Amusing street scenes wanted

by Eszter Hargittai on May 31, 2007

Time sink!

Soon there will be a Web site just for this – if there isn’t one already -, but until then, let’s see what we can collect here.

Yesterday, Google announced a new feature of its Maps service: Street View for select urban areas in the U.S. plus Google’s backyard. We’ve seen this before on services like A9 (which discontinued the feature), and Microsoft’s Live Maps, but this seems more user-friendly.

Boing Boing has a thread with links to some interesting finds. Oh, the temptation to go hunting for more! Spot any embarrassing situations or funny captures? There is potential here for hours of amusement!

I’m off to Trader Joe’s.



todd. 05.31.07 at 12:57 am

Will Akismet deny my comment if I post a link titled Hot Babes Direct to You? I think you’re in luck because, according to the sign on this truck, they want to meet you.


duaneg 05.31.07 at 12:44 pm

Reminds me of a story Danny O’Brien tells about a similar service (Yahoo’s, IIRC). Apparently if you typed in the address of the EFF’s SF office there was an excellent view of a guy having a fag outside the building.

The EFF are a non-profit dedicated to protecting online free speech, privacy, data protection and similar concerns. The bloke in the shot was their lawyer responsible for privacy issues.


Matthew Gordon 05.31.07 at 6:58 pm

I went on the All Trader Joe’s diet soon after I moved to Palo Alto (but I go to the one off of San Antonio in Mountain View.) It’s basically insane to shop for groceries anywhere else in Silicon Valley, in terms of price. I do go to The Milk Pail Market for produce, though.


DILBERT DOGBERT 05.31.07 at 10:39 pm

Just got back from Costco in Redwood City. We do TJs for 2buckchuck and some other stuff. The little Mexican Grocery store on Menalto is for good Mexican takeout, fresh produce and meat. We do have diversity.


Backword Dave 06.02.07 at 10:25 am

Made the NYT now, but tehgrauniad is easier to link to.

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