Thursday, February 07, 2013

Most viewed Ask me Anything on Reddit?

Interesting answer here! Joyce Murray's Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on Reddit this week is likely to be the highest viewed Canada Politics AMA ever, according to the Reddit people. The reason? Her answer to this question went viral:
Q: “Would you rather fight 100 horse sized ducks or 100 duck sized horses?”

A: "Well, my first thought is, do we have to fight? What are the demands of this tiny horse army? What does this over-sized duck want? Maybe we can find some common ground and cooperate on our shared problems.

I saw what happened to Romney when he tried to take on Big Bird, but still I’d rather take on the horse-sized duck. I was British Columbia’s Minister of Water, Land, and Air Protection. That duck doesn’t have a chance."
Reddit gave the response this entry title, upon the response going viral, "[canadapolitics]joycemurray, a Canadian politician, gives the most Canadian answer to the question "Would you rather fight 100 horse sized ducks or 100 duck sized horses?"

Note that the Redditor mucked up the question. The question should reference "one horse sized duck" in order to be comparable to other responses by other pols on the same - now classic - question. Anyhoo.

People love them some ducks and horses questions and the politicians who have fun with them.

P.S. Obligatory link to picture of horse sized duck and tiny horses