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ManipuLIES: Convenience Stored

ManipuLIES: Convenience StoredBlendover Episode 142:

How do “trending” topics actually become “trending” on Facebook? The answer may surprise you – or then again, it may not. This week, we also follow up on documents about Executive Order 12333 released by the ACLU. We consider why oil prices are dropping; while Terr has found a MINI-KRAKEN! Later, we review upcoming DC Comics Movies, plus updates on the ongoing Zombie Apocalypse…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs and Other Remarks
  • Repeal Executive Order 12333
  • Oil Prices
  • Witch Mountain
  • The Mini Kraken
  • DC Movie Universe
  • Zombie Apocalypse
  • WTF: Creepy Clowns
  • WTF: Paris Sculpture – Butt Plug or Christmas Tree?

BlendoveR is the “trendover” podcast, bringing you the news that the news isn’t covering. Presented by Greg Davies, we focus on topics that are not trending across the web and in the mainstream media, and have a knack accurate predictions of coming events, trends, and media coverage.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Greg, your point of a corrupted Clara on ‪#‎DoctorWho‬ is brill…

Amy Vernon @ Twitter

From the Page to the Metal

How Major News Outlets Pay-To-Trend Using Facebook Boost

Jenn Weida @ Facebook

Jenn Weida @ Reddit

Doctor Who TARDISblend 78: Kill The Moon

Doctor Who TARDISblend 79: Mummy On The Orient Express

Media Nox

Pew Research Center’s News Quiz

 


 

Repeal Executive Order 12333

New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA’s Most Powerful Tools

NSA’s Civil Liverties and Privacy Protections for Targeted SIGINT Activities Under Executive Order 12333

Op-Ed: ACLU lawsuit enlightens shadowy NSA surveillance justification

Sick of exceptionalism

 


 

Oil Prices

Gas Prices Continue To Drop Across America, But Why?

 


 

Witch Mountain

Witch Mountain @ BandCamp

Witch Mountain @ Amazon

Witch Mountain @ Encyclopaedia Metallum

Witch Mountain @ Facebook

Witch Mountain @ Instagram

Witch Mountain @ Last.fm

Witch Mountain @ MySpace

Witch Mountain @ Twitter

Witch Mountain @ Wikipedia

 


 

The Mini Kraken

Alien Sea Creature With 100 Arms Discovered, New Species Or Martian?

 


 

DC Movie Universe

Batman v Superman: Is Jena Malone Playing Female Robin?

Ezra Miller Makes History With Flash Casting

DC Unveils Full Movies Slate Through 2020 – IGN News

DC Movie Releases 2016 – 2020

 


 

Zombie Apocalypse

Drunken Zombie Santa Accused Of Trespassing Into St. Paul Home

Ebola Zombies? Liberian Newspaper Claims Victims are Rising from the Dead

Yes, Ebola is pretty much following the standard zombie scenario

 


 

WTF: Creepy Clowns

Scores of ‘Wasco’ clowns are terrorising rural California

 


 

WTF: Paris Sculpture – Butt Plug or Christmas Tree?

Paris sex toy sculpture raises storm

Vandals deflate sex toy sculpture in Paris

 


 

Recommended Listening:

  • Mobile of Angels” by Witch Mountain originally from the album Mobile of Angels

 


 

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]








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