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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.
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@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."
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“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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Thank goodness I found you people. A breath of fresh air, I mean a dead prez video. I hope this is the beginning of a long relationship.
The feeling is extremely mutual! And together the ants will conquer the elephant!
That’s you, Rev. RBG — Revolutionary But Gangsta
My favorite Dead Prez song (and it will be yours too) is “Pimp the System”: http://youtube.com/watch?v=p8ZwVGY4Snc
This is a remix, but you get the idea.
The Coup – “The Shipment”
there isn’t a video on YouTube, but these are Dead Prez’s smarter, fresher first cousins (not by blood, but in that they are both hyper-political & “radical” – though I think The Coup are much more radical in both their actions & viewpoints). Anyway, this song is necessary revolution-ammo.
“See you can’t trust a big grip and a smile
And I slang rocks – but Palestinian style”
the 20th century may have never seen a better doublet in hip hop than that
Word. I think we should be friends.
Now let’s bring a little M.I.A. into this.
I actually was listening to “Pimp the System” today, and I owe my love for Dead Prez, and just about every other recent hip hip artists and kung-fu, movie to you 🙂
Wow, yet another gem from the last man standing on ELS Web. Gardner talked about your blog today while he was presenting, were you ears ringing? I am beginning to think we should pay you royalties for every time we mention you in a conference presentation.
50 comments on your post…50? You are so EDUPUNK 🙂 Which M.I.A?
This one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.I.A._%28band%29
This one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M.I.A._(artist)
Or this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Israel_Alliance
All three, Jim! You can never know too much in today’s ever-expanding world!
I’m absolutely certain (even though I have only read probably a 10th of all the Edupunk stuff out there) that everyone knows Wikipedia is the most Edupunk thing alive. Yes, it is alive. There is a one-word definition for Edupunk: (noun/adj.) Wikipedia.
At UMW, people save their files onto the library’s computers when they need to print things there, & I like to read those files cos no one ever erases them. It’s kind of like FOUND magazine (which is incredibly Edupunk. INCREDIBLY Edupunk now that I really think about it), but on computers…& at the library…& it’s not published.
Anyway, I stumbled across a 35-page thesis on the pros/cons & eventual credibility of Wikipedia. I skimmed it, & it was awesome, & now I really wish I had read the whole thing.
Wow, I don’t know why that was relevant at all. Still! My ears actually caught fire today, I was wondering what had caused such conflagration. Thanks for the heads up!
I am not edupunk (no capz because I don’t believe in capitalism a la bell hooks), I am Lindsea 😉 Just kidding. I have nothing against capitalism.
I meant M.I.A. the female politically charged hip hop artist. Check out the album Kala.
And you should weigh in on the discussion! I’d love to hear what you think about it.