Tag Archives: World News Center

10 Minute Express Brain Change

In a shiny, happy, very uplifting, and 100 percent positive visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick and I discussed more great news regarding the progression of treatments for early stage dementia and concussions.  Plus: The operating room Gospel of Luke, a 10 minute express brain change, ensuring a good head of hair on your corpse, and Bill’s longhand legal pad novels.

Monkeys & Robots v. Humans & Dogs

Bill McCormick called us up from the World News Center to discuss the shortcomings of robot airline pilots (Yay! an actual job where humans are still necessary…for now). Maybe it’s just me, but for me, one of the most important parts of an airplane flight is the landing. We also discussed how the eventual battle for the future of civilization could come down to Monkeys & Robots v. Humans & Dogs.  Plus:  A shoe box full of $20s and fake radio DJ voices.

A Harm-Free Radio Show

It’s Friday, and we’re filled with girlish glee!  Thanks to a listener suggestion, The World News Center‘s Bill McCormick and I discuss a new alleged “harm-free” cigarette and how it managed to make its way through the FDA.  Plus: why you should avoid gas station supplements (not to mention the sushi), Ryan’s million-dollar fish tank, and how to save the earth with vodka.

Bill McCormick gets Lit(erary)

In another chat with the World News Center‘s Bill McCormick, Bill talks all about his LitFest at the South Chicago Library on Saturday (11/2/19). Plus: James Brown, Johnny Cash, a Sony Walkman, and the return of beepers.

WORLD NEWS CENTER: The Storming Cell Phone Security Scare

In an extra-special bonus-length segment, The World News Center’s Bill McCormick called in to discuss the many problems caused by the storming of the SCIF, including a lengthy talk about the vulnerabilities of cell phones.  Also: Flip phones from Target, the machine that goes “ping,” Jackson Pollock coverage maps, and the secret location of the rich people portal.

World News Center: Hot Sauce Dojo

In his latest visit from the World News Center, Bill McCormick invited me into his Hot Sauce Dojo for a quick game of Ghost Pepper Pizza Roulette.  We then had a not-at-all disturbing chat about re-animating the dead (the scientific way), an update on the trade war’s impact on farmers (and hot peppers), and Bluetooth porn.

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.