Reddit “Ask Me Anythings” are a chance for the internet’s everymen to lob insults and bizarro questions at famous people—or sometimes they’re just marketing schemes in the form of a Q&A. The recent AMA with Jack, the creepy-because-he’s-always-smiling Jack In The Box mascot, was a mix of both: part publicity for the chain, part bizarre anthropomorphizing mascot we wish we could unread. Here are the strangest things we learned:
Really glad he cleared that one up.
Even if this is a joke, where did Gmangr81 come up with this idea? The internet is a strange place.
I always found this commercial bizarre in the first place, and it’s even weirder when Jack jokes about it like it’s a real thing:
One of the most contentious parts of the AMA came when commenters asked about the 1993 E. coli outbreak at dozens of western Jack In The Box stores. The outbreak was linked to contaminated beef patties; it sickened hundreds and killed four children. It looked like Reddit moderators were deleting these questions, but finally Jack addressed them in a weirdly somber moment in between talk of breakfast sandwiches and curly fries:
A commenter asked if Jack In The Box could turn him into a curly fry, natch.
I’m going to just... leave this here because I can’t follow this thread any further.