Dec 6th 2017 by James0646 • 30 Questions • 57 Points
My short bio: Hi Reddit! My name is Jacob Orth, and I currently work as a VIP Host at a strip club in Las Vegas called the Hustler Club. It's a 3 story, 70,000 square foot building, with 21 bottle booths, 3 stages, 2 VIP rooms, female and male strippers (weekends only for males). I've worked in Vegas strip clubs for about 5 years now, and know the strip club industry in Vegas very well. Ask me anything!
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?
How was it to work on Star Wars and then be involved with a Star Trek fan film?
Pure gold, thank you.
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.
How strict are strip clubs about following the rules regarding prostitution? Is there a sense of "for the right price?"
That's kind of prerequisite for starting a tea company! Yes, I've been an avid tea drinker for years now. I usually end up drinking black teas, but I'm a fan of a good Oolong as well. I drink Zest's blends about half the time and a variety of other teas the rest of the time :)
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.
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.
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.
You might like Dyson's V7 or V8 cordless stick vacs. They're pretty good for that kind of thing.
In Vegas they're pretty strict about it. If a club is caught allowing that then they are at a serious risk of having the entire operation shut down. Vegas really markets itself well with the "Sin City" tag, but it's not quite as "anything goes" as people think. Even some cities in the U.S. have more lax rules than Vegas.
Get an Immortan Joe mask man, ride eternal SHINY AND CHROME
What are your thoughts on Roombas??
And have you ever had to fix one?
Any celebrities or famous people walking into your place? Whats the most amount of money you have seen someone spend?
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.
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.
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.
$150,000 was the most I've ever seen spent. It was a husband, wife and their son who came in at 5am and didn't leave until around 3pm. They each had their own VIP room with their own stripper. The guys had a female stripper and the wife had a male stripper.
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.
Just reading the ama introduction made my morning. All the best bro!!
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.
Same to you, my friend.
Are there any myths you wish you could have covered on Mythbusters but that weren't practically feasible?
Specs on your ride please?
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.
What is your favorite place to party in Vegas and why?
Edit: no spell good on mobile
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.
I'm so bad with automotive stuff, truth be told. My dad would probably have a better answer for you. Sorry pal.
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.
I'm not the biggest party person (it helps me keep my sanity while working in nightlife and avoid burnout), but any of the popular nightclubs will do if you want to go hard. Hakkasan and Omnia are really popular since they're newer and so massive. Other clubs like Drai's, XS, Hyde, etc. are fun too. I actually think that the day clubs and night swims are more fun than nightclubs. Rehab was the first day club I went to, and it was awesome. XS night swim is something I encourage everyone to try during the warmer months.
Do you play computer games? If so, what are some of your favorites?
Serious question, are there snow tires for electric wheelchairs? Do you use them? We have just had the first snow here two days ago.
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.
Whats the craziest thing you've seen in there?
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.
I personally haven't seen them, but that would be totally awesome.
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.
When I was working at a previous club, there was a guy who puked in his private booth during his 30 minute session with a dancer because he just drank too much. Once he was done puking the dancer continued to stay and finish the time even though she didn't have to. That one was strange.
How do you react when people say people who make memes about you are called insensitive?
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.
How many people go just for the free buffet?
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.
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.
Woah, what study are you pursuing? What's your plan after graduation?
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.
Not a Vegas local but go a lot and a friend IS a local. We frequent the Crazy Horse (sorry OP). I've learned that the fastest way to get girls to ignore you all night is to tell the first one that sits on your lap, "Am I here for business? No. We're locals." And then... woooooooooosh. You can drink in peace for the rest of the night.
I like paying Torb on mystery. I also like the voice like "I'm giving it all I got!"
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.
I don't recommend any consumer level shampooers. Hiring a professional with heated extraction is ideal, renting is better than nothing.
Yep! The entertainers usually don't bother with locals. No worries about liking Crazy Horse. I know some of the guys over there.
If you had once chance to time travel what period would you go to?
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
Renaissance, maybe? I think it would be cool to visit Leonardo daVinci's shop.
I love my hometown, it's strangely a part of me.
It is a common belief that strippers have personal issues in their life that lead to this career path. What do you think of it? How much of it is true.
Also, compared to female dancers, how do the male strippers compare in terms of income?
Thanks! I hadn't seen that before. I chuckled audibly.
It is a really common belief. It exists because there is some truth to it. There are those who have issues, grew up in really shitty situations, etc. and feel like they don't have a lot of options to make a lot of money. Many see dancing as a quick way to make a lot of money. The problem is that many of them spend their money as fast as they get it.
The men can make good money, but their earning potentially overall is nowhere near what the women can make. Most women don't spend very much money. It's men who are spending serious cash inside the club.
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.
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.
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?
Would you ever date a stripper?
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!
I'm going to plow through these questions and then definitely hit you up. If that's okay.
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.
It would depend on the person she is. I've come across a few that were in it temporarily until they had enough to reach a certain goal like build a home, start a business, etc. That's the small minority though. A lot more become dependent and attached to the work with practically no future plan
Would you consider naming one of your teas "The Tease"? Since you're a redditor you must like puns. Oh oh, and the Naughtea, it could be like a fake tea or something.
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?
PS 50th Birthday Gala was utterly incredible :)
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.
The men can make good money, but their earning potentially overall is nowhere near what the women can make.
1) What about gay men as patrons.
2) Why aren't there any good gay strip joints in Vegas?
We could use you on our copywriting staff!
As much as I love some varietea in our branding, puns can get old fast ; )
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.
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.
Gay guys come to see male strippers sometimes, but the strippers often times don't want to dance for men.
The market is only so big for straight women to see male strippers, let alone for gay men to see male strippers. There's only 2 strip clubs in Vegas with male strippers. I think one gay nightclub has some male strippers on occasion, but I'm not sure.
Grant, with the advancement of AI, shouldn't the really competitive levels of Battlebots be completely autonomous?
What are your long term goals?
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).
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.
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?
The power of positive thinking! My man! I hope you succeed in whatever you try
How did you get into this line of business?
What are the best and worst parts about the job?
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.
I actually started working in nightlife in CA back in 2006. I did it during the off season from football while I was in college. In CA I mostly worked nightclubs doing security and management operations. After finishing my MBA, I had a ton of debt from school. The cost of living was really high in my part of CA, and they just passed another state tax increase right before I left. I had experience in nightlife, I knew in Vegas you could make good money doing it, and once I saw how cheap it was to live there (plus no state in come tax), I was pretty sold on the idea.
Best part about the job is that it's not a "normal job" in the corporate world. Plus, being in Vegas, you meet a lot of cool people and make connections at other clubs and in the hospitality industry.
The worst part is just some of the bullshit that you have to put up with-drunken idiots, people wanting to fight, threatening to sue, false complaints made about you to try to get you in trouble, unbelievable entitlement some people exhibit, people lying to you, people trying to haggle prices like they're at the flea market, etc. Sometimes it comes from customers, sometimes it comes from dancers and sometimes it comes from coworkers. If the club is managed well, then that stuff can be kept to a minimum and they know when something has merit or it's just bullshit.
If you can build an impossible machine (machines that goes against the law of physics), which would you like to build?
PLEASE make a youtube channel of you drifting. I will sub immediately.
My budget is $150.
Mostly laminate floors with a couple of thick rugs. No pets, couple of kids.
Which vacuum do you recommend?
I'm organizing a bachelor party in Vegas in a week and trying to find unique stuff to do. What's your favorite place to eat or do down there?
That might be coming soon, keep your eyes out for it.
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.
For bachelor parties, I recommend eating at a steak house at least once. There are a ton on the strip, but I also encourage you to look off the strip. Especially at the Brazilian ones where you pay a flat fee and can eat until you're totally stuffed.
Shooting ranges, ATVs, renting exotic cars, zipline, are all cool things to do in addition to bars and clubs for bachelor parties.
Outside of fundraising, as the founder, what do you spend the most time focusing on? How does this dynamic play out with your team?
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?
What new technologies or other recent innovations are you excited about right now? How do you think it will make our lives easier?
Need more drifting vids.
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?
Do you guys serve food?
Hi! Well fundraising definitely eats up a lot of time, but so does hiring and filling in the holes on our team that haven't been filled with hires yet. We are only a team of 5, so I've had to handle the production and logistics myself for most of the companies life.
A lot of time is also spent just thinking about high-level strategy. That sounds soft, but the moves we make now can and will have a massive impact on the companies trajectory in the future, so it's worth taking a breather and making sure everything is heading in the right direction.
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!
Self-driving cars. Foldable LCD panels. LCD contact lenses.
I might have something for you soon.
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.
Are your hands completely functional or do you need to use any specific equipment to use a computer?
Oh shit, I've been doing the complete opposite! I thought that getting the bristles deeper in = deeper clean. 😫
Are the free limo ride and other offers given out by “promoters” a scam? If not, how much does it actually end up costing the patron?
Due to non-disclosure agreements, I cannot say the exact nature of my work, but safe to say it was a robot.
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.
Exactly the opposite of what you intended. It wears out your vacuum and your carpet.
Promoters on the strip have a reputation for being some of the biggest scumbags and liars in Vegas. The shit that they tell people to get them to the club sometimes is absolutely ridiculous. That's part of the reason I even started a youtube channel was because I knew there had to be a better way to reach people before coming to Vegas, and informing them of how clubs work.
Promoters have deals that they can do based on contracts worked out with clubs. You won't know what deal they can get at any particular club, so you're at a real disadvantage. I suggest planning ahead and not even dealing with street promoters. Many of them will lie through their teeth about prices, what they will get you (a free dance, a free bottle, a VIP table, a ride back to your hotel, etc).
Many Vegas strip clubs charge anywhere from $40-50 for entry. I've seen groups come to the front to get told what the cover charge is only to say that the promoter told them it was $15 or $20, and that was supposed to include drinks, a bottle booth, a guaranteed table because they're his "VIP"' customers, blah, blah, blah. I say don't bother with them because there's a good chance you won't get what they are telling you, and it will cost you more than what they are telling you.
What are your feelings in regards to hard wood flooring/tile/linoleum?
I’ve know a few strippers, seems like a lot of them sleep with guys that work at a strip club. Do you notice any of that?
Bare floors are certainly cleaner than carpeting. Carpeting is the single filthiest thing in one's home.
I wouldn't say a lot, but it happens. I've seen hosts and managers who openly or secretly date and sleep with dancers. The policy really depends from club to club on their attitude towards that.
Huge props to you for all you've accomplished dude. How does the program deal with things like punctuation?
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.
What personal engineering project would you undertake if funding was not a problem?
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)
Giant bipedal fighting robot. RobotJox style with live armaments!
I completely understand, it's not insensitive at all. Just remember, we are normal people just like you.
I love the (bowed metal?) sound from Rogue One. How was that sound made?
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?
Have you ever thrown out a celebrity?
Depends on the month. We've been running cash flow negative while we've been working on the bottled product. We poured over $200k into the production run and R&D over the past year, but we should start seeing that product line produce cash for us going forward. The faster you grow the more difficult it is to run cash flow positive (even if you are 'profitable' by accounting standards).
It was a LONG NECK BANJO!
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.
I was at the front when we turned away rapper V-Nasty at one place I worked. I had two coworkers who said that they had to turn away Three 6 Mafia and his group at the front door.
Any chance that another White Rabbit Project like show happen with you, Tori, and Kari?
Spell that. F-U-C-K. Delete that. Spell that. F-U-C-K.
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.
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.
There is no way you can possibly understand how accurate this is. Every time.
That is a great song. I have a sad tale of my own.
We shut down the night it happened, but reopened the next for business as usual.
Which one wins in a fight, a roomba or a Corgi? The Corgi has heterochromia if that affects the odds at all.
What was your worse night like involving workers or customers?
I mean, Roombas are kinda cheaply built. I think a Corgi could take it.
I had to tackle a guy once who punched an entertainer in the VIP room, and tried to run out of the club. I was working the door, and was the last guy with a chance to take him down. I had to make an open field tackle like I was a safety lol. I got him down, everyone else jumped on, and we cuffed him until the police showed up. He had at least one warrant out for his arrest. I don't know if it was my worst day, but it was nuts.
What was your favorite part of the 'Down the Rabbit Hole' tour? Would you do it again?
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!
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?
Is there anything different between a normal strip club and a Vegas club? (other than the income tax)
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.]
I'll keep that in mind, thank you.
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.
Off the top of my head-Vegas clubs are usually much bigger, have more dancers, and the prices are higher than most other cities.
Did you ever try a myth where you got to the end thought "Well that was disappointing"?
I haven't bought nhl 18 yet, is it a big upgrade from 17?
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.
Not really, same incremental EA sports upgrades. A lot of the same, but still enjoyable.
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?
If you still have 17, I'll take you on as my hometown Nashville Predators!
What is drug use like among VIP clients? Have you witnessed a lot of drug use since you’ve started? If a customer pays to get a VIP room, is he just free to do whatever the hell he wants in there? Like doing a bunch of cocaine off/with his stripper?
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.
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.
I would have to find it, and I'm not very good. lol
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.
Not really. I've caught a lot of drugs at the front door on people. The clubs still have to operate within the law.
Do you still offer your services to the film industry post-Mythbusters?
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!
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.
How important is the biker facial hair in your industry?
There aren't many opportunities for practical models or animatronics in movies these days. That's why I've been consulting for Imagineering.
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.
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.
Not very important
Where are you that you started am AMA at midnight EST?
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??
Has the legalization of weed changed anything for you?
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.
I'm actually on the East Coast, I have really bad sleep habits/sleep patterns. lol
Take it to your local vac repair shop for a cleaning service.
No. It's not allowed in the building or on property.
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?
Do celebrities really go into strip clubs and throw down like we sometimes imagine they do? No named needed, but if you feel like naming names/telling stories, go for it.
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.
Not really. The most I've known a celebrity to spend was $15,000. It was a boxer that pretty much everyone knows. I wouldn't say that celebrities regularly drop a bunch of money. I've seen several not spend a dollar.
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
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.
Okay Jacob big fan of your channel and Vegas , so I won’t waste time with Vegas related questions. Let get to the serious stuff, Marvel or DC? You can’t say both or neither.
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.
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.
With a really aggressive agitator and a self-propelling transmission, I assume.
MARVEL! I loved X-Men as a kid.
In your own opinion, how much courage is there without risk?
What type of piano do you have in your home studio?
Do you use a 3D printer in your builds? If so which one do you recommend for general applications?
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?
Odd, I feel like I've heard that quote before ; )
Minimal courage without risk imho
It is Steinway upright built in 1876.
I've had great luck with my Ultimaker 2+extended for PLA and Zortrax for ABS.
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.
Looking back, what advice would you give to the younger you who is leaving high school and about to enter college?
If you use a vaccum cleaner to clean another, does it become a vacuum cleaner vaccuum cleaner?
Glad to hear it! I think the market is shifting in a variety of ways, but one of the most prominent trends is the shift towards 'healthier than' products. We see a lot of products coming out that are healthy, but also don't taste good, but slowly we're starting to see some new brands building great products that people also feel good about drinking! We're also seeing a shift towards more functional beverages (brain boosting, energy, etc), which we should benefit from.
What trends are you seeing?
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.
I'm apparently already there. That is Dipper. She was a rescue cat. She is a polydactyl (extra toes).
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.
It makes you a vacuum cleaner cleaner and your vacuum cleaner cleaner.
10 points for Gryffindor! Yes, Dipper was in fact named after Gravity Falls.
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!)
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.
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.
That's awesome, tell your friend thank you for me.
What steps would you suggest for kids interested in robotics to turn their hobby into a career?
That sucks. I'm really sorry that you have had to suffer with this your whole life.
Start with a kit. When I was growing up, I had Lego (not even Mindstorms). Gotta start somewhere!
I appreciate the empathy, but I don't really look at it as suffering. Just a different set of scenarios.
Hi James! Congrats on the success. If Zest Tea had been around in the days that the scene for the American Revolution was being set up, how might the Boston Tea Party have gone differently? Or would it?
What is your favourite piece you've ever created?
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.)
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?
We'd be right next to them throwing that British garbage over the side of the boat ; )
But seriously, we're starting to see a really strong group of American tea companies competing on a global level, like Mightly Leaf, Harney and Sons, Teista and more. Really fun to watch the market develop!
Don't really have a favorite but LOST will always have a special spot for me.
Giving something the appearance of life. That's the most rewarding part of animatronics for me.
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.
What equipment would you want from games, movies, etc to have in your life?
You mention your condition is close to be cured by science, do you know what that would entail? Congrats on graduating!
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.
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?
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.
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.
If battlebots was scaled up to use remote controlled cars, modified with weapons. Which car and weapons would you use?
How did you find out you were such a sensation on the internet? Any first thoughts on seeing all the edits and compilations?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Without being grizzly, no. Not really a physical possibility, unfortunately.
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?
It makes me happy to hear that they are still together. It was clear that Craig and Geoff had a "special" relationship.
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 )
Do you watch Anime? Whats your favorite series?
OLD school: Cowboy Bebop and Full Metal Alchemist New stuff: Your Name, Netflix Voltron is also pretty good
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.
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.
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 :)
Hi Jake, you have lovely eyes. :) I’m a sophomore in college, do you have any tips for surviving finals season?
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.
Yes. And NEVER tell a television producer what ACTUALLY scares you.
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.
Loved your Spider-Man homecoming score! Will you back for the sequel and do you ha e anything planned for it yet?
Do you build robot friends?
Yes, I'm working on a personal BB-8 and R2-D2 right now.
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.
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.
Fine thank you. How are you?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Favorite car that you dealt with while filming Mythbusters?
What is your biggest challenge in day to day life being confined to a wheelchair?
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!
That Chysler Imperial (Black Beauty) from Green Hornet. It was a shame we had to destroy it. I still feel bad about that.
Stairs. They are the absolute worst. Thank goodness for elevators.
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?
What was it like on the last day of Star Trek Continues? and Favorite Star Trek phaser prop
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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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!
Yes, though I do not have certification. And I really need to practice my TIG welding more.
No I do not, sadly.
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!
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!
Living with SMA, what unique perspective(s) do you think you have about humanity?
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!
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.
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.
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!
Hi Grant! I just wanted to say thank you for chatting with me at that short film premiere party in the same building as your workshop. I was the scientist turned actress and it was wonderful how friendly and open you were to showing me your workshop and discussing the whole acting/science dichotomy we both shared. It was such a pleasant surprise because I grew up watching Mythbusters and Battlebots. Thank you for always being such a positive influence in the industry as well as being a wonderful, down to earth person!
To elaborate on that, do you ever feel like one industry ever overshadows the other in your life, or have you figured out a way to balance both your engineering/science side with your actor/entertainer side?
If you had to pick a favorite between Adam or Jamie, which one would it be and why? (In terms of working with AND personality)
You like referencing your ability to roll around. What's your opinion of Katamari?
Will you write the lyrics?
I just saw Coco and noticed your little cameo. Was it a surprise to you, or did you know about it beforehand?
Whats the oddest music genre or song you'd recommend?
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.
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.
Is Jamie really as grumpy as TV makes him out to be?
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?
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.
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.
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?
Do you own any Bitcoins or crypto-currencies?
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!
Both Kevin Feige at Marvel and I thought it would be a fun thing to do! And it was!
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.
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.
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
Is anyone else allowed to use the calculator with your name on it?
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.
Yes, absolutely. My name is on it so that it finds its way back to me.
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!
What programing languages do you know to code in?
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?
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!
Let's go back to 1999. Which did you like more: the Playstation or the Nintendo 64? What was your favorite game?
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?
Playstation. Resident evil 2 FTW. Played in the dark with all drapes closed.
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.
Hi Grant, how you answer this question will determine your status on reddit.
Toilet paper: over or under?
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!
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.
So like, is anyone going to post the fucking video so people not in the loop know who this is?
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
Up to this point in my life, no sir.