Superheropalooza (For Stacy)

For those of you not named Stacy who are confused by the title of today’s blog, allow me to enlighten you. Stacy has been a regular listener to the Big Wake Up Call, featuring me and Ryan Gatenby, pretty much since I started doing it. When she realized that we had ins with a couple of film companies and were getting news before most anyone else she started emailing often. It seems she’s a bit of a superhero fan. So, today, I’ll try and sate some of her curiosity. I…

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Let’s Play! MORTAL KOMBAT X

Below are parts 1 & 2 of my Mortal Kombat X “lets Play” Walkthrough. You can watch the entire Story Mode as it unfolds in the playlist at this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdA6fi4HW08pw5gej8jqPXukeD6BYxedP My Review will be up soon. Enjoy! Listen to The World News Center on

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Mysterious Space Sounds from SPAAAAAAYYYSE!

Today I get to share a mystery with you. First, some history. Way back in 1977 a scientist named Jerry Ehrman was flipping through transcripts of findings from radio telescopes. Yes, that’s about as exciting as it sounds. Anyway, as he was flipping, and flipping, and flipping, he suddenly stopped. You see most of what he would see were numbers between one and four. These indicate common background noise. Keep in mind that the universe is not silent. Planets make noise, stars make noise and so does pretty much everything…

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Is Google Racist?

Let’s try an experiment. I want to find out if Google’s search algorithm is inherently racist. I want you to do an image search for the word cosplay on Google. You’ll note that the vast majority, as in all, of the images feature white or Asian people. Now I want you to search for black cosplay. You will see thousands of dark skinned people who enjoy comics just as much as I do. So why don’t they show up in the general search? Why are they segregated from the rest?…

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Can Cancer Be Good for You?

If you read Neil Steinberg’s fine article this morning you know that getting diagnosed with cancer is scary. As he, correctly, points out it’s no longer the OH MY FUCKING GOD I’M GONNA DIE kind of scary, but it still gives one pause. For the record I have survived it and a dear friend of mine recently did so as well. Even so, it’s not welcome news. Which is why you took one look at the title of today’s blog and said “Well no, asshole, it can’t.” And this is…

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Batshit? Meet Crazy!

There are people walking among us who believe in Bigfoot, UFOs (as alien visitors and not just something unidentified), chemtrails (because condensation trails make too much sense), President Obama is a Kenyan Muslim, or worse, follow the teachings of the Food Babe (a complete sociopath who has the I.Q. of a stone) and on and on. Little things like facts or logic don’t dissuade them. When reality conflicts with their perverted views, they deny reality. It’s that simple. Now here’s the sad part; they’re the reasonable ones. Paul Poisu has…

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