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Request[AMA Request] Someone who schooled with Kim Jong-un in Switzerland

Sep 7th 2017 by shannonscx10 • 16 Questions • 66 Points

Hi Reddit! I am Natalia Segermeister, a DC immigration lawyer at The Visa Firm. As an attorney who advises on U.S. immigration law and deportation issues, I am disappointed with Trump’s decision to end DACA, an executive order issued by former President Obama. For more information, please read my blog posts here.

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Disclaimer: This post is not for legal advice nor does it create an attorney/client relationship. This post is not about retaining clients but is about providing information regarding the DACA and immigration law.

Thank you for all of your questions. It is now noon and I must eat and get to some legal work. I will probably check in some time this evening to answer a few more questions. I hope this has been of use to the Reddit community.

*Edited the "Dreamer's Act" line because this was not something that was typed by me and is not correct. I apologize for not catching this sooner. Credit to MinuteMinutiae for bringing it to my attention.

Q:

Great idea!

I was actually wondering about this recently...

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When was the last time you felt like a leaf on the wind? Also your acting in tucker and dale kills me. Bang up job, you're one of my favorites.


Q:

Do you have a favorite recipe from childhood?

Can/will you share it?

A:

What happens to those who came from a country that don't exist anymore?


Q:

Is Luis right next to you? If so can you tell him to give up his dumb skateboard lifestyle because it annoys everyone and creeps out kids in skateparks

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Ever since your morning of fame, what impact has it had on your route to work every day? Any new perspectives? Thanks!


Q:

When was the last time you felt like a leaf on the wind? Also your acting in tucker and dale kills me. Bang up job, you're one of my favorites.

A:

Do you have a favorite recipe from childhood?

Can/will you share it?


Q:

What happens to those who came from a country that don't exist anymore?

A:

Exactly, I tried googling but there really isn't much information out there about his demeanor while studying there. The documentary mentioned that he was later brought back to N. Korea before being "groomed" to be the next "supreme leader". He might have been a completely different person back then


Q:

when I was nominated for the Emmy. It required a mantra to calm me down.

A:

Hi there,

I don't really cook so I don't have any recipes but a great favourite thing to eat of mine is Poppy Seed Cake (Mohnstrudel). I also, like many Viennese, love Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel). Some other non-dessert food are very typical Austrian meals such as Wiener Schnitzel and Goulash.


Q:

It becomes the burden of the U.S. government to prove alienage and determine a country to which that person is able to be returned.

A:

I've tried everything I can. He won't stop.


Q:

Not a lot different. I drive an average car so most people don't notice me but last night, one lady at a stop light rolled down her window to ask me questions.

A:

when I was nominated for the Emmy. It required a mantra to calm me down.


Q:

Hi there,

I don't really cook so I don't have any recipes but a great favourite thing to eat of mine is Poppy Seed Cake (Mohnstrudel). I also, like many Viennese, love Apfelstrudel (Apple Strudel). Some other non-dessert food are very typical Austrian meals such as Wiener Schnitzel and Goulash.

A:

It becomes the burden of the U.S. government to prove alienage and determine a country to which that person is able to be returned.


Q:

What instrument do you play for Hot Gazpacho?

A:

Do you ever watch movies or TV series based in the time period of the Second World War? If so, which do you find to be the most accurate?


Q:

The DACA is supposed to end in 6 months if Congress can't find a more permenant solution. Any thoughts on alternatives? Do you think congress can even come up with a new solution? Or will this be another mess like the healthcare act?

A:

Also tell him to stop having Jimmy Martinez on LOS, he stinks and nobody likes him.


Q:

What do you think of the practice of making weather reporters stand outside in storms?

A:

What instrument do you play for Hot Gazpacho?


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Do you perhaps rember "topfntatschgerl" or some varint of it? It's basically big ravioli with a sourcream/quark, potato and brown mintleaves filling and you pour some hot liquid butter over it when serving. The dough is a bit different though. My mom's from Judenburg (yes, jew-castle) in the Steiermark and she makes them on special occasions.

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The DACA is supposed to end in 6 months if Congress can't find a more permenant solution. Any thoughts on alternatives? Do you think congress can even come up with a new solution? Or will this be another mess like the healthcare act?


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Guitar but poorly so I need two to three guitars to drown out my chord heavy strumming.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, I do watch a TV series called Foyle's War (a British TV Series) which is about a policeman's work during the war. The background is brilliant, the meticulous research of the civilians and they really understand the different reactions some people had to the war. I would really love to meet the writer (Anthony Horowitz).

Edit: Can anyone here help me to meet him!?


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I am not confident that Congress will get their act together, but I'm cautiously optimistic. My alternative would be something along the lines of 245(i) where we allow a path to permanent residency for Dreamers. I don't know how likely that is to happen. I never underestimate the power of Congress to bungle things, so it could be like healthcare.

A:

I thought that was a great episode.


Q:

There's a line between when it is helpful to the viewer and when it is plain dangerous.

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Guitar but poorly so I need two to three guitars to drown out my chord heavy strumming.


Q:

Hi there,

Yes I do remember this although not quite like how you described this (this maybe a variant in your mother's region). I didn't particularly like it, I preferred sweeter things!

A:

I am not confident that Congress will get their act together, but I'm cautiously optimistic. My alternative would be something along the lines of 245(i) where we allow a path to permanent residency for Dreamers. I don't know how likely that is to happen. I never underestimate the power of Congress to bungle things, so it could be like healthcare.


Q:

Hello Alan!

Loved you in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Can you share any interesting stories in the making of that seminal film?

A:

Where did you live after the war ended?

Have you received any medals for serving in the army?

What was your job before you joined an army and after the war ended?


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Do you think if we allowed a path to citizenship it would embolden those who had previously thought about illegally immigrating to go ahead and do it?

A:

I had to stop watching 15 minutes in when he started acting like Luis getting bitten by a dog was the wildest story he'd ever heard in his life. He's nearly as bad as Sherrod.


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I'm not in the broadcast part of the career field, nor am I Mr. Sealls, but watching them stand out there in storms just makes me shake my head. Is it interesting? Sure. But is it necessary to people's understanding that hurricane = windy danger cloud? No.

I watched one of them during Irma who was reporting live say something like "I'm just going to step in here (a sheltered area) where it's less windy and a bit safer." Then 30 seconds later when they cut back to him, he's back out standing in the wind. The look on his face said "My asshole producer just ordered me to go stand back out here, despite it being completely unnecessary."

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Hello Alan!

Loved you in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil. Can you share any interesting stories in the making of that seminal film?


Q:

Do you ever watch movies or TV series based in the time period of the Second World War? If so, which do you find to be the most accurate?

A:

Do you think if we allowed a path to citizenship it would embolden those who had previously thought about illegally immigrating to go ahead and do it?


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the seminal part was unforgettable.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions!

1) When the war ended, I was in Italy however the SOE was dissolved and so we were all sent to different regiments. I was stationed in a German POW camp outside Taunton, England as an interpreter and I was also given the task of re-educating the Germans in democracy. I was then later stationed in Vienna with the legal division of the British Occupation Army.

2) That's a difficult question, because I did receive about 4 medals but they were all service medals (serving in France, Italy and Britain along with a long time service, seven years I think) however I didn't keep any of them because I didn't value them very much because I was just in the army, everyone got them. There was no medal for the SOE service.

3) Before I joined the army I was working on a dairy farm in Hampshire. I then returned to London where my parents had moved to, as my father had become too old to work in the farm and he had found work in a factory.


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Not likely. I only say that because it depends on what you mean by "path to citizenship." An individual cannot become a citizen of the U.S. simply by applying. He or she must have five years of lawful permanent resident status, AKA LPR status or Green Card (or 3 years if LPR status was obtained through a U.S. citizen spouse); be at least 18 years old; as well as continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years, have been physically present for at least 30 months out of the last five years; and possess good moral character. If you entered illegally, you still need to become a permanent resident. In order to become a permanent resident you must have someone petition for you. You can have a family member or an employer petition for you after you have entered illegally, but whether or not you meet the criteria for adjustment (applying for a Green Card inside of the U.S.) depends on who applied for you or whether you are eligible for a waiver of unlawful presence. So if you create a path to citizenship where you still need a petitioner, must meet certain criteria for presence, and pay a fine (or apply for a waiver) for your unlawful presence the barrier of entry still remains high.

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Luis didn't get bit. you should listen to the rest of that story, it was great.


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Definitely send your feedback directly to that reporter and the station/network they work for. It does carry some weight.

A:

the seminal part was unforgettable.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Yes, I do watch a TV series called Foyle's War (a British TV Series) which is about a policeman's work during the war. The background is brilliant, the meticulous research of the civilians and they really understand the different reactions some people had to the war. I would really love to meet the writer (Anthony Horowitz).

Edit: Can anyone here help me to meet him!?

A:

Not likely. I only say that because it depends on what you mean by "path to citizenship." An individual cannot become a citizen of the U.S. simply by applying. He or she must have five years of lawful permanent resident status, AKA LPR status or Green Card (or 3 years if LPR status was obtained through a U.S. citizen spouse); be at least 18 years old; as well as continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years, have been physically present for at least 30 months out of the last five years; and possess good moral character. If you entered illegally, you still need to become a permanent resident. In order to become a permanent resident you must have someone petition for you. You can have a family member or an employer petition for you after you have entered illegally, but whether or not you meet the criteria for adjustment (applying for a Green Card inside of the U.S.) depends on who applied for you or whether you are eligible for a waiver of unlawful presence. So if you create a path to citizenship where you still need a petitioner, must meet certain criteria for presence, and pay a fine (or apply for a waiver) for your unlawful presence the barrier of entry still remains high.


Q:

Please clear this up for me: are you British-American or American-British or Intergalactic-Chinois?

A:

Thanks for doing this, sir.

1) Do you know what happened to any of the other members of your family?

2) While you were with the SOE, if your landlady asked what you were doing to help with the war effort, what would you have said? I assume you couldn't just say it openly!

3) What did you find most difficult when you arrived in England?


Q:

I looked up the flowchart for citizenship when all this came up earlier this week. One of the steps in the flowchart is literally "Are you a person of good moral character? (Yes-continue) (NO-STOP You are not eligible for citizenship)".

lolwut. Who tf would answer "no" to that? Someone who should answer "no" would be the person to lie anyway!

A:

I am married into a Jewish family, and more and more I realize Jewish people especially the women being very rude, not hostile but treating me as if I were their employee. Why does this happen?


Q:

Is there anything that you feel is most important to have/do in a broadcast? How have you refined your craft throughout your career?

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Please clear this up for me: are you British-American or American-British or Intergalactic-Chinois?


Q:

Where did you live after the war ended?

Have you received any medals for serving in the army?

What was your job before you joined an army and after the war ended?

A:

I looked up the flowchart for citizenship when all this came up earlier this week. One of the steps in the flowchart is literally "Are you a person of good moral character? (Yes-continue) (NO-STOP You are not eligible for citizenship)".

lolwut. Who tf would answer "no" to that? Someone who should answer "no" would be the person to lie anyway!


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Texan.

A:

Hi there, thanks for your question!

1) Yes, well my parents and I each emigrated separately to England so eventually we were reunited in London. My Brother went to Palestine. Some of my other family went to America, Australia and South Africa. However I found out about these mostly after the war.

2) I did not have a landlady, with the SOE I was stationed mostly in stately homes (which were very comfortable!) and when I had leave I would go back to my parent's home.

3) Some aspects of my language, for example when I was told to ask the bus conductor to drop me off somewhere I only understood one meaning of drop (something like a trap door or dropping an item) so I was quite confused!


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For naturalization purposes, good moral character is basically asking if during the 5 year period immediately preceding your application whether you violated any laws? If the answer is yes, then that person is ineligible to naturalize until they accrue five years of good moral character.

A:

You might just be married into a family of cunts. I haven't noticed the problem.


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Most important is honesty and perspective. I try to sharpen my weather skills by going to conferences and my presentation skills by looking at what other non-weather presenters and performers do to hold their audience.

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Texan.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions!

1) When the war ended, I was in Italy however the SOE was dissolved and so we were all sent to different regiments. I was stationed in a German POW camp outside Taunton, England as an interpreter and I was also given the task of re-educating the Germans in democracy. I was then later stationed in Vienna with the legal division of the British Occupation Army.

2) That's a difficult question, because I did receive about 4 medals but they were all service medals (serving in France, Italy and Britain along with a long time service, seven years I think) however I didn't keep any of them because I didn't value them very much because I was just in the army, everyone got them. There was no medal for the SOE service.

3) Before I joined the army I was working on a dairy farm in Hampshire. I then returned to London where my parents had moved to, as my father had become too old to work in the farm and he had found work in a factory.

A:

For naturalization purposes, good moral character is basically asking if during the 5 year period immediately preceding your application whether you violated any laws? If the answer is yes, then that person is ineligible to naturalize until they accrue five years of good moral character.


Q:

I love Death at a Funeral. What was it like being directed by Yoda? Also, how did you end up getting cast in a primarily British film? (You were awesome, btw)

A:

Thank you. :)

Did your parents know what you did?


Q:

You may wish to include a disclaimer like this to avoid running afoul of practice rules and to avoid misleading people.

A:

If you had to taste one mans cum would it be Luis or Jays?


Q:

What is commonly misunderstood by the general public about meteorology that you want to correct?

A:

I love Death at a Funeral. What was it like being directed by Yoda? Also, how did you end up getting cast in a primarily British film? (You were awesome, btw)


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Is there a point in your life, a moment, conversation or so on, that you consider to be the middle of the book that is your life? Sort of a moment where everything is either before or after that moment. And thank you for your service sir.

A:

You may wish to include a disclaimer like this to avoid running afoul of practice rules and to avoid misleading people.


Q:

I sent in an audition. Frank Oz championed me. It wasn't easy. One the best jobs I have ever had.

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My parents knew that I had left the pioneer corp (a non-combatant section of the army) and they knew of some of the training that I had, we were allowed to disclose this. But I did not tell them about the existence of the SOE, what it was or what the direction of the group was however they may have been able to guess some things due to having parachuting badges etc..


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Thanks so much. Good looking out.

A:

Every day I ask myself that question and I still haven't figured it out.


Q:

People expect precision in a forecast that just does not exist, while they look at pixels on smartphones. We know a lot about weather but not everything. Rain chances are also misinterpreted but they are also used differently around the country and world. A low rain chance does not mean that it won't rain, and a high rain chance doesn't guarantee that you'll get a lot of rain. I use rain coverage rather than chance since my region gets rain on almost every summer day.

A:

I sent in an audition. Frank Oz championed me. It wasn't easy. One the best jobs I have ever had.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Well, yes. Perhaps. In the mid-Eighties when I was playing a Football match. I was about 60 and extremely fit at the time, considering my age. Every Friday after school I and teachers much younger than I went down to the gyms to play matches.

During the game I was standing near the opponent's goal and one of my teammates kicked a high pass to me as the ball was coming down the defender turned and elbowed me right in the eye, it was a foul but I do not think he blinded me on purpose and unfortunately the hospital said it was not possible to recover it.

A:

Thanks so much. Good looking out.


Q:

Why did all those college kids keep killing themselves on your land?

A:

What's your best memory?


Q:

If a DACA recipient's work authorization expires after next march with no renewal and they get married to a US citizen afterwards (assuming legit marriage) can they still adjust their status while in the US?

A:

whats it like dating jay lenos chin's daughter? ; do you get to ride the chins cars?


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A good example of this happened some years ago here in Hawaii, where there was a storm that predicted to be pretty bad the next day. Bad enough where schools island-wide had to he canceled for the day (we never get school cancelations here). That next day turned out to be sunshine and rainbows. A lot of memes about our local meteorologist were born that day.

A:

Why did all those college kids keep killing themselves on your land?


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Thank you for this AMA.

What has been the largest change in society that you have noticed in your life time? And do you think the newer generations don't fully understand the magnitude of WWII?

A:

If a DACA recipient's work authorization expires after next march with no renewal and they get married to a US citizen afterwards (assuming legit marriage) can they still adjust their status while in the US?


Q:

rewatch it. mainly they are stupid. they followed a killers instructions mainly. also stupid.

A:

Hi there,

This is quite a hard question. A memory that showed me the high state of civilisation in England. When I watched people buying newspapers from a newspaper stand and the salesman left the stand but with a sign on how much the newspapers cost. The people continued to pay!


Q:

That depends on how they entered the U.S. If you are a Dreamer who overstayed a visa then you were admitted meaning that you can adjust in the U.S. when you are petitioned by your spouse. If you are a Dreamer and while you had DACA you applied for Advance Parole and now have a lawful admission, then again, yes you can apply to adjust. However, if you entered without inspection at the border and do not have a lawful entry, then your spouse can petition for you, then you must apply for a waiver of unlawful presence, and leave the U.S. for your immigrant visa interview. This is assuming you are otherwise admissible to the U.S.

A:

So many meanies here on the reddits


Q:

Yes, those are professional nightmares. One of the unique things about my job is even when I am 99% certain, there's that 1% chance that things go sideways.

A:

rewatch it. mainly they are stupid. they followed a killers instructions mainly. also stupid.


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Hi thank you for your question.

1) The largest change is computerisation.

2) I don't think anybody who didn't experience it does. The world is becoming a very fast singular unit where communication is very easy and things change very quickly.

A:

That depends on how they entered the U.S. If you are a Dreamer who overstayed a visa then you were admitted meaning that you can adjust in the U.S. when you are petitioned by your spouse. If you are a Dreamer and while you had DACA you applied for Advance Parole and now have a lawful admission, then again, yes you can apply to adjust. However, if you entered without inspection at the border and do not have a lawful entry, then your spouse can petition for you, then you must apply for a waiver of unlawful presence, and leave the U.S. for your immigrant visa interview. This is assuming you are otherwise admissible to the U.S.


Q:

Hi! What was your experience like working with Shia LaBeouf and the other actors on Transformers: Dark of the Moon?

A:

Is there a point in your life, a moment, conversation or so on, that you consider to be the middle of the book that is your life? Sort of a moment where everything is either before or after that moment. And thank you for your service sir.


Q:

what will these changes really mean?

A:

How many people has Hillary Clinton personally killed?


Q:

Which reaction from your studio was your favorite after your video went viral on the internet?

A:

Hi! What was your experience like working with Shia LaBeouf and the other actors on Transformers: Dark of the Moon?


Q:

What was your reaction to the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

A:

what will these changes really mean?


Q:

We got along. I had a blest on that. I know there are crazy stories about many of the people on that movie but my experience was lovely.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Well, yes. Perhaps. In the mid-Eighties when I was playing a Football match. I was about 60 and extremely fit at the time, considering my age. Every Friday after school I and teachers much younger than I went down to the gyms to play matches.

During the game I was standing near the opponent's goal and one of my teammates kicked a high pass to me as the ball was coming down the defender turned and elbowed me right in the eye, it was a foul but I do not think he blinded me on purpose and unfortunately the hospital said it was not possible to recover it.


Q:

It means thousands of young people who came out of the shadows to apply for DACA will now live in fear and legal limbo.

A:

maybe a dozen, probably millions through votes.


Q:

They gave me a trophy but someone also printed a T-Shirt with me on it!

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We got along. I had a blest on that. I know there are crazy stories about many of the people on that movie but my experience was lovely.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question!

It was awful. However I have to be honest that after seven years of uninterrupted war I was one of many that was happy that it had ended the war.

A:

It means thousands of young people who came out of the shadows to apply for DACA will now live in fear and legal limbo.


Q:

Was going to Julliard worth it?

A:

What was your reaction to the bombs being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?


Q:

are they now criminals? and were they before?

A:

Hey, Dave, reddit maniac here, can you ask Luis to stop stealing my fucking material?


Q:

That is awesome! Any pics of you wearing that shirt that you could share with your adoring public?

BTW, big congrats on all of the positive attention you're received! :-D

A:

Was going to Julliard worth it?


Q:

What's your best memory?

A:

are they now criminals? and were they before?


Q:

Absolutely. All my accents have benefitted from their dogged pursuit of vocal perfection. Hated it while I was doing it but have used it throughout my career.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question!

It was awful. However I have to be honest that after seven years of uninterrupted war I was one of many that was happy that it had ended the war.


Q:

Well unlawful presence is an immigration violation, meaning it is a civil offense not a criminal offense. That is why there is no right to a government provided attorney during immigration removal proceedings. These Dreamers are just back to where they were before, but in fear because they have exposed themselves by applying for work authorization.

A:

Parallel thinking bro


Q:

It would be a little creepy to me to wear a shirt with myself on it!

A:

Absolutely. All my accents have benefitted from their dogged pursuit of vocal perfection. Hated it while I was doing it but have used it throughout my career.


Q:

Hi there,

This is quite a hard question. A memory that showed me the high state of civilisation in England. When I watched people buying newspapers from a newspaper stand and the salesman left the stand but with a sign on how much the newspapers cost. The people continued to pay!

A:

Well unlawful presence is an immigration violation, meaning it is a civil offense not a criminal offense. That is why there is no right to a government provided attorney during immigration removal proceedings. These Dreamers are just back to where they were before, but in fear because they have exposed themselves by applying for work authorization.


Q:

Any chance we can hear your velvety voice in Wreck It Ralph Two?

A:

Thanks for doing this.

  1. How did you escape?

  2. Prior to the war, from your perspective, what was the feeling? Did everyone sort of know it was going to happen? Was it like North Korea right now?

  3. If you like sports, what sort of sports were big back then in England?

Good luck on the book!


Q:

I read that if people applied for renewal before the Tuesday, even if they weren't due for renewal yet, that they would still be evaluated. Is that the case? If so, why if there has been no ruling as of yet?

A:

Do you still blame Dan Soder for Legion of Skanks impending demise?


Q:

Do you have any #1 dad mugs in your kitchen?

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Any chance we can hear your velvety voice in Wreck It Ralph Two?


Q:

Thanks for doing this.

  1. How did you escape?

  2. Prior to the war, from your perspective, what was the feeling? Did everyone sort of know it was going to happen? Was it like North Korea right now?

  3. If you like sports, what sort of sports were big back then in England?

Good luck on the book!

A:

I read that if people applied for renewal before the Tuesday, even if they weren't due for renewal yet, that they would still be evaluated. Is that the case? If so, why if there has been no ruling as of yet?


Q:

they have stated I am their lucky charm. I won't argue. Why would I? So it could be likely.

A:

Hi there,

Thanks for your questions!

1) In the early days of the Nazi occupation the Austrian government policy was to try and get the Jews to leave Austria so they actively helped the Jewish council to get Jews out of Austria. The difficulty was in finding permission on where to emigrate. To get an entry visa to the UK was available for four classes of people; as a domestic service (if they had a job advertised), for apprentices, those who could guarantee £100 deposit with the home office in London (someone would have to be very rich for this) and for children continuing their education (if the Nazis had interrupted their education) which is the class that I fell in.

  1. Some people apparently anticipated the war. My family was not one of those.

  2. Football (Soccer) was very big in England. Rugby was also quite big but I most enjoyed/enjoy Football and used to play in my early days of arriving to the UK with friends.


Q:

If a DACA recipient applied for renewal that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, their applications will be adjudicated. However, these DACA recipients must move fast because the deadline is October 5, 2017. USCIS is still sticking to its processing times so decisions on renewals is not made immediately.

A:

No, that's silly. It's half jay's fault too.


Q:

A couple!

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they have stated I am their lucky charm. I won't argue. Why would I? So it could be likely.


Q:

Hi there,

Thanks for your questions!

1) In the early days of the Nazi occupation the Austrian government policy was to try and get the Jews to leave Austria so they actively helped the Jewish council to get Jews out of Austria. The difficulty was in finding permission on where to emigrate. To get an entry visa to the UK was available for four classes of people; as a domestic service (if they had a job advertised), for apprentices, those who could guarantee £100 deposit with the home office in London (someone would have to be very rich for this) and for children continuing their education (if the Nazis had interrupted their education) which is the class that I fell in.

  1. Some people apparently anticipated the war. My family was not one of those.

  2. Football (Soccer) was very big in England. Rugby was also quite big but I most enjoyed/enjoy Football and used to play in my early days of arriving to the UK with friends.

A:

If a DACA recipient applied for renewal that will expire between now and March 5, 2018, their applications will be adjudicated. However, these DACA recipients must move fast because the deadline is October 5, 2017. USCIS is still sticking to its processing times so decisions on renewals is not made immediately.


Q:

I always wanted to know how to properly pronounce your name. Thanks! Do you get that a lot?

A:

Thank you for this AMA.

What has been the largest change in society that you have noticed in your life time? And do you think the newer generations don't fully understand the magnitude of WWII?


Q:

I'm sorry I didn't clarify. I meant those that are due to expire after March.

A:

i hope the hurricane swallows your home and children


Q:

Do you have a couple of mugs from a couple of kids, or a couple of mugs from one very reassuring kid?

A:

I always wanted to know how to properly pronounce your name. Thanks! Do you get that a lot?


Q:

Did you experience any anti-semitism in England when you first arrived or during the war?

A:

I'm sorry I didn't clarify. I meant those that are due to expire after March.


Q:

yes. it's not a common name

A:

Hi thank you for your question.

1) The largest change is computerisation.

2) I don't think anybody who didn't experience it does. The world is becoming a very fast singular unit where communication is very easy and things change very quickly.


Q:

Those whose work authorizations will expire after March 5, 2018 are out of luck, unfortunately. They will only have work authorization until their validity period expires.

A:

I'm not in that part of the country


Q:

Most of my mugs come from schools that I visit.

A:

yes. it's not a common name


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

No, there was no point where I suffered anti-semitism. There was one incident on a bus where a man told me "To go back to where you belong" however this was probably just anti-foreigner sentiment and everyone else on the bus was on my side.

A:

Those whose work authorizations will expire after March 5, 2018 are out of luck, unfortunately. They will only have work authorization until their validity period expires.


Q:

Hi Alan,

Big fan of Strangers with Candy, How was your experience working with Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert.. etc?

Thank you Father!

A:

As an Austrian who lives just south of Vienna: Did you ever return to Vienna? If yes, what kimds of changes did you notice?


Q:

Will recipients of DACA be asked to leave the country immediately?

A:

When will you finally marry Luis for the show?


Q:

So you're not a dad but have 2 #1 dad mugs?

A:

Hi Alan,

Big fan of Strangers with Candy, How was your experience working with Amy Sedaris, Stephen Colbert.. etc?

Thank you Father!


Q:

As an Austrian who lives just south of Vienna: Did you ever return to Vienna? If yes, what kimds of changes did you notice?

A:

Will recipients of DACA be asked to leave the country immediately?


Q:

I learned so much. I knew Amy from a few plays we did together back in the day. Colbert was always intimidating to me. He is so damned impressive. Amy too but Amy is Amy. I knew her ahead of time.

A:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

Yes I returned often (and will again in November). As a teacher (my old profession) I knew that Vienna was a good place to visit for children and so I would take them on trips there as it is one of the most interesting cities in the world. I particularly love the Danube and the Vienna woods.

Because I went to Vienna so often it is quite hard to pin down one particular change however I felt that the Austrians had become a lot more democratic and tolerant.

Also at the end of WWII during the peace treaties, the Allies and Russia found it useful to make Austria a buffer state. The peace treaty declared Austria a liberated country (not a defeated state) and they were not allowed to side with the west or the east.

The Austrians took full advantage of being painted as a victim until Franz Vranitzky, a socialist chancellor (similar to a Prime minister) of Austria proclaimed the truth that the Austrians had been just as guilty as the Germans. I think this was a huge change for Austria.


Q:

In order to be removed, one must be placed in removal proceedings or be apprehended by ICE and asked if they want to return voluntarily. The Trump administration may certainly ask, but whether DACA recipients will comply is a different issue. They have a right to go before an Immigration Judge.

A:

NOT. GOING. TO. HAPPEN.


Q:

Yes. I'm an uncle, and backup Dad to many!

A:

I learned so much. I knew Amy from a few plays we did together back in the day. Colbert was always intimidating to me. He is so damned impressive. Amy too but Amy is Amy. I knew her ahead of time.


Q:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

Yes I returned often (and will again in November). As a teacher (my old profession) I knew that Vienna was a good place to visit for children and so I would take them on trips there as it is one of the most interesting cities in the world. I particularly love the Danube and the Vienna woods.

Because I went to Vienna so often it is quite hard to pin down one particular change however I felt that the Austrians had become a lot more democratic and tolerant.

Also at the end of WWII during the peace treaties, the Allies and Russia found it useful to make Austria a buffer state. The peace treaty declared Austria a liberated country (not a defeated state) and they were not allowed to side with the west or the east.

The Austrians took full advantage of being painted as a victim until Franz Vranitzky, a socialist chancellor (similar to a Prime minister) of Austria proclaimed the truth that the Austrians had been just as guilty as the Germans. I think this was a huge change for Austria.

A:

In order to be removed, one must be placed in removal proceedings or be apprehended by ICE and asked if they want to return voluntarily. The Trump administration may certainly ask, but whether DACA recipients will comply is a different issue. They have a right to go before an Immigration Judge.


Q:

Alan, thank you for all the work you've done, ranging from Firefly, to Tucker and Dale, Dodgeball, Moana, etc etc.

I was wondering which voice acting role you found the most challenging in your career?

A:

What are the names of your autobiographies? I'm interested in reading them


Q:

Arizona resident here. I haven't done much research but it really sounds like border states could be affected heavily by this decision. Does this mean that immigrants once protected by the DACA will now have to leave their jobs?

A:

Hey, Dave, big fan and reddit maniac here. Are you aware Dave Smith rhymes with Gay Bitch?


Q:

when does your day start and end? Are you at the station for 12+ hours a day?

A:

Alan, thank you for all the work you've done, ranging from Firefly, to Tucker and Dale, Dodgeball, Moana, etc etc.

I was wondering which voice acting role you found the most challenging in your career?


Q:

1) What do you think of the world today?

2) How did you manage to survive mentally after WWII?

3) Do you think there is going to be another world war soon?

A:

Arizona resident here. I haven't done much research but it really sounds like border states could be affected heavily by this decision. Does this mean that immigrants once protected by the DACA will now have to leave their jobs?


Q:

wish I knew. They all have their own challenges. Disney is really relaxed though so they are supportive of everything I do. Feels like that anyway. Con MAn. season one maybe. We walked a thin line with the stereotypical Vo roles. It was meant to be perceived as racist so I really had to push it to make the comedy work. It is one of my favorite episodes.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

The German one is called: Emigracion ins Leben: Wien - London und nicht mehr retour (Emigration into Life Vienna - London and no return).

The English one is called: Secret Operations: From Music to Morse and Beyond.

I think it might difficult to get your hands on a copy though!


Q:

Not necessarily. The work authorizations that remain valid (to date) allow the recipient to continue working legally. However, some employers may be motivated to fail to give promotions or raises to those who will soon lose work authorization.

A:

Not really a clean rhyme


Q:

Sometimes it feels like 12+ hours. I work 8 hours a day on paper but my work starts at home before I get to work and it ends at home after work. When weather is active, I easily work 10-11 hours at work.

A:

wish I knew. They all have their own challenges. Disney is really relaxed though so they are supportive of everything I do. Feels like that anyway. Con MAn. season one maybe. We walked a thin line with the stereotypical Vo roles. It was meant to be perceived as racist so I really had to push it to make the comedy work. It is one of my favorite episodes.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions!

1) I believe it has become more violent, more dishonest and frightening. I really feel there may be another war.

2) During WWII I had started to revise my own ideas and forget those I was brought up with. I made up my own values, I became a strong democrat and socialist and I found myself well armed against what came my way.

3) Kind of answered in the first question. I am no cleverer than anyone else but I hope not is all I can say.

A:

Not necessarily. The work authorizations that remain valid (to date) allow the recipient to continue working legally. However, some employers may be motivated to fail to give promotions or raises to those who will soon lose work authorization.


Q:

Alan, if you could green light any personal passion project, what would it be? And whom would you work with?

A:

Hi Mr. Sanders! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this. I'm actually working with a group of actors to write a show about the SOE. Did you happen to meet Nancy Wake, John Farmer, or Violette Szabo during your time at the SOE? Do you have any stories about them?


Q:

My 24 year old girlfriend is under the DACA program. She came here when she was 4 and she did not come in with a visa, they brought her in illegally. The question now is, if we get married, how hard will it be for her to get a green card or what would be the next steps in order to legalize her?

A:

Hey Dave, it would be awesome to hear you debate someone from antifa on Part of the Problem. Any chance of that happening?


Q:

What things other than presenting does your job entail? I thought TV meteorologist was just in-and-out kind of job

A:

Alan, if you could green light any personal passion project, what would it be? And whom would you work with?


Q:

Kind of an off the wall question but:

At 97 yrs old, is there anything from your childhood that you still enjoy today?

A:

My 24 year old girlfriend is under the DACA program. She came here when she was 4 and she did not come in with a visa, they brought her in illegally. The question now is, if we get married, how hard will it be for her to get a green card or what would be the next steps in order to legalize her?


Q:

I have to get back to you on that. I am about to do a play on Broadway written by Steve Martin. That feels like it.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I knew of Violette Szabo however I have never met her. I have unfortunately not heard of the other two although I may have read about them and simply forgot their names.


Q:

If someone was brought to the U.S. without inspection, a U.S. citizen spouse may petition for them. After approval of the petition that person must request a waiver by demonstrating that the U.S. citizen spouse will suffer extreme hardship if the intending immigrant is not permitted to return after their immigrant visa interview or if the U.S. citizen goes to live with the intending immigrant to the country of origin. Once the extreme hardship waiver is granted, the intending immigrant applies for an immigrant visa and goes to their interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. The intending immigrant leaves the U.S. with the waiver approval in hand so that he or she does not trigger the 3-year or 10-year bar. After the interview and approval, the intending immigrant reenters and receives his or her Green Card in the mail.

A:

I'm down, but I don't know where to find one who is willing.


Q:

Aside from TV, we have radio and Facebook. As a chief I coordinate all operations of the weather department- scheduling, computer maintenance and updates and purchasing, graphics, training, while working with our sales and promotions and news departments. Then we all have community outreach. I do actually forecast the weather so I'm always trying to study to get the latest.

A:

I have to get back to you on that. I am about to do a play on Broadway written by Steve Martin. That feels like it.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question!

Uhh, from my childhood.. I think the love of poppy seed cake, Wiener Schnitzel and the music of my era continues to this day.

A:

If someone was brought to the U.S. without inspection, a U.S. citizen spouse may petition for them. After approval of the petition that person must request a waiver by demonstrating that the U.S. citizen spouse will suffer extreme hardship if the intending immigrant is not permitted to return after their immigrant visa interview or if the U.S. citizen goes to live with the intending immigrant to the country of origin. Once the extreme hardship waiver is granted, the intending immigrant applies for an immigrant visa and goes to their interview at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad. The intending immigrant leaves the U.S. with the waiver approval in hand so that he or she does not trigger the 3-year or 10-year bar. After the interview and approval, the intending immigrant reenters and receives his or her Green Card in the mail.


Q:

How does it feel being one of the most handsome actors in the business?

(You were totally my teen crush)

A:

Hello. I've met many survivors before and am actually a descendant of a Jewish Polish survivor. Many of the people who would have been extended family, died in the camps. My great grandmother I believe was the only one able to escape and come to America.

My questions maybe a bit deep:

  1. How did you feel fighting the Nazis as a Jewish soldier? Did you feel a sense of vengeance or justice by the end of the war and during it?

  2. How did things transition from the end of WWII to current day in Europe from your perspective?


Q:

Are there any legal avenues available for those previously protected by DACA other than citizenship? Or is citizenship the only way to fully protect yourself as it currently stands?

A:

Who is your least favorite famous Libertarian?


Q:

So, if I understand correctly are you actually interpreting raw data to make your own forecast? Or are you presenting a forecast which is made by either computer simulations or a trained analyst? If it is the latter case, are you managing said software and/or analysts or is that an external service which you share with other weather services?

A:

How does it feel being one of the most handsome actors in the business?

(You were totally my teen crush)


Q:

What are the names of your autobiographies? I'm interested in reading them

A:

Are there any legal avenues available for those previously protected by DACA other than citizenship? Or is citizenship the only way to fully protect yourself as it currently stands?


Q:

Which business are you referring to? Nice of you to say. Thank you.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions.

1) I volunteered to join the British Army in the very first year of the war because I was filled with a strong desire to do something against the Nazis. The desire never left me during the war. After the war I did not feel vengeance or justice, I just felt happy that it was over and that they had lost.

2) At the end of the war, it looked like a wonderful beginning to a much better society. A lot of things were introduced such as the health service, good pension schemes and the EU etc.. but it has all taken a negative direction in the last few years (with anti EU sentiment etc..)


Q:

I have found that my DACA clients fall into certain categories of relief. Some can be petitioned by family members, others are in danger if they return and are now presenting claims for asylum, and others are eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents. However, that last one can only be solicited while in removal proceedings.

A:

Bill Weld


Q:

Good question- I make my own forecast from plotted upper air charts, wind profiles, satellite and radar depictions and then computer model forecasts and numerical output. We share it within WKRG but not outside of the station. I'm trained as all government meteorologists are. I make my own forecast because that makes me comfortable with what I'm saying. It is, however, rarely that far different from what the National Weather Service would say for my area.

A:

Which business are you referring to? Nice of you to say. Thank you.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

The German one is called: Emigracion ins Leben: Wien - London und nicht mehr retour (Emigration into Life Vienna - London and no return).

The English one is called: Secret Operations: From Music to Morse and Beyond.

I think it might difficult to get your hands on a copy though!

A:

I have found that my DACA clients fall into certain categories of relief. Some can be petitioned by family members, others are in danger if they return and are now presenting claims for asylum, and others are eligible for Cancellation of Removal for Certain Nonpermanent Residents. However, that last one can only be solicited while in removal proceedings.


Q:

Hi. What would be your dream film project?

A:
  1. Have you ever regretted any of you decision during or after the war?

  2. Can you tell - write us any memorable experience that you witnessed all this years?

  3. Being a writer was something that you wanted always to be or it just came up?

Also thanks for doing this and the best of luck in your first book.


Q:

Could be mistaken but doesn't Asylum need to be applied for within a year of arrival? Is there a way around that if a year has already passed?

A:

As a libertarian what can you point to as the last major victory for advancing liberty? That tends to be my biggest issue with the entire philosophy as it seems that every major policy decision goes the other direction and I don't see many libertarians with actual practical solutions that will move us towards a freer society.


Q:

Wow! That sounds like a lot of work. Do you have time to rehearse what you're going to say before a live broadcast?

You don't just 'give' the weather forecast but 'explain' what's going on. Everything is very clear and very informative so I assume you must practice.

A:

Hi. What would be your dream film project?


Q:

Coming from a german whose grandparent's siblings were killed in WW2, how did normal german people treat you? Like ones which were not Nazis? Was the country all antisemites or just the select ones everyone knows about?

A:

Could be mistaken but doesn't Asylum need to be applied for within a year of arrival? Is there a way around that if a year has already passed?


Q:

Serenity .05 - they early years where e everyone looks older

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions.

1) Yes, that I didn't accompany my younger brother to Palestine.

2) I have answered similar questions in some answer before

3) I have a feeling it always was there (the desire to write) as I started writing a novel when I was seventeen in Vienna. But I did start an outline for a play and did write the music for it and a major Viennese theatre (Theater-an-der-Wien) was going to perform it with my name on the billboards. I was in seventh heaven however when the Nazis came they destroyed the whole of my musical dream.

Whenever I think of the Nazis personally, I think of this loss and my brother's death.


Q:

Yes, there are exceptions to the asylum one-year deadline. If there were changed conditions in the country of origin that now makes the country unsafe for that individual; if there were changes in the applicant's personal circumstances that now place him or her in danger; if the applicant possessed a legal disability (under 18 years old); or if the applicant had status and did not apply for that reason.

A:

That's not a problem with the philosophy, but it is a big problem. Nobody is moving us towards a freer society, that's the problem. libertarians are far from the only ones who don't have practical solutions for this. If anyone does, I'm all ears.


Q:

No, and that's the fun part for me. Weather is constantly changing so it makes no sense to plan for something specific when it can change in mid-sentence.

A:

Serenity .05 - they early years where e everyone looks older


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I did not really experience many Germans during the War other than them shooting at us in France while I was stationed in a harbour. The only time I really experienced Germans was when I went there after the war on holidays (probably in the 70's and onwards) when the shudder had gone and I experienced no anti-semitism then.

A:

Yes, there are exceptions to the asylum one-year deadline. If there were changed conditions in the country of origin that now makes the country unsafe for that individual; if there were changes in the applicant's personal circumstances that now place him or her in danger; if the applicant possessed a legal disability (under 18 years old); or if the applicant had status and did not apply for that reason.


Q:

Helloo, so what is the thing most people say who recognize you, so I can avoid it if I should ever get so lucky? "Hey, aren't you the dude from firefly?" And what would you prefer? Gimme some tips for the least-annoyance factor please.

A:

Hi Eric, you are a true hero!

Are there any moments that stand out from your experience in WWII as being particularly scary or where you almost gave up hope?


Q:

Since we shouldn't punish children for the sins of their parents, wouldn't it make more sense to deport the parents that broke the law?

A:

Fuck, marry, kill.

Amy Schumer, Kaytlin Bailey, Alison Klemp?


Q:

I grew up watching Tom Skilling on WGN, and always loved his detailed, non-sensationalized delivery of the weather. Are you guys best buds or mortal enemies?

A:

Helloo, so what is the thing most people say who recognize you, so I can avoid it if I should ever get so lucky? "Hey, aren't you the dude from firefly?" And what would you prefer? Gimme some tips for the least-annoyance factor please.


Q:

Hi, thank you for doing this AMA. My grandparents also survived the WW2 on different sides - one serving in the German army and the others surviving it under the NAZI rule in Slovenia / Yugoslavia at the time, so I listened to different accounts about the era... My questions: 1. What made you move to UK (did you decide it yourself or did your friends and relatives felt the urge and danger looming?) 2. Did you fight in continental Europe? If yes, where?

A:

Since we shouldn't punish children for the sins of their parents, wouldn't it make more sense to deport the parents that broke the law?


Q:

Say Con Man. I will love you more.

A:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your statement.

There were scary moments but any other thoughts about hope didn't come into it. One moment was when in the SOE we did a night attack on a power station outside Dorchester (for training). We were creeping towards it and it was very dark due to lights being turned off during the war. We approached a spiked fence around the perimeter and as we were climbing over this I slipped and a spike went into my thumb. I was then hanging with my thumb still caught but I was not allowed to make a single sound. This was a very painful and scary moment for me during the war.


Q:

They are still permitted to go before an Immigration Judge and present relief.

A:

Marry Amy, easy call she's rich. Flip a coin for the other two.


Q:

I worked at WGN from 1992 to 1997, with Tom. I only see him in person every few years. Based on the space between us we're not best buds but we are definitely not enemies! Mutual respect and admiration. Even here in Mobile, all of the weather broadcasters get along. We all have the same mission.

A:

Say Con Man. I will love you more.


Q:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions.

1) The moment the Nazis marched in we knew we had to get out. Because they had been in charge of Germany next door we knew that they were anti-semitic (but not to the extent that we know now). Luckily my mother had a couple of sisters and brothers who had emigrated to the UK before the WWI. I had always wanted to go to England, possibly due to my mother reading me English children's books.

A:

They are still permitted to go before an Immigration Judge and present relief.


Q:

Did anyone explicitly ask you to reprise your role as K-2SO when directing you on The Tick as the rogue boat companion of Overkill?

I got a very similar vibe from both roles.

A:

Thank you very much for sharing your experience during the war and answering questions about it! I was wondering if your experiences during WWII had any negative or positive impact on your religious beliefs. If it did impact your religious beliefs, how specifically did they change? As time has past, have you re-adopted any pre-war beliefs?


Q:

Have you taken LSD or Mushrooms? What is your opinion? Have you discussed anywhere I could look up?

A:

What is the longest stretch of time you've ever been on air / at work to cover a significant weather event, and what was the event?


Q:

Did anyone explicitly ask you to reprise your role as K-2SO when directing you on The Tick as the rogue boat companion of Overkill?

I got a very similar vibe from both roles.

A:

Thank you for sharing your experiences, Sir. Do you intend on doing a book tour? I would love to book you at the San Antonio JCC if so! Please PM me of interested.


Q:

me too. it wasn't till I watched it. they are very different in my head. I got to improve more in Rogue. The Tick is tighter on lines. I am voicing over after hey have already shot the scene. There isn't any reason to MoCap so I am not there when they film to add my two cents.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your questions.

I became an agnostic whilst studying to become a teacher. I don't think there was any relationship to the war at all. It may have done but not knowingly.


Q:

I talked about it on MIkadelic w Mike Branc

A:

Both for Hurricane Ivan and Katrina, as a news station and weather department, we broadcast for over a week. Fortunately we had lots of breaks in our weather segments. During the landfalls of both of those storms I probably did a few 20 minute weather segments solo.


Q:

me too. it wasn't till I watched it. they are very different in my head. I got to improve more in Rogue. The Tick is tighter on lines. I am voicing over after hey have already shot the scene. There isn't any reason to MoCap so I am not there when they film to add my two cents.

A:

Hi there,

The thought had crossed my mind and we had offers from two publishers in America however the reason we rejected them was due to not having easy access to them (I would have had to travel all the way to America to get anything done) on top of this at my age this would be very taxing.


Q:

Which bawk was your favorite bawk to bawk when you were bawking for Moana?

A:

did you see any war related movies? which are the most realistic in your opinion?


Q:

Dave Why won't you mouth kiss Big Jay?

A:

Have you been doing the weather like this all the years but reddit only just found out?

I'm only asking a question because the rules state I have to ask a question. The real reason for writing is just to say you are absolutely fantastic. In the UK, legendary weathermen such as Michael Fish and Ian McGaskill were also hugely popular.


Q:

Which bawk was your favorite bawk to bawk when you were bawking for Moana?

A:

Do you believe that the Nazis were incredibly evil people or were ordinary people who held and acted on incredibly evil beliefs, is there a difference between the two or have you separated the two? How do you feel towards those Nazis who have wronged you, your family, friends and countless others?

Thank you for your time and for your story. May we all learn from the past.


Q:

the middle one. The one right int he middle

A:

Hi there,

Thanks for your questions.

No, I actually avoided seeing war movies. I'm not exactly a friend of violence. However as previously mentioned I do enjoy the TV series, Foyle's War.


Q:

Just doesn't feel right

A:

Yes, I've pretty much had the same style for all 30 years of my careery. Thanks for the compliments.


Q:

the middle one. The one right int he middle

A:

Hi there,

Thanks for your great question.

It's not easy to make a statement that cover such a wide spectrum of people. A lot of ordinary Nazis, members of the party, believed that a strong hand was needed to deal with the problems and they thought the Nazis would provide it. At first anti-semitism became a useful propaganda tool. These sorts of people I would not class as evil, just misguided.

But as they reached the point of having total power their means became more and more violent. There is an old saying "absolute power corrupts absolutely" - I think this is a very true saying and I have seen it with my very own eyes.

A good example of this is with Röhm (who founded the stormtroopers). As relationships developed and power grew, Röhm thought he may make a better leader than Hitler and Hitler was pressurised by the other leaders to do away with him because he was a homosexual. Hitler had known this all the time and had not done anything about it yet Hitler did go and shoot him but explained publicly it was due to him being homosexual.

*Bonus product placement: Incidentally my new book shows Hitler's rise to power which made him more and more ruthless.


Q:

Hi Alan! I'm curious, what is your go-to comfort food?

A:

Where did you live in London? What did you do in your spare time, if you had any, during that time?


Q:

Yo, Dave!

Love Part of the Problem. Listen religiously. I plan on buying Libertas later.

My question: Would you ever consider coming to Ireland for a show? Love to see ya over here!

Thanks for the podcast!

A:

Given your expertise in meteorology, can we ever have a Sharknado?


Q:

Hi Alan! I'm curious, what is your go-to comfort food?

A:

As one of the last survivors what can be do to keep people aware of this horrible genocide?


Q:

nachos.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. When I arrived in London I attended a commercial college in Dalston to learn typing and accounting. Then I was offered a job as a volunteer (I was not allowed a proper job due to my visa) but was paid some minor pocket money.

In my spare time, on Saturdays I would go to the Dalston cinema and watch films. I had never been in a cinema before where you could see two films and a program in between for a thruppence or sixpence. For a short time I played with a dance band with one of my cousins but I was not very good at the rhythm. On some evenings I even had a date with a girl!


Q:

Thank you. Sure, I would love to go to Ireland. I've never been.

A:

Ha ha. Tornadoes have moved over water to pick up little things like frogs and little fish. Theoretically it's possible in a very small area if a high-end tornado were to move over a shallow beach where a few sharks were hanging out, but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.


Q:

nachos.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I believe there is enough being done at the moment and that there are plenty of current bad things going on in the world that we should concentrate on.

There are many organisations who have made it their task to inform everyone about the holocaust and there are some countries that are anti-Jewish that deny that the holocaust ever existed. Whereas in some EU countries this would be a crime to deny the existence of the holocaust.


Q:

What is the longest amount of time you have spent on a set to get a seemingly inconsequential shot?

A:

Did you escape to England with the thought of joining the British army, or did it just work out that way?


Q:

Hey Dave I'm a huge fan of yours and of the gas digital movement. Legion of skanks is my favorite podcast.

Do you think there will be a more main stream showing of podcasts? As in car companies coming loaded with podcast packages or more mainstream advertising coming into the podcast world.

A:

Have you considered starting your own YouTube channel to explain the same for big weather events globally?


Q:

What is the longest amount of time you have spent on a set to get a seemingly inconsequential shot?

A:

Have you seen Dunkirk?


Q:

The obstacle course in season two. It was expensive and took TIME to build. We shot half of what we had to play with. Wah wah

A:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

No, I didn't know that there was going to be a war. I escaped to Britain a year, almost two before the war began.


Q:

I think it's happening. Look at what Rogan is doing, that guy has a bigger audience than jesus. Maron interviewed Obama! The podcast revolution has begun and will continue to grow.

A:

Not now. Since I work for a TV station full-time. I wouldn't have the time or energy to do that!


Q:

The obstacle course in season two. It was expensive and took TIME to build. We shot half of what we had to play with. Wah wah

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

I have neither been to Dunkirk nor have I seen the recent film (which my grandson seems to think you are referencing). I escaped France a couple of weeks after the Dunkirk battle from St.Malo on the very last boat to England.


Q:

Do you feel like your life closely resembles Wray Nerely? I would like to think you're a bit more popular than that lol. I loved the short stint you did on Arrested Development. And of course Firefly and Tucker and Dale.

A:

Hey Dave, new Part of the Problem listener here. As a disaffected liberal, I think libertarianism might be dealing with a communication problem. I was liberal b/c I was convinced of the faux solutions they preached (pro science, pro intellectual, utilitarian ethically). Libertarianism convinced me with superior arguments. If libertarianism preached it's methodological superiority in HELPING the greatest # of people (effectively match the left's moral posturing but w/ additional rationality), I think you'd win more disaffected liberals. Speaking in the language of utilitarian ethics is what would have gotten through my thick liberal skull. What do you think? P.s. big fan and can't wait to see the special.


Q:

If you weren't a weather man, what career would you have and why?

A:

Do you feel like your life closely resembles Wray Nerely? I would like to think you're a bit more popular than that lol. I loved the short stint you did on Arrested Development. And of course Firefly and Tucker and Dale.


Q:

What do you think of how people compare Donald Trump to the nazis?

A:

My career is much better than Wray Nerely's. I did a small role in Rogue One as a Emperial pilot. It was one scene. They were going to credit me as Wray Nerely. The scene was cut - that is a total Wray Nerely career turn. He gets in one of the best sc-fi franchises of all time and he gets cut.


Q:

Thanks for listening. I do this we need a moral message. Big government is evil and we're living through proof of that. I'm not sure it needs to be a utilitarian argument.

A:

Second career choice would be as an educator. Third career choice was a musician!


Q:

My career is much better than Wray Nerely's. I did a small role in Rogue One as a Emperial pilot. It was one scene. They were going to credit me as Wray Nerely. The scene was cut - that is a total Wray Nerely career turn. He gets in one of the best sc-fi franchises of all time and he gets cut.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question.

Well it's very difficult. He's not an anti-semite although he's definitely not a true democrat. He's extremely reactionary in my view and is more similar to Mussolini.

I don't necessarily find it offensive to compare him to the Nazis but I just think this is an inaccurate comparison.


Q:

Hi Alan! Thanks for doing this. My question is, what was your favorite voice acting role and why?

...Also we share the same birthday and I think that's pretty cool.

A:

Why did Bush do 9/11?


Q:

Your now-famous weather cast was highly educational, so you're kinda doing your first and second ones.

A:

Hi Alan! Thanks for doing this. My question is, what was your favorite voice acting role and why?

...Also we share the same birthday and I think that's pretty cool.


Q:

Where did you live in London? What did you do in your spare time, if you had any, during that time?

A:

March 16th! very auspicious if I do say so mine self. King Candy was my favorite. They really let me play and the character had a hell of an arc.


Q:

for gold

A:

Yes, and the fact that I present weather without a script is the same as an adlib music soloist.


Q:

March 16th! very auspicious if I do say so mine self. King Candy was my favorite. They really let me play and the character had a hell of an arc.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. When I arrived in London I attended a commercial college in Dalston to learn typing and accounting. Then I was offered a job as a volunteer (I was not allowed a proper job due to my visa) but was paid some minor pocket money.

In my spare time, on Saturdays I would go to the Dalston cinema and watch films. I had never been in a cinema before where you could see two films and a program in between for a thruppence or sixpence. For a short time I played with a dance band with one of my cousins but I was not very good at the rhythm. On some evenings I even had a date with a girl!


Q:

How did you get into character for your roles in Moana?

A:

When can I find Libertas on Google Play? Checked a few times this morning and haven't seen it.


Q:

Can you play any musical instrument?

A:

How did you get into character for your roles in Moana?


Q:

Hi Eric, you are a true hero!

Are there any moments that stand out from your experience in WWII as being particularly scary or where you almost gave up hope?

A:

I lived in a chicken coop fro a month learning the ways of the chicken.


Q:

I feel bad when I get these questions because I'm no help. You have to ask gasdigital guys the technical stuff, I have no idea.

A:

I played trumpet as a kid but gave it up in college. It was fun but I never was much good at it!


Q:

I lived in a chicken coop fro a month learning the ways of the chicken.

A:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your statement.

There were scary moments but any other thoughts about hope didn't come into it. One moment was when in the SOE we did a night attack on a power station outside Dorchester (for training). We were creeping towards it and it was very dark due to lights being turned off during the war. We approached a spiked fence around the perimeter and as we were climbing over this I slipped and a spike went into my thumb. I was then hanging with my thumb still caught but I was not allowed to make a single sound. This was a very painful and scary moment for me during the war.


Q:

What is the least exaggerated yet most unbelievable story that has happened to you while at a con? If that's too specific, weirdest real thing that's happened because you're a celebrity?

Thanks so much for Firefly and Con Man- both have been a great source of entertainment and joy in my life. I would probably faint if I ever met you, but I'll stop the fanboying while I still have some dignity.

A:

ugh


Q:

What about a music teacher?

A:

What is the least exaggerated yet most unbelievable story that has happened to you while at a con? If that's too specific, weirdest real thing that's happened because you're a celebrity?

Thanks so much for Firefly and Con Man- both have been a great source of entertainment and joy in my life. I would probably faint if I ever met you, but I'll stop the fanboying while I still have some dignity.


Q:

You said you wrote your first nonfiction novel. Do you have any plans to write another?

A:

I had a girl come into my room on accident. I answered the door and she came in not looking at me bitching about how her key doesn't work. I think she was drunk.


Q:

absolutely

A:

Maybe. All kids need a good balance of the arts and sciences.


Q:

I had a girl come into my room on accident. I answered the door and she came in not looking at me bitching about how her key doesn't work. I think she was drunk.

A:

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. I have written a few non-fiction short stories about the war but I currently do not have any plans to write any more. Currently I am planning on writing two more fictional novels if I survive that long!


Q:

Alan, congratuations on your (and Mindy's) Emmy nomination! I'm pulling for you both. There's a line in Con Man about reddit. My question is, do you browse reddit on a regular basis? If so, what always gets Alan Tudyk's upvote?

A:

You're my hero for saying this.


Q:

Alan, congratuations on your (and Mindy's) Emmy nomination! I'm pulling for you both. There's a line in Con Man about reddit. My question is, do you browse reddit on a regular basis? If so, what always gets Alan Tudyk's upvote?

A:

Did you escape to England with the thought of joining the British army, or did it just work out that way?


Q:

I don't Reddit so much. I am always distracted by newsie things. That is a deep hole to travel down.

A:

It's really true. Start them off right and we all do better in the long-run.


Q:

I don't Reddit so much. I am always distracted by newsie things. That is a deep hole to travel down.

A:

Hi there,

Many thanks for your question.

No, I didn't know that there was going to be a war. I escaped to Britain a year, almost two before the war began.


Q:

Do you enjoy watching movies with yourself in them, or have you given up on watching any movies ever?

A:

Would you consider combining meteorology with education and becoming a weather science communicator and science advocate a la Bill Nye or Neil Degrasse Tyson?

Edit: I'll admit Bill isn't the best example but I was a fan of his show in the 90s. However, I will add Emily Graslie !


Q:

Do you enjoy watching movies with yourself in them, or have you given up on watching any movies ever?

A:

Nah. I will with my wife if she hasn't seen it. Sometimes I turn on HBO or sorting and one is running and I will stay on it to watch. Firefly is the exception. I am not watching me I am watching the show. SO cool.


Q:

Not a goal but you never know...

A:

Nah. I will with my wife if she hasn't seen it. Sometimes I turn on HBO or sorting and one is running and I will stay on it to watch. Firefly is the exception. I am not watching me I am watching the show. SO cool.


Q:

I know you have been a fan Halo. Any plans on playing Destiny 2? Bonus points for playing in a group with Nathan, Nolan, and Gina.

A:

Do you know Pete Delkus? You're the Best Weatherman Ever, I think he would make a great Vice Best Wetherman Ever.


Q:

I know you have been a fan Halo. Any plans on playing Destiny 2? Bonus points for playing in a group with Nathan, Nolan, and Gina.

A:

No. If they call I will come.


Q:

Yes I know Pete. The meteorology community is relatively small.

A:

No. If they call I will come.


Q:

Any plans for Con Man Season 3 yet? Or is it a wait-and-see thing with Syfy? The season 2 cliffhanger got me right in the feels.

A:

Fellow Dallas-ite, I see :) Pete loves going jacket-off.


Q:

Any plans for Con Man Season 3 yet? Or is it a wait-and-see thing with Syfy? The season 2 cliffhanger got me right in the feels.

A:

Season three I think depends on the response of seasons one and two. If a ton of people tune in and also watch on the SyFy website it should be a green light.


Q:

For me, it's a practical thing. We move around a lot between segments, and sometimgs I literally dash outside or across the building during the news.

A:

Season three I think depends on the response of seasons one and two. If a ton of people tune in and also watch on the SyFy website it should be a green light.


Q:

Whats the funniest "oh shit, I fucked up" thing that's ever happened to you in your career?

A:

How do you foresee the rest of hurricane season going? Namely for the Gulf Coast?


Q:

Whats the funniest "oh shit, I fucked up" thing that's ever happened to you in your career?

A:

when I set out to write all episode son season one of Con Man and Direct all epodes of season one of Con Man, also when I set out to produce all episodes of Con Man and when I set out to act as the lead of all episodes of season one of Con Man simultaneously.


Q:

I honestly don't look that far out. The ingredients for hurricanes change week by week so I only look about 10 days ahead at a time. In that time, I don't see any threats right now.

A:

when I set out to write all episode son season one of Con Man and Direct all epodes of season one of Con Man, also when I set out to produce all episodes of Con Man and when I set out to act as the lead of all episodes of season one of Con Man simultaneously.


Q:

Kraft reviewer?

Please provide your views on Velveeta.

PS You did a very nice job on Rogue One.

A:

What are your thoughts on using confidence intervals with weather forecasts? Why aren't they used more?


Q:

Kraft reviewer?

Please provide your views on Velveeta.

PS You did a very nice job on Rogue One.

A:

Thanks on Rogue. Velveeta too velvety for me. I like a polyester cheese sometimes wool.


Q:

Those are good. I think it's just taking the entire profession a while to embrace them, as we figure out how people interpret them.

A:

Thanks on Rogue. Velveeta too velvety for me. I like a polyester cheese sometimes wool.


Q:

Hi. I was wondering what some of your toughest challenges were working on Con Man as a writer, director and actor simultaneously for the first time?

And congrats on your Emmy nomination-it's a brilliant show and well deserved by such an under appreciated actor.

A:

What made you want to be a weather forecaster and how did you go about becoming one?


Q:

Hi. I was wondering what some of your toughest challenges were working on Con Man as a writer, director and actor simultaneously for the first time?

And congrats on your Emmy nomination-it's a brilliant show and well deserved by such an under appreciated actor.

A:

Thank you. The toughest challenge was doing all those jobs at once. It took up every inch of my brain. I was like a broken robot that could only compute one thing. It changed my life. In a good way. I am so aware of peoples contribution to any project. Cut, crew, crafty, transpo etc....


Q:

I grew up with just a simmering interest in weather. Things like how you could have hail from a summer thunderstorm, and lightning from a snowstorm. I was always a natural performer so I was able to link my love for weather with my talent for performing/teaching. I went to Cornell to get a BS in meteorology, and then to FSU to get a masters degree to make sure I really knew what I was talking about.

A:

Thank you. The toughest challenge was doing all those jobs at once. It took up every inch of my brain. I was like a broken robot that could only compute one thing. It changed my life. In a good way. I am so aware of peoples contribution to any project. Cut, crew, crafty, transpo etc....


Q:

Hi Alan, I wanted to tell you that you absolutely made the Dallas Fan Expo worth it for me. I wasn't that excited to go honestly, was more supporting my friend, and I had heard Saturday was an absolute crowded mess. I went Sunday and accompanied my friend in line for her to get your autograph and you were just so kind and friendly. I didn't want to take up your time because I didn't even pay for anything, I was just standing there, but you still talked to both of us and were incredibly nice, we talked about the Firefly board game and such. I was disappointed when we couldn't get in to the packed Mark Hamill/Kevin Conroy Q&A, but making it to your Q&A made me not mind so much. You were hilarious and really good with the audience, just made the entire day and ticket price worth it.

How do you keep your energy up at conventions like that? Three manic days, going to events at the con, maybe seeing friends and family while you're in your hometown area... I would be grouchy as hell and really not into talking to long lines of people. How do you maintain a positive attitude like that and keep so engaged with fans?

A:

Ay Cornell! Did Ithaca's terrible weather help with your education in meteorology?


Q:

Hi Alan, I wanted to tell you that you absolutely made the Dallas Fan Expo worth it for me. I wasn't that excited to go honestly, was more supporting my friend, and I had heard Saturday was an absolute crowded mess. I went Sunday and accompanied my friend in line for her to get your autograph and you were just so kind and friendly. I didn't want to take up your time because I didn't even pay for anything, I was just standing there, but you still talked to both of us and were incredibly nice, we talked about the Firefly board game and such. I was disappointed when we couldn't get in to the packed Mark Hamill/Kevin Conroy Q&A, but making it to your Q&A made me not mind so much. You were hilarious and really good with the audience, just made the entire day and ticket price worth it.

How do you keep your energy up at conventions like that? Three manic days, going to events at the con, maybe seeing friends and family while you're in your hometown area... I would be grouchy as hell and really not into talking to long lines of people. How do you maintain a positive attitude like that and keep so engaged with fans?

A:

I learned form the best. Nathan Fillion. Also it helps to be genuinely happy to meet people. I hear great stories. Fans have changed my life for the better. There is a natural appreciation that comes with that.


Q:

Yes, there's nothing like first-hand experience. One winter break, it got so cold there that the pipes froze and burst causing problems to students' stuff.

A:

I learned form the best. Nathan Fillion. Also it helps to be genuinely happy to meet people. I hear great stories. Fans have changed my life for the better. There is a natural appreciation that comes with that.


Q:

Have you fonged anyone lately?

A:

Who wins in a fight: an F5 tornado or a Cat 5 hurricane?

*EF5. Whatever. They sound the same except one refreshes and the other is Brock's finishing move. I get it.


Q:

Have you fonged anyone lately?

A:

I can't afford the jail time.


Q:

No doubt, the hurricane because it's just so large and long-lasting.

A:

I can't afford the jail time.


Q:

Hi Alan, I know this subject is beyond beating a dead horse but is there anything Firefly-related for you in the future (as in prequel related)?

A:

1.) What is a weather event/phenomena that you want to witness someday?

2.) What is the most memorable weather event that you have reported on?

3.) Pineapple on pizza? y/n


Q:

Hi Alan, I know this subject is beyond beating a dead horse but is there anything Firefly-related for you in the future (as in prequel related)?

A:

I hope for a prequel but animated. That is doable and can be good.


Q:

I'd love to see a tornado (in the open plains where no one is at risk). I've seen funnels and waterspouts but never a tornado... in part because I go to work when there's a threat of one. Ivan and Katrina were both the most memorable events of my career. No pineapple. Just cheese.

A:

I hope for a prequel but animated. That is doable and can be good.


Q:

Who was your favorite character to voice and why was it Hei Hei?

A:

Tornadoes can spawn quickly during a hurricane. Do these type of tornadoes tend to be less capable of being long track tornadoes, or does it just depend on the storm system?

Thanks for doing this! There is much love for you in Pensacola!


Q:

Who was your favorite character to voice and why was it Hei Hei?

A:

It was a specific silly challenge. It was ridiculously fun


Q:

Just from the tornadoes we had here in Hurricane Ivan, they were not long track but it definitely would depend on the system. Thanks.

A:

It was a specific silly challenge. It was ridiculously fun


Q:

Hi, Alan!

Long time listener, first time caller.

What do you look for in a script when considering a part? Which character would you most like to play again?

A:

Do you ever talk to John ed thompson the old fox 10 weather guy. ?


Q:

Hi, Alan!

Long time listener, first time caller.

What do you look for in a script when considering a part? Which character would you most like to play again?

A:

Wash. Wray Nerely. It's a toss up for obvious reasons. I like writing and directing. Wash because he's Wash.


Q:

I haven't seen John Ed in a while but we certainly talk when we are in the same room.

A:

Wash. Wray Nerely. It's a toss up for obvious reasons. I like writing and directing. Wash because he's Wash.


Q:

Hi Alan, did you get the inspiration for Hot Gazpacho from your medium-long walks among potatoes and beets?

A:

Hi Alan. You and the rest of the WKRG weather team are the reason why I prefer WKRG over the other stations in our viewing area. I'm glad the rest of the world now knows of and can appreciate the work that you and the rest of the team does.

Since you're internet famous now, what are the chances that you might make an appearance at a comic convention? If a convention like Pensacon reached out to have you as a guest, would you accept it? I'd love to sit in for a meteorology panel hosted by you. I think it would be a great experience.


Q:

Hi Alan, did you get the inspiration for Hot Gazpacho from your medium-long walks among potatoes and beets?

A:

Try it. You will see.


Q:

Thanks for the words. I regularly go to 2 weather conventions and 2 journalism conventions each year, and I get invited to many many more. If my station were to give me the time to do so, I would! Weather is universal so it applies to everything.

A:

Try it. You will see.


Q:

I love you, do you love me too?

A:

Hello, I'm a meteorology undergrad. Which weather conventions do you attend? Are they exclusively for meteorologists, or do they allow students to attend as well?


Q:

I love you, do you love me too?

A:

of course. I will always remember that week-end in Zanzibar.


Q:

All are open to anybody who pays to register! Students typically have a reduced rate. I go to National Weather Association (next week outside of Los Angeles), and then check American Meteorological Society (January in Austin). Both websites will link you to a lot of the regional and college conferences.

A:

of course. I will always remember that week-end in Zanzibar.


Q:

Why do I cry every time I hear the phrase, "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar"?

A:

Has anyone actually figured out what is going on during a jubilee? I've heard it's not enough oxygen in the water. I've also heard it's not enough oxygen in the water. I've heard it's dependent on the weather. What do you think?


Q:

Why do I cry every time I hear the phrase, "I am a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar"?

A:

because Joss is a brilliant writer and has a lot of practice killing your favorite characters.


Q:

A jubilee is what we (in the Mobile Bay area) call a phenomenon where in a quiet weather pattern controlled by high pressure, a very light wind over a shallow bay or lake pushes the top layer of water away from the shore. That carries oxygen away from the shore leaving the fish and sea life weak, and disoriented, left to suffocate. People then go out in the water and gather up as much as they can!

A:

because Joss is a brilliant writer and has a lot of practice killing your favorite characters.


Q:

My daughter wants to be Moana for Halloween and her little brother wants to be Hei Hei. What tips can you give him to get into character?

A:

How does it feel getting this amount of recognition over something you've been doing for so long? What is the best piece of advise you can offer to aspiring meteorologists or educators? We appreciate you recognizing this community and thank you for taking the time to answer our questions!! May your future bear greater success.


Q:

My daughter wants to be Moana for Halloween and her little brother wants to be Hei Hei. What tips can you give him to get into character?

A:

I can tell him not to eat rocks. Learn to send his eyes in opposite directions


Q:

Thanks. The attention is nice from the standpoint that my mission has always been to educate (and entertain some). I do this as a part time college professor too. My best advice is put yourself in the seat of your audience. Throwing facts at them is not teaching. Make it interactive and fun with energy and enthusiasm and real-life examples. Interactive on TV is answering the questions people want to know, not what you want them to know!

A:

I can tell him not to eat rocks. Learn to send his eyes in opposite directions


Q:

You're a pieces?

A:

War Eagle or Roll Tide??


Q:

You're a pieces?

A:

Did I spell it wrong? I am fish.


Q:

If I answered that, I'd lose half my viewers!

A:

Did I spell it wrong? I am fish.


Q:

I'm excited for the Con Man marathon this Saturday night on Syfy. The gospel of Wray Nerely needs to be spread. Since they're just showing season 1, do you know yet if season 2 will be another marathon? Or are there plans for both seasons to air on a weekly basis?

A:

If TED reached out and asked you to give a talk, would you do it? What would you talk about?


Q:

I'm excited for the Con Man marathon this Saturday night on Syfy. The gospel of Wray Nerely needs to be spread. Since they're just showing season 1, do you know yet if season 2 will be another marathon? Or are there plans for both seasons to air on a weekly basis?

A:

Yes, season 2 marathon is in October right before NYC Comicon. I am not in control if when it is shown and how much is shown - which is actually a good thing since it would probably preempt every show on SyFy upsetting a larger percentage of SyFy fans


Q:

Sure, that would be fun. It would be something weather-related

A:

Yes, season 2 marathon is in October right before NYC Comicon. I am not in control if when it is shown and how much is shown - which is actually a good thing since it would probably preempt every show on SyFy upsetting a larger percentage of SyFy fans


Q:

kittens or puppies and why?

A:

What is a cool meteorological fact few know?


Q:

kittens or puppies and why?

A:

puppies. I have two and they rule. me. they rule me.


Q:

There's really no new water on Earth. It just cycles and recycles through the ground, oceans, air, and our bodies.

A:

puppies. I have two and they rule. me. they rule me.


Q:

Hi Alan?

A:

This is a two part question.

What is your most defining moment in the meteorology field

And did you ever expect to get so much more love than even James Spann?!


Q:

Hi Alan?

A:

Yes, calgil.


Q:

Hurricanes Katrina and Ivan were defining moments. I know James. Good guy. There's more than enough love to share!

A:

Yes, calgil.


Q:

Favorite dinosaur?

A:

Would you rather fight 1 Irma-sized tornado or 100 tornado-sized Irmas?


Q:

Favorite dinosaur?

A:

T-Rex. He's such a dick it's funny.


Q:

I'd run, either way

A:

T-Rex. He's such a dick it's funny.


Q:

Thank you for the entertainment!

Can you come to Boise, ID, so we can take a medium-short to medium-long walk through a field of tuberous potatoes while I wax rhapsodic about how you are one of the few celebrities that I would really care to meet?

I promise to only look at you semi-longingly.

A:

What was your reaction to being voted "Best Weatherman Ever" by so many people?

What made you want to become a Meteorologist?

Do you have any pets?


Q:

Thank you for the entertainment!

Can you come to Boise, ID, so we can take a medium-short to medium-long walk through a field of tuberous potatoes while I wax rhapsodic about how you are one of the few celebrities that I would really care to meet?

I promise to only look at you semi-longingly.

A:

ha ha


Q:

Bizarre is my reaction! It's nice though, that people are happy and excited to learn something that makes them smarter and safer. I don't mind the publicity from a professional perspective. Personally, I'm perfectly happy without it.

A:

ha ha


Q:

Hi Alan, huge fan here!

What is your biggest fear?

A:

Thanks for your great explanation of the hurricane, it was truly beneficial. What would you suggest as the best path for a young person interested in meteorology to obtain a job like yours?


Q:

Hi Alan, huge fan here!

What is your biggest fear?

A:

Nothing. I fear nothing. Not even death. You hear me God. Do your worst. Ha ha ha ha! I laugh in your undefinable face! I am most afraid of repercussions of what I have just written


Q:

Check out the resources from two organizations that I'm an officer of- American Meteorological Society National Weather Association They both have lots of career links.

A:

Nothing. I fear nothing. Not even death. You hear me God. Do your worst. Ha ha ha ha! I laugh in your undefinable face! I am most afraid of repercussions of what I have just written


Q:

What was your favorite bit part you ever played but never got credited for?

A:

If you had the honor to name a hurricane, what name would you give it?


Q:

What was your favorite bit part you ever played but never got credited for?

A:

I don't think I was credited as playing the Mayor in the Rick and MOrty I did. I did two roles.


Q:

That's a tough one. I wouldn't want to name it after a person since those storms can be pretty bad.

A:

I don't think I was credited as playing the Mayor in the Rick and MOrty I did. I did two roles.


Q:

Hi Alan! Phenomenally huge fan. Got any tips on widening my character voice repertoire?

A:

What measures could coastal cities take to be better prepared for more frequent and damaging hurricanes going forward?


Q:

Hi Alan! Phenomenally huge fan. Got any tips on widening my character voice repertoire?

A:

I found my way in through theater. The roles tending to be varied and with a long run I was able to perfect accents and the like.


Q:

It takes a lot of thought and research into not only what extremes have happened in the past, but what could happen. For cities and families, you have to project how you will grow in the future and when you invest in your infrastructure, go for the long term, rather than short term. Even though it seems like it will cost more up front, you end up saving in the long run.

A:

I found my way in through theater. The roles tending to be varied and with a long run I was able to perfect accents and the like.


Q:

What is your favourite TV guest appearance you've made?

A:

What is a common misconception about your profession that you would like to address?


Q:

What is your favourite TV guest appearance you've made?

A:

My favorite guest appearance on Con Man was Stan Lee. I mean come on how cool is that. For me, it has yet to come out I filmed it two weeks ago.


Q:

That we guess at the weather and are wrong half the time. People focus on the one forecast that didn't turn out the way they expected, where they live, but they take for granted the overwhelming times that forecasts are right on target (for an area, not their house).

A:

My favorite guest appearance on Con Man was Stan Lee. I mean come on how cool is that. For me, it has yet to come out I filmed it two weeks ago.


Q:

Alan, as someone who has worn many hats in the industry, and to someone who is very new to a very small part of the industry, what sets apart a good producer from lackluster or terrible ones? From both the point of view of crew and talent as well?

Also, where can I get some sweet shirts like Wash had?

A:

What's your favorite sandwich?


Q:

Alan, as someone who has worn many hats in the industry, and to someone who is very new to a very small part of the industry, what sets apart a good producer from lackluster or terrible ones? From both the point of view of crew and talent as well?

Also, where can I get some sweet shirts like Wash had?

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You need to have a way with people more or less. Know hen to stay out of the way and when to share your opinions. Terrible ones undermine the creative process. The Wash shirts belong to Fox. They aren't very cooperative.


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Probably BLT

A:

You need to have a way with people more or less. Know hen to stay out of the way and when to share your opinions. Terrible ones undermine the creative process. The Wash shirts belong to Fox. They aren't very cooperative.


Q:

Alan! Do you have any other pet projects coming down the pipeline? Also, was Amy Acker the first choice for Dawn? Any basis in reality there?

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Is there any particular word/place that you have difficulty pronouncing?


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Alan! Do you have any other pet projects coming down the pipeline? Also, was Amy Acker the first choice for Dawn? Any basis in reality there?

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Yes. absolutely. Amy Acker is one of the best actresses working today. I am sorry to skip some questions I am trying to get all the con man questions. I'll come back for some.


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Oh yes. A lot of community names may have French, Spanish, or native American origins. That means there are 3 ways to pronounce them- the way they would be spoken in the original language; the way they are spoken by the average American; and then the way the local community decides it wants to pronounce them!

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Yes. absolutely. Amy Acker is one of the best actresses working today. I am sorry to skip some questions I am trying to get all the con man questions. I'll come back for some.


Q:

What would be the title of Hot Gazpacho's hit song?

A:

Hi, Alan! During the coverage for Irma, lots of reporters/meteorologists were out in the midst of landfall, some struggling to stand and others tied to hotel balconies - at the same time telling viewers to take cover. What are your thoughts on reporting live in dangerous weather conditions?


Q:

What would be the title of Hot Gazpacho's hit song?

A:

86 Gazpacho


Q:

I don't want to do it. There are safer ways to do it. On the other hand, people who are not in the path of the storms sometimes watch it for the spectacle.

A:

86 Gazpacho


Q:

Alan,

Who would win in a fight: Sean Astin or Nathan Fillion?

A:

Would you consider yourself the Bob Ross of meteorology?


Q:

Alan,

Who would win in a fight: Sean Astin or Nathan Fillion?

A:

Fillion. He has the reach and size advantage. It would be a blood bath or a puss shower


Q:

I just consider myself me!

A:

Fillion. He has the reach and size advantage. It would be a blood bath or a puss shower


Q:

If you could instantly become a master at any skill, trade or discipline, what would that be?

A:
  1. Did you ever think anything like this would happen?

  2. How did your co-workers react?

  3. What are you planning to do with your new-found fame?


Q:

If you could instantly become a master at any skill, trade or discipline, what would that be?

A:

Piano. Oh the music I could make.


Q:

Never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated this. My co-workers were really excited. I plan to keep on keeping on!

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Piano. Oh the music I could make.


Q:

What things can a director do to make an actor's job easier? On the other end, what can a director do to make your life more difficult on-set or in pre-production?

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  1. Is climate change causing hurricanes to cause more damage?
  2. Where is the evaporation compared to the rainfall in a hurricane?
  3. Why isn't there thunder and lightning in a hurricane?

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What things can a director do to make an actor's job easier? On the other end, what can a director do to make your life more difficult on-set or in pre-production?

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On Con Man I found that in all areas of production it was best to collaborate not to dictate. Except with budget people. Their job is to dictate to you. With them I pushed back. Also have fun. Have fun pushing back on the $ guys.


Q:

The Earth is warming but before you consider that, consider that population density in front of hurricanes is so much larger, with people in the US that have more stuff, and bigger cities, so that even a medium hurricane will cause a lot of damage and headache. Evaporation and then condensation is what keeps building the clouds so it's around the hurricane, but also in the midst of it. Hurricanes tend to not have very cold air above them and that's part of what leads to differences of water droplets and ice crystals in regular thunderstorms. You're right they tend to not have a lot of lightning but they do have some, and the new satellites are showing it to us.

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On Con Man I found that in all areas of production it was best to collaborate not to dictate. Except with budget people. Their job is to dictate to you. With them I pushed back. Also have fun. Have fun pushing back on the $ guys.


Q:

Hi Alan! My son Zander and daughter Kaeli are big fans. Would you mind saying hello to them? It would really make their day!

A:

Im what ways did the new GOES-16 satellite help make predictions about any of the tropical systems we've had this year?


Q:

Hi Alan! My son Zander and daughter Kaeli are big fans. Would you mind saying hello to them? It would really make their day!

A:

Hello you two. Your names remind me of a couple of characters I know. Have a great day.


Q:

I know that it is feeding much more data into the models but I don't know to what degree. I'm hoping that the "relatively" good track forecast for Irma is a result of that and a sign of long-term improvement. The winds of Irma were much harder to forecast. That's true of all hurricanes. As much as new technology helps. There are still areas we need more knowledge and data in.

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Hello you two. Your names remind me of a couple of characters I know. Have a great day.