Actor / Entertainer - LiveI am OliverBabish, the creator n' star of Binging with Babish - help me choose the next movie/tv food to recreate, and of course, AMA!
Feb 23rd 2017 by OliverBabish • 18 Questions • 8822 Points
Hey guys! I am a twenty-two year old Irish woman, working as a freelance content writer. I love whiskey, sleeping, Drake and dogs. I also happen to be a stage four cancer survivor.
I was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2013, which had spread and metastasized/spread in the lining of my left lung. I was 18 years old at the time and had just started my first week of university.
After a grueling course of chemotherapy, I was given my NED/remission status on February 24th 2014. I developed both depression and PTSD post-treatment, which I have since overcome.
I have always been a storyteller and writer by nature, and my goal is to write a book about my experiences with cancer and the stigma of surviving. However, I'm not quite comfortable enough with it to write about it at the moment.
The objective of this AMA is to give me a little insight into the kinds of questions people have about cancer, young people with cancer and surviving cancer. It'll also help put me on the path to finally writing my book.
I'd really like to break down the stigma and preconceptions of what it means to "survive" the shit-show of cancer. If I've learned anything from past encounters as a survivor, it's that people are misinformed and often wrong. So with that in mind, there are no stupid questions!
Ask literally anything, it doesn't matter if you think it's dumb, offensive, disgusting etc. I will answer with frank honesty.
A picture of my first ever PET scan results. All of the black is cancer, with the exception of the larger black shadow at the bottom. That's my bladder which was full of dye for the scan.
Hey man, really enjoying the videos! How about something from Hannibal/Silence of the Lambs? Liver, fava beans, a nice chianti?
How hard do you laugh during movies when two hackers are locked digital combat, typing at 1,000mph?
Hello Judge Caprio!
What’s the craziest excuse you’ve ever heard in court?
Q. Wash my damn towels!?
I just found out yesterday that you were a writer on INVADER ZIM! What was it like writing on that show? Love you guys and your work!
If you could've changed one thing in the Bates Motel storyline, what would it be?
Hello, Dr. Rojas.
How do you think the Black Lives Matter movement will be viewed 25 years from now in the context of civil rights?
When you were going through chemo, did you ever act like sméagol in front of a mirror and scream "my precious"?
Thanks very much!! Yes folks wanna see the food from Hannibal - I think the only thing I could recreate accurately (in lieu of human meat) would be the black silkie chicken soup - which looks pretty awesome anyway - so I'm into it!!
I pretty much just role my eyes and chalk it up to non-technically astute writes. However Mr. Robot has changed that and are getting things spot on.
BTW, I do type at 1,000mph, 1,024 to be exact.
One of the craziest excuses I ever heard was from a man who received a speeding ticket, and he said he didn't realize how hard he was pushing on the gas pedal because he'd just bought a new pair of shoes that were tight.
Working around the designers and animators of Invader Zim was truly inspiring. -Frank
In my own heart, everyone would live happily ever after. -F
Great question. In some ways, BLM will be seen as a continuation of the Civil Rights Movement. BLM seeks racial equality and pushes back against policies that are thought to target African-Americans. In other ways, BLM might be seen divergent from the Civil Rights movement because of its focus on cultural nationalism.
Dude. So many fucking times you wouldn't believe it. My mother used to ask me to do it for people.
Other favourites included Lord Voldemort and Sinead O'Connor.
Crashing was amazing why did TBS cancel The Pete Holmes Show 2 years ago?
I am very reluctant to incarcerate anyone unless it's warranted. One defendant was a repeat offender who I thought had become rehabilitated, but unfortunately he continued his old ways and I had to send him to prison.
it was all numbers! not enough viewers. i think they liked it! at least that's what i tell myself ;)
Is The West Wing your favorite Oliver Platt performance? And can we get a Paunch burger going from Parks and Rec?
Kevin! Just completed some of your training from KnowBe4 for work. I have my completion certificate hanging on my wall. But could we maybe get it in a font that's not comic sans?
Hello and good morning, your Honor!
Born and raised in Lil Rhody here. My question to you is:
Do you get as excited as I do when someone or something from our state ends up on national TV or on a website like this that's viewed by millions?
Every time I see one of your videos pop up on here I'm always very happy to see it. Thanks for entertaining us and thanks for being an understanding gentleman.
Pete you are one of the people my wife has told me she would leave me for. Your portrayal as batman is one of the best I've ever seen. Since rumor has it that Ben Affleck wants out what are the chances we see you take up the role in the Justice League future movies?
Lake Placid will always hold a special place in my heart as one of those movies I saw on TNT when I was 13, but yeah, West Wing is probably Platt's Pinnacle. Which is also the name of my forthcoming documentary about Oliver Platt.
Ha! I'll tell you what, get your certificate over to KnowBe4 with a copy of this thread and I'll make sure that I sign it personally.
I am a big cheerleader for Rhode Island, and I am delighted with any favorable publicity for our great state. I think we have an extraordinary quality of life here. and we should all be very grateful.
hahahaha, zero. i like muffins too much!
but i'm honored, and don't worry, you put on a batsuit your wife will see it's mostly the mask she loves :)
I love that movie! "This could end up saving your life, which is meaningful to you, because the longer you live, the more sex you get to have with your sister!"
Although, I think we can agree that Oliver Platt didn't have the best line in that movie... "If I had a dick, this is where I would tell you to suck it." God love Betty White
On a scale of 1-10, how paranoid are you on a regular basis?
Hi from the UK! Do you think the presence of cameras in the court changes how people behave?
When are you going to be on Doug Loves Movies again? Miss you in there with TJ, Bert, and Garlin! Keep it Crispy
I wouldn't call it paranoid, skeptical is a better word. It depends on the situation. Let's go with a 6.
For the most part, court proceedings proceed in the same fashion with or without the cameras, however as always there are a few who think they are on a stage and act accordingly.
we need to bug doug about this!! #BUGDOUG
Babish, love your videos man! You and Chef John (Food Wishes) keep me inspired to cook and are by far the best youtube chefs out there.
Any chance you could give the Krabby Patty a try? I can only imagine how pissed Plankton would be if you nail the recipe.
What was the most sensitive/surprising information you found out?
Hi from Bangalore, India. Love your show. When are you going to run for President?
Did gamefly ever pay you?
Thanks so much, I absolutely love hearing that these inspire you to cook!! And Chef John is my hero, so that's some high praise right there.
Krabby Patty is on the to-do list! Still trying to figure out which iteration to follow - the recipe is described differently in a bunch of different episodes. Don't want to piss off the ardent fans!
That a federal judge in northern California had an intercept on his line. I would check to see if any of my friends had a tap on their lines and stumbled upon the fact that a judge had one on his line.
As a young boy I was told that we all had equal opportunity in the United States, and that through hard work and perseverance, we can be anything even President. I did get involved in politics, and in my early 20's was elected into the Providence City Council. Thereafter, I ran for the Mayor of Providence and was defeated. So, I guess my aspirations to be President were some what unrealistic.
hahaha. yes! ALL THE GAMES!
Hello your Honor. If you could, what is one thing, about the judiciary system that you would change?
Hi Pete! Did you really walk in on your wife cheating? If not, how did you discover she was having an affair?
Love youuu! Congrats on everything!
What is your opinion of race relations today and to what do you credit the current state?
What were the odds of a positive outcome for you?
In my judgement, the judicial system in Rhode Island, ranks among the best in the country.
no, but that's what it felt like! really she took me to dinner, got my a glass of wine or two and then told me on the bed, where we had all our serious talks. yikes. this one is sad. BONERS!!! BONERS ON CLOWNS!!
I believe that we are in much better shape than we were decades ago. For example, legalized segregation is thankfully a thing of the past. It is hard to find people who would say that we would be better off returning to the pre-Civil Rights era. At the same time, there are some bad developments. For example, mass incarceration mainly affects African Americans and Latinos. There is also the issue of immigration. The harsh and draconian immigration policies of the last few years have fallen mainly on Mexican and Central American migrants. So, yes, I am clearly happy that we live in a post-Civil Rights world. It is a huge improvement. At the same time, there is still a lot of work to be done.
In terms of causes, there are many. Scholars who study mass incarceration note that it stems from concerns about drugs, harsh sentencing aimed at specific populations, and the public's willingness to tolerate these policies.
Because I was so young and "mentally fragile" at the time, nobody would ever give me a straight answer on that one in case I had a second emotional breakdown. Instead they used flowery language and dressed it up to make me think I had a really good chance.
For example, if I asked the odds I would get "your cancer has the highest odds of survival out of every kind!" instead of "in stage 4 cases, the odds of survival drop from 90% to 65%."
Due to my lung tumour, I would imagine I had a 50/50 chance.
I must ask my oncologist the next time I see her!
Also, Hodgkin Lymphoma does actually have the highest cure rate of any cancer - 90% in the first two stages, 80% in the third and anywhere from 65% below in the fourth.
Have you thought about doing a Bob's Burgers video with some of the specials from Bob's board?
I just want to thank you for your business card. Sadly I locked myself out of my house one day and had to take it apart in order to use the picks to break in.
In short you helped me break into a house and got me laid.
Where can I get more of your cards?
Some of the traffic violations you have been in the favor of the defendant since the signage was wrong or confusing. Do those issues get resolved after? The overnight parking ban is a matter of 3-4 hours. Seems silly, can we get rid of it?!
Petey! First of all I would like to say that I love you and I think you are one of the most beautiful souls on this earth. You have inspired me, given me joy and happiness, and sometimes when I'm down on life YMIW has lifted me up out of those times. You talk a lot about how you learned to worry less about things and say yes more and you're quote "live it up, we all die one day" is one I repeat to myself almost daily. I'm wondering, how did you learn to believe this and apply it to your daily life? I struggle with it myself and am curious to how it happened for you. Thanks for being weird :) oh! Also I saw you at the Gramercy the other night at the first show and I laughed so hard I couldn't audibly laugh anymore, so thanks for that first in my life.
Absolutely - Meatsiah and Baby You Can Chive My Car are high up on the list.
Wow! I better raise the price of my cards!
When signage is defective, the bureau of prosecution reports the issue to the traffic engineer.
The overnight parking ban was originally created to allow the streets to be swept by street sweepers. This is no longer the case. However, there is an issue with some narrow streets, which would block emergency vehicles from entering.
thank you for all these kind words! so nice to hear!
that's a tricky one. i try to live with an appreciation for impermanence (a very buddhist thing, if you're curious) -- meaning, we die, let's live! but i struggle with it, too. for every day i can go out and smile and meet people and have exciting experiences, there's probably a day out there somewhere where i just played video games or watched a movie alone. so it's a daily practice. i keep telling myself to rememeber so one day it will become second nature. let's LIVE IT UP! <3
A Bobs burger episode would be great! I hope you'll consider the "Bet it all on Black" garlic burger!
can you hack my wife's texts so i can find out if she's cheating on me with brett?
Hello your Honor, Can you tell us about any cases where you saw the defendant years later? And if they did or did not turn their lives around, how so?
Thank you, I love the show. You are so down to earth and sensible even when dealing with the biggest knuckleheads.
Hi Petey Pants! First, I wanted to say thank you for the amount of joy you bring to my existence. Nothing makes me laugh more than re-listening to you and Bert Kreisher belt out some Celine and Kesha. I actually signed my divorce papers this Friday and watching Crashing last night, well, it put everything into perspective. I just wanted to know how you stayed positive after the big D?
Yeah that one did sound pretty tasty huh...I smelt it and now I want him to dealt it.
Brett already paid me to keep quiet
An aggressive panhandler appeared before me more than 20 times, and I told him that if he continued I would have no choice but to send him to jail. I did not see him for one year thereafter. One day, I encountered him on a downtown street and he came running up to me, thanking me profusely for changing his life. Happily, I asked him how I changed his life and he replied: "I now take the train to Boston and panhandle outside of South Station and make 3 times more than as I was making in Providence."
that's a big one. you have to allow yourself to grieve and process that heartbreak. and it may be quick and it may be long. but allow it and love yourself through it. it's normal and you'll be okay. dive in.
then, slowly you'll see that every moment is a new opportunity to start again. we are swimming in infinite possibilites and your heart will soften. you'll laugh quicker, and, if you keep an eye out, you'll find joy has been there the whole time. joseph campbell says "joyfully participate in the sorrows of this world." with practice, we can!
After the sunny special, I'd be down to watch you get hammered for a bit. Maybe an episode of a bunch of different cocktails from different shows or movies? Or maybe some of bobs burgers specials?
Can you use visual basic to create a GUI Interface to track the killers IP?
Good morning, Judge Caprio! Love your show.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island drivers sometimes rank as the worst in the nation. What common 'driving culture' misbehavior(s) would you correct to most improve New England driving?
Edit: 'sticking your nose out so you block traffic, just so you can turn sooner' drives me nuts.
Was that Doug Benson who yelled "my wife" when you were bombing in the premiere?
Huge fan and weirdo!!! Thanks for all the laughter!
Would love to do a drinks special, I love drinks, how'd you know.
I've had my eye on the Meatsiah burger for some time now...been trying to go over the logistics of how to keep the beef tartare raw in the center of a medium-well patty in the center of a burger wellington...tricky!!
No need, it's already been done.
Fun fact, when I had my role on the show Alias I was still on probation and not allowed to use a computer. For my scene with a computer I had a prop computer with a monitor that was being operated remotely to follow my actions.
I have found that early childhood education, including safety on the highways, would be the most appropriate way to address this issue.
hahaha, no but i wish it had been!
Why not a classic like Seinfeld? So many options to choose from!
Black and white cookies, jambalaya, marble rye, the big salad, calzones, muffins (from the muffin tops episode), frozen yogurt, eclairs (from the garbage), soup nazi soup, sausages, babka, bagels, Chinese flounder, gyros...
Or, just don't listen to me and keep doing what you're doing. Your channel is fantastic.
What would you say to teens that are into hacking? Are the consequences now worse than when you were phreaking? What projects should they channel their energy to?
Hi Judge! Thank you for embracing the media and public! I've got a few questions, so thank you for your patience :)
- What is the most memorable experience while doing your TV show?
- You have such a good heart bringing those kids to sit with you. Has any kid told you he or she wants to be a lawyer?
- What motivated you to go into law when you were younger?
Thank you again judge!
I absolutely love your chase bank phone conversation bit! My mom, husband and I are constantly saying "This is SHE" we cracked up so much the first time we heard it! Do you have any other hilarious ways to go about talking to telemarketers?
Now that there is a functioning information superhighway, is it more tempting to you today to do thorough background research on a bad movie, in order to generate riffs?
Freddie, this character changed anything in you?
A Seinfeld-stravaganza is definitely in the queue! This is the most complete list I've ever seen - thank you, gonna be consulting this!
Don't follow in my footsteps. Become good at offense using virtual machines and the various toolsets that are available. Learn about development and network administration to get your fundamentals before going directly into security.
The consequences are certainly more severe, and likely will only get worse. This is because of rise in publicity of hacking with public events such as the Russian hacking during the recently election and news around Edward Snowden. What your seeing in the making is a "War on Hacking" to replace the "War on Drugs".
Thank you for your questions!
1) There are too many to list.
2) I had one young lady indicate that she wants to be a judge, and I explained to her that she had to become an attorney first. Other than that, one instance, surprisingly I have not had more children respond as favorable to the law. However, I hope that I have inspired some younger people to enter the legal profession. I don't think I was as persuasive as my father was.
3) My dad was an immigrant from Italy, who came here as a fruit peddler, and like so many others had a hope and a vision that life would be substantially better for his children than it was for him. He told me at an early age, around 7, that I was such a fast talker that I had to be a lawyer and that I could not charge poor people like us. He also told me he couldn't afford to send me to college, but that I had no choice but to find a way to go. I never forgot that, and I never aspired to be anything else in life other than an attorney because of my father's influence. I worked three jobs to put myself through college. After college, I could not afford to go to law school so I taught school in Providence, and drove the 15 miles to Boston to attend law school in the evenings at Suffolk University. To this day, I have never charged poor people.
hahaha, that's my best advice! I'M IN THE BATHTUB!! :)
We just watch the movie. We proved on the original show that you don't need the internet to have a head full of useless information. -Frank
It has awakened my darker side... I don't think so. I certainly changed since I've been doing Bates Motel, I was 19...and I just turned 25. There are huge events that happen in life that change you. And, the experience that Bates has had...but, it's hard to pinpoint any Norman traits that I've taken on my self and that's probably not recommended.
Hey Kevin, thanks for the AMA. What motivated you to go into Hacking and what tools did you start with?
Last question your Honor, growing up with not a lot of money, did any of your friends take the wrong path? Did you ever see what became of them if so?
Hey Pete. Love the podcast and loved the premier of Crashing.
With all the very talented and funny comedians involved in Crashing, I was curious to know how much of the show is scripted and improvised? In my head I imagine you're given an idea of what's supposed to go on in the scene, and then you guys improv some or all of the dialogue. I was hoping you could maybe provide some clarity on that for me?
Thanks, and keep up the awesome work
What motivated me to get into hacking was because I was involved in phone phreaking and used to pull pranks on my friends. I wanted more control of the systems involved and one thing led to another. My first tool was a telephone, after that was a VT100 terminal and a Hayes 300 baud modem. Remember I started in 1978.
Unfortunately, some of the young men from my neighborhood took a wrong path in life. It's very sad because most of them came from caring, loving, families. Some of them have spent time in prison.
oh, so much was improvised! we'd shoot the script once or twice, then just let loose. the letting loose takes were most of what we used, at least for the comedy scenes. it was so fun!
Thank you all for doing this! Love the show and I can't wait to see what's next from you both!
Norma always makes Norman eggs, bacon, and biscuits for breakfast. What's your favorite breakfast food?
Carolina, Trace, and I talking about movies. And tangents. That's it. -Frank
I'm enjoying bacon rolls back in England. It's like a bacon/sausage roll. Circular roll, bread roll, with ketchup. I like pancakes, scrambled eggs. Marmite. --FH
If you had never been exposed to computers when you were younger, what direction do you think your life would have taken? What would be your job today?
Have you or your brother ever considered writing something about how to implement a similar series through other courts? If my local court did communication like your show, I'd probably find them more easy to appoach.
Hey Pete. I love the podcast. The Not Feeling It bit is one of the hardest times I have laughed. Would you ever consider having a random fan of the show as your guest on YMIW? It would probably get pretty weird.
Freddie, what was your experience working with Rihanna like? Love you, Freddie!
Hello Dr. Rojas! I was reading I've Got the Light to Freedom by Charles Payne, and one thing he said really interested me. Essentially, he said that the fact that lynchings were happening all over the south in the 1950s-1960s was not unique by any manner, but what was unique was that the national news actually started covering them.
Frankly, it feels similar to what is going on now with Black people and police brutality/violence. I'm sure there's no more or less of it happening now that in the last 20 years or so, but all of a sudden people/the media care enough to pay attention.
Anyway, just curious about your thoughts. Does the media need to cover these events for them to grow into a social movement? Does social media kind of negate the "mainstream media"?
Lastly, Payne also argues that grassroots movements are really what drove the Civil Rights Movement. That these smaller movements acted as a coercive pressure on federal government. Thoughts on how that mimics today's political atmosphere?
I would probably be competing against David Copperfield as a magician because I love magic.
That is not part of our future plans.
i'm trying to figure out how to do that! so yes!
Oh she was wonderful. It's hard to say too much without giving away what she gets up to in Bates Motel...but she was incredibly engaged, professional and always gave absolutely everything. She threw herself into the role and made her Marion Crane unique and special with arcs back to the original performance in Psycho, but she made the character her own.
Excellent point. A major argument in research on social movements is that movements need allies in the media. This was certainly the case in the Civil Rights movement.
Well, BLM is grassroots by most accounts. We'll have to see if they develop in a way that allows them to systematically apply pressure for state and federal agencies.
I'd probably read it out of curiosity to be honest - but no other pro Nazi books hahaha
Really? I think poetry is good for a short, sharp burst of emotion. You can pick a collection up and put it down a thousand times over and you'll always get something different from it.
I'm always open for book recommendations! I've bookmarked it for later purchase. :)
Freddie, in your opinion, what is the best scene between Norma and Norman?
Professor Rojas, thank you for doing this AMA!
I am very curious about the circumstances of shifts in societies / public perception - what would you say were the most important factors that lead to the civil rights movement rising up at the time when it did? Which institutions were essential to its formation?
I don't have kids yet but I believe they'll be the best social engineers in the world. They'll get good practice on their parents.
It depends on the nature of the offense, and whether or not there is a valid defense to the charge.
i think what's weird is that i don't think it's weird! i just did WTF with Maron today (a short talk) and was like I KNOW YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNOW! so i get it. i like that with fans we can cut to the good stuff, the personal stuff and just laugh.
I think there are so many. One of my favorites is when he talks about moving to hawaii and sing Pearly Shells, knowing in the back of his head htat he's going ot trun the gas on. It's creepy and heartbreaking at the same time. Writing that scene I was thinking about if you hjad a kid and you knew something terrible was happening the next dayand you had to fkill them for their own good how would you do that? He had to think about how to put her to sleep peacefully and was so well done by Freddie and Vera. - K
In the first episode of this season when Norman comes home and they're at the dining room table and you get this sense of where their relationship is at, I feel that all the stories we've had are written with such nuance and and are never long but are done so well and so fun to play with Vera. It's really sad (not to be down about it!) that we won't working in a scene like that again. - F
Please make homers Patented space age out of this world moon waffles. Most of the stuff he makes looks horrible, ala tom collins mix and cloves in a pie crust, but his waffles look delicious. With that out of the way I want to say your channel is high on my list of great youtube channels and I look forward to watching whatever you cook.
Edit:Don't forget the stick of butter.
Do you still have business cards that are lock pick sets?
Yes, I don't think I could have any others at this time.
I am a very tolerant person.
hahah, of course! find the people who are keeping their inner lights alive and stick with them. it'll be less windy!
keep at it and before you know it you'll be in greener pastures. :)
There have been so many great songs in the show. Mr Sandman. Dream Lover. You belong to me. --FH and KE
Hello, love your videos, especially the one on Always Sunny foods!
Don't know how practical this one is... but in an episode of Malcolm in the Middle, Reese cooks the Thanksgiving Turkey inside a Monkfish. The episode name is "Thanksgiving", you can find it on Netflix season 5 episode 4. Could you cook that one?
Another option is the ratatouille from... well... ratatouille!
What are your thoughts on Fortran program language, is it good? Is it dead? My university is insisting that I have to learn how to program in Fortran, so here am i asking this.
Kerry, in which scene did Romero really fall in love with Norma? Or was it love at first sight?
I assume this is the monography you mentioned? I will look into it, thank you.
Taeku Lee, 2002. Mobilizing Public Opinion: Black Insurgency and Racial Attitudes in the Civil Rights Era. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Also, the adoption of Ghandian non-violence helped enormously.
That sounds very logical - thank you for your time and your answers!
Conversely, what advantages (physically) do you see being a girl instead of a guy?
Hey thanks man! That sounds really, truly disgusting haha - I'll look into it! Ratatouille is high on the to-do list, perhaps this weekend if y'all upvote it enough!
Funny thing you would ask, the very first program I wrote was in Fortran. It simulated the login process of my teachers computer and I used that to phish his login credentials. I never did "hello world", I got my teacher's password as my first project.
C and Python make more sense but if the university says you need it, well, you probably should learn it. But certainly don't stop there.
I'm a strong advocate of community development however, I would like to give a shout out to Adoption Rhode Island for the wonderful work they do.
Hey, just subscribed this weekend. I'm dying to try the Big Kahuna Burger. Hop any more chillies recently?
Hey Kevin, big fan. What do you think your biggest accomplishment is both legal and illegal? Also, Did you have any thoughts of harming anyone (including yourself) when the FBI was coming?
My biggest accomplishment was turning my life around, lemons to lemon-aide. I'm able to take all my skills and use them to improve security. I'm extremely fortunate that I've been able to take this "mischievous" behavior and use this to help businesses to protect themselves from the other Kevin Mitnicks that are out there. Look at it this way, it's like Pablo Escobar becoming a successful pharmacist.
Edit, to answer your last question, I never thought about harming myself. I did think about trying to escape but I didn't want to end up getting shot, that would go directly against my general desire not to harm myself or others.
The best route is to always tell the truth.
i WISH we had more time for FPF! i love oren and matt dearly. so maybe!
i haven't had a friend lose their privacy to fame just yet. maybe Amy Schumer, but we're "work friends." so far, everybody is at a nice, even, workable level. which is great :)
These questions are incredibly off topic even if they're making me giggle like a schoolgirl. But no, I would not try the bad stuff.
I only get 24 hours to play with my penis, I'm not gonna fuck that up with a kick to the sack.
Good Morning your Honor,
Have you seen the series "OJ, Made in America"? And if so, how accurately was a real court room portrayed? Thanks!
How are you balancing all these projects?
Burp Proxy Pro is really a great tool. XKeyscore is what blew my mind the most. Back in the 90s it was direct access to the DMV in CA.
I have not seen that series.
When it's all done and coming out it seems like i'm very busy. in truth i nap a lot and have played Witcher 3 almost to 100%.
i've also seen every episode of black mirror. and tons more. and naps.
I was severely anemic and my vitamin D level dropped to 14, whereas a regular level is up around 70-75. I was dying and all she could do was tell me to get more exercise and hand me vitamins. My white blood cell count started to fluctuate too. But Hodgkins Lymphoma won't show up on any blood test, only scans, which I was never sent for despite asking.
I also had severe bowel issues at the time which she put down to IBS, and then tried to blame everything that was wrong with me on a bad diet.
Thank you for introducing me to smash burgers. They're perfect and my fiancee loves them. Maybe not the best idea but we have burgers on a weekly basis now
I know nothing about hacking. Just out of curiosity, if someone really pissed you off with a question here, could you hack them? Is that how it works? Do you need a certain level of ability or could anyone do it with a YouTube tutorial?
If the answer is yes please don't demonstrate on me! Thanks for the AMA!
Edit: Aw, downvoted... hope I didn't seem rude...
Edit: Aw, upvoted! Glad I didn't seem rude!
Let's take this offline, I'll email you later ;)
Hey man, love the vids. Picked them up early from here, and it's nice to see we share the same tastes in shows we like to have on as background filler.
On the dessert side of things, how about Rachel's trifle from "Friends" (let us know if it, indeed, tastes like FEET), or Chef's chocolate salted balls from "South Park"? The latter has a recipe in the lyrics.
What's the most important, or foremost thought process when attacking or protecting a digital entity?
Hello your Honor. What's the specific reason that your brother start the show?
What is the very best cheese?
Thank you! Yeah that trifle gets a lot of requests - I gotta make a couple more tasty things before I do another gross-out episode :D
Really thinking out of the box, expecting the unexpected. Really to me, the thought process is like puzzle solving. It's much harder to protect than it is to attack, the attacker needs only to find one hole to make it in.
My brother was filming the Mayor of Providence, and other events in the city, and my wife said to him "You film everyone else, why don't you film your brother(me)?". I resisted at first, because I didn't think that there would be an appetite for it. The first week it aired, it became very popular to my surprise.
i don't really fuck with cheese. but it's blue cheese. SORRY GORGANZOLA!!
Have you seen Adventure Time? Jake's perfect sandwich could be fun to make.
Hi Kevin, Do you think the rise of crypto currency (Bitcoins, etc.) will have a net positive or negative effect on society?
Hello your Honor.
In your years on the bench what were some of the strangest cases that were brought before you?
Hi, Pete, huge fan (obviously by my username) I was just wondering if you ever kissed T.J. Miller and if he's good at it (better than Kumail?) Also wondering why Leif's Laverne and Shirley tattoo was never mentioned in the show because it had me rolling and no one brought it up.
Have heard that one a few times - would love to give it a shot, still working out how I can incorporate 'lobster soul'...
I think it's a positive effect, it gives the public another way to pay for products and services somewhat anonymously. It's just another tool that can be used by society in a positive manner.
One of the strangest cases you may have seen on our YouTube channel titled: "Hibernate Like A Squirrel". A gentleman was having a dispute with his neighbor over parking in his driveway, and as a result he hit his neighbor with a 5lb hammer.
hahahaa! that's george's real tattoo!! hahah. so funny. it's real!
and no i don't think i've ever kissed TJ on the lips. but on his scratchy face for sure and it was as good as kumail. BOOM! :)
Good morning judge, a simple one here: what's your favorite color?
How challenging was it to decide which details of your breakup story (such as being left alone on your birthday) should be told as they truly happened vs. dramatizing for a better story?
that was Judd's expertise! he knew all the stories and picked the ones that, frankly, weren't TOO sad (like birthday, perhaps) and just right. Like Goldilocks, but for sadness!
How did you meet JSZ on IRC? , Also on your laptops were you running MS-DOS?
Do you some times feel like the minor cases are wasting resources?
Pete, we discovered YMIW on a cross-country road trip this summer and your podcast made the miles fly by. But more importantly, when my Dad died in December, the many conversations you have had, especially in the lightening round, have brought me a weird peace in what is (still) a difficult time. The quote (I think its from Dana Carvey?) about not knowing where he came from before his life, so why be upset about what comes after, brought me a lot of peace especially. So thank you so much for your part of this thing you didn't know you were doing.
I also appreciate your silliness. It makes the dark times easier to weather. And from that, I pose my question: How do we make the world a sillier, more fun place?
(P.s., my dad also had Dupeytron's contracture. I wonder if CW CBD would have helped him with it and his illness. If only Louis had been on a year ago. I have since tried it, and I think I need a stronger dose, but think it's a great, quality product, so thanks for that too!)
I believe I was introduced via friend, we did communicate via IRC and telephone. At that time we were running MS-DOS, primarily to use comms programs and store data.
No, everyone is entitled to his or her day in court regardless of how minor the offense is.
we're only not silly or fun or joyful when we're not locked into and tuned into the moment! when we can put aside our anxieties and fears and problems for a second, we can see silliness was there all along, just waiting for you to bounce the ball with it!
what's up Babish! You're my new favorite youtube channel in the last few months. Loved the Aglio e Olio from Chef, but wondering if you could take a stab at some of the other stuff he does in that movie, like the Cuban sandwiches.
How about a mafia movie pasta special too? Godfather and Goodfellas both have classic cooking scenes - you already did prison sauce from Goodfellas, but they've got the cooking scene at the end as well as he's freaking out about being chased by the feds.
There's also Ally Sheedy's sandwich (plus all the other meals) in the Breakfast Club!
Could you start a nuclear war just by whistling into a payphone?
Do you believe in aliens?
Hey thanks man!! Have gotten a lot of requests for those Cubanos, definitely gonna take a stab at them in the near future, see if I can out-rub John Leguizamo. We're gonna have us a rub-off.
That's a good idea, never thought of the Breakfast Club!
I can not confirm or deny
The cases that come before my court are mostly traffic offenses, environmental issues, and misdemeanors.
of course! i'm a big believer in most things. guys like me ruin medical studies. "This DID improve my eyesight!"
In your opinion, how much protection does software like Norton provide for a personal computer?
Who would you rather actually have to crash with, big jay or Jim norton?
AV is a necessary evil for a personal system. That said, whenever I'm involved in ethical hacking we always work our way around AV.
Personal contact with the voters, and being honest, forthright, and transparent.
oh my god. that's a no-win situation.
I've been really enjoying your videos and its very refreshing to see a judge with an excellent sense of humor and common decency. Generally I do believe you are doing a fantastic job as a judge, however, recently there was a case I did disagree with and I would just like to hear a little of your input provided you have the time. Now, I am fully aware that you don't necessarily put the fines in place in regards to minimum/maximum, but you definitely do hold some power over adjusting the final amount paid, pay length, etc.. Red light violations typically carry a charge of $85 in Providence, running a red is a serious problem which can certainly end up in something disastrous. For the consequences which may come from running a red, I really don't feel the $85 is enough even for first time offenders (if they are flat-out guilty), but that's really just my opinion. My question is in regards to a young man you had on not too long ago who was fined $100 for playing loud music at noon. Why, as a judge that has been very fair and compassionate to his fellow man, did you see a $100 charge for a "crime" which has no victims as fair, but regularly (at least what is shown from the videos) reduce charges on more serious violations that have potential to hurt people? Thanks so much for your time and have a great day Judge Caprio!
Loved the show and the soundtrack. Can you send a link for the music?
Loud music is an environmental offense which is a civil penalty and not a crime. The original fine for the offense you mentioned was $500 and I reduced it to $100.
I don't have one! Leon Bridges!
Hey there Kevin, What is one area of security/hacking that you would like to improve at? What is your favorite story in hacking history that you were not a part of?
You are one of the most infectious happy people in the business and it's hard not to smile when you're on screen. Also a few of my friends and I quote "DOUBLE SNAKES" often because of you.
Who is one of your biggest inspirations for becoming a comedian?
In the security and IT field there are so many things that are changing on a daily basis so you can't be good at everything. Right now there is a big need for people with the ability to find exploits in web apps.
An interesting bit of data is that when my company does engagements I still involve myself because I really enjoy the hacking process.
I have many favorite stories but I really enjoyed Kevin Poulsen's attack on Pacific Bell. I was very impressed by his bravado and how he would physically go into facilities. I would have liked to have met him earlier on in my hacking career when I was hacking the phone companies as that was my true love back in the 90s.
steve martin, bill cosby was big before all the awfulness, seinfeld, brian regan!
How about some of Frasier's signature dishes? You ludicrous popinjay!
How accurate was the book/movie takedown ?
Hey Pete! I started listening to your podcast and stand-up when I was in middle school, and now I'm a college freshman. You've helped me all through growing up, and I couldn't be more thankful. it's so cool to see you succeeding in such a big way. congrats! It's much deserved. I'm living in Manhattan and just starting to do stand up and writing things, and I'm sure you get this a lot, but, any advice? Thanks for all you've done for me and others, keep it crispy.
Listen you little titmouse...
Believe it or not I've shot a whole Frasier episode where I recreated Frasier's Signature Pomegranate-Honey Sauce, along with cornish game hens, wild rice stuffing, beet carpaccio, and winter vegetables. You can see it here! I never ended up releasing the episode - I was hosting a dinner party so we could eat all the food, and we ended up getting a little too drunk and rowdy to finish shooting.
I would say the book was 90% false and defamatory, the movie was 99%. The good news is that Jeff Estin, creator of White Collar, is doing the script for Ghost in the Wires. I hope that the script is picked up and it turns into something picked up by a production company.
1 get on stage as much as you can 2 do the comedy that would make YOU laugh 3 ask yourself WHEN would i laugh if i was listening to myself? if the answer is "i don't know" then neither will the audience 4 hang with people who don't tear you down or break your spirit 5 listen to the greats, let them influence you, then shed them when you find your voice 6 don't be a dick! good luck!
Hi Pete! Loved Crashing! Congrats on it and your engagement to SLV!
I would love to hear you discuss the art of cartooning and creating new yorker cartoons! Any chance you will be having a cartoonist on the podcast again?
Also, I'm obsessed with seeing other people's writing process and habits, would you give us some insight to yours?
I'M IN A BATHROBE, YOU JACKASS!
My kind supporters sent me lots of materials, including books, emails and information. At one point my watchers tried to stop this, saying that I was getting encrypted data on how to escape in the mime headers of the printed emails.
I'd love to have another one on! So fun. Maybe Bob Mankoff himself! (The editor)
I get up early and write before i have a chance to remember that writing is hard. :)
Maybe a dumb question, but how do you figure out the recipes from maybe a couple shots in the movie/episode??
Hi Kevin, do you think overall computer security is getting better as we devise way's to make things more secure, or is the growing number of tech illiterate people, or even techie people who just can't be bothered to keep to good security practices off setting the gains we are making?
It's really hard to find skilled security people, we really need to help develop people's skills in security testing. Testing security is an important step that needs to be taken.
the buddha (the story goes) just sat in a comfortable, seated position, straight back, and focused on his breath. the feeling of air going in, the feeling of air going out. if you have thoughts, send them love but go back to the breath. it's all in the going back. do that for 10, 15, 30 minutes! it's great in the morning or before bed. or before a party you're too anxious to go into.
Hey! Holy shit, I literally just got into your vids last night!
Do you think Carol's acorn cookies from The Walking Dead's season 6 would be a thing you would do? I'm pretty sure they had beets in them, too. Always wondered how they tasted. Also try Dirty Burgers from Trailer Park Boys. That would make my day.
What's the most immoral/questionable thing you've seen while being involved in this whole hacking thing?
1) In 7 words or less, describe groping Lauren Lapkus' breast.
2) What does Rich Roll smell like?
3) Marry, Fuck, Kill: Kumail, Emily, TJ.
Woah interesting - I'm gonna have to look into that.
By dirty burgers do you mean the one Mr. Lahey makes for Randy out of a bird?
The Albert Gonzalez case, you can read about it here
no no no no no no no. Francensense. i'd have a polyamorous marriage with all three of them.
How about that massive breakfast John Candy cooks up in "Uncle Buck"?
Hey Kevin. Big fan of your books, and you in general. I was wondering if you still have those nifty business cards, and how hard it would be to get one in Canada?
Did you laugh as hard as I did at Artie's line about his cousins best man speech?
Haha that giant griddle looks like a logistical nightmare...but anything for my craft.
Thanks man. I do still have those cards and Canada shouldn't be a problem, you can get them from my website if you like, or catch me at a show.
oh my god, it was SO HARD to not laugh at artie the whole shoot! he killed it!
Love your channel man. Kevin's Famous Chili is my favorite episode haha I love how you spilled it before you ate it. What made you want to start doing this type of thing?
How about ratatouille from Ratatouille, or some absurdly cheesey TMNT pizza!
How come you don't have an online store? Why do you only take cash?
If you could go back and give yourself any advice just before you started hacking, phreaking etc, what would it be or would you?
Don't get caught and if you're using cell phone to dial in always keep moving :P
I'd mess up his dapper hair and pull on his bow tie, of course! (Not IRL, love PFT!!)
and thank you! SEE YOU ON THE ASTRAL PLANE
Pete! The show was so great, I can't begin to say how happy I am to have you on my HBO lineup. It's you and girls so thanks Judd!
I've been shopping for religions. I was raised not practicing religion but I want spirituality in my life now. I can't help but feel that religion will be a superficial way to get this but I'm giving it a try. If it doesn't work out, what advice do you give in getting spirity in daily life without religion?
You should get down with this slime shit.
I'm not actually 4Chan, sorry to break that news.
Not common knowledge? Use 2 factor authentication, use a password manager, use VPN when on public WiFi, and be aware of phishing attacks. Phishing is likely the number one way someone would be able to get you.
Regarding Mr. Robot, I love it. I've had the pleasure of meeting several of the people involved with that production.
the buddha said, when you're looking for water, don't dig six one foot wells, dig ONE six foot well. so, pick a practice and stick to it until it's time to shed it. i love Buddhism, Sufi, all that, but really my MAN is Ram Dass who calls himself a Christ Loving Hin-Jew!
So Andrew Rea is your real name? Where does the babish alias come from?
What's your reddit password?
Pete. I am a massive fan. I have heard every episode of the podcast and I am on my relisten.
I am an aspiring comedian and writer.
College may not work out for me and I am trying to figure out how to move to la and fully dive in.
I just wanted to know what advice you'd have for someone who is moving out to la to do comedy but more importantly
Can I be your prodigy?
I could tell you but then I would have to kill you. Are you trying to do reconnaissance on me?
I will say I like OSX and I like the aesthetics of the Apple hardware. I'll use VM for my Windows systems. I do use Linux and I typically go with Debian or Ubuntu.
haha, i'm honored! hopefully if you move to LA or wherever you do comedy you'll find a supportive scene filled with proteges for you to learn from and show things yourself. best of luck out there!
My wife and I love your channel. How amazing was the Timpano because it looks amazing? If you wanted to make something, I'm a fan of sandwiches, make the Cuban sandwich from Chef or the Broodwich from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
With all the news we've seen lately about security, what do you feel is under reported or over exaggerated?
I think sophistication that was behind the John Podesta phishing was highly exaggerated. This was a case of standard phishing, basic security awareness training would have prevented this. It wasn't a huge technological achievement, it was simple spear phishing.
All these baseball movies, not one episode about hotdogs or popcorn or any of that.
Hmm. How about When Harry Met Sally's "I'll have what she's having" pastrami MADE FROM SCRATCH. Or is 14 days brining and then smoking too long to prep for an episode?
What does your playlist consist of and what is your fuel when locked in a long work session?
I don't play music while I'm working because it's distracting. When I am listening it's Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eagles, AC/DC and other classic rock. And throw in some Eminem and Black Eyed Peas.
thank you for the kind words!!
i spend the 30 minute drive to meltdown just thinking about the guest and how i want it to go. picture them laughing, myself listening, us connecting. a little visualization. then a quick Wiki search, three Alpha Brain (for real, not a plug -- www.alphabrain.com/weird) and ONE sip of coffee. :)
At the time one my favorite movies was 3 Days of the Condor. In the movie Robert Redford called up the CNA bureau to get someones number. I was impressed that the writers had included such an accurate detail.
no, and maybe! tim allen was in jail when he was 30. and rodney dangerfield didn't break till way later in life. it's never too late to try and live creatively and authentically! just take small steps.
i like to say, follow the dream that's following you. it has to want you back. so listen when your dream speaks back to you!
Hey Mr. Babish!
I love your channel, you have a very Archer-esque voice that makes your videos hilarious (+ you have the jokes).
Wanted to ask, have you considered making basic cooking video tutorials for like making bread, pasta, other of your favourite home dishes? Would love to know your input on different recipes (not just fictional ones).
What's your favorite pizza topping?
Also, thank you for being such an incredible human being.
Why do people argue about the humor of women? Isn't comedy universal and therefore gender neutral?
Everytime someone says I have an Archer-esque voice, I grow another hair on my chest.
Definitely, I have a concept for a full-fledged cooking show I'm hoping to fund in the near future. Keep an eye out!
i think men are scared of giving the authority to women to make them laugh. it's a powerful position and sometimes my gender can be a little backwards when it comes to giving women a chance at driving the car, so to speak. but anyone who says women aren't funny needs to watch Natasha Leggero, Maria Bamford, Sarah Silverman and countless others.
Can you make the brownie that Leslie Knope is talking about here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMF9S68O780
How's your day? :)
I love harris and whatever is done to honor him would be lovely and welcome. i don't feel like i'm the right person because we weren't SUPER close, but i do love him and miss him lots. but godspeed!
Love your channel. Any breaking bad recipes coming up? Maybe Los polls Hermanos fried chicken or Gus' recipe for fish stew? Keep up the good work man!!
Is penetration testing as exciting as it sounds?
How many seasons do you envision the series lasting assuming everything goes well?
Gus' fish stew is absolutely on the to-do list - thanks!!
I saw Takedown 15-ish years ago, so obviously I already know the whole story, right? :P
Yeah, not so much. Check out Ghost in the Wires for the full story.
i'll check it! thank you!
I've been watching your channel from the get-go, love it!
How about a Twinkie Wiener Sandwich from UHF? I mean, it's definitely not enough to film a whole episode around, but maybe one day toss it in for fun? Perhaps a Weird Al themed episode, he has plenty of songs about food.
If you suspected your wife was cheating, how would you catch her?
Hey Pete! Congrats on Crashing! I'm a huge fan of all your work, YMIW in particular. I love the episodes with other comedians where you really break down the art that is standup. Who are some new or lesser known comics that you like? Also, what advice would you give to someone interested in the humiliation that is getting started in standup? Thanks Pete! Keep it crispy!
Thanks very much! Interesting, I hadn't thought about that...added to my ever-growing spreadsheet of ideas!
if you want to try it, just go to an open mic and watch. if it speaks to you at that level, try it out! it only gets better from there.
and i like Jo Firestone and, he's not new but, Matt McCarthy, Sean Donnelly, Aparna N
This may be prying too closely, but how the hell are you affording all these extravagant ingredients? Maybe its because all the independent filmmakers I know (myself included) subside on instant ramen and Criterion dvds, but surely these videos are causing more than just a dent?
Oh, and of course, I'm a big fan. I'm constantly sharing your videos. Keep up the good work!
Do you have any plans to write a feature film?
I can't wait to see The Big Sick - though I can't look at Kumail without hearing your impression -- "EEMMIILLYYYY".
Hah well, I keep telling myself all the money I'm spending will come back to me someday in the form of innernette stardom...fingers crossed. But I'm really more of a freelance filmmaker, I'm lucky enough to have a steady day job in post production!
I'd love to at some point!
BIG SICK is amaze. OH GOD EMILLLLY!
Hey, I like your new show. Are you really religious IRL?
Love it. Love beer. I'm partial to Belgian-style stuff, Tripels, golden strong's, etc - but also adore hoppy-as-fuck IPA's. Very proud to hail from upstate NY where some very exciting things are happening in craft beer making.
I'm hugely interested in who we are and what we're doing here, absolutely. Ram Dass represents my views perfectly. He has talks on YouTube and iTunes!
I really enjoy your videos.
I have always been fascinated by the fact that Rusty (Brad Pitts character) in Ocean's 11 is constantly eating. I think that could make for another really great compilation video a la what you did for Always Sunny.
I see you drinking whisky in a lot of your videos. What's your go-to/favorite bottle?
Dude there is an absolutely BRILLIANT cookbook called "Fat Brad" that tries to recreate the foods he's constantly eating in movies. I am literally shaking with jealousy that I didn't come up with such a fucking amazing idea.
My favorite bourbon is Angel's Envy, favorite scotch is Lagavulin 16 (at the moment).
Love your videos!
How about ramen from Tampopo? Or omurice from that movie.
Or for one that's a little....odd....the Numero Huit from Brazil. (It's braised eel in wine sauce, served as mint green mush.)
Thank you! I've been dying to make ramen so Tampopo is up on the list!! And that sounds insane, I like it.
Absolutely love your videos man. As someone who knows next to nothing when it comes to cooking but is eager to learn what would you recommend to get started? Also have you considered making anything from GoT? Frey pie seems good to me.
Thank you! Definitely get a $35/yr subscription to America's Test Kitchen - I have never learned so much so quickly.
And yes GoT beef and bacon pie is high up on the to-do list - maybe when the next season premieres!
Oliver! You are the man. I have gotten SO many compliments every time I've made the aglio, and it's because of your amazing way of explaining your ways! Thank you so, so much. Now, I don't know if you've watched Hannibal the series, but he makes something called Apéritif in the first episode of season 1 that looked delicious! What are the chances of you making a dish like that? (Excluding the human meat of course). Thank for doing this AMA!
Aw man that's so nice to hear!! Thank you!
I'm gonna have to revisit that episode, I don't remember the Apértif...thanks for letting me know!!
Daphne Seasons 1 & 2, Roz Seasons 3-11
Love the videos, such a great choice for the intro. How do you manage to not make a mess? Every time I'm cooking, no matter how well prepared I am, I always end up with a mess, I mean I clean as a I go, but fuck, where am I going wrong Babish?
Well check out my proof photo - you can see the results of a recent meal I cooked. Don't worry, I make plenty of mess - but I have a whole side of the kitchen you can't see where I can pile up the dishes, and if I spill something, I wipe it up when you aren't looking. Movie magic :D