Gareth Hughes, MP, will do a Reddit AMA at 7:30pm today

via ODT

via ODT

Gareth Hughes must think he’s somebody.  Reddit AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are crowd interviews normally reserved for top statesmen and women, top people from business, or those that constantly dominate the news in some way.

People like Barack Obama, Bill Gates and even Helen Clark have turned themselves over to the Reddit crowds for a no holds barred, unedited, meet the people AMA exchange.

So it’s only natural that Gary thought “Obama?  Clark?  This is for me!”

Now, Gary will only be appearing in the New Zealand section of Reddit, where he’s quite likely to find himself surrounded by a dozen bewildered Redditors that would normally be discussing momentous issues such as the drought or the latest NZ Herald upset.

So, to ensure Gary doesn’t feel unloved, I think we should turn up and give him a bit of a hand.

You’ll need to sign up to Reddit here, but all you need is a username and a password.  You do not need to provide any personal details, not even an email address.  Creating a Reddit account takes no time at all.  Then, once you are logged in, you can participate in asking questions.

I will update this post closer to 7:30pm with the actual link to the AMA.  In the mean time, have a look how the punters are warming up for the event here.

Now, before we get to 7:30 pm today, why don’t we throw some ideas around in the comments as to what questions we should ask Gary.


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  • northern

    “Have your balls dropped yet, Gary?”

  • hazardsareonitsok

    “Have you ever had a real job?”

  • Gazzaw

    Have you got sufficient airpoints yet to upgrade the whole family to first class on your next London trip or will you have to slum it in business class?

    • Dave

      Preferably one way!! Would even donate a few of my points.

  • sheppy

    Why does your party have so many non New Zealanders, and shouldn’t they be back in their home country telling them how to run their lives?

  • TomTom

    “In case I’m not around;
    1) What were you doing on October 5, 2011?
    2) How well would you describe your ability to drive seafaring vessels, in particular cargo ships?
    3) Have you ever crashed a ship into a reef? (proof required, a cerificate stating you haven’t done this will suffice)
    4) What is your favourite alcoholic beverage”

    Reply, ExquisiteNoBeard
    “As his official reddit-PR person, I’ll go ahead and answer these on his behalf.
    What were you doing on October 5, 2011? – Captaining the Rena.
    How well would you describe your ability to drive seafaring vessels, in particular cargo ships? – Moderate to fucking terrible.
    Have you ever crashed a ship into a reef? (proof required, a cerificate stating you haven’t done this will suffice) – lol
    What is your favourite alcoholic beverage – Appletinis”

    Fucking hilarious.

  • Justsayn

    I’d like to know when the lazy sod last cleaned up his squat.

  • Phar Lap

    Some one once said ,i think it was a blogger called Starcraft.”You are a ratfaced little cunt”do you second that.Yes! or No!.

  • Macca

    Why are you (and the rest of the Gweens), against the use of fossil fuels yet still use them to fly around the country and the rest of the world with gay abandon?

    • SJ00

      Definitely put this question to him!

  • rockape

    why are you such a prentenscious littel prick?

  • maninblack

    what is a green tech job (you fucking cock)

  • AnonWgtn


  • ‘dear gazz, are you a communist or socialist?”

  • blokeintakapuna

    “Please detail your top 5 accomplishments since entering Parliament”?

    That’ll totally snooker him!

    • Hazards001

      Along with his top 5 accomplishments before entering parliament?

      • axeman

        His ONLY accomplishment was dressing
        (and then getting arrested) as Ronald McDon­ald, which enabled him to receive a 120k+ list MP salary. And that is after grad­u­at­ing work­ing as a hos­pital porter FFS

        Gweens; “They claim to be green because they’re too yellow to admit that they’re red”

  • Steve (North Shore)

    Why does your Mum dress you funny?

  • Lion_ess

    Why didn’t he give up the room he used for his homeless person photo-op, to a real homeless person?