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RestaurantWorker at Dairy Queen for over 5 years

Mar 6th 2017 by crazyad112 • 42 Questions • 85 Points

Thanks to you all for such a fun time! If I missed any of your questions you might be able to find some of the answers in my new book, BLITZED: Drugs in the Third Reich, out today!

https://www.amazon.com/Blitzed-Drugs-Third-Norman-Ohler/dp/1328663795/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488906942&sr=8-1&keywords=blitzed

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Where do you work?

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If you could have anyone from history on your show, who would it be?


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What was the Chicken Connoisseur like off camera?

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Will you ever build a robot for Robot Wars? Is Robot Wars still a thing?


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How do academia and other historians view your focus on drug use?

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Canada!


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Number 1: Flo the Progressive Insurance lady, Number 2: Aristotle

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Very chill. He's HUGE in London btw! He got mobbed everywhere we went.


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I did build a robot that went up against a BattleBot, but all of that got pulled by a sponsor so I never got to show it. I'd be down to do it again though. A shitty fighting robot? All it does is.... spray you with presents and compliments??

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prominent historians like the late Hans Mommsen, or Ian Kershaw, and Antony Beevor have praised the book, saying it is a missing puzzle piece. this makes me very happy.


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Have you ever heard of Jack in a Box?

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If you had to pick a successor to your show, who would you pick and why?


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Hi Sean, first off can I just say how much I appreciate the amount of research you put into your questions. It's something that is so often overlooked but the effort you and your team invest really makes each episode for me.

My question: Given that it seems the rap industry and food are becoming more connected by the day, which rapper would you have cook for you and what would they make?

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How does living in the States differ from living in Sweden?


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Do you think a lot of History is kind of moralistic, and sand off edges (like drug use) from their accounts to be taken more seriously?

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Yes. Haha


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Mike Pence.

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Great question! At First We Feast, we probably think about this more than anyone in the world. Rumor has it Mia X from No Limit is the most underrated hip hop chef of all time and I'm picturing jambalaya and baked macaroni on the table.


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For one, our politicians are not even remotely as orange as they are here. But I think the biggest difference is just the sheer size of things here.

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Absolutely. Especially when it comes to the Third Reich. But I think this will change, thanks to Blitzed - at least I hope so.


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At my DQ we don't even have mint flavoring anymore...

I cannot recall when DQ actually had mint flavoring. I've watched the workers add in a green syrup, and I still recieve a bland white soft serve. I send it back, watch more green color syrup added, get same white soft serve.

As a side note, DQ fails at green on the lettuce as well, seen one too many hungerbusters served with browning lettuce. I don't visit DQ's anymore, too much fail.

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What has been your favorite game to play on clueless gamer so far, and why?


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What is your favorite place for wings?

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Are there any shitty robots you've wanted to make but have said, "No, that's just too dangerous/expensive?"


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Did the Nazis view the soldiers as having a meth problem? I remember hearing that Japan gave soldiers drugs to reduce inhibitions about certain missions (kamikaze attacks, etc.). There are also reports of Allied soldiers being given amphetamines. Was the Nazi leadership giving soldiers meth strategically?

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Green syrup sounds gross. My DQ isn't too bad at serving green lettuce... but you can tell when we're running low because it starts to brown up.

Mint is amazing.


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Witcher 3, because I got to have sex on a unicorn. When that game comes out in VR, you'll never see me again.

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Wings have been ruined for me.


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Hm, I think the deal breaker usually is that I have to be able to build it on one person. And in my house. I'm balancing on the edge of a knife here with my landlord...

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Strategically, absolutely. They issued the so-called "stimulant decree" in April 40, just before the attack on France. I dedicate a large of Blitzed on this.


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Is this your career now or what do you consider it as?

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Hey Conan, I'm allergic to penicillin, clindamycin, and sulfa-based antibiotics. What type of medicine would you recommend for my next infection?


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You probably get this a lot, but is there any chance of fan favorites Bill Burr or Gordon Ramsey being on the show?

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WHAT'S IT LIKE TO WORK WITH ADAM SAVAGE? Sincerely, Somebody else than Adam 😎


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Were drugs used at all levels of the military, or just foot soldiers? How about within the Nazi government?

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Nope. Not a career. Just a security blanket kind of job. Honestly I'm hoping to put in my 2 weeks soon!


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You are very wise to ask me. I'm not a doctor. Next time you're not feeling well just bite into a glow stick and suck it down.

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We have a white board with all of our white-whale guests, and those two are at the top of it. We try to will them into existence. Not enough time to give the whole rundown, but these are some of the names that are always top of mind: The Rock. Joe Rogan. Alexa Chung. Guy Fieri. Chrissy Teigen. Kobe. Aziz. Hannibal. Chelsea Handler.

But, it's not the easiest show to book. Not everyone wants to eat violently hot wings on camera. This is the hole we've dug for ourselves but we're always pitching.


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"ASKING FOR A FRIEND"

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Pervitin (meth) was used by many officers, and it was especially popular among the Panzer divisions who led the Blitzkrieg. In the government there was also rampant use - all the way up to Hitler. But he didn't use meth, he preferred opiods.


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What do you want to do instead?

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I need to make a monument for my sculpture class. What should I make?


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Has the fame gotten you laid?

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Have you ever tried to refine any of the robots to use them for actual chores? How did it go?


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So foot soldiers weren't on meth? If Hitler wasn't on meth, why was he rocking and shaking during the footage of the 1936 Olympics?

edit: added link

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I'm actually a Dental Hygienist!


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Is it too late to drop the class?

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Fuck yeah it has! throws up a high five


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As much as I'd like for people to think that I use the ass wiping robot on a daily basis, no. I have very little belief in my own inventions' capabilities. Also, damn that'd skyrocket my toilet paper consumption.

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He might have been on something. But I can only write about what the records show... Foot soldiers were also on meth. For the France invasion 35 million dosages were distributed.


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If this isn't too personal, are you working as a dental hygienist alonside working at DQ? I live in BC and am seriously considering applying to Dental Hygiene next year! Do you not enjoy the job? Limited opportunities? Again, thanks!

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Is there anyone that you havent had a chance to sit down with yet that you would love to have on the show?


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If nothing is off limits...

I think everyone is wondering: how is your butthole?

Do you have a standing appointment with a butthole therapist? Do you have a collection of speciality lotions you keep in rotation?

What's good man? Tell us the truth.

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Is there a way to join your space agency? i also really really want to go to space, and can provide my own desk chair for high-g training.


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Since the book is so controversial, were there any parts or topics that you fought for that couldn't be included?

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I really love being a Dental hygienist. I'm somewhat of a new grad and I've been hired part time. I have had a working interview and been a temp. The area I live in is very saturated with new grads and dental hygienists.

It is a very good career if you can handle being in people's mouths!

I work at DQ still due to a lack of hours at my current dental office.


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My children. Their agents won't call me back.

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Some rando dude once asked me this question in the middle of a Whole Foods so might as well get out in front of it now. At this point, my biology has more or less adjusted but there were some long, lonely nights in the beginning. There's a reason I told Eric Andre I wouldn't eat a Carolina Reaper again for less than five figures. That said, it's impossible to say no to Chili Klaus.


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The curriculum is all online and you can follow the lesson plan on my YouTube channel. You're not going to like next week's class though. Damn it was rough.

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No. Everything is exactly how I wanted it to be. And all of my research is included.


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What percentage of dairy is in the vanilla twist?

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Whats the most memorable moment you've ever had on your show?


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I only have one question. What the fuck are you doing with your life?

Also, the TJ Miller made me actually vomit at work from laughing so hard.

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Are you worried that one day you'll make a robot so shitty that even you, the Queen of Shitty Robots, won't be able to control it? What does shitty robot skynet look like?


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How common was the use of the same drugs in general? Were downsides known?

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I wanna say about 65% ...


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I met my wife while filming a remote on my show. And that's interesting moment #28.

The most interesting moment was a cooking segment with Jerry Orbach.

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TacoGate is out of control. I've been eating tacos like that my whole life. It just makes sense to me. It doesn't get messy. You don't spill shit all over the place. I'm not going to apologize for attacking that thing from the top rope.

And, thank you! the T.J. Miller episode was a game changer for us.


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Nah, then I just pull the plug on them. As long as I don't teach them how to charge themselves we should be fine. Or put the chopping machine on wheels.

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The Temmler company that manufactured Pervitin neglected the downsides, and praised only the "good effects" of meth. Only later people started realizing that meth was an addictive drug - and it was made illegal in Germany in May 1941. Does this answer your question?


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Thank you :) Also does your DQ close for the winter season? If so, does management assure your position back at reopening?

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Did anybody in the telenovelas explained you why your character was a cheese seller?


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Is there any possibility you could get Justin Timberlake on your show to interview you?

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Have you ever built a robot which, while intended to be shitty, turned out to be actually pretty good/useful?


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How did the army handle addiction? Was there any form of crisis after the war was over, and doses were not longer bring supplied?

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Our location does not. I would assume that the ones that do close for the winter probably assure positions for their employees... at least I'd hope !


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I seriously asked them to explain many times and they never did. I was fervently looking forward to making out with a beautiful Mexican actress and they made me a pompous asexual cheese merchant. I am honestly very angry about this.

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That would be the greatest thing that's ever happened to me in my pathetic life.


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People were pretty upset when I posted the beer robot and said it worked way too well.

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The Army tried to set programs into place that would take care of addicted soldiers. But they failed in the end due to lack of resources. After the war, many soldiers were still addicted, and my research shows that Pervitin (meth) use is very high in Germany even in the 50s.


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Hot eats keeps things going in the winter. :D

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Hey Conan, huge fan, who was your favorite character to write for when you worked on the Simpsons?


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Hey Sean, big fan of the show!

Have you ever considered doing hot sauce reviews on First We Feast?

Also, what are your top 3 favorite tasting hot sauces for wings?

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How did you get into robotics and how can someone like me start learning about robotics? BTW Love your videos.


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Today's military (and other) extensively uses Modafinil, which is a wakefulness agent? Are you familiar with that, and do you draw any parallels?

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You would think so... but the ice cream sells just as well as hot food in the winter !


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Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns. (Mr. Burns)

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Big fan of anything in the El Yucateco family, love Texas Pete's, Valentina and (I'm not just saying this) I reach for Hot Ones and Homeboy's sauces more than anything. Pickapeppa hot pepper sauce is amazing too.


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I got an Arduino Starter Kit (not sponsored, I promise) from my brother for Christmas and just started tinkering. I think what was really important to me was that I never sat down being like "I'm going to learn about transistors", instead I always had an idea of what I wanted to build and everything I learned was to get me closer to making that idea happen.

Learning about robotics and hardware is really fricking hard, and if you have an idea that you really like it will help you get through it. Also, Adafruit and Sparkfun has really awesome tutorials.

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I first heard about Modafinil when I researched Blitzed. The German Army (its elite units) was using it in Afghanistan, and I believe the US troops are using it as well. It is like taking amphetamines without the high. Very "efficient" I suppose.


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Us Canucks can't stop eating ice cream for half the year. Same with slushes, I drink those year round to.

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Are you giving up comedy for a career in lucha libre?


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Hey Sean, I’m a huge fan of yours! I have two questions for you:

  • What do you do to prepare your body for so much spicy food? I love hot stuff but it wreaks havoc on my system.
  • How do you prepare to ensure the interview is the best it can be? In my opinion you’re one of the greatest interviewers in the business, and it would be cool to know the process.

Also the hot ones sauce is really expensive to ship to Canada, you guys should definitely open up a shop here. We need some heat to warm our cold winter-conditioned bodies.

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When you code your robots, do you prefer any language? Does it depend on something particular?

Cheers,


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Did Hitler's health decline from taking too many drugs? Was there any recorded evidence of it?

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The arctic rush slushie are amazing! And it's true ice cream is an all the time type of food in Canada!


Q:

When you watch the segment tonight, you'll realize that even when I'm seriously trying to wrestle, I'm still doing comedy.

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I used to just go out there and wing it so to speak but now that we're weekly and have published, like, 60 episodes I take care of myself a lot more. I try to stay away from acidic foods and whatnot. The research is just kind of what it looks like... Chris and I read and watch everything that we can, trust our instincts and try not to overthink things. Much love to Canada!


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I'm pretty lazy and pretty much only use Arduinos in my projects, so a modified version of C++. But otherwise I like Javascript and Python for programming.

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It certainly did. The Nazi propaganda machine tried to keep this a secret. But some footage got out, showing how deranged Hitler was, and how strong his tremor. Especially the organ concoctions (described in the chapter of Blitzed called "Slaughterhouse Ukraine") paint a vivid picture of this.


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Not all DQs sell hot food, some just serve ice cream and fromm what I've seen even those stay open year round. People still enjoy ice cream in the winter

A:

Hey Conan, what's the most difficult part about prepping for a show?


Q:

Hey Sean, love watching your show every Thursday, with Mac Demarco on the show recently, do you plan on having any more indie rock kind of guest on soon?

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What sub-Reddits do you visit most frequently?


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How did the drugs get to the front line where they standard issue or handed out by medics who was supplying them?

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In Canada the ones that sell just ice cream and do not have a lobby or restaurant part usually close due to the lack of interest of eating ice cream in the cold!


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For a show like "Made in Mexico", we really wanted to make sure we struck the right balance between being funny, but also being culturally sensitive and attuned to how people were feeling there. We really did want the star to be the Mexican people, and I feel good about the result.

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Yeah for sure. We’re always trying to find new genres to dig into to get more fans in the tent and just to keep the show as unpredictable and diverse as possible. Some of the big targets right now are WWE/MMA people, porn stars, and more celebrity chefs.


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/r/shittyrobots and /r/oddlysatisfying are my favorites.

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They were handed out by medics. They received the so-called "stimulant decree" in April 1940, telling them how much to dish out.


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Yes. Was a worker myself a while ago.

A:

What is the origin of the string dance?


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You have your own hot sauce, and a sandwich named after you, what's next? A "No big deal" Sriracha? "Don't touch your (eye)balls" wet naps?

Also can we get /r/MMA fighter /u/SmileNSam on the show?

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What's your favorite shitty robot? Are you working on anything currently?


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What was the weirdest thing you found in your research for this book?

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Haha ya. Honestly we say boosted instead of microwaved. It sounds a little more appealing.


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I was doing it in the office for a few years and the writers dared me to do it on the air. The rest is history.

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Mad Dog 357 vaping e-liquid would be a dream.


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OMG the ketchup robot kills me.

Right now I'm just preparing for a trip next week (going to Norway to give three talks, then to CERN to film some stuff for Tested, then to Stockholm to hang out with my family) and working on DIY Astronaut.

I do know what I want to build next though, but I need to fabricate some aluminum parts for it and need to get my CNC mill running first.

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I believe it is the chapter in the book titled "Slaughterhouse Ukraine". About Morell's monopoly on all the organs of all the slaughtered animals, making weird concoctions out of these, testing them on Hitler.


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Yes. Was a worker myself a while ago.

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What are you going to do once your hair starts turning grey?


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Has anyone got sick during/after the show?

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Is there a dream shitty robot that you have yet to create?


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I have never heard about Hitler eating organ cocktails. Was this some sort of fad pseudoscience or something?

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Haha ya. Honestly we say boosted instead of microwaved. It sounds a little more appealing.


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I started dyeing it when I was 15. So I'm way ahead of the curve. My true hair color is jet black, and my real name is Blaze Falcon (I'm just babbling now).

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LMFAO! Yes. S/o Martin Garrix, Eddie Huang, Coolio and RiFF RAFF. I'm sure there are countless others.


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A rocket that launches something (preferably me) to space.

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Morell, his doctor, was a pioneer - or at least that is what Hitler called him. He liked to experiment - and so did "Patient A", which was Hitler's nickname for Morell.


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or Culvers.

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Did the locals in Mexico recognize you as Conando from Noches de Pasion Con Señor O'Brien?


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I expect Bobby Lee shitting his pants qualifies

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Can you actually make a better functioning robots or are they really a reflection of your current skill?


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Do you think the outcome of the war could have been different if not for the drug use?

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This is true


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I was surprised how many Mexicans were shouting my name through their car windows. I don't know if they knew who I was before, or were just reading coverage of my visit. I was recognized more there than any other country. Except Finland. Finland's weird.

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Oh yeah, forgot about that one lol. We've had some doozies.


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To be honest, building shitty robots is surprisingly difficult. I want them to be shitty in a really specific way, so they are not just a shot in the dark. But sure, I'm no Adam Savage...

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I believe so. The meth abuse by the Wehrmacht was so heavy, and fit the military strategy of the Blitzkrieg like a glove, that it is hard to imagine how the outcome of the campaign against France would have been without the drug.


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Well, if you ever visit Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas I highly recommend it.

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What is the hardest you have laughed on the show?


Q:

Hey Sean, it's #15 Ranked UFC Middleweight Sam Alvey. We've spoken on twitter, but I have to ask you here - "WHEN CAN I COME ON YOUR SHOW!?!?!" I have a fight scheduled April 22nd in Nashville, but after that (when I'm done cutting weight) I need to come face punch some hot wings with my tongue fist. Hit me up!

  • Sam :)
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Your one year anniversary of your first shitty robot video kind of struck a chord with me. I've got, what looks like, a great engineering job right now but in reality it's a bit depressing and unfulfilling. I'm at work right now debating whether I should peel my eyelids off for fun or drown myself in the toilet...

What advice would you give to someone your age who is currently where you were 2 years ago and wanting to escape?

AMA is a solid 3/5 so far!


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So you think meth gave the Blitz an advantage?

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I will keep that on my bucket list thanks!


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When people like Norm Macdonald, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Charlene Yi, Kevin Hart, Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, etc come on, it always makes me laugh.

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Definitely need UFC guys. Hit me up we'll see if we can make something happen!


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I have such a hard time answering this question. It really depends on what your situation is like. But here's how I went about it.

  1. Had job that should have been awesome but was bored out of my mind.
  2. Realized every job I had ever had made me bored out of my mind.
  3. Decided instead of pushing myself harder, I should try to push in another direction. So instead of trying to make myself fit in a mould I should change the mould.
  4. I quit my job and moved back to Stockholm from San Francisco to cut back on cost. I moved in with my mom and set myself up with just enough freelance gigs to keep myself afloat (and not piss off mom). The rest of my time I spent on trying to trace back to last time I was enthusiastic about something, and trying to understand what about it made me enthusiastic. I just wanted to find something that I really enjoyed and that at the same time really catered to my strengths.
  5. I realized I really liked building things, but I hated refining my inventions. I also liked when things went wrong. And I liked making videos. So here we are.
  6. Profit.

I understand that being able to do this was a huge privilege. For one, being able to not work full-time for a while is huge, and also it was such a fricking fluke that the internet picked up on the stuff I was making. But I think trying to be conscientious about what makes you enthusiastic is super important, because enthusiasm is a much better and effective fuel that duty.

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Absolutely. This is a huge chapter in the book, and I did very long and careful research about this. Hard to sum it up in a few lines...


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Secrete menu?? I need to know more. Ont, Canada here.

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What was the best thing you ate while down in Mexico?


Q:

Exactly how much research is done before shows? Its seems like you know every details about the person you're interviewing.

Who do you want to see most on the show?

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Hi Simone, I'm your moms neighbor, and I think I really scared you once while racing to get my cats anal glands fixed(Don't ask.).

I have only one question: Will you ever bring Adam to Stockholm?


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The book has such a crazy cover, very different from most history books. Why did you decide to go that route?

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Lol I've answered in detail what secret menu means lol


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Nopales. It's cactus with cheese on it. It instantly cured me of my 25 year impotence.

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Chris and I do a ton of research, and honestly it’s one of the most fun parts. I usually spend at least 12 hours (sometimes a lot more) just watching every interview and reading everything I can find. Chris does his own research, then we kind of bring it all together and match the questions with the right wings so there’s a good flow—I also have to think about how I’m going to be dying on Mad Dog and Blair’s! Our main goal with Hot Ones is for the guest to have fun and feel like they can be free and loose, so it’s important to me for them to know that we went the extra mile to understand what they’re all about, and ask about the shit that other people might leave on the cutting room floor. It’s an honor that people even bring up Nardwuar—he’s a legend!


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I have no memory of this. Maybe too traumatic? Hope your cat's butt is ok (I'm going to end every conversation with that from now on)

I'm not sure! Would be interesting to observe him and my mom meeting though.

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This was my publisher's decision. I think they did a great job. Each country's cover looks very different. I also like the German. It was done by artist Douglas Gordon. Try google: "Der totale Rausch" (the German title)


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I love Smarties pizza!! I also worked in DQ in Canada.

Best of luck with your goals!

ETA: once when I was making Dilly Bars, a little boy who was waiting for his order was watching me, amazed. I was taking my time so he could get a good look. When he was walking to his table with his parents I heard him say, "when I grow up I want to be a waitress!".

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Who is your favorite red-head, other than yourself?


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Did the dj khaled episode lower your opinion of him?

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Who are the biggest heroes you've gotten to meet since your notability skyrocketed?


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What made you want to research and writie a book about this particular topic?

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Kids are the best! And thanks! I'm really sad we don't carry smarties anymore though!


Q:

Lucille Ball.

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From my heart, I honestly think the DJ Khaled Hot Ones episode is the greatest in series history. I think it will live on long after we're all buried under rocks and dust. It's been amazing to see him go from "put the hinges in the fuccbois hands" to doing Ellen and more TV commercials than Peyton Manning. Truly a national treasure and my proudest work at First We Feast.


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Not so much a specific person, but just in general being surrounded by people who are really interested and enthusiastic about what they do.

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A friend of mine is a DJ in Berlin. He is a history and a drug buff. When he told me about massive drug use in the Third Reich, I thought this was worth checking out. And my first visit to the Federal Archive of Germany was so fascinating (because I found so much evidence) that I seriously pursued the project.


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Late to the party, but i wanted to make an ama request for a DQ employee a few months ago, mainly to find out how the Core Blizzards are made. Dunno if they have them in Canada. How do they get a perfect cylinder of cookie dough or whatever in the middle? Another chain, Sonic maybe, was advertising a similar thing around the same time.

A:

How do you still trust Paul Rudd after all these years of Mac and Me clips?


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Can you get Barack on?

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How did you learn to speak English with basically no discernible Swedish accent?

Love your show and your overall "no shits given" attitude!


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I actually heard about your book on NPR this morning, sounds interesting. How much cocaine did hitler use on a daily basis?

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Do you mean royal blizzards? It's typically a sauce down the middle of the blizzard. Once we finish blending a blizzard we hold the spindle in the middle and bring it straight down. This usually creates a tunnel that we scoop sauce into and then fold the ice cream on the top over to seal it. Hope this helps!


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It's like Charlie Brown, Lucy, and the football. I believe in my heart one day he'll do the right thing.

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Fingers crossed someday.


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I've lived in the US for 1.5 years now but I don't think I had that much of an accent before that either. I just like languages and I'm constantly trying to mimic the way people speak. Also I have no shame. It helps when learning something new.

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He only used cocaine from late July 1944 to October 1944 - over 50 times during this period.


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North Glenmore represent

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What is your favorite flavor of Ice Cream?


Q:

So I've noticed a little interaction between you and Ethan from h3h3 on Twitter... any chance we get him and/or Hila on Hot Ones soon?

Love the show.

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Do you miss living on a boat?


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Were there other nations participating in similar programs?

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  1. Since I've worked at my location we have never had breaded mushrooms. To be honest they sound like they are worth getting into cardiac arrest for!

  2. I definitely will miss all my staff but we all.keep in touch outside of work. It's time for me to move on but it's definitely not time for me to let go of my DQ family yet. I love my DQ family but they're all really supportive of my choice to put in my 2 weeks!


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Cherry Garcia

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Yeah, just trying to work out scheduling at this point. I love Ethan and Hila.


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Both yes and no. I don't miss having to worry about it constantly. I do miss being able to jump into the water and swim around my home.

I'm renting it out to a friend now that I'm in the States but I'm actually considering selling it since I'm not planning on moving back to Stockholm anytime soon.

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The Allies learnt from the Nazis, and started developing their own programs later in the war, deciding to use amphetamines.


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How many buffalo dips to you think one Dairy Queen employee can handle in a sitting?

A:

When will you take Jordan to Italy?


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What is the process for choosing the guests? Has Hot Ones gained enough traction and word of mouth that people are excited for it/it has street cred? Or is it almost always you/PR person having to explain the concept over and over again? (Your PR person deserves a metal btw for convincing all these celebrities to participate and even finding ways to contact them.) My only other question(s) would be in regards to the lack of women guests; do you find they are less interested in participating? Or have the male guests just been easier to coordinate/book? Not a question, but I would love to see a duo of women (Key and Peele played off each other so well that was one of my favorite episodes)- maybe Tina Fey and Amy Pohler or Abbi and Ilana from Broad City. Thanks! P.s. as a vegetarian, 1. I still am obsessed with your show and 2. respect for making veggie wings for Ricky and others.

A:

Any advice to parents of teens and pre-teens? My daughter fears failure and it effects her confidence. You took the failures and found a way to inspire.


Q:

I remember reading Live and Let Die when I was a little kid and having to go look up what a Benzedrine was and being shocked that Bond was so cavalier about taking drugs like that. Weird to think how commonplace its usage was back then.

A:

At least 3. The Buffalo sauce is to die for.


Q:

Taking Jordan to Italy is already in the works. We're waiting until it's legal to bring a cyborg into a foreign country.

A:

The unsung hero of this whole thing is our amazing (and persuasive) talent booker Brandon Thomas. At first, we'd have to more or less con people into doing the show. Now, I'd say half our guests are familiar with Hot Ones and some are big fans. We've also had past guests lead to future ones (Tom leads to Padma, Bert leads to Coco, etc). Also, we need to s/o Sarah Honda for doing a little bit of everything. We wouldn't be able to do Hot Ones without her.

We haven't done a good enough job of booking women. In our experience, it's just been a tougher sell but it's something we think about/discuss all the time.

And definitely! Much love and respect to our vegetarian/vegan fans. Those vegan wings w Ricky are some of the best wings I've ever had in my life.


Q:

Dude you're asking the girl who pushed over a garbage bin in high school because I was upset about getting a B on a math test.

I used to be a really horrible perfectionist. But most of that went away when I moved to China the first time. When I was 16 I went there as an exchange student and when I got back I was like "maybe I didn't get a perfect score, but I CAN SPEAK CHINESE MOTHERFUCKERS"

Looking back, I think focusing on the process rather than the end product. Things rarely happen the way you expect them to, and maybe the thing you end up with after numerous of failures is better than what it would have been if everything went well from the start, or you learn something new.

But to be honest I still struggle with it. I've just redefined what success is for me, because now a success is when everything goes wrong in an entertaining way. I just try to be compassionate towards myself and realize that if I beat myself up about not performing at my best that's just going to hinder me long term. I just try to not be a dick to myself.

A:

Also Billy Wilder has James Cagney order coffee with meth in his formidable "1,2,3".


Q:

I bet you can find someone to handle more than 3 ;)

A:

How is the old time baseball league looking this year?


Q:

Big fan of the show, keep up the good work Sean!

If you could have anyone on the show, dead or alive, who'd it be?

A:

This was posted by SlightlyCyborgs bot.

I told you I would be here! Your shitty projects are hilarious but not very functional. Are you working on any serious robotics projects?

Also, after you dropped out of college, what was your career progression like? Did you envision yourself doing what you do now? Did you have uncertainty about your future? I resonate with what you have done with your career as I myself am a college dropout maker who builds robots.

Here’s to peace and love and shitty robots that are too dysfunctional to take over the world 🤖 !!!!!

EDIT: I wrote a bot to scan new and be the first to post. I finished it 5 mins before 12pm but you started early!! O well. That is a shittybot for you. At least it posted.


Q:

Is it true that hitler suffered from parkinsons and was taking medication to treat it?

A:

Aha ya if I want their poops to be fiery for a week


Q:

Thanks for remembering my favorite remote of all time. Sometimes late at night I think about the young woman Nell and how we were supposed to be together but sadly we were born 150 years apart.

A:

I'd say Andy Kaufman, The Ultimate Warrior and William Shakespeare to have him answer for the ghostwriting accusations on Death Sauce.


Q:

Are you working on any serious robotics projects?

I don't think I'm skilled enough to work on a serious robotics project.... YET!

Also, after you dropped out of college, what was your career progression like? Did you envision yourself doing what you do now? Did you have uncertainty about your future?

I dropped out of college because I got a job as an editor for Sweden's official website. Then I did some odd jobs, and started teaching myself how to program. I don't think I could have envisioned this happening even if I tried. It's way too random to come up with.

And yes, I've had plenty of uncertainty about my future and what I want to do with my time. My brother used to call me the constant life crisis. I still do to some extent, but this is honestly the first time in my life that I have no doubt about that I'm doing exactly what I want to do.

A:

Morell (Hitler's physician) gave him a medicine called Homburg once. Homburg is supposed to treat Parkinson's. Other than that there is little evidence. Perhaps Hitler's tremor. But I reckon this comes from withdrawal from opiods.


Q:

Favorite Blizzard? Favorite food item? Also why do they call Dilly bars Dilly bars?

A:

This is a question for Conanando. I am a 30 year old Hispanic male, about to get married in sept of this year. Any solid suggestions for wedding vows?


Q:

So Sean, we've got a thing we like to do around here called Explain That 'Gram. We do a deep dive on our guests Instagram and we just want the bigger picture. That sound good to you? Ok, here we go.

Shaq!? Come on Sean, have you been holding out on us?

And what about this guy? You're on Reddit, we're all about cute animals here. Give us the scoop.

And last but not least. 🎺🎺🎺

Thanks for joining us! Love Hot Ones. Keep it up.

EDIT: Hey, what's going on Hot Ones fans? If you liked my comment maybe meet me halfway, throw me an upvote. If you didn't like my comment, I don't want ya, I don't want ya in the thread. But if you did, upvote. Thank you very much. I appreciate you. I love you. More than a friend.

A:

Hi Simone! Thanks for doing this AMA.

What's your favorite part of your work?!


Q:

Did German civilians know about this at the time?

A:

Mint chocolate chip or banana cream pie but with cookie dough instead of pie pieces.

Not sure... but from a quick Google search people are claiming it's because the curl on the top of a cone was called a dilly...


Q:

If you're future wife is anything like mine she'll insist on taking out the part of the vows where you promise to honor and obey your husband. Try really hard to get that part back in.

A:

LOL! Love this!

Shaq: So, I interviewed Shaq after some event in which he was a model for an art class full of drunken bros. I stole a horrible painting off one especially drunk dude, gifted it to Shaq during the interview and then he kissed me on the top of my bald head and said "Such a good dude."

That's my friend Sarah's dog Thor! I'd dog sit Thor from time to time back in the Chicago days.

And finally, made healthy deserts with John Cena and Emily Oberg. Just a day in the life. He told me a great story about how his first wrestling persona was a "half man, half machine" thing that he never got off the ground. Trying desperately to get him on Hot Ones.

And the Chrissy Teigen thing is a blur. Just standing there after an interview and getting licked by a supermodel. I think it was my first or second day in NYC.


Q:

The people I get to hang out with and work with! My manager Luke Girgis, my right-hand-man Scott Lawrie, Kristen Lomasney who helps with social media stuff (and who set up this AMA), and of course Adam Savage who always answers my most random questions. And the people on my Patreon, because they are so fucking kind and cuddly.

A:

Did they know about Hitler's drug abuse? Absolutely not. Hitler was presented as a sort of healthy saint. Did the people know about meth? Yes, because many were taking it. It was legal in Nazi Germany, under the brand name of Pervitin.


Q:

Do you get free ice cream?

A:

How do you keep your hair sooo amazing and perfect?


Q:

How do you guys decide on a new sauce within the lineup?

A:

How's the pressure to constantly censor yourself here in the US /on the YouTubes?


Q:

This youtube clip is highly relevant: Hitler shaking at the 1936 Olympics.

Is Hitler's favourite food/sandwich known?

Edit: As many noted this is slightly sped up, and he's watching the olympics intensely.

A:

Not often


Q:

Mayonnaise, corn starch and embalming fluid. Bake at 125 degrees for 1 hour.

A:

At the end of the day, we probably put WAY too much thought into the sauces but it’s part of the fun, and it’s been cool to meet more people in the hot sauce game. We pick certain types in the hopes that they hit our guests differently throughout the interview. I’m pretty sure Chris has had sleepless nights thinking about Bravado Ghost Pepper & Blueberry sauce. We talk about things to swap in and out all the time. We’ll probably switch it up again soon!


Q:

I'm obviously not doing a great job of it. I think it's a hard balance to find. Sure I could omit some shits and fucks, but 90% of my humor is genital-based so it's just not that G-rated anyway. I think it's just that people generally mistake me for a science communicator, which tend to be very clean and kid-friendly. Sure, a part of it is science communication, but mostly it's just some sort of niche robot comedy.

A:

Hitler shaking at the 1936 Olympics.

Hitler was a vegetarian. And he was really into sweets. Does this answer your question? (I actually studied all the menu cards for the headquarters)


Q:

So how do I order a secret menu Blizzard item?

A:

Does the superhero outfit still fit, and how often do you just wear it around the office?


Q:

Not many people here know that you also are also a journalist for Complex. How did you get involved with that? What does Jinx smell like?

Also, how does it feel to never age?

A:

Hi Simone! I'm a big tested fan. I have really enjoy the energy you bring to "still untitled." In one of your last videos, you used a 3D printer to make a new claw for your claw machine. How have you found 3D printing? Did you find that there was much of a learning curve?


Q:

Thanks for answering! I read up on Hitler's vegetarianism while waiting, interesting stuff.

Do you have any menu cards to show? :)

A:

At most Dairy Queens.... if you know what's in a blizzard you can subout one of the candies for another one to make the one you dreamed of without an extra charge... so example... order a cookie jar but subout the oreo for pb cup. This will get you a cookie dough, pb cup and hot fudge blizzard... or you can subout the sauce. Same example: cookie jar sub pb sauce for hot fudge and it's a peanut butter lovers dream !


Q:

It does fit. I do not wear it at the office at all; I wear it at home, and to the gym at Venice beach.

A:

I used to freelance for Complex while I was living in Chicago. At pretty much the exact moment Complex launched its video operation, I was in New Orleans interviewing a bunch of people for print pieces. They asked me if they could put the interviews on camera to help get the YouTube page off the ground and I was hyped as fuck because my life was extremely boring at the time. I remember studying note cards and being nervous as hell for, like, a five minute video interview with 2 Chainz lol. Anyway, to get back on track... Complex liked the video pieces enough to offer me a full time job so I quit my gig in Chicago, sold my shit and moved to NYC 30 days later.

Jinx smells like cigar guts and Old Spice.

And, it took some digging but here's my first ever video interview! Peep the beautiful head of hair LMFAO! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoiPLM1oVvk


Q:

I feel like I'm a pretty late adopter of 3D printing, because I really hated designing 3D models. But then Prusa sent me one of their printers and I got really sold. There's definitely a learning curve, but it doesn't take much to get started.

A:

I am in NY right now, didn't bring any copy of menu cards. Perhaps you can find some online?


Q:

Ah easy enough, thanks!

A:

What does Andy smell like?


Q:

Hey Sean! You've eaten the Carolina Reaper twice and I wanna know which time was it the most painful? Also, what was your bowel movement like after eating it?

Thank you

A:

What small thing will make your entire day, and what will ruin it?


Q:

Do the bad reviews bother you?

A:

Aha no problem. It's kind of a lot to type but hopefully your DQ people are accommodating!

Happy DQ desserting!


Q:

Sandalwood and regret.

A:

The second time was 100x worse. Feel like my entire body was like, "You. Dumbass." and completely shut down. Afterwards I was in the fetal position on my bathroom floor for at least an hour thinking about my lot in life in a very existential way. Now if I even smell a Carolina Reaper my cheeks water up. I'd say never again if it weren't for that charming motherfucker Chili Klaus.


Q:

Getting a package in the mail will make it, having socks that slip off will ruin it.

A:

Yes, and no. Obviously Blitzed is a controversial book. I think the many positive reviews, and reactions by readers are what is most important.


Q:

What is the secret menu?

A:

Is a hotdog a sandwich?


Q:

Did Bobby Lee really poop himself! If so, how bad did it smell?

A:

Hi Simone! I love the work you do.

Have you had any particularly weird or creepy fan encounters?


Q:

Why was Hitler a vegetarian?

A:

Any of our old.blizzard flavors... if you can tell us what's in it and we have the ingredients we will probably make it for you


Q:

Because the bread is connected, and forms a "hinge" if you will, it falls under the "taco" classification. Ergo, hotdogs and tacos are not sandwiches. The pita, however, takes us into strange territory and demands further study.

A:

We did not cotton swab test his underpants or anything so there's no way to know for sure but it did seem like a serious situation in real time.


Q:

Not IRL no! People are generally super polite and cool. But the internet man. I have a pretty impressive collection of weird-ass screenshots.

A:

In the late 19th century, vegetarianism was en vogue among right wing populist people in Germany. The composer Wagner for example was a vegetarian. There was the belief that you became superior if you didn't eat meat. Hitler bought into that.


Q:

What is the worst and best customer you've ever had?

A:

Hey Conan, big fan.

How did you become friends with Jack White?


Q:

Sean, when are you going to come on down to Nashville & do a Nashville Hot Chicken special?

A:

What does your tattoo say?


Q:

Did Hitler smoke pot?

A:

Worst customer: we have this one customer who always demands we need the rules for him. He completely abuses the subout and customization of our blizzards. Whenever someone doesn't agree to do whatever he starts raising his voice and noting his pregnant wife won't be happy. I swear his wife has been pregnant for like 3 years... He also orders something no one has ever heard of because our store never offered it. All the staff are too afraid to not abide with his BS. So we all just go along with it.

Best customer: we have this one customer who wears a fedora. He sometimes comes in with his brother. He dances all the way to our store from.his house that's about 45 minutes away. He compliments all the staff and always leaves us by saying "have a great day" ( tips hat in your direction) or "don't stop smiling. You have a beautiful smile." He doesn't tip us often but his positive attitude has been a pillar of hope for customers to learn that not all of us are out to get them.


Q:

True story: I met Jack and Meg in a bowling alley in Detroit in 1999 while shooting a remote. They were part of a group of people that came over and hung out. Later, they became famous and told me they were part of the group that were chatting and drinking beers all night. I totally lucked out. Since then, I just hang out in bowling alleys looking for future rock stars.

A:

Check out this vid I did w Redban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f0pxdL1vsE

I'd love to go to Nashville and get some Hattie B's or Prince's straight from the source. Hopefully we can make that happen soon.


Q:

it says that I was 18 and took myself way too seriously.

A:

He never smoked anything. Marijuana was not popular among Nazi officials.


Q:

I am also a Dairy Queen employee but in the great state of Texas! Chill and Grills don't exist down here, we just have Texas DQ. Our menus have items that only exist in Texas. Like "The Dude" or "Texas T-Brand Tacos" We also call our burgers as follows: Single Patty is the HungerBuster, double patty is the BeltBuster, triple patty is the TripleBuster. We also have footlong hotdogs, chicken salads/sandwiches, taco salads, nachos, and most importantly our special items, like the A1 Bacon BeltBuster, Bullseye Bacon BeltBuster, Frito Taco Crunch Burger, Jalito's fried jalapeno sticks, country baskets, which include steak fingers or chicken strips. We also have all blizzards and treats. I have always heard that outside of Texas, Dairy Queen gets different! Do y'all have any of those items?

A:

Do you ever wish you were an animal instead of a human, and if so which one?


Q:

How far in advance in the guest list booked? Secondly, when you reach out to someone who has never heard of the show before, how do you guys pitch this interview?

A:

Hi Simone!

Do your shitty robot ideas just pop into your head or do you schedule thinking sessions to imagine your next shitty design?

Also, does tested have a p.o. box or something that people can send tested related material?

Hope your day is going swimmingly, all the best!


Q:

Were there any close calls with Hitler overdosing? How do you think his regime would've handled it?

A:

We don't have any fun foods or names. I mean we call our burgers grill burgers and hamburgers or double cheeseburgers. However we do have poutine which is fries, gravy and cheese curds. I want to come visit your DQ! Thanks for all the interesting info!


Q:

See my previous answer about the penis covered stegosaurus.

A:

We're pretty run and gun. Sometimes it's feels like a professional organization where we have a shoot scheduled two weeks in advance and a peg/launch date. Other times we just hop on a plane or pop up shop our show with, like, 48 hours notice (sometimes less).


Q:

I rarely schedule thinking sessions, but I do try to make sure that I have enough free time to get bored. If I'm overworked and stressed I never come up with anything, but as soon as I have too much time on my hands my brain starts looking for things to spend it on.

ALSO I LOVE GETTING PACKAGES SO SO MUCH

Tested Mailbag

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PO box 410477

San Francisco, CA 94141

A:

There is one report by Dr. Giesing, saying Hitler nearly overdosed on the Cocaine he gave him in the fall of 1944. I think everyone would have been relieved, in fact.


Q:

Why are most blizzards just vanilla ice cream in the bottom 1/3 of the cup? Is it really that hard to mix it all the way down, or are the workers at the DQs near me just lazy?

A:

How many four year olds would you kill before they killed you?


Q:

Who was your favourite interview so far? And also who is the number 1 person you want on the show that haven't been on yet?

A:

Lets say your astronaut training program is successful, what type of cheese would you take into space and why?


Q:

How much drug use was involved in the V-unit divisions? And how early did the meth use start into the war?

A:

A mixture of both actually! If it's a large blizzard we typically won't be able to reach the bottom because the spindle on the mixer is too short. However the correct way to blend is to only fill the blizzard cup halfway mix it then fill it up some more and then mix. However any cup bigger than a large cup is just an employee being lazy to be honest.


Q:

I was in this scenario two years ago. I wounded one before nine of them took me down and ripped the flesh from my bones with their baby teeth.

A:

The interviews that felt the best while they were happening were Joe Budden, Russell Brand, NORE (obviously), Jay Pharoah, T.J. Miller, T-Pain (and many others). I think the best pound for pound interview was probably Ricky Gervais? Then there's a whole other category of episodes I appreciate because of the ground they cover.

But, my favorite thing about Hot Ones is that it seems like the fans all have their own favorites, for their own reasons. My favorite episodes are the ones no on can agree on, where one comment is "Worst guest ever!" and the next is "GOAT episode!" That's how I know we've hit the right Hot Ones notes.


Q:

OMG CAN VEGAN PEOPLE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY'RE VEGAN

But yeah, any type of nut cheese. Not a big fan of the milk industry.

A:

I didn't find anything about the V-units and their drug use. I would imagine they were on it. The meth use started with the attack on Poland. It was officially used a bit later, however, with the attack on France starting May 10.


Q:

Thanks for the honest reply! Follow-up question: Is there a way to ask for a well-blended blizzard without getting spit in it?

A:

What are you listening to lately, favorite new album or something older I should check out?


Q:

Eating hot foods has never been the problem for me, that comes later. How does your butthole hold up to this sort of punishment week after week? Is it like building a callus where it eventually isn't a problem anymore?

A:

I'm glad I had enough sense to Google "cheese made from nuts" instead of "nut cheese".


Q:

Thanks. Anything specific for guards in the camps?

A:

Honestly probably not. You could always just inform the cashier that you always receive half blended blizzards and see if it's blended better. But keep in mind that asking for a well blended blizzard may end up being very soupy or soft...


Q:

My son really got me into 21 Pilots other than that my wife and I like to slow dance to John Grisham audio books.

A:

I already answered a question about my butthole. NO MORE BUTTHOLE QUESTIONS! Sean Spicer voice


Q:

oh damn. I can usually trust my brain to catch every possible sexual innuendo...

A:

Found nothing on camp guards except that they drank heavily. But I am sure they used Pervitin - since Pervitin and alcohol "go well together".


Q:

Do they do re-run at your Dairy Queen? :(

A:

Hi Conan. It's Riley, the intern that you yelled at the other day for eating too many almonds. My question: How much water does it take to produce a single almond?


Q:

Sean, you said during the Gaffigan episode that you went to U of I. What was your major? And how the hell did you get from here to doing the best interview show in the world?

A:

Hi Simone! Big fan of your work.

I haven't gotten a chance to tinker with robotics at work for a while, and am trying to think up a small project I can do in my free time to keep my skills sharp. I figured I might ask the queen of shitty robots for help: How do you come up with ideas for projects?


Q:

Did Nazis use anabolic steroids at all? If so, which ones? Also, was it mandatory for the soldiers to use the various drugs that you've said?

A:

What do you mean by re run ?


Q:

Riley, I yelled at you because you exceeded my 'one almond an hour' rule. That wastes water (an almond takes 1.1 gallons of water to produce).

A:

I was a broadcast journalism major at University of Illinois. S/o to Prof. John Paul. If the ball bounced differently in life, I think I would've been the weatherman at WCIA-TV. And who knows maybe someday I will be.


Q:

Finding something in your everyday life that you want to improve is usually a good place to start!

A:

Hitler did. There is a list in Blitzed with all his drugs. Over 80.

No, it was not mandatory for the soldiers to take Pervitin.


Q:

testing: qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm

A:

Hey Conan.

If you could turn into any vegetable at will, what would it be and why?


Q:

If you could pick any 1 porn star to appear on Hot Ones, who would you pick and why?

A:

What tools should everyone own?


Q:

At least some finnish soldiers were given pervitine during the war(those drugs can still be found in houses of older people) did we get those from the germans since we were allies with them? And how usual it was to give regular jaegers some "boost"?

A:

The burgers are cooked on a grill but boosted/microwaved only to help melt the cheese. I can't recall at this moment where we get the meat from. It is frozen and raw when we receive it though !


Q:

The Asparagus, because I could change the odor of your urine against your will.

A:

We've talked about this quite a bit. Top of the list is Teanna Trump but maybe you guys can help us out??? Who do you want to see? Feel like the Reddit community could have some valuable input here lol.


Q:

A dremel tool. I use mine for EVERYTHING. Including pedicures. Don't tell foot fetish people.

A:

The Fins had their own approach I believe. I never read that they got it from the Germans. But I would have to do more research on this.


Q:

what 5 things would u try to experience if u could be the opposite sex for a day?

A:

Favorite person you have played guitar with?


Q:

I found this awesome show through TJ Miller. I loved it right away. Before my brother moved away we did Nine of the ten sauces from last season (sans Sriracha) and it was pure agony. Yet, by the time we finished there was a certain euphoria that you and your guests have pointed out. After two weeks I had a crazy urge to repeat the challenge again. So my wife and I have done so about once every two months.

Obviously with the frequency episodes have been coming out you don't wait that long, but I was wondering what the minimal amount of time between shoots you'll allow? Also what your immediate cool down routine is once the cameras turn off... Thanks!

P.S~ picture proof of pain.

http://imgur.com/0MlkUsV

http://imgur.com/kqYDudB

A:

Hi Simone, I absoloutely love your videos!

As another woman in a male-dominated field (computer science), I was wondering if you have any advice for other women in STEM trying to figure it all out? I feel like I experience a lot of imposter syndrome compared to my non-STEM female friends.


Q:

Great book! I'm totally enthralled by it. I'm just wondering, what happened to Morell's wife? I take she lived in luxury during the war. Was she investigated at all after war? What happend to their fortune?

A:

In no particular order...

Sex Jerking off Shaving my beard Buy a trench coat, fingerless gloves and a sword. Go to a club


Q:

It's a tie between Jack White and Springsteen

A:

I mean, you have to do what you have to do to keep the show going. We've shot three episodes in a week before, which can be pretty brutal. My immediate cool down routine is to go back to my apartment or hotel, throw on some basketball shorts, crank the air conditioning and tell everyone to not bother me for a few hours. I've actually come to kind of look forward to those peaceful, very Zen after hours.


Q:

Hey I struggle a lot with imposter syndrome too. I very often find that I want to excuse myself for lack of skill, knowledge, chest hair, etc etc etc. But I really try not to, because I've realized that the way you talk about yourself, and more importantly to yourself becomes this self-fulfilling prophecy.

You have every right to be where you are and having no fucking clue what you're doing is an inevitable part of doing something hard.

A:

She was never investigated. Morell lost his fortune. But in fact I am not sure exactly how she lived after the war. Happy you like the book!


Q:

Hi Conan! Thanks for consistently making me laugh out loud. What is your favorite cereal?

A:

Hey /u/Seanseaevans! Let me just start with a huge thank you for all the support for r/Hotones. /u/Alexrock88, /u/PrettyBoyFlizzy, and I have had a blast building this Reddit community around your fantastic show and the general user base you generate is much friendlier than that of other internet hosts so kudos! I've got a three parter for you if you don't mind.

1) What is the one event you would attribute the most to "getting your foot in the door" to the career you are currently on?

2) What ever happened with the Aussie knockoff that you spoke to Bert about?

3) Are there any plans to either be on Joe Rogan's Podcast or have him on your show in the future?

~~ /r/HotOnes CSS Mod ~~

/u/Matt8858


Q:

What do you do with the purposely shitty robots you make after you've done a video with them? Do they get hung in a hall of fame or do they just get tossed in the trashbin?

A:

Did you ever consider naming your book Kristallnacht to Crystal Meth? My psych professor keeps saying that would be a great title for a book on that subject.


Q:

It's a tie between Fruit Loops and Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries

A:

Whadddup Matt! As far as getting my foot in the door, it's really about taking advantage of opportunities. Long story short... I was working a copywriter job in a cubicle in Chicago but I'd freelance on the side for some extra money and because I needed a creative outlet. That led to freelancing for Complex, which led to meeting Chris Schonberger (EIC at First We Feast), which led to this ridiculous show, which led to me answering your question here.

As far as I can tell, Fox Sports Australia washed "Burning Questions" from the world. Maybe those ding dongs are still doing it but they've definitely stopped putting it on YouTube. S/o Bert Kreischer btw!

I've never spoken to Joe. I don't get the impression that he does much press and he told Bert he wouldn't do Hot Ones on the JRE. But we'd kill to have him on the show if he changed his mind. Obviously, if he ever invited me to JRE I'd be there w my sauces ready to get weird.


Q:

I keep them! Some of them are packed up and some of them are hanging on the wall in my workshop. I try to not slaughter them for parts because I often bring them to events, TV shows etc.

A:

I thought about "Kristall" actually, when I was still considering writing a novel about the subject. But I think Blitzed is an amazing title. Don't you agree?


Q:

Conan! Boston native here. I want to take my girl out for a real nice dinner to celebrate, anywhere in the Brookline/Boston/Quincy area. What do you suggest? If I can tell her I'm taking her somewhere (even if it's Taco Bell) because Conan Fucking O'Brien suggested it, she'd love it.

A:
  1. Who're some of your favorite artists?

  2. You probably get a lot of the same requests for certain guests, but who's someone that you'd like to interview (or have interviewed) that doesn't come up too often?


Q:

God kväll.

First off, thanks for motivating me to get into robotics so i can finally do something with my life, even though im shit at practical stuff, so i ended up in Programming.

If you were to build one horse sized Duckbot and one hundred duck sized Horsebots, which side would win and how many people would die in the process?

A:

What inspired you to do this research and then eventually write your book? Was there an "aha" moment when you realized Hitler & his nazis may have been on drugs?


Q:

Go to Pino's Pizza in Cleveland Circle. There's only two tables but it's the only pizza my family and I eat. I've been going there since elementary school.

A:

Too many to name but The Weeknd is killing shit right now. Over the course of my life tho Biggie, DMX and Kanye are probably the artists with the most mileage in my headphones. Sort of an under the radar white whale for me is Adam Carolla because he's my hero and won't fuck with Hot Ones at all which make me want him even more.


Q:

kudos on putting such a relevant twist on that question.

I feel the horse sized duckbot would win, especially if the bill got equipped with, say knives. Might be worth building..

A:

The aha-moment came in Koblenz, in the Federal Archives of Germany, when I studied Theo Morell's notes, and felt like a fly on the wall. Fascinating material!


Q:

All 45 US presidents engage to a fight to the death. Who makes it out alive?

A:

I love you. Do you think Gordon Ramsey will ever agree to coming onto the show?


Q:

I learned about you from watching Physics Girl. Any plans for future collabs with her?

A:

I assume the meth was taken in pill form? How is it different than the meds used today for ADD/ADHD?

Also, did Albert Speer use drugs? If not, was he aware of his "buddy's" habit? I ask, because in all of Joachim Fest's "Conversations with Hitler's Architect" I don't recall it ever being slightly hinted at, and that was indeed a very insightful book, relative to this space... or so I thought.


Q:

Harry S. Truman. Do not screw with Harry S. Truman.

A:

I hope so. Feel like YouTube commenters are just going to keep coming at our necks every week 'til it happens.


Q:

Heck yes. I love Dianna. We have plans. So many plans.

A:

Meth was usually taken in pill under the brand-name of "Pervitin". This is similar to the meds used today for ADD/ADHD - but in Germany the use was unregulated. Not even a prescription needed until Nov 1939. And remember, Meth is different than amphetamines: stronger, and more addictive.

In regards to Speer: He was a patient of Morell (Hitler's doctor) as well, so I would assume he received similar treatment. Morell loved injecting Eukodal (Oxycodone) to all of his patients. But there are no notes I could find proving this. Morell's notes are mainly on Hitler. So we cannot be sure.


Q:

Have you received any offers to play professional soccer after your incredible display with Gio Dos Santos?

A:

Sean what toilet paper do you recommend to cool the burning sensation your ass experiences following your show??


Q:

How can I get in your ASS (Astronaut School of Space) program?

A:

Guten Abend Herr Ohler!

The Guardian newspaper has described Blitzed as both 'spurious' and 'crass', and argues that whilst your book is 'readable' it is at the expense of truth and accuracy.

In particular, your argument that drug use was commonplace amongst the entire German population is highly contentious; the historian, Richard J. Evans went so far as to describe your conjectured idea of drug use under the Third Reich as both 'wildly implausible' and 'having no basis in fact'.

How would you respond to those critics and your peers who have cast suspicion on the authenticity of the claims made in your book? What is your response to the idea that you may have purposefully misinterpret Morell's journals in order to substantiate your own view-point?

Finally, numerous historians have agreed that Hitler exhibited signs of Parkinson's disease; however, you claim that his tremors were resultant from experiencing withdrawals or going 'cold turkey'. Do you have any evidence to corroborate your claim?

It is undeniable that your book touches upon interesting subject matter, but I think we have to be careful when producing any piece of historiography not to mislead readers through the misrepresentation of information derived from primary sources.


Q:

Thanks for calling that an incredible display. The goal I scored was so incredibly fake that I felt bad for the goalie who had to pretend to miss a ball moving at 2mph.

A:

Charmin Ultra Soft


Q:

Make the acronym A.S.S, my brain said. It'll be fun, my brain said.

A:

Well, there was even a chocolate laced with Pervitin on the market. And from the production figures of Temmler it becomes clear that the product was very successful in Germany. There are many many reports of doctors and psychiatrists describing the effects it had on their patients. In regards to Hitler, I think I rather understated Morell's notes. I don't dwell on Barbiturates, for example - Hitler became dependent on them at a certain point in time. Parkinson's? It is a theory (because Morell gave Hitler a medicine called Homburg once, and because of Hitler's tremor), and it might be true. But I think it is more likely that Hitler suffered from withdrawal because Morell's notes definitely indicate this. I hope this answers some of your doubts. Have you read the book yet? Thanks, N


Q:

Are you secretly in love with Jeff Goldblum?

A:

Did you come up with your username? I might have to buy the book just for that.


Q:

I don't think I've been very secretive about it. If I cold mate with The Fly, I would.

A:

We thought about calling the book "High Hitler" in Germany. But my publisher decided it is too jokey for the topic. However, the Spanish translation that is being published in Latin America is called "High Hitler". Enjoy the book!


Q:

Do you plan on traveling all over the world with the Conan Show ?

A:

How extensive was Nazi research on methamphetamine before it became widely used by them? Do you know what dosages they were taking? Did they take it orally or what route of administration was used?


Q:

I'd like to keep this going as long as I can. It's really fun, and at this stage in my career it feels like something new and exciting. I've always loved my job, but the one downside is being in the studio every day. The chance to travel and try my comedy out on people who speak different languages is a great joy.

A:

The first research was done at several German universities before the war. Most professors (also taking it themselves) concluded that meth was great. Sometimes they used high dosages. One conclusion was that meth reduces fear if administered in those high dosages. I dedicate quite a bit of space in Blitzed on this subject. Usually the meth was taken orally. But Temmler also manufactured ampoules for injection.


Q:

Is there ever going to be a beard reprise? I wouldn't be mad about it...

A:

First off, I would like to thank you Norman as I've read Blitzed and very much enjoyed it. Did you come across any interesting anecdotes from the people you met whilst researching the book? Do you have any plans to work on any further projects in the same field? Thanks for doing the AMA!


Q:

I got a complete 50/50 response on the beard. Half the people loved it, half the people hated it. Since it was my kids who hated it, it had to go. Don't fear, I still keep it in the attic with my wedding dress.

A:

I actually discovered another and quite fascinating story (about resistance against Hitler), which is pretty much unknown, and I am currently examining whether that could be my next book. On the other hand, I continue writing novels, and my next novel called "The Equation of Life" will be published in Germany in the fall.

Happy you liked Blitzed!


Q:

Is Bill Tull really like that?

A:

Some of your research came from US archives. What was it you found here in the US?


Q:

Yes, Bill Tull is exactly like that.

A:

US intelligence interrogated Theo Morell, Hitler's physician, and only shared part of those files with Germany after the war. I learnt quite a few things about Morell's actions in DC.


Q:

Do you have to adjust your comedy routine when traveling to a different country (in this case, Mexico) or is comedic timing universal?

Thank you and looking forward to tonight's episode!

A:

In your opinion, how valid is the thesis behind The Architecture of Doom?


Q:

That's a great question. What surprised me the most is how little I have to adjust. Especially in Mexico. The Mexican people are really funny and sharp, and they always got the joke instantly - and they weren't afraid to give me a hard time. I'm very comfortable being the underdog when I do remotes, and all the Mexican people I encountered were great and generous improvisors.

A:

I am not familiar (yet) with the Architecture of Doom. Will look into it. Thanks for pointing it out. What do you think?


Q:

What does marshawn lynch smell like?

A:

Skittles, Hennessy and a new born kitten.


Q:

Hi Conan, I've brought a puppet to your studio audience a few times, but the last time Jeff Ross sternly requested I keep it down during the show. Why does Jeff Ross hate puppets?

A:

Jeff Ross was molested by a puppet in 1958. When he testified in court he had to point to a human to show where the puppet touched him.


Q:

Your remotes are probably my favorite thing you do. In the future, would you ever consider doing a travel show? I'd definitely watch that. Thanks for all the laughs.

A:

Great idea. I'd love to do a travel show. In fact, I'm going to go shoot one in Mexico right now. It will air tonight at 10pm on TBS. Look for your name in the credits under "Idea By".


Q:

Hi Conan, my left pinky finger has been twitching since midnight and seems to have moved to my buttocks. Any tips?

A:

Without intimate photos it's hard to say. I'll send you some.


Q:

Hi Conan! Did the trip improve your Spanish? Any new words or phrases you'd love to share?

A:

I honestly think my accent for stronger, and I think if I lived in Mexico City for a while I would get better much faster. My favorite phrase is on the back of a jacket someone gave me; it's "México es Chingón".


Q:

What was it like to speak to former president Vicente Fox and did you take away anything that you weren't expecting from your trip to Mexico?

A:

President Vicente Fox was very funny, and although he was talking about a serious issue, he came prepared almost like a comedian. He entirely caught the spirit of what we were trying to do, and he's a big part of the show.


Q:

There has been a rise in antimicrobial resistance in recent years due to abuse and overuse of antibiotics. What do you think needs to be done to change this trend? Also, I have a degree in Microbiology and have been applying to state level Epidemiologist positions with no luck. Where should I find good entry level positions in this field that will help bolster my resume and make me a better candidate for these positions?

A:

My father Dr. Thomas F. O'Brien who works at Brigham and Women's hospital in Boston has been working hard on this problem for decades. He's the smartest guy I know. He and his team have been working hard on this serious issue for a long time.


Q:

Tequila or Mezcal?

A:

Tequila


Q:

Conan, in 40 years time after you stop doing your show, would u consider doing conan travels as a netflix show?

A:

in 40 years time we'll all be brains in jars connected to a giant server. But yes, my brain will travel the world.


Q:

Are you okay bud?

A:

Wow. Your friendly, casual demeanor cracked through my cold emotionless exterior. The answer is no. Bud's not okay.


Q:

What is your all time favorite book?

A:

The Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara


Q:

Do the drapes match the curtains?

A:

Still no curtains. My dad says it happens for guys at different times.


Q:

If your really conan then, what's something only he would know?

A:

I have a scar from an appendectomy on my lower right abdomen. I have three cats named Thor, Maow and Cleo and the only one I like is Thor. My ATM Pin is 1494.


Q:

What was it like playing video games with Tom Brady?

A:

I'm from Boston, and a huge Patriots fan. We had to edit out all the times I tried to kiss him.


Q:

Do you have any particularly vivid memory of your time at Brookline High School? Warriors rule

A:

My favorite moment was when I threw the big pass that won the game. Or maybe that was Jimmy Hennessey.

Seriously, I went back to Brookline High School about 15 years ago, and it was so much nicer then when I was there. They actually had a sushi bar (not kidding). I felt like I had gone to high school during the Great Depression.


Q:

Thank you for taking your show to Mexico for your travel special. I love the country!

Of the places you visited, what was your favorite? Would you go back to do another episode or for a vacation? What the tastiest meal you had? What is Diego Luna like?

A:

I went to the Trotsky museum; it's the house where Leon Trotsky was murdered with an ice pick. I think it's safe to say that I'm the only late night host to ever go there.


Q:

Hey Conan, would you rather have a vagina on your forehead or have a row of penises down your back like a stegosaurus?

A:

Ah, the old classic question. I've always been a penis stegosaurus guy.


Q:

What's your favorite television show?

A:

"Conan: Made in Mexico" (which airs tonight at 10pm on TBS). Aside from that, season two of One Tree Hill. When Peyton hit bottom, I thought my life was over.


Q:

Are we dating?

A:

I think it's time to tell people that yes, we are dating.


Q:

What's your favorite key and scale to solo in?

A:

A.


Q:

Will we ever see the Masturbating Bear again?

A:

In 2015, The Masturbating Bear died of autoerotic asphyxiation alone in a Motel 6 in Flagstaff, AZ. He was buried with full military honors.


Q:

How is Mike Sweeney still alive? What sort of superfood do you feed him?

A:

Don't make fun of Mike Sweeney - he served our country valiantly during the Korean war. We give Mike Sweeney the same hormones they inject into old Redwoods. Currently there's a branch growing out between his shoulder blades.


Q:

What is one word you use to describe Timothy Olyphant?

A:

Olyphantastic


Q:

Favourite Beatle?

A:

Liam Cartwright. He played tenor sax with the group, but left for better things in '58.


Q:

Did you bring back any Mexico made items?

A:

I have some great leather "F The Wall" boots from President Vicente Fox, a "México es Chingón" jacket, and a Trostsky keychain.


Q:

Hey Conan! I imagine you're a busy guy, but did you ever finally get to meet Forss Fagerstrom?

A:

No, I did not. It's one of the great disappointments of my life.


Q:

Craziest moment on the show?

A:

After something like 4500 hours of weird awkward television, I honestly cannot answer that.


Q:

Hello Conester, I've been to Mexico many times and it's one of my favorite countries to visit. When you were there, were people really hesitant about Americans?

A:

Absolutely not. The Mexican people were warm, friendly and eager to participate in the show. We spent a week there. I met thousands of people and I never felt the slightest hint of trepidation or hostility.