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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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Tag Archives: brooklyn
What does bava mean?
Shelley recently asked me a simple question, “What does bava mean?” It’s a fair question and I thought it might actually be helpful to spell it out a bit for my customers readers dear friends. Well, there are many meanings … Continue reading
I heard the news today, oh boy…
Image courtesy of eggman. Coney Island’s Astroland has officially closed this past Sunday, September 7th, 2008, after 46 years of operation. Seems it has been bought up by a developer for $30 million, and the times they are a changing … Continue reading
The Glass Bees
With my no-internet, hippie-like vacation to Montauk behind me now, I can return to the bava and continue the excruciating futility that is my life online. I enjoyed the time away because I was able to do something I hadn’t … Continue reading
Who said nothing good never came from Jersey?
The above flier represents yet another beautiful day (back in the day) at the BAMCinÃ©matek. Tell me you don’t have the utmost respect for this outfit now that you know that The Toxic Avenger series got their well-deserved due. But … Continue reading
Ubuntu graffiti on Brooklyn Bridge
Is this a sign for me that it’s time to jump ship? I know some other folks have begun the move, is it time to leave behind the hideous chic of MAC OS X once and for all? Image by … Continue reading
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2007
Images courtesy of acordova I saw a link on digg.com this morning for the results of the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, a particularly intense competition this year which was televised on ESPN. Now it goes without saying that … Continue reading
bavarchive: creating learning resources on Flickr
Some of my most treasured “possessions” are the film programs I have collected from innumerable film outings over the years. I have a modest collection of stuff spread across several boxes in my attic, and I do love to steal … Continue reading
Keira, when in NYC you must “Shoot the Freak”!
This one is for you, Keira McPhee! Image courtesy of Default Punk OK, Keira is going to NYC in the next few days and she sent a request for recommendations of places to go, eat, see, etc. via twitter. Man, … Continue reading
Freddy’s Bar, Donald O’Finn, and Underground Video Art
One of the many, many things I miss about Brooklyn is Freddy’s Bar. This storied speak easy represents the best combination of dive bar and underground cultural mecca. Unfortunately, Freddy’s very existence is currently being threatened by Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic … Continue reading