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Smells Like Hÿperbole Spirit

Smells Like Hÿperbole SpiritBlendover Episode One Hundred and Two:

Blendover is looking for a new permanent co-host – let us know if you’re interested!
Mark Carras guests, & we review the ongoing Queensrÿche name dispute, while in the tech world, Staples ramps up the 3D Printing wagon. We look at recent proposals to execute politicans for corruption, and later review the ongoing coverage on Kurt Cobain & Nirvana, questioning exactly where it’s headed.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Queensrÿche
  • Staples 3D Printing
  • Proposal to Execute Political Leaders for Corruption
  • Mom’s Rocket
  • Kurt Cobain and Nirvana
  • Dimmu Borgir

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

Recommend a Book @ Facebook

RockMyMonkey.com

The Trip Tribe

The Continuing Adventures of Dr Dzoe

 


 

Queensrÿche

GEOFF TATE, Former Bandmates Involved In Settlement Talks Over Rights To QUEENSRŸCHE Name

Wikipedia: 2012 Queensrÿche split

 


 

Staples 3D Printing

Staples Wants to Bring 3D Printing to the Masses

 


 

Proposal to Execute Political Leaders for Corruption

The Article: Firing Squad Or Hanging? AG Candidate Wants Death Penalty For Corrupt Lawmakers

A historic precedent (out of many): King Louis XVI executed

Or a modern hypocrisy: Uncle of North Korean leader executed

 


 

Mom’s Rocket

Mom’s Rocket – Raining Sorrow

Mom’s Rocket @ cdBaby

Mom’s Rocket @ Amazon

Mom’s Rocket @ iTunes

Mom’s Rocket – Official Site

Mom’s Rocket @ Facebook

Mom’s Rocket @ MySpace

Mom’s Rocket @ ReverbNation

 


 

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana

Inside Kurt Cobain’s $450 Million Empire

Listening to In Utero on the 20th Anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s Death

New Kurt Cobain death scene photos released by Seattle P.D. give previously unseen view of Nirvana singer tragedy

Nirvana inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

SOAKED IN BLEACH – Official Trailer | Kurt Cobain | 2014 [HD]

Nirvana @ Amazon

Nirvana – Official Site

Nirvana @ Facebook

Nirvana @ Twitter

Nirvana @ Wikipedia

Nirvana @ YouTube

 


 

Dimmu Borgir

DIMMU BORGIR’s SILENOZ To Launch NORTHERN NIGHT CLOTHING COMPANY During INFERNO Festival

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Raining Sorrow” by Mom’s Rocket from the album Red
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana [fair use snippet only] from the album Nevermind
  • Curmudgeon” by Nirvana from the box set With The Lights Out

 


 

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]

Blendonomicon

BlendonomiconBlendover Episode One Hundred and One:

Blendover is looking for a new permanent co-host – let us know if you’re interested!
Joe Dzikiewicz, formerly of Mixx.com & currently with The Trip Tribe, guests as we discuss the Mozilla CEO resigning due to political views, & look into the a new Affluenza case. Harvard has books bound in human skin, & we turn to the story of a Florida GOP candidate being “outed” as a LARPer.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Brendan Eich and Mozilla
  • Affluenza II: du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV
  • Gogol Bordello
  • Harvard Books bound in Human Flesh!
  • Florida GOP Candidate “outed” as LARPer

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

The Trip Tribe

The Continuing Adventures of Dr Dzoe

 


 

Brendan Eich and Mozilla

Role Reversal

 


 

Affluenza II: du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV

Du Pont Heir Given Probation For Raping Daughter in Hush-Hush Case; Judge Said He Wouldn’t Fare Well In Prison

Revealed: Multimillionaire du Pont family heir was spared jail for raping his three-year-old daughter because judge decided he would ‘not fare well’ behind bars

 


 

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello @ Amazon

Gogol Bordello – Official Site

Gogol Bordello @ Facebook

Gogol Bordello @ Last.fm

Gogol Bordello @ MySpace

Gogol Bordello @ Soundcloud

Gogol Bordello @ Twitter

Gogol Bordello @ Wikipedia

 


 

Harvard Books bound in Human Flesh!

Harvard discovers three of its library books are bound in human flesh

The Human Skin Book at HLS

 


 

Florida GOP Candidate “outed” as LARPer

Florida House Candidate Defends His ‘Hobby Activities’, Sends Out This Picture Of Himself In A Costume

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Wonderlust King” by Gogol Bordello from the album Super Taranta!

 


 

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]

End of the World? NOT YET{i}

End of the World? NOT YET{i}Blendover Episode Fifty Two:

With a flashback, we remember Toby Jones Big Ass Truck Rental & Storage. And then it’s off to where we clarify the science behind the 2032 Near-Earth Asteroid Event; & then discuss the DNA of the Yeti. Later, we learn of Marilyn Manson diving into fairy tales, and then pay tribute to Jan Kuehnemund from Vixen.

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Topics Discussed:

  • GoDaddy acquires Media Temple
  • Toby Jones Big Ass Truck Rental and Storage
  • Near-Earth Asteroid Event in 2032
  • Yeti – DNA Analysis Revelation
  • Black Elk (Quartet)
  • Marilyn Manson and Once Upon A Time
  • Vixen: RIP Jan Kuehnemund

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.

 


 

GoDaddy acquires Media Temple

FAQ’s About The GoDaddy Acquisition

GoDaddy Buys Media Temple

Virb’s Reaction

 


 

Toby Jones Big Ass Truck Rental and Storage

Internet Is Beautiful: Jones’ Big Ass Truck Rental And Storage Facility

Jones’ Big Ass Truck Rental & Storage

Wikipedia: Robert L. Hines

 


 

Near-Earth Asteroid Event in 2032

Asteroid could collide with Earth in 2032, say Ukrainian astronomers

Massive Asteroid Could Hit Earth In 2032, But Probably Won’t

 


 

Yeti – DNA Analysis Revelation

Abominable Snowman Mystery Solved, Now Attention Turns To Bigfoot

Scientist Reveals Abominable Snowman Is Really a Bear

Yetis are real? Geneticist offers a plausible explanation

 


 

Black Elk (Quartet)

Black Elk (Quartet) @ BandCamp

Black Elk (Quartet) @ SoundCloud

Black Elk (Quartet) @ YouTube

Black Elk (Quartet) @ Tumblr

 


 

Marilyn Manson and Once Upon A Time

Marilyn Manson Joins Once Upon a Time

 


 

Vixen: RIP Jan Kuehnemund

Vixen Founding Lead Guitarist Jan Kuehnemund Dies At 51

Vixen – Official Site

Vixen @ Amazon

Vixen @ YouTube

Vixen @ Facebook

Vixen @ MySpace

Vixen @ Twitter

Vixen @ Wikipedia

 


 

Music Featured:

  • Sparks” by Black Elk (Quartet) from the album Sparks
  • Suffragette City” by Vixen from the album Live & Learn

 


 

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]

BlendoveR Zero: Pilot / Preview Episode

BlendoveR Zero: Pilot / Preview EpisodeTopics Discussed:

  • The End Of Social Blend and The Beginning of BlendoveR
  • Star Wars Sequel Trilogy
  • Piers Morgan
  • Location Privacy Protection Act
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Star Wars Battlefront III

BlendoveR is a fun, hard-hitting pod-cast where rules are regularly thrown out the window in favor of honest, open commentating with frank, and brutal, opinions.  Presented by Greg Davies (cGt2099 from The-TrukstoP.com), Jay Fowler (SilentJay74 from JuicySnake.com), Lee Garnett (ncomment from ncomment.com), and Terr Ciavarra (Media Nox from medianox.bandcamp.com), we try to make the focus of the show touch on world news, music, social events, movies, politics, books, and technology innovations, but, more often than not, we stray on to any topic that presents itself or wanders off onto its own tangent.


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

The Best of Social Blend 2012

BlendoveR.com

The Final Social Blend

Social-Blend.com


Star Wars Sequel Trilogy

Matthew Vaughn Might Just Be Directing Star Wars Episode VII After All

Samuel L. Jackson REALLY wants to be in Star Wars Episode VII

Samuel L. Jackson says ‘hell, yeah’ to returning as Mace Windu in Star Wars

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


Piers Morgan

CNN increasingly twitchy over Piers Morgan’s tabloid past as phone hacking scandal spreads to Daily Mirror

CNN’s Piers Morgan Caught Up In New Phone Hacking Scandal Charges

CNN’s Piers Morgan drawn into hacking scandal

Deport Piers Morgan? Some Americans want just that


Location Privacy Protection Act

Location Privacy Protection Act Passed by Senate Committee

Senator Al Franken reintroduces privacy act requiring user consent for location sharing

Stalking apps could be banned in US


Star Trek Into Darkness

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Star Trek Into Darkness Character Revealed

Now With More Lens Flare: Star Trek Into Darkness Gets An Improved Trailer

Watch Now: Epic First Star Trek Into Darkness Teaser Trailer Released


Star Wars Battlefront III

Rumor: Star Wars Battlefront Online concept art leaked out

Star Wars: Battlefront 3 Cancelled After Being 99% Completed

Star Wars: Battlefront 3’s “99 percent done” claim contested by ex-LucasArts employee

Wookieepedia: First Assault


Music Featured:

  • "Spying On You Behind The Fence" by Jolin Tsai – from the EP MUSE

Music and clips are copyright to respective owners, and are clipped/used following Fair Use guidelines


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 BlendoveR.com 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 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.


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

Orvillecopter

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


Cyborgology

Cyborgology

The Flight From Conversation

Sherry Turkle’s Chronic Digital Dualism Problem

Disquisition


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’


Olympics

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


AskReddit

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

BackToFrankBlack.com – Main Page

BackToFrankBlack.com 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]