Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/14/15
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rustydude
1:12
Thought about asking my xmas party guest from South Africa if she considered herself as a Boer. Decided not to because I couldn't figure out a tactful way to ask the question.
Dan Szymborski
1:12
that's a very random question
Dan
1:12
47% of your answers...either make no sense to me or I am too stupid.
Dan Szymborski
1:12
Could be both
Derek
1:12
There was a twilight zone episode where someone went back in time to kill baby Hitler. Except that the parents were so upset they adopted another kid, who ended up being the real Hitler.
Dan Szymborski
1:13
I want an episode in which a guy goes back in time to kill Hitler but it turns out it makes the timeline WAY worse and so he has to go back and *become* HItler. You know, do all that stuff and knowing you're going to have to put a bullet in your head at the end of it
Derek
1:13
What's your conspiricy theory about the world that you think is true?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
I've heard the sun has some really negative plans for the earth.
Derek
1:14
I know you're anti-Bernie, but what are your thoughts on having the political system run by corrupt corporations that hurt the vast majority of Americans?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
Some of it is histrionic overreaction, some of it is a symptom of having an all-powerful government with very powerful favors to give out
Matt
1:14
Mendelssohn Bartholdy or Schumann?
Dan Szymborski
1:14
Schumann
Better piano works
bizarro Dan Szymborski
1:15
Would ZiPS have ever projected Mike Hessman for positive production?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Mildly for awhile
rustydude
1:15
If you had a fairly new gf/partner/wife who just moved in with you and she was hankering for a gun, would you buy one for her even if you're nominally anti-gun?
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Depends on the situation. I'm not interested personally in owning a gun.
I'm one of those rare people who has had membership in the ACLU and the NRA simultaneously
Matt
1:15
Is the Bassoon the most under appreciated orchestral instrument? GO!
Dan Szymborski
1:15
Bassoons are a great instrument. I wish there were more post-classical bassoon concertos
1:16
Well, romantic eras - bassoons came back in the 20th century
1:17
Bought from Weber to like 1950, there were very few significant bassoon concertos, none by the first-tier composers
The Dude
1:17
"Carson Cistulli is a leathern-jerkin, crystal-button, knot-pated, agate ring, puke-stocking, caddis-garter, smooth-tongue, Spanish pouch" -William Shakespeare
Blue Cat
1:17
Ever wonder if time travel does exist, and this timeline is the optimal timeline of all the timelines, as judged by the future, and that everything would just be worse without pol pot, hitler, etc?
Dan Szymborski
1:18
Like most, I wonder, though it's probably not possible.
greg
1:18
Did you finish the "let's play every NES game"
Dan Szymborski
1:18
Yes
The Dude
1:18
Are you looking forward for the Hateful Eight?
Dan Szymborski
1:18
Should be fun
Brice
1:19
Have you ever played Hardball 5? One of the greatest baseball games ever made? Yes or yes.
Dan Szymborski
1:19
i don't think I played after Hardball III because the Tony La Russa games were otu
j6takish
1:19
Vah-JJ Hardy
Home Run Dabbing
1:19
MLB commissions someone / a band to rewrite "Take Me out to the Ballgame". Who do you want to see re-write it?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
Danny Elfman
Derek
1:19
What's the MLB comp to Jar-Jar Binks?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
Amaro?
Brandon
1:19
Your house is on fire. You only have time to save 1 cat. Which is it?
Dan Szymborski
1:19
The cat that is closest.
1:20
And failing that, the cat with the greatest life expectancy remaining, which would be Mercutio
hscer
1:20
Who are the top 5 presidents anyway.
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