Comments: 4604 • Responses: 73 • Date: 2019-02-28 18:08:47 UTCsource
Muthafuckaaaaa7171 karma2019-02-28 19:10:03 UTC
When you were told from someone off camera that you were in the shot, you looked back at the camera almost in shock lol
Did you move out of the shot or just continue eating your pizza staring into the camera?
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hallwaypizzaguy11163 karma2019-02-28 19:11:40 UTC
CBS released a full clip that shows my reaction right after: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClJcA5A6x9s
GeekyMeerkat1135 karma2019-02-28 22:40:31 UTC
Wait this clip says that the pizza company is now using your likeness in an AD. Did they get your permission, and are they paying you?
hallwaypizzaguy3225 karma2019-02-28 22:44:37 UTC
They gave me some instore credit for free pizza. And yes they got my permission
nathanielsaysblah6608 karma2019-02-28 18:10:15 UTC
How was that pizza?
hallwaypizzaguy7787 karma2019-02-28 18:28:56 UTC
pretty damn good ngl
HighSorcerer2608 karma2019-02-28 20:19:01 UTC
Have you gotten any prospective pizza-eating internship offers since your televised debut?
hallwaypizzaguy3826 karma2019-02-28 20:21:27 UTC
Not yet. Hit me up congresspeople
ALSX35010 karma2019-02-28 19:09:05 UTC
How does it feel to be the next Ken Bone?
hallwaypizzaguy8466 karma2019-02-28 19:10:11 UTC
Hey I was just careful to do this on an alt lol
freecain2417 karma2019-02-28 20:11:05 UTC
After people figure out who you are, and start digging into your past, what Ken Bone like revelation is going to come up and ruin you for all of us?
hallwaypizzaguy4287 karma2019-02-28 20:17:15 UTC
I'm a fan of a terrible basketball team
bob_sacamano_junior1821 karma2019-02-28 20:21:43 UTC
The Phoenix Suns?
hallwaypizzaguy3813 karma2019-02-28 20:23:03 UTC
FUCK_THE_KNICKS458 karma2019-02-28 21:22:42 UTC
Should have known you were a nephew.
hallwaypizzaguy798 karma2019-02-28 22:02:51 UTC
damn you boomed me
bobo8884603 karma2019-02-28 18:17:16 UTC
What pizzeria did you get your pizza from? Have they offered you free pizza for life yet?
hallwaypizzaguy10036 karma2019-02-28 18:26:43 UTC
&pizza, and they reached out and they gave me a bunch of free pizza credit haha
oxidius3803 karma2019-02-28 18:40:58 UTC
What was your favorite moment of the hearing?
hallwaypizzaguy7294 karma2019-02-28 18:41:35 UTC
The end. Elijah Cummings' closing remarks were thunderous
TurnDownYourRadio3032 karma2019-02-28 18:42:09 UTC
Are you and the girl, who was caught on camera chatting you up, engaged yet?
hallwaypizzaguy4484 karma2019-02-28 19:08:50 UTC
I hope she's not embarrassed, lol. She's an exchange student going home on Friday (tomorrow) so nothing happened. She seemed cool though
Madclem2264 karma2019-02-28 18:42:23 UTC
Pizza aside, what were your thoughts on the hearing? What’s one thing the cameras didn’t capture? (Or you don’t think the cameras captured, as I doubt you watched it on tv as well as in person).
hallwaypizzaguy5263 karma2019-02-28 18:50:53 UTC
Hard to say because I haven't watched it back over but the room was really tense. Both sides were rolling their eyes and scoffing whenever the other side said something they don't agree with. Also I don't know if the cameras caught this but members of congress were constantly getting up and walking over to their colleagues to whisper stuff and then head back.
35Rhum1813 karma2019-02-28 19:52:34 UTC
How does it feel to have AOC Tweet about your finest moment?
hallwaypizzaguy1945 karma2019-02-28 20:13:44 UTC
Weird, definitely weird. Didnt think this is how i'd be noticed.
spaceborat1639 karma2019-02-28 18:52:16 UTC
Everyone thought you were a staffer. What are your thoughts on that?
hallwaypizzaguy1857 karma2019-02-28 18:53:52 UTC
Makes sense! I wasn't though
Compe71277 karma2019-02-28 22:26:37 UTC
Did you shake the Chairman's hand after it was all over? The online video was still going and I swear that was you.
hallwaypizzaguy1099 karma2019-02-28 22:27:04 UTC
Yep, that was me!
postcardmap45203 karma2019-03-01 02:53:35 UTC
Oh wow! Did you say anything?
hallwaypizzaguy393 karma2019-03-01 02:56:14 UTC
I just thanked him for his speech and told him he was an inspiration, which he really is. He said thank you.
Haephestus1235 karma2019-02-28 20:48:21 UTC
What are the conversations in the hall like during recesses? What was your general opinion about how people were reacting to how the hearing was going off-camera?
hallwaypizzaguy1866 karma2019-02-28 20:48:57 UTC
Pretty much "this is nuts". A lot of disbelief.
Haephestus771 karma2019-02-28 20:50:51 UTC
Disbelief like, "I can't believe trump might have done this stuff" or disbelief like, "I can't believe this guy..."?
hallwaypizzaguy1164 karma2019-02-28 20:58:03 UTC
billytheuberslayer1204 karma2019-02-28 18:10:30 UTC
What kind of pizza were you eating?
hallwaypizzaguy2471 karma2019-02-28 18:24:38 UTC
It was an &pizza maverick with banana peppers and spicy tomato sauce. Pretty good
MacacoMonkey1128 karma2019-02-28 19:04:04 UTC
How does it feel to become internet famous (though anonymously and maybe unwillingly)? Did you have friends or strangers come up to you and recognize you from the gif?
hallwaypizzaguy2270 karma2019-02-28 19:05:09 UTC
Its pretty surreal, not bad though. It'll blow over in a couple days. Everyone gets their 15 minutes
AutoRedditPython696 karma2019-02-28 19:06:21 UTC
Hello hallwaypizzaguy, I hope you have a wonderful day!
hallwaypizzaguy783 karma2019-02-28 19:07:32 UTC
thank you!! you too
patoente1041 karma2019-02-28 19:10:31 UTC
what the heck is the white board behind you in your proof picture about?
hallwaypizzaguy1104 karma2019-02-28 19:12:31 UTC
just some to-do stuff and random notes
Ask_me_4_a_story665 karma2019-02-28 19:25:51 UTC
Yeah but how does building a house with asbestos lead to healthcare? Im so curious about that top line
hallwaypizzaguy4704 karma2019-02-28 19:27:06 UTC
The asbestos stuff is that I compared trying to fix the american healthcare system to trying to fix a house built with asbestos. You can tear the whole thing down and be homeless until you build a new one or fix every little piece of the wall piece by piece, take forever, and probably get cancer along the way
Ask_me_4_a_story337 karma2019-02-28 19:59:05 UTC
I could see that. What are your recommendations for the US healthcare system?
hallwaypizzaguy2164 karma2019-02-28 20:36:10 UTC
It's really complicated...I need to do more research and understand the system better or I'd be doing people a disservice by giving my recommendation
KvasirsBlod971 karma2019-02-28 19:08:26 UTC
Pizza crust: eat it or leave it?
hallwaypizzaguy1841 karma2019-02-28 19:09:32 UTC
Depends. I like my pizza crusts doughy. If they're like hard breadsticks I'm gonna leave them
Tough_biscuit955 karma2019-02-28 21:48:31 UTC
How have your parents reacted to your newfound fame?
hallwaypizzaguy1431 karma2019-02-28 21:49:58 UTC
They think its hilarious
readmore65918 karma2019-02-28 19:00:39 UTC
Which reps we're most impressive? Why?
hallwaypizzaguy1854 karma2019-02-28 19:03:08 UTC
Elijah Cummings, Katie Hill, AOC, Ro Khanna, Mark Green. All very direct and clear, argued their points well.
free-range-human349 karma2019-02-28 22:31:38 UTC
I'm surprised that you mentioned Mark Green. He represents my district (Marsha Blackburn's former district) and he didn't ask any questions.
What did you find so compelling about him?
hallwaypizzaguy1639 karma2019-02-28 22:35:12 UTC
The republican angle was basically why should we trust this guy, he's a convicted perjurer. Which, to be honest, isn't that hot of a take. I thought Mark Green did the best job of laying that argument out, and I wanted to include a republican because it was a difficult problem and I wanted to acknowledge that I at least got where they were coming from even if I dont agree.
emilengler776 karma2019-02-28 18:29:53 UTC
Ketchup or Mayonnaise?
hallwaypizzaguy2613 karma2019-02-28 18:30:29 UTC
mix those bad boys together
bttheolgee696 karma2019-02-28 20:51:24 UTC
Are you aware that &Pizza is using your likeness to sell pizza? Have you considered asking them for pay?
hallwaypizzaguy1448 karma2019-02-28 20:57:41 UTC
They got permission from me, its all good. I've got no interest in making money off this
WalrusTurkey666 karma2019-02-28 18:12:02 UTC
Why no tie?
hallwaypizzaguy1821 karma2019-02-28 18:22:45 UTC
I had one in my jacket pocket, I wasn't wearing it because ties are uncomfortable
JamesonG42379 karma2019-02-28 19:34:37 UTC
Bow tie or regular?
hallwaypizzaguy2468 karma2019-02-28 19:35:49 UTC
Regular, I dont trust people who know how to tie bow ties
phantomjm639 karma2019-02-28 18:54:40 UTC
Is pineapple a valid pizza topping?
hallwaypizzaguy3239 karma2019-02-28 18:58:12 UTC
if you like it on your pizza its a valid pizza topping
Sweetragnarok489 karma2019-02-28 18:13:41 UTC
heya, just saw you in Dailymail.
Were you aware there was a news crew in front f you or were you like F this, Im hungry?
How did you become part of the hearing?
hallwaypizzaguy1502 karma2019-02-28 18:21:44 UTC
I was definitely not aware, what you guys don't see is that that hallway was just LINED with cameras, and with reporters. People were walking around with boom mics and film stuff all over the place. So I didn't really pay any attention to the crew in front of me, I didn't realize I was on film until someone tapped me on the arm and told me.
How did you become part of the hearing?
It was open to the general public, so I got up at 5am and was one of the first in line. Couldn't miss it!
Sweetragnarok375 karma2019-02-28 18:23:54 UTC
NICE on that open to the public thing. How long did you have to wait and what were the restrictions? Like no camera rule or NDA stuff.
hallwaypizzaguy563 karma2019-02-28 18:25:34 UTC
We weren't allowed to take pictures in the hearing room, apart from that no restrictions. I waited in line for about 4-5 hours.
Mr-Greenie166 karma2019-02-28 18:46:49 UTC
How do you like living in the area?
hallwaypizzaguy495 karma2019-02-28 18:52:31 UTC
I'm a college kid, so my experience isn't the same as someone who works here, but I really like it
Lysdestic484 karma2019-02-28 18:34:20 UTC
What was the atmosphere like in the room as the hearing was going on?
Also, I noticed a young guy walk up and shake Michael Cohen's hand at the end, was that you?
hallwaypizzaguy1026 karma2019-02-28 18:40:31 UTC
There was some downtime but overall it was pretty tense, the partisan split was very clear. There were a lot of moments where members of congress and/or Cohen were shouting over each other.
That was a friend of mine, I didn't shake Cohen's hand but I went up and shook Cummings' hand after he gave his closing remarks (which were awesome).
PrinceWizdom483 karma2019-02-28 19:56:05 UTC
Did you score that summer internship?
hallwaypizzaguy590 karma2019-02-28 20:12:58 UTC
plaidcouch188 karma2019-02-28 20:36:52 UTC
Where do you go to school?
hallwaypizzaguy463 karma2019-02-28 20:53:25 UTC
Mary_Pick_A_Ford430 karma2019-02-28 22:22:53 UTC
In this age where young people want to try and become famous through memes, were you one of those who were excited to become viral or a little embarrassed that you were filmed eating during recess?
hallwaypizzaguy584 karma2019-02-28 22:24:52 UTC
Nah I'm happy about it. Cool experience.
iambluest429 karma2019-02-28 19:10:04 UTC
Having been present at the hearing, what conclusions were you able to draw? Did your opinion change? Where did you get the pizza, and how did it taste?
hallwaypizzaguy1152 karma2019-02-28 19:14:17 UTC
It was a tough case because it's true that Cohen could be considered an unreliable witness (he was convicted of lying to congress). But he's already going to prison for three years, so his motivation for lying about this and making himself and his family a target seems very shaky. I think he's telling the truth.
72chevelle2389 karma2019-02-28 20:19:22 UTC
Are you getting any royalties for advertising for the pizza place?
hallwaypizzaguy764 karma2019-02-28 20:21:51 UTC
Not royalties, but they gave me some pizza gift cards
CarlosAVP353 karma2019-02-28 22:26:14 UTC
Any aspirations to work in government or are you going to run screaming in to the night?
hallwaypizzaguy445 karma2019-02-28 22:27:25 UTC
Sure, working in government is definitely a possibility
EliteSoldier202325 karma2019-02-28 19:09:04 UTC
Did the camera guy/girl say something to you after he/she filmed his/her interview? Was someone upset with you?
hallwaypizzaguy674 karma2019-02-28 19:10:49 UTC
The guy that tapped me on the shoulder looked annoyed at first but he was smiling later. I don't think anyone was really upset with me
LordFluffy301 karma2019-02-28 19:20:32 UTC
What is your field of study in college?
hallwaypizzaguy629 karma2019-02-28 19:21:28 UTC
International Politics & Philosophy
N_B_Weaves124 karma2019-02-28 22:18:20 UTC
Favorite philosophical work?
hallwaypizzaguy345 karma2019-02-28 22:21:47 UTC
For political philosophy, Max Weber, Politics as a Vocation
For theology, Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theologica
For ethical philosophy, not sure, I'd have to think about it
DeliriousBlues279 karma2019-02-28 18:11:37 UTC
That was funny. What were the toppings on that pizza?
hallwaypizzaguy504 karma2019-02-28 18:28:15 UTC
spicy tomato, mozzarella, salami, pepperoni, italian sausage, banana peppers, bbq sauce
najing_ftw150 karma2019-02-28 19:22:58 UTC
How are you going to monetize this?
hallwaypizzaguy436 karma2019-02-28 19:23:52 UTC
I got some pizza gift cards from &pizza. Apart from that I'm not
FUCKBOY_JIHAD184 karma2019-02-28 20:32:52 UTC
have you been contacted about any book deals???
hallwaypizzaguy967 karma2019-02-28 20:40:12 UTC
I can barely write this essay for tomorrow how am I gonna write a book
KoYsP3R112 karma2019-02-28 22:16:26 UTC
How does your 5 minutes of fame feel?
hallwaypizzaguy379 karma2019-02-28 22:17:29 UTC
Nitin201595 karma2019-02-28 19:24:13 UTC
Were they selling &pizza there? If not, how did you get it?
hallwaypizzaguy191 karma2019-02-28 19:26:32 UTC
Yep there's one inside the Rayburn building
bobjohnsonmilw89 karma2019-02-28 21:51:19 UTC
Lol, that look on your face is perfect. How did you manage to get in the room?
hallwaypizzaguy181 karma2019-02-28 21:59:25 UTC
I got up in 5am and got in line early! It's technically open to the public but only a small number of people got in
BlackYukonSukerPunch65 karma2019-02-28 22:46:30 UTC
What were you doing to the pizza before you picked it up to eat?
hallwaypizzaguy145 karma2019-02-28 22:48:00 UTC
trying to separate a piece cleanly
Why are you attending the hearing for? Is it for a class project?
hallwaypizzaguy128 karma2019-02-28 22:09:31 UTC
CompetitiveCounty9234 karma2019-02-28 20:16:59 UTC
What's it like being famous? Are you gonna do like any interviews on TV now?
hallwaypizzaguy69 karma2019-02-28 20:37:57 UTC
Idk, maybe. A lot of news stations have reached out. I need to think about it.
Askmeaboutmy_Beergut24 karma2019-02-28 19:18:42 UTC
Did you just not see the giant camera and the guy filming his part?
hallwaypizzaguy84 karma2019-02-28 19:19:33 UTC
There were giant cameras and reporters standing everywhere, I wasn't paying attention to that film crew specifically
kotkaiser9 karma2019-02-28 19:33:07 UTC
hallwaypizzaguy29 karma2019-02-28 19:34:27 UTC
No. If you don't chase what you want you'll regret not doing it
C4PSLOCK4 karma2019-02-28 20:36:35 UTC
No one seems to have asked why you're standing up and eating pizza?
hallwaypizzaguy10 karma2019-02-28 20:55:07 UTC
Nowhere to sit
culingerai3 karma2019-02-28 19:34:25 UTC
How did you come to be eating a pizza?
hallwaypizzaguy9 karma2019-02-28 19:36:23 UTC
I was hungry and hadn't eaten all day. My friend brought me some so I left the committee room for a sec to much it
Broseph-The-Great2 karma2019-02-28 19:23:16 UTC
What does the whiteboard behind you mean regarding asbestos and healthcare?
hallwaypizzaguy6 karma2019-02-28 19:25:22 UTC
just some random notes. The asbestos stuff is that I compared trying to fix the american healthcare system to trying to fix a house built with asbestos. You can tear the whole thing down and be homeless until you build a new one or fix every little piece of the wall piece by piece, take forever, and probably get cancer along the way
ranchplease2 karma2019-02-28 20:47:45 UTC
what are you studying? I’m a journalism major and would’ve loved to see the hearing in person
hallwaypizzaguy4 karma2019-02-28 20:49:07 UTC
hypersonic_platypus2 karma2019-02-28 19:14:14 UTC
What is your professional opinion of pineapple on pizza?
hallwaypizzaguy8 karma2019-02-28 19:15:46 UTC
who am I to judge what people like on their pizza
augustus_gloob2 karma2019-02-28 19:27:52 UTC
How did you get the pizza? Was if free? Are you mooching? Did you order it for delivery?
hallwaypizzaguy4 karma2019-02-28 19:29:12 UTC
There's an &pizza inside the building we were in and a friend got me some
woobie1781782 karma2019-02-28 19:33:10 UTC
Were you star struck by anyone in particular?
hallwaypizzaguy3 karma2019-02-28 19:34:49 UTC
Not particularly, but Elijah Cummings definitely impressed me the most
lk053211 karma2019-02-28 19:22:52 UTC
Where’d you get the pizza from? Was it from the Rayburn house? I heard there’s an &pizza in there.
hallwaypizzaguy3 karma2019-02-28 19:24:03 UTC
My friend got it for me, but yep
mack123abc211 karma2019-02-28 19:28:25 UTC
Is water wet?
hallwaypizzaguy8 karma2019-02-28 19:29:26 UTC
Zonorf1 karma2019-02-28 19:27:11 UTC
Seem like a cool dude, What's your major?
hallwaypizzaguy2 karma2019-02-28 19:27:50 UTC
International politics :)
MURKA421 karma2019-02-28 18:56:44 UTC
Were you there for extra credit?
hallwaypizzaguy15 karma2019-02-28 18:58:25 UTC
Nope, went there because I wanted to
Catdog2008-29 karma2019-02-28 18:12:05 UTC
Can a psychologist explain to me why people do this? What’s the point in pretending to be someone else, and then going on reddit to answer a few questions while posing as that person? I seriously see this all the time on here and I’m dying to know what sort of mental illness this is. I mean maybe everyone once in a while It actually is the person, but most of the time it’s just some loser... so can someone explain to me why they do it? Do they just want a little attention? Or is it something deeper than that?
hallwaypizzaguy23 karma2019-02-28 18:23:11 UTC
there's proof in the post my dude
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