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Accentuated

AccentuatedBlendover Episode 121:

Bookended by playful accents, Dwayne DeFreitas guests on Blendover, and we find that Jonathan Lee Richards has filed a new lawsuit. Meanwhile, the Patent War is coming to an end… but what’s next? Later, we discuss stereotypes vs. diversity in TV; and then we catch up on the film adaptation of the Elisa Lam case. Also, what’s up with those Anti-Homeless Spikes in London?

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Mass Shooting Events are now Terrorism
  • Jonathan Lee Riches
  • The Patent Wars of the Early 21st Century
  • Makana
  • Stereotypes vs. Diversity in Television Media
  • The Elisa Lam Case
  • WTF: Spikes for the Homeless
  • #YesAllWomen

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

Dwayne DeFreitas @ Twitter

Get To The Damn Point

The Drill Down

Terr Ciavarra – Media Nox @ BandCamp

 


 

Mass Shooting Events are now Terrorism

Police officer safety or surplus zeal: Military equipment spurs debate

THIS IS AN UNMISTAKABLE ACT OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM!

 


 

Jonathan Lee Riches

2014Exclusive: A Pair Of Future TMZ “Exclusives” Die Before Your Eyes. Exclusive.

Litigious inmate files motion to intervene in murderer Michael Ballard’s appeal

Michael Eric Ballard pleads guilty to four Northampton murders – UPDATE

Troll seeks restraining order against Donald Sterling, NRA

Wikipedia: Jonathan Lee Riches

 


 

The Patent Wars of the Early 21st Century

All Our Patent Are Belong To You

Apple and Google to end patent lawsuits, work together on patent reform

Apple Vs. Samsung: Apple Wins Battle But Losing War?

Supreme Court decision makes it easier to stick patent trolls with court costs

Two Supreme Court Rulings Making it Harder for Patent Trolls

 


 

Makana

We Are The Many – Makana

Makana sings Occupy protests songs to President Obama and APEC leaders

Makana @ Amazon

Makana – Official Site

Makana @ Facebook

Makana @ Google+

Makana @ Instagram

Makana @ MySpace

Makana @ SoundCloud

Makana @ Twitter

Makana @ Wikipedia

Makana @ YouTube

 


 

Stereotypes vs. Diversity in Television Media

Asian workers now dominate Silicon Valley tech jobs

Redefining Hollywood: ‘Diversity Makes More Money’

This Fall, TV Looks Much More Diverse: Now Don’t Screw It Up

Wikipedia: Silicon Valley (TV Series)

 


 

The Elisa Lam Case

Nicolas Winding Refn NOT Bringing the Elisa Lam Story to the Big Screen

 


 

WTF: Spikes for the Homeless

Anti-homeless spikes are part of a wider phenomenon of ‘hostile architecture’

Anti-Homeless Spikes Installed Outside London Apartment Building Spark Massive Outrage

Outcry over anti-homeless ‘spikes’ in London

Pay This Bench Money or It Will Poke You With Spikes

Supermarket Agrees To Remove ‘Anti-Homeless’ Spikes After Activists Pour Cement On Them

 


 

#YesAllWomen

#YesAllWomen @ Twitter

George Will: Colleges become the victims of progressivism

HOLD THE FUCK UP – Let’s step back for a second, Tumblr!

Washington Post Columnist Claims Being A College Rape Victim Is Now A ‘Coveted Status’

 


 

Music Featured:

  • We Are The Many” by Makana from the album Ripe

 


 

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]

#YesAllWomen

#YesAllWomenBlendover Episode 117:

Amy Vernon joins Blendover, where we discuss #YesAllWomen & related topics. Many reacted to the ‪Isla Vista killings, & many have read the powerful stories on the ‪#‎YesAllWomen‬ tag online. These feelings center on gender issues that are significant – and are part of a discussion that’s been a long time coming. A woman’s perspective, & a man’s perspective, discussed in a united setting…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • #YesAllWomen
  • Tori Amos
  • The Dating Ring: Questionable PR?
  • Respecting Women in Metal
  • WTF: South Korean Female Parking Spaces
  • Bikini Kill
  • Rollins Band

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

#YesAllWomen says no to Rape Culture

AmyVernon.net

Amy Vernon @ Facebook

Amy Vernon @ Twitter

Jennifer Wieda @ Facebook

Malwarebytes.org

Peter Egan – Official Site

Peter Egan @ Facebook

The Drill Down 328: Our Brilliant and Terrifying Future

 


 

#YesAllWomen

#YesAllWomen @ Twitter

#AllMenCan @ Twitter

#EachEveryWoman – Trigger warning for rape, violence

#YesAllWomen is an important hashtag. But why stop there?

#YesAllWomen says no to Rape Culture

About Feminism

Apparently, the misogynists are out in force, trolling the hashtag I previously posted and so I’m not using it here…

Elliot Rodger video removed by YouTube

HOLD THE FUCK UP – Let’s step back for a second, Tumblr!

How the #YesAllWomen Hashtag Began

I wrote this article for @litdarling last week on #YesAllWomen

Not Yours

Police Did Not Watch Virgin Killer Elliot Rodger’s Videos Despite Warnings

RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

What #YesAllWomen shows us: We need to teach men how to deal with emotion

Wikipedia: 2014 Isla Vista killings

Wikipedia: RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Wikipedia: Rape Culture

Wikipedia: Steubenville High School rape case

Wikipedia: Violence against women

Wikipedia: YesAllWomen

 


 

Tori Amos

Tori Amos @ Amazon

Tori Amos @ Barnes & Noble

Tori Amos @ iTunes

Tori Amos – Official Site

Tori Amos @ Facebook

Tori Amos @ Instagram

Tori Amos @ Last.fm

Tori Amos @ MySpace

Tori Amos @ Tumblr

Tori Amos @ Twitter

Tori Amos @ Wikipedia

RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Wikipedia: Me And A Gun

Wikipedia: RAINN – Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

 


 

The Dating Ring: Questionable PR?

I Got Shipped to California to Date Tech Guys

 


 

Respecting Women in Metal

Are you talking to me: Respecting women in metal

 


 

WTF: South Korean Female Parking Spaces

South Korea introduces ‘she spots’ – but do women really need bigger parking spaces?

 


 

Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill @ BandCamp

Bikini Kill @ Amazon

Bikini Kill – Official Site

Bikini Kill @ Last.fm

Bikini Kill @ MySpace

Bikini Kill @ Twitter

Bikini Kill @ Wikipedia

 


 

Rollins Band

2.13.61 Official Store – Henry Rollins

Rollins Band @ Amazon

Henry Rollins – Official Site

Henry Rollins @ Facebook

Henry Rollins @ IMDb

Rollins Band @ Last.fm

Henry Rollins @ Twitter

Rollins Band @ Wikipedia

 


 

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]

Godzillapocalypse Now

Godzillapocalypse NowBlendover Episode One Hundred and Twelve:

Andrew Sorcini guests as we celebrate the return of Godzilla to the big screen. The UK Government has been withholding THOUSANDS of documents that should have been released to the public by now; and we turn to news that Apple acquired Beats. Later, we look into the coming films of Eric Snowden’s NSA leaks, and the Elisa Lam Case.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • David Cameron and Swearing
  • UK FSO Secret Files Scandal
  • Apple Acquires Beats
  • Eric Calderone
  • Edward Snowden
  • The Elisa Lam Case
  • WTF Story of the Show

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

Lyria @ IndieGoGo

Peter Egan – Official Site

Peter Egan @ Facebook

The Drill Down

 


 

David Cameron and Swearing

26 Creative Ways To Insult David Cameron On Twitter

Shakespeare Insult Kit

Periodic Table of Swearing

 


 

UK FSO Secret Files Scandal

Academics consider legal action to force Foreign Office to release public records

Foreign Office hoarding 1m historic files in secret archive

Will the UK Government ever release these secret files to the public?

Wikipedia: Public Records Act 1958

 


 

Apple Acquires Beats

Turn the Beat around! Why Apple buying Beats for $3.2 billion makes sense

 


 

Eric Calderone

Godzilla Meets Metal

Eric Calderone – Official Site

Eric Calderone @ Facebook

Eric Calderone @ Know Your Meme

Eric Calderone @ Last.fm

Eric Calderone @ Patreon

Eric Calderone @ Twitter

Eric Calderone @ YouTube

 


 

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden Movie Coming From Bond Producers

 


 

The Elisa Lam Case

Nicolas Winding Refn Bringing the Elisa Lam Story to the Big Screen?

Nicolas Winding Refn In Talks To Direct Horror Inspired By Elisa Lam Mystery ‘The Bringing’

 


 

WTF Story of the Show

31-year-old sophomore at E. Texas high school arrested

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Godzilla Meets Metal” by Eric Calderone available for download at ShredGuitarEric.com
  • Godzilla” by Blue Öyster Cult from the album Spectres

 


 

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]

…Paradise Confused?

...Paradise Confused?Blendover Episode One Hundred and Eleven:

Peter Egan highlights a bill hitting the US Senate targeting hate crimes that may impact freedom of speech. We salute Cynic this week, as two of their founding members come out as gay – drawing much support from metal fans. We ponder why that demonic tween Beiber hasn’t been deported, and find out what happened about the Black Mass at Harvard.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Batman vs. Superman: The New Batmobile
  • Nigeria
  • Hate Crime Reporting Act 2014
  • Cynic
  • Deport The Tweens
  • The Satanic Temple

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Lyria – Album Preview

Lyria @ IndieGoGo

Peter Egan – Official Site

Peter Egan @ Facebook

Rick Reid @ YouTube

 


 

Batman vs. Superman: The New Batmobile

Batman Vs Superman: First Look At New Batmobile

Zack Snyder Teases BATMOBILE Reveal

 


 

Nigeria

Boko Haram demands release of fighters for girls

Missing girls: US shares satellite images

Nigeria refused help to search for kidnapped girls

Nigerian Girls Seen in Video From Militants

Nigerians demand better government response to schoolgirl abductions

US in aerial search for Nigeria schoolgirls

 


 

Hate Crime Reporting Act 2014

S.2219 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

Internet in bull’s-eye for new Hate Speech plan

 


 

Cynic

CYNIC/Ex-DEATH Members PAUL MASVIDAL, SEAN REINERT Publicly Discuss Their Sexuality For First Time

Cynic’s Paul Masvidal, Sean Reineert are out and ready to be loud

The 11 Most Shocking Reactions To CYNIC Members Coming Out As Gay

Cynic @ Amazon

Cynic – Official Site

Cynic @ Encyclopaedia Metallum

Cynic @ Facebook

Cynic @ Instagram

Cynic @ MySpace

Cynic @ Twitter

Cynic @ Wikipedia

Cynic @ YouTube

 


 

Deport The Tweens

Justin Bieber, mom Patti Malette booed at Clippers game

 


 

The Satanic Temple

Amid outcry, black mass called off

Cardinal O’Malley disappointed that Harvard won’t stop Black Mass

Harvard Club Drops Much-Criticized Satanic Event

Harvard University to Hold Satanic Black Mass on Monday

Harvard’s satanic black mass canceled after outrage

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Veil of Maya” by Cynic from the album Focus
  • Ave Satani” by Jerry Goldsmith from the soundtrack The Omen

 


 

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]

Whispering Silence

Whispering SilenceBlendover Episode One Hundred and Ten:

Rick Reid guests as we look into the UFC and what must happen to make the MMA movement grow. We investigate claims of a “1500 Year Old Bible” in Turkey, in articles that propagated social media this week. We look into the band that trolled Spotify for $20K without playing a note, as reported by Tom Cheredar over at VentureBeat. And we debate Snapchat, after this week’s FTC settlement.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • UFC
  • The 1500 Year Old Bible
  • Shawna Pat
  • Spotify and Vulfpeck
  • Snapchat

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Rick Reid @ YouTube

Ryan Miller Online

 


 

UFC

Dana White willing to increase UFC fighter pay, but ‘no more f-ing bonuses’

Boxing should take cues from the UFC

 


 

The 1500 Year Old Bible

1500 year-old Syriac Bible found in Ankara, Turkey: Vatican in shock!

A question about the 1500 year old Bible

Higher Perspective: 1500 Year Old Bible Claims Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified – Vatican In Awe

The Gospel of Barnabas hoax

Turkey’s 1500-Year-Old, $28M Bible Linked to Gospel of Barnabas?

Wikipedia: Gospel of Barnabas

 


 

Shawna Pat

Small City, Big Cheese – Big Mike, LA J, and Shawna Pat (Clean)

Shawna Pat @ Amazon

Shawna Pat @ Facebook

Shawna Pat @ MTV

Shawna Pat @ ReverbNation

Shawna Pat @ SoundCloud

Shawna Pat @ Twitter

Shawna Pat @ Vimeo

Shawna Pat @ YouTube

 


 

Spotify and Vulfpeck

This band trolled Spotify for $20K in licensing fees without playing a note

 


 

Snapchat

5 Ways Snapchat Violated Your Privacy, Security

Another Tech Company Finds the F.T.C. Looking Over Its Shoulder

FTC finds Snapchat guilty of deception

Off the Record in a Chat App? Don’t Be Sure

Snapchat Admits Its Photos Don’t ‘Disappear Forever’

Snapchat ‘deceived users’ about disappearing messages, will be monitored by gov’t

Snapchat Settles FTC Case, Admits Your Snaps Don’t Really ‘Disappear’

Snapchat’s expired snaps are not deleted, just hidden

Yikes: Snapchat Doesn’t Delete Your Photos After All, It Just Hides Them

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Small City, Big Cheese” by Shawna Pat, with Big Mike and LA J available online at SoundCloud

 


 

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]

Cinco de Late-O

Cinco de Late-OBlendover Episode One Hundred and Nine:

A day late & a dollar short for Cinco de Mayo, Ryan Miller guests as we follow-up on news from Nigeria. We look into an aspect of the Benghazi tragedy as requested by a listener, and later learn of Foursquare’s Swarm app. After some Transmetal, we listen to Rob Zombie’s cover of Enter Sandman, and preview some new music from Rodrigo y Gabriela.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Boko Haram and Nigeria
  • Benghazi
  • Foursquare and Swarm
  • Transmetal
  • Rob Zombie
  • Rodrigo y Gabriela

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Lyria @ IndieGoGo

Peter Egan – Official Site

Ryan Miller Online

 


 

Boko Haram and Nigeria

Boko Haram: No more dialogue, it is time for war – David Mark

Obama Pledges U.S. Help for Nigeria to Find Abducted Girls

Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls

UK To Help Nigeria In Fight Against Terror

 


 

Benghazi

Filmmaker Behind Anti-Islam Film Released From Halfway House

Hillary’s Unconscionable Benghazi Lie

Media organizations challenge order to take down anti-Muslim video

New battle for Obama’s Benghazi scapegoat

The Growing Media Presence of Pakistan’s Militants

The Truth About the Video and Benghazi

Uncloaking the layers of the Benghazi tragedy

Wikipedia: 2012 Benghazi attack

Wikipedia: Innocence of Muslims

Wikipedia: Nakoula Basseley Nakoula

 


 

FourSquare and Swarm

Check-in focused Swarm app by FourSquare announced as unbundling trend continues

Foursquare Splits Into Two Apps, But Will Either Be Strong Enough To Survive?

How Foursquare Plans to Break Its App Without Enraging Users

 


 

Transmetal

Transmetal @ Amazon

Transmetal – Official Site

Transmetal @ Encyclopaedia Metallum

Transmetal @ Facebook

Transmetal @ Last.fm

Transmetal @ MySpace

Transmetal @ Wikipedia

 


 

Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie Covers Enter Sandman By Metallica LIVE @ HOB Myrtle Beach 4/29/14

 


 

Rodrigo y Gabriela

9 Dead Alive now available in US

Album Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela – 9 Dead Alive

Review: Rodrigo y Gabriela find magic on new album

Rodrigo y Gabriela – The Soundmaker – Acoustic [ Live in Paris ]

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ BandCamp

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Amazon

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ iTunes

Rodrigo y Gabriela – Official Site

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Facebook

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Last.fm

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ MySpace

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Spotify

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Twitter

Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Wikipedia

 


 

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 Executable Prediction

The Executable PredictionBlendover Episode One Hundred and Eight:

Peter Egan guests & we review predictions after our listeners called us ‘the Nostradamus of podcasts’. We follow up on the Oklahoma Execution, Boko Haram / Nigeria, & Star Wars. Elsewhere, Manhattan has been in ‘NYPD Drunk Week’, while the Satanic Temple statue is revealed. We also uncover more native advertising on Kurt Cobain…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Clayton Lockett Execution in Oklahoma
  • Boko Haram and Nigeria – #BringBackOurGirls
  • Star Wars
  • NYPD Drunk
  • The Satanic Temple and Oklahoma
  • SkyBurnsRed
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Racism in Sport / Racism on the Internet

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Peter Egan – Official Site

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

 


 

Clayton Lockett Execution in Oklahoma

Botched execution could slam brakes on death penalty

Death penalty spurs Wild West scramble for drugs

Death row inmate dies after botched execution; second execution stayed

OCCA Order Denying Stays of Execution 4-18-14

Oklahoma high court clears way for two inmates’ executions

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates’ Claims

Wikipedia: Midazolam

Wikipedia: Potassium chloride

 


 

Boko Haram and Nigeria – #BringBackOurGirls

200 girls are missing in Nigeria – so why doesn’t anybody care?

Boko Haram: No more dialogue, it is time for war – David Mark

Nigeria’s Stolen Girls

Over 200 girls are missing in Nigeria – Please RESCUE THEM! #BringBackOurGirls

Wikipedia: 2014 Chibok kidnapping

 


 

Star Wars

Full Star Wars Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

Star Wars Episode VII Casting: It’s Not Over Yet

 


 

NYPD Drunk

NYPD Cops Can’t Stop Getting Drunk And Shooting At People

 


 

The Satanic Temple and Oklahoma

Capitol Satanic monument revealed: Have a look

Facebook KSWO Comments on Satanic Temple

Here’s the first look at the new Satanic monument being built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse

Satanic Temple unveils mold for Oklahoma monument

Satanists launch campaign to stop corporal punishment in schools

Website releases images of proposed Oklahoma Capitol Satanic monument

 


 

SkyBurnsRed

SkyBurnsRed @ BandCamp

SkyBurnsRed @ Amazon

SkyBurnsRed @ Facebook

SkyBurnsRed @ ReverbNation

SkyBurnsRed @ SoundCloud

SkyBurnsRed @ Twitter

 


 

Kurt Cobain

Courtney Love releases ‘Wedding Day’ single as Kurt Cobain note surfaces

Letter found in Kurt Cobain’s wallet was actually written by Courtney Love

Note found at Kurt Cobain’s death scene newly unveiled by Seattle Police

The Full Letter…

 


 

Racism in Sport / Racism on the Internet

Twitter Blows Up With Racist Reactions After P.K. Subban Scores Game Winner In 2nd OT

 


 

Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton @ Amazon

Jonathan Coulton – Official Site

Jonathan Coulton @ Facebook

Jonathan Coulton @ Last.fm

Jonathan Coulton @ MySpace

Jonathan Coulton @ Twitter

Jonathan Coulton @ Wikipedia

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Human Malfunction” and “You CAN Stop… Just Saying” by SkyBurnsRed from the upcoming album Machines
  • First of May” by Jonathan Coulton from the album Smoking Monkey

 


 

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]

Depth Penalty

Depth PenaltyBlendover Episode One Hundred and Seven:

Jennifer Wieda guests & we investigate the controversy over the refusal by the State of Oklahoma disclose chemicals used in lethal injections. It’s a much bigger and deep-seated issue across many states in the USA. We follow-up on Affluenza, and take a listen to Marilyn Manson’s new tune. Later, we dive into Facebook’s creepy DeepFace project.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Capital Punishment in Oklahoma
  • Affluenza: The Ethan Couch Case and the Mike Gatto Bill
  • Jon Lajoie
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Facebook and Oculus
  • Deep Face: Facial Recognition on Facebook

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

one bad mf and a bloody australian

one bad mf & a bloody australian part 2

one bad mf and a bloody australian take 3

one bad mf & a bloody austalian returns baby!

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

 


 

Capital Punishment in Oklahoma

A Look at Oklahoma’s Execution Drug Secrecy Case

Death penalty spurs Wild West scramble for drugs

Executions scheduled for two convicted murderers

OCCA Order Denying Stays of Execution 4-18-14

Ohio’s previous three-step lethal injection protocol (via The Atlantic)

Oklahoma high court clears way for two inmates’ executions

Oklahoma judges reverse execution decision after political pressure

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates’ Claims

Oklahoma’s Courts Are at War Over Lethal-Injection Secrecy

Wikipedia: Midazolam

Wikipedia: Pancuronium bromide

Wikipedia: Potassium chloride

Wikipedia: Sodium Pentothal

 


 

Affluenza: The Ethan Couch Case and the Mike Gatto Bill

California Bill Banning ‘Affluenza’ Defense Is Nixed

New Ethan Couch outrage? You pay far more than his parents

 


 

Jon Lajoie

Fuck Everything (Jon Lajoie)

Mainstream Media Commercial

Jon Lajoie @ Amazon

Jon Lajoie – Official Site

Jon Lajoie @ Facebook

Jon Lajoie @ IMDb

Jon Lajoie @ Last.fm

Jon Lajoie @ Twitter

Jon Lajoie @ Wikipedia

Jon Lajoie @ YouTube

 


 

Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson continues TV takeover with ‘Salem’ song ‘Cupid Carries A Gun’

New MARILYN MANSON Song ‘Cupid Carries A Gun’ To Be Featured In ‘Salem’ Series

SALEM: Main Titles

 


 

Facebook and Oculus

Facebook Wins FTC Approval for Oculus VR Acquisition

 


 

Deep Face: Facial Recognition on Facebook

Advanced Facebook Facial Recognition

DeepFace: Closing the Gap to Human-Level Performance in Face Verification

European data authorities confirm Facebook facial recognition software deletion

Facebook Hasn’t Even Begun To Exploit Everything It Knows About You

Facebook Perfects Facial Recognition – Well That’s Fucking Great

Facebook shutting down facial recognition in the EU, gets stamp of approval from Ireland DPC

Facebook’s DeepFace Software Can Match Faces With 97.25% Accuracy

Facebook’s facial recognition software is now as accurate as the human brain, but what now?

Facebook’s New ‘DeepFace’ Program Is Just As Creepy As It Sounds

Germany challenges Facebook on facial recognition, citing EU privacy laws

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

 


 

Anthrax

Fuck Everything (Jon Lajoie)

Mainstream Media Commercial

Anthrax @ Amazon

Anthrax – Official Site

Anthrax @ Facebook

Anthrax @ Twitter

Anthrax @ Wikipedia

 


 

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]

Dawn of the Automation Age

Dawn of the Automation AgeBlendover Episode Ninety Seven:

Blendover is looking for a new permanent co-host – let us know if you’re interested!
Ryan Miller joins this episode of Blendover, as we turn our eyes to the new reality of Facebook acquiring Oculus VR, but also to the future, into automation and robotics. Later, we pay tribute to Oderus Ungerus of GWAR, and have a listen to the new Metallica song, and discover the low-fi theater remake of Terminator 2.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Chicken From Hell
  • Facebook acquires Oculus VR
  • The Future: Robotics, Automation, and the Economy
  • GWAR
  • Metallica
  • Terminator Too: Judgment Play

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Peter Egan – Official Site

Ryan Miller Online

 


 

Chicken From Hell

Giant-Bird Research Illuminates “Chicken From Hell” Dinosaur

It’s a bird! It’s a dinosaur! It’s the Chicken from Hell!

 


 

Facebook acquires Oculus VR

Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift VR Company For $2 Billion

Facebook to Acquire Oculus

Oculus Joins Facebook

Oculus VR

 


 

The Future: Robotics, Automation, and the Economy

According To A Nasa Funded Study, We’re Pretty Much Screwed

Bill Gates: Yes, robots really are about to take your jobs

The Future Of Jobs: The Onrushing Wave

 


 

GWAR

GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE A.K.A. ODERUS URUNGUS Dead At 50

Gwar Frontman Dave Brockie aka Oderus Urungus Has Died

GWAR @ Amazon

GWAR – Official Site

GWAR @ Facebook

GWAR @ MySpace

GWAR @ Wikipedia

GWAR @ YouTube

 


 

Metallica

METALLICA “Lords of Summer” official live video (New Song)

METALLICA Release Official “Lords of Summer” Demo Track)

 


 

Terminator Too: Judgment Play

Terminator Too: Judgment Play – Official Site

Terminator Too: Judgment Play @ Facebook

Terminator Too: Judgment Play @ Instagram

 


 

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]

An Odyssey of Technologicide

An Odyssey of TechnologicideBlendover Episode Seventy Two:

Blendover is looking for guest co-hosts for January 2014 – let us know if you’re interested!
Dogecoin users were hacked over the Christmas break, and it turns out that the “news” of an AIDS vaccine has been shot down due to fraudulent science. Meanwhile, Facebook continues to try to control the world, & we examine the fears of Science Fiction becoming Science Fact.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Dogecoin
  • AIDS / HIV
  • Against Seventy-Two
  • Facebook
  • Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout-Outs

Doctor Who TARDISblend 71: The Time Of The Doctor

The Drill Down

 


 

Dogecoin

Bitcoin spoof Dogecoin loses real dollars

Dogecoin Briefly Becomes Most Valuable Cryptocurrency: 5 Fast Facts

Joke no more: Comedy virty currency Dogecoin gets real in big Xmas heist

Such Hack. Many Dogecoin. Very Disappear. So Gone. Wow.

 


 

AIDS / HIV

AIDS Vaccine: Professor Admits To Faking The Cure For Money

 


 

Against Seventy-Two

Against Seventy-Two @ MySpace

Against Seventy-Two @ YouTube

Against Seventy-Two @ Last.fm

Against Seventy-Two: Deaf Leading The Blind

 


 

Facebook

Free Facebook comes to US phone users without data plans

 


 

Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

Didn’t you see the ending?! 5 movie technologies being built in real life right now!

 


 

 


 

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 Scarred Spider

The Scarred SpiderBlendover Episode Sixty Six:

Arkansas has outlawed scarification – a stomp on personal expression? Meanwhile, the Lulu app encourages girls to stalk males – if the roles were reversed would trigger outrage in the media. Later, we dive into Marvel films, as the trailer arrives for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Bryan Singer announces that yet another X-Men film is coming.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Scarification
  • Lulu
  • Rosetta
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • X-Men Apocalypse

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout Outs

Blendover @ Tumblr

Star Wars Bohemian Rhapsody

 


 

Scarification

Arkansas Bill SB387

Arkansas passes bill to ban some body modifications

Tattoos and Body Piercings for Minors (State Laws)

Wikipedia: Scarification

 


 

Lulu

Lulu: Fake feminism for the ‘hashtag generation’

 


 

Rosetta

Rosetta @ BandCamp

Rosetta @ Amazon

Rosetta – Official Site

Rosetta @ Last.fm

Rosetta @ Facebook

Rosetta @ MySpace

Rosetta @ Tumblr

Rosetta @ Twitter

Rosetta @ Wikipedia

 


 

The Amazing Spider-Man

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Banner Poster Shows Electro, Rhino, Green Goblin

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer: Spidey’s Greatest Battle Begins

Jamie Foxx Confirms Sinister Six Talks For The Amazing Spider-Man Sequels

Spider-Man Spin-Off Films May Be In The Works Says Sony Pictures Exec

 


 

X-Men

Must Watch: First Trailer For X-Men: Days Of Future Past Is Here

Bryan Singer Reveals X-Men: Apocalypse For 2016

New X-Men film, Apocalypse, to be released in 2016

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Writer Explains How Wolverine Becomes A Time Traveler

X-Men: Days Of Future Past Writer Simon Kinberg Hired To Expand Fox’s Marvel Universe

 


 

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]

Gallifrey and Back Again

Gallifrey and Back AgainBlendover Episode Sixty Two:

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who with music of the Time Lords, Blendover dives into the odd viral video making the rounds that is destined to become a meme – the mountain man who made a judge speechless. We argue about the Cotton Ball Diet, and discuss the upcoming biopic about JRR Tolkien. Finally, we mourn (or not) the death of WinAmp…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout Outs
  • Ernie terTelgte
  • Cotton Ball Diet
  • Doctor Who
  • JRR Tolkien Biopic
  • WinAmp

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout Outs

Doctor Who Fans Celebrate 50th By Donating To Cancer Research – And You Can Too!

Hey everyone – I’m leaving Facebook and moving on to other social networks…

It’s A Wonderful Life Sequel In The Works For Holiday 2015 Release

 


 

Ernie terTelgte

County Commission Approves Predator Research Plan

Manhattan teams up to help family into new home

Mountain Man Leaves Judge Speechless

Packed courtroom for Manhattan man accused of fishing without a license

Raw footage of Ernie Wayne Tertelgte in Three Forks Justice Court

Routine hearing is anything but routine

Wikipedia: Sovereign citizen movement

 


 

Cotton Ball Diet

Cotton Ball Diet Gaining Popularity, Worrying Health Officials

‘Girls Eat Cotton Balls Dipped In Orange Juice To Stay Thin’ – Eddie Murphy’s Model Daughter Reveals

What Is The Cotton Ball Diet? New Extreme Weight-Loss Fad Causing Young Girls To Risk Their Health And Their Lives

 


 

Doctor Who

Doctor Who @ Amazon

Doctor Who @ YouTube

Doctor Who – Main Official Site

Doctor Who – Official BBC Site

Doctor Who @ Official BBC America Site

Doctor Who @ Facebook

Doctor Who @ Google+

Doctor Who @ IMDb

Doctor Who @ TARDIS Data Core

Doctor Who @ Tumblr

Doctor Who @ Twitter

Doctor Who @ Wikipedia

Doctor Who @ Tumblr

Delia Derbyshire @ Amazon

Delia Derbyshire – Official Site

Delia Derbyshire @ Last.fm

Delia Derbyshire @ IMDb

Delia Derbyshire @ Wikipedia

Ron Grainer @ Amazon

Ron Grainer – Official Site

Ron Grainer @ Last.fm

Ron Grainer @ IMDb

Ron Grainer @ TARDIS Data Core

Ron Grainer @ Wikipedia

Jon Pertwee @ Amazon

Jon Pertwee @ IMDb

Jon Pertwee @ TARDIS Data Core

Jon Pertwee @ Wikipedia

Eric Calderone – Official Site

Eric Calderone @ YouTube

Eric Calderone @ Facebook

Eric Calderone @ Twitter

An Adventure In Time And Space U.S. Trailer

Brian Cox Explores The Physics Behind Doctor Who

Doctor Who Interactive Google Doodle Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Night of the Doctor Prequel Minisode Explored

TARDIS Lands In New York City

TARDISblend 69: Night Of The Doctor

 


 

JRR Tolkien Biopic

JRR Tolkien film biopic in the pipeline

 


 

WinAmp

Winamp shutting down after over 15 years

Winamp Shutting Down December 20

 


 

Music Featured:

  • The Doctor Who Theme 1963” by Delia Derbyshire, Ron Grainer, and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop from the album Doctor Who – The 50th Anniversary Collection
  • Who Is The Doctor” by Jon Pertwee available online at YouTube
  • Doctor Who meets Metal” by Eric Calderone available online at YouTube

 


 

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]

Fracking The $erial Friend Requester

Fracking The $erial Friend RequesterBlendover Episode Sixty One:

We look into serial killer Joanna Dennehy and the Peterborough Ditch Murders. Meanwhile, Oklahoma has had a massive increase in earthquakes since 2009 – we investigate why this is the case, and how the local media has been compromised by big industries. Later we expose why Facebook REALLY blocks people from sending too many friend requests – and then we take a look at MLG.TV…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Joanna Dennehy and the Peterborough Ditch Murders
  • The Oklahoma Earthquake Swarm
  • Son Lux
  • Why Facebook REALLY Blocks You From Sending Friend Requests…
  • Major League Gaming

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting podcast 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.

 


 

Shout Outs

Doctor Who Fans Against Cancer

Doctor Who Fans Celebrate 50th By Donating To Cancer Research – And You Can Too!

What Happened To Mitrice Richardson?

 


 

Joanna Dennehy and the Peterborough Ditch Murders

Female serial killer admits three murders

Joanna Dennehy: Female Serial Killer Admits To Stabbing Three Men

Wikipedia: Peterborough ditch murders

 


 

The Oklahoma Earthquake Swarm

Geological Survey stumped by cause of earthquakes around Edmond

Geophysicists Look Into Cause Of Earthquake Outbreak In Central OK

List of Oklahoma Earthquakes with magnitude of 3.5 or greater from 1882 to 2004

Many Oklahomans Looking Into Earthquake Insurance

More Than 200 Earthquakes Have Shaken Oklahoma Since 2009

OK Earthquakes Up, Experts Suggest Insurance

Oklahoma ‘Earthquake Swarm’ May Be Linked Wastewater Disposal From Fracking

Oklahoma Scientist to Test if Fracking Causes Earthquakes

Oklahomans urged to buy earthquake insurance

Recent Earthquakes Near Oklahoma

Source of Oklahoma earthquake swarm intrigues scientists

State Policy Network: Oklahoma and Fracking

Wikipedia: 2011 Oklahoma Earthquake

Wikipedia: Hydraulic Fracturing – Seismicity

 


 

Son Lux

Son Lux @ BandCamp

Son Lux @ Last.fm

Son Lux @ Facebook

Son Lux @ Twitter

Son Lux @ Tumblr

Son Lux @ MySpace

Son Lux @ Wikipedia

 


 

Why Facebook REALLY Blocks You From Sending Friend Requests…

Facebook Acquires Threadsy, Maker of Social Marketing Tool Swaylo

Facebook App Shares ‘Friend’ Data With Marketers

You’re blocked from sending friend requests for 30 days

 


 

Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming Launches Its Own Premium E-Sports Network, MLG.TV

 


 

Music Featured:

  • No Crimes” by Son Lux from the album Lanterns

 


 

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 Deathstream Worldwide

The Deathstream Worldwide

Artwork by John Fouche

Blendover Episode Thirty Two:

We continue our new format of 2 shows a week for Blendover, where we learn that the UK government has a Bill that may unblock The Pirate Bay. Meanwhile, we examine why the international media are not turning the Facebook Murder into a circus (yet). Later, we chat about the third season of Sherlock, & then dissect Microsoft’s decisions about the Xbone, & highlight a supposedly respected gaming site regurgitating Brobox propaganda…

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Topics Discussed:

  • John Fouche
  • Nigeria
  • UK ISP Pirate Bay Blocking
  • The Facebook Murder
  • Mayhem
  • Sherlock Series 3
  • Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

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.

 


 

John Fouche

Toonlancer

John Fouche @ Twitter

 


 

Nigeria

Chinese medicine makes footprint in Africa

 


 

UK ISP Pirate Bay Blocking

Draft Deregulation Bill

The UK ISP Pirate Bay Blockade Might End Soon

 


 

The Facebook Murder

Derek Medina: Facebook Murder Confession

Derek Medina, Fla. man, posts picture of dead wife, confession to her murder on Facebook, report says

Derek Medina killed wife, posted grisly photo of dead body on Facebook, police say

Derek Medina Posts Photo Of Wife’s Body, Murder Confession To Facebook

Screencap of the post

Wikipedia: The Mikado (Millennium)

Wikipedia: Untraceable

 


 

Lapfox and Mayhem

Mayhem via Lapfox @ BandCamp

Lapfox – Official Site

Lapfox @ YouTube

 


 

Sherlock Series 3

Watch The Teaser Trailer For ‘Sherlock’ Season 3

 


 

Xbox One vs. PlayStation 4

Game DVR functions on Xbox One require an Xbox Live Gold account

This is How Xbox One’s Game and Gold Sharing Works

Xbox One DVR Requires Xbox Live Gold Account, Sony Offering Better Functions For Free

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Don’t Cry, Jennifer” by Mayhem from the album It’s Murder

 


 

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]

Gatecrash: Leviathan

Gatecrash: LeviathanBlendover Episode Thirty:

This week on Blendover, we jump ahead of the mainstream media and examine what the upcoming Middle East Peace Talks are REALLY about (Hint: it involves $$$$$), and take a look at a new documentary film about online privacy called Terms And Conditions May Apply. Later, we glance at the Swiss Train Crash in the news, and the Bradley Manning Verdict. But that’s not all: we have aliens too…

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Topics Discussed:

  • Terms And Conditions May Apply
  • Middle East Peace Talks
  • Swiss Train Crash
  • Putin and the Gay
  • Pope Watch
  • Bradley Manning Verdict
  • World Order
  • Nintendo Wii U
  • UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop
  • WTF: Wind Turbine Mystery
  • Varg Virkenes Arrested Under Terrorism Accusations
  • The Return of Monster Magnet
  • Australian Media Prices
  • EVE Online

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.

 


 

Terms And Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions: A movie about privacy policies you’ll actually want to watch

Terms and Conditions May Apply – Official Trailer

 


 

Middle East Peace Talks

Cyprus hopes to have liquefied natural gas from Israel by 2015

Cyprus seeks to import Israeli gas by 2015

Google Maps: Middle East

US to host Israeli-Palestinian talks

Wikipedia: Leviathan gas field

 


 

Swiss Train Crash

Swiss train crash: Dozens hurt in Granges-pres-Marnand

Switzerland Train Crash Injures 44, Fatalities Possible

 


 

Putin and the Gay

Gay Bars’ Ban on Russian Vodka Is Going Global

 


 

Pope Watch

On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’

 


 

Bradley Manning Verdict

Bradley Manning has just been awarded the 2013 Sean MacBride Peace Award by the International Peace Bureau

Bradley Manning Trial Court Sketch 1

Bradley Manning Trial Court Sketch 2

Bradley Manning verdict to be announced on Tuesday

Defense Motion for Reconsideration and for Mistrial – dated July 24, 2013

Defense Renewed Motion for Mistrial

Manning a whistleblower, not a traitor, defense concludes

Manning Judge Alters Charges to Assist Gov’t Ahead of Verdict

Manning Protesters take on Fort McNair

Military judge set to rule in Bradley Manning case

Tension Between Journalists, Army Continues At Bradley Manning Trial

 


 

World Order

World Order – Official Site

World Order @ Amazon

World Order @ Facebook

World Order @ Google Plus

World Order @ Wikipedia

 


 

Nintendo Wii U

Wii U no longer being stocked by UK retailer Asda

 


 

UC Davis Pepper Spray Cop

The former police lieutenant who became the target of worldwide ire after dousing Occupy UC Davis protesters with pepper spray, John Pike, is appealing for worker’s compensation, claiming psychiatric injury caused by the incident

UC Davis ‘pepper spray cop’ seeks workers comp for ‘psychiatric injuries’

 


 

WTF: Wind Turbine Mystery

UFO Destroys Wind Turbine: Still A Mystery

 


 

Varg Virkenes Arrested Under Terrorism Accusations

Neo-Nazi and black metal musician Varg Vikernes arrested in France on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack

Terrorism in France, part I

Terrorism in France, part II

Terrorism in France, part III

VARG VIKERNES And Wife Released From Custody

War in Europe: Part I – Cui bono?

 


 

The Return of Monster Magnet

MONSTER MAGNET Announce New Album! Confirm First North American Tour in Over 10 Years! Debut New Song

Monster Magnet – The Duke (of Supernature)

New MONSTER MAGNET Album ‘Last Patrol’ Due Oct. 15; Track Premiere

 


 

Australian Media Prices

Australian IT Pricing Inquiry Concludes High Games Prices Can’t be Justified

 


 

EVE Online

A single mistake started the largest space battle EVE Online has ever seen

 


 

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]

Looking Back at Social Blend from 2007 to 2012

Looking Back at Social Blend from 2007 to 2012Five years. It’s a long time by most standards, but to be working at something that you love doing for five years, it’s a blessing. Social Blend was born out of the need for a podcast that was originally for the community from Mixx, but also created out of a firm idea as to how this ground-breaking thing called Social Media would revolutionize the way we see the internet, technology in general, and how content was shared.

In the first phase, my original co-hosts, Jay Fowler and Brian Hill, and I were addicts to the social media bug. We were early adopters, taking on board all kinds of social platforms, from the giants of the early days (being Digg and Reddit), the new toddlers on the block (Twitter and Facebook at the time), and those that never lasted as long as some hoped (Pownce and Plurk as examples).

As Social Blend became the go-to podcast for both the staff and users of Mixx.com, it also covered how social media was changing the landscape. We rode the wave of the new media format – occasionally in a controversial fashion, which resulted in insults (at best) and death threats (at worst).

But, I think more importantly, we correctly predicted and had a clear vision as to where social media would end up: in the psyche of the mainstream.

In the opening year of Social Blend, we began to notice that news was breaking much quicker on social media than it was on TV and other sources. This is commonplace, perhaps even mundane now, but in 2007 and 2008 it was an extremely new phenomenon and an incredible experience to be a part of.

As the new media formats evolved into mainstream, SB also evolved. With the death of Mixx.com at the beginning of 2011, we lost a core and key component of our audience and, for some time, were lost in this difficult void, searching for a new niche that suited the show in attitude and style.

Taking a lesson from the beginning of our West Memphis Three reportage in 2009, and also by luck of chance, we accidentally stumbled across our new sub-niche in the form of the England Riots in 2011. We noticed the tense and significant moment was getting zero coverage on American TV news, and zoned in on the event and the news for an episode.

The reaction was immediate. We received a great deal of positive impact from that episode – and noticed the return of the insults and death threats… which meant we had pricked the right nerves. In 2011 and 2012, Social Blend became a show that zoned in on news events not being covered in the United States, while also being a source for significant developments in social media, and what was getting the most attention on the web.

This advanced even further in 2012, when we began to stumble across odd stories getting no attention at all (some might call them curiosities) and deconstruct them and analyze them. In addition, we began to expose fads as frauds, as SB became the first podcast to unveil Kony 2012 as the scam that it was, compiling evidence and discussing the true motivations. This analysis also generated feedback – good and bad – which also like the previously mentioned hullabaloos (and the future discourse on universal health care on Reddit and in a different episode), resulted in more insults and death threats yet again.

This characteristic of following up on analysis of curiosities and intriguing news stories not getting mainstream coverage is an aspect I’d like to continue to evolve in the new BlendoveR podcast if at all possible. In fact, I already have some news items in mind and lined up…

Perhaps more importantly, Social Blend from year one became a source of irreverent and no-holds-barred attitude. From the serious expulsions of bile, piss, vinegar, and anger, to the off-the-walls explicit humor as well, the podcast held a “nothing is sacred” attitude that permeated through the entire history of the show, giving us a unique voice in the ether of the tubes.

For some, while SB was “just another podcast”, for me it was a labor of love, sleepless nights, migraines, learning curves, prolonged hours of research, experimentation, and (when it boils down to it) workaholism. The last five years have been a blessing, yes, but has also been an incredible amount of work.

Notwithstanding this, I always believed that the Blend should be free, that we would never cave in to advertising or sponsorships on the show. The exception we had was some Google Ad-Sense links on the web site, which was owned by Brian Hill to assist with hosting costs – though this never generated anything near “break even” status.

Although entrepreneurs and the social media consultant wannabe morons were trying to work out how to monetize, I was ensuring that we stayed free, and that we did it for free. This was significant to me. I didn’t covet profit or potential monies to replace the motivation of “doing the show because we love it”. If we didn’t love it, why do it? But we did, and it was important to me for the integrity of the show to stay within that respect. I think many of our listeners appreciated this.

As I close out this harangue of memories, I’d like to thank all of those who’ve served as co-hosts since 2007: Jay Fowler, Brian Hill, Tamar Weinberg, Josh Olson, Reem Abeidoh, Terr Ciavarra, as well as Corey Koehler who served as co-host on the Craniumelody music versions of Social Blend.

Thanks also to those of you who guested on the show. You know who you are.

But more significantly, thanks to YOU, our listeners, who have stuck with us through all this time. Social Blend has been a wild ride… but if you think that is over, just wait until you hear the new BlendoveR podcast.

See you on the other side, over at BlendoveR.com.

DILLIGAF!

- Greg Davies


Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from cGt2099.com), Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox), and Jay Fowler (SilentJay74 from JuicySnake.com) the Social Blend is a fun, and hard-hitting, podcast, with no respect for rules.


Music used in the Social Blend Intro Theme was performed and written by EMERALD CITY
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]

A Disquisition Show

As we transition from Social Blend and Disquisition into our new BlendoveR podcast, I decided to post a couple episodes here for new visitors to see where we came from…

This episode of Disquisition was our most listened-to show. It featured guest Andy Sorcini aka Mr Baby Man, as we dissected the death of old Digg, and the birth of new Digg…

A Disquisition ShowTopics Discussed:

  • Contemporary Digg – The Preview
  • Rethink Digg or Rethunk Dugg?
  • The Decline and Fall of Ancient Digg
  • Migratory Patterns of Internet Users
  • Facebook Suburbanization
  • What we’re reading

Recommended Reading:

Recommended Viewing:

Recommended Podcasts:

Recommended Links:


Disquisition is a podcast documenting the meandering tangents and discursive ramblings within ongoing conversations between Greg Davies aka cGt2099 and Lee Garnett aka ncomment. The show goes in depth into a variety of thoughts ranging from socio-cultural elements and political elements within social media; to history and philosophy, and a variety of book and film recommendations.

Music used in the Disquisition Intro and Closing Theme was performed and written by Terr Ciavarra aka Media Nox

Catch Greg Davies online at the Social Blend Podcast and on Twitter @cGt2099

Catch Lee Garnett online at his ncomment comics blog and on Twitter @ncomment