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Request[AMA Request] Someone who writes math word problems

Jul 31st 2017 by Wdwdash • 9 Questions • 8090 Points

Edit:. That's all folks! Thank you all so much for the fantastic questions and the opportunity to serve you in our agencies! Please stay safe during the eclipse by stocking up on water, groceries, gas, meds and anything else you may need! Arrive early, stay put, and leave late. Buy NASA approved eclipse glasses. Most importantly, have fun. :)

Hello Reddit – We are here to answer your questions about the upcoming August 21st Total Solar Eclipse and how it will impact Oregon, as well as questions about the field of emergency management/public affairs, and preparedness. Spoiler alert: We NEVER expected it to be as big of a deal as it is today.

Today on this AMA we have:

• Jefferson County, Oregon - /u/PublicHealthPrepCO

• Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - /u/oregonstateparks

• Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management - /u/ashley_volz

• St. Charles Healthcare - /u/StCharlesHealthPIO

• Oregon Department of Forestry – /u/MyOregonForests-ODF

• Oregon Office of Emergency Management – /u/oregonoem

• Oregon Department of Transportation – /u/ODOT-Official

We will officially begin answering questions at 10am and stick around for about an hour, although some of us will stick around longer. We want to answer your questions and dispel rumors.

If you’re visiting Oregon and have questions, please be sure to look at:

Oregon State Parks 2017 Solar Eclipse website.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management Eclipse website.

City of Madras Eclipse website.

Oregon Health Authority website.

And the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network blog linked below.

This AMA was organized in part by the Central Oregon Emergency Information Network (COEIN) and the mod team at /r/CascadianPreppers

          Proof: 

https://www.facebook.com/JeffersonCountyOrHealthDepartment/posts/1059907500806331 https://www.facebook.com/OregonStateParks/ http://www.coemergencyinfo.blogspot.com https://twitter.com/COEmergencyInfo/status/888531911567486976 https://twitter.com/ODF_COD/status/889997845062836224 https://twitter.com/OregonOEM/status/890296669262143488 https://www.facebook.com/STCHealth

Q:

Is the animated series of Dr Katz ever coming back for a new season?

A:

What is the most fucked up thing that a fan has done/tried to do to you?


Q:

Could be faster than driving...

A:

That's up to YOU!


Q:

Someone sent me a Barbie doll once that had my head on it.

A:

I won't say it is a terrible idea but if you do bike down, I would make sure you're very visible, wearing a helmet, have supplies like food and water, and be vigilant in watching out for traffic patterns.


Q:

Hello Mr. Katz. Huge fan. Is Home Movies the most underrated animated comedy of all time? Thanks!!

A:

What's the favorite thing you have done so far in your career?


Q:

Is a shortage of fuel anticipated in the days before and after the event due to the influx of people?

A:

Coach McGuirk was one of the greatest animated characters of all time, counting Betty Boop.


Q:

Grandma's Boy and Bucky Larson. But I'm proud of all of it. Zero regrets in roles.

A:

The short answer is yes. We are recommending that locals fuel their vehicles up on Tuesday or Wednesday. Central Oregon has 3-4 days of gas on average before needing "restocking". Deliveries for most resources are going to be difficult because of the increased traffic on our roads.

Edit: And there WILL be deliveries. There are plans for influxes with the fuel companies but it's still good to be prepared for longer wait times for fuel.


Q:

Have you ever had a therapist tell you they were inspired to become a therapist by Dr. Katz?

A:

How is Gay Robot doing these days?


Q:

could you estimate the budget dedicated to apoceclipse over the entire state?

A:

Yes, several.


Q:

He's surviving. Bless his metal gay heart.

A:

I just wanted to say that answering your question would be extremely difficult since it's a partnership between many different city, county, and state agencies. I know we've spent a lot of time and effort planning for this event over the last 2 years!


Q:

Did you and Jon Benjamin know each other before working on Dr. Katz? I've always thought that Dr. Katz and Ben had the most natural and believable father-son dynamic on TV.

A:

I know you're a huge Minnesota sports guy, and as an LA Clippers fan, I'm also an alcoholic. So my question for you is what's the best way to numb the pain?


Q:

We are watching the eclipse in Madras and then driving to PDX to catch a 9 pm flight that night. Normally a 2.5 hour drive, but we'll have about 9 hours. Any guesses as to if we'll make it?

And a BIG THANK YOU to all of you and all the agencies and people working on this!

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We didn't, but Jon Benjamin was living with Laura Silverman when we started making the show.


Q:

I like the Clippers. Bummed Redick is gone.

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You can make it BUT make sure you have food, water, and patience in abundance since there will be increased traffic leaving the area.


Q:

I love you so much Jonathan Katz! My girlfriend and I are getting married soon and I like to think you had a part in our romance. We bonded over our mutual love for Dr. Katz. Our favorite thing to do is stay in bed all day and binge watch. For the holidays, I bought us tickets to see you in LA this past January. AMAZING.

If you ever wanted to officiate a lesbian wedding in Portland, you would make us the happiest ladies in the world.

Question: in your podcast, Hey, We're Back! Did you ever actually make any of those prank calls in real life? O like otterton? P like potterton?

Thank you for everything!

A:

I love you Nick Swardson. I sent you a pint of my blood. Did you get my blood?


Q:

I've seen some people think that we have infinite dispersed camping in areas like Mt Hood and that can be their fallback. I think lack of parking will self regulate that at least some. But for other areas in Central Oregon are there plans in place to deal with possible overcrowding of natural areas?

A:

Yes I will officiate your wedding. When are you getting married?

The Potterton call was for real! And that woman is still working.


Q:

Copy that. Got it right here. Chugging it.

A:

The public lands folks do have plans in place to help protect our natural areas. I'll tag them to answer any specifics.

Oregon Department of Forestry – /u/MyOregonForests-ODF

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department - /u/oregonstateparks


Q:

Awesome! That makes me so happy. I hope you and the 411 operator still keep in touch.

We haven't nailed down a date just yet. Thinkin' next May. We will work around your schedule. We will even put you up in a fabulous 3 star hotel AND per diem. Seriously, I would die if this could happen. Then you could officiate my funeral too.

A:

Hiiii Nick, how are you? A+ hopefully. My question is, will there be a Meatsward Day 3? Bummed I didn't get to see you guys this year but when you're when with a big star like Meatsauce I get it.


Q:

What's the absolute worst case scenario you have prepared for?

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If we could do both of those the same day, that would be great.

I love Portland!


Q:

YES of course. We'll do it till armeggedon

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I will also say that we have spent almost 2 years planning together for this event so we are confident we can handle what comes our way! We all work together frequently to make sure that we can meet demands and keep people safe.


Q:

I was curious, how much would you say you ARE like Dr Katz? Would you say one in the same or is he more reserved than you?

Also I DK:PT so much, on top of being something I find really funny, I also find it genuinely relaxing. I have it on the background while I sleep, it's amazing! (I enjoy watching it while awake too of course)

A:

Hey nick! Big fan of your tv show Pretend Time. Sad it was cancelled. So, my question would be: What is your daily morning routine? And, am i still creepy?


Q:

Yes. We will have our Amateur Radio Emergency Services folks working alongside us.

A:

I think it's hard to tell us apart. My wife has never been able to stay up for an entire episode, and that has to do with the soothing nature of my voice. And her addiction to Ambien.


Q:

Depends. I tour a lot. Write every day. Try to work out. Some weeks I'll just get hammered. Depends on my mood and whether I have to fart.

A:

We have a network of HAM Radio Operators in Jefferson County that will be involved at our Emergency Operations Center and at their homes to give us situational awareness of traffic and other issues.


Q:

The extended Dr. Katz version is the style of joke known as a "shaggy dog story". Here's the thing about that style of joke, you have to practice it. It's a performance art, not a joke. You have to be so entertaining and engaging that you suck people in to the story you're creating. The listeners have to believe that the payoff at the end is going to be amazing, and you have to create that belief. That's all on you. Then you destroy those hopes in one sentence at the very end.

Remember, shaggy dog stories are not for the audience to enjoy. They are for you and other people who already know the "punchline" to enjoy, when you see the expressions of utter disgust and revulsion on the faces of people who've just realized that you made them waste ten fucking minutes of their lives.

A:

Wanna get black out drunk and ask chicks to read us the time on our watches?


Q:

I live in Bend, OR and have heard a number of doom and gloom predictions about the aftermath (And even the foremath with hundreds of thousands of visitors streaming in over 4-5 days).

What plans are in place to deal with the almost guaranteed rise in crime in the major areas the eclipse is passing through (Salem, Madras, Ontario), and what will be done with people that get stranded here and homeless?

A:

I think that joke is timeless. I think polar bears as a species have bigger problems.


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To add onto what OEM said, I think most agencies don't foresee a huge uptick in violent crime. There may be more things like trespassing and shoplifting but most people spent quite a bit of money to experience this here and I don't imagine they came here to get arrested!

Also, we have a local chapter of the Red Cross that we have been planning with, so we could potentially utilize their ability to shelter if we did have a lot of people temporarily stranded here for some reason.


Q:

What is the strangest story you can tell me?

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just was listening to you on Joe Rogan's podcast!

Please come to NC or SC on your tour soon, would love to check you out.

any plans for a Grandma's Boy 2?


Q:

Regarding shortage of commodoties (food, gas, etc.) the great thing about this event is that we still have SCADS of time to prepare for it. Residents have a few weeks still to stock up on groceries, toilet paper, pet food, prescription meds, and anything else they might need for a week or so. In emergency management, any lead time is a blessing, so use it!

A:

It was a dark and stormy night... and the moon was shining bright... and the captain said "Horatio! Tell me a story!" And Horatio said "It was a dark and stormy night... and the moon was shining bright..."


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No GB2. We just don't want to taint the first one and I might be in SC soon. My boy Danny McBride just moved there.

A:

Thanks for all the questions! These are great. We can't really estimate drive times but roads will have a lot of people on them. It will take longer to get places than usual, even more so than a holiday weekend. Make sure to give yourself plenty of time, take supplies like food and water, and be patient.

We are recommending that locals go shopping and pick up prescriptions ahead of time because there could be a shortage on food, gas, and other supplies. Stock up a week before and then you'll have peace of mind.

There will be medical surge for EMS, clinics, and hospitals. It will take longer for people to respond to any emergencies but there are plans in place to meet the demands on our systems.


Q:

Good morning from the West Coast! I used to host a folk/roots music radio show, had no idea of your musical background. What are you listening to these days?

A:

I saw you at my school years ago. A girl in the back kept screaming "take off your pants." You compared her to a pterodactyl and told her not to have children until she is elderly. Do you remember this?

Also, which side character of yours from an Adam Sandler movie most deserves a spinoff?


Q:

Keb Mo. Taj Mahal. Bonnie Raitt.

A:

Haha. Sounds about right. And Billy Madison or Wedding Singer.


Q:

Hey, Dr Katz! It's awesome that you're doing this. 2 questions. What's your favorite episode of Dr. Katz Professional Therapist? And, do you squiggle in real life?

A:

How bad is your diarrhea?


Q:

My two favorite episodes are "Mask" and "Bully." Bully is the name of a stuffed animal I actually had as a kid that was sewn together by my mom.

No I don't, but I'd like to.

A:

Volcanic mess


Q:

Huge fan of Dr. Katz. Loved it when it was on air, still watch it with my friends to this day. Can you tell me a good story about Dom? He was the best guest by far and you guys had great chemistry.

PS- what was with all the -kins jokes? Was that a popular thing in New England at the time? Blue chip kins, cookie kins, etc.

A:

Do you like ponies?


Q:

Dom has been talking dirty to my wife for 35 years. And they both love it.

I think just to make it childlike.

A:

A lot. too much


Q:

I set my alarm clock to make sure I'd get the chance to ask this question. Big fan of basically every animated project you had a major hand in, is there any chance of an Explosion Bus revival one day? I was only a high school freshman when it got cancelled and Katie was kind enough to both share details about the planned ending for the series (unfortunately I lost that email to time) and a link to Destiny's Dream years later (again, lost to time). I'd pay big money to see that one get a proper ending, even if it's text or audio only.

A:

Who looks better in the nude: Meatsauce or Mark Rosen?


Q:

I hope so! It was a wonderful project, written and produced by Tom Snyder, and recorded in the basement of my home. And it does need resolution.

Thank you so much for that wonderful question, and my best to your family! Except for your deadbeat father.

A:

Rosie. Delicious.


Q:

Are there any dream "patients" that you wanted to have on the show, but it just never worked out?

A:

Whats your favorite Sandler memory?


Q:

David Letterman.

A:

Fuck. too many. He's hilarious. We always laugh a lot. I've truly never gotten a long with anyone so well.


Q:

I loved Dr. Katz so much that, prior to the DVD release, I used to drive around listening to bootlegged audio recordings of all of the episodes. I'm so happy to have it back. Whose idea was it to do the new audio version?

A:

Grandma's boy is in my top 5 fave comedy flicks of all time! my question is: is there plans for a blu-ray release? My DVD looks like poop on my nice tv.


Q:

That idea belongs to a guy named Bruce Smith.

A:

Ugh, we've been pushing blue ray for a while. Annoying. Sorry.


Q:

Have you ever had someone not recognize who you were until they heard your voice and then independently asked if you're Dr. Katz?

A:

On a scale of 1 to Norovirus diarrhea, how high was Rogan during the podcast?


Q:

Happens occasionally. And sometimes I'm the one that brings it up.

A:

Haha. He smoked the fires of Mordor (spelling)


Q:

Does the slightly squigglyness of your head cause any neurologic problems?

A:

There have been some regulars you work with, like Sandler and Spade. Who is most enjoyable to work with?


Q:

I've been living with MS for 20 years, a disease of the central nervous system. And as the Associate Director of the Central Nervous System, I see no connection

A:

Those two and Danny McBride.


Q:

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

A:

Everyone from Minneapolis has a Prince story. What's yours?


Q:

Vanilla. Why do you ask?

A:

To long to type. Fack.


Q:

Is your body surrounded by shaky black lines?

A:

[deleted]


Q:

They've finally stopped shaking.

A:

Of course. Saints opening day game.


Q:

Your work, across the board, has entertained me and brought me joy my entire life! Thank you so very much!

Any up and coming projects we might not know about?

Also, your natural "funny"...What do you attribute it to? Goofy upbringing? Natural curiosity?

A:

Nick when is the last time you farted?


Q:

A role in the web series K&A. A role in Steve Sweeney's movie.

I mostly attribute it to being small and getting picked on as a kid.

A:

Haven't yet today. Might start to worry.


Q:

Was it difficult to get comedy central on board for such a relatively untested concept? How did Dr Katz happen? Had you been doing a live version in Boston before the show came together? It was really such a remarkable breath of fresh air in the 90s when it came out.

A:

At what age did you start comedy? And As a stand up comedian how long was it in your career before you could call yourself successful?


Q:

HBO's enthusiasm helped bring Comedy Central into the fold.

Nope, animated show came first.

A:

Started at 19 and success is subjective. Maybe 23 years old I started to feel confident about not sleeping in an alley.


Q:

Hey Mr. Katz~! Wanted to tell you I'm a big fan (who isn't?) but I don't have any suuuuper relevant questions, except maybe...do you still enjoy playing table tennis? (also, I like that you call it table tennis instead of ping-pong. The mark of a true professional.)

I'm a writer too--I'm wondering what your favorite genre to work in is, if you ever write stuff totally crazy, just to experiment.

Also, low key--if you ever want a crazy, fresh talent: I'm available. (just for the record, that's a reaction gif, not some weird link to my contact info or anything.)

Thanks for reading!

A:

Whats the worst poop you ever took? Please specify the reason for the disaster poop and location of deification.


Q:

I do, but I don't play as well as I used to. I play it like air guitar.

I like drama, and somewhere in there I'll find comedy. But if I approach comedy head on, I may get lost.

A:

I took a shit in Vegas that looked like green alien barf. It's amazing what drinking a lot does to your body. So bad for you but still sweet. In moderation.


Q:

Dr. Katz, why is your office phone line always busy?

A:

Am I out of line when i say the vikes are going 16-0 this year? cuz i dont think so. Im ready to skol my dick off this season


Q:

That's kind of like the chicken and the egg question. So I'm going to say the egg.

A:

Bless your heart.


Q:

Absolutely loved Dr Katz, thanks for doing this. How do you think the internet has changed comedy, as a whole? Is it better or worse now than 10 yrs ago?

A:

Any advice for new comedians?


Q:

Depends, Windows or Mac?

A:

Write every day. Be original. Find your voice, that'll take years. Commit your life to it with no guarantees and smile through bombing.


Q:

Hi Nick,

Love your shit. Did God ever end up blessing vodka?

A:

Yes, of course. ha. Still laughing that I said that on air. Josh was like "what the fuck"


Q:

Have you ever eaten pizza from the Tin Shed in Shakopee? It's good.

A:

No. But I'll change that.


Q:

How much pot do you smoke? What's a funny memory you have from filming grandmas boy? Do you do any charity work? Loved you in grandmas boy- one of my classic go to stoner films. I just learned about your show via this AMA so I'll be sure to check it out!

A:

I actually don't smoke weed. Haven't for maybe 25 years. Everyone thinks I do even though I've said I don't on specials.


Q:

What should I eat tonight?

A:

Food. Cat food?


Q:

What was your dream apart from being an actor?

A:

That's all I had. No other dream. Truly. When I was a child I wanted to be an architect cause of the movie Three Men and a Baby.


Q:

Why do you think Bucky Larson was snubbed by the Emmys?

A:

Robots, man, robots.


Q:

So do you remember taking this photo after you performed at Cal U of PA back in September 2013? http://imgur.com/a/4dXii

A:

Vaguely.


Q:

Do you still fuck with Minnesota?

A:

Always and forever


Q:

Do you think Adam Sandler should keep making movies?

A:

Yes of course. I love Adam. People hate on him and it's like "if you don't like him than don't watch his movies" but he's funny and great.


Q:

What are your thoughts on ?

A:

Exactly


Q:

What's one of the best things about filming a TV Show/Movie in your opinion?

A:

If you have creative control!!


Q:

Happy to see you back on CC, man. Will you and Rogan really do a companion podcast soon and watch Laserblast?

A:

Fuck yeah we will.


Q:

Who are your favorite comics at the moment?

A:

haven't seen anyone in a while. I've been doing this 21 years. The last thing I do is watch stand up.


Q:

Hi Nick, what are your next goals and dreams to accomplish?

A:

Just keep creating. New show and more movies. But I'd like to travel the world more and help out more. Help drunk people walk home in other countries. Train squirrels to give rim jobs. Typical dreams.


Q:

If you wernt an actor what job do u think youd have/want?

A:

School teacher. Grade school. I like making kids laugh and I'm not that smart so I could teach easy shit and look like a genius. And they'd be as immature as I am. I'd teach fart noises.


Q:

Who do you like to collaborate with the most? Also, when are you going to do another stand up special?

A:

I'd love to do some on camera stuff with Stiller. New special next year. Netflix.


Q:

If you could work with anyone who has passed that you never got a chance to, who would it be?

A:

Charlie Chaplin. Worship him.


Q:

Which do you hate more? The Saints, The Packers, or Packer Fans?

A:

great question. Packers the team.


Q:

Do you watch ricky and morty?

A:

Yeah, really funny. Original and brilliant. Inspiring when new stuff comes out.


Q:

How will you find meaning in life, without Chris Hardwick yelling "points" to let you know something you've done was worthwhile?

Also, I'll promise you unlimited points for life if you can talk Hardwick or Lennon in to giving me a shot at hosting @midnight, instead of canceling it.

A:

Bummed out. that show was so fun. Daniel Day Lewis is hosting now. Way different vibe.


Q:

What does David Spade's dick taste like?

A:

sea breeze


Q:

Your MN stand up shows always sell out so quickly, any thoughts on a longer stay in the future?

A:

Yeah, I should do a long run. Good call.


Q:

Did u ever really say "sucks" around grandma?

A:

yeah


Q:

Hey Nick! Thanks for doing this!

So I was able to go to your show at UCF (which was fucking hilarious I might add), and wanted to ask:

  1. What did you think of the whole Orlando area?

  2. Would you consider going back to perform at UCF?

Thanks again for doing this!

A:

Yes I would, I like Orlando. I'm a rare person that likes Florida. A lot of people hate on it but I like that it's rogue as shit. And I like the weather. All my Florida shows have been great. They show me a lot of love.