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Topics Discussed:

  • Unlocking Phones
  • Run! Hide! Fight!
  • Richard III Remains Found
  • The Ongoing Religion Debate
  • Al Gore 2016
  • Battersea Power Station

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, and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from, we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.



Unlocking Phones Now Illegal (But Not In UK!)

FULL TEXT: Library of Congress 37 CFR Part 201 Exemption to Prohibition on Circumvention of Copyright Protection Systems for Access Control Technologies

Is Unlocking Your Phone Really Illegal?

It’s the end of the world! Amerikkka has banned the unlocking of cellphones!

The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone

Starting Jan. 26, Unlocking a Smartphone Will Be Illegal

Unlocking Your Smartphone Is Now Illegal

Wikipedia: SIM Lock laws in the United Kingdom



Run! Hide! Fight!


“Run, Hide, Fight”: SNC’s Policy in the Case of an Armed Gunman

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event – Reddit



Richard III Remains Found

Bones Under Parking Lot Belonged to Richard III

For Richard III, the plot thickens

Richard III dig: Facial reconstruction shows how king may have looked

What’s the likelihood that the legacy of King Richard III was mostly Tudor propaganda to secure their claim to the English Throne?

Wikipedia: Richard III of England



The Ongoing Religion Debate with Greg and Terr

Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

The Face of Jesus Reconstructed

Four US states considering laws that challenge teaching of evolution

Lawrence Krauss: Teaching Creationism is Child Abuse

The US Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional for public schools to teach creationism in 1987

Wikipedia: Jesus – Etymology of Names

Wikipedia: Son of God (TV series)



Al Gore 2016

Al Gore: US democracy has been hacked

The Daily Show – Al Gore Extended Interview

Gore’s problem with politicians

The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER…

Wikipedia: List of political term limits – The Americas (USA Vice Presidency)



RIP Battersea Power Station – Good Night Sweet Prince

Battersea power station homes go on sale

Stampede for property at Battersea power station as £600MILLION worth of flats sell out in just four days

Watt a view! Inside the planned penthouse flats at Battersea Power Station

Wikipedia: List of political term limits – The Americas (USA Vice Presidency)



Music Featured:

  • Bored to Death” by Mongrel – from the album Reclamation



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 Best of Social Blend 2012

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…

The Best of Social Blend 2012So, here we are for the final Best Of Social Blend installment and I find myself writing this with mixed feelings. Next year, we move on to a new podcast, called BlendoveR, and I couldn’t be more happier with the prospects.

On the other hand, Social Blend was a significant part of my life for the last 5 years. It is bittersweet closing this chapter, but it must be done, and we must move forward.

This episode contains most of the best moments – hilarious and serious – from Social Blend in 2012. I say “most of” because the initial cut ran beyond 3 hours, and some really good stuff needed to be trimmed for this final release.

That being said, there are a few guests we had this year that don’t make an appearance on this episode. I apologize to those of you, as your contributions were significant and memorable, but when you have to squeeze it all into a time limit, things regrettably get removed.

Despite this, I thank all of our guests for their time and support this year.

But more importantly, on behalf of Terr, Jay, and myself, I thank YOU, the listeners, for the time you’ve taken to listen to our shows and for the support you’ve provided Social Blend for the last five years.

See you in 2013 at for the new show!Greg Davies

During 2012, Social Blend was brought to you by:

Topics Featured in The Best of Social Blend 2012:

  • Kim Jong Il
  • Occupy Wall Street
  • Geocities Discussion
  • George Lucas Retirement and the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
  • Oklahoma Personhood Bill
  • Pink Kryptonite
  • Kony 2012 is a SCAM
  • WTF Stories of the Year
  • Game of Thrones
  • FBI Communications Assistance Center
  • James Holmes and the Dark Knight shooting
  • New Digg v1
  • Olympics
  • Michael Brandvold Marketing
  • Dave Dorman
  • AskReddit
  • Millennium and Back To Frank Black
  • Brock’s Dub
  • Sons Of Tonatiuh

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

The End Of Social Blend and The Beginning of BlendoveR

As of January 2013, Social Blend and Disquisition will be merged into a single new-concept show called BLENDOVER

Kim Jong Il

After Kim Jong-il’s death, what next for the people of North Korea?

Kim Jong-Un Named The Onion’s Sexiest Man Alive For 2012

Occupy Wall Street

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film – Official Site

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film @ Facebook

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film @ Kickstarter

99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film @ Twitter

Geocities Discussion

Old Home and Location of Geocities

Wikipedia: Geocities

Jones’ Big Ass Truck Rental and Storage

George Lucas Retirement and the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

After Red Tails Troubles, George Lucas Wants To Retire To Indie Films

Disney Acquires Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billion; Plans To Release Star Wars Episode VII In 2015

George Lucas: “I’m retiring”.

What The Disney Acquisition Of Lucasfilm Actually Means: One Star Wars Geek’s Analysis

Wikipedia: Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Oklahoma Personhood Bill

Brilliant Democratic State Senator Tacks ‘Every Sperm is Sacred’ Clause to Oklahoma’s Personhood Bill

Urban Dictionary: Boston Cream Pie

Pink Kryptonite

DC Database Wiki: Pink Kryptonite

Wikipedia: Variations of Kryptonite

Kony 2012 is a SCAM

Am I the only one who is suspicious about Invisible Children, the organisation behind Kony 2012?

Cashing in on Uganda’s oil boom

How Invisible Children Falsely Marketed The LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act

Invisible Child On Jason Russell

Invisible Children Co-Founder Detained: SDPD

Invisible Children Founder and KONY 2012 Star Found Masturbating in Public

Joseph Kony on Jason Russell

Kony 2012 — Jason Russell’s Naked Meltdown

Kony screening provokes anger in Uganda

On Kony 2012

Uganda’s Oil Could Be Gift That Becomes a Curse

Uganda’s oil scandal

Upvotes to the left if you want to see Jason Russell’s meltdown video mashed up with the Village People’s music

US denies interest in Uganda oil

Visible Children

The visible problem with Invisible Children

Wikipedia: Invisible Children

Wikipedia: Joseph Kony

Wikipedia: Oil and Natural Gas in Uganda

WTF Stories of the Year


Teacher Rumored To Be Hardcore Porn Actress, Removed From Classroom

Winner of bug-eating contest choked to death, says Broward Medical Examiner

Game of Thrones

The Most Shocking Moments Of ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 1



The Flight From Conversation

Sherry Turkle’s Chronic Digital Dualism Problem


FBI Communications Assistance Center

FBI forming “Communications Assistance Center” to help spy on Americans

FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

The Internet is for Porn

James Holmes and the Dark Knight shooting

12 Killed In Shooting At ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Screening In Colorado

Tragedy compounded: Killers’ parents become instant pariahs

Wikipedia: James Eagan Holmes

New Digg v1

Disquisition: ReanimateDIGG

Digg v1, Mark 2 is totally ‘meh’


Australia left wishing its Olympic athletes cried tears of gold

Yorkshire is doing better in the Olympics than Japan, South Africa and Australia

Michael Brandvold Marketing

Michael Brandvold Marketing – Official Site

Michael Brandvold Marketing @ Facebook

Michael Brandvold Marketing @ Google+

Michael Brandvold Marketing @ LinkedIn

Michael Brandvold Marketing @ Twitter

The History of KISS OTAKU

Dave Dorman

Dave Dorman – Official Site

Dave Dorman @ Facebook

Dave Dorman @ LinkedIn

Dave Dorman @ Twitter

Dave Dorman @ Wikipedia

Dave Dorman @ Wookieepedia


What pop culture fads do you fear you will never be rid of?

Star Wars Mos Eisley Re-Edit

Millennium and Back To Frank Black

Millennium @ IMDb

Millennium @ Wikipedia

Millennium X

Lance Henriksen Wants ‘Millennium’ Movie – Main Page Podcasts

The Black Family united! Lance, Megan and Brittany speak!

Back To Frank Black @ Facebook

Brock’s Dub

The Empire Strikes Back (Brock’s Dub)

Star Wars (Brock’s Dub)

Toddlers and Tiaras (Brock’s Dub)

Sons Of Tonatiuh

Sons of Tonatiuh – Official Site

Sons of Tonatiuh @ BandCamp

Sons of Tonatiuh @ Encylopaedia Metallum

Sons of Tonatiuh @ Facebook

Sons of Tonatiuh @ MySpace

Sons of Tonatiuh @ Tumblr

Music used in the Social Blend Intro Theme was performed and written by EMERALD CITY
Music used in the BlendoveR 2013 Intro Theme was performed and written by GOTHIC KNIGHTS
[Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are used under Fair Use]