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Trigger Warnings: The New Censorship

Trigger Warnings: The New CensorshipBlendover Episode 128:

As seen in the 2014 4chan / Tumblr raid, “Trigger Warnings” has been spreading on the internet, and now creeping into the mainstream. Andy Sorcini joins Blendover in a discussion about triggers, how they began as helpful notices to people with PTSD, yet have evolved into a tool to stifle free speech. Also on this show: TSA, The Rolling Stones, and new movies from Terry Gilliam and Ridley Scott.

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Topics Discussed:

  • Shout-Outs
  • Trigger Warnings
  • TSA
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Zero Theorem
  • Exodus: Gods and Kings
  • WTF: Man loses phone in OK, gets it back from Japan
  • WTF: Potato Salad Kickstarter
  • Fatboy Slim
  • Alice Cooper

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.




Norwegian Black Metal

Peter Egan @ Twitter

poem435 @ Facebook

poem435 @ Reddit

poem435 @ Twitter


The Drill Down

Wikipedia: World Population Day



Trigger Warnings

9 Trigger Warnings for Hamlet

1990 KISS Interview: Paul and Gene Talk PMRC, and more

A Look at Resilience

A trigger warning is a spoiler alert for reality

Addictions: Identifying and Managing Triggers

Building Resilience in a Turbulent World

Bullying and Suicide Risk — Building Resilience

Geek Feminism Wiki: Trigger Warning

History of PTSD: World War I

How The Trigger Warning Took Over The Internet

How To Bully Proof Your Children by Building Their Resilience

In Defense of Being Offensive: Jonathan Rauch on the New Threats to Free Thought

Know Your Meme: 2014 Tumblr – 4chan Raids

New Edition Of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Removes The N-Word

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD, Cutting, and Other Forms of Self-Injury

Recognize 4chan “raids” as internet crimes, and hold the participants responsible for their harmful actions

Stop 4chan Spamming

The Illusion of Safety / The Safety of Illusion

The trouble with trigger warnings

That all users of Tumblr be labelled as mentally handicapped landwhales

Treatment, Not Trigger Warnings

Trigger Happy

Trigger warnings on classic literature are one small step from book banning

We’ve gone too far with ‘trigger warnings’

What is a Trigger?

What’s Really Important About ‘Trigger Warnings’

Why I Stopped Rolling My Eyes at Trigger Warnings

Wikipedia: Trauma Trigger




New T.S.A. Rules for Electronics on Flights Bound for U.S.

TSA alternatives: Israeli airport screening methods suggested for U.S. by some

T.S.A. Fees for Air Trips to Rise



The Rolling Stones

45 years ago: Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones found dead

45 year ago: The Rolling Stones play Hyde Park

Marquee Club, London, July 12, 1962

World Cup 2014: Brazil fans blame ‘curse of Mick Jagger’ for their 7-1 defeat to Germany

The Rolling Stones @ Amazon

The Rolling Stones – Official Site

The Rolling Stones @ Facebook

The Rolling Stones @ Twitter

The Rolling Stones @ Wikipedia

The Rolling Stones @ YouTube



The Zero Theorem

The Zero Theorem – Trailer

The Zero Theorem @ IMDb

The Zero Theorem @ Wikipedia



Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus: Gods and Kings – Trailer

Exodus: Gods and Kings @ IMDb

Exodus: Gods and Kings @ Wikipedia



Independence Day Sequels: ID Forever Parts I and II

Fox Orders Independence Day 2 Script Rewrite

IMDb: ID Forever Part I

IMDb: ID Forever Part II

Wikipedia: Independence Day – Sequels



WTF: Man loses phone in OK, gets it back from Japan

Unbelievable journey: Chickasha man loses phone, gets it back from another continent



WTF: Potato Salad Kickstarter

Potato Salad is serious business on Kickstarter

Q&A: Why This MIT PhD Candidate Backed the Infamous Potato Salad Kickstarter

The Kickstarter Potato Salad Guy Just Lost Nearly $30,000



Fatboy Slim

Fatboy Slim @ Amazon

Fatboy Slim – Official Site

Fatboy Slim @ Facebook

Fatboy Slim @ Google+

Fatboy Slim @ Instagram

Fatboy Slim @ MySpace

Fatboy Slim @ SoundCloud

Fatboy Slim @ Spotify

Fatboy Slim @ Twitter

Fatboy Slim @ Wikipedia

Fatboy Slim @ YouTube



Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper @ Amazon

Alice Cooper @ iTunes

Alice Cooper – Official Site

Alice Cooper @ Facebook

Alice Cooper @ IMDb

Alice Cooper @ Instagram

Alice Cooper @

Alice Cooper @ MySpace

Alice Cooper @ Twitter

Alice Cooper @ Wikipedia

Alice Cooper @ YouTube



Music Featured:

  • (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones from the album Out of Our Heads
  • Confessin’ the Blues” by The Rolling Stones from the compilation 12 x 5
  • Sympathy for the Devil” [Fatboy Slim Remix] by The Rolling Stones from the digital EP Sympathy for the Devil: Remix
  • Triggerman” by Alice Cooper from the album Dragontown



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]