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Entries for week beginning December 30, 2007

January 5, 2008

A Users Manual to Seat 21C

Too true to be funny. (I was particularly pissy that on my flight earlier, the tray table was covered with a huge advertising sticker. I promptly peeled it off. Fucked if I’m going to let someone steal my attention when I’m trapped in a confined space)

Election 2008: Presidential, Senate and House Races Updated Daily

electoral-vote.com is back up and running, and tracking polls prior to the primaries. I’m now following it with approximately the intensity I was tracking the AL East in September!

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That Famous Vegas Strip View

That Famous Vegas Strip View

My hotel room window faces onto this glorious sight.

Noise “Cancellation”

Noise “Cancellation”

Thoroughly unwelcome advertisement found on the tray table on my flight.

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January 4, 2008

Remember That I Love You

CD Purchase: Kimya Dawson - Remember That I Love You

69 Love Songs

CD Purchase: Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs

The Valve Store

Some rather splendid new Portal T’s.

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January 3, 2008

Cursor*10 (nekogames)

Fun flash game where how you play now defines how well you do on subsequent rounds.

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Hofbrauhaus Catastrophe on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Fantastic photo. Described in Reddit comments as “Beerkakke”

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January 2, 2008

Reason Magazine - Secrets of Weight Loss Revealed!

Further fuel for my belief that diets are a shitty way to lose weight, and sensible long-term life changes are the only way to do it correctly. (Not for nothing have I gained 30lbs since starting driving to work each day, instead of having to walk a mile to the T stop)

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January 1, 2008

Bob and David: "Allllllviiiiin!"

David Cross explains why he did the “Alvin & the Chipmunks” movie that looks so crappy. “I asked the owner if he’d take some of my credibility as payment. He looked at me as if I was an alien with A.I.D.S. speaking some intergalactic gobbledy-goo. I had to patiently explain to this country bumpkin about my indie hipster cred, and I would now like to cash it in.”

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A Series of Letters to the First Girl I Ever Fingered | Cracked.com

by Michael Ian Black (The State, Stella, etc). “Hi! How are you? I hope this letter finds you well. I don’t know if you remember me or not, but I’m the guy who fingered you at sleepaway camp.”

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Dave Gorman: Problem Solving.

The calendar, and all its complexity and intricacies, are sorted-out by Dave Gorman. About time too.

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Best of Bootie 2007 CD

Hooray! A new Best of Bootie CD for the new year!

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December 31, 2007

iminlikewithyou: Blockles

I’m In Like With You branches out into wickedly-addictive multiplayer Tetris. They even let you play without joining the site.

December 30, 2007

BBC NEWS | Obituary: Kevin Greening

Tremendous shame. He was one of my favourite Radio 1 DJs during the mid-90s — Especially when he had to fill in on the breakfast show at short notice when Chris Evans didn’t turn up to work.

About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.