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IamA PornHub Amateur AMA!

Dec 4th 2017 by Haighlee_Dallas • 25 Questions • 60 Points

Gotta run - thanks for all the questions!

Hey All! I’m Jessie, a Cross Country Skier and I race all winter on the World Cup - I am gearing up for another Winter Olympic Games -- all races from sprints to 30 kilometers! I have 4 World Championship medals, was part of the 2014 Winter Olympic team and am gearing up for another Olympic games.

I began skiing at age 3 and was part of the first-ever U.S. team to [win](https://www.teamusa.org/us-ski-and-snowboard/athletes/Jessie-Diggins

Learn more about me and all Olympic hopefuls at teamusa.org. The Winter Games begin Feb 8 on NBC! Read all Olympic AMA's and see what's next on Reddit at reddit.com/user/TeamUSAOlympics. Subscribe now to Ask Them Anything!

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Lets say you get 100k views in a week for 1 video. How much does that equal is real life money?

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Hey Mr. Giacchino!

I love your work, especially on films like the Incredibles, Star Trek, and Planet of the Apes, but the one score I love most from you is one that I don’t think gets nearly enough appreciation – that being your score for Jupiter Ascending.

I’m curious what the process of writing that was like, since from what I understand you wrote a good chunk of it before shooting had even started at the request of the Wachowskis. Was it more challenging? Less? Just different? What were you given to go on when it came to developing a tone and themes? How much of your original score made it into the film, and is there a chance of the unused stuff getting a release?

Thanks.


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Pure gold, thank you.

Drift King

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Hi Grant - thanks for doing another AMA! Would you ever consider returning to Battlebots? (or combat robotics in general?) If not, why not? If maybe.... what would you build?

Also, your book on robotics has been a great help over the last couple of years.


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What is the best Portable Vacuum to have in the car? I do Lyft and Uber and it would be nice to have something small in the trunk.

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did Josh Widdicombe give you your wedding ring back?


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Does Jay treat you as if you exist or does he simply ignore all he’s not “with”?

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Hi Jessie, big fan from Norway here!

  1. What’s your favorite interval workout?
  2. Do you have any rituals or routines to mentally prepare for a race?
  3. What do you think it will take to make cross-country skiing as big in the U.S. as it is over here?

Best of luck with your season and the Olympics!


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The payments are based off of ad revenue. Depending on how well your video is rated and if premium members are watching your content determine the % you receive. The Amount per view fluctuates so its hard to say.

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This was a really interesting project for me because the Wachowskis asked me to write the music before they started shooting. They didn't give me a script they gave me place descriptions, character descriptions and I basically wrote six suites based on their notes. It was very freeing because I wasn't locked to picture. Then after they shot the film we had to go back and add things here and there.


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This was one of my favorite repurposes. I always preferred videos like this that added something new to it, rather than people who just ripped it and reposted it.

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I might make a return to combat robotics. In the time since I actively competed, the technology has changed so much. The motors and batteries are significantly better. It's a fun but demanding hobby. When I look back at it, I was a much younger man. With apparently a lot more free time!


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You might like Dyson's V7 or V8 cordless stick vacs. They're pretty good for that kind of thing.

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Eventually.


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He’s always very respectful and polite to me. I have a history of saying stupid things to him though so he makes me laugh in my memories. He always would randomly appear and I would be surprised by him so then when he asks a normal question like “hey man, what’s up?” I get flustered and reply with “good man, how are you” and feel dumb for the rest of the day. I’m not star struck, just stupid I think.

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Hi! I love long zone 3 workouts because it's a great chance to really improve my technique while going hard. So, something like 5 x 10 minutes zone 3 with 3-4 minutes rest in between each one. Before each race, I put sparkles on my cheeks to remind myself that I do this because I love to ski and that when I'm having fun, I race my fastest! I think we need a World Cup in the US to help fans connect with the sport, and now with so many athletes sharing their life on social media fans can really connect and follow their favorite athletes - which makes them want to see the races even more!


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When i read the question i knew you wouldnt answer it

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Hello Mr. Giacchino! I’m a huge fan of your work. Was it intimidating being the only composer other than John Williams to work on a Star Wars film? Did you work closely with him on the score for Rogue One? What was the process like?

Appreciate you taking the time to answer these!


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Get an Immortan Joe mask man, ride eternal SHINY AND CHROME

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Did you ever chat about Battle bots with Jamie? What was your take on Blendo?


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What are your thoughts on Roombas??

And have you ever had to fix one?

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Does it freak you out a bit that all these randoms are so informed about your work, and can ask very specific questions?


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My honest respect to you. Where did you live from 13 to 18?

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Other than racing, what's the best part of the Olympics?


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its not a specific set ammount that's why i answerd the way i did.... i don't want to give out false information to anyone when i dont know the correct answer. If i had to make a guess about $50- ish for 100k views

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There wasn't much time to be intimidated - I had only 4 1/2 weeks to write the score - but I've loved star wars since I was a kid so ultimately it was just a lot of fun even though the schedule was crazy!


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That is a good one, and one that I haven't heard yet. I usually get a lot of people saying references to Bane from Batman and the occasional Darth Vader.

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I actually first met Jamie at Robot Wars circa 1995. Blendo was fearsome in those days. He was actually asked to leave a competition because Blendo was deemed too dangerous to the audience. They gave him the trophy, of course.


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I think they're okay for doing light cleaning throughout the week, between regular deep vacuuming (assuming carpeting). I think Neato and Miele robots are better systems than Roomba.

I worked on an early model Roomba and it felt like a crap product. They've since made their machines into modular systems that the consumer can diagnose and replace components easily, so I don't see them come into the shop so much.

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Yes.


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Thanks! I moved in with my dad and stepmom. My stepmom was a little mentally unstable as well (she later killed herself) so it was not exactly a good fit. I was grateful to have regular meals and a warm place to sleep though, for sure.

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Walking into opening ceremonies! It's such an adrenaline rush - the lights, the cheering, the noise. For me, that's the moment I felt like I had finally made the Olympic team!


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Thank you. I was just wondering if I could make money by showing off my bits.

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You have scored a couple Disney Parks attractions over the years. If you were given your pick from the higher-ups to re-score anything, what attraction would you like to work on?

Also, thank you for taking the time to talk to my fiancee at D23 while you were signing for her. We're excited to dance to Married Life in April!


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Just reading the ama introduction made my morning. All the best bro!!

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Grant, with the advancement of AI, shouldn't the really competitive levels of Battlebots be completely autonomous?


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I just bought the Roomba 960 for the wife. We have a very large single floor home with refinished hardwood floors. I tested it out on the tile at work yesterday and it seems to do a reasonable job. I think letting it run constantly will keep the floors looking cleaner longer, especially with a small pet (we have a 19lbs dog). I hope I didn't drop $600 for nothing.

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What does that eye actually see?


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How do you personally think you got out of that pit of hell you were born into? How do you think you made it when so many others, probably members of your own family couldn't? Do you consider it drive and ambition or genetic somehow?

I believe we're in the same historical boat and we could have been neighbors. Super poor and abused to becoming successful people. I love meeting other people like us. Also: I feel it, and I'll delete this, cause it's my own personal thing, but: https://imgur.com/mpDCdSa I get it.

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Few questions

What's your favorite world cup venue (and why is it canmore)?

You always seem to have your music going on your Instagram, what's on your warmup playlist?

Would you rather fight 100 duck sized northugs or 1 northug sized duck?


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you absolutely can! I can give you my referral code of your serious about it, make a pornhub profile and message me there :)

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I've already worked on my fav - Space Mountain.

Say hi to your fiancee and have a great wedding!!


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Same to you, my friend.

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I'm not comfortable with autonomous BattleBots yet. I saw a few matches of fully autonomous fighting robots and it was terrifying (because they were basically hunting around semi-blind looking for a beacon).


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I hope it serves you well for a good, long time.

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It gives me a different angle on life. It's like I'm running two cameras at all times.


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I just always wanted to be more. I had nothing and I knew I wasn’t supposed to be nothing. I just kept clawing my way upwards. Sometimes I slid back down, sometimes I had to start over all over again. But I did it. I refused to stop trying to be good enough. Don’t delete it, unless you want to. I’m happy to hear you made it out of the shit.

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Haha I love Canmore because I have a lot of friends there and it's close(ish) to home! My warmup playlist involves a lot of upbeat pop like Taylor Swift, SIA and right now "Feel it Still" by Portugal the Man. And 100 duck sized Northugs would be hilarious.


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She answered it as well as she could, it's like YouTube earnings, it really depends on the ads. If you want a range it's about $0.50 to $0.80 per 1000 views so $50-80.

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Hello Mr. Giacchino, I've been a huge fan since you scored Medal of Honor: Frontline! That score is truly a soothing and mesmerizing theme that elevates the game. "Arhnem" is a masterpiece.

I'd love to know what was your inspiration to Medal of Honor's score?


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Specs on your ride please?

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How was it to work on Star Wars and then be involved with a Star Trek fan film?


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How do you suggest cleaning out the hose? I have a vacuum with an accordian hose and a wife who routinely vacuums up wet things that should have been cleaned up by other methods.
For everyone that inevitably tells me to fix the wife problem, I have tried, and that would still leave me with my dirty hose that had build up from when it got wet then was used on more dry things.

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How does your Dad feel about you being back in America with your Mum?


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Seriously that strikes a cord. I was absolutely supposed to be nothing and every expectation was I would be nothing. I also did the slide back and the start over (a couple times) and it was hard but I refused to stop. At some point it wasn't about "them," meaning what "they" thought of me and became what I thought of myself.

I'm glad you made it out of the shit too. Do you find yourself distanced from it now though? Like I have a hard time correlating the me today with the family that I still have who is still living in poverty. It's like, I can't pay for your bills people, so I've become a hermit from my family. Have you found yourself in that same situation?

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which foods are easiest to process during an intense sprint?


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thank you Katie!!!

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I had a great Uncle, Peter Fortunato, who fought in WWII, and he told us so many stories. I knew that his stories represented that entire generation of people who went and fought that war. He was my inspiration.


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I'm so bad with automotive stuff, truth be told. My dad would probably have a better answer for you. Sorry pal.

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Literal dream come true. Working on R2-D2 was a life achievement. As was playing TOS-era Sulu. I remember sitting in my Sulu costume, at my console, on the beautiful Enterprise bridge set, being SOO giddy because I couldn't believe I was doing it.


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Soak it in vinegar overnight, then rinse it out with just water with a hose sprayer or something. Set it out in the sun to dry completely.

Easy Fix.

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You're A Big Fat Quiz fan aren't you?


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I don’t feel like I have a lot in common with my family but I do love them very much. I couldn’t pay their bills if I wanted to and most of the time I call my brother asking for a couple hundred bucks to pay my cable bill. I have distanced myself as much as I can though as they all live in Philly and I live in LA so I only see them once a year at best. It’s better that way

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I eat cliff shot blocks - so, basically just simple sugar! I also like peanut butter banana sandwiches in between the qualifier and the heats.


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Here's a genuine question, how the fuck do I find someone to do porn with me?

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Hello Mr. Giacchino, my introduction to your amazing music was on LOST. I loved how each character had their own theme, Ben’s and Sayid’s were my favourite, and in a sense the music became a character in its own right. My question is; Which character theme did you personally like the most?


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Serious question, are there snow tires for electric wheelchairs? Do you use them? We have just had the first snow here two days ago.

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What was your favorite myth from a building perspective?


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What are your thoughts on Simplicity? (Still good? Maintenance issues to be aware of? etc.) I got a Simplicity canister more than ten years ago, and love it. I think the only thing I've replaced on it was the hose.

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In your early career, what was the worst gig you ever did?


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What's your most memorable bar fight?

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Should I put you on my fantasy team for Lillehammer? I need all the help I can get after a tough Ruka triple.


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LMAO Not only do i wish I knew the answer to this question, I wish I had a dollar for everytime someone asked it hahaha

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I really loved Oceanic Six which was a theme for all the characters.


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I personally haven't seen them, but that would be totally awesome.

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Two of my favorites from later episodes were the Earthquake Shake Table and Tennis Wing Walk. The earthquake table was cool because it required a giant air bearing (cushion of air like air hockey). The tennis wing walk required me to design a giant wing structure that we welded to a flat bed pickup. I was neat because of the sheer scale of it all.


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Simplicity is a very good brand. You might not know that Simplicity is Riccar's sister company and the two brand's vacuums are almost identical.

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I died on my arse in Essex when i first started. They didn't even clap when I finished.


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Bar fights aren’t ever really memorable to me, I guess just because in order to get that far into a situation you gotta be pretty drunk. One time I got hit with a bottle when I was in Thailand but the bottle didn’t break and it didn’t knock me out so I was just really surprised and in a lot of pain. I turned around expecting to see some other Marine that I had pissed off or a local dude that I had offended but instead I found myself looking down at a 90 lb girl who I had beat at connect four just a little bit before. She didn’t take that L very professionally.

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Haha I always have to bet on myself!


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I wish I had a dollar for everytime someone asked it hahaha

Yeah you must get it a lot from us normies - So who's idea was doing porn out of you and your partner?

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I am currently scoring a short film (my first film!) and the director told me a specific scene needed music. However, it’s more of a neutral scene and I’m not feeling any sort of emotional response towards it. And I have no idea what to write! Has this ever happened to you and if so, any helpful tips?


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How do you react when people say people who make memes about you are called insensitive?

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Are there any myths you wish you could have covered on Mythbusters but that weren't practically feasible?


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Why in God’s name do they still sell that stupid carpet powder stuff ? Every vacuum I’ve ever cleaned that saw it was just clogged with that crap.

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How does it feel to be a rich man's Nish Kumar?


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HOLY SHIT! YOU BEAT ONE OF THE CONNECT FOUR GIRLS!? That's borderline impossible; I've never seen anyone do it. No wonder she bottled you. =P

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Hi Jessie, I'm wondering who your #1 best underdog pick is for this weekend in Noah Hoffman fantasy?


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it was a joint decision :) we were both cam models when we got together so it kinda just naturally happened haha

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Yes! That usually means it either doesn't NEED music or the director is feeling insecure about what he has and is trying to "save" it with your score!


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Honestly, I think that humor, in good taste, is an often forgotten way of being inclusive. I'm not really easily offended by stuff like that, so I don't know why some people want to do that for me.

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The holy grail is the upside-down race car. By virtue of its design, an Indy race car has enough downward force at speed to run inverted. Just needed (1) a helical track (2) an Indy race car and (3) a driver.


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Dude...seriously!

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Amazing


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Hahaha that’s the response I get from anyone who’s been to Phuket

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Honestly, the World Cup can change so much weekend to weekend! But my teammate Andy Newell just had a birthday today so he's feeling really happy and looks fast!


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we were both cam models when we got together

Wow, how did that even happen? did he just start lurking your room?

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Did John Williams ever say anything to you about your Rogue One score?


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Woah, what study are you pursuing? What's your plan after graduation?

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I've been rewatching Mythbusters lately and one scene that gets replayed a lot through the series is you and Tori arguing over whether or not you "always use the blue rope" when towing cars. What is never shown is who was actually right. Who was right?


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Who makes the good (see; not too f'ing expensive) shampoo vacuum cleaner?

Here in England, you can rent a "Rug Doctor" but no idea if they are any good or not.

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What questions do you wish you were asked more often?

Which is more annoying to listen to: cheeky remarks about your eye, your maths teaching career, or your vegan diet?


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Nah. You have to be some mythical legend of connect 4 to beat those girls. "Good" isn't enough to have a chance against them.

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Hi Jessie, race hard this winter! Do you feel at this point that you are equally competitive in both classic and skate? Will that factor into the choices you make about what races to focus on at the Olympics? Thanks for being a great rep for MN.


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lol no we met because our exes were friends...years later we happen to both be single at a party decide to chill... my Ex knew i cammed so i knew tyler would eventually find out, and i really liked him so i decided to tell him only to find out he was a cam model as well lol....Meant to be i guess haha

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He was very complimentary.


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My degree is in communications, and my dream is to find a career in advertising, preferably in my hometown of Atlanta. I'm looking to enter the field through a social media management job, but we'll see. Honestly, the next step for me is figuring out how I can actually be employable. Here in the USA, any sort of income stands to dramatically impact my ability to get necessary health care services. I have to learn how to walk the tightrope, or in my case, roll it.

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We always use the blue rope.


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I don't recommend any consumer level shampooers. Hiring a professional with heated extraction is ideal, renting is better than nothing.

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They all piss me off.


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truth. Playing Connect 4 in Thailand is like playing Kasparov at chess. You gotta be 30 steps ahead.

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Thanks! I'm always working to improve in both techniques, but I feel that my classic is slowly getting there! I'm focusing on the skate-heavy races at the Olympics simply because I love the team events so much and I feel that's the best way I can help my team.


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Do you edit it together or..?

I can see that it could be fun, but then again not, I can't even stand listening to my own voice on a recording.

Also, is there any commenting from the distributors before you upload anything?

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Hi, Mr. Giacchino!

I have to say that the Incredibles soundtrack is probably my favorite selection from you (though it's hard to really pick a favorite), but as a huge James Bond fan, I can't help but hear the various Bond-esque inspiration within the soundtrack. How did you decide to take that route, and if MGM/EON ever approached you for a Bond soundtrack, would you do it?


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Seems like all of my heroes are from the ATL. I don't know what they put in the water over there but whatever it is, it seems to produce a lot of strong and inspirational men. Much respect man

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If you had once chance to time travel what period would you go to?


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We've been pretty happy with Bissel's Big Green Clean Machine, but it's not as good as paying for heated extraction. I think a home unit is great to have for pet stains and kid stains when paying for professional cleaning every time is impractical.

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What is your honest opinion on Dara O Brien from your time on Mock The Week?


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Ages of each marriage?

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Hey Jessie! Big fan from Norway here! One of the most exiting races i've ever seen was the 10k in Falun 2015, congrats on the silver! Good luck this weekend at Lillehammer and in the Olympics! Anyways, my question is how is it for you to spend the entire winter every year here in Europe? Do you wish for eventually having more FIS races in USA?


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what do you mean by commenting from distributors?

I mainly edit then we watch it together i used to hate hearing myself now its kinda in one ear out the other lol

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Director Brad Bird really wanted an old school Jazz orchestra vibe so it all started with that. I feel like the Incredibles IS my James Bond score so I'm good!


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I love my hometown, it's strangely a part of me.

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Renaissance, maybe? I think it would be cool to visit Leonardo daVinci's shop.


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I agree. At least the Big Green is a decent machine. Just ALWAYS do a full rinse run after the shampoo run.

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He's lightning quick and a good bloke.


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20, 30, 32. Partners were 19, 27 and 27 respectively.

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Thanks! It can be hard to be traveling the entire winter since I'm away from home and I miss my family. But, it's also really exciting to get the chance to see so many countries and meet so many new people! The best way to stay happy is to be with a team that has great chemistry. We are like a family and look out for each other! And yes, I would LOVE to have a WC in the USA!


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what do you mean by commenting from distributors?

I thought that, perhaps they wanted to see what you're going to upload, prior to it getting there. I also saw a documentary, about 1930s pulp fiction recently, which I believe confused me a bit. A poor choice of wording on my part, not native speaker and the bong hit me pretty hard a while ago, sorry.

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Please tell us you are scoring Incredibles 2, that's half the reason I'm eager to see it.


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What was the name of the restaurant you filmed the drift video at? I live in Atlanta and want to try the restaurant.

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Follow up question! Which inventor would you want to meet?


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Did you see this clever comic by u/lolnein?

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What's worse, school kids or hecklers?


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You get older, they stay the same age.

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Hi Jessie. Big fan from Norway. Not very patriotic hahah, but you are the only CC skier i root for this Olympic Games. Wish you good luck under the games and may the odds be ever in your favor. Question : How supportive is the american community, and how big is the Cross Country skiing sport in the U.S ?

Btw: I want more dancing videos on IG!!


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no, there are some rules you have to follow and videos will be taken down if you don't obey the rules. Videos that do well will be picked to be featured on the home page though, which increases traffic to your page therefor increasing your earnings.

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Yup I'm doing it.


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I filmed it at a resort in Mexico, sorry about that. Fox Brothers BBQ is fantastic though, definitely worth a visit.

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Tesla


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Thanks! I hadn't seen that before. I chuckled audibly.

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Year 9 Friday Period 5 was worse than any comedy club.


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Verification can be found on my Instagram @Greazywil

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Thanks for being our fan! Skiing in the US isn't very big compared to other sports, but our fans are really passionate and awesome! So, I think we need to get a World Cup to the US to help grow the sport and continue the live streaming of World Cups so our fans can follow along!


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Wow that's not a lot at all. Probably not worth it unless you're super super popular.

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Vanilla or Chocolate? p.s. See you at band practice Alex


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Hello fellow ATLien, I actually pursued the exact same path as you in college and am currently employed by one of if not the largest digital advertising firms in Atlanta. PM me and I could potentially help you out with next steps, post-graduation.

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Do you play computer games? If so, what are some of your favorites?


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I work as a repair technician for a goodwill type organization in Europe, my job is to test and repair pretty much everything in your kitchen/living room. I pretty much learn on the job with some courses on the side, so I have a lot to learn. Vacuum cleaners come in all the time, and usually the 'fixes' we do is simply cleaning out the filters and replacing a bag if needed. If there's an actual defect chances are it is too time-intensive to fix, as we do need to make 'some' money.

Have any general tips that could help me salvage more of them rather than forfeiting them to recycling?

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Hey Romesh, my partner at the time and I followed you and Seann Walsh through Windsor to find a gig you were doing once.

What's the oddest fan interaction you've had?


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Is traffic still happening or did that become the autobiography?

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Which song(s) do you listen to on your Bose headphones/speaker to get amped up for your races?


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If its something you enjoy and you stay consistent you will be surprised at how quickly your fan base grows.The more you film and upload the more tricks you will learn, only making your content better and better. It's all about marketing yourself. I always tell people don't do it for the money, do it because its something you genuinely like to do.

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Chocolate Chip! Family Band Practice is ONE HOUR!!! BE HERE!!


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I'm going to plow through these questions and then definitely hit you up. If that's okay.

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I'm level 204 on Overwatch. I main Pharrah and Bastion (Bastion is making a comeback) as well as Soldier and Symmetra. EDIT: I will play Bastion and Symmetra on Attack, depending on the map.


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Man, I don't know what your margins are like, but I can tell you that Youtube is a great recourse for repair tips. I go there when I've got a real odd ball that even my veteran techs in the company are stumped on.

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Once a couple of pricks followed me through Windsor.


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That was completely scrapped in favor of the material on The Autobigraphy. We’re moving on to new things. Vic felt like the material he prepared for Traffic didn’t represent him any longer and wanted to start fresh.

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I love anything with a good dance beat that's happy! Right now, "Feel it Still" by Portugal the Man and "The Greatest" by Sia make me really happy!


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Hi Haighlee! Who is your favorite model right now on PH?

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Hi Michael,

It blows my mind how you go from a piano composed piece to a fully orchestrated score, what is that process? Do you personally orchestrate the music for each instrument? Collaborate with others etc?

Thanks, Dave

PS 50th Birthday Gala was utterly incredible :)


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Inb4 next year when you post the ama "I got a job by doing an ama! Ama!"

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I love Overwatch, what's your rank in comp?


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I have 3 large dogs and 2 cats. What floor cleaning device do you suggest? I've murdered three different vacuums and am in need of advice.

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On episodes of "Taskmaster" and interviews following it, quite often you acted like you genuinely weren't enjoying being on the show and regretted agreeing to appear (particularly this interview - transcript/video). How much of this was your grumpy stage persona and how much is genuine? What was your experience of "Taskmaster" really like?


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Thanks man. Do you think Vic is trying to transition into some sort of hybrid away from rap? Both the manuscript and the autobiography seem a lot less rap centric then innaetape or TAGO.

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I am food obsessed and dream about being a cross country skier so I can eat whatever I want. Really though, how many calories would you say you burn in your average training while skiing? Good luck.


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I am good friends with Cameron Canela so probably her lol

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It's all about how I hear it in my head. Think of it as a painting. You start with a pencil sketch outline (the piano sketch) and then you start to fill in the colors (the various instruments). Painting and Orchestrating are very similar in many regards.


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I'm all for this positivity.

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To be 100% honest, I tried comp and found it too stressful. I like to play mystery heroes because everyone isn't playing their main and it's more fun.


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If you have a lot of carpeting, a carpet rake can be used prior to vacuuming to save on bags or having to empty dust bins as much.

Also, with that kind of heavy duty environment, you really should invest in a premium vacuum and then have it serviced regularly. You should also do monthly maintenance on your brush roller, to remove any built up hair on the brush and around the brush bearing end caps. This will greatly increase the lifespan of the brush roller and belts. Change your belts once a year.

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Everything I do is genuine. I enjoyed Taskmaster but I was aggrieved at some of the injustices.


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No I think he is just doing what feels right to him at the moment. He’s a great singer and he has the ability to make meaningful songs without relying solely on auto tune for his sound. When he uses it, it’s an effect not a crutch. That’s a big difference.

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In a long training session, or intervals, I probably go through around 1600 calories. That's a lot of granola bars! :)


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Whats the thing you would suggest to try in the bedroom to spice things up with your long term partner?

A:

oh oh! please answer! ive been a follower of your work since jurassic park the lost world on playstation! when you scored jurassic world did you sneak some of that score into the raptor chase scene? also medal of honor and underground rocked!


Q:

What are your long term goals?

A:

No dwarf fortress though?


Q:

Thanks for the info! Top 3 recommended make/models?

A:

Hi Romesh,

I recently saw your stand up sometime last year in Southend at the Cliffs Pavillion. The show was great but what really stood out for me, and I wonder if you remember it was the incident with the fly that would not leave you alone on stage, and your handling of it was to a comedic point absolutely perfect.

My question for you is of all your stand up gigs you've done, except for 'the fly' what has been your favourite bit of improvised comedy, based on something an audience member said or something that happened on stage where you thought about it afterwards thinking 'I fucking killed that bit, couldn't have handled it better'?

Really enjoy all the shit you do, you were great last year on BFQOTY too so thanks for the entertainment!

P.S. if you come back to southend can I show them this comment and get up front row?


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Rockets are no joke. They spit out splinters of metal in every direction, and rip through everything in their path. This is reddit, where you can ask anything, and you may get lucky and get an answer. But for anyone who has seen the effects of a rocket attack, the questions can bring back some unpleasant memories. If you really want to know about them, check out liveleak. Be warned, though - it can be.... Disturbing.

A:

Just saw your dog on your link. So cute! What kind of dog is it?


Q:

Have you ever filmed a video of the two of you?

A:

You are a true follower! I definitely had a bit of the Raptor scene from the Lost World video game for those who would remember. Like you.


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Realistically, find a career in advertising. Maintain my health. Maybe one day write a book about the whole experience.

More unrealistically, I would like to create more wheelchair drifting videos and perhaps make a go at developing that into some sort of online career. Maybe even write a book down that path as well.

Regardless of which way I end up, I would like to spread my brand of optimism and perhaps help people learn to look for the best.

A:

I like paying Torb on mystery. I also like the voice like "I'm giving it all I got!"


Q:

The top three brands in the US are Riccar, Miele, and Sebo. Not necessarily in that order. Obviously, with all three, the more you spend the more vacuum you're gonna get.

A:

THat fly thing was the maddest thing that happened on the whole tour - Thanks for coming!


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you're absolutely right. If I can be graphic for a minute, my best friend who was hit in the face had his entire jaw ripped off and he looked like the Vampires from the Blade movies. I will never lose that image in my head. The jagged pieces of metal that went into my leg still sometimes work their way out.

A:

Leo is a French Brittany - and he's the cutest little guy!


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No never given that a try. I don't think that my partner is super comfortable with the idea of bringing cameras into the bedroom. Mostly a concern that it would somehow end up in the wrong hands.

A:

Michael, I love the piece Married Life from Up so much that I brought myself to learn the piano to play it. Was there a piece of music that gave you the motivation to play music?


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The power of positive thinking! My man! I hope you succeed in whatever you try

A:

What was your favorite part of the 'Down the Rabbit Hole' tour? Would you do it again?


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Thank you

A:

Pleasure was mine. Do you still Boycott Tescos because they fired the lad in the front row?


Q:

Have you got any tennis ball stories from Thailand?

A:

Thoughts on Klæbos peculiar ski form of running on skis in the classic races?


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You'll never know if U dont ask :) maybe suggest wearing a mask ot not putting uour face in it

A:

My dad had a huge record collection and I was listening to it since I can remember, so I loved all kinds of music: jazz, big band, classical. I do remember trying to sound out Jaws at a young age!


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I guess the beauty of it all is that I can do both. They aren't mutually exclusive paths, so I guess time and effort would be the only thing that limits me. I'll learn a lot about the future over the next year or so.

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The best part of the tour was interacting with my friends in front of a live audience and hearing them laugh and cheer. For our finale, we create a giant cloud of nitrogen and walk through it to do our bows.

[The worst part is the travel. New city every day.]


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You're welcome. I hope it was helpful.

A:

Of course.


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I have a story about coke cans turning into sprite cans by magic but that’s not quite a story I’m willing to publish

A:

He's really, really good at it!


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do yours or your husband family and parents or friends know about this did anyone you met offline saw your porn???

A:

Michael, how is it possible to write ALL the movie scores AND still be such the nicest guy possible!?


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PLEASE make a youtube channel of you drifting. I will sub immediately.

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What new technologies or other recent innovations are you excited about right now? How do you think it will make our lives easier?


Q:

My budget is $150.

Mostly laminate floors with a couple of thick rugs. No pets, couple of kids.

Which vacuum do you recommend?

A:

Romesh mate. Any plans on more of them BBC3 “interviews cum conversations” that you had with Jack Dee, James Acaster etc.?

3 minute YouTube clips just aren’t enough.


Q:

You wanna help another struggling vet get a job?

A:

Hi Jessie! Big fan from Denmark here who wants to know if you hadn't become a cross country skier what would then have become? A dancer perhaps? =)


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Yes they do

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I wonder the EXACT SAME THING ABOUT YOU in terms of how the heck do you make so many amazing things and STILL be such a nice open person??? You know what - next time we are out together lets start a bar fight and see how the other half lives? Deal?


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That might be coming soon, keep your eyes out for it.

A:

Self-driving cars. Foldable LCD panels. LCD contact lenses.


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Anything under $200 is gonna be pure shit. The best bang for your buck @ $200 MSRP is Fuller Brush's Easy Made. It's a helluva lot of vacuum for the price and won't fall apart as fast as the shitty ones.

A:

I cannot confirm for definite. But maybe.


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I can barely stay employed myself. What do you do?

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Haha yes, I definitely would have wanted to become a dancer! I don't think I would have been good enough for that, but I always really enjoyed helping other people be active and get outdoors so I would have been involved in sports in one way or another.


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How did you guys get into This? Did somebody approach you?

A:

Hi Michael,

For my money you are as close to an heir to John Williams as any composer today. There is a "brightness" to your scores that I really only ever hear in Williams' work. What is the extent of your relationship with John Williams, and have you had conversations with Disney about further work on the Star Wars series?


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Need more drifting vids.

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What work were you doing for Disney Imagineering?


Q:

So based on your previous threads, I bought a Miele C3 cat/dog. Love the vacuum, but I'm a little confused about setting the height for the powerhead for our carpet.

Obviously too low and it's too hard to push around, and too high and it's not touching the carpet at all. But there seem to be two settings that "work" for each of our different carpets (we have carpeted rooms with a 3/4 inch pile, and then some rugs that are lower).

Is there any more accurate way to determine the ideal height? If there are two that seem to work, is it better to pick the higher or lower one? Am I just way-overthinking this?

A:

Is there any joke that once those words left your mouth you instantly regretted, or thought you went to far, and if so, what was it?


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I’m just a silly 15 year old kid with no crazy story. Thank you for your service. Just wondering if you think what happened in your early life impacted you for better or worse? Thanks in advance

A:

Good luck this winter Jessie! How do you explain the difference in performance/success between your team and the men’s ? Y’all are inspiring. Hopefully they’ll catch up!


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sort of. we had already been uploading content to pornhub (we like sharing our videos lol) when Mia, the model coordinator, wrote us to let us know about the program.

A:

Thanks! John and I are friends - he's been an amazing person to get to know over the years. As for the future - nothing planned as of yet. Pretty busy on non-star wars projects!


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I might have something for you soon.

A:

Due to non-disclosure agreements, I cannot say the exact nature of my work, but safe to say it was a robot.


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With every vacuum that has height adjustment there is only one proper procedure to determine the best height.

Always start on the highest setting and work it down just until it starts to vibrate the rug/carpet, an NO lower. This allows for ideal agitation in the fibers and airflow into the vacuum. Also, with your Miele, keep in mind that the ideal power settings are the rug settings whenever you're on carpeting.

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My mum and wife are a bit pissed off about what i said about them this morning in an interview.


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Every event in your life will influence you in some way. I was once a silly kid with no stories but I always believed that a man’s worth is in the stories he has to tell because I didn’t have any tangible things to value. So I said yes to things and took risks. I went to extremes to prove my worth in the world. I risked my life for the adventure. I still take big chances even when it’s a bad idea because I know that even if I fail I will still have the story. I wish I had the opportunities that some other people have had and the loving home environment some had but maybe that’s what drives me.

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I think our men are training really hard and doing all the right things - but sometimes you see countries gain momentum one way or the other and it's just hard to explain! Some countries are much better at classic, for example, and some have a stronger women's program, but I've seen a lot of our younger athletes training and I'm confident that they're going in the right direction!


Q:

You get to do work with mainstream pornstars that are affiliated with Pornhub?

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I'm making a low budget erotic sci-fi romance movie that's like 50 Shades of Grey meets Star Wars and Zootopia. Would you be interested in scoring it for me? My budget is $13.

And have you ever cried while scoring anything? Specifically Coco or Up?


Q:

Are your hands completely functional or do you need to use any specific equipment to use a computer?

A:

it was a robot

Lawsuit filed


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Oh shit, I've been doing the complete opposite! I thought that getting the bristles deeper in = deeper clean. 😫

A:

Do you think your style of comedy will have to be modified in any way for the US audience? I saw the clip you tweeted on the American news/breakfast show, and I feel like they were a bit taken aback at your sarcasm, dead-pan way and saying things like you hate living with your mum.


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Always good to hear a success story from someone like yourself. I've seen so many Marines get out and do nothing with themselves and it's heart breaking. I hope you know you're the kind of Marine we all aspire to be. If you're ever around pendleton I'm sure there's a bunch of us who would love to meet you and hear your story. So my question is what is the biggest piece of advice you could give somebody whose about to get out and have to start over?

A:

are there certain people you don't get along with, or are you forced to be close with everyone?


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Right now we only work with eachother as far as filming content, but we have gotten to meet a lot of really cool mainstream stars

A:

I've cried during UP, COCO, INSIDE OUT, APES - you name it. You get very emotionally involved in making the music match the emotions of the characters - so you sometimes have to feel what they are feeling - it's a lot like acting.

Good luck with your film! Sounds genre breaking.


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I have a few minor functions with my hands, I'm able to manipulate objects to do things like drive my wheelchair, play with an Xbox controller, or manipulate the trackpad on my laptop. I use a voice recognition typing software called Dragon Dictate, it's how I am typing this response right now.

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DAMMIT


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Exactly the opposite of what you intended. It wears out your vacuum and your carpet.

A:

I'm a one trick pony so change is not an option.


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Someone told me when I got out that I would look back on my life and being a marine would be the most important thing I had ever done. I genuinely remember thinking at the time, “god I hope not.” That’s been the key. Don’t let it define you. Don’t let anything define you. Don’t be an “ex-marine” with your truck covered in USMC stickers and all your ribbons. Don’t even tell people you were a marine. Let them figure it out in casual conversation and be surprised. When I tell people I was a marine it’s almost always met with a bit incredulity and fascination. “How could this guy have been a marine?” I want every person to find out and be a little confused by it but also to think of course he was, he’s so hard working.

A:

I think that part of being a good teammate is knowing that you might not normally hang out with your teammates in regular life, but to be a good teammate is to have their back and look out for them, and to support them! So our goal is not to be best friends, but to be "best teammates" as that's an even more important thing.


Q:

How do you pick the titles of your videos? Any theories or philosophies on that?

A:

Have you talked to Rian Johnson yet about his trilogy?

I'm assuming that John Williams will retire after Episode IX and you will be the new SW music guy.


Q:

How well does Dragon Dictate type your sass and sarcasm?

A:

Does it Rhyme with Far Tours?


Q:

What are your feelings in regards to hard wood flooring/tile/linoleum?

A:

Have you eaten watermelon since Taskmaster?


Q:

What album did you work on with Frank? Everything he puts out is pure perfection, so just by association you must be amazing at your job.

Also, did you ever think you would reach this point while you were in school?

And a third question, because why not, if you could work with anyone alive or dead, who would it be?

A:

Stillwater Nordic Alum here; being on the team with you and watching you race was such an awesome experience. Your legacy is part of the reason the Ponies are still thriving, and you can do so much more than compete!

In the future, after your competitive years, what do you see yourself doing for the good of the sport?


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I usually just choose the first title that pops into my head lol but recently ive been trying to use popular "key" words to show up in more searches :)

A:

I haven't spoken to him about it but can't wait to see what he's done!


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Not very well, it absolutely hates proper nouns. I have a manual, on-screen keyboard that I use to make edits. I take a lot of pride in the tone in which I type.

A:

Ummmm


Q:

Bare floors are certainly cleaner than carpeting. Carpeting is the single filthiest thing in one's home.

A:

No


Q:

I worked on all the stuff Frank has put out in some capacity. He’s had two main engineers who are both really great and I have been fortunate to be in the occasional rotation for things as well.

I always dreamed of making it this far but definitely didn’t think it could be a reality. My wife at the time was very skeptical of my success for sure.

Jimi Hendrix.

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Hey! So fun to hear from a Stillwater alum! I think after a few years I'd like to get into coaching at some level to help give back to the sport I love so much!


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Hi guys, you are awesome!

Me and my husband just joined the model program a few months back. We have been taking photos for a while but didnt know that making videos was such a big turn on for us, and fun!

Do your family and friends know what you do? How do they feel about that? Have you ever been recognized out on the street? :)

-Naughtysoulmates

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Hey Michael, Big fan! Thank you for doing this.

What goes into composing your iconic motifs? The Incredibles, Up, Star Trek... I can't even name them all.


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Huge props to you for all you've accomplished dude. How does the program deal with things like punctuation?

A:

If you can build an impossible machine (machines that goes against the law of physics), which would you like to build?


Q:

Ugh, and the weirdest of people that have carpeting in their BATHROOM! How can anyone think that is ok? I can't even keep a bath mat in there...

A:

Romesh, how do you keep your beard looking so good? What's your secret?


Q:

I thought of a question! Whose your least favorite ex wife?

A:

What's your favorite cereal?


Q:

Yes my family does know, they found out this year. We were lucky enough to have the support from the majority of the people we know.

A:

Well all I can say is I try to find a musical equivalent to the story and characters of the film. Its hard to explain but it's all about what feels right when Im sitting at the piano.


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Absolutely horribly, if you aren't good with grammar already, even worse. Luckily, I'm already pretty decent with it. You have to individually say every punctuation while dictating.

A:

Perpetual motion/free energy machine


Q:

That is fucking disgusting! I actually have a customer with a carpeted kitchen for fuck's sake.

A:

I use a Mango and vanilla oil. It's amazing


Q:

The last one. She hates me a lot.

A:

I like to bake granola - ginger molasses is my current favorite!


Q:

I watch your videos regularly. Do you have a favorite to make? Is cock hero fun?

A:

Is it true you scored Rogue One in only four weeks? Why so short a time? And how did you DO that?


Q:

You should! It really brings to light that your disease is mostly physical and as someone who shamefully feels a bit awkward around people with disabilities it gives me more confidence to actually have conversations with people with disabilities.

(Sorry if this comes off as ignorant/insensitive)

A:

What personal engineering project would you undertake if funding was not a problem?


Q:

I had an apartment with carpeted kitchen. Week 1 I dropped an egg, and from that day on I could never walk barefoot in my own kitchen for fear of what else was in there.

A:

Have you always been a Tree Wizard?


Q:

Hope you're still answering, are the members of Crystal Fighters as chill as they seem? Saw them at Shaky Knees in ATL and it's been one of my favorite shows.

A:

Do you always train with a HR monitor? Do you think they're beneficial for non-professional level athletes?


Q:

We love playing Cock hero! Its one of our fave videos to make actually ;) Glad you enjoy it! We will be making another soon!!

A:

I came on to the project late after reshoots and Alexandre Desplat had scheduling conflicts, so there was only 4 and half weeks at the point in the production schedule. I just focused on getting it done, and pretty much did nothing else!


Q:

I completely understand, it's not insensitive at all. Just remember, we are normal people just like you.

A:

Giant bipedal fighting robot. RobotJox style with live armaments!


Q:

*Shudders....

A:

It is what I was born to be.


Q:

They’re great people. They’ve actually been in my studio while I’ve been out of town. They’re so unique and interesting to me. I have almost no way of defining them

A:

I don't always use one - but I do use them often when I'm trying to achieve a specific goal, like if I'm trying to keep my heart rate low on long distance skis (especially if I've traveled to altitude!) or if I'm doing intervals and want to stay in a certain zone. I think they can be helpful for non-professional athletes if you're looking to try some new things in your training and want to see where you're at, but the most important thing is to have fun and pay attention to how your body is feeling!


Q:

Do you ever worry if your career doesn't pan out that your videos are out there for the world to see forever?

A:

I love the (bowed metal?) sound from Rogue One. How was that sound made?


Q:

Thank you for doing this. You mentioned speech issues before. My brother is autistic (not on the severe end, and a grade lvl ahead in math in fact) , so he doesn't talk much/well. But when he texts me, it seems like talking to an entirely different version of him. Pretty much like any other kid. He wants to be a doctor (or teacher).

I've been thinking about how most people don't get to experience that side of him, and limited to only what he can/will vocalize to them. So my question is, when you're having difficulty communicating, what do you do to make it apparent to others that you are in fact just like them and just as capable? Particularly professionally/academically.

A:

Follow up — one kaiju-sized duck or 100 duck-sized kaiju?


Q:

Do you know the song from Once, "Broken Hearted Hoover-Fixer-Sucker Guy"? It is a gem. I hope you don't have a similar sad tale.

A:

How often do you use Reddit?


Q:

Whats 2+2?

A:

Hey Jessie! I skied throughout high school, and am also from MN! I love watching you race and kick ass! It was awesome to hear that your favorite memory from high school racing was going up to Giants Ridge for 3 days since that was also my favorite memory from high school skiing (my team did the exact same thing haha).

Where was/is your favorite place to ski in Minnesota? In the world?

Is there a piece of advice someone or a coach gave you which really stuck with you?


Q:

No as long as they are out there im getting paid :)

A:

It was a LONG NECK BANJO!


Q:

I don't have a perfect answer for this because I'm still trying to figure out for myself. I am absolutely terrified of having to one day interview for a job. My speech patterns are so up and down that I would be really anxious about whether or not I can make it through unscathed. I really wish I had a better answer for you.

A:

100 duck-sized kaiju LOL


Q:

That is a great song. I have a sad tale of my own.

A:

Literally first time.


Q:

9? I dunno, I failed maths

A:

Hey that's awesome! Giants Ridge camp is so awesome. In Minnesota, I have a real soft spot for Giants Ridge, especially the silver course because of all the ups and downs and fun corners! In the world, I really love training in Seiser Alm, Italy because of the sun, amazing ski trails and great food. :) My coach said "nobody ever died of disappointment. You'll never regret giving it everything you have and not coming out on top, but you'll always regret not trying at all".


Q:

Good point 😉 you should learn to talk dirty. That'd be hot

A:

• Peanut Butter: Creamy or Crunchy?


Q:

Spell that. F-U-C-K. Delete that. Spell that. F-U-C-K.

A:

Do you have any advice for someone trying to get their foot in the door for doing movie props/costumes/set, etc apart from just taking whatever you can get at first?

I have a sizable portfolio, and really have to work my butt off to get involved with any project, which tend to just end with little to no leads after it is done.

Thanks!


Q:

It seems like every time I buy a vacuum cleaner, they lose all suction within a week. My dirt devil just happened to have this problem. I tried cleaning out all the ports on it and still nothing, bad suction like all the other vacs I get. What's going on you think?

A:

Any news on Series three of Asian Provocateur? I am hoping for a series Down Under, featuring Uncle Rags - I think he lives there?

I can hook you up with the Lankan scene in Sydney - I was an honorary member of UCB, the United Curry Brothers in high school.


Q:

How's your brother doing?

A:

Hello Jessie,

Have say I love your racing and attitude towards the sport and everything you do.

Norwegian skiers become "superstars" and seem to get whatever they want in life. What do you see yourself doing when the skiing career is over?

Thanks and good luck racing in Lillehammer- kill those decents :o)


Q:

that is something i have been working on :)

A:

Creamy, definitely.


Q:

There is no way you can possibly understand how accurate this is. Every time.

A:

If you've done a few projects and have a portfolio, congrats! You're ahead of the game. Now get your portfolio scanned into a PDF. Work on a professional cover letter. Email it out to any shops your can find. Scan movie credits for names and other leads. Do some detective work and get your name out there.


Q:

You're buying shitty vacuums.

Seriously, spend more for a higher quality vacuum that has better performance. Also, I'm not saying you're a dirty person, but vacuuming at least once a week can help alleviate clogs.

Also, take your time vacuuming. Racing through the job can cause lots of debris to come rushing in and causing a blockage.

One last thing...do manually pick up any objects larger than dirt, dust, and hair to avoid those clogging your vac.

A:

Rags is up for it. He is actually in the room with me here.

Never say never. But very unlikely.


Q:

He’s doing well. I just saw him a few days ago while we were in Philly on tour. He has a nice house and family and has recovered from childhood well but he still has many dark stories rattling round in his head. We all carry our demons with us all the time

A:

I think all the skiers on the World Cup, no matter where they're from, have to work so hard to find success and achieve their goals. When I'm done skiing, I think I want to take some dance classes and take a mental break from the sport for a little bit! :) Then I'll go back to school and finish University.


Q:

Big fan of your work..I honestly believe your Star Trek theme is one the greatest themes ever made. That said. What was your favorite movie to score or tv show to score?

A:

Whatcha playing at the moment?


Q:

Did you ever try a myth where you got to the end thought "Well that was disappointing"?

A:

Which one wins in a fight, a roomba or a Corgi? The Corgi has heterochromia if that affects the odds at all.


Q:

Hey Uncle Rags!! I love all your different hairstyles.

So are we saying unlikely to the Aussie version? Or to series 3?

A:

What do you think about Bitcoin?


Q:

Jessie! Hi! Who’s the funniest non-American/Canadian at the World Cup races?

A:

Thank you so much! No real favorite - enjoyed them all for different reasons - but I do love LOST!


Q:

Right now, mosty NHL 18. I just finished the fractured but whole, I'm also pretty good At Madden and Halo Wars.

A:

Squash Weightlifter. A growing pumpkin is supposed to have enough force to lift a car. We had champion giant pumpkin seeds and high-tech hydroponics. We couldn't grow a damn thing. Never made it to air.


Q:

I mean, Roombas are kinda cheaply built. I think a Corgi could take it.

A:

Unlikely to Series 3.

Rags says thanks.


Q:

I used to buy large quantities of bitcoin to purchase, uh, stuff, off of the internet back around 2011 or so. I once had 470 bitcoin when bitcoin cost nothing. I wish I had that instead of those jelly beans I bought. Even in the beginning of the year this year I purchased a couple bitcoin to pay a friend back and then right after I gave him it they went up 800%. Im always on the wrong side of money transactions.

A:

Haha that's a great question! I feel like a lot of the techs and coaches have a great sense of humor and are always joking around.


Q:

Hi Mr. Giacchino, I'm a huge fan of yours. I remember watching Star Trek for the first time and being completely overwhelmed with emotions when Labor of Love played. Absolutely the most beautiful music I've heard. Was there anything that influenced you while you composed it?

A:

If you're looking for someone else with terrible sleep habits to play Xbox with, I'm your man. Shoot me a DM anytime you want to play something!


Q:

Any chance that another White Rabbit Project like show happen with you, Tori, and Kari?

A:

What are your thoughts on built in vacuum systems for homes? I have a Miele vacuum that I love but will be building a home soon and some people are suggesting it would be a mistake not to get one built in. If I do go that route, what are the better brands?


Q:

On a scale of 1 to Sadiq Khan, how much of a coconut are you?

A:

You said you were shot with not so friendly fire? That doesn’t mean intentional friendly fire does it? You meant enemy fire?


Q:

Jessie,

I've been doing the running/ biking/ skiing/ endurance sports for a while. Much too late in life am I realizing what it truly means to go hard on your hard days, easy on your easy days, and that a quality focused sessions is much more productive than simply grinding out the miles. You have a lot of athletic success starting at a fairly young age. Did you have any particular moment when you had a similar realization as to what quality training is? Are there any learning moments you can share on this topic?

Thanks, and have fun in Pyeonechang!

A:

Thank you. I was influenced by the story, the fact that this guy was going to die on a mission and at the same time his child was being born who he would never meet. And he was aware of that, it was really sad, so I wrote what I felt.


Q:

I'll keep that in mind, thank you.

A:

There's always a chance. Sadly, there will be no season 2 of WRP on Netflix. Their focus at the moment is scripted series that are binge-able.


Q:

Central vac systems are great if you're building a home. That being said, because of the long, heavy hoses most systems use, just about everyone I know with a CV system also has a conventional vac because the don't enjoy lugging around the hoses.

A:

I am a Krishnan Guru Murthy.


Q:

No I was just making a joke about how silly a phrase friendly fire is. Like yeah, that bullet was neighborly as hell when it tore through my body

A:

I think it's great that you're able to listen to your body now and figure that out! For me, I had to learn to honestly listen to the signals my body was giving me (like if I wasn't recovered and shouldn't push through intervals) and then act on that. I think quality training is when you are able to feel good and focus on your technique and what you're doing - if you're really tired and it's hard to focus you might need to back it down a little bit! I also had coaches who made all the difference for me - reminding me that it's not about how much or how fast you train, but how fast you race that actually counts!


Q:

You’re my favorite composer ever! Would you come to my wedding?

A:

I haven't bought nhl 18 yet, is it a big upgrade from 17?


Q:

So here's the plan: a WRP-based superhero series. By day, you, Tori, and Kari build robots. At night you fight crime.

A:

Brand suggestions? And yes, the suggestion was that if we do get a central vac that we get a hose for every floor (which makes me think we might as well get a vacuum for every floor if we do that).


Q:

Did you used to smoke weed with Mr after teaching maths?

A:

Hey man, stoked to see a vet excelling in the "real" world, a term whose application I generally find pretty ironic.

My question is: how do you think the things you saw and did in the Marines informs your perspective on the new challenges you face today and the ones you expect to face in the future?


Q:

Hi there, I am a cross country ski instructor and find that most of my clients are younger children and older adults (or teenagers in school group lessons). What do you think can be done to bring younger people into the sport? Other than cooler graphics on the skis :P

A:

Depends when it is - my schedule is pretty tight!


Q:

Not really, same incremental EA sports upgrades. A lot of the same, but still enjoyable.

A:

That would never work. IT'S TOO CLOSE TO REALITY.


Q:

The only system I know well that is available today is by ProLine. They have systems big enough for just about any home.

The price to have a system installed, complete with a high-end power brush head is gonna cost roughly $1300-$2000.

A:

Who the hell is this?


Q:

I remember when I went to school for recording, they told us "don't expect to do anything but clean toilets and get food for people when you first get into the industry" and I thought, "at least they don't expect me to do it with my own toothbrush." The military gave me something amazing that you can't buy anywhere, and that is something worse to compare it to. Its easy to say "I've had worse" and that makes it easier to go on.

A:

Haha great graphics are pretty awesome, for sure! But I think playing games on skis really got me into it. I loved playing tag and soccer on skis and doing fun and silly relays with my friends when I was younger - it kept me having fun and also built a lot of skills! You could also set up a sort of challenge for them during practice, like goals of skiing a certain amount of kilometers, a new trail, or doing a scavenger hunt!


Q:

Love your work! I just found out about this AMA seconds after you tweeted it.

Who is your favorite composer? What is your favorite movie score/soundtrack?

A:

If you still have 17, I'll take you on as my hometown Nashville Predators!


Q:

Hi, Grant. I miss seeing you on Mythbusters -- you always had (and usually made) the coolest toys.

What do you think is the coolest thing about Making / electronics? What about the hobby/profession excites you the most?

Bonus question if you have time: What in your opinion makes for a good vs. not-so-good electronics course? (I teach, and am always looking to improve.)

A:

Kirby vs dyson?


Q:

How come nobody ever mentions Atmosphere on your hip hop saved my life podcast? Love hhsml though, who raps the intro?

A:

Would you reccomend a career in Sound Engineering? How's the pay?


Q:

How do you feel about the men's and women's USST having identical objective criteria for team selection when women's skiing has significantly less depth and higher FIS points? It seems unfair to name teams off of world cup points when some women's race don't even have 30 racers, while male skiers like Hoffman end up in 50th place with a lower percent back than the 3rd place women's racer? How do you feel about how female skiers' attractiveness affects their marketability?

A:

That's a question I can never give one name to. I love Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, John Williams Alex North, huge fan of Jerry Goldsmith, and then I love all kinds of music, Big Band, classical, marching band, can't name just one. I love the score to King Kong, the original by Max Steiner, it's the grandfather of all film scores.


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I would have to find it, and I'm not very good. lol

A:

Giving something the appearance of life. That's the most rewarding part of animatronics for me.


Q:

Not a big fan of either. The Kirby lasts forever, but has shit filtration. The Dysons have shit airflow, choke on everything, and fall apart with ease.

A:

A friend of mine, comedian David Jordan


Q:

I love it but it absolutely has to be something you love to do or else the months of 16 hour days will wear you out and make you hate it. I wouldn’t recommend doing anything unless you love it. The pay sucks to start but eventually you can make a lot. It’s all relative I think

A:

Hey Silent Sports, I think that selection criteria is up to the coaches - you're going to have to get our coaches on an AMA for this one ;)


Q:

have you ever worn womens clothing? me and my buddy have a little bet going on....

A:

How much have scientific advances changed SMA? Took care of a kiddo years ago in the ER with SMA. Haven't seen many cases since. Congrats on graduation!


Q:

What would your dream cosplay be?

A:

We have a Rainbow (not my choice, husband bought it some years before we met) and I fucking hate it. I hate its big heavy dumbshit canister, I hate its stupidly short hoses, I hate dumping out carpet soup when I'm done with it. Given the option I'd happily fill the water reservoir with kerosene and light the bitch on fire.

Unfortunately, a quality vacuum isn't in the budget right now. Any tips on keeping this big dumb sonofabitch in good shape?

And thanks for doing another AMA! Never thought vacuum cleaners could be this interesting.


Q:

If you could interview anybody for HHSML who would it be and why?

A:

I'm near Hollywood. What is your rates for recording?


Q:

Once for Halloween, I dressed as Princess Leia.

A:

Life expectancy is definitely increasing. When I was diagnosed, the doctors said I probably had 13 years. I well past that now. Currently, there are experimental, really expensive drugs that have shown promise in combating the progress of the disease. I'm not currently taking any of these drugs, but hope to take the steps down that path very soon.


Q:

My cosplays tend to be uniform-based. My two favorites right now are my BSG Viper pilot flight suit and the Star Trek Wrath of Khan-era ("monster maroon") Sulu.

A:

Thank you for the kind words. I'm sorry about your Rainbow woes.

The best thing I can tell you to keep it in tip top shape is to always empty and set the bowl aside to dry when you finish vacuuming. Take off the separator and rinse it off every time. If the separator is caked with scale, soak it overnight in a cup of vinegar.

Wipe the motor gasket (the part that sits on the bowl) and keep it clean and supple.

Change your belt on the powerbrush nozzle once a year, and take the brush roller out once every month or two to check for hair around the bearing end caps.

Good luck.


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I would love to interview Nas.

A:

Pm your info and we can talk. I’m pretty booked right now but the new year is coming and I free up then


Q:

Michael, you won't remember me - we use to email one another way back when you were working with Peter at Dreamworks Interactive, I think I sent you a cassette or a CD once? - but I wanted to say thank you for all the music you've created since then, most especially for your work with the Wachowskis. Speed Racer is one of my very favorite movies ever and a large part of that is because of your music.

I guess I only have one question: Way back when your website first went up, you had sheet music from the first two MOH games on there (the title to the first game and Under The City from MOH:U). Is there any chance you can get them (or other cues!) reposted? I've always wanted to try my hand at transcribing your MOH stuff to solo piano.

Thank you so much again.

Justin

A:

Where are you that you started am AMA at midnight EST?


Q:

Follow up question Kirk or Picard?

A:

I have inherited a rainbow vacuum that I am pretty happy with, with one exception. I have a Cane Corso (big dog), and even after thoroughly cleaning the vacuum, it smells like heated dog funk every time I run it. Is there anything that can be done to get rid of that??


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Romesh, I feel as though I was born in the wrong country because I absolutely love British humor. As one of my favorite comedians I always use you as one of my go to comedians to introduce Americans to how much better comedy is over there. I have to say in addition to all of your stand up that I absolutely love Tree Wizard. Did you ever think it would be as well received as it was? Video for those that haven't seen it. Tree Wizard

A:

When you were honorably discharged from the military with a purple heart, does that earn you some sort of monthly disability stipend for the rest of your life?


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Peter and I are still best friends - see him regularly. Unfortunately I can't post that music again - perhaps it will be available one day officially - we are working on that. Go Speed Racer Go!

A:

I'm actually on the East Coast, I have really bad sleep habits/sleep patterns. lol


Q:

I grew up with Next Gen. Inner Light and Darmok FTW

A:

Take it to your local vac repair shop for a cleaning service.


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I did Tree Wizard just as a task and the song was something i just improv'd on the day. I am delighted to see its genius recognised.

A:

I do get disability and that helps a lot in my lifestyle because I don’t always get a consistent paycheck but mostly it pays my ex wife’s rent every month. So sort of not


Q:

Do you tear up at the first 5 minutes of Up like the rest of us do?

A:

I just realized...What were you doing in a bar if you were only in high school?? And how freaking fast does that wheelchair go? Thing rips!


Q:

Are you turning into a crazy cat person?

A:

how did the vacuum cleaner cross the road?


Q:

Where can I get some poo mangoes?

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When I worked on it I did - haven't seen it recently so I'm not sure!

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I am a bad ass, that's why!

No really, it was more like a bar and grill that was open to all ages and we filmed it early in the morning as to avoid foot traffic.

I've since migrated to a new chair, but the one in the video went about 6 mph


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I'm apparently already there. That is Dipper. She was a rescue cat. She is a polydactyl (extra toes).

A:

With a really aggressive agitator and a self-propelling transmission, I assume.


Q:

My mum's house.

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No I don’t regret it. It gave me a lot of good habits to go along with the bad ones. I don’t agree with war and I definitely don’t agree with our reasons for invading Iraq but I am proud of my service and I know I did the best I could in the situation I was in. As far as a hero, I don’t know about all that. Jar Jar was no hero.


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Huge fan! Always excited to see your name come up in the credits when I'm starting a film or tv show. May be a dumb question, but as someone curious about the politics of entertainment, who reaches out to you and requests your work on their project? Is it one of the creative-types involved or is it an executive-type, or does it always differ? That being asked, who first approached you to work on Lost?

A:

You seem to have a great sense of humor my dude. What are your daily challenges that cause the most irritation? Stay happy drift king, and thanks for doing this ama.


Q:

Now you just need a Mabel to complete the pair...

A:

I love an overly aggressive agitator, nothing is more funny to me then when my Riccar head for my CV hits a weird carpet and sounds like a wookie getting fucked by an oddly shaped cactus.


Q:

What's the second worse thing that's happened in the class room whilst you were teaching? (Locking the child in the closest obviously being the first worse thing I assume)

A:

Happy to hear that you dug yourself out of a terrible situation and that you made it out alive.

My question: How did you get your foot in the door within the industry?

I just moved to California two weeks ago (Santa Barbara to be specific and very lucky since I also come from nothing) and want to help a friend who's really talented in front of the right ears. Right now the angle I'm taking is using my photography to meet people in LA who might know someone that knows someone but I'm not sure if that's the optimal approach.


Q:

Usually its the director and the producers who call me. But I tend to work with the same directors over and over and we are friends so mostly it just comes up in casual conversation "Hey - guess what I'm doing next - won't that be fun???"

A:

Without a doubt, what frustrates me most is when my facial muscles fatigue and it makes it difficult for me to talk. I'm a really talkative guy, and I hate that it makes me sound somewhat unintelligent.


Q:

10 points for Gryffindor! Yes, Dipper was in fact named after Gravity Falls.

A:

This guys vacuums...


Q:

When other teachers found out what happened.

A:

I took every gig I could. Even if it was free. I once had a boss before I got into music that told me to never lose the value of knowledge. He paid me shit but he taught me a lot about being a good salesperson and a good friend. I used that knowledge so much in life that I now look at it as though that job paid 100k a year. Keep kicking down doors until someone listens to you. Never quit and never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. I always say that if you’re the type of person who gets told “you can’t do that” and you just give up then maybe you should stick to something less challenging but if you hear that and think “fuck you, I do what I want” then you’ve already made it


Q:

What type of piano do you have in your home studio?

A:

Pardon if I sound like an idiot or ignorant but...since your facial muscles can fatigue, can you or do you train them?

Like just make timed speeches to yourself in reps or something? And do they work?


Q:

What was the experience like working for Disney?

A:

I wanted a Riccar Butler, but it seems to be discontinued. Should I buy used or is there a better product in the car-detailing segment?


Q:

Have you heard of your German rapper doppelganger, Samy Deluxe?

I really like this song: Eines Tages.

Here he is rapping: Weck auch mich.

I chose a picture of him with a watermelon, as that is my favourite moment of you on TM! Do you have any memories from filming it, in the pioneer series?

A:

Can I throw a hail mary and send you a link to a track of my up and coming friend? ;)


Q:

It is Steinway upright built in 1876.

A:

I could do something like that to maintain the correct function I have, but like my other muscles, it will be difficult to make actual progress in terms of regaining ability. Solid question.


Q:

Very cool. I was working with Disney Research. We were building quick prototypes and testing ideas and making changes on the fly. Very much like how we did things on Mythbusters. Also, they have the most impressive shop I've ever seen.

A:

Tacony still makes a commercial version of the Butler under the brand name Clean Max. Your Riccar dealer can order one from his supplier for you.


Q:

No but I"ll check it out. Thanks for the reco

A:

Sure send away. I can’t do shit for anyone but I’ll listen anyway. If I had any pull in this industry I would be using it all for my wife’s project anyway lol


Q:

Being a composer, when you watch a film are you more tuned into the score? Does it ever distract you from the big picture so to speak?

A:

Looking back, what advice would you give to the younger you who is leaving high school and about to enter college?


Q:

Do you build robot friends?

A:

If you use a vaccum cleaner to clean another, does it become a vacuum cleaner vaccuum cleaner?


Q:

Arsenal win the league but you have to have hair like marouane chamakh for the rest of your life. Yes or no?

A:

Why did you agree to illegally occupy a country and contribute to the destabilization, theft of resources, and displacement millions?


Q:

It is hard not to be thinking "shop" when I am watching a film and I try really hard to just sit back and enjoy, but there are times that I am distracted by the music. Part of the territory I guess.

A:

This is a tough one. I'll probably tell myself to be more useful with my time. The newfound freedom kind of went to my head, I developed a lazy habit, and it took me a while to snap that habit.


Q:

Yes, I'm working on a personal BB-8 and R2-D2 right now.

A:

It makes you a vacuum cleaner cleaner and your vacuum cleaner cleaner.


A:

Nah I'm not falling for this twice bro. Go buy yourself gold for being an asshole. I reward nice people not assholes.


Q:

How many messages do you get from couples saying they used the score from the opening scene in UP (The Carl and Ellie montage) as their wedding song?

A:

If the disease becomes able to be cured, how will that benefit those who have had it for most of their lives? Is curing going to benefit only very young children?


Q:

Do you still offer your services to the film industry post-Mythbusters?

A:

You're a legend!

Thoughts on hand vacuums? I'm looking for something for the car mainly. :)


Q:

Who's your favourite child? And what do they make of your comedy?

A:

Ignore the idiots. I get this often, and responding only encourages them.


Q:

A lot.

A:

This is a really good question, that I can't give you a perfect answer for. As far as I know, current drugs will benefit in preventing the deterioration of the disease. Considering that I am a sort of an advanced stage, I'm not certain that I would notice any positive physical change, it would just prevent the slow crawl of losing abilities.


Q:

There aren't many opportunities for practical models or animatronics in movies these days. That's why I've been consulting for Imagineering.

A:

Thanks! There's a lot of options out there. Try visiting your local vacuum retailer. Support your locally owned small businesses.


Q:

They are not allowed to watch my comedy. So there's some counselling ahead.

A:

I try.


Q:

Michael, I am such a fan and have been following your career as you soar from amazing project to amazing project. I am a composer myself and am wondering if you’d be willing to share what your writing process is like.

  1. Do you work alone on a piece from start to finish in a DAW at your home studio, or do you have an office/workspace that you go to write?

  2. How much of your writing is “playing around” with melodies and experimentation and how much is a focused approach with a clear direction in your mind?

A:

I have a good friend studying doing her post-doc work on myoferlins and dysferlin (the proteins responsible in a roundabout way for MD) so hopefully gene therapy would be in the not too distant future.


Q:

We’ve heard about Adam and Jamie’s relationship on Mythbusters being civil but that they weren’t friends outside of the show. Did that ever effect production and what are your relationships with Tori and Kari like in real life?

A:

How do you think the boys played tonight against Huddersfield?


Q:

I work alone in my home office. It's just me here writing. My orchestrations are pretty complete before handing them off for final orchestrations.

Once I have a melody in place that I am happy with I go right to writing the scenes. I don't spend a lot of time playing around - I'm pretty focused and usually know where I want to take something.

A:

That's awesome, tell your friend thank you for me.


Q:

That statement is often misconstrued. They have mutual respect but don't hang out after work. But there's no "bubbling animosity" that's often implied. Since I was always at M7, I didn't often have the chance to interact with A+J, but watching them solve a problem in real time is really cool, actually. They do not bring ego into the suggestions.

Before starting on Mythbusters, I'd already known and worked with Adam, Jamie, and Tory for many years, and worked with Kari briefly. We weren't thrown together as a group of hosts, and I think you can see that chemistry.

I'm friends with Tory and Kari in real life as well, though it's harder to hang out since I've moved down to Los Angeles.

A:

I am more happy at a potential Spurs decline


Q:

Hi mate, love from Northern Ireland.

How many scores on average do you do per year?...and is it tough to start from scratch on a new project?

Cheers, keep up the good work

A:

That sucks. I'm really sorry that you have had to suffer with this your whole life.


Q:

Did you get Geoff Peterson back from Craigy, or did that become the property of his production? Shouldn't Geoff have his own TV show by now? What's the hold up?

A:

Who have you seen perform or worked with that makes you laugh the most? :)


Q:

Hello Northern Ireland! It depends on the year - some years it may be 3 some it may be 5. I love the beginning of a new project - it's always fun to get the engine started and see where it will take me.

A:

I appreciate the empathy, but I don't really look at it as suffering. Just a different set of scenarios.


Q:

Actually, I get asked what happened to Geoff a lot. Last Christmas, I was at Craig's christmas party and I asked him. He said, "would you like to see him?" and I said "yeah" so we went to Craig's personal office, and there was Geoff, sitting in a chair. So he's safe and sound with Craig.

A:

I'm a massive Bill Burr fan


Q:

What is your favourite piece you've ever created?

A:

Hey dude, thanks for doing an AMA!

Over the summers I volunteer as a camp counselor for kids with MD through the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As a counselor I can't entirely relate with some kids, simply because I've never had to go through the same experiences growing up. Do you have any advice on how I could be a better counselor for these kids?
Thanks again!


Q:

It makes me happy to hear that they are still together. It was clear that Craig and Geoff had a "special" relationship.

A:

Wu Tang Clan or Curry?


Q:

Don't really have a favorite but LOST will always have a special spot for me.

A:

First of all, you are a legend. MDA camp counselors are the embodiment of Angels.

To answer your question, I would say just focus on being their hands and feet, and being someone that they can talk to. You don't really even have to understand their individual circumstances if you are able to joyfully help them get the most out of Camp. The simplest way to say it is don't over think it. Just being there for them is more than most people have to offer.


Q:

One of my great regrets is that we were planning on adding a pelvic thrust to Geoff (without telling Craig). This was right before they announced Craig leaving the show.

A:

Curry while listening to Wu-Tang.


Q:

Thank you for the AMA! I loved your scoring of Rouge One and thought you did a tremendous job stepping into the huge shoes of John Williams!

What sort of training do you think one needs in order to scoring films? How reliant are you on common practice composition standards in your writing and how important do you think these are in educating contemporary composers? What advice would you give aspiring film composers?

A:

You mention your condition is close to be cured by science, do you know what that would entail? Congrats on graduating!


Q:

What steps would you suggest for kids interested in robotics to turn their hobby into a career?

A:

When you ceased to be a regular on 'The Apprentice: You're Fired' two years ago, the BBC stated that you would still appear occasionally.

Can we still hope to see you on there, or were they just spinning us a damn, dirty yarn? (For the record, you were the funniest guest on the show)


Q:

You need to know the basics - learning all of the traditional methods so that you can then take them in whatever direction you want. It's like being an animator - learn figure drawing first THEN break the rules. Take film classes as well - not just music classes. Learn editing directing lighting so you can communicate in the language of film with the people you will be working with. Learn Film History too!

A:

Thank you, there is a new series of bleeding edge drugs that combat the motor neuron issues encountered with spinal muscular atrophy. Children born with it in the future are going to have that they need to prevent the deterioration process that the condition brings about. It doesn't look like it will help me out too much, other than to prevent the further crawl of losing abilities.


Q:

Start with a kit. When I was growing up, I had Lego (not even Mindstorms). Gotta start somewhere!

A:

I was supposed to go back on but i just got too busy.


Q:

What's your favorite instrument? Why?

A:

My friend’s son was recently dx’d with type II sma. What was your early journey like? age at dx, abilities... and how did you deal with that as a young child mentally?


Q:

Do you use a 3D printer in your builds? If so which one do you recommend for general applications?

A:

Will your Mum be sitting in the front row at the Greek heckling you?


Q:

I love to play the ukulele.

A:

That's my type. It would be hard to say, my parents never really accepted it in the sense that I was any different from my brothers, and as such it would be tough for me to say. I never got cerebral with it until I became a young adult, and by then the physical toll was a little bit more noticeable. I'm sorry if that isn't a great answer.


Q:

I've had great luck with my Ultimaker 2+extended for PLA and Zortrax for ABS.

A:

Yes she will. She says she won't heckle.


Q:

Mr. Giacchino, First let me say thank you for all the fantastic audial memories and emotional musical journeys you have brought to every ear that your compositions touch. I think you're a fantastic composer and cannot wait to hear your future works.

For just a bit of backstory, since I started playing Trombone (6th grade), I've always thought about what it would be like to play in the recording of a film score. Although this is not the direction I have taken in my career path (just obtained my Bachelor's in Instrumental Music Education), I would still love to accomplish this dream someday. This is where my questions are coming from.

  1. How are members of the ensemble selected? (Is it usually just a prejoined ensemble, such as the New York Philharmonic, or does the Studio usually have a list of musicians on call?)\ If most studios only use preexisting ensembles, which ones get chosen the most, or if they hire individual musicians: (next 2 questions)

  2. How would a single musician get onto the call list\into the business of recording film soundtracks?

  3. Do you conduct the ensembles recording your compositions, or does someone else conduct them? If not you, then do you pick the conductor, or does the Studio?

And this is just because I'm curious: 4. What was it like to play a Stormtrooper in The Force Awakens?

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How did you find out you were such a sensation on the internet? Any first thoughts on seeing all the edits and compilations?


Q:

Are you actually afraid of spiders (or other creepy-crawlies)? I remember an episode of MythBusters where you seemed more than a little nervous to be surrounded by them :)

A:

Who convinced you to do a Reddit AMA?


Q:

It's the old joke, How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Kidding aside, the musicians who are studio musicians have been working for years. They have to come to the session not knowing what they are playing and sit down and start recording, they sight read on the spot. So it's all about coming out to LA, starting work where you can, meeting musicians, joining organizations such as ASMAC, SCL (look them up), just start gigging. Some of the musicians that play on my scores have been recording things for forty or more years. There really isn't a direct path that I can tell you. We don't use the "LA PHIL" but musicians in the orchestra play for other composers, etc.

A:

Believe it or not, I was concurrently anxiously waiting for a response to a college application and finishing up an important history project. I was procrastinating, so I looked to see the video for some reason. I was blown away that it had about 400,000 views. I was ecstatic, and my parents had no idea why I thought it was a big deal.

At first, I'll admit, I wasn't a fan. Oftentimes, I wasn't credited as the original video maker. As an aspiring online content creator, I saw this as a death sentence to my aspirations of building an audience. I have sense taken a lighter stance on the issue because I remembered that in my original video, I used copyrighted music. It felt hypocritical.


Q:

Yes. And NEVER tell a television producer what ACTUALLY scares you.

A:

I can't remember but I am regretting it.


Q:

Michael, over the last decade you have quickly become one of my favorite film composers out there! You've crafted so many fantastic scores with so many fun, memorable themes.

Here are 2 questions I have for you:

  1. What can you tease about the score for Incredibles 2? Other than the main theme, what else might carry over and return musically from the first film? What new material might we look forward to? Having thought you would be fired from the first film, I'd like to hear what excites you about the new film.

  2. More importantly, what has been your favorite pun-filled title that you and you music editors have come up with over the years? I absolutely LOVE them, but was wondering if you have a favorite(s).

Thank you for your incredible music (no pun intended), cant wait to hear what the future has in store for you!

A:

Your outlook and attitude is awesome, and congratulations on the degree. Is there a specific core-course that you took that you enjoyed the most?


Q:

Have you ever consider doing youtube videos?

I Bet you could do some sick science videos with Vsauce and a lot of people

Greetings from Argentina, here we still see mythbusters on discovery

A:

I tried to spruik you over at r/vegan for this AMA but also for your attempt to 'crack America', but you only have the Greek Theatre show advertised! Are you mostly focusing on the doco, or doing smaller local shows there too, and how can people find out about them?


Q:

1) Well the style will be similar but look for new themes and set pieces to expand on the last film.

2) I like a LOT of them - but It Takes One To Rogue One is pretty good I think.

A:

I took a digital writing class last year with the perfect professor. He gave us an wide latitude to write about what we wanted to, and it was something that I can see myself doing in the future as a career.


Q:

I've thought about it. I don't really like editing, so it involves a bit more effort than I want to exert. I do like livestreaming and have considered starting a Twitch channel.

A:

I will tweet all of my gigs in the run up to the Greek


Q:

What movie score do think has has the biggest impact on the industry?

What is your personal favorite?

A:

Masterbation.. is that something you engage in?


Q:

What equipment would you want from games, movies, etc to have in your life?

A:

Hi Romesh, I'm also a stone faced brown man and as such I'm a big big fan of your work. I really loved the interaction with your little cousin in both series of Asian Provocateur. What's the stupidest question you've gotten while in America and does it top the stupidest one you've gotten in the UK/elsewhere abroad?


Q:

King Kong by Max Steiner is one of my favorites and it was the one that really had the biggest impact on the industry because prior to then it was someone at a piano. It was the first score with a big orchestra and it changed film music forever.

A:

Without being grizzly, no. Not really a physical possibility, unfortunately.


Q:

I want Tony Stark's shop. Automated assembly line FTW

A:

Someone asked me why Islam is so evil.


Q:

Hello Mr. Giacchino,

I have been pondering this question for some time now and I believe you may be able to help. What is the best way to cook eggs for breakfast to start your musical days off the right way? I have tried sunny side up and scrambled by neither quite do the trick for me. Do you have any recommendations?

A:

Thank you for answering!!

I'm sure I'll be down voted for asking, but I'm also sure alot of people are curious too.

Although I guess you lose points for not responding "only when you're mom's around to help out"


Q:

Hi Grant! Big fan of your stuff, both as a Mythbuster... and a tabletop gamer! Loved watching you play that Dracula game with Wil Wheaton :) Will we get to see you do more tabletop stuff in the future? (Would love to get you on Critical Role as a guest, haha, or other Geek&Sundry stuff!)

A:

You get one tweet for the rest of your life. Who do you tweet and what do you say?


Q:

COYBOY STYLE! Just crack the eggs into the skillet and cook em! Butter and Salt - that's it!!

A:

I kind of an open book, pal. Don't sweat it. It's one of those questions that I'm sure that other people have, but are afraid to ask.


Q:

I would love to do more stuff with Wil and Geek & Sundry! I'm also friends with Matt and Marisha. It all comes down to scheduling and whether they've got an opportunity.

A:

I'm leaving Twitter.


Q:

Currently tearing up just thinking about the “Oceanic Six” How did you and JJ Abrams start collaborating ? I’ve been a fan since Alias ( which btw is severely under estimated )

A:

But um... Do you ever ejaculate? When and how? And is it on purpose or by accident?


Q:

If battlebots was scaled up to use remote controlled cars, modified with weapons. Which car and weapons would you use?

A:

Are you ever going to release a rap album?


Q:

I had been writing music for video games when I received an email from J.J. I actually thought that it was a joke that one of my friends was playing on me, I didn't really know who he was and hadn't watched Felicity. But I called the number on the email and it was him and he said "I heard your music from Medal of Honor, I have a new show coming up called Alias and I'd love to talk to you about scoring it. The rest, as they say, is history.

A:

Not voluntarily, kind of embarrassing so I'd rather not detail it farther than that. I hope that answers the question, I don't want to be evasive.


Q:

Something with a low center of gravity, and a robust frame. Maybe a mustang. Or a police cruiser. I would have dual miniguns. Rockets are too hard to aim.

A:

I love hip hop too much to insult it like that.


Q:

As someone who loves all of Pixar's original songs (especially Le Festin, which is how I chose my username) and can't wait to see Coco, I just want to know, has Pixar considered making more musicals? Thank you so much for doing this AMA and for being one of the best composers working today.

A:

Hi Jake, you have lovely eyes. :) I’m a sophomore in college, do you have any tips for surviving finals season?


Q:

Hey Grant! A pleasure to be able to chat with you today!

As we all know, Adam has a small warehouse in the San Francisco Mission District an undisclosed location near the south of France that he has loaded with shop equipment, tools, and other treasures of jobs and movies past.

My question to you then is, do you have any such space that you do hobbies, tinkering, and/or robotics in? I can't recall having seen one that you have posted (but it's entirely possible that I'm one of today's lucky 10,000 and I would love to be proven wrong!). I'm sure more than a few of us would like a photo/video tour!

As a side question, do you have any advice for makerspaces that are on a bit of a tighter budget (I ask as a member of a 501(c)3 makerspace in Denver with a lower member count)?

And finally, what is the one tool or piece of equipment that you think every single shop should have?

Cheers, and thanks for reading!

A:

Who is funnier, your Mom or your Uncle?


Q:

Go see Coco, it's the closest thing to a musical that Pixar has ever done. At the moment I have no idea if they have a musical in the pipeline.

A:

Thank you, I really appreciate the compliment. As far as finals, I think a lot of people forget to sleep. I'm all for cramming and other vigorous study tactics, but don't do it at the expense of adequate sleep. I know that I probably had a more relaxed schedule than most in college, but if possible, balance rests with total study time.


Q:

I have my own shop. My tools include multiple 3D printers (Ultimaker and Zortrax), a laser cutter, a Tormach CNC machine, birdgeport mill, industrial lathe, and welding equipment. I put together the shop after leaving MB because I always wanted a place where I could make things. In fact, the mill is the same mill I used on MB. They let me buy it after we shut down M7.

A:

Neither of them are funny.


Q:

Loved your Spider-Man homecoming score! Will you back for the sequel and do you ha e anything planned for it yet?

A:

Is it uncomfortable to have SMA? Is there any pain or something you have to live with?


Q:

Have you ever thought of doing a building camp to teach kids (or kids of all ages :-)? My 8 and 12 year old daughters would love to go to something like that!

A:

How many shows had you performed before you knew you’d be a professional comedian?


Q:

That's a ways off but I'm hoping to continue what I started - more news to come.

A:

Not particularly, there are some aches and sore muscles. It doesn't cause pain by itself. A better word to describe it is annoying, especially when it comes to losing abilities.


Q:

Kari Tory and I briefly considered some kind of Myhtbusters summer camp where you could get the MB experience. In addition to the obvious liability problems, there were licensing concerns, etc. So it was a fun idea but ultimately not feasible.

A:

Hundreds.


Q:

Hello Mr. Giacchino, big fan also here. Do you prefer, if you have a preference of course, working on a movie or a tv show?

A:

How are you?


Q:

What build did you make that legitimately terrified you?

A:

Are you ever performing in the UK again??


Q:

I love both but with the amount of movies I've been doing its hard to commit to a TV show.

A:

Fine thank you. How are you?


Q:

The big nitrogen cannon that flipped over a car for one of the james bond episodes. I designed and built it, but I had to crawl underneath to arm it. Nitrogen gas sits at about 3000 psi and has huge energy potential.

A:

Definitely. Tour being written as we speak.


Q:

Hey, Mr. Giacchino, how does it feel to doing score for Darth Vader in action scenes?

A:

Besides studying for your degree, how do you spend your free time?

Do you play video games? If so, what's your perspective on the impact of video games on people who are physically disabled?

also congrats on the degree, i'm a little bit older and thinking about going back to school and you just added a few gallons to the ol' motivation tank.


Q:

Is Netflix more or less restricting than Discovery?

A:

Any recent success in finding good vegan cheese?


Q:

AWESOME.

A:

I really like going to concerts and hanging out with friends.

And yes, I do a fair amount of gaming.

I actually used to have a column on a video game news website that was all about the positive impacts of games for disabled folks. The website is now defunct, so you will probably have to use an Internet archive to find them.


Q:

Discovery was very involved in the making of the show. There was a dedicated executive producer and they reviewed all our episodes and provided notes. We had to be careful about content (family-friendly channel) and we couldn't any brand names (Kleenex, Xerox, Leatherman) because they wanted compensation if we promoted any of those names. By comparison, Netflix was relatively hands-off. Another interesting quirk is that we weren't allowed to actively promote White Rabbit Project UNTIL it was actually live on Netflix. No "coming soon" or anything like that. I was told this was because they wanted someone to hear about it and then be able to immediately log on to Netflix and watch it.

A:

I currently like Miyoko and Tyne Chease


Q:

Where do you look for inspiration when you score for animated movies? Has Joe Hisaishi been an influence on your work? Really proud that someone from South Jersey is doing great things - all the best!

A:

What is your biggest challenge in day to day life being confined to a wheelchair?


Q:

Do you watch Anime? Whats your favorite series?

A:

How's Rags? He's funnier than you.


Q:

The inspiration almost always comes fro the story itself and the characters. Putting myself in their shoes. Sometimes however it hits closer to home - like on Inside Out - that was all about my daughter. Go New Jersey!

A:

Stairs. They are the absolute worst. Thank goodness for elevators.


Q:

OLD school: Cowboy Bebop and Full Metal Alchemist New stuff: Your Name, Netflix Voltron is also pretty good

A:

He's just started doing stand up so check him out.


Q:

How does it feel once you've completed a score and it finally gets recorded? Is there a sense of "Aha, that's it"! Do you ever feel like it was what you expected?

A:

Hi Jake! I have two brothers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - I genuinely see the battles you guys have and have no idea how you cope as well as you do.

Few questions:

  • how old were you when you were diagnosed?
  • do you have any other cases in your family?
  • do you have any tips I can give my brothers about finding work with this condition - they are 26 and 24 and have struggled their whole life

Thanks


Q:

What was it like on the last day of Star Trek Continues? and Favorite Star Trek phaser prop

A:

As a guy who wasn't always appreciative of his teachers back in the day (say about ten years ago), how could said guy make up for being a bit of a bell-end in class?


Q:

It's always a relief when we are finished recording the score. And sometimes I feel that "aha that's it!" moment, but more often than not I am not totally satisfied, which I think is good because that is what keeps you motivated as an artist.

A:

I was diagnosed at 20 months.

Fortunately, and against the odds, I am the only person in my family with a neuromuscular disorder.

Honestly pal, I'm trying to figure out this whole employment thing as well. If it eases your mind at all, I know that at least it is possible. I can update you when I have more information.


Q:

Very emotinal. THe whole week, actually, because as each cast member would do their final scene, it would be announced and the whole cast and crew would applaud.

A:

Don't worry - part of teachers' job is to be underappreciated.


Q:

Hey, Michael.

A few years ago, I saw you at the Houston Symphony when Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek: Into Darkness were played with the symphony playing your music. It was amazing and I hadn't realized how incredible your score was until I heard it live in symphony.

I guess my question is, how on Earth do you have time to do things like you did at the Houston Symphony and write the iconic music that you're known for?

P.S. Do you plan on ever coming back? That was an amazing night for me and my girlfriend.

A:

Do you have a muscle car drift trophy?


Q:

Whenever I see the name Grant Morrison, I always think of you first. Do other people confuse you with him or is it just me?

A:

Why did you first get into stand up comedy and how did you break it to your school that you were leaving them to do stand up full time? I'm also interested in how you got TV work and your thoughts on diversity in the stand-up world and the media in general.


Q:

I love doing concerts but as you can see from our concert schedule, it isn't that often! It's hard to fit things in like that sometimes. At the moment we aren't scheduled to go back to Houston, but tell the symphony that you want them to bring Star Trek Beyond there. Glad you came!

A:

No I do not, sadly.


Q:

We actually have a common friend in LA (a photographer) and we were at his party and he introduced us. I knew who he was immediately because he's got a unique look. Not sure he knew who I was tho. But we bonded over being named Grant.

A:

I think diversity is an ongoing issue but I would love to see a lot more diversity behind the camera too.


Q:

Hey Michael!

Big fan here (duh!) and I have a few quick questions that I hope you can help me with for a project I'm working on about the pilot of LOST.

1.) When JJ, Damon, Mary Jo and their crew were working on the pilot to create a version to present it to the network they used temp music from other movies by composers like Morricone, Carpenter or Zimmer. Those songs created such a different feeling for the pilot - it's really fascinating in comparison to your score.

I still got a copy of that version and I could make out that they used the opening theme from Blade Runner, the song "Silence" from The Thin Red Line and "Queen to Bishop" from Aliens. Do you know who chose those songs? Was it maybe you? Or haven't you been involved with that part of the process?

2.) Do you by any chance remember when you began writing the score for the pilot?

3.) Do you still know when you were done working on the pilot? The scoring for part 1 of the pilot was done/started August 24 2004 and part 2 was done/started, as far as I know, September 7 2004. I'm just curious, because this feels pretty late (just 2 weeks before the show went on air) when there were over 3 months in between.

4.) Has there been something/someone special that inspired your music for the pilot?

5.) Would you be willing to share some sheet music from the pilot? That would be very very cool!

That's all!

-Stefan

A:

Living with SMA, what unique perspective(s) do you think you have about humanity?


Q:

Do you own any Bitcoins or crypto-currencies?

A:

When did you first start doing comedy? and how the hell did you get so good at it?


Q:

2) I don't even remember the temp - in fact I'm not sure I really ever listened to it. I don't remember the exact date - but it was a few weeks before we scored the pilot which was pretty close to when it aired. 3)It WAS very close to the air date. Again - not sure the exact date. Would have to check my Cal! 4) The story and characters we what inspired the music - I just loved it. 5) Not really allowed to share the sheet music because that's owned by Disney and I unfortunately don't control that - sorry!

A:

Maybe empathy, this is a tough question because I don't want to pat myself on the back. I pride myself on being able to roll around in someone else's shoes, so I think that is the safest answer for me.


Q:

No, I had a friend many years ago who was trying to make a career mining. The technology leapt too fast and he couldn't get it going. They are super volatile currencies, which makes me a little wary.

A:

I'm nowhere near as good as I want to be - I started about 8 years ago.


Q:

Hello Mr. Giacchino, My name is Jonathan. Sorry for the long story but I wanted to take a moment to tell you thank you! In early 2010 I went to a church camp retreat and one night they played UP(never seen it before) for the movie night. I was not a very popular kid, being the really awkward fat kid I used to be. I sat away from the group and began to watch the film. Well we all known that opening scene of the film by now because I surely do. I remember watching that scene for the first time there and I remember seeing how the music was affecting everyone. I saw the church leaders, all the kids, and all the camp leaders go from expressing happy, to laughter, to sadness, to just in tears. To me it was one of the most beautiful memories I will always remember in my life! I felt it and seeing how the music itself was in a way screwing with the audience emotions, I thought that was the most amazing thing I have ever experience and I knew that is what I want to do. Everything I am was back that boy made that decision that night and I am happy with how far I’ve come. I’m proud of my work even though I am a 22 year old college student still learning and desperate to learn as much as I can. It all happened because I saw the movie and listened to the score. Will I make it? Who knows but all I know that my passion for composing and my love for film scores is because of that one moment, that one scene with your piece “Married Life”, that was one of those life changing moments that I just could not pass the opportunity to share with you how much your work has inspired and meant to me. Of course to also say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

My question: I love the MCU, been a fan since May 2nd 2008 Iron man, like huge nerd! So when I heard you were composing for Doctor Strange I lost my mind! Then when it was announced you were working on Spider-man: Homecoming, I honestly felt like this movie was made for me. Cause you got to see it in my point of view, my childhood superhero in the whole wide world who is the sole reason I love comics and everything related, he is finally in the MCU, and it is going to be composed by my idol. It is without a doubt my favorite film from the writing, costume, sets, cinematography, makeup, and of course the music! So I wanted to ask you, if Doctor Strange and Spider-man were to team up and you again were at helms to write the music. How would you approach that? A mix of both their themes or just start from scratch? Also if you have time, in an interview you said you asked Kevin Feige if you could write for Spider-man, besides him and Doctor Strange, which other marvel character would you like to write for? Just a real nerdy music question!

Thank you and I hope you have a safe day!

A:

Hey! Really appreciate your outlook :D! So, my question is, have you ever watched the FF movies and if so, which one is your favorite or if you haven't what's your favorite movie? Also, what's your favorite food?


Q:

Hi Grant, how you answer this question will determine your status on reddit.

Toilet paper: over or under?

A:

Who's your favourite comedian other than yourself?


Q:

Thanks for sharing your story about how you were inspired by Up. If I was writing a STRANGE/SPIDEY film, I would incorporate both of their themes and then create something new that would represent the story they were in. I am lucky that I have already written for two of my favorite Marvel characters...we will see what comes next.

A:

I feel like that franchise has went off the rails, I would say that my favorite is probably actually the first. My favorite movie is Team America: World Police. I love well-made chicken wings.


Q:

Over, obviously.

A:

Bill Burr is amazing. As is Chappelle.


Q:

Will you write a song about net neutrality? please.

A:

You like referencing your ability to roll around. What's your opinion of Katamari?


Q:

Can you weld?

A:

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Q:

Will you write the lyrics?

A:

I've never played it, to be honest.


Q:

Yes, though I do not have certification. And I really need to practice my TIG welding more.

A:

Who is this??


Q:

I just saw Coco and noticed your little cameo. Was it a surprise to you, or did you know about it beforehand?

A:

I read that you want to go into advertising, OP. Have you tried applying with Ford, Toyota or another motor company? Perhaps Tesla?


Q:

Let's go back to 1999. Which did you like more: the Playstation or the Nintendo 64? What was your favorite game?

A:

Do you like the mix of working on different projects, like stand up, docos, sitcoms and other shows?

If you were guaranteed success, which one would you choose to do most of?


Q:

Well I see the film when I am scoring it. So when I got to that scene to write it, I thought that he looked like me, but didn't want to assume. When Lee Unkrich came by to go over the music we watched the scene together and afterwards he said, " Didn't you noticed something?" So it was a surprise, they were so excited about it. And I am really happy that they did it.

A:

Not up to this point. There are a lot of hurdles I have to get over to just be gainfully employable. These are all great ideas though, and will definitely be on the radar when the time comes.


Q:

Playstation. Resident evil 2 FTW. Played in the dark with all drapes closed.

A:

I always enjoy doing live most, but everything is fun.


Q:

Your music is so wonderful. It's my dream to play French horn on movie soundtracks. Any advice on how to get started? I can already play anything put in front of me.

A:

Do you feel the same as anyone else without SMA but only physically different or maybe you do feel different but in a good or special way? Do you make jokes about yourself or your disability or do you not like those jokes? What do you think makes you different from other people from how you have grown up with SMA, like what people do not realize a lot? Can I ask more questions?


Q:

Oh man, that police station still haunts me!

A:

How come you don't have any merch with your face on it? T-shirts, stuff like that?


Q:

It depends on where you are. You have to come out to LA and start getting involved in the music scene out here. You will find many musicians in their own groups, small orchestra ensembles, etc who are studio musicians, and they have to be able to play anything in front of them because they don't get music until the day of the gig.

A:

It comes in phases, as a kid, you couldn't have convinced me that I was any different than anyone else. As I matured, I had to learn to accept my differences, but not accept that they made me worse in some way. It was a tough process.

I love when people joke around with stuff like disability. It's a way to be inclusive that a lot of people seem to overlook.

People don't realize that our mentalities aren't that different. You have the same wants and desires, but I don't always have the ability to make it happen when someone not in this situation.

Feel free.


Q:

The sound design and jump scares were awesome.

A:

There is some on the way.


Q:

Hey Mr Giacchino, big fan of your work The Incredibles soundtrack is one of my all time favourites.

Just want to ask who's idea was it to do the orchestral tv Spiderman theme for the beginning of Homecoming?

A:

I studied muscular dystrophies for my PhD and am about to finish medical school, starting residency in Child Neurology, with a focus on the neuromuscular disorders next year. Do you have any advice for either physicians or scientists that you wish they knew before you had the chance to work/interact with them?

I had the chance to meet some of the founders of Nusinersen a few weeks ago. Its development from bench to bedside is really a remarkable story and really speaks for the power of science and research to redefine the boundaries of medicine.

Congratulations on graduating and thanks for the AMA man!


Q:

Whats the oddest music genre or song you'd recommend?

A:

Do they ask you to think up a good story when you go on Would I Lie to You? And if your story is too boring do they give you a lieto tell instead?

For the 'This is My' section do they just give you the lie as to how you know the person?


Q:

Both Kevin Feige at Marvel and I thought it would be a fun thing to do! And it was!

A:

I feel like this is the most important question I've had to answer all night, you want me to advise scientists that are much smarter than I am. lol I guess that the only thing that I could think of is to remind them that these are people, each with individual back stories and upbringings, and the work that you do might very well completely alter the course of their life. It's a tremendous burden, but totally worth the fight and effort. Fight as hard as we are, and there's nothing we can't accomplish together.


Q:

Too Many Zoos

A:

I think they just see how it goes and pick the best ones.


Q:

How do you recommend talking to composers? I'm a commercial director and I try not to do the thing where I point to temp music and say "do that".

Also - what is the musical term for the slow chords thing that's in a lot of your tracks (Joy Turns to Sadness -- Life and Death from Lost, edit, reference here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMaqrbWwNTQ&feature=youtu.be&t=104)

Alsoooo i love your work thanks for doing what you do

A:

What is your degree in?


Q:

My mom saw you on one of the soap operas (U.S.) she watches last week.

She couldn't remember your name and asked me "who's the black British comedian with the travel show?"

I said "Richard Ayoade?"

"YES! Yes, that's it."

That didn't sound right to me so i looked for a clip of the show. It took me about 20 minutes to track one down.

My questions are 1) what are you doing playing a camera man on a shitty soap and 2) is my mom a bit racist?

EDIT: Here is the clip. Romesh comes on at 7:55 into the video.

A:

I think you should talk to composers through story and emotion, what do you want to be feeling, what is happening in the story. That's the best way because composers write what they are feeling and you should be working hand in hand with them to get across the story you are telling.


Q:

Communications.

A:

I thought it would be a laugh and it was.


Q:

Hello Mr. Giacchino, is there any piece that you wrote for any medal of honor that didn't make it to the game?, and what did inspire you when writing "North Africa" for MOH: Allied Assault? cheers from Chile!

A:

I am not sure if this has been asked, but IF Science ends up curing SMA and you benefit from it, other than walking, what is the first thing you will do?


Q:

Are you the guy from Master of None or The Big Sick?

A:

I think it all ended up in the game! As for North Africa I was really going for a vibe that placed you in that geography of the world. Haven't listened to that in a LONG time - I'll have to go back and revisit it!


Q:

Probably give someone a real hug. The ones I do right now are just kind of awkward.

A:

Both


Q:

I have to say, you have an amazing outlook on life. Not to mention immaculate writing talent. Anyway, if you only had one message to pass on to people, what would it be?

A:

Thank you so much, that means a lot to me.

I would say just to lighten up and try not to take life so seriously. I've found that life is a lot more enjoyable/easier when you learn how to be able to laugh at yourself.


Q:

Woah, late to the party, but, how do you feel about your video being turned into a meme? Were they mostly positive memes or more negative? Keep on keeping on my man!

A:

For me it's hard to discern what would be positive or negative, luckily I'm able to laugh at both. It was a process I was prepared for, the video blew up before the memes/gifs.


Q:

I worked as an assistant to a man with SMA type 0 for years. I'm in Scandinavia, where there is a lot support. For example, he had 24 hour assistance available for home and work and even holidays (he lived on his own), so he was totally independent from family. He also had a car altered so he could drive via joystick.

I'm curious what daily life is like where you are, and what outside support (if any) is available. Are you happy with your level of independence? Have you ever been interested in driving?

A:

I live a pretty independent life right now, I have five PCAs who provide me 24 hour care under a certain Medicaid waiver. I love my independence, which is why employment is a difficult prospect for me right now, because that would limit my ability to have Medicaid.

I have absolutely zero interest in driving. If I hit someone with my wheelchair, the worst that it could do is leave a bruise. An automobile can do a lot more damage. lol


Q:

So like, is anyone going to post the fucking video so people not in the loop know who this is?

A:

https://youtu.be/_DUF-NiHgO4 Sorry about that, here it is pal. This is the original video, but some of the videos that reused the footage were much larger


Q:

Have you ever had a girlfriend?

A:

Up to this point in my life, no sir.


Q:

If you had 13 free murders, who would be absolutely fucked?

A:

That's a lot of pressure, I don't know about this one. That's some death note shit right there. I'm going down to respectfully pass, sorry about that.