I Gotta Call Zack – Episode 5: Ukraine In The Membrane


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On Episode 5 of I Gotta Call Zack, we talk about the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer that recently premiered and the Ukrainian revolution, while we listen to music by De La Soul, The Sundays and Kate Tucker.

Thundersnow is a real thing. It’s like a thunderstorm crossed with a snow storm. According to National Geographic, the main reason they’re so rare is that the atmospheric conditions are harder to create in winter air.

Since we’re not going to get deeper into it later, here’s some info on the Amazonian tribe and their legal troubles.

De La Soul is amazing. Their website doesn’t have much content (except on Valentine’s Day – Haha!), but here’s a link to it so you can sign up to their mailing list and get the latest news.

The song I played was “Tread Water,” from the album 3 Feet High & Rising. They’re more famous for this track:

Swinging On A Star was first featured in the film Going My Way, where it was sung by Bing Crosby. It won an Oscar that year. Since then, it’s been performed by tons of people, like Rosemary Clooney and Tony Bennett. This Bruce Willis rendition is probably the most recognizable to my generation:

I tried to look for the Animals shirt I used to own, but I can’t seem to find it on the internets. I’m pretty sure it was pink, but it may have been white and washed with something red. It had the ’77 tour logo on it.

Here’s the Guardians of the Galaxy trailer we discuss:

James Gunn breaks down the trailer in a lot of detail over at TotalFilm. If we whet your appetite for the film, you should totally go read it.

Variety has the cast of the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot sorted out. The main cast, anyway.

Seeing that it’s not only John C. Reilly playing the role, but the bit we got in the trailer was kinda wryly funny, it’s a good bet they’re going the comedic relief route with the character. His name is Rhomann Dey, by the way, and in the comics he’s kind of a badass that gives Nova an origin story.

Regardless of the tone of the character, this may mean a future MCU with Nova in it.

The first Thor film brought in just under $450 million worldwide. The second one is nearing $650 million. That’s a respectable amount of growth. The first Cap movie only made $350.

Remember, Rocket Raccoon appeared right around the same era as Howard the Duck, Marvel’s first big comic hit.

ScreenRant talks about the South Africa shoot. IGN talked to Kevin Feige about The Sorcerer Strange – and other MCU stuff.

Remember Flash Gordon? He saved every one of us.

You can get Kate Tucker’s album “Ghost of Something New” here, but now it’s $5, which is well worth it. I got it from Noisetrade when it was free. You can get free stuff from them, too, if you go to their website.

Here’s the info on that Skinny Puppy thing. Basically, they billed the US for $666,000.

As always, thanks to Zack Rovinsky for showing up! Zack produces a Survivor recap Podcast called “Previously On…Survivor”. Check it out if you’re a fan.

This podcast was recorded with Audacity.

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

Like Team Ugli’s Facebook page to be notified first of new episodes! You can also find us on iTunes, but it’ll take a little longer to get the show because it just works like that. I guess that’s the trade off for convenience.

See you next time.

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