Best Reddit AMA Answers Part 2

This being the second AMA recall I’m doing, I’m learning that not every AMA is entertaining. I could have pulled every answer from Bryan Cranston’s AMA and it was gold. This post was like pulling teeth finding “the best” lines and I still don’t think they are that great. Either way, I spent the time to put it together so here we go for part two.

 

RealJeffBridges2 months ago

jeffbridgesAMAHolly shit, the Dude.
If you could give us all some wisdom, what would it be?

Open at your own speed, but open.
Dig what’s happening to you.
By “dig” I mean get into it. There are lessons for you there. And when it gets uncomfortable, that’s an important time to open and dig. There’s treasure in them thar hills.

Do you really like white Russians?

On a rare occasion, I will have one when I am feeling like having something particularly sweet, like drinking a dessert. I like my russians without too much milk, not too much Kahlua, just the right proportions.

Do you prefer smooth or crunchy peanut butter?

Well, that kind of depends on the mood I’m in, you know? Right now as we talk, I think if somebody offered me that, and I had some bread, or some celery, I could do a peanut butter sandwich crunchy or smooth, I think I would go with crunchy peanut butter with the celery. Right now I’m kind of in the mood for celery and some crunchy peanut butter. But next time I might go with the smooth, you know?

 

iamharrisonford 5 months

hfordI love you

I know.

What movie quote do you get asked to do the most?

“Get off my plane.”

Hello Harrison! Who would win in a celebrity boxing match: Han Solo or Indiana Jones?

The promoter would win.

 

KeanuReeves 11 months ago

good-guy-keanu-reeves-55287What do you think about the picture of you sitting on a bench looking sad?
I think that a picture can tell a thousand words, and none of them can be right. Or true. I’m absolutely a very happy person.

Keanu i believe that i read somewhere that you have a genius iq level, so why did you go into acting? I mean based on your intelligence you could have done a lot of things. Why acting?
I’ve actually never had my IQ tested! And you know, in terms of acting, it was just something that caught me from such a young age. In a way I had no choice because it was the choice.

 

The_Mike_Tyson 3 months ago

Main-Mike-Tyson-ClassicMy question is have you been able to defeat yourself in the game “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out?”
I have lost to Glass Joe before.

Hardest opponent you’ve faced inside and outside of the boxing ring?
Me, Mike Tyson.

What is your biggest achievement in life?
Stop drinking and using drugs.

Hey Champ,
As a former professional athlete that was suspended from boxing after your biting incident, what are your thoughts on Luis Suarez getting suspended from the World Cup for his habit of biting opponents? What drives highly competitive athletes to bite? Is it all instinct? Intimidation? Do you think he got what he should have, with regards to suspension (he’s done it THREE times)?
I think it is just the heat of the moment, really hot blooded and really competitive. The heat of the moment takes over us, we are really competitive and lose bad judgement in our thinking. Sometimes you can just become highly frustrated.

Mike could you explain the face tattoo for us?
It is the Maori symbol from the ancient native warriors.

Hey Iron Mike. I’m old enough to have seen your whole career. You were an amazing and punishing boxer. Who was the toughest opponent you ever faced?
Probably Holyfield and Razor Ruddock

By |2014-10-08T21:49:20-04:00October 8th, 2014|Celeb, My Brain|0 Comments

Mike Tyson Petrified Me

In 1995 I was 13 years old and specifically remember watching all the Pay-per-view (I used to think it was paper view) boxing matches on Saturday night. JC would order the fight, have a few buddies come over, and we’d hang out and score the rounds. This was when boxing was at one of its high points with great fighters like Julio Ceasar Chavez, Ricardo Lopez, Felix Trinidad, Evander Holyfield, and Lennox Lewis just to name a few. However, there was one fighter that stood out head and shoulders above everyone else, that was Mike Tyson. When I was younger I didn’t understand his life story but in recent time I’ve read his bio, watched some videos and now have some background on Iron Mike. As a kid, my only knowledge of him was that he was released from prison and punched harder than anyone else. A scary dude.

In 1991, he was convicted of rape against 18 year old Desiree Washington and sentenced to jail for 6 years. He was out in 4 and started his comeback in 1995. This video shows a bit about his training for the Peter McNeely bout which started the point of his career that I remember.

In 1999, after crushing a bunch of tomato cans, he met up with Evander Holyfield. I’d watch each of his 4 fights leading up to this huge event and was scared for his opponent each time Iron Mike got in the ring. I remember hearing someone tell me that Mike’s favorite punch (other than knocking Robin Givens across the room) was trying to knock a person’s septum through their brain with an upper cut. So with this thought in my mind, I honestly thought I had a chance of seeing someone get killed.

The Tyson-Holyfield fight was taking place with Tyson as a 25-1 favorite and Holyfield being “over the hill” at 34 years old and was coming back from a threatening illness. Once the bell went off I thought that Mike was going to kill this guy or give him a heart attack. Here’s the video and the first 10 seconds had me mortified. I sat there pale white like Casper, fearing for Holyfield’s life. Amazingly, it never happened. Holyfield was the tougher fighter, took everything Tyson had, and ended up winning the fight and essentially ending Tyson’s career. Tyson’s next fight was a rematch that ended with the ear-biting episode which is possibly the most bizarre event in boxing.

I can’t remember at any other point of my life being more fearful of someone dying. After watching Sam’s post about the 17 year old who was diagnosed with cancer and didn’t have much time, these guys probably felt the same way.

By |2013-05-22T19:29:56-04:00May 22nd, 2013|Sports|0 Comments

Iron Mike Tyson

After watching the video on Sam’s blog containing a bus driver uppercutting a girl who obviously wasn’t expecting that kind of a move, I googled the upppercut. After looking through the searches I came across the top 10 Mike Tyson Knockouts.

Young Iron Mike was vicious. He won his first 19 fights by KO, 12 in the first round. So this got me really interested in what happened along Mike’s life and further career. He grew up without a father and never really was close to his mother. He was arrested 38 times by the time he was 15. He was taken in my Cus D’amato and started training to become a fighter. He was a dedicated student to the sport and you can see how unbelievable he was in his early career. His top boxing form came in 88′ when he was just 22 and beat Michael Spinks in the first round to move to 33-0 and owning all the heavyweight belts. Around this time his personal life began interfering with his newly found fame.

He had married Robin Givens who claimed that he got her pregnant and demanded marriage. They went ahead with the marriage and she says she had a miscarriage. To let you know how things ended in Mike’s words (which are probably made up), “The best uppercut I ever landed was on Robin Givens.” A few years after the Spinks fight Tyson was involved in the biggest upset in boxing history when he lost to Buster Douglas who was a 45-1 shot. A year after this fight he was sentenced to 3 years in prison for raping Ms Black Rhode Island.

In 1996, 5 years after the Douglas fight, he fought Evander Holyfield and suffered the second loss of his career. We all know what happened the 2nd fight when he had an ear sandwich courtesy of Evander. He was 33 at the time of the first fight and these fights against Evander were essentially the end of his career. If you watch tape of Mike in his youth and then again at 30+, it’s like watching a different fighter. He seemed just your typical boxer and not the KO artist he was supposed to be.

What I find so interesting is that he was just a kid off the street of Brooklyn who propelled to the top and then didn’t have the street smarts to make it all work out for himself. He is reportedly bankrupt and is pretty much known as a novelty act at this point. Teddy Atlas, a longtime trainer and put a gun to Tyson’s head for grabbing his 12 year old relatives ass, calls Tyson “a shooting star.” He was never meant to be the best heavyweight champion of all time, he just didn’t have the smarts. A truly fascinating story on a rise to the top and eventual downfall.

By |2012-10-14T14:27:50-04:00October 14th, 2012|Sports|0 Comments

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