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March 8, 2012

Instapaper Placebo

“I don’t need an online cross-platform bookmark syncing service. I just need a way of offloading all my good intentions.”

February 16, 2011

Apple's Three Laws of Developers

“1. A developer may not injure Apple or, through inaction, allow Apple to come to harm.”

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January 7, 2011


“Obviously not affiliated with Quora”

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September 27, 2010

This is a news website article about a scientific finding

‘“Basically, this is a brief soundbite,” the scientist will say, from a department and university that I will give brief credit to. “The existing science is a bit dodgy, whereas my conclusion seems bang on” she or he will continue.’

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July 22, 2010

Cow Clicker

Posted without comment.

“You get a cow. You can click on it. In six hours, you can click it again. Clicking earns you clicks. You can buy custom “premium” cows through micropayments (the Cow Clicker currency is called “mooney”), and you can buy your way out of the time delay by spending it. You can publish feed stories about clicking your cow, and you can click friends’ cow clicks in their feed stories. Cow Clicker is Facebook games distilled to their essence.”

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June 10, 2009

Exclusive: The Future of Facebook Usernames - Anil Dash

Anil Dash predicts the future of Facebook vanity URLs. Who’s going to be the first to register “mikearrington”, I wonder.

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February 3, 2009

5 Secrets To Ninja Writing

Or “Every webcock blogpost ever”

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January 14, 2009

The change we need | Comment is free | The Guardian

Good riddance to President Gore! “Of course, the biggest disappointment was Gore’s failure to handle Hurricane Katrina properly. Not only did the massive evacuation of New Orleans prove a costly and time-consuming overreaction, since the levees - fortified in 2003 - held up fine.”

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October 19, 2008

The Bugle

WHY was I not aware of this sooner‽ A *THOROUGHLY* splendid satirical weekly podcast featuring John Oliver (off of The Daily Show) and the man who I described as his “erstwhile” UK comedy partner (until I discovered they were doing this podcast together), Andy Zaltzman. Absofuckinglutely fantastic.

October 14, 2008

Tarvuism - The official international internet website for the Tarvuist faith

Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper’s follow-up project to “Look Around You”, a religion and series of religious shows for Adult Swim. Say Hebbo to Tarvuism.

October 1, 2008

Report: 60 Million People You'd Never Talk To Voting For Other Guy | The Onion

The US political “system” in a nutshell: “According to an eye-opening report released Tuesday, 60 million people whom you would never talk to, would never be in a position to talk to, and wouldn’t even be able to talk to if you tried will be voting for the other candidate in this year’s presidential election, and there is nothing you can do about it.”

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April 21, 2008

Boston News Net

Excellently funny blog from the folks behind ImprovBoston’s new weekly satirical show. If you’re in New England, it’ll be well worth following.

March 6, 2008

David Sedaris delivers a pizza

Pitch-perfect parody. One for the NPR listeners in the crowd.

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February 26, 2008

Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 08 Election

The Onion News Network is getting better and better.

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January 28, 2008

All this online sharing has to stop | Technology | guardian.co.uk

A Modest Proposal supporting the music industry’s calls for ISPs to block filesharing.

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June 2, 2007

Call Me Fishmeal.: NEWS FLASH! Adobe Hides Customer Information!

Sums up how I feel about the whole fucking stupid “email addresses stored in iTunesPlus files” storm in a teacup. I’m ashamed to be an EFF supporter sometimes.

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November 10, 2006

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Alarmingly prescient story from January 2001. “Much work lies ahead of us: The gap between the rich and the poor may be wide, be there’s much more widening left to do. We must squander our nation’s hard-won budget surplus on tax breaks for the wealthiest 15 percent. And, on the foreign front, we must find an enemy and defeat it.”

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November 7, 2006

Politicians Sweep Midterm Elections | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

“The American people have spoken, and they have unanimously declared: ‘We want elected officials to lead this nation.’”

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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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April 30, 2006

Colbert Lampoons Bush at White House Correspondents Dinner-- President Not Amused?

Stephen Colbert performs a superbly scathing speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. President? Not laughing. “When the president decides something on Monday, he still believes it on Wednesday - no matter what happened Tuesday.”

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February 5, 2006

Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug

“Simply pour in your coffee or any hot beverage and watch the painstaking work of the founding fathers vanish before your eyes.” Genius!

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January 18, 2006

defective yeti: Xyzzy

GWBush as Infocom.

“Oval Office
You are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States.”

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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.