'Parks and Recreation's' Nick Offerman AMA: Life advice, dirty jokes and more

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When you sign up someone like Nick Offerman to to a Reddit AMA, you're in for something special. Offerman, who you know as Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation," returned to Reddit Friday (April 4) to promote the episode he directed of the series, which airs April 10.

In doing, so he answered some questions, spun a yarn of life wisdom and quoted Teddy Roosevelt many times. Check out some of the many highlights below before jumping over to Reddit to read it all.

Any advice for a man who's dealing with a lot of indecision (romantic relationships, career stuff)?
DON'T TREAD WATER FOR TOO LONG, LEST YOU CRAMP UP AND SINK. Follow your gut, make a choice, and throw yourself into it. If you make a mistake, then you have merely afforded yourself a valuable lesson. "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." - Teddy Roosevelt

What is your favorite cheese and why?
Gruyere, no reason necessary. Hard cheddars also set my motor to running. Estero Gold.

If you had to keep Harry Houdini trapped in a room for six hours, what would be your method?
Inject him with poison.

Who would win in a fight between Axe Cop and Paul Bunyan? Axe Cop has Wexter while Paul Bunyan has Babe the Blue Ox?
That Ox was delicious.

If you could go back in time and punch anyone in the face who would it be and why?
Myself at age 17 or 18. I could have used it.

What's your favorite type of sandwich?
In mouth.

What should I get my mom for her birthday?
Make her a gift with love. Surprise with your thoughtful effort, and that will surpass any purchasable.

What is the worst thing a fan has ever said to you?
I love you on "Community."

Where is one place you've never been but would love to go?
Inside Fassbender.

What makes a man a man?
"A man's usefulness depends upon his living up to his ideals insofar as he can." - Teddy Roosevelt

Any tips on making the perfect Old-Fashioned?
That is not a difficult cocktail to concoct.
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