BANTER BLENDER #91: Talking Survivor, Amazing Race with Michelle Collins

What better way to kick off your Memorial Day Weekend than by talking about TV? Michelle Collins (twitter.com/michcoll) joins Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) to talk about the season finales of “Survivor” and “Amazing Race.” Along the way, the two have plenty of tangents, including talks of mishaps at Target and sartorial mistakes at H&M. Definitely load this one up for when you’re stuck in traffic this weekend!

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BANTER BLENDER #90: Talking ‘Survivor’ with Rob Cesternino

This week Rob Cesternino (Rob Has A Podcast @ robhasawebsite.com/) joins Ben Mandelker (twitter.com/bsideblog) to talk all things “Survivor.”

The two discuss the show as a whole with Rob relaying his experiences on season 6 (Survivor: Amazon). Intertwined with this discussion is talk of the current season, Cagayan, and the various strategies on display.

For any “Survivor” or reality TV fan out there, this is definitely worth a listen!

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BANTER BLENDER #84: Online Etiquette, Survivor, and Justin Bieber

This week on “The Banter Blender,” Ronnie Karam (trashtalktv.com) joins Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) again to discuss a variety of topics, starting with online etiquette. The two delve into the world of baby status updates, humble brags, and Instagram offenses, among other things.

Next the guys take on the latest season of Survivor and roll their eyes at Justin Bieber’s latest antics. Plus, details about meeting BRENCHEL (a.k.a Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reily) from Big Brother and Amazing Race. Just the usual mix of topics for The Banter Blender. Come listen!

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AND WHATNOT: Sex-Tape Star Kim Kardashian Is Embarrassed About Nude Spread; Also, Camille Grammer’s Porn Photos, Vivica’s Pee Stain, and Some Nasty Nails

Reality Chopped: Taylor Armstrong Pez Dispenser
Socialite Life: Kim Kardashian Went Nude…But Not Happy About Nips
ESPN: Hines Ward would welcome reunion
Starcasm: PHOTOS Camille Donatacci Grammer’s softcore porn filmography
Curbed LA: MISS PHOTOGENIALITY
D-Listed: Piss Happens.
Daily Beast: Survivor Spy Exposed
LAist: Rah NFL Stadium Rah!
Vulture: Chris Brown and Russell Brand Are Booked for SNL
Best Week Ever: Woman Grows Nails For 22 Years To “Meet Oprah And A Lotta Mo’ Celebrities”

AND WHATNOT: Revisiting Trader Joe’s Etiquette; Also, Willow Smith Lands a New Gig, and the Loopiest Post-Jail Interview Ever

TMZ: “Survivor” Winner: Outwit, Outlast, Out of Jail!
SF Weekly: This is Why Everyone Shopping at Trader Joe’s Hates You
Rolling Stone: Lil Wayne Talks Prison Life In New ‘Rolling Stone’ Cover Story
The Daily What: Music Festivbrol of the Day
Reality Rocks: American Idol, The Day After: Premiere Webisode
Popbytes: Chris Colfer & Darren Criss cover ‘Entertainment Weekly’
Gawker: Roger Ebert Gets a Prosthetic Chin
Socialite Life: Willow Smith To Star In ‘Annie’ Remake?

MORNING WHATNOT: Gucci Mane Gets A Dumb Tattoo; Also, Tom Hanks’ Son Raps, Camille Grammer Makes Accusations, and a Frog Rides A Snake!

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Crushable: Tom Hanks’ (Really Hot) Son Chet Wants To Be A Rapper (thanks to the ever informative and kindly SLY)
Socialite Life: Kelsey Grammer Likes Dressing Like A Woman According To Camille
TMZ: ‘Big Brother’ Star Pleads Guilty to Drug Ring Charge
Vulture: Bob’s Burgers Debuts Strong; The Cape, Not So Much
Reality Blurred: Breaking! Shocking! Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz returning to Survivor for “one last shot”
Diana Takes A Bite: Gettin’ Chummy with Cham Korean Bistro — and My Incompatible Dining Companion
D-Listed: ….The Hell Is This Mess?
D-Listed: Hot Slut Of The Day!
Socialite Life: Ted Williams Heading To Rehab

AND WHATNOT: Mel Gibson Dropped From ‘Hangover 2’; Also, Comic Sans, ‘Survivor,’ and a Big Ol’ Gay Porn Fight

Yahoo! Movies: Breaking: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hangover 2’ Cameo Canceled
Socialite Life: If You Just Need A Break From Life, Here’s A Cat Eating A Banana
Yahoo! TV: TV Vets Spice Up ‘Scream 4’
Reality Blurred: Big Brother’s Steven Daigle arrested after fight that followed Real Housewives viewing party
BBC: What’s so wrong with Comic Sans? (everything)
The Guardian: Somali schoolboy tells of how Islamists cut off his leg and hand
Bark Bite Blog: Black Eyed Peas keep the party rocking with “The Time” (I think the song sucks, but listen for yourself)
Reality Blurred: Why Survivor has 20 people instead of 16, and why there’s usually a final three
Orange County Register: Man who jumped from Disney structure ID’d