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Posts from April 2014

Taking Pics in Public Restrooms

Gavin saw this at the airport in Phoenix:

He thought it was funny so he took a picture and posted it on Facebook. Some people loved it, while others got annoyed that he took a picture in a public restroom.

Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about taking photos in public restrooms:

UPDATE: The picture Gavin took has been going viral around the web. It was recently featured on the Tosh.0 Blog as well as The Chive:

Reddit also took the liberty to show us what the babby behind the stall really looked like:

Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about this picture being posted all around the Internet:
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Easter with Papa Roach!

We all remember Papa Roach, right?  Band from the Sacramento area that hit it big over the last 15 years or so?  Well, at church this morning, it was absolutely inspiring hearing the man who once sang "cut my life into pieces, this is my Last Resort" now saying he's a new man and how finding God has saved his life, breaking his destructive cycle of addictions. Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach lead singer) told his story and then even sang a couple songs in full rock-star persona, it was pretty powerful stuff. Happy Easter everyone!
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5 Seconds Of Summer phone call!

I had the pleasure of talking to Luke from 5 Seconds Of Summer yesterday after they landed in SF to get ready for their first ever US headlining tour!  Listen and you'll find out which member of 5SOS is addicted the movie Frozen, what he thinks the difference is between Australian girls and American girls, and lots more important info!  Hope you enjoy it :)

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WUC Awareness Hashtags

Since everything seems to have a campaign with it's own hashtag to try and create awareness for itself, the Wake Up Call decided to try and make their own awareness campaign hashtags! Check them out below and let us know which one is the best:

Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about their hastags:
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Timeflies does some Freestylin!

East Coast guys Timeflies stopped by the studio today, so I decided to put their legendary freestylin skills to the test.  Watch the video to find out how they did!

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Baseball is back!!

Time for the Giants to spoil the Dodgers home opener today! The first of many heated Giants/Dodgers games this season. GO GIANTS!

And are you ready for this? Yasiel Puig (who never met a rule he didn't like to break) evidently showed up late this morning, so he'll be riding the pine today! HAHAHAHA priceless.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Marvel film studio has done an outstanding job making comic book movies the most exciting and lucrative genre released today.  Yeah, they don't own every comic book film that comes out (not even some of the Marvel characters) but the reason why the other studios cough up so much money to make these films now with increasingly impressive quality is because the amount that they're pulling in is more and more.  Nowhere is that more impressive than what Marvel and Disney are doing with the ever expanding world of The Avengers.  A total of nine films have been released, all of them linked together, and a rumored plan to release more until the year 2028!  However, with all those swings you're bound to strike out here and there.

One thing that I like what Marvel/Disney is doing is righting a wrong even when it's been financially successful.  For instance, the first Captain America film made a butt load of cash but it wasn't very good.  Granted, it was hard to pull off a period comic book film starring (in my opinion) the dullest of The Avenger characters.  Knowing those were the hurdles, maybe that's why they went with a low risk but high boring choice of Joe Johnston as director.  The guy has expierence doing big budget action films like Jurassic Park III and The Wolfman but hasn't made a really good one since Jumanji or Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.  So what Marvel did was not ask him to do this but instead brought in the unconventional choice of brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, who's expierence consist mostly of quirky TV sitcoms like Community, Up All Night and Happy Endings.

The switch in tone totally works and although Winter Soldier isn't funny or has a focus on comedy at all, it does feel lighter and less heavy.  This compliments the script which is more of a government espionage story than the usual superheros smashing cities in an attempt to defend the planet.  You kinda have to tell Captain America stories that way since the character doesn't really lend himselt to a whole lot of excitement.  He doesn't turn into a green montster, he's not a robot filled with swag and he's not a god from outer space.  He's just Steve; a normal boy scout who happened to luck out with some extra special performance-enhancing drugs.  But the Russos pull it off better than Johnston did.

Putting S.H.I.E.L.D., Samuel L. Jackson and Scarlett Johanson at the forefront more than they have in any of the other films was a major asset.  Those two actors have the chemistry and screen presence to offset Captain America's derpiness in every scene where there isn't action.  The addition of Robert Redford (All is Lost, All the President's Men) was odd but enjoyable and Anthony Mackie (8 Mile, Million Dollar Baby) was enjoyable but odd.  It was almost as if Mackie's character of The Falcon was added simply to be buzzworthy since he feels shoehorned into the film; I mean that as a character not as an actor.

When this entire Avengers canon is finished and we look back at the collection, I wonder which ones will stand out as the best.  It's interesting because none of the films have been bad yet and even the ones that are at the bottom of the list have still been flashy and thrilling.  Is Captain America: The Winter Soldier a film that will thrill audiences and catapult the franchise even further into the stratosphere?  I don't think so but it still makes for fine popcorn chomping faire.  It's gorgeous actors shooting guns, blowing stuff up and driving fast cars in a world of corrupt politicians; what could be more American than that?

Listen to Gavin's interview with one of the stars of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie:
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'Lion King' Cast Sings on a Plane

The Australian cast of "The Lion King" musical busted out an impromtu performance of "The Circle of Life" while on a plane to Sydney:

Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about the video:
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April Fool's Backlash

Here is a picture of the prank Jason pulled on his wife Marisa that many people got angry at him for:

Here is a picture of the April Fool's prank Gavin and Katie pulled at the office that everyone got angry at them for doing:

Listen to the Wake Up Call talk about their April Fool's jokes backfiring:

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