Actor / EntertainerIamA actor who is in an M&M's commercial that has run every Halloween for the past 16 years. AMA!
Dec 6th 2017 by hwoodjamie • 22 Questions • 146 Points
My 5 Questions:
How much did you buy and when? - In total I got in price wise 200-600 each during 2012-2014 I bought around 320, of which nearly 100 was spent early on due to rough times and another 50 on a house down payment. Now I hold roughly 150+ (knew about it when it was only 10 sadly i did not buy and i also lost some hard drives)
What did you originally buy it for? - Average looks to be roughly 450 for my main buys however I have also bought during runups at 4k-6k and even 8k
How easy was it to turn that wealth into real cash? - Pretty easy one of the main exchanges Gemini proved very convenient and I was able to transfer nearly 200k to a bank which will be used for the down payment of my house.
Do you think the bubble is about to burst? - No I believe we are just getting started, Definitely going to keep riding I've made the mistake of spending and selling early on too many times and its been constant regret
How smug are you now? - Not too smug, I do like saying I could retire if I really wanted to though. Its been a very great feeling.
Proof - Would be able to send various crypto balances to Mods for proof. Sent a message towards /r/iama
Do you get a decent amount of money everytime your commercial airs?
Hi Jessie, big fan from Norway here!
- What’s your favorite interval workout?
- Do you have any rituals or routines to mentally prepare for a race?
- What do you think it will take to make cross-country skiing as big in the U.S. as it is over here?
Best of luck with your season and the Olympics!
I really want to get into bitcoin and krypto currencies. Do you have any advice ?
The first few years it was 'per use' as they say. Now I get what is called a 'buyout' which is a flat fee for the whole year (season). Because the other voices are Billy West and J.K. Simmons I'm in pretty good company so if I'm careful I can live off the one check for the whole year. I'm pretty lucky.
Hi! I love long zone 3 workouts because it's a great chance to really improve my technique while going hard. So, something like 5 x 10 minutes zone 3 with 3-4 minutes rest in between each one. Before each race, I put sparkles on my cheeks to remind myself that I do this because I love to ski and that when I'm having fun, I race my fastest! I think we need a World Cup in the US to help fans connect with the sport, and now with so many athletes sharing their life on social media fans can really connect and follow their favorite athletes - which makes them want to see the races even more!
My best advice is to read into the tech, how it works, how it started Check into this small little guide it gives a good introduction into the world! https://blockgeeks.com/guides/what-is-bitcoin/
Person I really respect is Andreas Antonopoulos and his introduction is great for getting into it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkxdys-Ek9U
As to holding some of your own, best course at the moment is to buy from an exchange or another individual, i personally like Gemini, afterwards I would move it out of an exchange into a hardware wallet. Keep-key and the Nano Ledger S are all very popular right now
I graduate college in like 6 days and i'm taking a year off before attending professional school, and i'm really just wanting to do things I normally would say "oh that looks cool, maybe one day" and just do them. this being one of them, I only have a small amount of money ~2.5k usd, what is your best suggestions for me?
I read a lot of the other posts, thank you for doing this. I only recently became interested.
Union. SAG. And yeah. I have a great agent. It helps that people really seem to like this spot and look forward to seeing it every year. It's all about numbers so they must sell candy when they run it.
How do you feel that some countries spend (lose) significant amounts of electricity to bitcoin?
Have you ever looked into the global energy requirements that go to bitcoin? That's fossil, nuclear... all forms of energy. Personally I find it appalling, but in the end it's the people that opt to accumulate bitcoin.
Is it therefore ethically worth it? Is it less bad than using traditional currencies?
No but I did work with Kevin Spacey in Lost in Yonkers and yes, he hit on me the first day of rehearsal, but I was 24. Here is a photo. https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/7i02cg/me_danny_gerard_and_kevin_spacey_in_the_original/
I eat cliff shot blocks - so, basically just simple sugar! I also like peanut butter banana sandwiches in between the qualifier and the heats.
- Honestly electric expenditures are due to rising difficulties, say electricity became a problem, bitcoin could easily function with less mining related electricity expenditures, cost just follows capitalism! So if less people mined it (meaning less electricity) bitcoin would still be able to function (albeit possibly less or more decentralization as a result). I think of it as the same way people take other natural resources for example water, water is significantly tapped by random companies like nestle in order to generate profit, bitcoin mining is the same way if its profitable significant resources are gonna be spent on it. (Sorry if im repeating thoughts im typing this at 4am)
2) its exactly as you say its due to people seeking profits from bitcoin, there are no real energy "requirements" in order to keep bitcoin going and it can honestly be kept up to use by everyone just running some unused GPU if need be like back in the old days of 2009-2012.
3) It is worth it in my opinion as currency should have a real cost to acquire (otherwise we have the problem of too much printed "free" money) and it pressures groups/individuals/governments to also look into gathering free/reuseable energy in order to reduce cost of mining for those seeking to profit from bitcoin
Are you surprised that this commercial has endured for so long? How much life do you think it has in it? I mean, 3D animation looks quite bad and aged.
Hi Jessie, I'm wondering who your #1 best underdog pick is for this weekend in Noah Hoffman fantasy?
Thanks! I'm always working to improve in both techniques, but I feel that my classic is slowly getting there! I'm focusing on the skate-heavy races at the Olympics simply because I love the team events so much and I feel that's the best way I can help my team.
Hi Jessie. Big fan from Norway. Not very patriotic hahah, but you are the only CC skier i root for this Olympic Games. Wish you good luck under the games and may the odds be ever in your favor. Question : How supportive is the american community, and how big is the Cross Country skiing sport in the U.S ?
Btw: I want more dancing videos on IG!!
Thanks for the reply. Would you say that all exchanges are equally well adapted at dealing with those kinds of volumes or should one stick to gemini for example?
Every single type of M&M's is amazing. They are without a doubt the most delicious candy or food product ever invented. If i was forced to choose I would probably pick peanut. But those new crunchy ones are pretty amazing. It's hard to keep up.
Thoughts on Klæbos peculiar ski form of running on skis in the classic races?
James here. How much would you give me for fullmetalneedle?
/s (also not really James)
Thank you. They were very professional and friendly. I really had to step up my game. Especially with Gillian. She doesn't mess around. She was incredibly prepared and generous. Duchovny was just a cool guy. Gary Shandling was hanging around with him on set the days I worked with him so that was really cool.
Bitcoin is just bitcoin. Dont sweet talk it. It has so many flaws compared to transfer time, security, fees etc.
Bitcoin is only big because so many big banks/investors started to speculate cause they knew buying into it would jack rhe price up. Then adter buyinf they went out and said to the public "oh look at this, its an amaizng investment, its going up up up etc." People are even talking about it hitting over 100k in like 1-2 years. Like wtf. I would never support such an outdated coin. There are lots of better coins out there.
Thanks. I'm just a working actor in Hollywood. There are lots of us. It's a job that has some perks and status attached, but in the end it's just a job. I'm trying to answer the questions as best I can, from a redditor's perspective. As I watch Bel Air burn on local TV news.
I think that part of being a good teammate is knowing that you might not normally hang out with your teammates in regular life, but to be a good teammate is to have their back and look out for them, and to support them! So our goal is not to be best friends, but to be "best teammates" as that's an even more important thing.
IMO Stop-Limits are a great way to minimize losses
Hey Jessie! I skied throughout high school, and am also from MN! I love watching you race and kick ass! It was awesome to hear that your favorite memory from high school racing was going up to Giants Ridge for 3 days since that was also my favorite memory from high school skiing (my team did the exact same thing haha).
Where was/is your favorite place to ski in Minnesota? In the world?
Is there a piece of advice someone or a coach gave you which really stuck with you?
Hey. I want to use bitcoin mining, and mining of other cryptocurrency's to create a sustainable way to make money to support local schools and non profits focused in education. If you mine cryptocurrency, what machine do you use, and how should i get enough money to buy said machine?
Hey that's awesome! Giants Ridge camp is so awesome. In Minnesota, I have a real soft spot for Giants Ridge, especially the silver course because of all the ups and downs and fun corners! In the world, I really love training in Seiser Alm, Italy because of the sun, amazing ski trails and great food. :) My coach said "nobody ever died of disappointment. You'll never regret giving it everything you have and not coming out on top, but you'll always regret not trying at all".
I personally dont recommend mining bitcoin, other currencies may be more profitable but I generally avoid it since difficulty rises and consistent increases in mining technology make it not worth it at a increasing rate. If you are trying to get money i generally recommend the 5-10% rule, take 5-10% of your daily pay (like 5-10 bucks that you would have spent on something like starbucks.) and save up to use towards investments or savings. I advise against mining personally unless you can minimize costs to near 0 such as electricity