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Old 03-26-2011, 11:38 AM   #21
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Emails from Your In-laws

you might not want to go there though if you feel you might be one the inlaws! I just came across this site a few days ago and I love it. Some of the emails are lame, but some are mind boggling, so worth reading a few pages at least.
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Yeah...well, I know. But I find it interesting....
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Makes Me Think - MMT - Today's Thought-Provoking Life Stories

I just remembered this one too. I really like this one as it sort of focuses on the positive in life, rather then the negative. I find way too many web sites seem to celebrate/focus on the negative, so this site is a nice refreshing change of pace. Hope you enjoy it too!
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I guess I am the only one here who has been sucked into Google Streetview in a big way, right?

I love going someplace in Streetview and taking a virtual walk down the street, there. I go to places where I (or friends or relatives) have lived, places in the news, places where criminals or famous people lived, places of historical significance, places with great architecture like Paris, places with breathtaking scenery like California... the whole WORLD is out there at your fingertips.

Just last night I saw photos on the evening news of one of our canals that has started eroding and collapsing after our December rains, sucking peoples' backyards into it. On Google Streetview, I could see what it looked like BEFORE all this happened and that really illustrated the problem to me a lot more clearly than just seeing the damaged canal.

I have also "walked" (on Streetview) in Lee Harvey Oswald's footsteps between the Texas School Book Depository and the theater where he was caught. Pretty interesting to me, given my interest in the JFK assassination.

Ever wonder if that little hamburger joint near your high school is still there? You know, the one where you used to hang out with your date on Saturday night? You can go take a look any time you want.
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I just remembered this one too. I really like this one as it sort of focuses on the positive in life, rather then the negative. I find way too many web sites seem to celebrate/focus on the negative, so this site is a nice refreshing change of pace. Hope you enjoy it too!
Wassa mattah...didn't you like my Dead or Alive?
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Wassa mattah...didn't you like my Dead or Alive?
No actually I loved it! I have it saved now. I didn't even know that site existed. See I don't see Dead or Alive as negative--I just focus on the Alive part!
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Love google streetview. I found my childhood home in Atlanta, and then sadly a couple of years later that it was torn down. I found the corner street in NYC where my parents lived just after WWII, though the building has changed. I saw that my great grandfather's home in Atlanta still exists. Yes- I love it! It's fascinating.
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Oh, and check out Shorpy Higgenbothem.com. It has very high quality vintage photos and historical photos. You can spend hours there comparing old buildings to what they look like now on google streetview.
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No actually I loved it! I have it saved now. I didn't even know that site existed. See I don't see Dead or Alive as negative--I just focus on the Alive part!
Then you might also like the Dead People Server
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Oh, and check out Shorpy Higgenbothem.com. It has very high quality vintage photos and historical photos. You can spend hours there comparing old buildings to what they look like now on google streetview.
Thanks! Very impressive site - I spent the last few hours there.
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Since I am a nut about barbecuing and smoking food with a Primo Ceramic Grill, I also view Primo Grill Forum extensively.

It has some of the best "food porn" on the net.

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I guess I am the only one here who has been sucked into Google Streetview in a big way, right?

I love going someplace in Streetview and taking a virtual walk down the street, there. I go to places where I (or friends or relatives) have lived, places in the news, places where criminals or famous people lived, places of historical significance, places with great architecture like Paris, places with breathtaking scenery like California... the whole WORLD is out there at your fingertips.
That's a little creepy...




...but I've done the same thing a few times.
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...Ever wonder if that little hamburger joint near your high school is still there? You know, the one where you used to hang out with your date on Saturday night? You can go take a look any time you want.
Wow and here I thought that was private! Also that little restaurant where we drank cherry cokes and ate toasted danish after school...
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Is it the location I picked or am I doing something wrong? I Googled Google street view but all i get is an aerial view, I can't view anything at ground level. Could someone give me a location I could try that you can see things from the street level? Thanks.
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