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OtherWe are resident physicians in Anesthesiology and Otolaryngology, creators of the Pocket Pimps app. Ask us anything!

Dec 23rd 2017 by pocketpimps • 38 Questions • 47 Points

I closed a bit early today as it was a Thursday, and thought people might be interested. I'm an owner operator for a large independent all you can eat concept in the US. Ask me anything, from how the business works, stories that may or may not be true, "How the hell you you guys make so much food?", and "Why does every Chinese buffet (or restaurant for that matter) look the same?". Leave no territory unmarked.

Proof: https://imgur.com/gallery/Ucubl

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Why is your app named Rocket Pimps? -- I saw the definition on your website of "Pimp", but given the negative societal implications of the word, why didn't you feel the need to avoid it?

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What stunts have you turned down as too dangerous?


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Is it true that some places there you can buy a house for 5 dollars?

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I was so glad to hear there was no fatalities in this crash, mostly due to the pilots expert crash landing. This is one of my favourite "Air Crash Investigations", did you see the episode?

The complexity of sequence of events that made the engines fail and the length the investigation teams went to try to reproduce the problem was good work all round.

edit: english


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As a fan of American-Chinese food, I have to ask, Hot and Sour Soup. My absolute favorite but it is never the same place to place. Some it is ok, some it is amazing, never had one I hated, what is the story on it?

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How hard was it seeing some of the extremely hard comments on instagram/Facebook that accused you guys of being killers and just standing there? We all know nothing could be done, but seeing all of that when you’re just doing your job must have been tough.


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What stunts have you turned down as too dangerous?

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Is it true that some places there you can buy a house for 5 dollars?


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ATC checking in. I was 4 months into my training at Heathrow as a young trainee ATC when I walked back upstairs from a break and was greeted to the sight of the BAW 777 coming over the fence and crashing. I probably had the best view of anyone of your near death experience! Up in the tower at first we thought the pilot was being a smart arse and trying to do a short landing to come off at one of the early exits, then it dawned on the controller in charge of that runway that shit was about to get real. There’s a good YouTube video of the ATC tape of my former colleague doing a fantastic job of co-ordinating the emergency. In it you will even hear the pilot calling the mayday and uses the incorrect call sign, he used the call sign BA use in their simulator when they PRACTICE emergencies, so they literally went into “auto pilot” mode.

It actually was a blessing that the plane landed short of the runway and in the grass, which was soft from the perpetual English rain, as it’s believed the runway surface may have caused a fire on impact. Having low amounts of jet fuel left in the tanks after a long flight also probably decreased the likelihood of fire.

10 years later, I have never seen anything like it in my career as an ATC, and I don’t wish to. The whole tower staff on duty were deeply affected for days afterwards but everyone involved from ATC, pilots, crew, ground staff, emergency services did an amazing job and turned a potential disaster into a Very British Plane Crash which caused some minor disruption, some grumbling about delays, and was mostly forgotten by the media in a matter of days.

How did it affect you afterwards? I see your sense of humour is still intact but did you have any PTSD or similar? I’m sure I’m not alone as an ATC/Pilot that has dreams about crashes or emergencies, some of which are based on my memories of your crash.

Thanks for doing this AMA

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As a fan of American-Chinese food, I have to ask, Hot and Sour Soup. My absolute favorite but it is never the same place to place. Some it is ok, some it is amazing, never had one I hated, what is the story on it?


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The app is specifically designed for healthcare professionals and "pimping" is a well-known term in this space.

But you're right! To someone outside of healthcare, the implication may be negative. Thanks for your input sdhillon :)

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I haven't. Effectively there's always a way to make it doable.


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I don't know about $5. I have read some people have bought a house for $100, and I know someone who bought one for $600, and that one required massive renovation.

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I didn't. Lots of people mentioned to me that they saw it but I kinda knew the ending.


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Egg composition. Hot and sour soup contains a lot of egg, and some places put less in the soup base when egg prices swing too high. It is made in a wok on high heat, so a high egg content makes it thicker.

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Thank you. It was difficult to read those comments. Just the way war photographers who take a beating for not rescuing a starving child or for not getting in the middle of a battle, we were being accused of not saving the bear. After the trash can, the bear swam out of sight. We were left there standing numb and saddened. We vowed to share this footage with the world to spark a global debate so it was worth all of the hurtful comments. PN


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I haven't. Effectively there's always a way to make it doable.

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I don't know about $5. I have read some people have bought a house for $100, and I know someone who bought one for $600, and that one required massive renovation.


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You probably had it worse as you could see how bad it was. I was listening to a show called what goes up might come down. Look it up, it's an after dinner speech by an ex ATC man.

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Egg composition. Hot and sour soup contains a lot of egg, and some places put less in the soup base when egg prices swing too high. It is made in a wok on high heat, so a high egg content makes it thicker.


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Can you give an example? I have several friends and family members in medicine; all would consider it unprofessional to use the word "pimp".

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Did you enjoy doing voice acting for Fallout New Vegas? How different was that for you than doing a more traditional role?


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My husband’s family is from Detroit. The last time we visited, it was interesting to see the city’s progress regarding demolition of abandoned homes. Many streets now have empty lots where homes used to be. His parents can’t believe how much the city has changed over their lifetime.

As a resident, what is it like seeing the vast changes going on in Detroit?

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Were people panicked at all, or just sorta confused and shaken up?


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How much is prepared by your kitchen vs how much is prepared outside of your kitchen? Are things like sesame chicken already breaded or do you do that?

I just noticed over the years that buffet food is fairly consistent across restaurants and made me think it's mostly prepackaged.

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Did you enjoy doing voice acting for Fallout New Vegas? How different was that for you than doing a more traditional role?

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My husband’s family is from Detroit. The last time we visited, it was interesting to see the city’s progress regarding demolition of abandoned homes. Many streets now have empty lots where homes used to be. His parents can’t believe how much the city has changed over their lifetime.

As a resident, what is it like seeing the vast changes going on in Detroit?


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I was so glad to hear there was no fatalities in this crash, mostly due to the pilots expert crash landing. This is one of my favourite "Air Crash Investigations", did you see the episode?

The complexity of sequence of events that made the engines fail and the length the investigation teams went to try to reproduce the problem was good work all round.

edit: english

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How much is prepared by your kitchen vs how much is prepared outside of your kitchen? Are things like sesame chicken already breaded or do you do that?

I just noticed over the years that buffet food is fairly consistent across restaurants and made me think it's mostly prepackaged.


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The original JAMA article that popularized the term was written in 1989 by Dr. Frederick L. Brancati (an internist from Johns Hopkins) and "pimping" has become part of the medical training vocabulary since: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/377862

Other Articles

JAMA: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2474430

New York Times: https://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/05/26/doctors-getting-pimped/

New England Journal of Medicine: https://knowledgeplus.nejm.org/blog/pimping-malignant-or-not/

British Medical Journal: http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2015/04/15/suzanne-gordon-pimping-has-no-place-in-medical-education/

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Loved it - would love to do more actually.


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The major changes have been amazing, but so far the new housing, restaurants etc are mostly located in about 8 square miles of the 139-square-mile city. Detroit is cleaner and better lit all over, but stats show it is the USA's poorest and most violent big city, so it's fair to say not every neighborhood is enjoying a renaissance.

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A mix of everything. I think confused and shaken up is the most common expression I saw that day.


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The meat dishes are made from scratch, but the base for the sauces are from the supplier. Most of these dishes are made with ingredients common to each other, such as General Tso's Chicken, Sesame Chicken, and other American Chinese dishes. Some things like the pizza, fries, sesame balls, desserts, are all from the supplier and come frozen. The microwave is not used that frequently, but the fryers are.

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We really do know. I asked a scientist and he said that it was likely from atrophied muscles due to starvation. Muscles eventually stop working. It could have been an injury from countless things. There have been a lot of guesses. My one wish is that a vet will return to the area to perform a necropsy. PN


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Loved it - would love to do more actually.

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The major changes have been amazing, but so far the new housing, restaurants etc are mostly located in about 8 square miles of the 139-square-mile city. Detroit is cleaner and better lit all over, but stats show it is the USA's poorest and most violent big city, so it's fair to say not every neighborhood is enjoying a renaissance.


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I didn't. Lots of people mentioned to me that they saw it but I kinda knew the ending.

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The meat dishes are made from scratch, but the base for the sauces are from the supplier. Most of these dishes are made with ingredients common to each other, such as General Tso's Chicken, Sesame Chicken, and other American Chinese dishes. Some things like the pizza, fries, sesame balls, desserts, are all from the supplier and come frozen. The microwave is not used that frequently, but the fryers are.


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Great app guys! CRNA here, I work with SRNAs so this will be fun to use.

Question: Will you be charging a fee for the app in the future?

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Have you ever been asked to double for someone who you did not resemble in any way, shape or form? If so, did you take the job? What was involved in trying to mimic the main actress/actor?


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How many cars did it take?

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did it crash when it was supposed to be landing at the airport, or during the normal flight?


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What is the largest amount of food you have seen/heard about someone eating at one sitting?

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How hard was it to watch that happening live? The video is bad enough...


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Have you ever been asked to double for someone who you did not resemble in any way, shape or form? If so, did you take the job? What was involved in trying to mimic the main actress/actor?

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How many cars did it take?


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What freaks me out about a crash landing is being trapped in a burning aircraft by passengers gathering their luggage. What was your reaction to other passenger's instincts to gather luggage rather than self survival?

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What is the largest amount of food you have seen/heard about someone eating at one sitting?


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Thanks Cptnmikey! We are glad you like it.

We have no intention of charging a fee to use the app. It will remain 100% free. On the contrary, we may provide incentives for submitting content!

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I once had to double nz actor Kevin Smith who played Ares, god of war on Xena. I was required to wear a fake beard and mustache and strap my tits down. I still have pics. I make kind of a hot guy.


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I used company cars. You can treat them like off-road vehicles.

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Right at the end. Another hundred meters or so and we would have made it to the runway.


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Personally I had seen one man pile 9 plates of Chinese food (mostly cheap noodles and chicken). When they eat by themselves, I think they eat a lot more. When they are with friends, the social pressure keeps them from gorging too much. My waiters had said a larger number, but they might be overestimating. No one can really eat more than 2 pounds.

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Good morning! Standing there in complete shock as this poor animal struggled to even get up, was one of the hardest things I have ever witnessed. As an animal lover, watching this kind of suffering was unbearable....no pun intended - PNN


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I once had to double nz actor Kevin Smith who played Ares, god of war on Xena. I was required to wear a fake beard and mustache and strap my tits down. I still have pics. I make kind of a hot guy.

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I used company cars. You can treat them like off-road vehicles.


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My friend and I shared a look of "Seriously?!" and then used their delay to get the hell off the plane.

I didn't even grab my jumper. January on a runway at Heathrow in a t-shirt is not a warm experience. On the plus side Russia and China was colder so I was somewhat acclimatised.

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Personally I had seen one man pile 9 plates of Chinese food (mostly cheap noodles and chicken). When they eat by themselves, I think they eat a lot more. When they are with friends, the social pressure keeps them from gorging too much. My waiters had said a larger number, but they might be overestimating. No one can really eat more than 2 pounds.


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Residents are still in training and make around 55-65k a year depending on location, program, and year.

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What was it like on the hood of the car in Death Proof?


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Hi Bill, this isn't very specific, but after driving 2,100 roads in Detroit - what's one of the most unique or most interesting things you saw?

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What freaks me out about a crash landing is being trapped in a burning aircraft by passengers gathering their luggage. What was your reaction to other passenger's instincts to gather luggage rather than self survival?


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Is your restaurant menu fairly standard, or do you try new menu items regularly to mix things up?

How do you feel about patrons who dine-in and then ask to take a box home?

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If this is one of the saddest things you've seen, what are some stories of your happiest times or most fascinating things you've seen while out in nature?


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What was it like on the hood of the car in Death Proof?

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Hi Bill, this isn't very specific, but after driving 2,100 roads in Detroit - what's one of the most unique or most interesting things you saw?


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How were you reunited with all of your luggage? Did the airline gather it all up and put it on the carousel like normal? Was there much damage to passengers luggage?

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Is your restaurant menu fairly standard, or do you try new menu items regularly to mix things up?

How do you feel about patrons who dine-in and then ask to take a box home?


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100 billion dollars a year :)

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Breezey, at times buggy.


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For the most part I saw people just going about their lives, as they would be doing in any city or suburb in the country. I did come across a burning house, and people were screaming that a woman was trapped inside. The DFD rolled up and firefighters ran right into the house to try to find her. She was across the street, visiting a neighbor.

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My friend and I shared a look of "Seriously?!" and then used their delay to get the hell off the plane.

I didn't even grab my jumper. January on a runway at Heathrow in a t-shirt is not a warm experience. On the plus side Russia and China was colder so I was somewhat acclimatised.


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I would say about half of them are rotated regularly, but on a fixed schedule. Some things we just try because the ingredients are cheap. Right now tomatoes are at $57/cs while they were $11/cs 4 months ago. However the price of cabbage and potatoes dropped, as well as bass. That influences the new dishes we make.

For the customers who want to take their food home, it's usually a small amount left on their plate and they just want to limit wastage. In most cases they ask to pay for the box themselves, but we let it go if it's a small quantity, as it will be wasted anyway.

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Great question. Our original posts were well received and then yes, everyone, including National Geographic altered or embellished our story which started the backlash from other media outlets. Many journalistic organizations do not allow us to proofread before they post. We have to trust their integrity and unfortunately, things get misconstrued. That started the backlash. As a biologist, I am very careful in how I word my captions. PN


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Breezey, at times buggy.

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For the most part I saw people just going about their lives, as they would be doing in any city or suburb in the country. I did come across a burning house, and people were screaming that a woman was trapped inside. The DFD rolled up and firefighters ran right into the house to try to find her. She was across the street, visiting a neighbor.


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Mine was flatter but intact.

It took a few days before they could extract it from the wreckage and send it back in a taxi.

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I would say about half of them are rotated regularly, but on a fixed schedule. Some things we just try because the ingredients are cheap. Right now tomatoes are at $57/cs while they were $11/cs 4 months ago. However the price of cabbage and potatoes dropped, as well as bass. That influences the new dishes we make.

For the customers who want to take their food home, it's usually a small amount left on their plate and they just want to limit wastage. In most cases they ask to pay for the box themselves, but we let it go if it's a small quantity, as it will be wasted anyway.


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Thanks for your time. What's your favorite healthy food dish?

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Hi, Zoe! How does one find their way to working in a stunt team? Like.. what would the requirements be, besides "be in great physical shape and maybe a little crazy"?


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Do you have any recommendations for under-the-radar things far outside of the immediate downtown core? I'm a big fan of Cadeiux Cafe and the Dakota Inn and I'm sure that there's more out there that I just don't know about.

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How were you reunited with all of your luggage? Did the airline gather it all up and put it on the carousel like normal? Was there much damage to passengers luggage?


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If people constantly get multiple plates of the most expensive foods, do you lose money?

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I have a question for people who saw this and thought it was out of the ordinary: How exactly do you think the average polar bear life ends? Curled up peacefully in a nursing home? Revenge murder by a pack of seals?


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Hi, Zoe! How does one find their way to working in a stunt team? Like.. what would the requirements be, besides "be in great physical shape and maybe a little crazy"?

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Do you have any recommendations for under-the-radar things far outside of the immediate downtown core? I'm a big fan of Cadeiux Cafe and the Dakota Inn and I'm sure that there's more out there that I just don't know about.


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You gotta be fucking kidding me. I lose my luggage in a regular domestic flight and the dude who fucking crashes gets his in a few days.

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If people constantly get multiple plates of the most expensive foods, do you lose money?


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Mediterranean dishes are our favorite healthy foods, including grilled fresh fish, with some olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice — maybe with a side of arugula, grilled eggplant, mixed greens, or baked brussel sprouts.

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Either having extensive experience in one thing - martial arts, gymnastics, motocross etc etc or a little in a couple is really helpful.

Being a good listener, a quick study and intuitive also makes it much easier for someone to hire you and then hire you again.


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Scotty's Fish and Chips on Fenkell in Brightmoor...

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Mine was flatter but intact.

It took a few days before they could extract it from the wreckage and send it back in a taxi.


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Yes, but only a small amount. You see, not many people can eat 1 1/2 day's worth of protein or seafood in one sitting.

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Great question although this bear did not have any breeding scars on his face. I suspect he was a very large male but probably less than 10 to 12 years old. PN


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Either having extensive experience in one thing - martial arts, gymnastics, motocross etc etc or a little in a couple is really helpful.

Being a good listener, a quick study and intuitive also makes it much easier for someone to hire you and then hire you again.

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Scotty's Fish and Chips on Fenkell in Brightmoor...


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To be fair I actually got my friends luggage first but her clothes don't fit me so I swapped back.

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Yes, but only a small amount. You see, not many people can eat 1 1/2 day's worth of protein or seafood in one sitting.


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would you like to be cast more as an actress, or do you like primarily being working as a stuntwoman?

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Did you hit about 20 pot holes per day like I do driving around for work everyday?


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You gotta be fucking kidding me. I lose my luggage in a regular domestic flight and the dude who fucking crashes gets his in a few days.

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The oysters always sketched me out. You say the crab legs you should avoid and the sushi is fine. But what about the oysters?


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Have you read the commentary from the local Inuit bear watchers? They have a very different narrative than the articles I have read.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4442887/viral-video-of-emaciated-polar-bear-may-not-be-what-it-seems-nunavut-bear-monitor-says-1.4442892

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would you like to be cast more as an actress, or do you like primarily being working as a stuntwoman?


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Did you hit about 20 pot holes per day like I do driving around for work everyday?

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Wait, you swapped the luggage or the clothes!?


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The oysters always sketched me out. You say the crab legs you should avoid and the sushi is fine. But what about the oysters?

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Definitely. Before Thor, I hadn't been a stunt double in 8 years. I love it all but acting (doing my own stunts of course) and most recently directing are taking precedence.


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The streets in Detroit are bad, but so are many streets in the suburbs.

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To be fair I actually got my friends luggage first but her clothes don't fit me so I swapped back.


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Oysters are also to be avoided as they source them, especially in the midwest, from groceries and fisheries past their prime. Sometimes on the coasts they are imported from China and South America, but are decent quality while they are fresh.

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I have read it. You can read my comments about it in a previous response. CM


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Definitely. Before Thor, I hadn't been a stunt double in 8 years. I love it all but acting (doing my own stunts of course) and most recently directing are taking precedence.

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The streets in Detroit are bad, but so are many streets in the suburbs.


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Both.

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Oysters are also to be avoided as they source them, especially in the midwest, from groceries and fisheries past their prime. Sometimes on the coasts they are imported from China and South America, but are decent quality while they are fresh.


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Have you ever stabbed anyone with a movie prop?

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European (italian) here, i don't know much but read a lot of nasty things about Detroit on the internet and how urban degradation is widespread in the city. Is it really that bad as depicted? How is the situation changed in the last 20 years? What do the white and black communities think about the city?


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How much did you get in compensation?

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Why do the deserts always look so delicious but taste like stale cardboard covered in colored sugar?


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How did you get into biology and then ultimately wildlife photography?

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Have you ever stabbed anyone with a movie prop?


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European (italian) here, i don't know much but read a lot of nasty things about Detroit on the internet and how urban degradation is widespread in the city. Is it really that bad as depicted? How is the situation changed in the last 20 years? What do the white and black communities think about the city?

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How much did you get in compensation?


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Why do the deserts always look so delicious but taste like stale cardboard covered in colored sugar?

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Only in my down time


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Detroit is a big place -- 139 square miles. There is everything: mansions, slums, blighted property, miles of middle-class housing. There have been many positive changes in the past 10 years, but abandoned housing remains a major problem, and is often the main thing visitors take away with them.

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I got;

A 2 week holiday anywhere in the world for myself and 3 friends with business class flights.

5 years of gold level membership in the executive club.

Most importantly I got to go down the evacuation slide.


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That's what they are. They all come from the same factory in one of the major cities for Chinese immigrants in the US. The ingredients used are not half bad, but they lack preservatives to help it taste fresh. Some customers do say they get hard after some time on the trays. But I doubt these factories hire any food scientist to prevent them from turning into cardboard.

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I have always loved wildlife so I went to University and got a degree and became a biologist in the Northwest Territories. Then, I realized I could bridge the gap between good science and a global audience by becoming a photographer for a magazine like Nat Geo. Now we run a non-profit called SeaLegacy. Visit sealegacy.org to learn more about our campaigns. There is a time for unbiased journalism and there is time for strategic photographic global campaigns. Ironically, I was just given an Honorary Doctorate from UVIC from the work we are doing with our cameras. PN


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Only in my down time

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Detroit is a big place -- 139 square miles. There is everything: mansions, slums, blighted property, miles of middle-class housing. There have been many positive changes in the past 10 years, but abandoned housing remains a major problem, and is often the main thing visitors take away with them.


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I got;

A 2 week holiday anywhere in the world for myself and 3 friends with business class flights.

5 years of gold level membership in the executive club.

Most importantly I got to go down the evacuation slide.

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That's what they are. They all come from the same factory in one of the major cities for Chinese immigrants in the US. The ingredients used are not half bad, but they lack preservatives to help it taste fresh. Some customers do say they get hard after some time on the trays. But I doubt these factories hire any food scientist to prevent them from turning into cardboard.


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Hi Zoe! I've heard lots of people clamoring/wishing for more awards recognition for stunt teams and the work they on set (I know SAG has recently added a category like this), but some think it will encourage more accidents due to increasingly dangerous stunts. What is your stance on this, as someone directly involved in the industry?

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I worked downtown Detroit from 2003-2016 and spent a lot of time driving around the city looking for cool things to see and photograph. Along the way, I saw my fair share of crazy stuff - burning houses (twice), burning cars (twice as well), a car that had smashed into a barricade and been abandoned with the engine still running, urban farms, and transient communities squatting in abandoned houses...

But one of the things that surprised me most was the amount of wildlife I've seen wandering freely through the city. I've seen deer, pheasants, grouse, a coyote, packs of wild dogs, and once, I swear to god, I thought I saw a peacock. No joke.

What has your experience been in this regard? What's the craziest animal you've seen wandering around the city?


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It's nice to see you have your priorities straight. ;)

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What is one item you would advise people to stay away from at an all you can eat buffet?


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My question is a little too generic: How do the wildlife photographers ensure their safety while being around an unknown ecosystem?

I would like to thank you guys for highlighting the intensity of this issue.

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Hi Zoe! I've heard lots of people clamoring/wishing for more awards recognition for stunt teams and the work they on set (I know SAG has recently added a category like this), but some think it will encourage more accidents due to increasingly dangerous stunts. What is your stance on this, as someone directly involved in the industry?


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I worked downtown Detroit from 2003-2016 and spent a lot of time driving around the city looking for cool things to see and photograph. Along the way, I saw my fair share of crazy stuff - burning houses (twice), burning cars (twice as well), a car that had smashed into a barricade and been abandoned with the engine still running, urban farms, and transient communities squatting in abandoned houses...

But one of the things that surprised me most was the amount of wildlife I've seen wandering freely through the city. I've seen deer, pheasants, grouse, a coyote, packs of wild dogs, and once, I swear to god, I thought I saw a peacock. No joke.

What has your experience been in this regard? What's the craziest animal you've seen wandering around the city?

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It's nice to see you have your priorities straight. ;)


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What is one item you would advise people to stay away from at an all you can eat buffet?

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We already risk life and limb at times, that happens without awards being present. I used to be pretty reserved about it all - I love the hidden wonder, movie magic of it all and was happy to not have the spot light on our side of the biz. However, these day the behind the scenes are so exposed that's gone out the window and o be honest with so many other categories getting recognition - its painful that stunts isn't among them. So many movies would stand naked and soulless with the action removed. Its not just about risking life and limb its about the magic the stunt department brings to movies.


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With the way Detroit's buildings and homes have disappeared, nature has come roaring back, including trees growing on the tops of buildings and many animals. I've seen coyotes, bald eagles, deer, foxes, wild turkeys, peacocks, pheasants....I didn't see many wild dogs. The wild-dog issue in Detroit seems over-hyped.

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What's worse is the plane was listing to the right so the slide wasn't as steep as it should be. I didn't think asking to go back and try the other side was a great idea though.


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Crab legs. I'm being serious. I have seen Chinese buffets at the fish market going and buying bottom of the barrel seafood including crab legs past their prime. And then they don't steam them properly either to save on volume.

The sushi on the other hand, a common misconception, is relatively safe to eat IN A BUSY PLACE, as the health code standards in the region of raw food is very strict, and you cannot skimp out on prices of salmon and tuna fillet.

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Good question. We research our subject widely and proceed with caution. Animals are constantly communicating their level of comfort and fear and if you pay attention and remain respectful, it generally creates less tension. As a photographer, if you allow animals to dictate the encounter and if you move slowly, animals tend to relax and if you are lucky, they allow you into their world. CM


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We already risk life and limb at times, that happens without awards being present. I used to be pretty reserved about it all - I love the hidden wonder, movie magic of it all and was happy to not have the spot light on our side of the biz. However, these day the behind the scenes are so exposed that's gone out the window and o be honest with so many other categories getting recognition - its painful that stunts isn't among them. So many movies would stand naked and soulless with the action removed. Its not just about risking life and limb its about the magic the stunt department brings to movies.

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With the way Detroit's buildings and homes have disappeared, nature has come roaring back, including trees growing on the tops of buildings and many animals. I've seen coyotes, bald eagles, deer, foxes, wild turkeys, peacocks, pheasants....I didn't see many wild dogs. The wild-dog issue in Detroit seems over-hyped.


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What's worse is the plane was listing to the right so the slide wasn't as steep as it should be. I didn't think asking to go back and try the other side was a great idea though.

A:

Crab legs. I'm being serious. I have seen Chinese buffets at the fish market going and buying bottom of the barrel seafood including crab legs past their prime. And then they don't steam them properly either to save on volume.

The sushi on the other hand, a common misconception, is relatively safe to eat IN A BUSY PLACE, as the health code standards in the region of raw food is very strict, and you cannot skimp out on prices of salmon and tuna fillet.


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Can you tell us more about your character in Django? It felt like there was more to that character that was left on the cutting room floor.

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Have things gotten better or worse for the outlying Detroit neighborhoods in the past 10 years? Were there streets then or now that you felt unsafe driving down?


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So where did you go??

A:

Isn't getting the crab legs past their prime dangerous? Wouldn't it make people sick?


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Hi, could you share how you plan your photography work based on your conservation efforts? Wondering what factors go into what you decide to cover and when. Thanks for your work.

A:

Can you tell us more about your character in Django? It felt like there was more to that character that was left on the cutting room floor.


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Have things gotten better or worse for the outlying Detroit neighborhoods in the past 10 years? Were there streets then or now that you felt unsafe driving down?

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There there. There'll be other crashes, sweetie.


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Isn't getting the crab legs past their prime dangerous? Wouldn't it make people sick?

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Tracker Peg. We had a whole backstory for her and the other Trackers - kind of a fucked up love story actually. And there was a big fight but we never shoot it.


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I never felt unsafe driving down any streets or talking to people, and I had no incidents. Blight continues to be a huge problem in many neighborhoods, but the streets are better lit and cleaner than they were 10 years ago.

A:

Trans-Siberian railway from England to China.


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It does, unfortunately. Very often. But it is very hard to sue with the little amount of evidence people have. We do not even risk giving cheap crab legs for that reason

A:

Hi, we always rely on the advice of scientists and conservation experts who work on issues at a more local level. It is very important to have local players that will continue pushing for policies after we finish documenting. We work in places and issues where there is a strong policy process or a campaign underway, so that we can inject the kind of momentum that helps tip the scales. We also prefer to work in places where our added value is urgently needed and/or where no one else is working. CM


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Tracker Peg. We had a whole backstory for her and the other Trackers - kind of a fucked up love story actually. And there was a big fight but we never shoot it.

A:

I never felt unsafe driving down any streets or talking to people, and I had no incidents. Blight continues to be a huge problem in many neighborhoods, but the streets are better lit and cleaner than they were 10 years ago.


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Fingers crossed.

A:

It does, unfortunately. Very often. But it is very hard to sue with the little amount of evidence people have. We do not even risk giving cheap crab legs for that reason


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If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?

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What do you consider blight in Detroit?


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How was it? Would you recommend it?

A:

assuming yours is a chinese buffet. i became close with a couple who waited for a buffet and they told me they were 'recruited' to come to the states and work in that restaurant, leaving their parents and son in china.
is this common practice? it seems to me that all of the wait staff i encounter (anywhere) have just been flown over with rudimentary english classes and put to work.


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Hey I'm glad you give us an opportunity to interact with you!

I'm trying to reflect on what makes people react in different cultures.

To your knowledge, what subjects engage western people most?

I'm not going to beat around the bush: it's obvious a lot of people feel more empathy towards a dog being beaten to death or maybe a polar bear starving than watching millions of people suffering, even if the causes are similar (war, unsustainable consumption etc)

In your experience, are polar bears the best way to make people talk about environmental change/damage in the west? You're in a much better position to know!

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If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?


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What do you consider blight in Detroit?

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So where did you go??


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assuming yours is a chinese buffet. i became close with a couple who waited for a buffet and they told me they were 'recruited' to come to the states and work in that restaurant, leaving their parents and son in china.
is this common practice? it seems to me that all of the wait staff i encounter (anywhere) have just been flown over with rudimentary english classes and put to work.

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To be able to belt out a tune like Adele.

Or fly. Seems like it might feel the same.


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Blight in Detroit is empty houses and commercial buildings, and there are tens of thousands of them, sadly.

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10/10 would crash again.


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I am not chinese or east asian for that matter but I am very familiar with the culture and speak the language. They do recruit from Fuzhou provinces, but where I am in the us doesn't require much effort to get employees.

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Hi. I actually find that it is easier to create an emotional connection with the stories of people. In general, however, building empathy requires that we put ourselves "in the shoes" of another being and we tend to care about the fate of fellow humans because we understand suffering on the same human scale. Charismatic wildlife, like polar bears, generally get a better reaction than insects or non-fuzzy critters. Our job is to create that type of empathy for entire ecosystems that support not just wildlife, but the welfare of humans as well. Tough job! Thanks for your questions. CM


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To be able to belt out a tune like Adele.

Or fly. Seems like it might feel the same.

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Blight in Detroit is empty houses and commercial buildings, and there are tens of thousands of them, sadly.


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Trans-Siberian railway from England to China.

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I am not chinese or east asian for that matter but I am very familiar with the culture and speak the language. They do recruit from Fuzhou provinces, but where I am in the us doesn't require much effort to get employees.


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Working on Death Proof, did you find it, I guess, more fun, since you were able to act AND do stunt work? You were such a BADASS in that film!

A:

What is the biggest change you've noticed in Detroit in the last 10 years??

Maybe you could share one positive change and one negative change?

Thanks!


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not flying again eh?

A:

There's a buffet near me that charges people for any food left on their plate. What do you think about that kind of policy? Do you think it's sensible, or risks driving customers away? Is wasted food a serious enough problem to necessitate such strict measures?


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Oh perfect! Thanks very much.

A:

Working on Death Proof, did you find it, I guess, more fun, since you were able to act AND do stunt work? You were such a BADASS in that film!


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What is the biggest change you've noticed in Detroit in the last 10 years??

Maybe you could share one positive change and one negative change?

Thanks!

A:

How was it? Would you recommend it?


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There's a buffet near me that charges people for any food left on their plate. What do you think about that kind of policy? Do you think it's sensible, or risks driving customers away? Is wasted food a serious enough problem to necessitate such strict measures?

A:

Yep - I loved it!


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Positive: Virtually all of the city is better lit. Much of it is cleaner than 10 years ago, when we did the original "Driving Detroit."

Negative: Abandonment remains a massive problem, even as Mayor Duggan has presided over the demolition of more than 13,000 blighted homes.

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That was the way out. The flight home from that was the crash. Two weeks of train travel without an issue. One lousy 11 hour plane ride...


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I would imagine if we implemented that policy we would lose some of our new customers. In practice, it is sensible, as running this place is very low margin, and any food wasted lowers that. But driving customers away ultimately results in fewer customers, which is more devastating than a bit more wastage.

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Thanks for correcting....Overtron it is! CM


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Yep - I loved it!

A:

Positive: Virtually all of the city is better lit. Much of it is cleaner than 10 years ago, when we did the original "Driving Detroit."

Negative: Abandonment remains a massive problem, even as Mayor Duggan has presided over the demolition of more than 13,000 blighted homes.


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10/10 would crash again.

A:

I would imagine if we implemented that policy we would lose some of our new customers. In practice, it is sensible, as running this place is very low margin, and any food wasted lowers that. But driving customers away ultimately results in fewer customers, which is more devastating than a bit more wastage.


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Was Cate Blanchett as fun to work with as she was on screen?

A:

Is it going to be possible to keep the infrastructure running for the few people that remain in some of these areas? No matter how well kept, how can a city service just a few houses in what was once a neighborhood of hundreds of houses?


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I think the question was where did you go on free vacation anywhere in the world

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Over here where I live all buffets have a wastage charge but it is rarely enforced, it's mostly there to prevent those very few who leave whole plates stacked and untouched.


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Thank you both for doing this AMA.

How has the attention from that video impacted your activation efforts, for better and worse?

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Was Cate Blanchett as fun to work with as she was on screen?


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Is it going to be possible to keep the infrastructure running for the few people that remain in some of these areas? No matter how well kept, how can a city service just a few houses in what was once a neighborhood of hundreds of houses?

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not flying again eh?


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Over here where I live all buffets have a wastage charge but it is rarely enforced, it's mostly there to prevent those very few who leave whole plates stacked and untouched.

A:

A straight up legend. Instant fav


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That is a huge question for politicians. As I write in the main story of today's package, how to deal with Detroit's empty land is difficult because many people hear "they're stealing my home" when the officeholders discuss shrinking the city. Right now there are approx 24 square miles of empty land in the city, and that figure is growing.

A:

Yeah I got lost in the trail of replies. The compensation holidays were to Antigua and then India.


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Rarely enforced

If it was more often, you will lose customers. The scare tactic is enough.

A:

Thank you for the question. The global attention this video received has only inspired us to do even more and work harder. We took the conversation beyond our usual circles of influence and the powerful impact of visual storytelling was reinforced for us. The attention underscored the how important the climate change conversation is. We put ourselves in a vulnerable position and we will continue to so. I would say our activation efforts have changed for the better - PN


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A straight up legend. Instant fav

A:

That is a huge question for politicians. As I write in the main story of today's package, how to deal with Detroit's empty land is difficult because many people hear "they're stealing my home" when the officeholders discuss shrinking the city. Right now there are approx 24 square miles of empty land in the city, and that figure is growing.


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That was the way out. The flight home from that was the crash. Two weeks of train travel without an issue. One lousy 11 hour plane ride...

A:

Rarely enforced

If it was more often, you will lose customers. The scare tactic is enough.


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Though it's definitely an unpopular opinion, Death Proof remains one of my favorite Tarantino flicks! What was your favorite scene to film in the movie? Thanks, Zoe!

A:

In your experience, has that 'empty land' approach to remove blight, group housing and possibly raise real estate pricing been approached effectively? What do city planners say? In 10 years will we be looking at diversified and thoughtful parks across the city or a hodgepodge of Urban Forrest cutting off communities from each other?


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Came here to ask about the slide.

A:

What measure do you have in place to prevent 'water drinkers' from drinking the soda?


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Hey guys.. thanks for bringing this powerful footage to light to showcase the issues climate change is having on the north.

My question is a little different, but I was just curious as to what kind of camera gear you used to capture this footage? Thanks.

A:

Though it's definitely an unpopular opinion, Death Proof remains one of my favorite Tarantino flicks! What was your favorite scene to film in the movie? Thanks, Zoe!


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In your experience, has that 'empty land' approach to remove blight, group housing and possibly raise real estate pricing been approached effectively? What do city planners say? In 10 years will we be looking at diversified and thoughtful parks across the city or a hodgepodge of Urban Forrest cutting off communities from each other?

A:

I think the question was where did you go on free vacation anywhere in the world


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What measure do you have in place to prevent 'water drinkers' from drinking the soda?

A:

Hmmm..... I loved shooting the Res Dogs, around the table scene. It was my first real taste as an actor, of bouncing off other actors. It is just like when a fight goes right.


Q:

City planners in Detroit today are working to increase density. They don't want to continue to replicate single family homes, but rather build townhouses and apartments, like in many big cities. The question of what to do with all the empty land is complicated, but if you check out the Detroit Future City website, you'll see a coherent vision of how to handle the empty acres. Making that happen in real life is a challenge.

Lastly, there are a lot of small-scale Green Infrastructure projects underway. Emphasis on small.

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Sadly not as fun as I would have expected :(


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Our waiters serve the soda, so that is not a problem.

A:

The video was shot on a RED 8K. The stills were shot on a Sony A-9. Long lenses were the Canon 600mm. PN


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Hmmm..... I loved shooting the Res Dogs, around the table scene. It was my first real taste as an actor, of bouncing off other actors. It is just like when a fight goes right.

A:

City planners in Detroit today are working to increase density. They don't want to continue to replicate single family homes, but rather build townhouses and apartments, like in many big cities. The question of what to do with all the empty land is complicated, but if you check out the Detroit Future City website, you'll see a coherent vision of how to handle the empty acres. Making that happen in real life is a challenge.

Lastly, there are a lot of small-scale Green Infrastructure projects underway. Emphasis on small.


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Yeah I got lost in the trail of replies. The compensation holidays were to Antigua and then India.

A:

Our waiters serve the soda, so that is not a problem.


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Hi Zoe! Never been in time for an AMA before! I love your work in QT's films! What is he like as a director, and what was the most fun you had on a film of his?

A:

Did you see the chickens and peacock on 4th st?


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Did they not let you have another go?

A:

What type of discounts do your employees get?


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Cristina, as you responded to media on the controversy surrounding the footage you suggested Inuit were denying climate change and are doing so to protect their sport hunts of the polar bear. Can you provide more insight ? Are Inuit really making a lot of money?

A:

Hi Zoe! Never been in time for an AMA before! I love your work in QT's films! What is he like as a director, and what was the most fun you had on a film of his?


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Did you see the chickens and peacock on 4th st?

A:

Came here to ask about the slide.


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What type of discounts do your employees get?

A:

Me either - my first time!

QT is awesome, like a very tall, very brilliant kid in a candy store. A passionate, excitable, mischievous, meticulous, vivacious kid in a candy store. He's truly one of a kind.


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I didnt see chickens, but I certainly saw peacocks. I once wrote a story about a lovely peacock who had been shot with a long bullet from a crossbow pistol. The bullet lodged in the fleshly part of its neck, and it was caught and healed...

A:

Something about it being too dangerous. Health and Safety gone mad I tell you.


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We let them have free food to eat there and a box to take home. 25% off for their family as well.

A:

Thanks for this question; What people don't know is that as a mix-raced Mexican, with indigenous heritage, and as someone who has worked my entire life to protect and promote the rights of indigenous people, that accusation is truly hurtful. The accusation was made after I pointed out that 600 bears are killed every year for subsistence and for trophy. I think their response was made to protect their right to hunt, which, trust me, I don't question. Let's ask ourselves this question: If polar bears were indeed being affected by climate change, would that change the number of bears that are allowed to be hunted? Would the government allow fewer hunting tags? I don't know but I think that is where I stepped on some toes. In my mind, the Inuit are as much victims of climate change as the bears and they deserve a right to hunt and support themselves. Denying that climate change is having an effect on polar bears, however, when 99% of scientists are telling us the entire ecosystem is being affected, is something we cannot ignore. I hope the Inuit will forgive my comment and accept my apology. My intention was never to hurt their livelihoods. I am absolutely not against subsistence hunting and I am certainly not an enemy of the Inuit but I am 100% for conserving an intact Arctic and for polar bears. CM


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Me either - my first time!

QT is awesome, like a very tall, very brilliant kid in a candy store. A passionate, excitable, mischievous, meticulous, vivacious kid in a candy store. He's truly one of a kind.

A:

I didnt see chickens, but I certainly saw peacocks. I once wrote a story about a lovely peacock who had been shot with a long bullet from a crossbow pistol. The bullet lodged in the fleshly part of its neck, and it was caught and healed...


Q:

Sadly not as fun as I would have expected :(

A:

We let them have free food to eat there and a box to take home. 25% off for their family as well.


Q:

Loved the stunt work in Death Proof! That roof scene was insane. You really need for acting roles. And not so short like Hateful Eight.

A:

What is “Mexicantown” in Detroit? I heard it’s a vibrant community in Detroit, but not sure what it is. Can you elaborate? Is it like Chinatown?


Q:

Did you try to put on the oxygen masks? or did you just bs right out of there?

A:

How do I make/buy egg drop soup that tastes like the egg drop soup in the buffet?


Q:

Loved the stunt work in Death Proof! That roof scene was insane. You really need for acting roles. And not so short like Hateful Eight.

A:

What is “Mexicantown” in Detroit? I heard it’s a vibrant community in Detroit, but not sure what it is. Can you elaborate? Is it like Chinatown?


Q:

Did they not let you have another go?

A:

How do I make/buy egg drop soup that tastes like the egg drop soup in the buffet?


Q:

Thank you!

A:

Mexicantown is a sprawling neighborhood in SW Detroit that stretches from the old train station virtually to the Dearborn city limits. The predominant ethnic group is Mexican, but it is also home to other Hispanic nationalities, whites, African Americans, plus poor, working class and middle-class residents. There are lots of restaurants and shops with an ethnic theme, and also hip venues like El Club, for all sorts of bands.


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I almost did, the impact dropped them but something in my mind kicked in and reminded me that it wasn't going to be much use on the ground.

A:

Use a wok and shop at an asian market for traditional chinese vegetables.


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Thank you!

A:

Mexicantown is a sprawling neighborhood in SW Detroit that stretches from the old train station virtually to the Dearborn city limits. The predominant ethnic group is Mexican, but it is also home to other Hispanic nationalities, whites, African Americans, plus poor, working class and middle-class residents. There are lots of restaurants and shops with an ethnic theme, and also hip venues like El Club, for all sorts of bands.


Q:

Something about it being too dangerous. Health and Safety gone mad I tell you.

A:

Use a wok and shop at an asian market for traditional chinese vegetables.


Q:

As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?

A:

What's you take on the potential with Amazon; but even more so, what do you think the released proposal and incentive package says about the city to other companies considering opening or moving here, both from within the state, around the country, and around the world?


Q:

But you can't assist others until your own mask is on!

A:

Why are you always running out of chicken wings?


Q:

As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?

A:

What's you take on the potential with Amazon; but even more so, what do you think the released proposal and incentive package says about the city to other companies considering opening or moving here, both from within the state, around the country, and around the world?


Q:

Did you try to put on the oxygen masks? or did you just bs right out of there?

A:

Why are you always running out of chicken wings?


Q:

Taxes

A:

I think Detroit's -- and metro Detroit's -- horrible transit will make Amazon look elsewhere. I also have to read about the proposal that emerged this week. I've been busy finishing our "Driving Detroit" update


Q:

I like to think I led by example and made my way swiftly to the door.

A:

Chicken wings are hard to make in a busy kitchen. Each wing has to be spun and dipped by hand in sauce, which increases time. Chicken wings also come in smaller cases from restaurant wholesalers now for some reason, and the price increased.


Q:

Taxes

A:

I think Detroit's -- and metro Detroit's -- horrible transit will make Amazon look elsewhere. I also have to read about the proposal that emerged this week. I've been busy finishing our "Driving Detroit" update


Q:

I almost did, the impact dropped them but something in my mind kicked in and reminded me that it wasn't going to be much use on the ground.

A:

Chicken wings are hard to make in a busy kitchen. Each wing has to be spun and dipped by hand in sauce, which increases time. Chicken wings also come in smaller cases from restaurant wholesalers now for some reason, and the price increased.


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Are there any folks in the industry (actors, directors , cinematographers,etc ) that you'd love to work with or just really admire ?

A:

How did you plan where you would go? Was it all pre-planned or did you just decide to cover a certain area each day?


Q:

Anybody act stupid while evacuating, like trying to retreive thier overhrad baggage or was it all for the door

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  1. Do you ever have to ban someone from returning because they ate too much or wasted too much food?

  2. How profitable are buffets in general?

  3. How long does it take to prep and cook everything before the store opens?

  4. With so much food, are roaches and rodents a problem? How do you keep it under control?

  5. Are sushi made from a factory? Or made in-house? The're usually pretty bland.


Q:

Are there any folks in the industry (actors, directors , cinematographers,etc ) that you'd love to work with or just really admire ?

A:

How did you plan where you would go? Was it all pre-planned or did you just decide to cover a certain area each day?


Q:

But you can't assist others until your own mask is on!

A:
  1. Do you ever have to ban someone from returning because they ate too much or wasted too much food?

  2. How profitable are buffets in general?

  3. How long does it take to prep and cook everything before the store opens?

  4. With so much food, are roaches and rodents a problem? How do you keep it under control?

  5. Are sushi made from a factory? Or made in-house? The're usually pretty bland.


Q:

Heaps. Catherine Hadwick, Kathryn Bigalow, Paul Fieg, more with Rosario Dawson, Heidi Moneymaker, KT Tunstall, more with Taika, more with QT, Dennis Villeneuve (sp?), Dante Harper, Emily Blunt, Chad Stahelski, Dave Chappelle..... shit this could take the full hour.

A:

I started testing the idea of driving the whole city on the far east side, from Alter Road and Mack up to Waveny and east to about Nottingham. Once I figured it was a do-able project, I hopped around the city from day to day, keeping track of everything on maps and notebooks. I skipped around to keep it interesting. And the west side is so big it seemed to never end.


Q:

Far far too many.

A:
  1. Wasted: No. If they are kids their parents control them.
  2. Very low margins, but good if high volume. Low labor cost. Food cost is slightly higher.
  3. 2-3 hours before we open is how long it takes, with a complete team. Most prep work is done the night before, so it isn't that unreasonable.
  4. We never had roaches or rodents in our place, so I cannot vouch for that. Probably because of a newer building. A decent pest control should always prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. Food is sorted and rotated frequently, and never on floors. From a business perceptive, keeping this standard is great as it lowers wastage.
  5. Sushi are not made from a factory. They are made in house, but not from the finest fisheries or filling. They are made with pretty safe treated fish, but we have to tone down the flavor since it's a wide crowd we are appealing to.

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Heaps. Catherine Hadwick, Kathryn Bigalow, Paul Fieg, more with Rosario Dawson, Heidi Moneymaker, KT Tunstall, more with Taika, more with QT, Dennis Villeneuve (sp?), Dante Harper, Emily Blunt, Chad Stahelski, Dave Chappelle..... shit this could take the full hour.

A:

I started testing the idea of driving the whole city on the far east side, from Alter Road and Mack up to Waveny and east to about Nottingham. Once I figured it was a do-able project, I hopped around the city from day to day, keeping track of everything on maps and notebooks. I skipped around to keep it interesting. And the west side is so big it seemed to never end.


Q:

I like to think I led by example and made my way swiftly to the door.

A:
  1. Wasted: No. If they are kids their parents control them.
  2. Very low margins, but good if high volume. Low labor cost. Food cost is slightly higher.
  3. 2-3 hours before we open is how long it takes, with a complete team. Most prep work is done the night before, so it isn't that unreasonable.
  4. We never had roaches or rodents in our place, so I cannot vouch for that. Probably because of a newer building. A decent pest control should always prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. Food is sorted and rotated frequently, and never on floors. From a business perceptive, keeping this standard is great as it lowers wastage.
  5. Sushi are not made from a factory. They are made in house, but not from the finest fisheries or filling. They are made with pretty safe treated fish, but we have to tone down the flavor since it's a wide crowd we are appealing to.

Q:

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?

A:

In your estimation, what were the 3 leading root causes of Detroit's fall from prominence to the alleged decrepid contemporary state?


Q:

As I recall from the news reports it had been a totally normal flight right up until the last few seconds.
1. When did you realize that something had gone wrong? 2. Describe the impact and the first few seconds following. Were people more stunned or was there a sense of panic?

A:

Is that a yes for #1 if they eat too much?


Q:

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what rule would you make?

A:

In your estimation, what were the 3 leading root causes of Detroit's fall from prominence to the alleged decrepid contemporary state?


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Anybody act stupid while evacuating, like trying to retreive thier overhrad baggage or was it all for the door

A:

Is that a yes for #1 if they eat too much?


Q:

Holy crap.... playing god much? Um.... We must all take responsibility for what happens in our lives. Always ask, what could I do differently to get a more ideal outcome.

Or always spread butter ALL the way to the edges of the toast.

A:
  1. Flight of business, especially heavy manufacturing, which started after WW II.
  2. Flight of white residents, which also started after WW II
  3. Inability of government at all levels to deal with the ensuing poverty in the city.

Q:

I figured it was a rough landing. I just wasn't sure how rough.

There was some sense of concern. I think if you could see out a window you would have had a much better idea what was happening.

There were some people crying once we got off the plane and there were the people who stopped to get their hand luggage and a few people shouting at the crew.

The cabin crew was fantastic they got us all off quickly and safely.

A:

Regulars do not eat too much, as they are there just because we provide a comfort to them. Most are very picky eaters who love the idea of getting anything whenever they want. Fortunately we make a lot of money on these people. The heavy eaters do not come very often. I still don't know why that is the case.

We have never banned anyone because they ate too much food.

Some children however, I would love to ban, throwing food all over the place, and wasting whole plates of deserts they cannot finish, and their parents not giving a shit.


Q:

Holy crap.... playing god much? Um.... We must all take responsibility for what happens in our lives. Always ask, what could I do differently to get a more ideal outcome.

Or always spread butter ALL the way to the edges of the toast.

A:
  1. Flight of business, especially heavy manufacturing, which started after WW II.
  2. Flight of white residents, which also started after WW II
  3. Inability of government at all levels to deal with the ensuing poverty in the city.

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Far far too many.

A:

Regulars do not eat too much, as they are there just because we provide a comfort to them. Most are very picky eaters who love the idea of getting anything whenever they want. Fortunately we make a lot of money on these people. The heavy eaters do not come very often. I still don't know why that is the case.

We have never banned anyone because they ate too much food.

Some children however, I would love to ban, throwing food all over the place, and wasting whole plates of deserts they cannot finish, and their parents not giving a shit.


Q:

Has there ever been a stunt that really made you nervous before doing?

A:

Thanks! But what caused #1 and #2, those were symptoms, not root causes, right? (5 Why Analysis)


Q:

Did this cause a fear of flying for you, or someone close to you?

Did you have a concern for your life?

Did the other passengers reactions make it harder to stay calm?

A:

I don't know if this AMA is still active, but here goes.

Would you say on an average, is the cheese clams safe to eat, or would it fall under the same place as the crab (diarrhea in a shell) in buffets?


Q:

Has there ever been a stunt that really made you nervous before doing?

A:

Thanks! But what caused #1 and #2, those were symptoms, not root causes, right? (5 Why Analysis)


Q:

Were people panicked at all, or just sorta confused and shaken up?

A:

I don't know if this AMA is still active, but here goes.

Would you say on an average, is the cheese clams safe to eat, or would it fall under the same place as the crab (diarrhea in a shell) in buffets?


Q:

Most of them. Even if its not dangerous - theres always performance anxiety!

A:

I think #1 and #2 were root causes. For starters, Detroit lost something like 143,000 manufacturing jobs between 1947 and 1963. Those were the types of jobs that allowed you to have a nice house, send your kids to college and maybe buy a boat or small cottage. After 1963, the job loss continued.


Q:

No I still fly now whenever I can and look forward to it.

Not at all. I was oblivious to the whole thing so by the time I knew it could have been worse it was over so nothing to be scared about.

The other passengers stopping to get their bags before leaving just gave me a clear path to the exit so I didn't spend a long time stuck inside.

Edit:

My sister refuses to be on the same plane as me now. I like to think I've got a proven track record and everyone else is just untested.

A:

We don't serve clams for this same reason. If it is seafood covered in cheese, they are covering its expiration


Q:

Most of them. Even if its not dangerous - theres always performance anxiety!

A:

I think #1 and #2 were root causes. For starters, Detroit lost something like 143,000 manufacturing jobs between 1947 and 1963. Those were the types of jobs that allowed you to have a nice house, send your kids to college and maybe buy a boat or small cottage. After 1963, the job loss continued.


Q:

A mix of everything. I think confused and shaken up is the most common expression I saw that day.

A:

We don't serve clams for this same reason. If it is seafood covered in cheese, they are covering its expiration


Q:

Who is your favorite Marvel character?

A:

What neighborhoods piqued your interest in 2007 and again in 2017?


Q:

I guess you figured "I've been in one plane crash, statistically, what're the chances it'll happen again?"

edit: yes, I know thats not actually how statistics work.

A:

What food in your restaurant would you say is the best?

Also, how often do you eat at your own restaurant?


Q:

Who is your favorite Marvel character?

A:

What neighborhoods piqued your interest in 2007 and again in 2017?


Q:

did it crash when it was supposed to be landing at the airport, or during the normal flight?

A:

What food in your restaurant would you say is the best?

Also, how often do you eat at your own restaurant?


Q:

Um......Hela.

But I have been told Im more like Tony Stark

A:

SW Detroit is always interesting because it has everything -- vibrant commerce, street life, interesting restaurants, good neighborhoods, a cool mix of people..but it also has crime, gangs and abandonment


Q:

There was a guy on the flight who claimed it was his 4th or 5th plane crash and had also been in a helicopter one.

I treat it as there's nothing I can do about it so why worry. Plus each flight includes an entry in the prize draw for more free flights.

A:

4-5 dinners/wk is what I manage. Other nights I'm working on other things (mostly weekdays) and eat somewhere else, including competition


Q:

Um......Hela.

But I have been told Im more like Tony Stark

A:

SW Detroit is always interesting because it has everything -- vibrant commerce, street life, interesting restaurants, good neighborhoods, a cool mix of people..but it also has crime, gangs and abandonment


Q:

Right at the end. Another hundred meters or so and we would have made it to the runway.

A:

4-5 dinners/wk is what I manage. Other nights I'm working on other things (mostly weekdays) and eat somewhere else, including competition


Q:

What's your method of choice for cleaning red wine stains out of a carpet?

A:

I recently "explored" Detroit using Google Street View. It's crazy how much empty space there is. With all of that empty space, is there any urban gardening for food production going on?


Q:

Plot twist: that guy was the pilot.

A:

including competition

Such a savvy move. Do you think the competition comes and eats at yours? Do you ever recognize each other?


Q:

What's your method of choice for cleaning red wine stains out of a carpet?

A:

I recently "explored" Detroit using Google Street View. It's crazy how much empty space there is. With all of that empty space, is there any urban gardening for food production going on?


Q:

Did this cause a fear of flying for you, or someone close to you?

Did you have a concern for your life?

Did the other passengers reactions make it harder to stay calm?

A:

including competition

Such a savvy move. Do you think the competition comes and eats at yours? Do you ever recognize each other?


Q:

Water and half a thing of salt

A:

There are many farms, gardens etc. Just google Detroit and agriculture.


Q:

Nah the pilot was a guy known in the industry as Perfect Pete.....

A:

Honestly competition looks like the average person. It is only when you go to their place you recognize them


Q:

Water and half a thing of salt

A:

There are many farms, gardens etc. Just google Detroit and agriculture.


Q:

No I still fly now whenever I can and look forward to it.

Not at all. I was oblivious to the whole thing so by the time I knew it could have been worse it was over so nothing to be scared about.

The other passengers stopping to get their bags before leaving just gave me a clear path to the exit so I didn't spend a long time stuck inside.

Edit:

My sister refuses to be on the same plane as me now. I like to think I've got a proven track record and everyone else is just untested.

A:

Honestly competition looks like the average person. It is only when you go to their place you recognize them


Q:

What got you interested in stunt work?

A:

Can you speak of Techno’s significance in Detroit? Do you know if the music industry, particularly this genre is causing any sort of positive economic growth in the city and if so to what degree?


Q:

I've never understood it, I've always thought it would be a good deal to lose my luggage. In a crash. It's just a bag full of sudoku and twizzlers. But when I go to file the claim, suddenly my $500 designer bag was full of cash, new laptop, cell phone, and lots of expensive jewelry.

A:

What do you do with the food which is left after end of service? Serve it up again the next day? Have always wanted to know about how such places do with the large quantities of food left after a days end.


Q:

What got you interested in stunt work?

A:

Can you speak of Techno’s significance in Detroit? Do you know if the music industry, particularly this genre is causing any sort of positive economic growth in the city and if so to what degree?


Q:

I guess you figured "I've been in one plane crash, statistically, what're the chances it'll happen again?"

edit: yes, I know thats not actually how statistics work.

A:

What do you do with the food which is left after end of service? Serve it up again the next day? Have always wanted to know about how such places do with the large quantities of food left after a days end.


Q:

Meeting people who were making a living out of flying, flipping and kicking! I was already doing all that and the thought of getting paid and having it bean all day everyday thing......? Whats not to get excited about!

A:

Techno is very significant culturally, and it draws thousands of people from around the world to the annual techno fest in May on the riverfront. But I thunk it's safe to say techno is much more popular in Europe than it is in Detroit


Q:

I could easily have claimed for a new laptop and there would have been no questions asked.

Curse my honesty.

A:

Half of the stuff at the end of the day is reprocessed much like other restaurants, even MCD and Panera Bread. You can turn so much stuff into soup, and will still taste fresh. We mark all our food to make sure that the day old soup, while it would normally last 2 days with fresh ingredients, we would only put out for a day. In almost all cases, the food is eaten and turned over within the next 12 hours by the morning. Stuff like fried food however and mushrooms, have to be thrown away.


Q:

Meeting people who were making a living out of flying, flipping and kicking! I was already doing all that and the thought of getting paid and having it bean all day everyday thing......? Whats not to get excited about!

A:

Techno is very significant culturally, and it draws thousands of people from around the world to the annual techno fest in May on the riverfront. But I thunk it's safe to say techno is much more popular in Europe than it is in Detroit


Q:

There was a guy on the flight who claimed it was his 4th or 5th plane crash and had also been in a helicopter one.

I treat it as there's nothing I can do about it so why worry. Plus each flight includes an entry in the prize draw for more free flights.

A:

Half of the stuff at the end of the day is reprocessed much like other restaurants, even MCD and Panera Bread. You can turn so much stuff into soup, and will still taste fresh. We mark all our food to make sure that the day old soup, while it would normally last 2 days with fresh ingredients, we would only put out for a day. In almost all cases, the food is eaten and turned over within the next 12 hours by the morning. Stuff like fried food however and mushrooms, have to be thrown away.


Q:

Were you ever asked to do something you thought to dangerous? And the obligatory war stories, have you been hurt?

A:

Hi Bill, once a month my fiance and i leave our 9 mile bubble and drive to neighborhoods we have never been to before in Detroit. Do you have any recommendations for specific streets we should drive for any particular reason?


Q:

Did you get your bag back eventually? I would be scared of getting off without my phone / passport / wallet / medication at least. I guess all the other stuff I could replace easily.

A:

Do you have to deal with lower tip percentages based on being a buffet? Ive heard people over the years complain about tipping at buffets because they get up and get their own meal.


Q:

Were you ever asked to do something you thought to dangerous? And the obligatory war stories, have you been hurt?

A:

Hi Bill, once a month my fiance and i leave our 9 mile bubble and drive to neighborhoods we have never been to before in Detroit. Do you have any recommendations for specific streets we should drive for any particular reason?


Q:

Plot twist: that guy was the pilot.

A:

Do you have to deal with lower tip percentages based on being a buffet? Ive heard people over the years complain about tipping at buffets because they get up and get their own meal.


Q:

If ever I haven't trusted the set up - I hope I am surrounded by professionals that are wise and cool enough to have that discussion 0 often it just takes minor tweaks to taylor the gag to the person performing it.

Twice I have had serious injuries, once I thought I was invincible and didn't trust my boss and those wiser and more experienced,. The second time, I didn't trust my instinct and question my boss when I should have.

A:

I would drive across Warren, starting in the east, at Mack (the GP city limits) and drive on Warren through Detroit to Dearborn, where it becomes the vibrant main street of Arab America, with restaurants, juice bars, shops etc. Warren in Detroit goes from very blighted to very vibrant.


Q:

Passport was in my pocket.

Wallet was in my bag so I had to cancel all the cards in it.

Phone was an old Nokia brick so I left it at home.

A:

Our waiters deal with that, but it turns out to be okay most of the time, as $1pp is on the low end. 1 can handle 10+ tables easy


Q:

If ever I haven't trusted the set up - I hope I am surrounded by professionals that are wise and cool enough to have that discussion 0 often it just takes minor tweaks to taylor the gag to the person performing it.

Twice I have had serious injuries, once I thought I was invincible and didn't trust my boss and those wiser and more experienced,. The second time, I didn't trust my instinct and question my boss when I should have.

A:

I would drive across Warren, starting in the east, at Mack (the GP city limits) and drive on Warren through Detroit to Dearborn, where it becomes the vibrant main street of Arab America, with restaurants, juice bars, shops etc. Warren in Detroit goes from very blighted to very vibrant.


Q:

Nah the pilot was a guy known in the industry as Perfect Pete.....

A:

Our waiters deal with that, but it turns out to be okay most of the time, as $1pp is on the low end. 1 can handle 10+ tables easy


Q:

Do you have any recommendations on foods to eat when recovering from injuries?

A:

My mother was born and raised in Detroit, and while I was born there I was not raised there. She has taken me through areas of Detroit where she grew up and I felt rather out of place, not afraid for my life, but feeling like I stuck out like a sore thumb.

Were there areas in Detroit where you felt comfortable, or alternatively areas where you felt that your life was in danger?


Q:

Wow thanks for the answer! One more question if I may:

What did the process after the crash look like? You got off the plane. What happened then until you got home?

A:

I hated my short time working in the food industry. So many people were demanding, wanted everything for free, and overall just nasty and gross. I always thought the buffett crowd would be extra bad. What is the buffett crowd really like to deal with? Extra points if you throw in your worst and best customer experience in the reply :)


Q:

Do you have any recommendations on foods to eat when recovering from injuries?

A:

My mother was born and raised in Detroit, and while I was born there I was not raised there. She has taken me through areas of Detroit where she grew up and I felt rather out of place, not afraid for my life, but feeling like I stuck out like a sore thumb.

Were there areas in Detroit where you felt comfortable, or alternatively areas where you felt that your life was in danger?


Q:

Wow thanks for the answer! One more question if I may:

What did the process after the crash look like? You got off the plane. What happened then until you got home?

A:

I hated my short time working in the food industry. So many people were demanding, wanted everything for free, and overall just nasty and gross. I always thought the buffett crowd would be extra bad. What is the buffett crowd really like to deal with? Extra points if you throw in your worst and best customer experience in the reply :)


Q:

Not sure I would call this a recommendation but my boyfriend just reminded me that on Kill Bll after I was injured, they kept me through the end. In Mexico, to drown my injury sorrows, when everyone left for work (at 7am) and I couldn't go, I would put on my togs (bathing suit) and my vacuum sealed plastic arm cast protector, jump in the pool and order chicken quesadillas and a recurring jug of margaritas. Not sure it helped my wrist but im convinced it made me feel better.

A:

I've worked in Detroit for more than 40 years and I literally have never felt in danger. I have always been treated with respect by anyone I met.


Q:

We walked across the grass to a guy who was gathering up passengers without getting close himself. From there we were bussed to the terminal and had to chat with the police as they were immediately investigating it.

While I was chatting with them ("Are you okay?", "Yup", "Seriously?!") the border force were determining if we had the right to enter the country. I was lucky as I had my passport in my pocket. Those who didn't (like my friend) were asked questions to determine if they were actually resident in the UK or had permission to enter.

After that we were moved to the 1st class lounge to be held there till we were ready to go. Didn't stay long as they had cleared the alcohol away and turned all the TVs off.

After my friend and I met back up we got out and met up with her parents who had come to collect us and while walking back to their car a journalist for the BBC pounced on us in the car park for an interview.

A:

Some customers will bitch at you and purposely spoil the food in order to get their food for free. Some customers leave out their food at their table for 10 minutes and say it is cold, AFTER THEIR MEAL, and demanding it should be free.

The worst experience was when a customer wanted a take out box from the buffet, which was by weight. He got two huge boxes, and the bill turned out to be higher than the price of the buffet. He argued and started yelling in the whole restaurant that it was a rip off that he took 5 pounds of food (verified on the scale) and should pay more than the buffet price. He said that he could eat more than the amount in the boxes, but it was 5 POUNDS of food! After arguing and initially lowering the price a bit, he threw a fit and wanted the whole 5 pounds of food for free. Regardless, we have a price policy in place, but some just don't want to pay it. If you are going to take your food home, we cannot charge you the buffet price. This was well known before even walking in. Not to throw a fit and bother other customers.


Q:

Not sure I would call this a recommendation but my boyfriend just reminded me that on Kill Bll after I was injured, they kept me through the end. In Mexico, to drown my injury sorrows, when everyone left for work (at 7am) and I couldn't go, I would put on my togs (bathing suit) and my vacuum sealed plastic arm cast protector, jump in the pool and order chicken quesadillas and a recurring jug of margaritas. Not sure it helped my wrist but im convinced it made me feel better.

A:

I've worked in Detroit for more than 40 years and I literally have never felt in danger. I have always been treated with respect by anyone I met.


Q:

We walked across the grass to a guy who was gathering up passengers without getting close himself. From there we were bussed to the terminal and had to chat with the police as they were immediately investigating it.

While I was chatting with them ("Are you okay?", "Yup", "Seriously?!") the border force were determining if we had the right to enter the country. I was lucky as I had my passport in my pocket. Those who didn't (like my friend) were asked questions to determine if they were actually resident in the UK or had permission to enter.

After that we were moved to the 1st class lounge to be held there till we were ready to go. Didn't stay long as they had cleared the alcohol away and turned all the TVs off.

After my friend and I met back up we got out and met up with her parents who had come to collect us and while walking back to their car a journalist for the BBC pounced on us in the car park for an interview.

A:

Some customers will bitch at you and purposely spoil the food in order to get their food for free. Some customers leave out their food at their table for 10 minutes and say it is cold, AFTER THEIR MEAL, and demanding it should be free.

The worst experience was when a customer wanted a take out box from the buffet, which was by weight. He got two huge boxes, and the bill turned out to be higher than the price of the buffet. He argued and started yelling in the whole restaurant that it was a rip off that he took 5 pounds of food (verified on the scale) and should pay more than the buffet price. He said that he could eat more than the amount in the boxes, but it was 5 POUNDS of food! After arguing and initially lowering the price a bit, he threw a fit and wanted the whole 5 pounds of food for free. Regardless, we have a price policy in place, but some just don't want to pay it. If you are going to take your food home, we cannot charge you the buffet price. This was well known before even walking in. Not to throw a fit and bother other customers.


Q:

I loved you work, special Death Proof & Raze and I gotta you done awesome acting and producing and you did directing of Apocalypse Steven Hansen, would you do directing if you could or acting you main thing.

A:

Transplant who moved downtown a year ago; what do you think is the next up and coming area in the next 5 ten years. Both those near the core city (like City Center, Near North, North Corktown, island view) and that a bit further out, Jefferson Chalmers, East English Village, etc.). Anything you see on the cusp of starting to grow but still in the early stages?


Q:

What an eventful day. Shame the booze went(probably for the better now that I think of it).

Thanks for the answers!

A:

what's the best sauce you've found over your life that would make most things taste a lot better?


Q:

I loved you work, special Death Proof & Raze and I gotta you done awesome acting and producing and you did directing of Apocalypse Steven Hansen, would you do directing if you could or acting you main thing.

A:

Transplant who moved downtown a year ago; what do you think is the next up and coming area in the next 5 ten years. Both those near the core city (like City Center, Near North, North Corktown, island view) and that a bit further out, Jefferson Chalmers, East English Village, etc.). Anything you see on the cusp of starting to grow but still in the early stages?


Q:

What an eventful day. Shame the booze went(probably for the better now that I think of it).

Thanks for the answers!

A:

what's the best sauce you've found over your life that would make most things taste a lot better?


Q:

I figure I am a big enough girl that I can do both!

A:

Jefferson Chalmers has a lot of things going for it -- near the water, next to GP, easy access downtown. There are definitely things happening there, but the neighborhood north of Jefferson is one of the most empty areas in Detroit.


Q:

Well it gave me plenty to talk about on the date I had arranged for 2 days later. Certainly impressed her enough that she stuck around long enough for me to marry her.

A:

Sriracha


Q:

I figure I am a big enough girl that I can do both!

A:

Jefferson Chalmers has a lot of things going for it -- near the water, next to GP, easy access downtown. There are definitely things happening there, but the neighborhood north of Jefferson is one of the most empty areas in Detroit.


Q:

Well it gave me plenty to talk about on the date I had arranged for 2 days later. Certainly impressed her enough that she stuck around long enough for me to marry her.

A:

Sriracha


Q:

what's something that most audiences don't notice but stunt people do in watching stunts in movies?

A:

What neighborhood would you consider underrated or under-the-radar to most people? Which neighborhood has the most potential to come back in a meaningful way?

Also, whats your favorite street and why is it Woodward?


Q:

Ahhh sounds like one if the 3 friends for the first class trip anywhere

A:

Can I come to your restaurant and eat for free?


Q:

what's something that most audiences don't notice but stunt people do in watching stunts in movies?

A:

What neighborhood would you consider underrated or under-the-radar to most people? Which neighborhood has the most potential to come back in a meaningful way?

Also, whats your favorite street and why is it Woodward?


Q:

Ahhh sounds like one if the 3 friends for the first class trip anywhere

A:

Can I come to your restaurant and eat for free?


Q:

New techniques. I am often rewinding stuff when Im blown away to see if its done practically or not

A:

Ten years ago, I thought Milwaukee Junction -- north of I-94, east of Woodward and south of E Grand Blvd -- was poised for development because it had some housing and lots of empty buildings, plus it's next to Midtown. That is happening.

Favorite street: I have always liked Corktown, even long before it became hot. In 2007, I wrote that my favorite street was Vinewood in SW Detroit. I like the old houses on it.


Q:

Business class. They reserve 1st class compensation for when they run out of tea on a British Airways flight.

And yes she loved the holidays. Sadly it gave her a taste for expansive hotels.

A:

In some cases we do let homeless people work for an hour in the back doing dishes for a filling meal and some to go. Free in the sense that you actually cannot afford to pay, which then we will be happy to help you in any circumstance.

Edit: Thanks for gold 2 kind strangers!


Q:

New techniques. I am often rewinding stuff when Im blown away to see if its done practically or not

A:

Ten years ago, I thought Milwaukee Junction -- north of I-94, east of Woodward and south of E Grand Blvd -- was poised for development because it had some housing and lots of empty buildings, plus it's next to Midtown. That is happening.

Favorite street: I have always liked Corktown, even long before it became hot. In 2007, I wrote that my favorite street was Vinewood in SW Detroit. I like the old houses on it.


Q:

Business class. They reserve 1st class compensation for when they run out of tea on a British Airways flight.

And yes she loved the holidays. Sadly it gave her a taste for expansive hotels.

A:

In some cases we do let homeless people work for an hour in the back doing dishes for a filling meal and some to go. Free in the sense that you actually cannot afford to pay, which then we will be happy to help you in any circumstance.

Edit: Thanks for gold 2 kind strangers!


Q:

SO how can Lucy Lawless fly when Xena cannot?

A:

How was China?


Q:

Have any of them ended up working for you on the books?

A:

SO how can Lucy Lawless fly when Xena cannot?


Q:

I've never understood it, I've always thought it would be a good deal to lose my luggage. In a crash. It's just a bag full of sudoku and twizzlers. But when I go to file the claim, suddenly my $500 designer bag was full of cash, new laptop, cell phone, and lots of expensive jewelry.

A:

Have any of them ended up working for you on the books?


Q:

Don't know what you mean. We all have the fairy dust!

A:

Freezing cold. I went to Harbin for an ice and snow festival, failed to order dumplings in a dumpling restaurant, tobogganed off the great wall and ate huge amounts of duck in Beijing.


A:

Don't know what you mean. We all have the fairy dust!


Q:

I could easily have claimed for a new laptop and there would have been no questions asked.

Curse my honesty.

A:

Yes.


Q:

I'm a proud Dad to an 8-year-old Roller Derby player. She was inspired by seeing Derby played locally, but has also recently seen Whip It. She had her first 10-point jam just this last week!

What advice can you give someone her age on developing resilience, bravery, or further bad-assery?

A:

Sounds chill.


Q:

Honestly that's really upstanding to hear that you let people who really can't pay work for a meal. I assume since no money changes hands and it's just inventory the gifted food is marked as loss to prevent tax issues?

A:

I'm a proud Dad to an 8-year-old Roller Derby player. She was inspired by seeing Derby played locally, but has also recently seen Whip It. She had her first 10-point jam just this last week!

What advice can you give someone her age on developing resilience, bravery, or further bad-assery?


Q:

Did you get your bag back eventually? I would be scared of getting off without my phone / passport / wallet / medication at least. I guess all the other stuff I could replace easily.

A:

Honestly that's really upstanding to hear that you let people who really can't pay work for a meal. I assume since no money changes hands and it's just inventory the gifted food is marked as loss to prevent tax issues?


Q:

Thats awesome! I mean, it seems like shes on the right track!

Check in with heraelf on the reg, is she loving what she is doing, who she is surrounded by, is she loving the effect she is having on others - if not what can she do to make it so - as much as poss a soften as poss!

A:

All terrible puns aside it was at times below -25C. At one point I thought the hotel bathroom floor had underfloor heating actually my feet were just so cold the tiles felt warm.


Q:

The law might change soon with many companies doing the same for their employees and free meals to be taxed.

A:

Thats awesome! I mean, it seems like shes on the right track!

Check in with heraelf on the reg, is she loving what she is doing, who she is surrounded by, is she loving the effect she is having on others - if not what can she do to make it so - as much as poss a soften as poss!


Q:

Passport was in my pocket.

Wallet was in my bag so I had to cancel all the cards in it.

Phone was an old Nokia brick so I left it at home.

A:

The law might change soon with many companies doing the same for their employees and free meals to be taxed.


Q:

Hi, Zoe! Huge fan of your work. Is there anything you're doing that's upcoming that you're really excited about? Thanks :)

A:

Before urbanization and all that harbin used to get a lot colder in the winter. My dad said when he was a kid it would once in a while hit -40. If you're peeing outside you would have to hit you pee with a stick just so it doesn't freeze while you're going at it. I spent a few years of my childhood in harbin. Really interesting place with a lot of Russian architecture. Too damn cold though.


Q:

I'll ask the hard hitting question here:

The chocolate-vanilla swirl machine. You got one? If so, how often is it out of order? Why is it out of order so god damn much?

A:

Hi, Zoe! Huge fan of your work. Is there anything you're doing that's upcoming that you're really excited about? Thanks :)


Q:

As I recall from the news reports it had been a totally normal flight right up until the last few seconds.
1. When did you realize that something had gone wrong? 2. Describe the impact and the first few seconds following. Were people more stunned or was there a sense of panic?

A:

I'll ask the hard hitting question here:

The chocolate-vanilla swirl machine. You got one? If so, how often is it out of order? Why is it out of order so god damn much?


Q:

Thanks very much! I have just started directing this year - stoked! Keep an eye out first quarter of next year for a little number that I directed with Rosario Dawson as my lead! Also I have three features and two TV shows, one scripted one not, that I hope to get a fire under next year. I would love any and all support I can get - so fingers crossed! Thanks!

A:

It was so cold that I didn't spend much time outside. I think it made it to -30C but my thermometer failed at -25. Really once it's that cold you stop caring.

I went to a dumpling restaurant to get warm food and not speaking Chinese they brought me a hand translated menu that they had laminated. Unfortunately it was in Russian so I guessed what to tick on it and got a selection of cold cuts.


Q:

The problem with most places run by immigrants is their lack of skills to fix stuff. I can replace a burnt motor easy from yt videos or even call a contractor for severe problems. Some places don't even speak english. My requirement for all staff is that they must have english skills just for the sake of efficiency

A:

Thanks very much! I have just started directing this year - stoked! Keep an eye out first quarter of next year for a little number that I directed with Rosario Dawson as my lead! Also I have three features and two TV shows, one scripted one not, that I hope to get a fire under next year. I would love any and all support I can get - so fingers crossed! Thanks!


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I figured it was a rough landing. I just wasn't sure how rough.

There was some sense of concern. I think if you could see out a window you would have had a much better idea what was happening.

There were some people crying once we got off the plane and there were the people who stopped to get their hand luggage and a few people shouting at the crew.

The cabin crew was fantastic they got us all off quickly and safely.

A:

The problem with most places run by immigrants is their lack of skills to fix stuff. I can replace a burnt motor easy from yt videos or even call a contractor for severe problems. Some places don't even speak english. My requirement for all staff is that they must have english skills just for the sake of efficiency


Q:

Hiya Zoe!

Fell in love with the Kiwi accent when I saw you in Death Proof. Was wondering besides clashing knuckles and moving fast, what do you do on your off time? Stuff for fun just for you?

Thank you for running an AMA

A:

Would you credit your survival to the fact that you had your tray table up and your seat back in the full of right position?


Q:

If an dish runs out are customers able to request a refill? I've noticed with my local some of the more popular dishes are cleaned out within the first couple hours and then the kitchen never replenishes the dish.

Also maybe your restaurant us different, but I notice the quality of the food during lunch service is higher (and cheaper) than the dinner service why might that be?

A:

Hiya Zoe!

Fell in love with the Kiwi accent when I saw you in Death Proof. Was wondering besides clashing knuckles and moving fast, what do you do on your off time? Stuff for fun just for you?

Thank you for running an AMA


Q:

Wow. Just read the article. It seems like a the problem wasn't apparent until the very end of the flight. Did the crew have time to tell the passengers anything? Did you know the plane was going in for a hard landing before it happened?

Another question I had for any pilots or anyone with knowledge about aircraft: how would water get into the fuel lines? Isn't water a contaminant in a fuel system?

A:

If an dish runs out are customers able to request a refill? I've noticed with my local some of the more popular dishes are cleaned out within the first couple hours and then the kitchen never replenishes the dish.

Also maybe your restaurant us different, but I notice the quality of the food during lunch service is higher (and cheaper) than the dinner service why might that be?


Q:

Taxes.

Bwa ha ha ha!!

A:

More that the person in front did. If that had been reclined I could easily have smashed my head into the back of it.


Q:

Yeah, there is no problem with refills. The only time I don't refill is when it is closing time and it would just make food to give to the table, to reduce wastage. Here is customer satisfaction based on time of day from my sale data.

https://i.imgur.com/hoaBdCH.png

A:

Taxes.

Bwa ha ha ha!!


Q:

We didn't even get a call to brace. I remember looking out the window (across 3 seats because I was in the middle block) thinking we were coming down a little steep. I also heard a motor adjusting something which could have been either the flaps or landing gear as the pilot was doing his best to get maximum glide time.

The sad truth is I thought we'd come down a bit hard and then gone off the side of the runway. It wasn't until we got the call to evacuate and I went down the slide to be treated to the view of our undercarriage in the distance and half an engine leaking fluid that I realised just how bad it was.

I was sitting 7 or so rows back from the wing exit and I was the second person down the slide.

In the distance there was a man in a high vis jacket waving for us to head that way so off I set. I was also motivated by the smoker who on getting out of the plane and standing next to the engine decided that then was the time to light up.

A:

Yeah, there is no problem with refills. The only time I don't refill is when it is closing time and it would just make food to give to the table, to reduce wastage. Here is customer satisfaction based on time of day from my sale data.

https://i.imgur.com/hoaBdCH.png


Q:

How does it make you feel knowing that Deathproof is my favorite film?

Seriously, I love that movie and your stunt work is insane.

A:

Would you credit the crash being caused by your cell phone not being in airplane mode?


Q:

For real though how do you read this graph, is the x axis actually the rating? Very strange way to look at this type of data

A:

How does it make you feel knowing that Deathproof is my favorite film?

Seriously, I love that movie and your stunt work is insane.


Q:

How was he not immediately suffering from a fractured skull?

A:

For real though how do you read this graph, is the x axis actually the rating? Very strange way to look at this type of data


Q:

It makes me feel great.

A:

10 long years ago by phone was a Nokia brick that would have cost me a fortune to use overseas. That was sitting safely at home.

What's more likely was the terrible fruit machine game I was playing on the in flight entertainment that kept paying out so much I had already overflowed from the credit display and I was trying to see if I could wrap an integer value.


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I'm not a data scientist, but this is tips collected over 10 minute intervals. So this is about 12 hours of data a day over 3 months. The bottom axis is time, and vertical axis is tip percentage. Since service is the same averaged over all time periods, food quality is the independent var here.

A:

It makes me feel great.


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I'm not a tall man so my head doesn't reach the seat in front.

Now I'm sure the space between the seats has shrunk. Next time it happens I'll test it and let you know.

A:

I'm not a data scientist, but this is tips collected over 10 minute intervals. So this is about 12 hours of data a day over 3 months. The bottom axis is time, and vertical axis is tip percentage. Since service is the same averaged over all time periods, food quality is the independent var here.


Q:

Do you have any pets? If so, can we see pics??

A:

That was sitting safely at home.

Let's be real, it doesn't matter where a Nokia phone is sitting, it's always safe.


Q:

Hey! I run a restaurant too, is this data collected by your pos? How do you control for cash tips on credit card payments (looks like 0 tip to my system)?

I've always wanted to collect tons of obscure data from my pos - like plotting steak temp vs # of send backs (spoiler - medium well gets the most send backs by far) and use this data to improve service.

A:

Do you have any pets? If so, can we see pics??


Q:

Would you credit your survival to the fact that you had your tray table up and your seat back in the full of right position?

A:

Hey! I run a restaurant too, is this data collected by your pos? How do you control for cash tips on credit card payments (looks like 0 tip to my system)?

I've always wanted to collect tons of obscure data from my pos - like plotting steak temp vs # of send backs (spoiler - medium well gets the most send backs by far) and use this data to improve service.


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We arent allowed at the place we stay. (sad face) But my first ever Cat's name was Negative. Mum thought it was a great name because it was black and white.

It had a bad attitude.

A:

No kidding I found it recently, battery still holds a charge.


Q:

Lots of data processing. PM me if you want some info on how to do it.

A:

We arent allowed at the place we stay. (sad face) But my first ever Cat's name was Negative. Mum thought it was a great name because it was black and white.

It had a bad attitude.


Q:

More that the person in front did. If that had been reclined I could easily have smashed my head into the back of it.

A:

Lots of data processing. PM me if you want some info on how to do it.


Q:

Hello Zoe!

How does it feel to know you can kick ass and to do so in such well received projects and films?

A:

What was the process for you like from landing to getting back home? More importantly did you get a lottery ticket on your way back?


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Satisfaction rating peaks at 30 o’clock.

A:

Hello Zoe!

How does it feel to know you can kick ass and to do so in such well received projects and films?


Q:

Would you credit the crash being caused by your cell phone not being in airplane mode?

A:

Satisfaction rating peaks at 30 o’clock.


Q:

Pretty awesome

A:

I actually wish I had. The guy in the bank suggested it, I was in there cancelling my cards as they were still in the plane.


Q:

4:45 pm - When we put fresh dinner dishes out

A:

Pretty awesome


Q:

10 long years ago by phone was a Nokia brick that would have cost me a fortune to use overseas. That was sitting safely at home.

What's more likely was the terrible fruit machine game I was playing on the in flight entertainment that kept paying out so much I had already overflowed from the credit display and I was trying to see if I could wrap an integer value.

A:

4:45 pm - When we put fresh dinner dishes out


Q:

Hi Zoe! Huge fan! What is your favorite flavor of milkshake?

A:

Wow. Just read the article. It seems like a the problem wasn't apparent until the very end of the flight. Did the crew have time to tell the passengers anything? Did you know the plane was going in for a hard landing before it happened?

Another question I had for any pilots or anyone with knowledge about aircraft: how would water get into the fuel lines? Isn't water a contaminant in a fuel system?


Q:

What's your profit margin like on sodas? It seems like wait staff always top the glass off with ice and then fill it in with soda to minimize the amount of actual soda you get. Do you guys train them to do this because the margins are so thin?

A:

Hi Zoe! Huge fan! What is your favorite flavor of milkshake?


Q:

That was sitting safely at home.

Let's be real, it doesn't matter where a Nokia phone is sitting, it's always safe.

A:

What's your profit margin like on sodas? It seems like wait staff always top the glass off with ice and then fill it in with soda to minimize the amount of actual soda you get. Do you guys train them to do this because the margins are so thin?


Q:

Would have to be chocolate. Preferably with little chunks of choco!

A:

We didn't even get a call to brace. I remember looking out the window (across 3 seats because I was in the middle block) thinking we were coming down a little steep. I also heard a motor adjusting something which could have been either the flaps or landing gear as the pilot was doing his best to get maximum glide time.

The sad truth is I thought we'd come down a bit hard and then gone off the side of the runway. It wasn't until we got the call to evacuate and I went down the slide to be treated to the view of our undercarriage in the distance and half an engine leaking fluid that I realised just how bad it was.

I was sitting 7 or so rows back from the wing exit and I was the second person down the slide.

In the distance there was a man in a high vis jacket waving for us to head that way so off I set. I was also motivated by the smoker who on getting out of the plane and standing next to the engine decided that then was the time to light up.


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12 cents cost/fill to 1.59 sale price. Good markup assuming they dont get 14 fills.

A:

Would have to be chocolate. Preferably with little chunks of choco!


Q:

No kidding I found it recently, battery still holds a charge.

A:

12 cents cost/fill to 1.59 sale price. Good markup assuming they dont get 14 fills.


Q:

Can you talk about your experiences with Harvey Weinstein?

A:

How was he not immediately suffering from a fractured skull?


Q:

I'm hungry. Do you do deliveries?

A:

Can you talk about your experiences with Harvey Weinstein?


Q:

What was the process for you like from landing to getting back home? More importantly did you get a lottery ticket on your way back?

A:

I'm hungry. Do you do deliveries?


Q:

Mine were never sexual just unpleasant.

Fuck that guy and the lives he has tarnished.

A:

I'm not a tall man so my head doesn't reach the seat in front.

Now I'm sure the space between the seats has shrunk. Next time it happens I'll test it and let you know.


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Too busy most of the time. My kitchen is not laid out for a la carte and takeaway orders as a additional factor.

A:

Mine were never sexual just unpleasant.

Fuck that guy and the lives he has tarnished.


Q:

I actually wish I had. The guy in the bank suggested it, I was in there cancelling my cards as they were still in the plane.

A:

Too busy most of the time. My kitchen is not laid out for a la carte and takeaway orders as a additional factor.


Q:

What’s your favorite movie? (Or top 3)

A:

Did you and the other affected persons got compensation from the air company?


Q:

I'm always interested to know how these all-you-can-eat for $15.00 joints manage to turn a profit. After paying salaries and operating expenses, how do you manage to stay in the green?

A:

What’s your favorite movie? (Or top 3)


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How was China?

A:

I'm always interested to know how these all-you-can-eat for $15.00 joints manage to turn a profit. After paying salaries and operating expenses, how do you manage to stay in the green?


Q:

I deeply dislike favourite questions! I find they make my mind go numb and start emanating a constant dull ringing sound.

A:

I managed to get 2 holidays out of them. I was travelling with a friend and I took her, her boyfriend and my significant other on my compensation holiday and she then did the same for me.

I also got a new camera and replacement mp3 player as mine were tragically "destroyed".


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You only eat $6 worth of food in a $15 buffet. If my labor at $14 an hour including taxes can cook for 7 people, thats only $8 total. Add the drinks margin and you are profitable. A la carte restaurants are a rip off in this scenario, where you might only get $3 cost of food for $15.

A:

I deeply dislike favourite questions! I find they make my mind go numb and start emanating a constant dull ringing sound.


Q:

Freezing cold. I went to Harbin for an ice and snow festival, failed to order dumplings in a dumpling restaurant, tobogganed off the great wall and ate huge amounts of duck in Beijing.

A:

You only eat $6 worth of food in a $15 buffet. If my labor at $14 an hour including taxes can cook for 7 people, thats only $8 total. Add the drinks margin and you are profitable. A la carte restaurants are a rip off in this scenario, where you might only get $3 cost of food for $15.


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What's your favorite color?

A:

How do people react when you tell them about this? Is it a lot of sympathy, or shock, or disbelief? Seems like such an interesting conversation piece.


Q:

I had eaten at some bad buffets before where they don’t provide non carbonated drinks. I think it is so people eat lesser food. What the hell. What do you think of this?

A:

What's your favorite color?


Q:

Sounds chill.

A:

I had eaten at some bad buffets before where they don’t provide non carbonated drinks. I think it is so people eat lesser food. What the hell. What do you think of this?


Q:

It used to be blue - but I think that was just cause t was reserved for the boys. Now I like sunny oranges.

A:

Depends on the person. Work colleagues who travel a lot are jealous of the gold card, now sadly expired. Most people start out concerned then get jealous over the holidays.


Q:

I would assume carbonated drinks take up more space? I think that is why customers feel they are getting ripped off when they get flat soda.

A:

It used to be blue - but I think that was just cause t was reserved for the boys. Now I like sunny oranges.


Q:

All terrible puns aside it was at times below -25C. At one point I thought the hotel bathroom floor had underfloor heating actually my feet were just so cold the tiles felt warm.

A:

I would assume carbonated drinks take up more space? I think that is why customers feel they are getting ripped off when they get flat soda.


Q:

Hi Zoe I’m a big fan! I love the movies you have done for Quentin Tarantino and I was wondering just how real the “ship’s mast” game is from death proof. That chase scene is one of my all time favorites in film and it looks so real? Were you really on that hood with only belts to hold onto?

A:

What did having the gold card get you?


Q:

Did a client ever abused a lot of the system?

A:

Hi Zoe I’m a big fan! I love the movies you have done for Quentin Tarantino and I was wondering just how real the “ship’s mast” game is from death proof. That chase scene is one of my all time favorites in film and it looks so real? Were you really on that hood with only belts to hold onto?


Q:

Before urbanization and all that harbin used to get a lot colder in the winter. My dad said when he was a kid it would once in a while hit -40. If you're peeing outside you would have to hit you pee with a stick just so it doesn't freeze while you're going at it. I spent a few years of my childhood in harbin. Really interesting place with a lot of Russian architecture. Too damn cold though.

A:

I have had weight loss surgery, which made my stomach quite small, and I only eat 4-6 ounces of food per meal. They gave me a nice little card that explains this. If I came to your restaurant with my family and showed me this card, would you be able to give me a discount, knowing that I would not be able to eat much at all?

(Note: I wouldn't be upset if I had to pay full price, I'm just curious if I should even bother to ask if and when we go to buffets.)


Q:

I really was on that hood, we really were going that fast and its one of my favourites too

A:

Use of the first class lounge and check in desk no matter what ticket class I bought. This along with the fast lane in security was what I used the most.

Priority upgrades though I can't say I ever got one.

Priority boarding. Handy when the flight is busy and you want to be sure you can stow your hand luggage but otherwise why would I want to see on a plane longer?


Q:

Unfortunately, quite often. Food cost is not that low, and plenty of people stack their plates and end up wasting it all. Fortunately, most of the time, the food wasted is of low value. The people who take the expensive stuff like seafood and meat actually eat most of it. Big eyes, but small stomach.

A:

I really was on that hood, we really were going that fast and its one of my favourites too


Q:

It was so cold that I didn't spend much time outside. I think it made it to -30C but my thermometer failed at -25. Really once it's that cold you stop caring.

I went to a dumpling restaurant to get warm food and not speaking Chinese they brought me a hand translated menu that they had laminated. Unfortunately it was in Russian so I guessed what to tick on it and got a selection of cold cuts.

A:

Of course. We let the elderly and disabled have a steep discount as it is good will for more customers and there is a piece of mind someone who is not able to eat is gorging themselves to get their money's worth. It is not right and sets a bad example.


Q:

Do you use this story to get bumped to first class?

A:

How do people react when you tell them about this? Is it a lot of sympathy, or shock, or disbelief? Seems like such an interesting conversation piece.


Q:

I wish. With me frequent flyer card I'm sure it appears whenever I check in. I once got bumped to business on a flight to Texas which was great I was sitting there watching The Revenant and realised I had a massive grin on my face while Leo was being eaten by a bear. Must have been a little off putting for anyone walking past.

A:

Depends on the person. Work colleagues who travel a lot are jealous of the gold card, now sadly expired. Most people start out concerned then get jealous over the holidays.


Q:

Do you have an opinion of the 10 passengers that decided to file the lawsuit a year later for $1 million each? Were you ever contacted about it?

A:

What did having the gold card get you?


Q:

I was asked to be a witness for Boeing though it never went that far that they needed me.

I was perfectly happy with the compensation I received and while sure a big pile of money would have been nice I genuinely couldn't claim that it had such an effect on me that I would require that much money.

A:

Use of the first class lounge and check in desk no matter what ticket class I bought. This along with the fast lane in security was what I used the most.

Priority upgrades though I can't say I ever got one.

Priority boarding. Handy when the flight is busy and you want to be sure you can stow your hand luggage but otherwise why would I want to see on a plane longer?


Q:

Totally makes sense. I couldn't find much explanation on it, but do you know if the 10 in the lawsuit were also some of the injured?

A:

Did you and the other affected persons got compensation from the air company?


Q:

I don't know any of the people involved in the lawsuits I assume it was all settled quietly out of court.

A:

I managed to get 2 holidays out of them. I was travelling with a friend and I took her, her boyfriend and my significant other on my compensation holiday and she then did the same for me.

I also got a new camera and replacement mp3 player as mine were tragically "destroyed".


Q:

Very glad you made it through that traumatic experience. Did it go in slow-mo for you crashing? How fast did it feel? When you were falling, what were your thoughts when all of this was going on when you were going down? Are you more aware and safe how when you travel to fly? And lastly, did you see anyone overly panic or pass out through being scared or panic? Thanks.

A:

Do you have an opinion of the 10 passengers that decided to file the lawsuit a year later for $1 million each? Were you ever contacted about it?


Q:

I always read the safety card and check where my exit is. And I do pay attention to the cabin crew when they do their safety briefing in case they sneak something new in I should know about.

Spoiler alert: They haven't yet.

A:

I was asked to be a witness for Boeing though it never went that far that they needed me.

I was perfectly happy with the compensation I received and while sure a big pile of money would have been nice I genuinely couldn't claim that it had such an effect on me that I would require that much money.


Q:

whats your favourite kind of soup?

A:

Do you use this story to get bumped to first class?


Q:

Tom Yum with mushroom.

A:

I wish. With me frequent flyer card I'm sure it appears whenever I check in. I once got bumped to business on a flight to Texas which was great I was sitting there watching The Revenant and realised I had a massive grin on my face while Leo was being eaten by a bear. Must have been a little off putting for anyone walking past.


Q:

What was the reaction of the flight crew when it became apparent you were going to crash? Did they stay calm and professional or did they lose their shit? I have visions of them losing their shit and after they survived trying to regain their professionalism.

A:

Where did you go on your compensation holiday?


Q:

The flight crew you can hear the recording here The pilot did a stunning job though managed to tell the tower to evacuate because he still had the wrong mic keyed.

Cabin crew were as in the dark as us and leapt into action like the stars they are.

A:

I took my friends to Antigua. We learned to S.C.U.B.A. dive and drank a vast quantity to rum.

My friend took us on a tour of India.


Q:

How long were you kept in the airport afterwards? Did you need to be interviewed by anyone and how soon did the media try to get at you?

A:

whats your favourite kind of soup?


Q:

It was a few hours to get processed past the police and immigration.

After that we got jumped on by the BBC as we walked through the carpark telling my friends parents about it.

I also got the local papers and the radio calling me from the next day. I'd love to know for sure where they got my contact details from.

A:

Tom Yum with mushroom.


Q:

Where did you go on your compensation holiday?

A:

What was your reaction to looking at the plane when you got out?


Q:

I took my friends to Antigua. We learned to S.C.U.B.A. dive and drank a vast quantity to rum.

My friend took us on a tour of India.

A:

Well bugger me.


Q:

What was your reaction to looking at the plane when you got out?

A:

Very glad you made it through that traumatic experience. Did it go in slow-mo for you crashing? How fast did it feel? When you were falling, what were your thoughts when all of this was going on when you were going down? Are you more aware and safe how when you travel to fly? And lastly, did you see anyone overly panic or pass out through being scared or panic? Thanks.


Q:

Well bugger me.

A:

I always read the safety card and check where my exit is. And I do pay attention to the cabin crew when they do their safety briefing in case they sneak something new in I should know about.

Spoiler alert: They haven't yet.


Q:

When the plane was landing i assume you were sitting right? So does it hurt and how big is the impact to the insides of the aeroplane?

A:

Firstly this is going to sound weird but this is one of my “favourite” crashes. I for one reason or another enjoy reading up on plane crashes and I’ve always enjoyed the story of this one. Anyway my question is, what was your first thought after impact? Did you initially sense something was wrong or was there a sort of “holy shit we just crashed” moment?


Q:

For this one I have to assume it was about as gentle as it can be and still be a crash landing. I was sitting and wearing my seat belt. The most pain was from my hand being flung forwards into the seat in front.

A:

"That was a rough landing, did we go off the side of the runway?"

As it happens it's my favourite crash as well.


Q:

Did you get your carry-on and hold luggage back?

A:

When the plane was landing i assume you were sitting right? So does it hurt and how big is the impact to the insides of the aeroplane?


Q:

Yes it was all put in a taxi and sent back a few days later. They mixed my friends and my bags up so I did wonder where the lace underwear and bras had come from for a few minutes before my brain caught up.

A:

For this one I have to assume it was about as gentle as it can be and still be a crash landing. I was sitting and wearing my seat belt. The most pain was from my hand being flung forwards into the seat in front.


Q:

Firstly this is going to sound weird but this is one of my “favourite” crashes. I for one reason or another enjoy reading up on plane crashes and I’ve always enjoyed the story of this one. Anyway my question is, what was your first thought after impact? Did you initially sense something was wrong or was there a sort of “holy shit we just crashed” moment?

A:

How long were you kept in the airport afterwards? Did you need to be interviewed by anyone and how soon did the media try to get at you?


Q:

"That was a rough landing, did we go off the side of the runway?"

As it happens it's my favourite crash as well.

A:

It was a few hours to get processed past the police and immigration.

After that we got jumped on by the BBC as we walked through the carpark telling my friends parents about it.

I also got the local papers and the radio calling me from the next day. I'd love to know for sure where they got my contact details from.


Q:

What happened to the animals they transported in the cargo?

A:

What was the first thing your family said when you came back?


Q:

If there were any I doubt they survived.

A:

I called in at my parents house on my way home and my dad greeted me with "Saw you on TV"

My sister had to be sent home from work because she was panicking having seen the news. It was a bit pathetic on her part because she didn't actually know I was on that flight she just assumed I was.

My cat just looked at me expecting food.


Q:

What was the first thing your family said when you came back?

A:

Did you rush to the slide to get away from the crash, or to go before the people who had peed their pants?


Q:

I called in at my parents house on my way home and my dad greeted me with "Saw you on TV"

My sister had to be sent home from work because she was panicking having seen the news. It was a bit pathetic on her part because she didn't actually know I was on that flight she just assumed I was.

My cat just looked at me expecting food.

A:

Definitely to get to go first.


Q:

What was your first distinction that made you realise something was wrong?

A:

Did you get your carry-on and hold luggage back?


Q:

The grumbling noise of soil against the fuselage.

A:

Yes it was all put in a taxi and sent back a few days later. They mixed my friends and my bags up so I did wonder where the lace underwear and bras had come from for a few minutes before my brain caught up.


Q:

How is your life today? Whats your favourite music band? Have you ever thought about the influence of this plane crash in your life over these almost 10 years?

A:

What was your first distinction that made you realise something was wrong?


Q:

Life's pretty good.

Picking a favourite band is always really hard. On my birthday this year I went to see The Darkness, they are seriously dedicated to their music while also taking the piss out of the industry in general. Rufus Taylor is an absolute monster on the drums. I guess It's a tough 3 way fight between The Darkness, The Levellers and The Goo Goo Dolls.

In the first few years sure. I was getting free holidays and it was handy for unleashing it as a fact in team building exercises with unsuspecting people.

Now as time goes on unless something relevant happens to remind me I don't think about it much at all. I nearly didn't realise it was going to be 10 years in January.

A:

The grumbling noise of soil against the fuselage.


Q:

How was the flight?

A:

Pretty good, landing was a bit bumpy.