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Blendover Episode Twelve

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The Irish FactorTopics Discussed:

  • Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking
  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
  • Black Mirror
  • Vincent Browne
  • Michael D. Higgins vs. Michael Graham
  • Steubenville Rape Case
  • The Amanda Knox Case
  • Imprisoned But Innocent
  • Homestuck
  • ESA Planck Mission
  • Cyprus

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking

Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking – Amazon

Allen Carr’s Easyway to stop Smoking – Official Site

Penny Arcade: Market Savvy

Redditors helping Redditors to Stop Smoking

Wikipedia – Allen Carr

 


 

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

David Eick on ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ And The Future of ‘BSG’

Wikipedia – Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome

 


 

Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker: there are scripts for series 3 of Black Mirror

Wikipedia – Black Mirror

 


 

Vincent Browne

Irish Journalists don’t mess around

Vincent Browne Making Bankers Squirm

Wikipedia – Vincent Browne

 


 

Michael D. Higgins vs. Michael Graham

Michael D Higgins v Michael Graham (Newstalk 106-108fm, 2010)

Wikipedia – Michael D. Higgins

Wikipedia – Michael Graham (radio personality)

Wikipedia – Michael D. Higgins

 


 

Steubenville Rape Case

CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

Henry Rollins comments on Steubenville Rape Case

How Blogger Helped Steubenville Rape Case Unfold Online

A Pandora’s Box on Public Shaming

Steubenville Football Players Found Guilty in Ohio Rape Trial

Two teens found guilty in Steubenville rape case

 


 

The Amanda Knox Case

Amanda Knox “very anxious” ahead of Kercher retrial decision

CNN: Amanda Knox (U.S.) vs. Amanda Knox (Intn’l)

Italian court to rule on Amanda Knox retrial

Italian Supreme Court ruling on Amanda Knox retrial expected within hours

Italy court delays until Tuesday decision on whether US student Knox’s murder acquittal stands

 


 

Imprisoned But Innocent

Cancer-stricken man, 58, who was kept in solitary confinement for TWO YEARS with no trial after DWI arrest is finally awarded $15m after prison appealed payout

Fred Steese: Man Who Served 20 Years For Murder He Didn’t Commit Could Return To Jail

Man Found Innocent After 20 Years in Prison

Stephen Slevin, Dona Ana County Detention Center inmate, awarded millions after months in solitary

The tragedy of Stephen Slevin: torture within the US

 


 

Homestuck

Homestuck @ Bandcamp

Homestuck @ Know Your Meme

Homestuck @ Wikipedia

MSPAINT Adventures

 


 

ESA Planck Mission

European Space Agency Releases Image Of 14 Billion Year Old Light From Begining Of The Universe

New Map Of Universe Shows What Earthly Physics Can’t

The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins

The Universe Is 13.82 Billion Years Old

 


 

Cyprus

Asian shares, euro spooked by Cyprus bailout details

Cyprus bailout: Banks to stay closed until Thursday

Cyprus VOTES NO to bailout plan!

 


 

Music Featured:

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

The Googuns Twitter Mystery

Blendover Episode Eleven

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The Googuns Twitter MysteryTopics Discussed:

  • Steubenville Rape Case
  • EA CEO Resigns
  • The Googuns Twitter Mystery
  • Gormathon
  • Pope Watch 2013
  • Zombie Apocalypse

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Steubenville Rape Case

CNN News Report that everyone is bitching about

CNN no-comments outcry over breaking coverage of rape verdict

Guilty Verdict in Steubenville

How Blogger Helped Steubenville Rape Case Unfold Online

Jessica Valenti @ Twitter

Steubenville Football Players Found Guilty in Ohio Rape Trial

Steubenville, the media and ‘rape, essentially’

Two teens found guilty in Steubenville rape case

Wikipedia: Steubenville High School rape case

 


 

EA CEO Resigns

EA CEO Riccitello Resigns – /r/games

EA CEO Riccitello Resigns – /r/gaming

Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello to step down

 


 

The Googuns Twitter Mystery

The Real Weird Twitter is Espionage Twitter

@googuns_staging – tweets every 5 mins

@googuns_prod – tweets every 5 mins

The whole thing reminded me of Numbers Stations

A good analysis of Googuns

Some Twitter noise…


Which leads me to крейсер уничтожены aka “cruiser destroyed” – tweeted Oct 25


Which connects to the Dutch warship destruction of a Somali pirate cruiser


And another article with a clip


THE CONNECTION: Somali Pirates connected to Botnet Hackers and Cybersecurity Attacks – the Googuns accounts are cryptic public “logs”

 


 

Gormathon

Gormathon – Official Site

Gormathon: Land of the Lost (Official Music Video)

Gormathon @ Amazon

Gormathon @ iTunes

Gormathon @ Spotify

Gormathon @ Last.fm

Gormathon @ Encyclopaedia Metallum

Gormathon @ Facebook

Gormathon @ MySpace

Gormathon @ Twitter

Gormathon @ YouTube

 


 

Pope Watch 2013

After Frosty Past, Pope Meets Argentine Leader

Catholic faithful get wired for papal selection

Chimney ready to signal papal vote

How to spot a fake cardinal in the conclave?

Pope Francis: ‘I would like to see a church that is poor and is for the poor’

Pope resigns – Nostradamus and St Malachy predictions

Vatican admits secretly bugging its own clergy

Well, that was quick

Wikipedia: Pope Francis I

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

Donor in rabies cases had symptoms, wasn’t tested

Antibiotics and drug resistance: how do we compare?

Antibiotics resistance ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ – medical chief

Coronavirus hCoV-EMC has killed 9 of the 15 people confirmed to be infected with it

Coronavirus: is this the next pandemic?

Coronavirus victim’s widow tells of grief as scientists scramble for treatment

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued After Eight People Die

Health officials investigate norovirus outbreak at Andina in Portland

How the zombie apocalypse affects interest group politics

A Maryland man recently died of rabies that he contracted from a tainted organ he received in a transplant operation more than a year ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

Nomavirus Is Everyone’s Virus and Everyone’s Cost

Life imitating Scrubs: Patient dies from rabies-infected transplant, says the CDC

Patient killed by rabies from organ transplant, CDC says

Pesticide water may spread norovirus

Rabies-infected organ donor was thought to be poisoned by fish

Researcher: Zombie Fads Peak When Society Is Unhappy

Tainted kidney causes rabies, death

Ten years after SARS, a novel coronavirus causes global health concerns

Wikipedia: Antibiotic resistance

Wikipedia: Norovirus

Yep, It’s A Slingshot That Shoots Chainsaws

 


 

Music Featured:

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Conclavirus

Blendover Episode Ten

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ConclavirusTopics Discussed:

  • Daylight Savings SUCKS
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • Recommended Reading
  • Star Wars Expanded Universe
  • Deathmøle
  • Star Wars Episode VII
  • Pope Watch 2013
  • The Queen Mother: Her Majesty Mrs. Dent?

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Daylight Savings SUCKS

Change to daylight saving time takes biggest health toll today

Daylight Saving Time Explained

PSA: This weekend is NOT Daylight Savings for the UK

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

63 out of 78 guests hit by Norovirus at Noma during a 4 day span… Yikes…

Antibiotics and drug resistance: how do we compare?

Antibiotic resistance could be “catastrophic threat” to humans

Antibiotics resistance ‘as big a risk as terrorism’ – medical chief

CDC wants U.S. docs to look out for mysterious coronavirus from Middle East

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued After Eight People Die

Deadly New Virus Warning Issued By CDC After Novel Coronavirus Causes 8 Deaths

How the zombie apocalypse affects interest group politics

I went to Perth’s Comic-Con dressed as a zombie, and the response was unreal

Nomavirus Is Everyone’s Virus and Everyone’s Cost

Researcher: Zombie Fads Peak When Society Is Unhappy

Royal Caribbean cruise ship hit by virus; 108 sick

Wikipedia: Antibiotic resistance

Wikipedia: Coronavirus

Wikipedia: Norovirus

 


 

Recommended Reading

Dune: The Butlerian Jihad by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman

World War Z by Max Brooks

 


 

Star Wars Expanded Universe

Star Wars: Dark Empire by Tom Veitch and Cam Kennedy

Star Wars: Jedi Search by Kevin J. Anderson

Star Wars: Specter of the Past by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Vision of the Future by Timothy Zahn

Star Wars: Vector Prime by R.A. Salvator

Star Wars: Betrayal by Aaron Allston

 


 

Deathmøle

Deathmøle @ Bandcamp

Questionable Content

Last.fm: Deathmøle

Wikipedia: Jeph Jacques

 


 

Star Wars Episode VII

Carrie Fisher Says Princess Leia Will Be Back For Star Wars Episode VII

Carrie Fisher Retracts Star Wars Episode VII Confirmation

Carrie Fisher Was Joking About Being In Star Wars Episode VII?

George Lucas Says Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill & Carrie Fisher Were All In Talks For Star Wars Episode VII

Star Wars: Are the original actors too old for a sequel?

 


 

Pope Watch 2013

Cardinals Start to Ponder Subtleties of a Big Task

Catholic faithful get wired for papal selection

Chimney placed in Sistine Chapel

Chimney ready to signal papal vote

The Conclave’s Fixed Ways

How to spot a fake cardinal in the conclave?

Papal Conclave 2013

Pope resigns – Nostradamus and St Malachy predictions

Tim Minchin – Pope Song

Vatican admits secretly bugging its own clergy

 


 

The Queen Mother: Her Majesty Mrs. Dent?

Channel 7 Australia: Sunrise – London Calling (March 10, 2013)

Hero who made Queen Mother LOL

Secret letters reveal an officer’s royal relationship

 


 

Music Featured:

  • 2-Step” by Deathmøle from the free Last.fm album download Long Songs

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]

Kickstart My Cast

Blendover Episode Nine
Featuring Corey Koehler

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Kickstart My CastTopics Discussed:

  • Corey Koehler Music
  • Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome
  • Lost
  • House of Cards
  • Investigative Journalism
  • Digital Music Industry
  • Pope Watch 2013

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.

 


 

Corey Koehler Music

Planet Corey

Corey Koehler @ Bandcamp

Corey Koehler @ Facebook

Corey Koehler @ ReverbNation

Corey Koehler @ Twitter

 


 

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome – Episode 1

Wikipedia: Battlestar Galactica – Blood and Chrome

 


 

Lost

Lost @ CanIStream.It

Lost @ Netflix

Wikipedia: Lost

 


 

House of Cards

House of Cards @ Netflix

Streaming Review: House Of Cards – Season One

 


 

Investigative Journalism

The Daily Show: Investigative Journalism

 


 

Digital Music Industry

The Copyright Alert System FAQ

Where Do Teens Discover New Music? YouTube

Why Music Revenue Is Rising for the First Time Since 1999

 


 

Pope Watch 2013

Cardinals meet Monday, could set date to elect new pope

Cardinals Start to Ponder Subtleties of a Big Task

How to Become Pope

Hypocrisy: Cardinal Keith O’Brien finally admits he had sex with other priests. Just last year, he compared gay relationships to slavery and child abuse

Papal Conclave 2013

Pope Benedict XVI to resign, citing age and waning energy

Pope resigns – Nostradamus and St Malachy predictions

So I hear they need a new pope

Things to do while there’s no pope…

Tim Minchin – Pope Song

Vatican admits secretly bugging its own clergy

Vatican scandal cited in Pope resignation

 


 

Music Featured:

  • The Great Collapsing Circus” by Heifervescent from the album Little Egg

 


 

Music used in the BlendoveR Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]