I Gotta Call Zack – Episode 2: 2014, Week 2


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Here’s the second episode of I Gotta Call Zack!, where Zack Rovinsky and I prattle on about Detroit, the new WWE network, brocialism, how to discover new music, and some other stuff that you’ll only find out about if you listen!

The worst move I ever made was in high school, when my family moved across the street. I’ve moved a lot in my life – from Ohio to Utah, around Utah and then back to Ohio, Kentucky… China. Each time posed its own challenges with its own set of rewards and drawbacks. But moving across the street is a real beast. Instead of loading up a truck, every item you own gets carried by hand all the way, and usually put where it needs to be, turning each trip into more of a chore. Moving is very often the exception to the trip-is-its-own-reward rule.

ccMixter (the cc stands for Creative Commons) is a great site for looking up podcast safe music. That’s where I found I’m fine, sky is blue by Teru. narva9, the anonymous vocal collective found on the track can be found on Blogspot, as well as ccMixter.

The 1939 International Harvester school bus has a name, and that name is Further. About ten years ago, there was a big push to get it restored, but I’m not sure how that turned out.

I heard about the house deal on The New Yorker. If you’re interested and live in Detroit or are capable of moving to Detroit, you can read about it more fully on their official website.

James May was the one what built the Lego house. Here’s a story on it. Still no resolution. If you know what happened to it, let me know in the comments.

The Detroit Metropolitan Area is home to more than 5 million people. Detroit, the city, is home to between 7-8 hundred thousand. Just wanted to differentiate the two, in case someone was confused and thought the number seemed high.

Hantz Farms is the first example of Detroit urban farming I could find, and their site has some interesting information. If you do your own search, you’ll find a ton more.

Here’s the WWE Network’s website. It won’t launch until February 24, so there’s plenty of time to look at all the Terms and Services stuff.

The Scotsman says “Gladiators – More showbusiness than slaughter.”

Rey Mysterio has joined the Spanish announce team before, but I’m not fluent in Spanish so I can’t really judge how well that turned out. You’ll just have to take the Miami Herald’s word for it.

You can grab some of Hjaltalin’s music on their website. I discovered them because of the video for the song I played, but here’s a different video that’s also pretty good:

The Survivor fan group that we were talking about being a part of is Previously On…Survivor. They’re a spoiler free community of obnoxious rowdies I somehow am able to get along with. Feel free to check them out, as long as you don’t plan on being an asshole. The group is where the name of Zack’s podcast network originated.

Here’s one of my favorite Architecture in Helsinki songs:

And here’s the Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer!!:

If you want to follow me on Twitter, you can. It won’t be exciting.

You can buy Interesting Times on Amazon.

Here’s a Kotaku article about that ridiculously insane and incredibly cool Missile Command record. The guy scored over 103 million points in something like 70 hours. It took 40 killscreens to put him down.

Here’s an article I wrote about the Arctic ice thing.

Here’s another article, this time about my perspective on currency.

PBS has a very simplified history of money that may be of interest.

Over at EW, they have the skinny on The Leftovers. I’m going to give it a shot.

Zack, here is the poop demon scene. Now you’ve seen it. I mean, after you click watch and then watch it. Then you’ll’ve seen it.

Now you’ve seen it.

Here’s a pretty good article on “brocialism.”

I wrote about Batman VS Iron Man in Dogwood, long before there was an Iron Man movie. If you like to read scripts, you can read the whole thing for yourself.

Brad Sucks is on the internet, and he releases a lot of music through ccMixter. If you like his stuff, you shouldn’t have too much trouble finding it. The remix is by Piero Peluche, who is also on ccMixter.

This podcast was recorded with Audacity.

Digital communication in the dead-ass cold of winter thanks to Skype.

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See you next week. Or start a conversation in the comments. No pressure.

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