On October 9 – 11 I attended a Disney Press Event for THOR: RAGNAROK. My hotel and airfare and meals were taken care of while I was in L.A. Opinions and observations as well as recaps and such are all my own. This post will also contain some affiliate links to Amazon.com.
Rachel House was actually our very first interview on our Thor: Ragnarok press junket day. She plays the character of “Topaz”, Grandmaster’s right hand enforcer. She has a hilarious deadpan delivery that plays well off Jeff’ Goldblum’s Grandmaster and his eccentricity.
I was able to ask the first question. I asked, “how hard was it to keep a straight face with all those deadpan moments?” Rachel said, “I’m pretty used used to keeping a straight face, ’cause I’ve done a lot of Taika’s films, and it’s always like that. But some of the other actors weren’t so good at it. They were losing it, especially Jeff Goldblum, ’cause he was so funny. That’s not even half of it, what you see. It’s not even a quarter of the improvisation and stuff that we were doing. Jeff was just so masterful at improvisation.“
Today I flew to San Francisco California for the PBS Annual Meeting. As one of the PBS Kids VIPS (Very Involved Parents) I get to attend the PBS Annual Meeting and it is so much fun. This is my third time attending the annual meeting and I was looking forward to catching up with my fellow VIPS. I was blown away by our chance to meet the amazing Cookie Monster. We also met the puppeteer/actor for Cookie. That man is David Rudman and he is pretty darn amazing. As soon as he begins to operate Cookie you see only Cookie Monster and Cookie Monster is who you speak with, it is a strange but cool thing.
This year there is going to be a full on Cookie Monster special. I think that the popularity of all of the Cookie Monster movie parodies has made this Muppet even more popular than ever. Of any Muppet ever he was the one I was so excited to meet, and I did, so cool.
I have a video that Cookie Monster made for my kids. I just have to edit it a little bit but I will post soon.
During the day I learned a lot about a great new app for parents called Super Vision. This app allows parents to see what their kids are learning, in real time, on PBS Kids.org.
We met with more people from PBS and they were great. We then had a little free time so I took a shower and got ready for dinner. Dinner was excellent. So much good food and conversation. I spent a lot of time talking all sorts of things with The Rock Father.
I also caught up with one of my fellow Imageloggers, Leticia! She is so much fun!
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