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JournalistReporter, Helped Uncover Unique Footage of Stalin's Funeral

Mar 10th 2017 by Gmeckel4 • 52 Questions • 428 Points

We are Max Bemis of Say Anything and Anthony Raneri of Bayside! We are about to head out on a co-headline tour together throughout the US, and we're bringing out our friends in Reggie and the Full Effect and Hot Rod Circuit. Come to the tour (grab your tix here - http://sayanything.shofetti.com / http://bayside.shofetti.com) and in the meantime - ask us anything you want right here!

Proof: https://twitter.com/BaysideBand/status/839272468737048577

https://twitter.com/SayAnythingMuz/status/839286224061804544

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So this guy was kicked out for "spying". Do you think he was a spy?

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What was protocol when your team would find passengers attempting to uhhh... join the club at an altitude of 5,280 ft?


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What basic steps should everyone take for broadband privacy?

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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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What is your guilty pleasure film that you hate to admit you enjoy?

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What happens if you accidentally damage the merchandise? You return for new stuff or notify the customer? You have to pay for damaged goods?


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Hey Anthony! I'm a huge Bayside fan and the mod over at the Bayside subreddit, /r/baysideisacult. You should check it out!

Is it true that everyone is Bayside is having kids so that you guys can teach them to play music and start the next rock supergroup?

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What basic steps should everyone take for broadband privacy?


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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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What is your guilty pleasure film that you hate to admit you enjoy?


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Where was the best place you've visited on bike during your trips with Charley?

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What happens if you accidentally damage the merchandise? You return for new stuff or notify the customer? You have to pay for damaged goods?


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Hey Anthony! I'm a huge Bayside fan and the mod over at the Bayside subreddit, /r/baysideisacult. You should check it out!

Is it true that everyone is Bayside is having kids so that you guys can teach them to play music and start the next rock supergroup?

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we looked into that question, and we'll do some more explaining about the circumstances under which he was kicked out in Part IV, coming out in a few weeks. Short answer: he was probably observing and documenting things that the NKVD didn't want him to be doing. And so they accused him of being spy.


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We would literally just have to tell them to stop. We'd knock on the door. There were people trying to hook up during flights in their seats too. Basically, you find the flight attendant most comfortable walking by and telling them to stop.

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There are no guarantees, but my colleague from the ACLU has a link to best practices he will share.

But the first step should be to demand that Congress not repeal the current rules. Without them, ISPs don't have to tell you when your information has been breached. They also wouldn't have to ask your permission to share personal information like SS#, geolocation, and web browsing history.


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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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Haha there are so many of them! Just say Miss Congeniality again on a plane -- very funny! Also The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Also Singing in the Rain when depressed. In the World O Vampires, I am a Christopher Lee fa; but also Let The Right One In, Swedish version. Night of the Living Dead, first one... a classy low budget horror film I could go on... :D


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It happens quite often actually, and we don't need to pay what was damaged. Sometimes the packers will put 20 pounds worth of items in a brown bag and it will just break. When this happens, I call the customer and let them know that the bag is broken but the items are sill in good conditions, if I notice that an item has been damaged I will tell the customer and return it to the warehouse, if it's just the box of the item that broke, most often the customer won't care, but if they do, we just issue a refund. I also tell them that if the item is damaged because the box is closed and I can't open it, to call support and tell them, but before they call support, I already told them so they know whats going on.

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that's awesome!

and yes, I do think our kids will all be forming a ripping band in the near future


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There are no guarantees, but my colleague from the ACLU has a link to best practices he will share.

But the first step should be to demand that Congress not repeal the current rules. Without them, ISPs don't have to tell you when your information has been breached. They also wouldn't have to ask your permission to share personal information like SS#, geolocation, and web browsing history.

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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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Haha there are so many of them! Just say Miss Congeniality again on a plane -- very funny! Also The Producers and Young Frankenstein. Also Singing in the Rain when depressed. In the World O Vampires, I am a Christopher Lee fa; but also Let The Right One In, Swedish version. Night of the Living Dead, first one... a classy low budget horror film I could go on... :D

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Mongolia is a very special place for me.


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It happens quite often actually, and we don't need to pay what was damaged. Sometimes the packers will put 20 pounds worth of items in a brown bag and it will just break. When this happens, I call the customer and let them know that the bag is broken but the items are sill in good conditions, if I notice that an item has been damaged I will tell the customer and return it to the warehouse, if it's just the box of the item that broke, most often the customer won't care, but if they do, we just issue a refund. I also tell them that if the item is damaged because the box is closed and I can't open it, to call support and tell them, but before they call support, I already told them so they know whats going on.

A:

that's awesome!

and yes, I do think our kids will all be forming a ripping band in the near future


Q:

Do you know how the images ended up in that auto body shop?

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Did you get to use the slide escape ever?

How awesome was it?


Q:

What is the stance of the new FCC Chairman on broadband privacy? Does he want to eliminate the new rules completely? Does he just want a different version of the rules? Can we expect new rules any time soon if these rules get eliminated?

A:

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


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Thank you so much for writing The Handmaid's Tale. It was the book that got me hooked on dystopian novels.

What was your inspiration for the story?

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I'm actually a TOC agent that you or the customer would talk to when something like this happens. I've noticed that drivers usually seem frustrated at having to call us and I was wondering why that is


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I'd just like to say that being a kid from Long Island in the early 2000's, listening to Bayside and being able to connect with people through your music, got me through some of the toughest times of my life. How does it feel knowing you've influenced so many lives?

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Who is in charge of regulating broadband providers--Congress, the FCC, the FTC, something else? And why?


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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?

A:

Thank you so much for writing The Handmaid's Tale. It was the book that got me hooked on dystopian novels.

What was your inspiration for the story?


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can you recite the entire "choose life" monologue by heart?

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I'm actually a TOC agent that you or the customer would talk to when something like this happens. I've noticed that drivers usually seem frustrated at having to call us and I was wondering why that is


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I'd just like to say that being a kid from Long Island in the early 2000's, listening to Bayside and being able to connect with people through your music, got me through some of the toughest times of my life. How does it feel knowing you've influenced so many lives?

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The (former) auto body shop was next door to the house that Martin and Jan Manhoff lived in, in Kirkland, northeast of Seattle. The shop was owned by Jan's father, and when he died, the Manhoffs took over the property, using the shop as an art studio for Jan's work, and for storing all of their belongings. They were pack rats.


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I never used the slide but we had to during training. You get electrically shocked every time you do it. Static shock. Not electric shock. You know when you touch someone and it goes DING. That was it.

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Chairman Pai has made it clear that he wants to weaken the privacy protections. He believes that ISPs need a break, instead of consumers needing more control over their data. The Chairman doesnt even want the FCC regulating broadband privacy. If these rules are eliminated using the CRA, the FCC is prohibited from making any rules that are similar, meaning there will be no protections at all! - DH


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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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Ooo, three main things: 1) What some people said they would do re: women if they had the power (they have it now and they are); 2)17th C Puritan New England, plus history through the ages -- nothing in the book that didn't happen, somewhere and 3) the dystopian spec fics of my youth, such as 1984, Ray Bradbury;s Fahrenheit 451, etc. I wanted to see if I could write one of those, too.


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Man, with all due respect, YOU GUYS ARE THE WORST! Literally, you guys are just a middle man that work from home and issue tickets to dispatch between with us delivery drivers and Amazon Dispatch. If Amazon would add a feature to our apps to contact dispatch and leave notes, it would make our lives WAAAYYY easier. I am not saying you exactly, but 99% of the time whatever we say or do even though it's only on-road support, it's out of your reach except trying to contact the customer, you guys do have a better way or more numbers to call from to reach the customer, but besides that the same exact answer is: I am doing the notes to send to the station.

And telling us if it's an attended delivery and we still have to do other deliveries to wait for the customer or re-attempt delivery is something that we don't have the time to do. The other day I contacted support, the agent told me to NOT mark the packages as undeliverable and to continue my route and re-attempt, I marked it undeliverable regardless. It counts towards me if I make that delivery late.

A:

it's a pretty heavy thing. it's kind of a lot of responsibility but I just think about the bands that have influenced me and it's cool to think that I am that to someone else -anthony


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Right now, Congress placed the FCC in charge of broadband privacy, through Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC is the sector expert on communications networks, while the FTC has jurisdiction over broad privacy (read: not communications networks) like on websites and average companies. Most Americans have access to only one broadband provider. Maybe two. That's a local monopoly. Because there's little competition for broadband networks, protecting consumers in this specific market is so much more important. That's why the FCC created broadband rules last year. There were rules for telephones for decades, but the FCC wanted to make sure the broadband rules were applicable for the broadband age.

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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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Ooo, three main things: 1) What some people said they would do re: women if they had the power (they have it now and they are); 2)17th C Puritan New England, plus history through the ages -- nothing in the book that didn't happen, somewhere and 3) the dystopian spec fics of my youth, such as 1984, Ray Bradbury;s Fahrenheit 451, etc. I wanted to see if I could write one of those, too.

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Yes I learned it while walking around Arthur's Seat. I think I'll always remember that speech.


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Man, with all due respect, YOU GUYS ARE THE WORST! Literally, you guys are just a middle man that work from home and issue tickets to dispatch between with us delivery drivers and Amazon Dispatch. If Amazon would add a feature to our apps to contact dispatch and leave notes, it would make our lives WAAAYYY easier. I am not saying you exactly, but 99% of the time whatever we say or do even though it's only on-road support, it's out of your reach except trying to contact the customer, you guys do have a better way or more numbers to call from to reach the customer, but besides that the same exact answer is: I am doing the notes to send to the station.

And telling us if it's an attended delivery and we still have to do other deliveries to wait for the customer or re-attempt delivery is something that we don't have the time to do. The other day I contacted support, the agent told me to NOT mark the packages as undeliverable and to continue my route and re-attempt, I marked it undeliverable regardless. It counts towards me if I make that delivery late.

A:

it's a pretty heavy thing. it's kind of a lot of responsibility but I just think about the bands that have influenced me and it's cool to think that I am that to someone else -anthony


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Do you know how the images ended up in that auto body shop?

A:

Where is you funniest story about staying overnight in a hotel during a layover? I've seen some funny behavior from flight crews at one of our local hotels.


Q:

What's going to happen with the FCC under the Trump administration? We are down to 3 Commissioners. When can we expect to have 5 again? How will this affect policymaking?

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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


Q:

What is a book you keep going back to read and why?

PS, Thank you so much!

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How does one get into this?

Do you think this is more or less lucrative that Uber driving?


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I'd love to hear the answers to this!!

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Who in government is responsible for creating online privacy rules to protect consumers? Don't we already have rules in place?


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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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What is a book you keep going back to read and why?

PS, Thank you so much!


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Do you have any directorial advice?

A:

How does one get into this?

Do you think this is more or less lucrative that Uber driving?


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I'd love to hear the answers to this!!

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Thanks for all the questions. The next installment of the Manhoff Archive project is scheduled for March 20, so stay tuned. The imagery is just as stunning! http://www.rferl.org/a/the-manhoff-archive/28359558.html


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We were in London on Christmas. So there's nothing open. It's cold.

All that's open is the buffet and the bar. A mom was trying to hook me up with her son, but he was engaged. My other flight attendant friend was too drunk so I kept trying to put he kept getting wasted and I would keep trying to put him to bed in his room. He kept sneaking back out though and I wanted to keep him away because...well...I wanted to hook up with this lady's son.

Over and over again, I would keep putting my friend back in his room and say "we NEED to go to sleep". Head back down to the bar and he would pop back in with his ridiculous puffy zip-up jacket dancing into the bar screaming "heyyyyyyyyyy". So he would find out that I was lying to him every time I put him to bed.

In the end, this guy's mom walked us to my room and she was like "okay you guys are still gonna drink!". She knew what was happening. She loved me. Still have her WhatsApp number.

The mom and son were from Switzerland and were vacationing together. It was weird. Clearly she wanted us to hook up.

I don't know what happened to my flight attendant friend by the end of the night. I just left him in the bar.

I didn't eat either because it was a Christmas buffet with all this meat. I don't eat meat. So I just drank all this beer. I thought the guy left the next morning, but he had just gone to get cigarettes.

I thought he was gone for good and was relieved because he didn't really rise to the occasion and was ready to have my bed back. It was awkward when he came back.

A:

Right now we are down to three Commissioner so the President will have to nominate new Commissioners. So far he has renominated Chairman Pai to a new term since his term ends this year. He pulled the nomination of Jessica Rosenworcel recently, even though it is supported by Senate Democrats and he is required to nominate a non-republican.

The FCC can only have three of the five commissioners from the party of the President and tradition is that the President defers to the minority party's congressional leadership to select the two other FCC seats. It would be a HUGE departure from protocol if President Trump does not allow this.

We need a full commission to start tackling important consumer protection issues, so it is critical that the President start working with Senate Minority Leader Schumer to fill those empty seats!


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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.

A:

This is going to sound corny but Shakespeare is my return read. He knew so much about human nature (+ and minus) and also was an amazing experimenter with language. But there are many other favourites. Wuthering Heights recently. In moments of crisis I go back to (don't laugh) Lord of the Rings, b/c despite the EVIL EYE OF MORDOR it comes out all right in the end. Whew.


Q:

Comparing it to Uber, it depends. I average between $23-27 an hour, the good this that it's guaranteed pay, even if you don't get a route, you still get paid.

A:

that's a good question! i've always been a fan of Bayside and we have the same friends and booking agent. There are bands that are basically brothers of ours that we haven't toured with yet and bands that i hardly know that we've toured with, so often the most obvious thing crops up kind of randomly in your head when you've got so much going on as a musician. I will say I did have a "duh" moment when the tour was suggested because it's such a perfect fit.


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The FCC is the agency responsible for creating rules to protect your privacy online. They did pass rules in October to protect consumers, but right now those rules are about to be eliminated using the CRA. The rules have not even gone into effect yet. - DH

A:

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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This is going to sound corny but Shakespeare is my return read. He knew so much about human nature (+ and minus) and also was an amazing experimenter with language. But there are many other favourites. Wuthering Heights recently. In moments of crisis I go back to (don't laugh) Lord of the Rings, b/c despite the EVIL EYE OF MORDOR it comes out all right in the end. Whew.

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Always rehearse the scene with the actors alone, and then show the crew.


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Comparing it to Uber, it depends. I average between $23-27 an hour, the good this that it's guaranteed pay, even if you don't get a route, you still get paid.

A:

that's a good question! i've always been a fan of Bayside and we have the same friends and booking agent. There are bands that are basically brothers of ours that we haven't toured with yet and bands that i hardly know that we've toured with, so often the most obvious thing crops up kind of randomly in your head when you've got so much going on as a musician. I will say I did have a "duh" moment when the tour was suggested because it's such a perfect fit.


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What happened to Manhoff after he left USSR? Where did he work? Was he ever allowed back in USSR? Or Soviet-bloc countries?

A:

Is it true that planes exist?


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On a personal level, what are a few of your favorite films?

A:

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


Q:

The Handmaid's Tale gets thrown out as your current worst-case scenario right now but I read The Heart Goes Last a few months ago and I was surprised how possible it felt. Was there a specific news story or event that compelled you to write that particular story?

I have to say- The Handmaid's Tale changed my life when I read it in high school. I was raised in a conservative town by conservative parents and it challenged so much of what I believed to be true and steered me towards a completely different path. Thank you so much for everything you've shared with the world and continue to share. You're an inspiration.

A:

How much of that is going to gas, insurance, etc?


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Favorite episode of The Office?

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Domain names, unencrypted data, volume of encrypted data. Check out this great report by Upturn on "what ISPs can see": https://www.teamupturn.com/reports/2016/what-isps-can-see


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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

A:

The Handmaid's Tale gets thrown out as your current worst-case scenario right now but I read The Heart Goes Last a few months ago and I was surprised how possible it felt. Was there a specific news story or event that compelled you to write that particular story?

I have to say- The Handmaid's Tale changed my life when I read it in high school. I was raised in a conservative town by conservative parents and it challenged so much of what I believed to be true and steered me towards a completely different path. Thank you so much for everything you've shared with the world and continue to share. You're an inspiration.


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Have you given much thought to when you are going to start ageing?

You're 20 years older than me and I look like I could be your dad.

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How much of that is going to gas, insurance, etc?


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Favorite episode of The Office?

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they moved back to the Seattle area. opened a store with home accessories. Martin worked in a frame shop owned by his father and later as a tax assessor. Jan was an avid artist: painting and textiles. They don't appear to have done any more travels, officially or unofficially


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Planes exist. What do you mean?? I don't understand. EXIST?? Planes do exist. Yeah.

A:

I like the Godfather... After all, we don't oppose Senator Flake, Senator Thune, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Senator McConnell, FCC Chairman Pai, and others trying to repeal the rules because we dislike them personally. "Its Just Business".


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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.

A:

Thank you. The Heart Goes Last -- yes, came from my interest in what happens when a region's economy collapses and people are really up against it, and the only "business" in which people can have jobs is a prison. It pushes the envelope (will there really be some Elvis robots?) but again, much of what was only speculation then is increasingly possible.


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In my case, the car I drive, is not expensive, cheap to maintain and gives me between 25-29 mpg. I pay $330 every 6 months for insurance and separate around 20% of daily pay towards car maintenance, tires, etc.

A:

Prison Mike -anthony


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Yes! You are essentially unprotected right now. There are no rules of the road governing what ISPs are allowed to do with your data. ISPs know when you're online, how long you're online, every website you visit. Think about what they can learn about you just from that information alone. They know when you're home and when you're not. They can glean whether there are children in your house, which devices they are using, your political views, and any number of other things about you and your household. - DH

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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.


Q:

Thank you. The Heart Goes Last -- yes, came from my interest in what happens when a region's economy collapses and people are really up against it, and the only "business" in which people can have jobs is a prison. It pushes the envelope (will there really be some Elvis robots?) but again, much of what was only speculation then is increasingly possible.

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Get some sleep.


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In my case, the car I drive, is not expensive, cheap to maintain and gives me between 25-29 mpg. I pay $330 every 6 months for insurance and separate around 20% of daily pay towards car maintenance, tires, etc.

A:

Prison Mike -anthony


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Maybe change your proof link to this one so please will see the right tweet right away.

https://twitter.com/Mike_Eckel/status/839908340872450048

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What was the craziest thing you've witnessed on the job?


Q:

Children of Men, Easy A, Independence Day, and The Whole 9 Yards.

In order of least to most embarrassing.

A:

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?


Q:

Thank you so much for everything you do! I don't even know how to give you a compliment that sums up everything I want to say about your writing and your existence.

I do especially want to thank you for the sophisticated presentation of feminism in your literature. As feminism goes through its latest identity crisis, I find myself also struggling with what it means to me.

My question(s): How, if at all, has your feminism changed over the last decade or so? Can you see these changes taking place throughout your literature? Lastly, can you offer any advice for feminists of the millennial generation? What mistakes are we making/repeating? What are our priorities in this political climate?

Thank you again :)

A:

At what point do you know if we did or did not tip you? What % are no tips?


Q:

Max, any chance you'll take on some recent political issues via song? Your bluntness is refreshing.

A:

Where have the title II questions / bills ended up, and what impact could that have on privacy? Is it done, dead, or just in need of a revamp?

If not Title II, what's the most direct path toward an Internet connection (Of any speed) being considered a simple digital pipe, moving data from one place to many places and vice versa without being charged more for the digital equivalent of taking showers vs. washing clothes?


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

A:

Thank you so much for everything you do! I don't even know how to give you a compliment that sums up everything I want to say about your writing and your existence.

I do especially want to thank you for the sophisticated presentation of feminism in your literature. As feminism goes through its latest identity crisis, I find myself also struggling with what it means to me.

My question(s): How, if at all, has your feminism changed over the last decade or so? Can you see these changes taking place throughout your literature? Lastly, can you offer any advice for feminists of the millennial generation? What mistakes are we making/repeating? What are our priorities in this political climate?

Thank you again :)


Q:

How many takes did it take for you to remaster that sadistic smile you have after you roll off the car?

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At what point do you know if we did or did not tip you? What % are no tips?


Q:

Max, any chance you'll take on some recent political issues via song? Your bluntness is refreshing.

A:

thanks


Q:

Craziest thing I've witnessed is...it was an actual mechanical error where there was a decompression. So that's crazy in terms of actual flying.

We lost air pressure and they had to drop the plane to normal level which is under ten thousand feet. The whole cabin started fogging up because when you lose the pressure it suddenly goes from hot to cold. Luckily the junior pilot knew what she was doing and was able to level out the plane :-)

With people...there was only this one family on a flight and they were the worst family you could ever imagine. While we were taking off, one of the girls decides to tell me she's terrified of flying. As soon as we take off, that's when she decides to get up and walk to the bathroom. So they're switching seats this old time and sitting on each others laps. Just the weirdest family.

They decided that putting napkins in cups would help with ears popping and were just sitting there, the whole family with cups on their ears...and they kept asking me when they were going to be able to see the Hollywood sign. That was the biggest thing where it felt like too much.

A:

Hook, American History X - DH


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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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Hello: I am so shrieking old that my formative years (the 40s and 50s) took place before 2nd wave late-60's feminist/women's movement. But since I grew up largely in the backwoods and had strong female relatives and parents who read a lot and never told me I couldn't do such and such because of being a girl, I avoided the agit-prop of the 50s that said women should be in bungalows with washing machines to make room for men coming back from the war. So I was always just very puzzled by some of the stuff said and done by/around women. I was probably a danger to myself and others! (joke) My interest was in women of all kinds -- and they are of all kinds. They are interesting in and of themselves, and they do not always behave well. But then I learned more about things like laws and other parts of the world, and history... try Marilyn French's From Eve to Dawn, pretty massive. We are now in what is being called the 3rd wave -- seeing a lot of pushback against women, and also a lot of women pushing back in their turn. I'd say in general: be informed, be aware. The prioriies in the US are roughly trying to prevent the roll-back that is taking place especially in the area of women's health. Who knew that this would ever have to be defended? Childbirth care, pre-natal care, early childhood care -- many people will not even be able to afford any of it. Dead bodies on the floor will result. It is frightful. Then there is the whole issue of sexual violence being used as control -- it is such an old motif. For a theory of why now, see Eve's Seed. It's an unsettled time. If I were a younger woman I'd be taking a self-defense course. I did once take Judo, in the days of the Boston Strangler, but it was very lady-like then and I don't think it would have availed. There's something called Wen-Do. It's good, I am told.


Q:

We can only see the total amount paid (hourly pay = tip). If the delivery was a one-hour delivery from our warehouse in Springfield, VA. to District Heights, MD. and you were the only stop in that delivery block, then we know who didn't tip. If it's a route with several stops, we don't know who left tips.

I'd say 65% out of 100% of customers do leave tips.

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our next record isn't political but it's socio-political in nature and is about one aspect, a direct product of the kind of society that could actually elect Donald Trump - mb


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Members of Congress, like Chairman Thune have been openly critical of Title II and have made clear their intention to undo broadband reclassification (check out yesterday's FCC oversight hearing http://www.commerce.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/hearings?ID=B9D3B299-E3CC-480A-B09B-1DEF0512A57C )

There's no actual bill yet in Congress but undoing reclassification would be a disaster for broadband privacy. Section 222 of the Communications Act (the privacy law) only applies to broadband providers because of Title II.

Title II is the direct and right path. It's incredibly important not to let those consumer protections be overturned in favor of letting broadband companies themselves dictate terms to consumers. thanks!

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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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Hello: I am so shrieking old that my formative years (the 40s and 50s) took place before 2nd wave late-60's feminist/women's movement. But since I grew up largely in the backwoods and had strong female relatives and parents who read a lot and never told me I couldn't do such and such because of being a girl, I avoided the agit-prop of the 50s that said women should be in bungalows with washing machines to make room for men coming back from the war. So I was always just very puzzled by some of the stuff said and done by/around women. I was probably a danger to myself and others! (joke) My interest was in women of all kinds -- and they are of all kinds. They are interesting in and of themselves, and they do not always behave well. But then I learned more about things like laws and other parts of the world, and history... try Marilyn French's From Eve to Dawn, pretty massive. We are now in what is being called the 3rd wave -- seeing a lot of pushback against women, and also a lot of women pushing back in their turn. I'd say in general: be informed, be aware. The prioriies in the US are roughly trying to prevent the roll-back that is taking place especially in the area of women's health. Who knew that this would ever have to be defended? Childbirth care, pre-natal care, early childhood care -- many people will not even be able to afford any of it. Dead bodies on the floor will result. It is frightful. Then there is the whole issue of sexual violence being used as control -- it is such an old motif. For a theory of why now, see Eve's Seed. It's an unsettled time. If I were a younger woman I'd be taking a self-defense course. I did once take Judo, in the days of the Boston Strangler, but it was very lady-like then and I don't think it would have availed. There's something called Wen-Do. It's good, I am told.

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Got it in take 1. Not something I have to work at. :)


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We can only see the total amount paid (hourly pay = tip). If the delivery was a one-hour delivery from our warehouse in Springfield, VA. to District Heights, MD. and you were the only stop in that delivery block, then we know who didn't tip. If it's a route with several stops, we don't know who left tips.

I'd say 65% out of 100% of customers do leave tips.

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our next record isn't political but it's socio-political in nature and is about one aspect, a direct product of the kind of society that could actually elect Donald Trump - mb


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How do they work? It's​ like traveling on trails or with rubber tire so can move around?

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Wow.. the decompression thing sounds nuts! At least all was well in the end

Lol these tourists 😂


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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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Mrs. Atwood, I have only read A Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, but I really love how you change the rules of the utopian genre, particularly in Oryx and Crake. I wrote a short research paper for one of my classes comparing Oryx and Crake to Thomas More's Utopia, essentially arguing that neither work truly conforms to the utopian/dystopian generic distinction that we try to make so often.

My question would be then, do you think there ever has been a true distinction between utopias and dystopias, or is this just a result of superficial readings of these texts due to their broader categorization as science-fiction?


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Typically, things like making you wear a uniform would violate independent contractor status. Has there been anything like that that you are expected to do?

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Hey Max! At the end of "A walk through hell" it sounds like you're telling a story. You say something along the lines of "And I was like stepping on it like... stomp ...but there was no damage." I was wondering if you remembered what story you were telling? I've been curious about it for years

Also I made this kinda trippy picture of you


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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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Mrs. Atwood, I have only read A Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake, but I really love how you change the rules of the utopian genre, particularly in Oryx and Crake. I wrote a short research paper for one of my classes comparing Oryx and Crake to Thomas More's Utopia, essentially arguing that neither work truly conforms to the utopian/dystopian generic distinction that we try to make so often.

My question would be then, do you think there ever has been a true distinction between utopias and dystopias, or is this just a result of superficial readings of these texts due to their broader categorization as science-fiction?

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Was there anything you experienced as a director that changed your outlook as an actor? Thanks Ewan!


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Typically, things like making you wear a uniform would violate independent contractor status. Has there been anything like that that you are expected to do?

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To both of you: I always wonder if members of my favorite bands (especially live) go to concerts (and not just go back stage, but just attend a concert). Do you? If so, what are some of your favorite bands to see live?


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the electric buses? They're known as "trolleibusy" (троллейбус). they're ubiqitous even today. They're just powered by electricity, from wires overhead, on specific routes.

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Alright signing off for now but will check back later and answer questions...


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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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Hello: I have an essay on this in In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination -- in which I coin the term Ustopia to describe the Yin/Yang relationship between them: every Utopia contains within it a little Dystopia, and vice versa. It's one of my literary interests and I have read a lot of them, even some boringly-written now obscure 19th C ones like Bulwer Lytton's The Coming Age. Always fascinating to see what people come up with as a desirable state of affairs.


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Amazon doesn't give us a dress code, actually they tell us that we can wear whatever we want. There's people that do it in suit and tie and woman who wear REALLY shirt skirts and flip flops in summer.

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ha!i think i almost rear ended someone, which did periodically in high school - MB


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That's not information we are experts on, however if you care that your Internet Service Provider might track and sell to other companies that you are visiting websites about strippers... you should be worried about the broadband privacy rules going away! Right now, ISPs can't give away that information without your permission, but Congress wants to repeal those rules. They introduced two resolutions this week to do so.

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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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Hello: I have an essay on this in In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination -- in which I coin the term Ustopia to describe the Yin/Yang relationship between them: every Utopia contains within it a little Dystopia, and vice versa. It's one of my literary interests and I have read a lot of them, even some boringly-written now obscure 19th C ones like Bulwer Lytton's The Coming Age. Always fascinating to see what people come up with as a desirable state of affairs.

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To be more sympathetic to directors.


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Amazon doesn't give us a dress code, actually they tell us that we can wear whatever we want. There's people that do it in suit and tie and woman who wear REALLY shirt skirts and flip flops in summer.

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i go pretty often. RxBandits are one of my favorite bands to see live -anthony


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On a personal level, what are a few of your favorite films?

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Are you able to see the different fare class of each passenger?


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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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Have you read any good books lately?


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Can you run side businesses or promotions as an independent contractor? (If you're wearing a suit/tie, for example, could you also advertise for a local tailor while performing deliveries?)

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Hi Max! Long time fan, first time caller. Thanks for doing this.

  1. Any plans to celebrate 10 years of In Defense (my personal favorite)?

  2. Is the Song Shop Fail thing still happening?

  3. WHEN NEW ALBUM?!

  4. Will you and Sherri adopt me?


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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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Have you read any good books lately?


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How hard was it to recreate a character like you did in the first Trainspotting movie?

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Can you run side businesses or promotions as an independent contractor? (If you're wearing a suit/tie, for example, could you also advertise for a local tailor while performing deliveries?)


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Hey Max! At the end of "A walk through hell" it sounds like you're telling a story. You say something along the lines of "And I was like stepping on it like... stomp ...but there was no damage." I was wondering if you remembered what story you were telling? I've been curious about it for years

Also I made this kinda trippy picture of you

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The Stalin funeral is jaw-dropping, so there's that. But there are other films of Manhoff driving around Moscow, shooting through the windshield of his car, and you can see just how Moscow looked in 1952. Another film shows an excursion he took to Tsaritsyno, a country estate southish of the center. There are shots of young girls and families out for a Sunday stroll kind of thing. You can see them mugging for the camera (and looking suspiciously at him!)


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Yeah, you know when somebody gets bumped up to first class or when they're a mileage club member that used points instead of paying.

People that get bumped up feel super entitled. Take advantage of being in first class, drink all you want, eat all you want, whatever. Just treat us well.

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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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I am always reading... many good books! I intend to get the Bailey's longlist and read those, and many more that are on my to-read list. There's an app called Reco where I have an account and post recommendations... I must update it! Homegoing is on it, for example.

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I guess you could, but if Amazon finds out, or a customer complains, it can get you in trouble. I'd rather just advice to do the route.


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yes, yes, 2018, yes -mb

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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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I am always reading... many good books! I intend to get the Bailey's longlist and read those, and many more that are on my to-read list. There's an app called Reco where I have an account and post recommendations... I must update it! Homegoing is on it, for example.

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It wasn't hard. It seems like Renton's been sitting inside me for 20 years just waiting to come out again.


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I guess you could, but if Amazon finds out, or a customer complains, it can get you in trouble. I'd rather just advice to do the route.

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ha!i think i almost rear ended someone, which did periodically in high school - MB


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Nizhny Novgorod offers nice "slices" of cultural relics. You can see Soviet architecture, a Kremlin that's been relatively unaltered, and these low-slung wooden homes and dirt courtyards that Mike talks about. It's definitely a great view into Russia outside of the two capitals.

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I have a fear of flying, especially during take off. What are some things I should know before my flight that'll comfort me?


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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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How did your experience with the 2017 version differ from the 1990 version of The Handmaid's Tale?


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I'm not certain, but I think it would be Amazon that would be in trouble if they have any restrictions or penalties on freedoms allowed for independent contractors. They couldn't for example prevent you from putting a large wraparound advertisement on your own delivery vehicle (like say "BUY BOB'S TACOS") for a different service, right?

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To both of you: I always wonder if members of my favorite bands (especially live) go to concerts (and not just go back stage, but just attend a concert). Do you? If so, what are some of your favorite bands to see live?


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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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Do you find similar pleasure in the slower more immersive experience of a modern 10 hour television series as you do a novel? Any standout shows that you have particularly respected?


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Hey Ewan! I saw an article from September that said you haven't been able to find time for riding motorcycles, has that changed since then? Also whats a dream bike you haven't been able to ride?

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I'm not certain, but I think it would be Amazon that would be in trouble if they have any restrictions or penalties on freedoms allowed for independent contractors. They couldn't for example prevent you from putting a large wraparound advertisement on your own delivery vehicle (like say "BUY BOB'S TACOS") for a different service, right?


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Hi Max! Long time fan, first time caller. Thanks for doing this.

  1. Any plans to celebrate 10 years of In Defense (my personal favorite)?

  2. Is the Song Shop Fail thing still happening?

  3. WHEN NEW ALBUM?!

  4. Will you and Sherri adopt me?

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if you mean are there places in Russia that still retain their historical character? Yes, without question. There are active historical preservation groups in most big cities (Moscow, St. Petersburg), who try to retain historically significant neighborhoods or locations. Unfortunatley, they often don't have the financial resources to fight wealthy developers (who can easily bribe authorities to get permits).


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Xanax.

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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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Different times (that world is closer now!) and a 90 minute film is a different proposition from a 10 part 1st season series, which can build out and deep dive because it has more time. The advent of high-quality streamed or televised series has opened up a whole new set of possibilities for longer novels. We launched the 1990 film in West and then East Berlin just as the Wall was coming down... and I started writing book when the Wall was still there... Framed it in people's minds in a different way. Also, then, many people were saying "It can't happen here." Now, not so much....

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I think it's more of ethical stuff.

I've been in Lyft rides where the drivers try to sell me whatever they have a side-gig and it gets a little uncomfortable.


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i go pretty often. RxBandits are one of my favorite bands to see live -anthony

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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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Hello: The trend got going in the 80s in England with longer series TV adaptations of things like Jane Eyre. Also the amazing The Singing Detective -- I think it was the 90s. I like to get them once the whole thing is finished and then watch back to back. Longer forms allow deeper exploration, series of connected episodes work like old serial fiction, ie Dickens -- a cliffhanger at the end of each! But I'm kind of a sucker for that. Novels are very different in that they are made of words and words alone: the reader supplies everything else. Note: novels can do smells. Harder in TV and film: you can have people say Pee-yew etc but you don't actually get a description of the smell in detail.

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I'm not allowed to ride motorcycles while working for insurance reasons, but when I'm not working I ride every day.


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I think it's more of ethical stuff.

I've been in Lyft rides where the drivers try to sell me whatever they have a side-gig and it gets a little uncomfortable.

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yes, yes, 2018, yes -mb


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I have a fear of flying, especially during take off. What are some things I should know before my flight that'll comfort me?

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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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What was your involvement in casting of the Hulu movie as an executive producer? I love the choice of the highly underrated Elisabeth Moss for Offred.

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that brings up the idea of using your delivery vehicle simultaneously for lyft and amazon. doable?


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Anthony. Can we expect a solo album from you anytime soon? I absolutely love your solo work

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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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How did your experience with the 2017 version differ from the 1990 version of The Handmaid's Tale?

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If you weren't an actor, what job/industry would you have liked to have been in?


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that brings up the idea of using your delivery vehicle simultaneously for lyft and amazon. doable?

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Anthony. Can we expect a solo album from you anytime soon? I absolutely love your solo work


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Honestly though, we're really well trained. We go through 6-7 weeks of just evacuation training. Every kind of emergency you can think of. We're so well trained.

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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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Hello: I didn't have any involvement in the casting -- not my forté! But very happy the way it has turned out, and they are all giving it their every ounce of energy. Elizabeth Moss is herself a producer on this film. She is a very good choice, as Offred is an everywoman -- not an exceptional brave resistance fighter or anything -- caught up in this world and just doing her best to get through it without cracking up or getting killed, and Elizabeth can show that quality very well. And she has to perform without makeup. Many actresses might shy away from that...

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There's a dude in our warehouse that does Amazon Restaurants deliveries in Northern Virginia while also doing Uber Eats at the same time. Multi-tasking at it's finest.


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i hope that I can get the time to again. Bayside keeps me pretty busy and I always said that I would never take time away from the band to work on the solo stuff. Whenever there is a gap in Bayside's schedule again, i'd love to -anthony

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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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Different times (that world is closer now!) and a 90 minute film is a different proposition from a 10 part 1st season series, which can build out and deep dive because it has more time. The advent of high-quality streamed or televised series has opened up a whole new set of possibilities for longer novels. We launched the 1990 film in West and then East Berlin just as the Wall was coming down... and I started writing book when the Wall was still there... Framed it in people's minds in a different way. Also, then, many people were saying "It can't happen here." Now, not so much....

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I can imagine being a sculptor.


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There's a dude in our warehouse that does Amazon Restaurants deliveries in Northern Virginia while also doing Uber Eats at the same time. Multi-tasking at it's finest.

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i hope that I can get the time to again. Bayside keeps me pretty busy and I always said that I would never take time away from the band to work on the solo stuff. Whenever there is a gap in Bayside's schedule again, i'd love to -anthony


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Have you ever had to evacuate a plane? If so, did people actually abide by the safety rules that are played at the beginning of a flight?

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


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In interviews, how often do you get asked about being a Canadian writer or being a female writer? How often do you wish you were asked about either?

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Do they explain why drivers can't see the delivery instructions? I live in a gated complex and about half of the drivers have to call, and others somehow figure out the gate code. Typical explanation is that they cant read delivery instructions until the delivery has been made. That makes no sense to me, but I'm sure they have a reason. Is it because they don't want drivers reading their phones while driving?


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For both: How do you like your eggs?

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


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What was your involvement in casting of the Hulu movie as an executive producer? I love the choice of the highly underrated Elisabeth Moss for Offred.

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What do you prefer to play heroes or villains?


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Do they explain why drivers can't see the delivery instructions? I live in a gated complex and about half of the drivers have to call, and others somehow figure out the gate code. Typical explanation is that they cant read delivery instructions until the delivery has been made. That makes no sense to me, but I'm sure they have a reason. Is it because they don't want drivers reading their phones while driving?

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Hi Max,

You wrote me a song once and I loved it. What inspired you to start doing Song Shop?

Edit: Also, the Say Anthing/Saves The Day 10/15 Year Anniversary Show at the OC Observatory was honestly the best show I ever went to in my life. Thank you so much.

Also, Anthony, I fucking love Bayside. I'm sad I'm missing your tour this time around.


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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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I have got asked about both a great deal over time. But nobody ever asks me what it's like to be a canoe-paddling writer, or a writer who gardens, or even a knitting writer. Neglected fields! (I'm going to wish I hadn't said that.)

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It happens, the app does have some glitches where sometimes we can't see the notes left until we are actually in the delivery place or at least a quarter mile away from the delivery stop. We have made several feedback notes on that issue and we keep getting the same canned answers over and over again, so I guess that they are actually fixing that issue.

You could, as a last resort, write on the delivery address of Prime Now Orders the gate code before the street address. That way you are guaranteed that we will see the code before the address.


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sunny side up -anthony

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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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Hello: I didn't have any involvement in the casting -- not my forté! But very happy the way it has turned out, and they are all giving it their every ounce of energy. Elizabeth Moss is herself a producer on this film. She is a very good choice, as Offred is an everywoman -- not an exceptional brave resistance fighter or anything -- caught up in this world and just doing her best to get through it without cracking up or getting killed, and Elizabeth can show that quality very well. And she has to perform without makeup. Many actresses might shy away from that...

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There are no heroes or villains in my book. Bad guys don't think they're bad guys.


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It happens, the app does have some glitches where sometimes we can't see the notes left until we are actually in the delivery place or at least a quarter mile away from the delivery stop. We have made several feedback notes on that issue and we keep getting the same canned answers over and over again, so I guess that they are actually fixing that issue.

You could, as a last resort, write on the delivery address of Prime Now Orders the gate code before the street address. That way you are guaranteed that we will see the code before the address.

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why are you missing it? hope you have a good excuse -Anthony


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No to having to do that or no to people following the safety rules

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


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Do you find similar pleasure in the slower more immersive experience of a modern 10 hour television series as you do a novel? Any standout shows that you have particularly respected?

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Do you make enough if i only tip $1 or $2? I have struggling college student friend that wants to ask.


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Hi Max,

You wrote me a song once and I loved it. What inspired you to start doing Song Shop?

Edit: Also, the Say Anthing/Saves The Day 10/15 Year Anniversary Show at the OC Observatory was honestly the best show I ever went to in my life. Thank you so much.

Also, Anthony, I fucking love Bayside. I'm sad I'm missing your tour this time around.

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


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In interviews, how often do you get asked about being a Canadian writer or being a female writer? How often do you wish you were asked about either?

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Ewan! You're almost unrecognizable in your makeup as one of the twins in Fargo season 3. That's crazy! What was that whole process like? Were you eager to tackle the role of the crime twins for Noah Hawley?


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Do you make enough if i only tip $1 or $2? I have struggling college student friend that wants to ask.

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Elaborate?


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No, I luckily have not had to evacuate a plane.

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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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Hello: The trend got going in the 80s in England with longer series TV adaptations of things like Jane Eyre. Also the amazing The Singing Detective -- I think it was the 90s. I like to get them once the whole thing is finished and then watch back to back. Longer forms allow deeper exploration, series of connected episodes work like old serial fiction, ie Dickens -- a cliffhanger at the end of each! But I'm kind of a sucker for that. Novels are very different in that they are made of words and words alone: the reader supplies everything else. Note: novels can do smells. Harder in TV and film: you can have people say Pee-yew etc but you don't actually get a description of the smell in detail.

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We make a minimum guaranteed. If the driver is using a 2007 Prius then he's making good money, but if the driver is using a BMW X5 to deliver packages, well maybe he might need the tip. Tip as much or as little as you feel like. The Amazon app will tell you the recommended amount depending on what you are ordering. If you are only ordering $20 worth of stuff I know it doesn't make sense to leave a $5.00 tip. So yeah you could leave $2. I also might add, we can't see who left tips or not.


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why are you missing it? hope you have a good excuse -Anthony

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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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I have got asked about both a great deal over time. But nobody ever asks me what it's like to be a canoe-paddling writer, or a writer who gardens, or even a knitting writer. Neglected fields! (I'm going to wish I hadn't said that.)

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The brothers that I play in Fargo are not twins. The makeup is incredible.


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We make a minimum guaranteed. If the driver is using a 2007 Prius then he's making good money, but if the driver is using a BMW X5 to deliver packages, well maybe he might need the tip. Tip as much or as little as you feel like. The Amazon app will tell you the recommended amount depending on what you are ordering. If you are only ordering $20 worth of stuff I know it doesn't make sense to leave a $5.00 tip. So yeah you could leave $2. I also might add, we can't see who left tips or not.

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i'm pretty sure ant grew up going to punk and hardcore shows in new york whereas i grew up playing with Maroon 5 on the fucking sunset strip - MB


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We've all encountered "restaurant secret menu" type posts on social media that usually turn out to be 90% junk or isolated to one specific location of a chain or whatever. I've seen a few for airlines as well, but don't know how much of that is believable either.

That being said, what would you say are five tips for travelers that are legit and many people don't know to do, but would make their flight more enjoyable or more memorable?

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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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Hi Margaret! I love your writing. My mother gave the the HT to read in high school... back in 1989 I think. I read it so many times. Did you have any idea it would make such an impact on people? Thanks... I love you!

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I know that your example was to highlight the fact that a Prius will be achieving better gas mileage than an X5, but you literally could not have chosen a more backwards example to portray someone who is struggling and "might need the tip."


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Who's more punk Max or Anthony?

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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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Hi Margaret! I love your writing. My mother gave the the HT to read in high school... back in 1989 I think. I read it so many times. Did you have any idea it would make such an impact on people? Thanks... I love you!

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How did it feel to make a film in your home country?


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I know that your example was to highlight the fact that a Prius will be achieving better gas mileage than an X5, but you literally could not have chosen a more backwards example to portray someone who is struggling and "might need the tip."

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For both: How do you like your eggs?


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  1. Bring the flight attendants chocolate when you get on the plane, especially if it's a long flight. In Chicago, bring them popcorn. That always goes a long way. They'll remember you and you'll be taken care of for sure.

  2. DON'T try to go to the restroom when there's turbulence. There were so many guys that would end up peeing on themselves because they thought they could handle the turbulence and then they'd come out with pee on their pants.

  3. Don't eat the food. It's just not good for you.

  4. Bring your own little mini bottles of alcohol, it's allowed. Just don't let the flight attendants know.

  5. Again...use the bathroom before you get on the fucking plane. I don't know why people don't do it. They'll come on and the first thing they have to do is use the restroom. You know that's the worst possible area to use a bathroom.

Also...don't take your shoes off and walk bare foot....and know that people change diapers on the tray tables.

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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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Hello and thank you: No, I really did not have any idea. I was pursuing some lines of thought and emotion that interested me... I thought the book might get denounced (which it has, some) or ignored (which happened in the UK at first), but this kind of impact... no, I had no idea.

A:

A Hummer could beat the X5.

Edit: And believe it or not, people do deliver in Suburbans, Ridgelines, Dodge Durango R/T, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Charger Hemi, BMW 5 series and 3 series, Mercedes E350 and other high end/gas guzzler cars.


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ant - mb

A:

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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Hello and thank you: No, I really did not have any idea. I was pursuing some lines of thought and emotion that interested me... I thought the book might get denounced (which it has, some) or ignored (which happened in the UK at first), but this kind of impact... no, I had no idea.

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It's the 5th film I've made at home. I always love working in Scotland. I can visit my parents on the weekends.


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A Hummer could beat the X5.

Edit: And believe it or not, people do deliver in Suburbans, Ridgelines, Dodge Durango R/T, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Charger Hemi, BMW 5 series and 3 series, Mercedes E350 and other high end/gas guzzler cars.

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sunny side up -anthony


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people change diapers on the tray tables.

Really? I understand that when you have a child you need to get things done, but that's similar, in my mind, to changing a diaper on a table at a restaurant- seems disrespectful.

A:

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


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Did you enjoy your work with Darren Aronofsky?

A:

OP, people can still see personal information from your route sheet. Can you please delete that?


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Elaborate?

A:

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


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Did you enjoy your work with Darren Aronofsky?

A:

Ewan, thank you for doing this AMA. I was watching Velvet Goldmine and really enjoyed your penis. How is it these days?


Q:

OP, people can still see personal information from your route sheet. Can you please delete that?

A:

Hey Max! I want a song so bad from song shop but I'm so confused about what I want it to be about. What topics do you really love writing about for song shop songs?


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Yeah! It's awful! And then they try to hand it us while we're giving out drinks. We hate when people do it.

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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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Very smart team! But that is rather in limbo, as HBO changed CEOs and pulled out. They are looking for another venu however. It's a daunting 3 book project, not easy to do.

A:

Done. Thanks.


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i'm pretty sure ant grew up going to punk and hardcore shows in new york whereas i grew up playing with Maroon 5 on the fucking sunset strip - MB

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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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Very smart team! But that is rather in limbo, as HBO changed CEOs and pulled out. They are looking for another venu however. It's a daunting 3 book project, not easy to do.

A:

It's fine thanks, how's yours?


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Done. Thanks.

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personally, anything i great but i confess i enjoy the slightly "deeper" songs more whether they're positive or negative. feelings, bro - mb


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Not trying to be that guy or be a fun sucker here, just want to present the facts. Number 4 is technically true the way you wrote it, anyone can bring alcohol onboard the A/C, but drinking their own alcohol per the FAR's (Federal Aviation Regulations) is illegal.

14CFR § 121.575 Alcoholic beverages. (a) No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage to him. (Source: http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/retrieveECFR?gp=&SID=9d44397fe14f0fe4366f769cf9d2956c&r=SECTION&n=14y3.0.1.1.7.20.3.31)

Is the FA going to get a FAM or have the police meet the A/C because your drinking your mini, of course not (reportable for failure to comply however). But it is illegal.

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So you think meth gave the Blitz an advantage?


Q:

Where do you get your amazing ideas?

Any advice for struggling novel writers?

Edit: Thanks /u/Hulu_Official for the Gold. I have been here for 6 years and it is my first gilding!

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Since you're traveling a lot just wondering what you like to listen to? Music, podcasts?


Q:

Hey Max! I want a song so bad from song shop but I'm so confused about what I want it to be about. What topics do you really love writing about for song shop songs?

A:

So you think meth gave the Blitz an advantage?


Q:

Where do you get your amazing ideas?

Any advice for struggling novel writers?

Edit: Thanks /u/Hulu_Official for the Gold. I have been here for 6 years and it is my first gilding!

A:

Hey Ewan, I took a girlfriend to watch T2 after a Boyle/McGregor marathon and she broke up with me the next day. Can you tweet "WTF Claire?"


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Since you're traveling a lot just wondering what you like to listen to? Music, podcasts?

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Max, One of my favorite songs from you is "Ahh...Men" off of Say Anything's self titled album. Can you talk a little bit about your head space when writing that song? Does the song mean anything to you now that it's been quite a few years since you wrote it?


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If you bring your own champagne or wine from Duty Free, which people do when they are celebrating sometimes, we are allowed to serve it to you. I had seen people with their own minis and the most we ever did is tell them to stop or try to take them from them.

A:

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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Ideas... never a shortage! I think my brain just works that way. Not all of my ideas have been amazing. Some have not, NOT worked out! As they say (I think it was Beckett): try, fail. Try again, fail better. Or something like that. We have all had projects that have ended up as smashed eggs on the floor. Struggling writers: check out Chuck Wendig's blogsite/website at www.terribleminds.com. He has SO MANY tips and encouragements! He saves me a lot of time b/c I would say much the same things myself. He's a freelancer, like me. If you have a day job (as I did for I dunno 16 years or something) the advice just has to cover a more challenging time period (i.e 12 midnite). No one said this would be easy!

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I have SiriusXM, I listen to mostly music and talk shows including news. (Hits1, Hip Hop Nation, Alt-Nation, 90's on 9, Pop2k, CNN News, Fox News and Comedy Channel)


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personally, anything i great but i confess i enjoy the slightly "deeper" songs more whether they're positive or negative. feelings, bro - mb

A:

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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Ideas... never a shortage! I think my brain just works that way. Not all of my ideas have been amazing. Some have not, NOT worked out! As they say (I think it was Beckett): try, fail. Try again, fail better. Or something like that. We have all had projects that have ended up as smashed eggs on the floor. Struggling writers: check out Chuck Wendig's blogsite/website at www.terribleminds.com. He has SO MANY tips and encouragements! He saves me a lot of time b/c I would say much the same things myself. He's a freelancer, like me. If you have a day job (as I did for I dunno 16 years or something) the advice just has to cover a more challenging time period (i.e 12 midnite). No one said this would be easy!

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WTF Claire


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I have SiriusXM, I listen to mostly music and talk shows including news. (Hits1, Hip Hop Nation, Alt-Nation, 90's on 9, Pop2k, CNN News, Fox News and Comedy Channel)

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still means very much to me as I'm a believer in the metaphysical and the oneness of the universe and the song is about my devotion to things that are larger than myself, which i king of how i keep myself centered and find meaning in this weird fleeting life - mb


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im sorry but on a 36 hour flight im taking my shoes off

A:

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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Congratulations on being a Bailey's finalist. Does the novelty of so many nominations and so many awards ever diminish?

And have you ever considered coming to South Africa to do some talks?

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Nice, who have you been listening to as of late?


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Max, One of my favorite songs from you is "Ahh...Men" off of Say Anything's self titled album. Can you talk a little bit about your head space when writing that song? Does the song mean anything to you now that it's been quite a few years since you wrote it?

A:

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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Congratulations on being a Bailey's finalist. Does the novelty of so many nominations and so many awards ever diminish?

And have you ever considered coming to South Africa to do some talks?

A:

I am considering purchasing my first motorcycle. What bike would you recommend to a beginner with a modest budget?


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Nice, who have you been listening to as of late?

A:

Can we get an In Defense Of The Genre tour?


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Take your shoes off, I just wouldn't walk to the restroom without them! The floors are the dirtiest!

I've had a very elderly lady with her care taken getting sick on herself, I literally thought she was dying, but her care taker said she was ok, and on the floor. We just put this powder over the mess then they vacuumed it between flights.

Babies get sick, grown men pee on themselves and the floor, and I've never seen anything but a vacuum used on those floors.

A:

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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I would so much like to go to South Africa but as I say, I am screaming old and long travel is becoming more difficult, for many reasons, not all of which have to do with me alone. I have Duties. It's lovely to be a Bailey's finalist, kind of them, but I am in the Gold Watch and Goodbye phase of my "career" (Lifetime etc. -- hey! I only get one?) so this will go to one of the many fine, edgy books on the list, all of which I will read with pleasure (have already read some of them).

A:

Honestly, I got the new song from Alessia Cara and Zedd - Stay on repeat in my head. It doesn't go away.


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still means very much to me as I'm a believer in the metaphysical and the oneness of the universe and the song is about my devotion to things that are larger than myself, which i king of how i keep myself centered and find meaning in this weird fleeting life - mb

A:

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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I would so much like to go to South Africa but as I say, I am screaming old and long travel is becoming more difficult, for many reasons, not all of which have to do with me alone. I have Duties. It's lovely to be a Bailey's finalist, kind of them, but I am in the Gold Watch and Goodbye phase of my "career" (Lifetime etc. -- hey! I only get one?) so this will go to one of the many fine, edgy books on the list, all of which I will read with pleasure (have already read some of them).

A:

Your learner motorcycle should be an un-powerful one like a 125cc. Your first proper bike should be a Triumph 650 or a Motoguzzi V7.


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Honestly, I got the new song from Alessia Cara and Zedd - Stay on repeat in my head. It doesn't go away.

A:

Annie Hall, yo! I'm with Anthony

-mb


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Do you remember your least favorite pilot/pilots to fly with? What'd they do to gain the title?

A:

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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I'm a male in his 30s, and I listened to the audio book version of The Handmaid's Tale performed by Claire Danes just this last month. What an incredibly thought provoking piece of literature, one I think all genders should read. How do you feel about the audiobook platform in general, and what concept in the story plaguing the narrator is most terrifying to you?

A:

I work for Frito lay in Lorton just down the street and it's killing me. I'll PM you if I apply in case there is a referral bonus in it for you


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On a personal level, what are a few of your favorite films?

A:

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


Q:

I'm a male in his 30s, and I listened to the audio book version of The Handmaid's Tale performed by Claire Danes just this last month. What an incredibly thought provoking piece of literature, one I think all genders should read. How do you feel about the audiobook platform in general, and what concept in the story plaguing the narrator is most terrifying to you?

A:

Ewan, I absolutely ADORE your singing voice! Are you looking to do more musical films in the future? Heck, can we just get an album from you?


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I work for Frito lay in Lorton just down the street and it's killing me. I'll PM you if I apply in case there is a referral bonus in it for you

A:

this is for both anthony and max, but out of every song either of you have ever written, which is your favorite to play live?


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There were always ones that would be inappropriate. One carried extra pantyhose with him in case we 'got a hole in ours'. That's creepy. That's weird, right? That's not nice, it's weird.

There was one pilot who had a tendency to brag at bars about how much he made but would never buy a round at the bar. We all would, but he wouldn't.

There was one I was in love with. He had all of these death metal band stickers on his crew bag and flew with a guitar with him. Slaughter Nuns was one of the band names. Something like that. He was my favorite because he was the nicest.

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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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Hello: I grew up in the age of radio, so I am very comfortable with audio versions. Claire Danes does a wonderful job! A good one can add a whole other dimension. Looking forward to the Special Edition now underway at Audible.

Which concept is most terrifying? All of it, I guess. Not being in control of any part of one's life.

A:

There's no referral bonus for us drivers, but thanks tho.


Q:

Fiddler on the Roof is probably my favorite but I also love the Godfather and most Woody Allen movies - Anthony

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


Q:

Hello: I grew up in the age of radio, so I am very comfortable with audio versions. Claire Danes does a wonderful job! A good one can add a whole other dimension. Looking forward to the Special Edition now underway at Audible.

Which concept is most terrifying? All of it, I guess. Not being in control of any part of one's life.

A:

I'd love to - I love singing in drama. Recording music is such a huge joy.


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There's no referral bonus for us drivers, but thanks tho.

A:

as of right now i really like playing "so numb" - MB


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Every banged a pilot during flight ? Or a customer ?

A:

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


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Thanks for opening up this world and new worlds for us all to explore, you inspire me to write.

-As a young poetry writer I often feel overwhelming pressure for my ‘Big Important First Work’ to be perfect. The issue is that it never feels completely done, so I keep it hidden in my desk. I worry that in a few years I will look back and wish I had written it in a completely different way. At what point do you decide to release a work into the wild regardless of potential imperfections or later regrets?

-What is your opinion on self publishing? Is it better to wait to be picked up by a publisher, or to say screw it and self publish?

-Do you have any ‘writing rituals’? For example, a time of day you write best, a notebook of ideas, or a mandatory cup of coffee to get the words flowing?

Also, where can I find your upcoming speaking engagements? It seems like every time I travel you’ve just passed through and I’ve missed my chance :)

A:

Do you set your schedule like uber or do you have a set weekly schedule??


Q:

this is for both anthony and max, but out of every song either of you have ever written, which is your favorite to play live?

A:

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


Q:

Thanks for opening up this world and new worlds for us all to explore, you inspire me to write.

-As a young poetry writer I often feel overwhelming pressure for my ‘Big Important First Work’ to be perfect. The issue is that it never feels completely done, so I keep it hidden in my desk. I worry that in a few years I will look back and wish I had written it in a completely different way. At what point do you decide to release a work into the wild regardless of potential imperfections or later regrets?

-What is your opinion on self publishing? Is it better to wait to be picked up by a publisher, or to say screw it and self publish?

-Do you have any ‘writing rituals’? For example, a time of day you write best, a notebook of ideas, or a mandatory cup of coffee to get the words flowing?

Also, where can I find your upcoming speaking engagements? It seems like every time I travel you’ve just passed through and I’ve missed my chance :)

A:

Hi Ewan!

Who were your favorite actors as a child?


Q:

Do you set your schedule like uber or do you have a set weekly schedule??

A:

Serious question: Would either of you play at my wedding?


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No. I banged another flight attendant but it was on a layover. Not as good of a story but planes gross my out so I'm afraid of whatever I would get from going to the bathroom on a plane let alone banging on one.

A:

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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Hello: I too have a desk drawer full of things I haven't finished or that I am not yet ready to publish. But send some of them out into the world - then you will worry less. Self-publishing: pros and cons either way. You might try Wattpad for instant feedback. I hand-set my first book of poems (7 in number) but that was long ago. Try literary magazines and online ones? Writing rituals: I would like to have some, but I don't really. It's grabbing time and staying up late, as it always has been, it seems. Upcoming speaking engagements are usually in www.margaretatwood.ca under Events (when we remember to update. ;) Thanks for your q's.

A:

We have what is called offers. Amazon sends out offers throughout the day and if you are available to work the shift that they are asking you, you just pick it up. When no offers are available it looks like this

When there are offers available it will show up like this

And you can accept or deline the offer if you want to work it or not, like this

Disclaimer: Some markets pay more than others, some pay less than others.

Edit: Messed up imgur pics, fixed.


Q:

as of right now i really like playing "so numb" - MB

A:

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.


Q:

Hello: I too have a desk drawer full of things I haven't finished or that I am not yet ready to publish. But send some of them out into the world - then you will worry less. Self-publishing: pros and cons either way. You might try Wattpad for instant feedback. I hand-set my first book of poems (7 in number) but that was long ago. Try literary magazines and online ones? Writing rituals: I would like to have some, but I don't really. It's grabbing time and staying up late, as it always has been, it seems. Upcoming speaking engagements are usually in www.margaretatwood.ca under Events (when we remember to update. ;) Thanks for your q's.

A:

Jimmy Stewart, David Nevin, Steve McQueen.


Q:

We have what is called offers. Amazon sends out offers throughout the day and if you are available to work the shift that they are asking you, you just pick it up. When no offers are available it looks like this

When there are offers available it will show up like this

And you can accept or deline the offer if you want to work it or not, like this

Disclaimer: Some markets pay more than others, some pay less than others.

Edit: Messed up imgur pics, fixed.

A:

max will -anthony


Q:

Most memorable celebrity/famous person encounter?

A:

Were there other nations participating in similar programs?


Q:

Thank you for doing this!

What book do you believe vital for kids to read before age 18/while still in school?

Also: Stone Mattress is a treasure and I have wondered if you had traveled to the Arctic before writing that piece?

A:

Are you worried about being replaced by drones?


Q:

Serious question: Would either of you play at my wedding?

A:

Were there other nations participating in similar programs?


Q:

Thank you for doing this!

What book do you believe vital for kids to read before age 18/while still in school?

Also: Stone Mattress is a treasure and I have wondered if you had traveled to the Arctic before writing that piece?

A:

Hi Ewan! Any chance of a third installment of Long Way Round/Down? Huge fan of that show and it'd be great to see you and Charlie back on the road again.


Q:

Are you worried about being replaced by drones?

A:

Does he have his license to officiate too?


Q:

Rita Ora! She was on a flight and

We're doing first class service. Rita's assistant is in the back of the plane and she keeps coming up to her in first class. So we're like, "okay you can't keep coming up". We understood but had to say "alright now that's enough". So we stuck her assistant in the back of the plane so she couldn't help with what happened next...

No one can really come up to the front bathroom in first class unless the back is blocked. Some guy goes rogue and walks up to the front and we see him just...staring...kind of...So we go up to check it out and we see that Rita's boob is just hanging right out.

Luckily no one saw besides him because she was in the very back of first class. We tried to put a blanket over to cover the boob. She had on this button up shirt. She's passed out...her boob fell out. It's literally just out. So we tried to put a blanket over her but she kept taking it off in her sleep. We kept coming back and the boob kept coming out.

Like...why? Why don't you want the blanket on you? Can't you tell it's out??

A:

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


Q:

The Arctic - yes, many times over the years. I started writing the story on a ship there to amuse my fellow passengers, with How-Tos contributed by my criminally-minded partner; there really were 5 men called Bob. Tey got very nervous.

I think kids find books that call out to them if given half a chance. What IS vital is to have a school library + access to a librarian (marks go up by 20% on average) and a home with books in it, even public library books if possible. I don;t like to tell people what they Have to read because it is a very individual thing. I would have to have a convo with a person. Then I might begin to be able to make a recco.

A:

Not really, it will take Amazon quite a while to produce the amount of drones needed. Plus Washington D.C. is a HUGEE No-Fly zone.


Q:

max will -anthony

A:

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


Q:

The Arctic - yes, many times over the years. I started writing the story on a ship there to amuse my fellow passengers, with How-Tos contributed by my criminally-minded partner; there really were 5 men called Bob. Tey got very nervous.

I think kids find books that call out to them if given half a chance. What IS vital is to have a school library + access to a librarian (marks go up by 20% on average) and a home with books in it, even public library books if possible. I don;t like to tell people what they Have to read because it is a very individual thing. I would have to have a convo with a person. Then I might begin to be able to make a recco.

A:

No plans at the moment.


Q:

Not really, it will take Amazon quite a while to produce the amount of drones needed. Plus Washington D.C. is a HUGEE No-Fly zone.

A:

i have a license to kvetch - mb


Q:

Which airline is the worst to work for?

A:

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.


Q:

On a scale of 1-10, what would you rate the Hulu film?

A:

Does it annoy you if I ask you to wait a minute and take the big green cooler bags with you? I hate having them sitting around my house since they are so big.


Q:

Does he have his license to officiate too?

A:

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.


Q:

On a scale of 1-10, what would you rate the Hulu film?

A:

When was the last time you watched the original Trainspotting? Has your view of it changed at all over the past 21 years?


Q:

Does it annoy you if I ask you to wait a minute and take the big green cooler bags with you? I hate having them sitting around my house since they are so big.

A:

Two random questions for the both of you 1) Favorite city to play in Texas? 2) Favorite shows on Netflix currently?


Q:

I can imagine Spirit would be the worst to work for...any one that you have to clean up the plane by yourself.

A:

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


Q:

Have only seen (pre-screened) 3 episodes so far, but based on what I've seen it's a 10. My criteria: puddle of goo on the floor my end of Episode 3. Gasp. Shriek. It goes farther than I did in the book...

A:

I can't speak for everyone, but for me, I don't mind. There are Amazon trucks that have set routes every week to go pick up Fresh totes from the customers houses. If you just set the totes outside eventually someone will take it. It might take up to two weeks after your Fresh delivery to get the totes removed from your house.

You can also request the totes to be delivered attended - meaning that there needs to be someone present at the time of delivery and we take the totes back to the warehouse and just leave the stuff that you ordered in plastic bags.

You can also fold the totes by opening the tote and lifting the black pad down below that says Amazon, it i'll fold very slim. If you have totes with insulated bags, you can just fold the insulated bags and put them all inside one fresh tote. Like this

Edit: Imgur keeps putting all pictures into an album automatically.


Q:

i have a license to kvetch - mb

A:

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


Q:

Have only seen (pre-screened) 3 episodes so far, but based on what I've seen it's a 10. My criteria: puddle of goo on the floor my end of Episode 3. Gasp. Shriek. It goes farther than I did in the book...

A:

On my flight to Scotland to shoot the sequel.


Q:

I can't speak for everyone, but for me, I don't mind. There are Amazon trucks that have set routes every week to go pick up Fresh totes from the customers houses. If you just set the totes outside eventually someone will take it. It might take up to two weeks after your Fresh delivery to get the totes removed from your house.

You can also request the totes to be delivered attended - meaning that there needs to be someone present at the time of delivery and we take the totes back to the warehouse and just leave the stuff that you ordered in plastic bags.

You can also fold the totes by opening the tote and lifting the black pad down below that says Amazon, it i'll fold very slim. If you have totes with insulated bags, you can just fold the insulated bags and put them all inside one fresh tote. Like this

Edit: Imgur keeps putting all pictures into an album automatically.

A:

i think the shows are the best in either Austin or San Antonio but i really like being in West Texas

And I just finished Downton Abbey on Amazon -anthony


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A:

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


Q:

Also, a Reddit constant question: would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses? Why?

A:

How much do you have to lift to be an Amazon driver?


Q:

Two random questions for the both of you 1) Favorite city to play in Texas? 2) Favorite shows on Netflix currently?

A:

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


Q:

Also, a Reddit constant question: would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or a hundred duck-sized horses? Why?

A:

What do you look for in a script?


Q:

How much do you have to lift to be an Amazon driver?

A:

Hey Guys, I understand you're Musicians but when your not touring or writing music, Do you have day jobs?


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I would say just wear your seatbelt during it. We go through turbulence regularly. The pilots are aware and it happens all the time.

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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.


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Hmm. Good question. Are the ducks dead ducks, or are they alive? Are they Zombie Ducks? Is the horse a Pale Horse? Maybe not enough information here. I think I'd pick the hundred duck-sized horses. Easy to stampede, no? ("Scram, ducks!" Opens and closes an umbrella very fast. That's worked for me in the past, against those weeny ducks.)

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Terms and Conditions claims up to 50 pounds, that said, we might have orders that weigh at total of 200 pounds or even more, so we need to do several trips from the car to the house or apartment.


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i think the shows are the best in either Austin or San Antonio but i really like being in West Texas

And I just finished Downton Abbey on Amazon -anthony

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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.


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Hmm. Good question. Are the ducks dead ducks, or are they alive? Are they Zombie Ducks? Is the horse a Pale Horse? Maybe not enough information here. I think I'd pick the hundred duck-sized horses. Easy to stampede, no? ("Scram, ducks!" Opens and closes an umbrella very fast. That's worked for me in the past, against those weeny ducks.)

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A good story.


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Terms and Conditions claims up to 50 pounds, that said, we might have orders that weigh at total of 200 pounds or even more, so we need to do several trips from the car to the house or apartment.

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no -anthony


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what is your favorite airplane to fly in?

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


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What would you be doing right now if you were an American? Would you run for office? Would you protest? Would you be planning to resist ICE?

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Do they loan, or can you bring your own dolly to help with that?


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Hey Anthony, long time Bayside fan here.

I've always wondered, what's the story behind the bird logo?

Thanks and keep up the great music!

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


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What would you be doing right now if you were an American? Would you run for office? Would you protest? Would you be planning to resist ICE?

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Do you ever miss Scotland and what was t like growing up there and also what is your favorite kind of motorcycle to ride?


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Do they loan, or can you bring your own dolly to help with that?

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Anthony, I just moved to NYC what are some must check out bars etc?


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787! Dreamliner. So pretty.

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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.


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I would make a very bad politician, so no, I wouldn't run for office. But I would support those who were running. I would certainly turn out for protests, as I did here in Toronto, wearing a rather strange pink hat. I don't know what else I would do! We are in a time when reality seems to shift every day...

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They let you use a cart from the warehouse to your car to put everything in the car. After that, you are on your own.

You can get little dollies from Costco for around $20 that fold and are small, but thats up to the driver.


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our friend Jason designed it when Sirens and Condolences came out and put it on the album art. We just stuck with it for a while and it kind of came to represent everything that we tried to stand for as people and in our music -anthony

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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.


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I would make a very bad politician, so no, I wouldn't run for office. But I would support those who were running. I would certainly turn out for protests, as I did here in Toronto, wearing a rather strange pink hat. I don't know what else I would do! We are in a time when reality seems to shift every day...

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I often miss Scotland - it was a wonderful place to grow up. I had a very rural countryside childhood and enjoyed independence from a very young age.


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They let you use a cart from the warehouse to your car to put everything in the car. After that, you are on your own.

You can get little dollies from Costco for around $20 that fold and are small, but thats up to the driver.

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I don't really go to bars but you have to eat at the Parkside in Corona -Anthony


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I haven't been on one yet. Do they keep the humidity higher than other planes?

My favorite is the 747

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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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Dear Ms. Atwood,

Thank you for writing THE HANDMAID'S TALE. Is there anything in the series, not included in the book, that you feel could have been?

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Yeah, i have a question.

Where's my stuff?


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Anthony, I just moved to NYC what are some must check out bars etc?

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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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Dear Ms. Atwood,

Thank you for writing THE HANDMAID'S TALE. Is there anything in the series, not included in the book, that you feel could have been?

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Hi Ewan! You're one of my favorite actors, and I'm so excited to see you in the new season of Fargo. My question is this: what's your favorite book and why?


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Yeah, i have a question.

Where's my stuff?

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Anthony, where can I hear your smiths cover band?!???


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They filter the air so it's not the dirty recycled air

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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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Yes I think they've got a few things in there (from what I've seen already) that I wish I'd thought of, but we can talk about those after the series, b/c No Spoilers eh?

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In the warehouse, as soon as you pay for it, we will deliver it!


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I don't really go to bars but you have to eat at the Parkside in Corona -Anthony

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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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Yes I think they've got a few things in there (from what I've seen already) that I wish I'd thought of, but we can talk about those after the series, b/c No Spoilers eh?

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A favorite book of mine is called Jupiter's Travels by Ted Simon that inspired me to do the long motorcycle trips that I've done.


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In the warehouse, as soon as you pay for it, we will deliver it!

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We only payed one show. We might do some more though. It's a lot of fun - anthony


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No, humidity. as in how dry do your sinuses feel after riding in a 787 vs other models?

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Do the bad reviews bother you?


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Hi Margaret, You've been proactive in embracing technology and seem really pleased with the new adaptation of Handmaid's. I was wondering if I could ask you how you would feel about a HMT computer game? Could that work and how would you see it as succeeding or failing?

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Is there a minimum of required hours that you work each week? Or is it more like Uber where you choose when you want to work?


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Anthony, where can I hear your smiths cover band?!???

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Do the bad reviews bother you?


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Hi Margaret, You've been proactive in embracing technology and seem really pleased with the new adaptation of Handmaid's. I was wondering if I could ask you how you would feel about a HMT computer game? Could that work and how would you see it as succeeding or failing?

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Was it hard to get back in character for T2? By the way loved it!!!


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Is there a minimum of required hours that you work each week? Or is it more like Uber where you choose when you want to work?

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Max, would you ever consider just playing guitar for a side-project band?


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Yea! It has higher air humidification level so it's all around better air so it helps with your sinuses!

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


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I think it could definitely work -- there's one of The Great Gatsby, and one called Plague Inc -- but I haven't given much thought to how it might be done. Not my area but down the line, willing to consider.

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Yes, you can work when and how long, as long as they have offers or shifts available for you to work. Just because you go to the warehouse doesn't mean that you have stuff to do.


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We only payed one show. We might do some more though. It's a lot of fun - anthony

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


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I think it could definitely work -- there's one of The Great Gatsby, and one called Plague Inc -- but I haven't given much thought to how it might be done. Not my area but down the line, willing to consider.

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No - it was nerve-wracking but it came very easily.


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Yes, you can work when and how long, as long as they have offers or shifts available for you to work. Just because you go to the warehouse doesn't mean that you have stuff to do.

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have always wanted to - mb


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what do you do when you're on land in between flights?

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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. Hitler apparently also suffered from Parkinson's.


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Firstly - thank you for so many wonderful books and being an inspirational woman (HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!) What has been your favourite part of making the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale?

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Why did you post a picture of your bathroom?


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Max, would you ever consider just playing guitar for a side-project band?

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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. Hitler apparently also suffered from Parkinson's.


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Firstly - thank you for so many wonderful books and being an inspirational woman (HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!) What has been your favourite part of making the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale?

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Any thoughts on doing a Trainspotting 3? Loved the second one so I would love to see the characters again.


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Why did you post a picture of your bathroom?

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All for Anthony (Sorry Max!) -First of all -- your music has absolutely changed my life - but.....Do you check your Instagram DM's?

Also:

1) Will you have Vinyls available on this tour? I've been trying to get one for years (I want my purchase to yield you the MOST money - so I'd rather buy stuff directly from the band)

2) Can I somehow play guitar on a song at the DENVER stop of this upcoming tour? I know that kind of interaction with fans is typically not Bayside's thing.. but hey, worth a shot.

3) Would it be possible to do a quick 5 minute interview with you in person for an upcoming project?

Please don't stop.


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I would also go out by myself. I didn't go out with the crew because they just go to the hotel bar and get wasted. I would like to go on adventures.

You don't get long layovers all of the time. A lot of them are only about 10 hours.

During a layover in Baltimore, I'm at a bar by myself drinking a dirty martini. The bartender set me up with a guy who said he was from Amazon or Google. I don't know what it was but they apparently had a project going on there.

We go out boppin' around town from bar to bar and drinking. He's like 50 and I'm like 22 at the time. I'm a vegetarian but I guess at some point I really wanted steak. So he gets me a filet mignon. I don't remember a lot but I remember he had to bring me back to the hotel and walked me into my room.

Woke up the next morning and he had kindly left a party favor from the night before on top of my uniform.

I really don't know who this guy actually was or if he's some lonely ex-convict, I don't know. The bartender was just like "here's here from out of town for about three months. Now that I think about it...I really don't know why he was on his own.

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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)


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Haha, so far it's been watching the results -- but talking with everyone too, and seeing the astonishing amount of energy and enthusiasm that's gone into it at every level. I love seeing people do something they're passionate about very well.

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Why not post a picture of our bathroom?


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have always wanted to - mb

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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)


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Haha, so far it's been watching the results -- but talking with everyone too, and seeing the astonishing amount of energy and enthusiasm that's gone into it at every level. I love seeing people do something they're passionate about very well.

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Who knows? We'd all be in our 60s.


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Why not post a picture of our bathroom?

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I am very bad with social media. I try and at least read comments but i never really check messages

are you better than jack?

you are interviewing me now


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What did he leave as a "party favor" on your uniform?

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

Do you have any menu cards to show? :)


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How does it feel knowing America is basically on the road to becoming Gilead?

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what is the weirdest combination of things you have ever delivered?

what happens if you dont make it to a customer on time?


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Hey Guys, I understand you're Musicians but when your not touring or writing music, Do you have day jobs?

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

Do you have any menu cards to show? :)


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How does it feel knowing America is basically on the road to becoming Gilead?

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Hi Ewan.did you ever meet iggy pop.and if so is he as crazy as he seems?


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what is the weirdest combination of things you have ever delivered?

what happens if you dont make it to a customer on time?

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Hey Max, your experiences with bipolar, anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol abuse etc. are pretty inspiring and your art has helped a lot of people get through their struggles with mental disorders and disabilities, including myself. I know that you're likely far beyond the worst of it, but how do these things--if at all--effect your present-day life with touring, multiple projects and family? Been a fan of your's for awhile, best wishes to you.


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A line

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


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I cannot tell you how strange this feels. I wrote the book hoping to fend it off, and I believe it will be fended off: America is very diverse, a lot of people have been jolted out of political slumber and are paying attention, and the Constitution still stands. The upcoming Hulu TV series of which I;ve seen 3 episodes is even more up-to-date and chilling than the book, so let's see how that may impact. Support your leaders who are standing against unconstitutional laws; keep informed, as best as possible. Everything is "as best as possible" right now.

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On the app we can see what the customer ordered, but it takes a few steps to see them. You need to reach the destination first and then go to Return Packages and then Customer doesn't want a particular item to see the whole order of what the customer paid for. It takes some time and I usually don't do it. I do it only in 1-hour deliveries to see what they are paying the extra $8 on, and oh god, people just want sunscreen and mascara plus Apple juice and a box of Chewy Chips Ahoy really bad.

If we deliver late packages, we better have a REALLY good reason of why the order was late. If there was simply too much demand and not enough drivers to fill the demand then we are good, also with traffic, but Amazon can track us and see everything that we do, including the speed we are doing and if we brake hard. If we stopped for food in McDonalds and got late deliveries because of that, it's our fault and we are screwed.


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no -anthony

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


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I cannot tell you how strange this feels. I wrote the book hoping to fend it off, and I believe it will be fended off: America is very diverse, a lot of people have been jolted out of political slumber and are paying attention, and the Constitution still stands. The upcoming Hulu TV series of which I;ve seen 3 episodes is even more up-to-date and chilling than the book, so let's see how that may impact. Support your leaders who are standing against unconstitutional laws; keep informed, as best as possible. Everything is "as best as possible" right now.

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Yes - I did meet him and he's as COOL as he seems.


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On the app we can see what the customer ordered, but it takes a few steps to see them. You need to reach the destination first and then go to Return Packages and then Customer doesn't want a particular item to see the whole order of what the customer paid for. It takes some time and I usually don't do it. I do it only in 1-hour deliveries to see what they are paying the extra $8 on, and oh god, people just want sunscreen and mascara plus Apple juice and a box of Chewy Chips Ahoy really bad.

If we deliver late packages, we better have a REALLY good reason of why the order was late. If there was simply too much demand and not enough drivers to fill the demand then we are good, also with traffic, but Amazon can track us and see everything that we do, including the speed we are doing and if we brake hard. If we stopped for food in McDonalds and got late deliveries because of that, it's our fault and we are screwed.

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thank you for your wishes! i still deal with my disorder every day but thankfully a healthy lifestyle and medication deals with what could be total insanity. the rest is just being a really emotional guy who takes things in deeply and has powerful feelings, but i wouldn't trade that for anything now that i'm surrounded by people who love and support me. It totally works and everyone has their shit in life to deal with -MB


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Do flight attendants get drug tested?

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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"?


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As an independent contractor are you responsible for paying your own taxes or does amazon deduct before paying you?

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Hey Max, your experiences with bipolar, anxiety, depression, drug/alcohol abuse etc. are pretty inspiring and your art has helped a lot of people get through their struggles with mental disorders and disabilities, including myself. I know that you're likely far beyond the worst of it, but how do these things--if at all--effect your present-day life with touring, multiple projects and family? Been a fan of your's for awhile, best wishes to you.


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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"?

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Got a favorite meal to cook at home?


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As an independent contractor are you responsible for paying your own taxes or does amazon deduct before paying you?

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Hey! Been a fan for about 10 years! (Almost 27 now :))

Max, in your song Alive With the Glory of Love, is it true it is after your grandparents in Auschwitz? Can you tell me any background?

Love, a fellow Jew!


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Yeah. Usually you get pulled right off of a flight.

I had "sit time" in Denver, which is when you have just two or three hours in between flights. Not quite a layover.

I'm in the crew room and I get...approached....for a drug test. They said they were looking for me for a drug test. So I finished my burrito but I had to warm up my fake urine. The whole time I'm talking to this lady who's doing the drug test and just saying, "I'm sorry I can't pee yet." Meanwhile, I'm putting the fake urine in my pantyhose and I have one of those Hot Hand things...those hand warmers. That's how you heat up the fake urine.

So I have that against me while trying to waste time and talk with this lady about other drug tests and trying to pull out hints on how to pass the next one. Sitting there just kind fidgeting around to try and warm it up. Every now and then I would go into the bathroom and see if the fake urine was ready. It has this black line that shows the temperature. Once it turns green or something, then it's 98.6 degrees. Hot enough to be used.

I went in like 4 or 5 times and kept saying "nope sorry I have a shy bladder". She'd reply saying "oh no it's cool!". Because I don't look like someone needs a drug test....or maybe I do. Maybe right now I do.

Then finally when I get it ready and present it to this lady, her phone rings and she goes out to take the call. She's talking for at least 5 minutes and my fake urine is getting cold so I keep breathing on it to keep it warm because I didn't want to do it again. I didn't have any more! I only carry one little thing of fake urine on me.

I get them in Hollywood at this smoke shop. Every time I'd buy it, he'd look at me weirdly because I look pretty innocent.

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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.


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Amazon sends us a 1099. Up to us to pay our taxes.

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thank you for your wishes! i still deal with my disorder every day but thankfully a healthy lifestyle and medication deals with what could be total insanity. the rest is just being a really emotional guy who takes things in deeply and has powerful feelings, but i wouldn't trade that for anything now that i'm surrounded by people who love and support me. It totally works and everyone has their shit in life to deal with -MB


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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.

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Avocado with lemon and salt, and a boiled egg.


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Amazon sends us a 1099. Up to us to pay our taxes.

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yup, my grandparents (who i actually was never close with) fell in love with each other with the backdrop of WW2 and my grandma was in Auschwitz right before they met

-MB


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I heard that if you're in a career where you do something very often that most people don't do very often (e.g. wedding photographer, tour guide), then you get so used to it that you don't understand the hype at all. Is this the case for you? What do you think of people who get all excited, thinking "oh I get to ride in an airplane!!"? Also, what do you guys do after all the passengers get off? Do you just fly back home right away or do you have time to go to the gift shop or something?

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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?


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Do you guys have to verify age for alcohol purchases? Because you guys kept the party going within one hour when all the liquor stores were closed. We are all 27 or older, but still... is that your responsibility? It seemed way too easy to just have bottles sent to us instantly http://imgur.com/xKXch1P

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Hey! Been a fan for about 10 years! (Almost 27 now :))

Max, in your song Alive With the Glory of Love, is it true it is after your grandparents in Auschwitz? Can you tell me any background?

Love, a fellow Jew!


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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?

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Treat a fangirl - could you just say hi?


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Do you guys have to verify age for alcohol purchases? Because you guys kept the party going within one hour when all the liquor stores were closed. We are all 27 or older, but still... is that your responsibility? It seemed way too easy to just have bottles sent to us instantly http://imgur.com/xKXch1P

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Anthony! This is bayside question, would you guys ever do an anniversary tour for shudder?


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It's not as glamorous as it seems. People think a lot of our job is traveling to amazing places all the time and having long layovers, but a lot of time it's a flight to Newark with a 10 hour layover or a redeye flight to Hawaii just to turn right around... there are some really great trips though. Mostly the senior FAs get those trips.

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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!


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In Virginia, we can't deliver alcohol; you need to get it from Uncle Sam's Liquor Store aka. VABC. Lucky you that can get it delivered.

We were trained tho, that if the order has alcohol, to check for ID.

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yup, my grandparents (who i actually was never close with) fell in love with each other with the backdrop of WW2 and my grandma was in Auschwitz right before they met

-MB


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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!

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Hello!


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In Virginia, we can't deliver alcohol; you need to get it from Uncle Sam's Liquor Store aka. VABC. Lucky you that can get it delivered.

We were trained tho, that if the order has alcohol, to check for ID.

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it's possible. When Self Titled turned 10, we just pulled it out randomly and unannounced at a couple of shows. We may do something like that or a full anniversary tour. -anthony


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That's a throwaway account? Awesome.

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Did German civilians know about this at the time?


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Wierdest thing you've delivered?

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Anthony! This is bayside question, would you guys ever do an anniversary tour for shudder?


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Did German civilians know about this at the time?

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How was it working with Van and the rest of the lads from Catfish and the Bottlemen? Loved that video!


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Wierdest thing you've delivered?

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Hey Max! Just here to say I fell in love with my now husband to I Want To Know Your Plans. You're a bit of a legend (in general) but also in Oceanside, NY, where I'm from. What's the story with the weird, creepy mannequin at the tuxedo shop? Do you know what I'm talking about? Anyway, you and Sherri and Lucy and Coraline are serious family goals.


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I didn't. That was another problem with the job for me. That's why a lot of the older flight attendants don't look so great all the time. Some FAs made a point to use the hotel gym all the time, but when there is a 10 hour layover and the shuttle takes 30 min from the airport to hotel the last thing I wanted to do was go to a gym. I was a "slam clicker" on those trips. (Slam the door, click the lock, and you don't see me until the shuttle time)

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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.


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$200 worth of La Croix Lime 12 pack cases of flavored sparkling water. I know it's not weird weird, but it's weird like who would order $200 worth of sparkling water?

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it's possible. When Self Titled turned 10, we just pulled it out randomly and unannounced at a couple of shows. We may do something like that or a full anniversary tour. -anthony


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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.

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We had a great day in New York. I took them to my favorite punk store, Trash and Vaudeville and we had a laugh.


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$200 worth of La Croix Lime 12 pack cases of flavored sparkling water. I know it's not weird weird, but it's weird like who would order $200 worth of sparkling water?

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i'm pretty sure my ex-girlfriend stole or defaced it (no hate, just saying it wasn't me) - mb


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Intellectually and logically I'm aware of all the safety facts. When up at 30,000ft I can't help but think about how high up I am and that I have ZERO control over what happens to me!

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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?


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What are you doing answering questions? I need my stuff ASAP bru!!

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Hey Max! Just here to say I fell in love with my now husband to I Want To Know Your Plans. You're a bit of a legend (in general) but also in Oceanside, NY, where I'm from. What's the story with the weird, creepy mannequin at the tuxedo shop? Do you know what I'm talking about? Anyway, you and Sherri and Lucy and Coraline are serious family goals.


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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?

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Hi Mr. McGregor! HUGE FAN!!!! Can I ask, what is the best thing a director can do for you on set? Thanks :~)


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What are you doing answering questions? I need my stuff ASAP bru!!

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Ant - I've posed this notion to you a couple times before in person, but I absolutely loved when you and Nick did Gumshoe Radio... one day, it would be so sweet if you guys would throw a podcast of sorts together if you can find time in your schedule; any interest?


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Yeah you don't have any control over what happens to you. Just wear your seatbelt.

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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.


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Pay the stuff bruh, it's already in the cart and waiting for your credit card info.

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i'm pretty sure my ex-girlfriend stole or defaced it (no hate, just saying it wasn't me) - mb


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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.

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Really watch what you're doing.


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Pay the stuff bruh, it's already in the cart and waiting for your credit card info.

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i would love to. we had a lot of fun with Gumshoe. We're all so busy these days though, I'm not sure we'd be able to. I wish I could just put a show together whenever I had time but i think that those things come with expectations of consistency that I can't commit to -anthony


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Do you have to leave your belt on the entire flight? I always hate being stuck to my chair. So i mostly just take it of and sit in weird positions :)

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Why was Hitler a vegetarian?


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What's your route? What time of day do you start the route? Also, what time do you finish? What kind of vehicle do you drive? What color is it? Are you armed? How can I tell which boxes I should take when I'm robbing you? I mean checking out merch.....

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Ant - I've posed this notion to you a couple times before in person, but I absolutely loved when you and Nick did Gumshoe Radio... one day, it would be so sweet if you guys would throw a podcast of sorts together if you can find time in your schedule; any interest?


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Why was Hitler a vegetarian?

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Have you ever met Louis CK?


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What's your route? What time of day do you start the route? Also, what time do you finish? What kind of vehicle do you drive? What color is it? Are you armed? How can I tell which boxes I should take when I'm robbing you? I mean checking out merch.....

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Anthony, Bayside had gotten me out of some really dark times when I was younger and I'm really grateful for that. It's a big reason for why I try to make every concert I can in NY you guys do. Holiday shows are always a blast. One question for ya,

1) Are you the one who does that piano for baby Britain and other songs like string me along?

Max, I've always wanted to see say anything live and I'm really looking forward to finally getting the chance!


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You can loosen it. It's not like it needs to be the tightest possible...you can do what you want with it. What kind of awkward position are you sitting in? How weird can it get?

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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.


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Our routes are not fixed, we move all around town. Send me a GPS and I'll put it in my car for you to track me.

You tell me at what time better suits you for me to start?

I drive a bright orange Pontiac Aztec very hard to miss with a huge Amazon sign on top if it.

You'll gotta find out what I'm packin'.

If the boxes are not heavy don't take it, take the heavy ones.

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i would love to. we had a lot of fun with Gumshoe. We're all so busy these days though, I'm not sure we'd be able to. I wish I could just put a show together whenever I had time but i think that those things come with expectations of consistency that I can't commit to -anthony


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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.

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Yeah I must've bumped into him somewhere!


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Our routes are not fixed, we move all around town. Send me a GPS and I'll put it in my car for you to track me.

You tell me at what time better suits you for me to start?

I drive a bright orange Pontiac Aztec very hard to miss with a huge Amazon sign on top if it.

You'll gotta find out what I'm packin'.

If the boxes are not heavy don't take it, take the heavy ones.

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I play some of the piano on the recordings but sometimes we bring in experts. I played on String Me Along but not baby britain -anthony


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Why did you quit?

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Did Hitler smoke pot?


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Why was my package not left at my door step when I checked the box to leave at door step? There were 0 perishables in my order.

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Anthony, Bayside had gotten me out of some really dark times when I was younger and I'm really grateful for that. It's a big reason for why I try to make every concert I can in NY you guys do. Holiday shows are always a blast. One question for ya,

1) Are you the one who does that piano for baby Britain and other songs like string me along?

Max, I've always wanted to see say anything live and I'm really looking forward to finally getting the chance!


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Did Hitler smoke pot?

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What was the jump like from directing a short to directing a full film?


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Why was my package not left at my door step when I checked the box to leave at door step? There were 0 perishables in my order.

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Hey guys. This one's for Max. Over Say Anything's history you've had an awesome amount of guest vocalists on the albums. Who's your favorite or the one person you would've never guessed you'd have featured on one of your tracks?


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You're always away. I have a dog. The layovers aren't as glamorous as it seems. The travel benefits are nice, but you want to spend them with your friends and don't have that many days off.

If you have anything going on, you can't make a phone call and handle shit in the air. Some of the planes are gross....it's just not as glamorous as it seems.

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


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Where was the package left? Let support know and next time you might want to write on the notes section to leave on top of door step.

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I play some of the piano on the recordings but sometimes we bring in experts. I played on String Me Along but not baby britain -anthony


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

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It was a very long jump, I shot my short in 1996 and my feature film in 2015.


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Where was the package left? Let support know and next time you might want to write on the notes section to leave on top of door step.

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anthony, obviously -mb


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Do you feel more helpful or annoyed when people ask for extra snacks?

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


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It wasn't. The order was cancelled and mark "undeliverable". Not my first order either.

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Hey guys. This one's for Max. Over Say Anything's history you've had an awesome amount of guest vocalists on the albums. Who's your favorite or the one person you would've never guessed you'd have featured on one of your tracks?


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

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What as it like directing your first feature film?


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It wasn't. The order was cancelled and mark "undeliverable". Not my first order either.

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Max, it seems like you and your wife and raising your kids to be free spirits and they seem so happy on SM. Do you guys have any sort of parenting philosophy?


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I never mind giving people snacks! Just ask when we do the service... I hated people always ringing their call bell.

There was an international flight that had a little kid playing with the bell button so on this particular plane we could disable the alert noise and just ignore it... when one flight attendant went through the cabin a man stopped her and yelled at her saying "I keep fingering you, and fingering you, but you never come!" while motioning toward his call bell button. Hahaha that flight attendant could barely listen to his request without bursting out laughing

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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.


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Do you live in an apartment building? I really don't know what might've happened.

Sorry for that inconvenience.

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anthony, obviously -mb


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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.

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It was a life-changer. Amazing.


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Do you live in an apartment building? I really don't know what might've happened.

Sorry for that inconvenience.

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certainly allowing them to express themselves fully and giving them as much love and support as possible while teaching them to be kind to each other and other people - MB


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Hi. How you doing? Fave Simpsons character?

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Thanks. Anything specific for guards in the camps?


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On a personal level, what are a few of your favorite films?

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Max, it seems like you and your wife and raising your kids to be free spirits and they seem so happy on SM. Do you guys have any sort of parenting philosophy?


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Thanks. Anything specific for guards in the camps?

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Hi Ewan, what was for you the most moving scene to shoot in T2?


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On a personal level, what are a few of your favorite films?

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Hi guys! My question is for Max- First off, thank you for your beautiful tunes. Seriously. They've gotten me through so much. Anyways - Say Anything has some pretty serious fans. Has there ever been a fan at a show that just went overboard to the point where you had to be like, "Dude, calm down"? With that being said, have you ever had a fan that just blew you away with how INTO the show they are?


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Great... and grandpa Simpson maybe

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


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Catch Me If You Can - by far my favorite movie. Wolf Of Wall Street and The Big Short are also great films that I love.

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certainly allowing them to express themselves fully and giving them as much love and support as possible while teaching them to be kind to each other and other people - MB


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

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The scene in the Highlands where I read Spud's poem.


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Catch Me If You Can - by far my favorite movie. Wolf Of Wall Street and The Big Short are also great films that I love.

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well, during smaller shows with a pit sometimes i'll get grabbed or lovingly choked out which can be kind of intense, and does invoke a sort of calm-down thought, though i appreciate the whole thing. pretty much every show has fans that blow me away with their enthusiasm and especially knowing all the words to the songs ( : -MB


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Oh, cool, this was my mother's job!

She had all kinds of crazy stories, but one thing that struck me was that she said that when she was working for Delta in the 80s they had weigh-ins. Exceeding some kind of height/weight ratio could get you a reprimand of some sort, I guess. Do you know if there are airlines that still do this? Have you ever had anything like that happen/has anyone mentioned that to you?

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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?


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Do you know anything about the AMZL side of the delivery service? I've got some questions about that.

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Hi guys! My question is for Max- First off, thank you for your beautiful tunes. Seriously. They've gotten me through so much. Anyways - Say Anything has some pretty serious fans. Has there ever been a fan at a show that just went overboard to the point where you had to be like, "Dude, calm down"? With that being said, have you ever had a fan that just blew you away with how INTO the show they are?


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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?

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Do you know anything about the AMZL side of the delivery service? I've got some questions about that.


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For Max, who're you're biggest inspirations lyrically? Some of your lyrics are so profound and/or poetic I'm just curious if there are any particular lyricists, poets, writers or any other type of person who've inspired your style and how those influences have changed with the years and records.

(Sorry if this is badly worded)

EDIT: I'm gonna see you guys in Richmond and I'm so hype

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That doesn't happen anymore but we do have one day during training that is dedicated to appearance. Emirates interviews are full of attractive people. They are know for only hiring attractive FAs.

Back in the 40s they had to be under 5'8" I believe and less than 120 lbs and under 30 and single.


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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!

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AMZL Is short for Amazon Logistics, the delivery service made for Amazon by Amazon. They deliver amazon.com packages. They are a different entity and warehouse than what we the Prime Now drivers do and have. AMZL will deliver 2 day shipping.


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well, during smaller shows with a pit sometimes i'll get grabbed or lovingly choked out which can be kind of intense, and does invoke a sort of calm-down thought, though i appreciate the whole thing. pretty much every show has fans that blow me away with their enthusiasm and especially knowing all the words to the songs ( : -MB

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:

AMZL Is short for Amazon Logistics, the delivery service made for Amazon by Amazon. They deliver amazon.com packages. They are a different entity and warehouse than what we the Prime Now drivers do and have. AMZL will deliver 2 day shipping.

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Jewish comedians have always been the biggest inspiration fort my writing.. Robert Klein, Woody Allen, Larry David. In terms of lyricists, hip hop was big for me growing up so Tupac and Biggie are a big influence. My friend Chris Conley as well. -MB


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What was the most heartbreaking story you have encountered as a flight attendant? Also, how did you manage the situation?

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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.


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My husband works for Amazon prime now in our city. It seems like he's always searching for shifts and as soon as one pops up, it's gone. Do you have this issue where you are?

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For Max, who're you're biggest inspirations lyrically? Some of your lyrics are so profound and/or poetic I'm just curious if there are any particular lyricists, poets, writers or any other type of person who've inspired your style and how those influences have changed with the years and records.

(Sorry if this is badly worded)

EDIT: I'm gonna see you guys in Richmond and I'm so hype


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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.

A:

My husband works for Amazon prime now in our city. It seems like he's always searching for shifts and as soon as one pops up, it's gone. Do you have this issue where you are?


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Anthony, love your music man. I've been listening for a long time. Huge fan with only one gripe. Back in 2007 or 2008 you played warped. In Los Cruces NM you tweeted that "to say it was the worst show ever would be an understatement". I kinda thought you were a dick for that, considering you came on at 6 pm on a day that got to 112 degrees. I've always wondered, was it a problem with the sweaty drained crowd, or a problem on stage?

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There was one situation with a father and son. The people behind the son kept kicking their seats telling them to not lean back so far. They both got pretty heated and we're starting to yell. When I approached them they said they were waiting to go to the funeral of the mother/grandmother. They were going to miss their connection most likely and not make it home in time which is why they were so aggravated and didn't mean to be so rude. They wanted to be with family and this was of course the time that all the flights were delayed. I understood, the people behind them understood. I gave them and the passengers behind some of our snacks without charging and thanked them for calming and apologized for the inconvenience. The airline wouldn't do anything for them when they eventually did miss their connection. The only thing I could really do was apologize again and give them free drink tickets. The son started crying and they both appreciated my help when the airline was so inconsiderate.

People don't usually share their stories, so if I ever saw someone having a rough time always tried to do what I could.

Also parents with well behaved kids coming back from Disneyland always got a couple free drinks and the kids received candy from me... those people had been through enough Haha.


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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?

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Yes, it happens in all markets. Tell him to just keep searching or if he can, to do it mostly from Thursday to Saturday, since a lot of other drivers are already capped with the full hours and can't do more blocks. He probably has better chances of getting blocks on the weekend.


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Jewish comedians have always been the biggest inspiration fort my writing.. Robert Klein, Woody Allen, Larry David. In terms of lyricists, hip hop was big for me growing up so Tupac and Biggie are a big influence. My friend Chris Conley as well. -MB

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?


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Yes, it happens in all markets. Tell him to just keep searching or if he can, to do it mostly from Thursday to Saturday, since a lot of other drivers are already capped with the full hours and can't do more blocks. He probably has better chances of getting blocks on the weekend.

A:

you know, I'm just a regular person. sometimes, i don't like things. i really don't remember that show in particular or what was wrong with it but sometimes I play shows I didn't like and sometimes I watch movies I didn't like. I think people depend on me to be honest -anthony


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That is indeed heartbreaking but also motivating. You took the responsibility the major airline firm wouldn't claim and did a very generous and thoughtful thing to provide adorable customer service. Even though you couldn't change the ultimate goal for the family, you still managed to make the best of the situation.

I work with a lot of people who could benefit a lot from this story. Hopefully they'll get the point.

Bonus question. What is the sweetest thing a kid told you after they received their candy? Even better how did their parents react?

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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.


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How many "offers" do you get in any given day?

A:

Anthony, love your music man. I've been listening for a long time. Huge fan with only one gripe. Back in 2007 or 2008 you played warped. In Los Cruces NM you tweeted that "to say it was the worst show ever would be an understatement". I kinda thought you were a dick for that, considering you came on at 6 pm on a day that got to 112 degrees. I've always wondered, was it a problem with the sweaty drained crowd, or a problem on stage?


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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.

A:

How many "offers" do you get in any given day?


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Any hints on what material we can expect to hear on the upcoming tour?

A:

The best thing I've been told was that the best part of a boys trip was him telling me about the trip haha. He was mentally handicapped and the parents told me they hadn't seen him smile that much during the entire trip. He was telling me over and over about how he was super man going down a water slide. Taking the time to listen made my trip better, his family's trip better because they appreciated it, and his trip end with a positive experience. :)


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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.

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Few days ago there were 18 offers listed at the same time. 2-hour blocks, 3-hour blocks and 4-hour blocks.

Most were Washington D.C. Restaurants.

Most drivers in my market don't like doing Washington D.C. Restaurant deliveries, myself included.


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you know, I'm just a regular person. sometimes, i don't like things. i really don't remember that show in particular or what was wrong with it but sometimes I play shows I didn't like and sometimes I watch movies I didn't like. I think people depend on me to be honest -anthony

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.


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Few days ago there were 18 offers listed at the same time. 2-hour blocks, 3-hour blocks and 4-hour blocks.

Most were Washington D.C. Restaurants.

Most drivers in my market don't like doing Washington D.C. Restaurant deliveries, myself included.

A:

all kinds of stuff. and we always try to play a lot of old stuff as well as stuff we've never played.

-mb


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Did passengers hit on you? Ever take any of them up ok the offer?

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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.


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from one of the pics you shared, it had "40-54 includes tips"... why the difference? and how often do you get paid?

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Any hints on what material we can expect to hear on the upcoming tour?


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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.

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from one of the pics you shared, it had "40-54 includes tips"... why the difference? and how often do you get paid?


Q:

Hey guys! Going to get specific; What is your favorite Elliott Smith song?

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Ummm I had some people hit on me...I didn't take them up on the offer.

People would slip me their numbers all the time and write something like 'want to come join me for the layover?'. Layover. That was always the one.

I didn't know Adrian Grenier. He invited me to his 'how to make money selling drugs premiere' but I thought he was just telling me to go see his movie. I didn't pick up that he was inviting me. That was one.

We had just switched uniforms because we merged companies. I was super hungover so half my face has make up on it and half doesn't. Half my hair is curled and half isn't because I slept on one side. Because of the new uniforms, my jacket was too big and my shirt was too big. My pants were safety pinned up top and the bottoms were tucked into my socks and rolled over. They were these trouser socks that were too long. I had my pants tucked into my socks. Oh my god.

So that's when Adrian Grenier comes up and he looked like he had just come from a frat party. He looked awful. Told us about his movie. I didn't know who he was but my ex-boyfriend who I had just broken up with was obsessed with Entourage and when somebody mentioned he was there I caught on. He didn't look good.

I didn't realize he was hitting on me at the time. He goes, "hey you should come to my premiere...it's at this theater in downtown LA".

I had no idea what theater he was talking about because I was new to LA and was such a mess at the time. So I said, "Yeah that would be cool maybe I'll go check it out some time!"

He just looked at me just kind of awkwardly and nodding just kind of waiting for the next move. Imagine if you had asked someone out on a date to restaurant and they said "yeah I'll go check it out sometime!"

Afterwards, the other flight attendants were like, "you know he wanted you to go WITH him." Whoops. Missed my chance.


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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

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In that case $40 is the minimum guaranteed for the 2-hour block ($20 an hour) that you are going to get paid and it can go to $54 with the tips included, sometimes it goes even higher depending on how many stops you did and how much tip the customers left.


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all kinds of stuff. and we always try to play a lot of old stuff as well as stuff we've never played.

-mb

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


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In that case $40 is the minimum guaranteed for the 2-hour block ($20 an hour) that you are going to get paid and it can go to $54 with the tips included, sometimes it goes even higher depending on how many stops you did and how much tip the customers left.

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pitseleh -mb


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Is it true that flight attendents get sick a lot because of being exposed to people with different germs in a confined space all the time? Any tips on how not to get sick travelling?

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


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Does a good tip mean I bet my order faster? Or are your routes pre-determined for you?

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Hey guys! Going to get specific; What is your favorite Elliott Smith song?


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

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Does a good tip mean I bet my order faster? Or are your routes pre-determined for you?


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To Anthony, what do you think about St. Louis, Missouri? Rumor round here is that Bayside hates playing here

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Some get sick, some build tolerance. If there is a cold or flu going around we usually get it right away. I wore gloves picking up trash sometimes to avoid getting sick.

I'm not sure if those Emergen-C or Airborne tablets work but that's the best advice I really have. You're crammed in to a small area with hundreds of people recycling the air... it's hard to avoid.


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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!

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Amazon gives us a suggested route, but I am free to do the route how it best serves me. If it's my last block (shift) and it's an order that is heading to where I live, but the suggested route tells me to start where I live and finish closer to the warehouse, I can start closer to the warehouse and finish near where I live.

Because you leave a $20.00 tip doesn't mean that your package will be the first one to be delivered. If you want your order fast, I'd suggest using the 1-hour delivery option if it's available in your market.


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pitseleh -mb

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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!


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Amazon gives us a suggested route, but I am free to do the route how it best serves me. If it's my last block (shift) and it's an order that is heading to where I live, but the suggested route tells me to start where I live and finish closer to the warehouse, I can start closer to the warehouse and finish near where I live.

Because you leave a $20.00 tip doesn't mean that your package will be the first one to be delivered. If you want your order fast, I'd suggest using the 1-hour delivery option if it's available in your market.

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it's not my favorite city in the world - anthony


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Is it true that a lot of flight attendents have second jobs due to random working hours and holidays?

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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?


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To Anthony, what do you think about St. Louis, Missouri? Rumor round here is that Bayside hates playing here

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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?


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Max, what is Rum and The Stephen Hawking about? They're my two favorite songs but I can't figure them out! Can't wait to see you guys on May 6th!

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Yep! As a new FA it's very tough to though because you're on call all of the time. The airline I worked for would call and sometimes we had as little as 2 hours to get to the airport for check in.

On the side I worked karaoke hostessing in Koreatown. My roommate did it with me as well. Sometimes the customers were really fun and she would invite them to our place to drink and party afterwards. I was working a flight to Cancun with a 24 hour layover. I got off the plane with my crew and a group of 3 or 4 guys from the flight approached me. In front of my crew they asked if I was (insert my name here) and if I lived in Koreatown. I told them yes and I used to. They went on to tell me they had been to my place and partied with me. (I'm not looking great to my flight crew at this point haha) They asked which hotel I was at, information we are not allowed to give out, and invited me to go hang out. I didn't go and after that I stopped working in Koreatown. Haha


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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.

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it's not my favorite city in the world - anthony


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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.

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rum is just a song about feeling confident and happy and alive being in a less than credible punk band. stephen hawking is about an immature spat i was in at the time, but it kind of links to the idea of anger and how to manage it, being a free spirit as well as maintaining self respect - mb


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What advice do you have for someone who wants to become a flight attendant and what qualifications do need to get the job?

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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!


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Max, what is Rum and The Stephen Hawking about? They're my two favorite songs but I can't figure them out! Can't wait to see you guys on May 6th!

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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!


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dear max, i can't tell you how much you have helped me over the years through your music. i have to be honest and say i love you and never give up on music :D

my question for you max is, while you wrote the song "tradewaiter" for Polarity, what did you mean you wrote "just wait til you see what comes next, you wont know,what hit you"

second question, do you plan on writing anymore Polarity song? or comic books?

third question, are you working on any new albums for SA right now?! can we get a sneak peak of it?

fourth question, when are you coming to Rochester New york next? i know your going to buffalo NY but i dont have the money to travel there or for the tickets :C so next time you tour please come to Rochester NY

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Don't say you want to travel during the interview. It makes it seem like you will only be there short term.

You only need a high school degree, but most of us had a bachelors, and nice smile.

Be prepared to lose contact with people. Your schedule changes, is crazy, and is usually not the same as others. (I would be up getting ready to go to work while my roommate and friends were still up drinking)


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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!

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rum is just a song about feeling confident and happy and alive being in a less than credible punk band. stephen hawking is about an immature spat i was in at the time, but it kind of links to the idea of anger and how to manage it, being a free spirit as well as maintaining self respect - mb


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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!

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Hi! That was an allusion to Tim's life post-story, which I would love to return to in some form, especially as a sequel comic.

-MB


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Has anyone ever had a serious medical issue (e.g., heart attack, stroke) while on one of your flights? How was that dealt with?

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


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dear max, i can't tell you how much you have helped me over the years through your music. i have to be honest and say i love you and never give up on music :D

my question for you max is, while you wrote the song "tradewaiter" for Polarity, what did you mean you wrote "just wait til you see what comes next, you wont know,what hit you"

second question, do you plan on writing anymore Polarity song? or comic books?

third question, are you working on any new albums for SA right now?! can we get a sneak peak of it?

fourth question, when are you coming to Rochester New york next? i know your going to buffalo NY but i dont have the money to travel there or for the tickets :C so next time you tour please come to Rochester NY

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


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Hi Max! I'm a longtime megafan that has been to every one of your shows in Orlando since 2005, and some in other states also. Happy 11th birthday to the ... is a Real Boy album! Just a few questions:

1) Why did you choose to write the song "Less Cute" from a female perspective? Was it difficult writing from the perspective of the opposite gender?

2) What is your favorite SA song with Sherri? (mine is Six Six Six)

3) How are your girls doing on the road so far? I hope mini-Max (aka Coraline) isn't throwing too many tantrums!

Bonus question: At your HOB show summer 2015 in Orlando, I crowd surfed to Ahhh... Men and when I got to the front you held out the mic so I could sing a couple lyrics. I also touched your chest. Do you remember me? Probably not, but it was top 3 best moments of my life and I didn't shut up about it for weeks after.

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There was a man on the flight back from Melbourne that passed out and seemed to seizure while waiting for the restroom. We held his and put him on his back without bringing too much attention to the situation. We called over the intercom for a medically trained passenger since we are only trained for some of the medical emergencies. Turns out the man was diabetic, that was the reason I was told at least. We did not have to emergency land or anything. Every time something like that happens we have to document it.

I have had a guy pass out and hit his head on one of the carts in the galley. It was a medical condition and he got up, but the other FA accused him of being drunk and interrogated him. I stood up for the passenger and had the FA walk away. We did have to do the report still because his head bled a bit.


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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.

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Hi! That was an allusion to Tim's life post-story, which I would love to return to in some form, especially as a sequel comic.

-MB


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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.

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1) The song is about someone's reaction to misogyny so the story and the character appeared in my mind as female. But I've been there myself in certain ways.

2) I like "So Good" and "Cemetery" since they're so blatantly about her. Actually my favorite is probably "The Shape of Love to Come" for the same reason.


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Flight attendants work some odd schedules/hours, yet they are always expected to be pleasing and hospitable. Did you ever have to get into the act of being happy or nice, when in reality you were just plain exhausted and a little cranky?

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


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Hi Max! I'm a longtime megafan that has been to every one of your shows in Orlando since 2005, and some in other states also. Happy 11th birthday to the ... is a Real Boy album! Just a few questions:

1) Why did you choose to write the song "Less Cute" from a female perspective? Was it difficult writing from the perspective of the opposite gender?

2) What is your favorite SA song with Sherri? (mine is Six Six Six)

3) How are your girls doing on the road so far? I hope mini-Max (aka Coraline) isn't throwing too many tantrums!

Bonus question: At your HOB show summer 2015 in Orlando, I crowd surfed to Ahhh... Men and when I got to the front you held out the mic so I could sing a couple lyrics. I also touched your chest. Do you remember me? Probably not, but it was top 3 best moments of my life and I didn't shut up about it for weeks after.

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


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Hey guys! First off, thank you for making the music you do.. it truly is the best. I've always wondered, if you weren't making music or in the music industry, what other profession would you have wanted to do?

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Yep! I hated when other flight attendants were rude just because they were in a bad mood. It's part of the job. The passengers had to be up early too and sometimes are traveling for unpleasant reasons. They may be going through a bad day too. Usually passengers respond better if you're nice. The crazy hours and coffee and airplane food diet makes it easy to be not so nice sometimes. I worked with a lot of negative and rude FAs that I feel ruined the starting points of some people's vacations.

The best advice I ever got was from an awesome senior mama. She told me "Let someone be an asshole before you treat them like one." Passengers don't want to hear our problems, we chose this job. Be nice and make the experience better for everyone and it'll be a better experience for you too.


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

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1) The song is about someone's reaction to misogyny so the story and the character appeared in my mind as female. But I've been there myself in certain ways.

2) I like "So Good" and "Cemetery" since they're so blatantly about her. Actually my favorite is probably "The Shape of Love to Come" for the same reason.


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

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i would be writing creatively (movies, comics, books) which I've begun doing anyway (comics) and plan on doing more of. - mb


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can you ride a bike with no handlebars?

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What turned Germany away from drugs, and meth in particular? Was there somewhat of a nationwide withdrawal when meth became illegal? Are there any lasting effects from this period on drug culture and markets in Germany today?


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Hey guys! First off, thank you for making the music you do.. it truly is the best. I've always wondered, if you weren't making music or in the music industry, what other profession would you have wanted to do?

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What turned Germany away from drugs, and meth in particular? Was there somewhat of a nationwide withdrawal when meth became illegal? Are there any lasting effects from this period on drug culture and markets in Germany today?


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Who are some of the emerging or contemporary artists that you guys have been listening to/following? Also, can't express how excited I was to see that you guys would be sharing a headlining tour... unreal. See you in Michigan and be well!

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Yes. Probably not on an airplane though.


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Meth was very popular in the civilian population even in the 50's. Your question is very interesting: Why did it get less? I would have to do more research on this - in Blitzed I focus on the Third Reich itself.

The East German Army was still using it in the 60's, supplying their border troops with it.

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i would be writing creatively (movies, comics, books) which I've begun doing anyway (comics) and plan on doing more of. - mb


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Meth was very popular in the civilian population even in the 50's. Your question is very interesting: Why did it get less? I would have to do more research on this - in Blitzed I focus on the Third Reich itself.

The East German Army was still using it in the 60's, supplying their border troops with it.

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I'm really into the Menzingers new record and Tacocat right now -anthony


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Although I hadn't purchased any inflight duty free shopping before, but I'm just curious

(1) how often did you manage to sell duty free stuff to passengers?

(2) Did you get a any bonus or commission for every sale? And last

(3) Does Airline pressure flight attendants to sell stuffs on board?

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Who are some of the emerging or contemporary artists that you guys have been listening to/following? Also, can't express how excited I was to see that you guys would be sharing a headlining tour... unreal. See you in Michigan and be well!


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I love both of your lyrical styles. Where/When/How do you write lyrics to get such a great final product?

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I didn't work first class international and that's who usually sold the duty free. Honestly because of that I don't recall benefits. Some FAs would ask passengers to buy them things from it which is not allowed. And some would cut the designer scarves in half to sell them before the company caught on. All things I didn't personally do but it was a common enough practice.


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I'm really into the Menzingers new record and Tacocat right now -anthony

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I'm constantly fine tuning mine. I start by writing things before there is any music. I just write it as stream of consciousness with no meter or rhyme. Then I put it to music and turn it into lyrics. I keep tweaking it all the way until the record is recorded. -anthony


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How much time would you get to actually spend time in new cities? Like if you went out of the country, what would your turn around be? Would it have been fairly easy to spend a weekend there and then work a return flight the next week? Or was it pretty much, off to the hotel, and then right back the next day for the next flight?

Would you work with the same people usually? Pilot, co-attendants, etc? or was it pretty random each day? Or after a few months you pretty much new everyone?

And thanks! Always appreciated my FA's as a guest.

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I love both of your lyrical styles. Where/When/How do you write lyrics to get such a great final product?


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Anthony, How did you guys feel in the UK in 2015? Your show in Hackney, London will never leave my memory - I saw you pre-show at the bar and said hello as you walked by, to end up front row in the venue. I've been a fan for a long time and was surprised at the size of the venue honestly. What did you make of the turnouts personally and will you be coming back any time soon? I'd love to see your newer sets with the inclusion of Vacancy, I think it's one of my favourite records from Bayside and of all time!

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Sometimes you get 48 hours somewhere, other times it can be 9. I know there was a trip with a very short Shanghai layover I never wanted to get. When you start it's pretty random because you're on reserve. Once people bid for their trips and get a schedule for the month they usually fly with those same people at least all month. The pilots are usually different.


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I'm constantly fine tuning mine. I start by writing things before there is any music. I just write it as stream of consciousness with no meter or rhyme. Then I put it to music and turn it into lyrics. I keep tweaking it all the way until the record is recorded. -anthony

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I love going to the UK. I love it as a place but the fans are real rabid and don't get to see us too often -anthony


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Is it true that there is a strong hierarchy between flight attendants and ground service agents?

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Anthony, How did you guys feel in the UK in 2015? Your show in Hackney, London will never leave my memory - I saw you pre-show at the bar and said hello as you walked by, to end up front row in the venue. I've been a fan for a long time and was surprised at the size of the venue honestly. What did you make of the turnouts personally and will you be coming back any time soon? I'd love to see your newer sets with the inclusion of Vacancy, I think it's one of my favourite records from Bayside and of all time!


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I would start with Self Titled or my personal favorite The Walking Wounded from Bayside and ...Is A Real Boy from Say Anything album wise

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I'm not sure hierarchy... but there is a little animosity between gate agents and flight attendants. No one wants to be blamed for the door being closed late so they like to blame each other.

I was close with some agents and always tried being nice. One gate agent blamed the ramp for why we were delayed when I was actually just 20 min late accidentally... when your life is a mess like mine you need as many people on your side as possible haha


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I love going to the UK. I love it as a place but the fans are real rabid and don't get to see us too often -anthony

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blush they're not horses they're unicorns- mb


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What's harder, working economy or first class?

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Hi which of your songs or albums do you recommend for someone who would be a first time listener?


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Anthony! Seriously long time fan. Since Sirens and Condolences. I have a two part question. Going through the number of members you've gone through with the band, how would you describe in your own words the evolution you've gone through in regards to who youre making music with? How much of an influence do your bandmates have on your music writing? Thanks for doing this AMA!

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I like working first class because you stay busier. Economy is easy if the passengers are nice and not super needy.


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blush they're not horses they're unicorns- mb

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we went through a bunch of members early on but it mainly had to do with people not wanting to make this a full time career. When you start a band with your friend in a basement and then all of a sudden you're on tour for 10 months a year and running a business, it might feel like it isn't what you signed up for - anthony


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Anthony! Seriously long time fan. Since Sirens and Condolences. I have a two part question. Going through the number of members you've gone through with the band, how would you describe in your own words the evolution you've gone through in regards to who youre making music with? How much of an influence do your bandmates have on your music writing? Thanks for doing this AMA!

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Anthony - did you ever see any footage from the show(s?) that the band played when you had to leave tour for the birth of your daughter? Watching Claudio from motion city sing Montauk was actually really fucking sweet haha. The show I'm referring to was in Grand Rapids, but not sure how many were left at that point or if the gang played the remaining shows.


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we went through a bunch of members early on but it mainly had to do with people not wanting to make this a full time career. When you start a band with your friend in a basement and then all of a sudden you're on tour for 10 months a year and running a business, it might feel like it isn't what you signed up for - anthony

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I actually haven't seen any footage from that. I should go look for some - anthony


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Anthony - did you ever see any footage from the show(s?) that the band played when you had to leave tour for the birth of your daughter? Watching Claudio from motion city sing Montauk was actually really fucking sweet haha. The show I'm referring to was in Grand Rapids, but not sure how many were left at that point or if the gang played the remaining shows.

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Hey Anthony, Huge fan of your music, seen you guys (full band+solo) at least 15 times around the Philly area.

What's the song writing / album process like now compared to when you guys were a younger band? I imagine it's got to be a lot different since you are all living further away/out of town. Is the excitement still there, is it easy to get the guys together? Vancancy is my favorite Bayside album now, just ahead of Walking Wounded, <3


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I actually haven't seen any footage from that. I should go look for some - anthony

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it's not that easy to get everyone in the same room but we just do all of our writing remotely now. We spend a long time in the studio with vacancy just working out things that we would have worked out in rehearsal if we lived in the same state -anthony


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Hey Anthony, Huge fan of your music, seen you guys (full band+solo) at least 15 times around the Philly area.

What's the song writing / album process like now compared to when you guys were a younger band? I imagine it's got to be a lot different since you are all living further away/out of town. Is the excitement still there, is it easy to get the guys together? Vancancy is my favorite Bayside album now, just ahead of Walking Wounded, <3

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Ant, first SA song that got your attention? Max, first Bayside song to get your attention?


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it's not that easy to get everyone in the same room but we just do all of our writing remotely now. We spend a long time in the studio with vacancy just working out things that we would have worked out in rehearsal if we lived in the same state -anthony

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i saw Say Anything play at the Bowery Ballroom opening for Straylight Run and I distinctly remember as a writer being really inspired and intimidated by Belt. -anthony


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Ant, first SA song that got your attention? Max, first Bayside song to get your attention?

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Max... Would you still sell drugs to your little brothers friends if you ever became broke? Lol.


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i saw Say Anything play at the Bowery Ballroom opening for Straylight Run and I distinctly remember as a writer being really inspired and intimidated by Belt. -anthony

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at this point my brother's friends are mostly fairly religious israelis so i don't think i'd have much luck - mb


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Max... Would you still sell drugs to your little brothers friends if you ever became broke? Lol.

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Hi max, how has married life affected your song writing? Would you say it's given you more inspiration/content to your song lyrics?


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at this point my brother's friends are mostly fairly religious israelis so i don't think i'd have much luck - mb

A: well, i was only single for our first record and met sherri by our third, so i think relationships have always informed our material, though it's more focused on my reaction to them. I have Perma to just endlessly praise Sherri which is kind of the easiest thing to do, but in Say Anything I try to come from a place that's more universal and can apply to someone who's not in love.

M


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Hi max, how has married life affected your song writing? Would you say it's given you more inspiration/content to your song lyrics?

A: well, i was only single for our first record and met sherri by our third, so i think relationships have always informed our material, though it's more focused on my reaction to them. I have Perma to just endlessly praise Sherri which is kind of the easiest thing to do, but in Say Anything I try to come from a place that's more universal and can apply to someone who's not in love.

M