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Generations from now, they won't call it the Internet anymore. They'll just say, "I logged on to the Jim Groom this morning.
Everything Jim Groom touches is gold. He's like King Midas, but with the Internet.
My understanding is that an essential requirement of the internet is to do whatever Jim Groom asks of you while you're online.
-James D. Calder
@jimgroom is the Billy Martin of edtech.
My 3yr old son is VERY intrigued by @jimgroom's avatar. "Is he a superhero?" "Well, yes, son, to many he is."
Jim Groom is a fiery man.
-Antonella Dalla Torre
“Reverend” Jim “The Bava” Groom, alias “Snake Pliskin” is a charlatan and a fraud, a self-confessed “used car salesman” clawing his way into the glamour of the education technology keynote circuit via the efforts of his oppressed minions at the University of Mary Washington’s DTLT and beyond. The monster behind educational time-sink ds106 and still recovering from his bid for hipster stardom with “Edupunk”, Jim spends his days using his dwindling credibility to sell cheap webhosting to gullible undergraduates and getting banned from YouTube for gross piracy.
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Monster Bash 2014 starring Barbara Steele
I already posted about how awesome the recent issue of Filmfax is, but I also wanted to share an advertisement from the recent issue extolling the virtues of the 2014 Monster Bash that will be held outside Pittsburgh, PA next … Continue reading
Santa Claus was born in Fredericskburg
Yesterday was an interesting day in Fredericksburg in terms of ghosts, history, and Christmas. The fab fam and I went out to breakfast and then hit a park to let the kids run and play. On the way home we … Continue reading
Natural Bridge Wax Museum: Recruitment in Lexington
TO ARMS! TO ARMS! Another crazy diorama from the Natural Bridge Wax Museum, this time featuring Confederate soldiers recruiting for the “War of Northern Aggression” in nearby lexington, Virginia. This video says more than I ever could.
Natural Bridge Wax Museum: Archibald (Bar) Tolley fighting bear
The placard for this diorama reads as follows: Archibald (Bar) Hunter was a famous bear hunter said to have killed between 99 and 385 Bears in his 91 years. Known for his honest, if rather salty tongue, Bar emerged unscathed … Continue reading
Natural Bridge Wax Museum: Swinging Man, are you real?
More from the Natural Bridge Wax Museum, this time Miles, Tess and I running towards the museum in excitment wondering if the hooded maniac swinging from the rafters is real or not. What do you think?
Natural Bridge Wax Museum: Robert E. Lee
I think for any Northerner living in Virginia (and for many where I live in Virginia is a far cry from the South, right Tom?) is sooner or later (most likely sooner) going to be struck my the godhead status … Continue reading
Natural Bridge Wax Museum: William “Big Foot” Wallace
This short video features the diorama dedicated to Texas Ranger William “Big Foot” Wallace, who was originally from Lexington, Virginia, but went to Texas to “take pay out of the Mexicans” after learning both his brother and his cousin had … Continue reading
Natural Bridge Wax Museum: Old Wives Tales
About two weeks ago my family and I went to the Natural Bridge Wax Museum, and it may have been one of the trippiest places I have been to in this crazy ass state as of yet. I mean the … Continue reading
The Company Store
Image credit: L’Hibou’s “Le Wal-Mart de la rue Karl-Marx” While talking with my neighbor Kent Ippolito a few weeks ago, the conversation somehow found its way to a fascinating fact I had never heard before, namely that Wal-Mart has for … Continue reading
Christine Jorgenson: An early transexual in the media
While reading and writing about an article on early 3-D cinema in Filmfax, I was taken by one particular bullet point in a sidebar time capsule about 1952: Returning from Ne York from Copenhagen on Dec. 15, after undergoing some … Continue reading