This week’s Reddit AMA with Julian Assange was, to use the popular phrase of last year, a dumpster fire.
This week’s Reddit AMA with Dr. Chuck Tingle, “Hugo Nominated Author of bestsellers Pounded in the Butt by My Own Butt and Space Raptor Butt Invasion,” was, on the other hand, magic.
You may have some questions: Who is Dr. Chuck Tingle? Did he really write a bestseller in 24 hours about Trump’s possible water-based predilections? Should we be offended?
To start: Tingle is an occasional sex columnist for Death & Taxes, a former presidential candidate on a Tingle/Channing Tatum ticket for his made-up Buckaroo Party (must watch) and writer of timely dinosaur/unicorn gay erotica. He’s theoretically (but probably not) a Billings, Montana-based personality who fights for the rights for Americans to consumer flavors beyond chocolate, vanilla and strawberry as part of his “Allow All Flavors” campaign.
Then it gets weirder.
Tingle's also very active on Reddit, asking bizarro questions like “How do you stop dreaming of your frozen wife at the bottom of the lake?” and “Am I the loneliest man?”
And the man's got history: Tingle’s built up a possibly fake family and a fake nemesis (Ted Cobbler) to go along with his almost certainly fake backstory. He’s also made waves writing free gay erotica e-books that tackle the issues of our day: see his latest Domald Tromp Pounded in the Butt by the Handsome Russian T-Rex Who Also Peed on His Butt and Then Blackmailed Him With the Videos of His Butt Getting Peed On ... which, truth, is actually a best-seller on three different Amazon Kindle charts (caveat: It is free).
He was briefly championed by the alt-right and later came out strenuously against them, including starting a site called Buttbart.
Anyway, your best bet is to just enjoy, or be utterly confused by Tingle’s AMA. Here, you’ll learn how to not mix chocolate milk and spaghetti, the advantages of working overnight at gas stations, and how our president elect and a T. Rex can find true love.
As for being offended ... have you experienced this year so far? Shame is so 2016.