Comments: 961 • Responses: 49 • Date: 2014-01-21 02:23:52 UTCsource
tempusfudgeit498 karma2014-01-21 03:02:43 UTC
When you are feeling down, or in need of inspiration, do you chant to yourself "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Rhyme, Get on up, It's Bobsled time... COOL RUNNINGS!" for motivation?
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patoothd543 karma2014-01-21 03:09:09 UTC
No, but I will certainly start to do that.
Loud_Snort424 karma2014-01-21 02:59:37 UTC
You mean to tell me that Sanka, Junior, Yule, and Derice weren't their real names?
Edit; my top rated comment is about Cool Runnings. This is a proud moment for me.
patoothd464 karma2014-01-21 03:03:10 UTC
I'm terribly sorry, but no. :(
thebobstu282 karma2014-01-21 03:07:18 UTC
What one thing the movie got wrong that you would to set the record straight about?
patoothd535 karma2014-01-21 03:18:34 UTC
My father was never a track star, he mainly played soccer, (which we call football) as it is a popular sport in Jamaica. My uncle, however, did run track.
WeeBabySeamus207 karma2014-01-21 03:40:28 UTC
What about the other way around? Is there something the movie got right that you are particularly proud about?
patoothd649 karma2014-01-21 03:44:49 UTC
The crash scene was actual footage.
patoothd34 karma2014-01-21 04:17:52 UTC
The mirror scene.
tunersharkbitten225 karma2014-01-21 03:14:36 UTC
i know it is probably the biggest tourist trap out there, but i went to ocho rios, and did the "jamaican bobsled" and got drunk off that smooth smooth jamaican white rum. then i went to a non touristy area and bought what i thought were fake cuban cigars, but when i got back to the boat my chief told me that they were real(i bought 4 humidors full of them... pretty cheap too). thank you for being from an amazing little island. the jerk chicken is the best i have ever had. straight from an oil drum oven.
EDIT: for those of you that need visual reference, HERE YA GO
patoothd232 karma2014-01-21 03:33:57 UTC
Hahaha this story is great. Is the the rum you're looking for? http://i.imgur.com/k56rZWe.jpg
pinball_wizard8513 karma2014-01-21 03:45:30 UTC
That and Appleton's mixed with a touch of cranberry reminds me of Jamaica. My mum bought a flat in Ocho Rios so might have to head back again.
patoothd25 karma2014-01-21 04:03:47 UTC
Always nice to visit, isn't it?
rage-buckets213 karma2014-01-21 03:14:06 UTC
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
patoothd981 karma2014-01-21 03:50:37 UTC
In all honesty though, I see pride, I see power, I see a bad ass mother who don't take crap from anyone.
patoothd268 karma2014-01-21 03:28:08 UTC
I see a reflection of myself.
waweewoowan236 karma2014-01-21 03:35:05 UTC
But How Can Mirrors Be Real If Our Eyes Aren't Real?
patoothd250 karma2014-01-21 03:48:46 UTC
I love you for this.
Dinosaursareneat188 karma2014-01-21 03:11:50 UTC
Was sanka's egg a real thing?
patoothd307 karma2014-01-21 03:19:15 UTC
No, I'm sorry but that was a fabrication of Disney's.
kmutch187 karma2014-01-21 02:44:47 UTC
I was at the Olympic park in Calgary last weekend, saw one of the Jamaican bobsleds there. Do people make a big deal about bobsledding in Jamaica anymore?
patoothd409 karma2014-01-21 02:47:30 UTC
I don't get much attention from it in Jamaica, but when I tell people who I am in most other countries, they freak out.
daniel_decrissio159 karma2014-01-21 02:43:13 UTC
Does it feel "cool" knowing that the Jamaicans are going back to the Winter Olympics for bobsledding?
patoothd330 karma2014-01-21 02:46:15 UTC
Yeah, I do have a sort of sense of pride, since my father did have a part in training them.
apocalypse_IRA143 karma2014-01-21 03:16:48 UTC
Did you have the coolest dad on Parent's Day at school?
patoothd221 karma2014-01-21 03:35:17 UTC
Pretty much, yeah.
aabbccatx126 karma2014-01-21 03:09:08 UTC
What do you think of the online support for the '14 team?
patoothd202 karma2014-01-21 03:12:00 UTC
I think this whole thing is amazing and fantastic. :)
tf2manu994116 karma2014-01-21 03:09:51 UTC
How are you today?
patoothd153 karma2014-01-21 03:12:25 UTC
I'm doing quite well actually, and you?
tf2manu99493 karma2014-01-21 03:18:23 UTC
Not too bad. What did you want to be as a child?
patoothd306 karma2014-01-21 03:32:14 UTC
I'm still a child, and I hope to be an engineer or an architect. I know, its lame.
that_one_white_girl98 karma2014-01-21 03:12:53 UTC
What do you think of dogecoin?
patoothd231 karma2014-01-21 03:15:21 UTC
I think its hilarious.
Jackshockey9697 karma2014-01-21 03:12:27 UTC
How similar to real life in Jamaica was the movie. Also how close is your dad to the actor who portrayed him in the movie?
THANKS SO MUCH FOR DOING THIS!! :)
patoothd206 karma2014-01-21 03:23:02 UTC
The actor that plays my father was pretty close to the real thing, especially with how motivated he was to do the sport. The movie only portrayed the rural side of Jamaica, and in that sense it was pretty accurate, but city life in Jamaica is just as first world as anywhere else.
Assorted_Berries83 karma2014-01-21 02:36:58 UTC
Have you or your siblings gone into bobsledding?
Is your father involved in training the new team?
patoothd161 karma2014-01-21 02:49:03 UTC
Neither my sibling nor I have any interest in bobsledding, but my cousin, daughter of Chris Stokes, (Who was also on the team) has taken the sport up. Yes, my father did help to train the current team.
NOISY_SUN41 karma2014-01-21 03:31:51 UTC
patoothd105 karma2014-01-21 03:48:20 UTC
I run track, my brother plays soccer, and my sister doesn't really do sports.
waynefc9082 karma2014-01-21 03:13:14 UTC
Were there other winter Olympic sports you wanted to do?
patoothd128 karma2014-01-21 03:15:58 UTC
No, I'm not a big fan of winter sports.
motegi56138 karma2014-01-21 03:50:51 UTC
Says the son of a Winter Olympian.
patoothd181 karma2014-01-21 03:52:39 UTC
gigglefarting45 karma2014-01-21 03:50:21 UTC
What's your favorite summer olympics sport?
patoothd96 karma2014-01-21 03:55:09 UTC
Skeeders75 karma2014-01-21 03:19:19 UTC
What do you think of Russia's anti-gay law in effect?
patoothd324 karma2014-01-21 03:37:59 UTC
I think its stupid. Homophobia is rampant in Jamaica, and I just don't see the point.
terzzz38 karma2014-01-21 03:50:43 UTC
You just got infinitely more rad. I'm not gay myself, but I had a couple of friends (1 male, 1 female) who came out and me and 3 others were the only ones that didn't turn our backs on them.
Great to see others spreading the love!
patoothd56 karma2014-01-21 03:54:09 UTC
Mattprime8672 karma2014-01-21 03:44:15 UTC
Please ask your father if he still keeps in contact with Caswell Allen.
My mother and him dated for years and I got to hear many awesome stories about your dad and his teammates. :)
patoothd64 karma2014-01-21 04:05:31 UTC
He said he hasn't spoken him in years, but thats awesome!
Chappit65 karma2014-01-21 03:15:17 UTC
Do you get treated like the son of a celebrity and is your family treated like a group of celebrities? Or are you just another dude doing his thing?
patoothd133 karma2014-01-21 03:35:00 UTC
Most of my life me and my family have been treated as average people, but ever since the news about the new team, we've been getting a bit of attention.
Robyp8760 karma2014-01-21 03:13:48 UTC
How much of the movie is true?
patoothd117 karma2014-01-21 03:25:24 UTC
The movie is very loosely based on real life, but the changes they made were understandable, as they needed to make it a comedy.
oldtoasty47 karma2014-01-21 03:17:23 UTC
Who are your least favorite military superpowers from the 20th century?
patoothd177 karma2014-01-21 03:36:21 UTC
Probably Nazi Germany. Jumping on the bandwagon, I know.
Misfire4237 karma2014-01-21 03:19:18 UTC
How popular is the bobsledding team in Jamaica?
What do you do for fun?
patoothd94 karma2014-01-21 03:40:19 UTC
It isn't as appreciated as it is in other countries. I like to party a lot and I play a lot of video games. (Huge Mortal Kombat fan)
darsehole35 karma2014-01-21 03:50:31 UTC
Wanna kiss my egg?
patoothd99 karma2014-01-21 03:54:27 UTC
No problem. :*
truantxoxo27 karma2014-01-21 03:46:00 UTC
Is it true Jamaicans smoke da weed mon?
patoothd56 karma2014-01-21 04:03:25 UTC
Hahaha, of course.
JPAPKILLA24 karma2014-01-21 03:50:47 UTC
Was "Junior" really a jerk like he was portrayed in the movie?
Edit: Sorry, I meant the big guy, my memory is failing
patoothd37 karma2014-01-21 03:53:43 UTC
Junior was based on Winston Watt, I think, and no, he was actually a cool guy.
DonaldMcRonald24 karma2014-01-21 03:47:47 UTC
What was John Candy like?
patoothd46 karma2014-01-21 03:59:30 UTC
My Dad probably met him, but I have never. The only actor we knew personally was Malik Yob (He played Yul Brenner)
a_tad_mental23 karma2014-01-21 03:50:54 UTC
What's your favorite thing about your father?
patoothd52 karma2014-01-21 03:52:28 UTC
I like how determined he is. How willing he is to overcome every and all odds.
Deadliest_catch19 karma2014-01-21 03:43:50 UTC
So are you going to start a Jamaican hockey team?
patoothd25 karma2014-01-21 04:08:38 UTC
Hahaha, I wish.
OwenVersteeg18 karma2014-01-21 04:35:21 UTC
How many Dogecoin do you personally have? What have you heard about Dogecoin in relation to Jamaica's Olympic bobsled team this year?
+/u/dogetipbot 500 doge
If you're looking for a place to spend your newfound Dogecoins, there's a good list at http://www.dogepages.com/
patoothd13 karma2014-01-21 04:37:50 UTC
How do I accept these?
star_warts17 karma2014-01-21 04:28:28 UTC
Dude your dad was listed on the wall of the Kingston airport wall on a list of notable Jamaicans, right next to Bob Marley
patoothd13 karma2014-01-21 04:29:07 UTC
I know, I was very proud when I first saw that!
MacTheMan14 karma2014-01-21 03:46:27 UTC
How often do you say you watch the movie. Same with your dad. Do you both still feel joy after watching it or have you guys gotten sick of it?
patoothd31 karma2014-01-21 04:01:28 UTC
Believe it or not, I haven't the movie very many times, so no we aren't sick of it.
_pea14 karma2014-01-21 03:43:54 UTC
Do you have any cool bobsledding things on display in your house? Can we see them please?
patoothd41 karma2014-01-21 04:08:25 UTC
The closest thing we have is this: http://i.imgur.com/YO0ADum.jpg
codymreese12 karma2014-01-21 03:42:52 UTC
I feel a connection to your father. I was trained to pilot a bobsled by the same man, Pat Brown and I've sat in the original bobsled where your father sat. Tell him "Hi".
patoothd12 karma2014-01-21 04:09:55 UTC
He says, "Hey. Pat is a good guy."
Optimoprimo11 karma2014-01-21 03:39:31 UTC
Is your dad still friends or in contact with the members of his bobsled team?
patoothd9 karma2014-01-21 04:21:36 UTC
One of the members was his brother, with whom he is still very close with. It varies with the other members, but they're all mostly in contact.
veintisiete9 karma2014-01-21 03:38:17 UTC
If they remade the movie "Cool Running", who would you want to see play John Candy's role?
patoothd14 karma2014-01-21 04:23:31 UTC
My dad says Jim Carey.
Cipekx6 karma2014-01-21 03:48:13 UTC
Have you ever been to calgary?? Where the dream came true?
patoothd9 karma2014-01-21 03:57:03 UTC
I have, but it was when I was very young, so I don't have very many memories of it.
Cats_of_War4 karma2014-01-21 04:28:43 UTC
How ya doin mon?
patoothd6 karma2014-01-21 04:31:34 UTC
I'm good, and you?
dakisking1 karma2014-01-21 03:49:25 UTC
Do you do any sports?
patoothd1 karma2014-01-21 03:55:29 UTC
I run 100m Sprints.
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