Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit Ask Gov. Gary Johnson http://www.topiama.com/r/2481/ask-gov-gary-johnson I am Gov. Gary Johnson. I am the founder and Honorary Chairman of Our America Initiative. I was the Libertarian candidate for President of the United States in 2012, and the two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1995 - 2003.

Here is proof that this is me: https://twitter.com/GovGaryJohnson I've been referred to as the 'most fiscally conservative Governor' in the country, and vetoed so many bills that I earned the nickname "Governor Veto." I believe that individual freedom and liberty should be preserved, not diminished, by government.

I'm also an avid skier, adventurer, and bicyclist. I have currently reached the highest peaks on six of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.

FOR MORE INFORMATION Please visit my organization's website: http://OurAmericaInitiative.com/. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Tumblr. You can also follow Our America Initiative on Facebook Google + and Twitter

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am the RZA. Artist, musician, producer, author, and actor in Brick Mansions. AMAA. http://www.topiama.com/r/2482/i-am-the-rza-artist-musician-producer-author-and I started off as a hiphop artist with a dream. Later, formed the world-famous Wu-Tang clan. After selling over 20 million records, I began to produce other artists, from BIG to Mary J., to Kanye… In 1999, I scored my first motion picture, Ghost Dog, which led me to become a composer. I later did music for Kill Bill, Blade: Trinity, and Afro Samurai to name a few. Working in film music led to me being discovered by movie executive Harvey Weinstein, who put me in a film named Derailed. That spawned an acting career, of which I have been nurturing for the past 10 years. My latest film, Brick Mansions, comes out this Friday 4/25 and I acted alongside the late, great Paul Walker. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhFZ4jAD_fU&feature=youtu.be

I'm looking forward to taking your questions. Victoria from reddit will be here with me today. AMAA.

https://twitter.com/RZA/status/459038081442910208

Thanks everybody. I really had a good time doing this, it was my first time, and it was fun enough that I would do this again. Please enjoy the film this weekend, Brick Mansions. Rest in Peace to Paul Walker. And Wu-Tang forever.

RZA's out, bong bong.

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
We are tribal members and heartland ranchers encamped on the National Mall right NOW, calling on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL. AUA! (and please come visit!) http://www.topiama.com/r/2483/we-are-tribal-members-and-heartland-ranchers We are farmers and tribal members from the route along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and we just rode into Washington DC on horseback and set up a tipi camp on the National Mall. We are here to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline. We live on this land, work this land, and drink from her sacred waters. We will not let this pipeline pass. We have lots of stories to share. We are here in a tipi answering questions at 11am ET. Ask us anything!

Also -- this Saturday, everyone is welcome to join us for a powerful gathering to send a possibly final message to President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands.

Check out proof: http://imgur.com/XkX8Grv

Check out photos from the first day: http://imgur.com/a/fiazt

Right now we have Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska and Aldo Seoane of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe on deck to answer your questions!

Edit: We are still answering questions, don't worry! There are many of us here in the National Mall, though it is lunch time so not many are at the computer right now. Keep up the comments and we will get to you!

Edit2: Still waiting on the lunch break... more people will come to answer questions, don't worry! In the meantime, you should know that the Keystone XL is built for exporting oil abroad!
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0309/Inside-the-Keystone-pipeline-How-much-would-it-really-help-US-consumers

Edit3: We're thinking of ending the AMA at about 3:00PM ET, thank you for all your support! We appreciate it greatly!

Edit4: We're still answering questions! Check /u/rejectandprotect to see some personal stories!

Edit5: Alright I think we're finished up here though we may come back to answer more questions and join the discussion later. Thank you all for your support. We will be here all week at The National Mall in Washington, D.C., culminating in a massive rally this Saturday!

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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am comedian Todd Barry and this is my AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2484/i-am-comedian-todd-barry-and-this-is-my-ama My short bio:

I have a new concert film out called The Crowd Work Tour which documents a 2013 tour where I did entire shows without any prepared material. It was filmed in seven west-coast cities, directed by Lance Bangs, and produced by Louis CK. You can download and stream it on louisck.net for just $5.

I've done standup on TV (Letterman, Conan, Comedy Central) and acted in movies (The Wrestler, Pootie Tang, Wanderlust) and TV shows (Louie, Larry Sanders Show, Flight Of The Conchords).

I'm currently on my FINAL CROWD WORK TOUR with upcoming shows in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Washington, DC, Philadephia, Boston, and Brooklyn.

toddbarry.com @toddbarry

My Proof: https://twitter.com/toddbarry/status/458967745754062848

UPDATE: I have to go! This was fun! Pretty nice of me to do this for two hours! I hope you buy my new special/film on louisck.net. Also, if anyone knows why my Itunes cuts out when I play it through Airport Express, that would be great!

  • Todd
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Nigerian who witnessed the 2001 Jos riots and the Boko Haram insurgency AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2480/iama-nigerian-who-witnessed-the-2001-jos-riots My short bio: I was born and raised in Nigeria and have witnessed some incredible acts of violence. My childhood wasn't shite though, peculiar but not shite.

My Proof: just removed it.

If you require more proof please ask.

No I did not send you the email spam. Come on guys.

No I am not a prince.

No we are not savages.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am comedian, author, public access TV host, and notoriously open book Chris Gethard. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/2485/i-am-comedian-author-public-access-tv-host-and I feel like anybody who knows me knows me because of my Public Access Show, which has been on the air since 2011. And maybe you've seen me in bit parts in shows like Broad City, and The Office, and Louie, and that movie The Heat.

My comedy album My Comedy Album was released TODAY. I hope you buy it, and I hope if you buy it, that you like it, and you can help me pay for my wedding in the process (we're renting a summer camp, it's pretty overwhelming).

I visit reddit multiple times a day. I'm super nervous about doing an AMA. Please talk to me so I'm not the loneliest nerd out of all the nerds on reddit. But at least I'm at reddit headquarters in New York, it's exactly what you think reddit headquarters will be.

Ask me anything.

https://twitter.com/ChrisGethard/status/458683057206468609

UPDATE:

Hey guys! This has been so fun! I'm gonna come back later and do more. Right now I gotta get ready for the record release show tonight at the Knitting Factory. I hope you guys get the album and dig it, and I am amazed at the outpouring of support here. Touching base with people is one of the best rewards I know of being a comedian and I'm glad things like this exist. Talk to you later! - Geth

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
Hey Reddit! We are the creators/stars of Blue Mountain State: Eric Falconer, Romanski, and Alan Ritchson, AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2476/hey-reddit-we-are-the-creatorsstars-of-blue We're the creators and stars of Blue Mountain State, a comedy series that ran for three season before being canceled abruptly in 2012. Now we're trying to make a movie. Ask us anything... and we mean anything!

www.BlueMountainStateTheMovie.com

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/773106364/blue-mountain-state-the-movie

Hey Reddit, here's an amazing?? rap by Thad Castle and his back up group never before seen, just for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfwjHJs2w28&feature=youtu.be

Alright, Reddit, we have to go. It's been amazing, thanks so much for everything! You guys are all as twisted as we are. Don't forget to visit our Kickstarter page! Love you! Eric, Romanski, and Alan

EDIT: Alright Alright, back by popular demand, we're answering questions again. AUA!

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Michael Stevens of Vsauce on YouTube, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2477/i-am-michael-stevens-of-vsauce-on-youtube-ama Hello redditors! My name is Michael Stevens and I am behind the YouTube channel Vsauce. I love science and art and history and language and math and philosophy and making video and things. Ask me anything!

EDIT: PROOF: https://twitter.com/tweetsauce/status/458302210989101056

EDIT: Thank you all so much for taking the time to ask me questions! You guys are why I do this. Stay curious, know that you can always ask me anything on twitter, and as always, thanks for watching.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA veterinary student who just got back from working at an animal shelter in India, which has a policy of not euthanizing anything for any reason. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2478/iama-veterinary-student-who-just-got-back-from I'm about to enter my final year in vet school and decided to get some work experience at a shelter in India.

The shelter is funded by Jains, who believe it is wrong to kill any animal for any reason (even killing a fly is not allowed). As a result, the shelter is filled with extremely injured animals, like paralyzed dogs/monkeys, those with multiple broken limbs/open joints, even confirmed rabies cases were left to die of 'natural causes.'

The shelter mainly deals with street animals that are brought in by well meaning people from the area, and also responds to calls dealing with street animals in the city itself with a mobile clinic. We dealt with an extremely diverse number of species, including goats, cows, hawks, monkeys, turtles, etc.

Overall it was a very positive experience for me, but it was certainly a very difficult time emotionally as well. AMA!

(proof sent to mods since I'd rather not name the organization publicly)

and here's two small albums of some of the cases I saw. Warning, graphic and upsetting. http://imgur.com/a/WNwMP

http://imgur.com/a/bc7FD

Edit okay bedtime for me. this has been enjoyable. I'll answer more questions in the morning, if there are any.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
We are Satchel & Stix from Steel Panther AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2479/we-are-satchel-stix-from-steel-panther-ama Whatsup Redditors!!! We are Satchel and Stix Zadinia from the world famous Steel Panther. Also known as, the greatest rock band of all time. We just released our killer new album, ALL YOU CAN EAT, which you can grab right here :http://www.steelpantherrocks.com We also have the best original YouTube series EVER called SP TV. Check it: http://www.youtube.com/steelpantherrocks

ASK US ANYTHING!

PROOF: Satchel: https://twitter.com/Steel_Panther/status/458328493026074624/photo/1

Stix Zadinia: https://twitter.com/Steel_Panther/status/458327956545208320

THANK YOU SO MUCH, FANTHERS!! Satchel & Stix LOVE YOU. That was a great time. See you SOON.

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Grant Kirkhope, composer of Banjo and DK 64, along w/ developers Prismatic Games of the Party-RTS, Hex Heroes, for Wii U/PC http://www.topiama.com/r/2473/i-am-grant-kirkhope-composer-of-banjo-and-dk-64 Announcements: We thank Grant for taking the time to answer your questions. He's taking off now, but the team at Prismatic will stick around a bit longer to answer any questions about Hex Heroes or anything else you'd like to ask!

My short bio: Grant Kirkhope is a BAFTA nominated composer who has created the soundtrack to video games that have sold in excess of 25 million copies. From “GoldenEye” to “Banjo-Kazooie” and “Perfect Dark” to “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning”, Grant has shown his versatility in being able to craft music in a huge variety of styles.

Grant has a degree in music from the Royal Northern College of Music in the UK where he majored in classical trumpet. He has also toured extensively in Europe with a variety of bands and has been part of the opening act for Van Halen, Bon Jovi. ZZ top and Bryan Adams on stadium tours of this territory.

Grant has now settled in LA where he has recently been nominated for an International Film Music Critics Association Award for “Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning” and has been voted into the Classic FM Hall Of Fame for his score for "Viva Pinata".

Prismatic Games is an independent developer currently working on the Wii U title Hex Heroes. It was co-founded by the artist of the hit indie game The Bridge. The music is being composed by the legendary Grant Kirkhope, who is noted for his work on many Nintendo 64 games and more recently Kingdoms of Amalur.

Ask us anything!

Usernames being used for AMA:

*Grant_Kirkhope

*Prismatic_Games

Our Proof:

@GrantKirkhope

@PrismaticGames

@wrackune - Mario

@kinkofer - Chris

fb.com/PrismaticGames

HexHeros.com

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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I traveled the world for the past 5 years, on a budget of <10$ a day. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2474/i-traveled-the-world-for-the-past-5-years-on-a My short bio: My name is Tom (short for Tomislav) and I am from Croatia. I have been traveling for the past couple of years, alternative style - hitchhiking, couchsurfing, camping, volunteering. I visited five continents, I sailed across one ocean, and I just came back home - with a book about how it all started.

Support my book on Indiegogo: 1000 Days of Spring

My Proof: Twitter post

Ask me anything!

EDIT - wow guys, I didnt expect this amount of questions, over 3,000! I think I got most of the topics covered, if you have some additional questions, you can always contact me via my Facebook page

THANK YOU ALL!

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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
Jeremy Piven, actor from Chicago. Let's get into it, you guys. http://www.topiama.com/r/2462/jeremy-piven-actor-from-chicago-lets-get-into-it Hi reddit. Jeremy Piven here. My latest show is Mr. Selfridge which is on PBS MASTERPIECE Classic. We are currently in the middle of season 2. If you guys need help finding PBS, I am in a service position for all of you. Victoria from reddit will be assisting today.

Ask me anything.

https://twitter.com/jeremypiven/status/456613150465343488

https://twitter.com/jeremypiven/status/456946964421033984

First of all, I want to say how grateful I am for anyone who's even paying attention this moment, whether you love or hate me, it doesn't matter, I appreciate that you're here at this moment, and all I ask is that you just watch a bit of Mr. Selfridge because I think we're all looking for that show, and I really believe in that show, I really do.

And it's the kind of thing where if you stick with it, you won't regret it. It's the true story of an American at the turn of the century who went to London and essentially invented shopping as we know it. And his life was so unbelievable, when I first heard it, I thought it HAD to have been made up. And I'm pretty excited to share it with everyone.

And I will come to each one of your houses, and show you how to find PBS. And the best news is.... it's free.

Please follow me on twitter @jeremypiven, I really value your opinion and I'd love to see what your take on the show is. Because I am also producing the show, and we're basically going to do 4 seasons. That's how British people do it, and I want to hear what your take on it is, I'd love to hear your reaction.

Thank you for your taking the time with me, and I'd love to do this again. And thank you for your patience, and for your loyalty, it means the world to me.

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I'm the Curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian Institution. I've just beein entrusted with the care and feeding of the Nation's *T. rex*. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/2467/im-the-curator-of-dinosauria-at-the-smithsonian Hi, I’m Matthew Carrano, Curator of Dinosauria at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. I've gone dinosaur-hunting around the world, named a dinosaur after a rock-and-roll singer, and now am lead curator for the museum's new 30,000-square-foot National Fossil Hall.

I don't think dinosaurs could roar, or that we'll get dinosaur DNA anytime soon. I know what happened to Brontosaurus, and why dinosaurs are not extinct. I've wanted to be a paleontologist since I was six years old.

Ask me anything!

Proof: I am holding a rare specimen of Snooceratops from our collections. Read more about me here and here.

EDIT: Further proof here

EDIT 2: You guys are great! I'll try to get to everyone, but I'm a three-finger typist…only one more than T. rex.

EDIT 3: Okay, I've gotta hit the road and get back to the fossils. But thanks for all your excellent questions - and come visit the Smithsonian's dinosaur hall soon, before it closes!

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT
We are Graeme Manson & John Fawcett, the creators of Orphan Black. Ask us anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/2468/we-are-graeme-manson-john-fawcett-the-creators-of We are Graeme Manson & John Fawcett, the creators of Orphan Black.

The new season of Orphan Black premieres Saturday April 19th at 9/8c on BBC America and Space Channel. Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfUxpTSnq4o&list=PLvMGq_h9khwV8arNiFAM85saofsIj4zsb

GM is Graeme Manson JF is John Fawcett

Ask us anything.

http://www.twitter.com/OrphanBlack

GM: Thanks Clone Club, thanks Reddit. Enjoy the show on Saturday. JF: We hope you love it. GM: We think your head canons will explode. You guys are the best fans. JF: We love you!

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 0:00:00 EDT