I am the ghost of groovymother.com. Woooooo!

This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

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April 2, 2009

“…and Pawtucket Red Sox”

“…and Pawtucket Red Sox”

My wife is funny.

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February 17, 2009


Has someone already done the “In Soviet Russia, cats caption YOU!” joke?

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November 7, 2008



I met the Reddit folks for lunch today, and as with almost every encounter with Alexis, I walked away with some schwag -- In this case, a pack of his fantastic LOLMagnetz.

Sadly, the fridge in our apartment doesn't hold magnets, so I had to improvise -- Luckily, the steel hood over the stove does the trick just grand.

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September 19, 2008

Me right, now.

Me right, now.

For the Me, right now pool.

Ver rules:

Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture.

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May 25, 2008

Weezer, "Pork and Beans"

The YouTubiest video ever, with helpful links to the original videos.

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May 5, 2008

LOLCODE It's Everywhere

Flickr’s API includes LOLCODE as a return format. Duly noted for any APIs I might create in the future…

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April 24, 2008

April 20, 2008

YouTube - Never Gonna Give You Up by Tay Zonday

The entire internet on one page, frankly.

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March 25, 2008

March 3, 2008

I Has A Hotdog!

Did not know there was a LOLDOG meme spinoff.

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February 25, 2008


Funny and clever RPG based on pwning internet forums. I’m having a lot of fun with it.

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January 14, 2008


Conference/celebration of internet memery, being put on at the Berkman Center in Cambridge in April. I love the fact that registering to discuss webcomics and LOLCats has resulted in my first ever charge of my credit card by Harvard University.

July 19, 2007

LOL Bibble

Invisible Man say, “I can has light.” Gots light.

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June 1, 2007

LOL: groovy mother


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May 28, 2007


“Programming the LOL way.” I CAN HAS TURING COMPLEET?

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May 17, 2007

YouTube - Ghostride the Volvo

If this doesn’t keep the A’s in Oakland, I don’t know what will. Pisses all over nonviolent direct action as a protest tactic.

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February 15, 2007

February 2, 2007


For all your LOLcat needs.

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January 5, 2007

Doing Things Is What I Like to Do

I promised myself I wouldn’t rise to it. If someone tagged me with that “5 Things You Don’t Know About Me” meme that’s been going around for the last month, I’d ignore them.

Earlier today, Danny tagged me.

  1. In my final year at high school, I got a better grade (B) in my Higher Grade English class than I did in Higher Computer Studies (grade C). I appealed the Computing one, and it was bumped up to a B.
  2. Despite my natural geek tendencies, I’ve spent much of my life determined not to pursue a career in computing. As a teenager, my dream job was to work as an advertising executive.

    After discovering how hard it was to break into advertising, I applied to study Maths at university. At the last minute (during Freshers Week!), I switched to CompSci. The reason I switched isn’t important, although I did realise years later that it was based on a misunderstanding.

    And as I approached graduation, I was determined not to end up like most CompSci graduates in Edinburgh, working in the basement of some bank. So instead, I aimed at becoming a pop journalist, submitting sample reviews to “Smash Hits”. They didn’t write back.

    After the dotcom bubble burst and I got laid off, I spent almost three years working in the basement of a bank. It was as bad as I’d expected.
  3. My fantasy dream goal in life is to be a panelist on Radio 4’s Just a Minute. My dream used to be having my name printed on a record sleeve, which I achieved a few years ago through pretending to have been at Glastonbury.
  4. Rod is short for Roderick (not Rodney, as some suspect). For the first few years of my life I was called “Rory” for short, but at the age of 9 I decided I wanted to be called by my full name, so from Primary 4 on it was “Roderick”.

    I remained Roderick through high school until I left and took a year out before Uni. During this time, I worked at a library where, after introducing myself as Roderick, folks got to shortening my name to “Roddy”. “Roddy Begbie”?! I fucking hate how that sounds.

    Thus, I decided to shorten my name even further to prevent any future Roddyness. On my first day at university, I started introducing myself as Rod, and I’ve been that way ever since.
  5. When faced with single-pole double-throw lightswitches, I don’t like it when the lights are off because both switches are in the On position. I will go out of my way to turn off lights by throwing the On switch Off, even if it means walking downstairs in the dark. (Luckily, albeit somewhat annoyingly, the guy who did the electrical wiring in our house didn’t use SPDT switches, so if one switch is Off, the lights stay off. Oh, the number of lightbulbs I’ve changed unnecessarily!)

And now the time where tradition dictates I tag others… Messrs Cheever, Del Vecchio, Martin, Sandler, and Miss Russell: Go!

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April 8, 2006

Language Log: Tracking snowclones is hard. Let's go shopping!

A detailed explanation of the “X is hard. Let’s go shopping!” snowclone. I knew it was meant to come from the talking Barbie — I didn’t realise it had been bastardised quite so heavily.

It's Enterprisey

This is why I’m such a hack. I just don’t think Enterprisey-enough.

April 6, 2006

bunnystealingacookiehasaposse on Flickr

Ha! Best “has a posse” I’ve seen in a while.

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February 26, 2006

PersonalDNA | Your True Self Revealed

I’m a Reserved Analyst, ‘pparently. It’s the new INTJ, dontchaknow.

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November 7, 2005

Greatest Internet Moments

A nostalgic selection of memes and history from the last ten years.

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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.