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Filed under 'current'

May 14, 2009

Amanda Palmer's secret show sneak peek | Current_Music

Current TV filmed a half-hour Amanda Palmer concert. She’s completely engrossing live. Enjoy! (The new Current flash video player is quite lovely too.)

April 3, 2009

Current: Having its feminist cake and eating it too

Current: Having its feminist cake and eating it too

On the page of the very funny Target Women segment attacking Carl's Jr's sexist advertising campaign, Current.com promotes videos called "Adult Videos", "InfoMania: Spring Break" (illustrated with a girl in a bikini) and "Taxes and BOOBS" in the hope of snaring some precious pageviews.

Updated to add some clarification:

It's not so much the *content* offending me as the salacious titling of segments with a goal of getting page views seeming hypocritical when paired with Sarah's segment.

Attempting to profit from a funny, well-argued segment attacking mindless misogyny while simultaneously pushing content by giving a video a misleading title and thumbnail just strikes me as duplicitous and makes me embarrassed to be a champion of Current.

October 7, 2008

It’s like my entire life has been leading up to this moment…

It’s like my entire life has been leading up to this moment…

The real winner of tonight's debate? ME! For managing to spread my "X loves Y like a basset hound love cheese" attempt-at-a-meme to an unsuspecting debate-viewing audience.

September 26, 2008

The #Current debate viewing party

The #Current debate viewing party

Laptops out, twittering along, hoping to get on TV! (A small handful of us managed!)

September 25, 2008

Production Control Room

Production Control Room

During a test run of Hack the Debate.

Our operators are standing by

Our operators are standing by

This is either the Twitter-scanning nerve-center of the Current TV Hack the Debate coverage, or we're having a pledge drive.

August 4, 2008

Deep Fried Scotland

Short video review of all that is great about Scottish cuisine: Deep-frying. Helpfully subtitled.

April 2, 2008

My first appearance on Current TV

My first appearance on Current TV

Or, more accurately, my avatar's first appearance on Current.

A comment I posted to the website was pulled into the Current News broadcast at 11pm.

More details of what's going on at TechCrunch.

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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.