Obfuscated urls stink. Being able to hover over a link and see where it goes is a tremendous feature of any modern browser. Use unshorten on your command line to see where they go. The project is at github. Put unshorten.py somewhere on your path and make it executable. You don't even have to leave the .py on the end!
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:ryanfox/unshorten.py.git $ chmod u+x unshorten.py/unshorten.py $ mv unshorten.py/unshorten.py /usr/local/bin/unshorten $ unshorten https://goo.gl/hnpGjq https://github.com/ryanfox/unshorten.py
Hopefully it's useful.