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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, and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from, 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
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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]