comments below) anytime.

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Double Lung transplant Survivor

9 months ago a recieved the gift of two new lungs. I have Cystic Fibrosis which is the reason for such an extensive surgery. Getting new lungs was my only option to live a life that I have always wanted. I very much enjoy sharing my story and educating people about Cystic Fibrosis and organ donation. I also want to help answer any questions/concerns to those who are also in need of new lungs and their loved ones. Please feel free to AMA.


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AMA with the journalist behind "Rigged," a USA TODAY Network investigation into worker exploitation in the port trucking industry

Hi, my name's Brett Murphy, an investigative reporter with the USA TODAY Network. We worked on this story for a year and uncovered rampant labor abuses in the port trucking industry.

Here's the story: https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/news/rigged-forced-into-debt-worked-past-exhaustion-left-with-nothing/

Here's the USA TODAY tweet to this thread: https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/877324590485094404

Here's my twitter: @brettMmurphy

And here's what we found:

California port trucking companies buried their poor, immigrant workers in debt, worked them past exhaustion and then left them with nothing.

This ongoing investigation shows how executives pressed drivers to lease trucks they can’t afford. They use that debt to force drivers behind the wheel, up to 20 hours a day for pay that sometimes drops to pennies on the hour. Then companies fire them and take their trucks – along with thousands they have paid toward buying them.

The series also explores retail’s role, as big box retailers such as Target, Home Depot and Costco heavily depend on the performance of these truckers. Retail giants often hired trucking companies that had been accused of labor violations and spent millions to fight lawmakers that tried to pass worker protections.

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IamA - Local Politician - School Board Member here to answer your questions about Education. AMA!

Four months ago I had a successful AMA on Education. You guys asked me some really tough questions. I was so encouraged to see how much you all care about Education that I've decided to do it again. You can see my previous AMA and bio here.

I'm ready for your questions on Education. Ask Me Anything!

PROOF: Nifty picture of me

To connect with me or ask me any questions, you can find my facebook page here.