Tag Archives: World News Center

World News Center: Eyeless Eyesight Explained

In yet another visit with Bill McCormick from the World News Center, Bill and I had a discussion about a new procedure that is allowing people who have lost their eyes to literally see again.  Geordi LaForge technology is here!  Plus: a primary color primer, and we act out an eyeball injection demonstration.

World News Center: Cartoon Confusion & Medical Red Tape

In this week’s visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discussed how the trade war is stopping the flow of medical information and technology, how medical advances are being held up by red tape, and how tariffs are stymying medical research.

We also responded to a listener who unfortunately confused “Teen Titans Go!’  with “Titans.”

Plus:  visiting the neighborhood fixer, weaponizing humans, and Ryan’s never ending quest for an adamanitum skeleton.

Can I Borrow a Feeling?

Bill McCormick called in once again from the World News Center for our weekly visit.  Today we discussed how the physiological and emotional benefits that come from tactile affirmation of your personhood are superior to that which is achieved through means of modern medicine.  Or as we knew it in the ’80s – Hugs, not Drugs.  Plus: we debut our new feature-in-feature:  “Amp Chat.”  Email us your questions about the repair and maintenance of vintage amplifiers and we’ll help you out.  Amp Chat is sponsored by amperes.  it’s not just about the watts — it’s also the amperes.  And by woofers.  kicking the ass of tweeters since 1934.

No Snow(pack) No Show

This week’s visit from the World News Center‘s Bill McCormick was inspired by the millions marching on climate strike.  We discussed the consequences of our shrinking snowpack, based on Bill’s conversation with some climate change-denying farmers.  Plus: Ice storms in the south, snakes in the snow, puddles leading to pesticides, and the Farmer’s Almanac surrenders.

Over-the-Counter Exoskeletons

Bill McCormick gave us a ring on a special day and time from the World News Center with an update on an item we discussed nearly a year ago involving breakthroughs made in treating paralysis. Other topics: military waterbeds, a caveman patents fire, and erratic editing.  Plus: we tease an upcoming super fan amazing announcement.

The Sound of Shrinkage

In his latest visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick led a discussion on scientific truths and myths about shrinking things (I’m realizing just now we should have tackled Shrinky Dinks.  Plus: Bill’s onesie factory, Sid and Marty Krofft, defending Ant-Man, 100 pound golf balls and 3-D printing giant brains.

The World News Center Python Hunt ’19

Bill McCormick called in for his regularly scheduled segment for an update on the Great Florida Python Hunt of 2013, where six years later all predicted nightmare scenarios have pretty much come true.  We discussed sinister spring-loaded snakes, knitting parachutes for rats in Guam, and the importance of carefully following a picture book of instructions.

World News Center: The Un-Show

Bill McCormick from the World News Center called in for his weekly segment where we proceeded to talk about unnecessary Disney remakes, unnamed future Marvel movies, unneeded humble bragging, and unrealistic chances of portraying Namor. Plus: unbelievable amounts of overlapping dialogue and unnerving uncomfortable pauses.

Basic Quantum Mechanics for Beginners

Bill McCormick from the World News Center dialed in to respond to some listener emails before leading a (spoiler-free) discussion on the accuracy of the time travel elements in “Avengers: Endgame.”

World News Center: Let’s Take Some Calls

After Bill (perhaps jokingly) mentioned on Facebook that he’d be up for taking calls from listeners, our devoted Big Wakeup Call fanbase sprang into action, spurring lively and productive discussions about Rotten Tomatoes, Twitter, and vodka.