Dan Szymborski FanGraphs Chat - 12/14/15
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Dan Szymborski
1:20
Dunno
Druidiful
1:20
How much caffeine do you consume in a normal day?
Dan Szymborski
1:20
Whatever's in a coke or two, usually one. I don't drink much coffee
Alfred Pennyworth
1:20
Wedding guest dinner selection- the chicken, fish, meat or non-meat alternative?
Dan Szymborski
1:20
chicken
hscer
1:20
I like South Park's conspiracy theory that conspiracy theories are started by the government so that people think they are competent.
The Dude
1:21
If you could violate one of Newton's Laws of Motion, which one would it be and why?
Dan Szymborski
1:21
Third Law - then I could punch stuff without it hurting
ar
1:21
that your hitler episode would be a GREAT black mirror ep
Druidiful
1:21
Do you believe in magic? Or would you like to believe in magic?
Dan Szymborski
1:21
I do not believe in magic, I believe in physical processes that we may not be able to sufficiently explain at present.
1:22
I *would* like to believe in magic. I think a lot about faith and mortality. I see a lot of what people can get from faith, how it inspires them, reassures them, and I *wish* I was the type of person that didin't mostly care about what is and what isn't
1:23
I'm an agnostic and see no evidence for the existence of a god, at least in the sense that the religions generally portray a deity
1:24
But despite the negative things of religion, which we see a lot, is something that can inspire Bach or many composers or the great works of art, or underpin some of the sacrifices people have made of themselves for their faith, even if the facts aren't true, isn't there stil lsomething real abou tit?
hscer
1:24
George Will is fond of pointing out that Americans spend more annually on Halloween than elections.
Rick Rubin
1:24
Do you have a particular musician / band that you listen to in order to "get in the zone" before running ZiPS for a team?
Dan Szymborski
1:25
No, I don't need motivation
Justin
1:25
I just learned my girlfriend has never seen "Die Hard." Do we need to schedule a viewing immediately, or can it wait until this weekend?
Dan Szymborski
1:25
She shoudln't be at work today, but watching Die Hard
hscer
1:25
Common-sense gun reforms or a legal definition of common sense
Dan Szymborski
1:25
Despite my libertarian tendencies, as I've said, I'm a pragmatic gradualist, not a revolutionary. I have no real issue with common-sense gun reforms
1:26
The problem is, I don't trust the Democrats on common-sense gun reforms any more than I trust Republicans on common-sense abortion reforms
976
1:26
Do you get any perks for working for Disney? Like lunch with Mickey or Star Wars previews?
Dan Szymborski
1:26
Nothing like this, but I tend not to ask.
mtsw
1:26
People make fun of dumb stuff Dave Stewart says, but if you were a GM wouldn't you kinda want to say nonsensical BS to the press to get people to underestimate you? (this may be what Dan Duquette actually does).
Dan Szymborski
1:26
I don't have that much guile.
hscer
1:26
would For No One have been better with a bassoon?
Dan Szymborski
1:26
No, that was Alan Civil on the horn, wasn't it?
Derek
1:26
Favorite fiction/non-fiction/baseball book?
Dan Szymborski
1:27
That's hard to say as it varies depending on mood
Today it might be Crying of Lot 49
1:28
Tomorrow it might be Under the Volcano
The next day maybe a WWII book
askjeeves
1:28
Have your cats been up to anything entertaining (or sinister) recently
Dan Szymborski
1:28
Nothing of note lately that's particularly interesting.
Wait, Reagan did get scared by a spider
1:29
It crawled behind her and touched her tail and she freaked out and ran a way
The Dude
1:29
Today, there was a guy playing guitar in the subway station glaring at another guy playing French Horn about 40 ft away. By the time my train came, it looked like a full blown music jam was about to go down. Sensing the impending danger, a guy playing the flute (the weakest of the three instruments) made sure to play one platform above.
mtsw
1:29
Everyone's in favor of not messing with the timeline until Baby Hitler is burning you at the stake, Pangloss style.
The Dude
1:29
Favorite Tarantino film?
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