Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit OtherIamA the dude who made that $80 Taco Bell Lasagna and a co-founder at Foodbeast.com, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4787/iama-the-dude-who-made-that-80-taco-bell-lasagna I'm a writer/co-founder at Foodbeast, 27 years old, ask me whatever about this lasagna, media, my little hands... (sorry to those who asked dope questions earlier, that AMA was removed cause I'm a numnut who didn't provide the right proof.)

Foodbeast is viewed by over 70 million people monthly across YouTube, Facebook and of course Foodbeast.com.

Facebook Proof (just posted a link to this AMA on our official Facebook page): https://www.facebook.com/foodbeast/posts/10153898425654281 My Proof: http://imgur.com/8uOxsAR More Proof: http://imgur.com/GT1DtOc

Posted this Taco Bell Lasagna recipe yesterday on Foodbeast: http://www.foodbeast.com/news/taco-bell-lasagna/

Now it is on these websites:

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am author and Iraq War veteran Matt Gallagher. My blog got shut down by the Army while I was in Iraq and my debut novel 'Youngblood' is out this week. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4790/i-am-author-and-iraq-war-veteran-matt-gallagher I'm Matt Gallagher, a former U.S. Army captain, Iraq war veteran, and author of the debut novel Youngblood out this week from Atria/Simon & Schuster.

I spent fifteen months in Iraq in 2007 and 2008, during the Surge, and kept a blog over there called 'Kaboom' that got shut down by my chain-of-command. I have written about a variety of topics, from contemporary warfare to the military-civilian divide in America to participating in the Big Buck Hunter World Championships. I'm also a diehard Cleveland Browns fan and named my goofy, ridiculous dog after Hemingway. Ask me anything!

Proof via the Twitter machine

ETA: Hey all, this has been a lot of fun, thanks for the thoughtful questions. Gotta run now but I'll check in later and answer some more. For you New Yorkers out there, the launch for Youngblood is tonight at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn. I'll be in conversation with Phil Klay, author of Redeployment. Starts at 7pm. Hope some of you can make it

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe are Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszweski - we wrote & produced THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON: AMERICAN CRIME STORY and other crazy true-life stories, ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/4788/we-are-scott-alexander-larry-karaszweski-we-wrote We also wrote: Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Big Eyes, and Man On The Moon.

You can ask about those too.

Ask away!

PROOF: https://twitter.com/Karaszewski/status/694577620382408704

Proof Photo

We'll be back at the top of the hour to answer your questions!

Thanks so much, the show airs Tuessday at 10PM on FX

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI'm a bail bondsman, AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/4792/im-a-bail-bondsman-ama In celebration of my new (and friggin expensive) commercials that my company has just put out, I figured I'd do an AMA about the bond business. People always seem to be curious how it all works since it's not a common job, so ask whatever question you have and I'll try and give y'all an honest answer.

Also, you can check out our new commercials here and here and give me your opinion, just try not to be too harsh. I'm alil proud of them. I would place their quality somewhere in between decent local commercial and.... crappy national commercial. Big thanks to Burton Gilliam for being a part of it!

edit: is it normal to get so many downvotes?

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI am Matthias Wandel; woodworker, YouTuber and inventor of the pantorouter. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/4783/i-am-matthias-wandel-woodworker-youtuber-and Hi everyone,

I'm hear with /u/MrQuickLine to answer your questions about anything I do. I'll be here for 60-90 minutes or so, so go ahead and ask me anything.

Proof: http://www.imgur.com/xiG240a

EDIT: I think I'm all done for tonight. I may check in again in the morning and answer some questions. Thanks for participating.

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe are the cast and creators of BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE, AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4784/we-are-the-cast-and-creators-of-blue-mountain We are the writers, producers, and cast of BLUE MOUNTAIN STATE: THE RISE OF THADLAND. Available to own today! Our film was partially funded by Kickstarter. It's been a long and crazy road but the movie is finally here! Ask Us Anything!

PROOF

Watch the trailer here!

Buy the movie here!

EDIT: Hey guys, thanks for all the questions. We're blown away by the support! Thank you! We're going to take a quick break, but keep the questions coming and we'll jump on again in a few hours to answer more! Go Goats!

EDIT 2: Hey guys we're back to take more questions! A lot's happened since we left. We're now the #1 movie on iTunes!! Thanks for the amazing support! Ask away!

EDIT 3: Okay, we're checking out for the night. On our way to New York for the second premier screening. Thanks again for all the great questions and support for this insane movie. Can't wait for the opportunity to make more! Goodnight Reddit!

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI am Dominic Monaghan, host of "Wild Things" and star of "Lost" & "Lord Of The Rings" http://www.topiama.com/r/4785/i-am-dominic-monaghan-host-of-wild-things-and I'm Dominic Monaghan, currently on my 3rd season of "Wild Things" on Travel Channel, Wednesday at 10PM.

I do stuff and I also do things.

I'm not that hobbit, or am I? So I'm back again, ask me anything!

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EDIT: You guys are fantastic, off to tape @Midnight! - see you sooon!

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
ScienceI am Helen Branswell, an infectious diseases reporter for STAT. AMA about Zika virus and covering disease outbreaks. http://www.topiama.com/r/4786/i-am-helen-branswell-an-infectious-diseases My short bio: I am Helen Branswell, an infectious diseases reporter for STAT, a new health and medicine news site. Currently, I am covering the Zika outbreak.

I cut my infectious diseases teeth during Toronto's 2003 SARS outbreak. Since then, I've covered bird flu, polio, the 2009 flu pandemic, and Ebola.

Some of my recent Zika stories for STAT: * The world needs a Zika vaccine. Getting one will take years * The Zika questions that science needs to answer * Will Hawaii’s dengue outbreak foreshadow how Zika plays out in the US?

Great questions, people. Thanks for coming by. I've got to get back to writing for STAT -- please keep an eye out for our coverage of Zika. www.statnews.com

My Proof: https://twitter.com/HelenBranswell/status/692794192142163970

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
OtherIamA curator at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery home to the exhibition WONDER. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4789/iama-curator-at-the-smithsonians-renwick-gallery My short bio: IamA curator at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery home to the exhibition WONDER. AMA! Hi everyone – Nicholas Bell here. I organized the Renwick Gallery's reopening exhibition WONDER. The project transforms nine gallery spaces through site-specific installations by major contemporary artists—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin, and Leo Villareal.

The Renwick Gallery is the branch museum of the Smithsonian American Art Museum where we display contemporary craft. I have been a curator here for 8 years.

http://renwick.americanart.si.edu/wonder/gallery/ http://renwick.americanart.si.edu/social

My Proof: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1479/24023409753_4b3d366c1e_z.jpg

UPDATE: Thanks for all your great questions gang! Please come visit the Renwick this spring/summer while WONDER is still on view. Bring your friends!

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
GamingI am Don Rawitsch, a co-inventor of the original Oregon Trail computer game. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4781/i-am-don-rawitsch-a-coinventor-of-the-original The Oregon Trail game was invented in 1971 by Bill Heinemann, Paul Dillenberger, and myself when we were seniors at Carleton College (MN) training to be teachers. I wanted a game to help me teach about the Westward Movement in the mid-1800s. My partner math teachers knew some programming. We had access to a mainframe computer that did all its communicating via printed text. The result was the first version of what became the most popular educational computer game of the 1980s and 90s. I brought the game to the Minnesota Educational Computing Corporation (MECC) when I started work there in 1974. When personal computers like the Apple II hit the market a few years later, a MECC team converted the game to a version with graphics, animation, pioneer tunes, and some memorable quotes. A classic was born.

Thousands of students who played Oregon Trail back then continue to enjoy fond memories of the game as evidenced by its appearance on TV and radio programs, T-shirts, online forums, and in everyday conversation. I am here to answer your questions about how the game was invented, what the original version was like, what computing was like at the dawn of its use in schools, and my experiences with OT fans.

I am also interested to hear your stories of how you first encountered the game, what you learned from it, and how it affected you. You might also share these stories with the Strong Museum of Play (Rochester, NY), home of the World Video Game Hall of Fame, which will soon select games to be enshrined in 2016: http://www.worldvideogamehalloffame.org/nominate

Forty-five years ago I was looking for a way to enliven the teaching of history. Thanks to the many people who have let us know we were on the right trail!

My proof photo: http://imgur.com/NlvOnfl The three inventors in 1995 (Don, Bill, Paul): http://imgur.com/g4hsxOa Teletypes Ho! http://imgur.com/1YDaQlh

EDIT: CLOSING REMARKS I stayed on for 2.5 hours - thanks so much to all of you who wrote expressing your memories of the game and asking questions. For all those I couldn't get to, you might find this article from a few years ago interesting, telling the story of how OT came to be: http://www.citypages.com/news/oregon-trail-how-three-minnesotans-forged-its-path-6745749

And check above for the Hall of Fame link - we need an educational game to go in!

What did I learn about life from Oregon Trail? Plan ahead Be patient If you persevere, you'll find your green valley. Even if the water's deep, sometimes you just have to caulk your wagon and head out from shore. -Don-

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerIamA an actress, Lily from the AT&T spots & I went to Greece to volunteer with Refugees AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4782/iama-an-actress-lily-from-the-att-spots-i-went-to Hi! I'm Milana.

Long time redditor, first time AMAer. I'm so happy to get to here because this place means a lot to me.

I recently made a short doc about my time with the refugees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlsPcYFYaG0 And I'm using it in hopes of bringing awareness and getting people to take action to help these people. Because, you know, they're people. You can find out more about that at https://www.CantDoNothing.org.

My Proof: https://twitter.com/MintMilana/status/694226538414215169

EDIT: That's all for me, friends. I'll swing back a little later and try to finish up some of the questions. You make me want to be a better man.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIAMA Utilities Mechanic at McMurdo Station, Antarctica! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4779/iama-utilities-mechanic-at-mcmurdo-station Edit: Alright guys, Ive answered some more of your questions! Im about to meet some friends and play some board games, so Im gonna get off the computer again for a while! I will of course be on reddit later, so I can answer more questions! Have a good night!

Alright everyone, Ive been on here for a couple of hours and Im going to take a break for a while. Thank you all for the questions and Ill be back on later to answer more! TTFN! If you are interested in working down here, the best place to start looking is here: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/antarctic-support-contract/jobs-in-antarctica/visit-partners.html

Ok guys, I told my parents that I would call them today so I am doing that now. I will be back in about 30 minutes to answer more of your questions! See ya soon! :D

I have been living and working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica for a little over 3 months now. My job is to help keep the boilers and furnaces working properly, as well as fixing all manner of station utilities and assets!

AMA!

Proof: http://imgur.com/e1gcBH2

Special plug for /r/Antarctica!

Here is a pano of my shop: http://i.imgur.com/1hzVS7n.jpg

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI am Paul M.M. Cooper - my first historical novel was one of the largest literary book deals at the London Book Fair, and has just been published. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4780/i-am-paul-mm-cooper-my-first-historical-novel-was I've spent the last 5 years writing a historical fiction novel, and it was finally published 2 days ago.

I'm especially happy to give advice to aspiring writers, help out on matters of research, and give insight into the process of publishing, getting an agent etc. Feel free to ask whatever, though!

My book, River of Ink, was one of the biggest literary deals at the London Book Fair in 2014. It is set in 13th-century Sri Lanka, and tells the story of a poet forced to translate a piece of mythology for a tyrannical King - which results in him becoming something of an accidental and (very reluctant) revolutionary. The book is set around historical events, and is based on years of research and time I spent living in Sri Lanka.

Proof: here and here, also here.

You can read more of the synopsis etc here and on Goodreads. There's also today's review in the Financial Times.

I waste a lot of my life on Twitter too - come waste it with me!

EDIT: Wow, front page! :) Thanks for all your support, everyone. I'm determined to answer every question.

EDIT 2: Okay everyone, I'm going to call it a night. Thanks so much for all your positivity and curiosity, and to the user who gifted me reddit gold! I've had a lot of fun answering all your questions. If anyone has anything else to ask, I'll drop by tomorrow morning and answer what's left. All the best, wherever you are!

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 0:00:00 EDT
PoliticsIamA the editors of PolitiFact ... who were up too late last night fact-checking the GOP presidential debate ... AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4776/iama-the-editors-of-politifact-who-were-up-too Our short bios:

Angie Drobnic Holan is the editor of PolitiFact. She previously was deputy editor, and before that a reporter for PolitiFact, helping launch the site in 2007. She was a member of the PolitiFact team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 2008 election. She has been with the Tampa Bay Times since 2005 and previously worked at newspapers in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Aaron Sharockman is the executive director of PolitiFact. Aaron oversees PolitiFact’s operations, development and revenue, assists in our journalistic mission, manages our state partnerships and lead efforts to develop new products for PolitiFact users. He also helps coordinate some of our special products, including our debate coverage and our media appearances. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

Our Proof: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwiJbAWhwPe_X0c3bFJUZVVyQTA/view

https://twitter.com/asharock/status/693095369434005504

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 0:00:00 EDT
JournalistIamA ACLU Michigan investigative reporter Curt Guyette, who helped uncover the Flint water crisis AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4777/iama-aclu-michigan-investigative-reporter-curt Thank you for

My short bio: I'm a veteran journalist who was hired by the ACLU of Michigan to investigate the state's radical Emergency manager law, which takes away the power of locally elected officials and allows a state appointee to take complete control of financially troubled school districts and cities.

My Proof: http://ow.ly/i/gik27

Thank you for your questions, redditors! Follow my investigative journalism wor for the ACLU of Michigan at ACLUmich.org

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 0:00:00 EDT