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August 15, 2011

Comedy Podcast Inside News Corp. Feasts on a Scandal - NYTimes.com

NYTimes piece on The Bugle, the fab podcast from Andy Zaltzman and John Oliver. Highlight: The author translating the common emailed cry of “Fuck you, Chris” into “sending Mr. Skinner e-mail and Twitter messages telling him off”.

March 7, 2011

Rock-Paper-Scissors: You vs. the Computer

Love this! Great example of the strategy needed to be a RPS player.

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July 1, 2010

How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters

Lovely vid from the NYT. As a Sox fan, I loathe Mariano Rivera, for he is so damned good.

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June 10, 2010

The Evolution of the World Cup Ball

I like that the 1962 ball is called “Mr. Crack”

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February 22, 2010

Conan O'Brien's Next Appearances Could Be on Stage

Intriguing prospect — Conan O’Brien to tour his chat show during the period when he’s contractually forbidden from hosting on TV?

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January 17, 2010

Op-Classic, 1993 - O'Brien Flops!

From the NY Times archives come this piece that I remember reading back in 1993, prior to the premiere of “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”. I love the idea that people read this seriously, without noticing the byline.

August 2, 2009

How Different Groups Spend Their Day

Outstanding interactive infographic from the New York Times. Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics on how Americans spend their time, sliceable by demographic sectors.

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July 12, 2009

The Evolution of Tim Wakefield, Knuckleball Pitcher

NYTimes profile of the mighty Wake.

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February 3, 2009

January 16, 2009

Obama's People - The New York Times

Portraits of Obama’s transition team. Someone should make a map of these portraits to their fictional “The West Wing” counterpart.

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October 26, 2008

How to Take American Health Care From Worst to First

Op-Ed piece encouraging taking “Moneyball” approach to healthcare. Hands up anyone who ever thought they’d see the NYTimes run an article with the byline “By BILLY BEANE, NEWT GINGRICH and JOHN KERRY”.

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April 1, 2008

Al Jaffee - A Veteran MAD Man Remains in the Fold

NYTimes article on Al Jaffee and his Mad Fold-Ins. Make sure to check out the interactive fold-in flash app for some great examples of his work.

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September 29, 2006

First Look - Times Reader

Odd move by the NYTimes: They appear to have re-invented feed-reading using proprietary Microsoft technology.

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August 18, 2006

What Right-Wingers See When They Read The New York Times.

“By reporting this entirely true information, we hope to sap America’s fighting spirit”

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November 4, 2005

10 Ways to Please Us, the Customers

Excellent list from David Pogue. “We may be the bane of your existence, but we’re also the reason for it; you’re stuck with us. We’ve got our credit cards ready - now show us some love.”

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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.