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Bird’s Eye and more

Originally, my post was going to be a simple lazy one. Dan at “All That Comes With It” posted a little meme where you show an aerial view of your home using Google Maps.

So I thought that was cool and did it myself. The solid red line surrounds my lot. The dotted red line surrounds the lot that I want to buy once the old guy who owns it croaks:

Adam's House

The quality sucks, so I used MSN Live and did a street’s eye view of my house here:

Adam's House

So, there’s that. If you want to follow suit, let me know. All you have to do is go to Google Maps, put in your address, click “Satellite”, and then do a screenshot. You can also try it with MSN Live which has a cool street view of many locations.

But, after I decided to write this, two other things happened.

1. One of the funniest bloggers that nobody read, Greg Beck, has died. Please go over there and read through some of his archives and see if what you read doesn’t make you laugh. What a genuinely captivating personality – he will be sorely missed.

2. Regardless of how some people feel about how the media and the public have treated Britney Spears, nobody feels as strongly about it as this guy. Thanks to Sarcastica for the link!

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49 Replies to “Bird’s Eye and more”

  1. Geeky Tai-Tai

    Alrighty then, I looked up our building whenever Google Earth was introduced. So, once again, I’ll copy your meme. Maybe some day I’ll come up with an original idea that you’ll want to copy. Duh! :dunce:

    P.S. I don’t know our neighbors either.

  2. NYCWD

    I read about Greg this morning too… he was a funny fucker and an all around great guy. He will definitely be missed.

    Is it a pre-requisite to own an inground backyard pool in your neighborhood? If so… your neighbors to your right, my left, need to get kicked off the block.

  3. RW

    Gee… too bad I’ve made a resolution never to play the videos you feature, that one looks kinda funny. Oh well.

    On another note… I noted the FBI has an even better picture of your place. I mean, er…

  4. Avitable

    Jared, maybe, but I’m not sure who the black car would belong to.

    Sheila, a naked gorilla, at that.

    Bethie, cool. Will you be sunbathing in the backyard?

    BPR, you should watch his other videos. He’s insane. Britney needs to be careful.

    DB, I’m sure next time they get the satellite data, I might be caught naked in the pool.

    Geeky, if you come up with a good idea, let me know. I’ll copy ya.

    Mr. Fabulous, well, the map doesn’t really show my moat very well.

    NYCWD, If you check here, you’ll see that most of them do have pools. It should be a requirement – then I won’t feel like I’m living in that town Britt lives in the ghetto.

    Britt, but it’s sooooo awesome!

    TMP, I’ve approached him already. I think when he dies, his kids will want to sell it off.

    Dave, does that mean I might get superpowers?

    RW, where’s your sense of adventure?

    Crystal, I’m sure yours is bigger!

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    Turnbaby, I know this is a relatively new image because they used to show the previous owner’s car in the driveway, and the fence in the back wasn’t red.

    Dawn, we had a diving board, too, but it broke.

    Wayne, what do you mean? It works for me.

  6. Wayne

    hmm, I see from the source that it’s a youtube link, but I still just see a broken picture, both in my feedreader and my browser. Probably something on my end.

    I think I’ll do this same meme on my blog tomorrow. The MSN Live picture is just a lot smoother.

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    Poppy, no he’s just very, very, very gay fan.

    Janna, I wonder if my penis can be seen from space like the Great Wall.

    Wayne, yeah, the MSN Live one is a cooler way of doing it, too. I think it’s your browser or something – if you have flash blocked in any way, that might explain it.

  8. Avitable

    Poppy, you don’t believe that he’s gay?

    Amy, are those the ones you spy on from your dark balcony?

    Janna, with the water displacement between the two of us, there wouldn’t be a pool, just a dry concrete hole.

    Tracy, you should watch some of his other videos!

    Sybil, there are snakes in the backyard, but none in the pool. And I can play the part of the dolphin if you want.

    Robin, I knew my butt plug was in a different spot!

    TMP, exactly.

  9. hellohahanarf

    thankfully the image of my house is also old. i’m forever naked in my backyard and would prefer to keep that off of the google earth photo. my blindingly white skin would be seen from that distance for sure.

    i’ve lived in my place almost 3 years and “know” only the family across the street. other than that, i wave at folks that i don’t know (not even their names). you made me feel better about not talking to the neighbors. thanks!

  10. annie

    Greg Beck, that’s fucked UP. Dude was funny!

    What is that giant black splotch on your roof? Last time I looked, you could see a sparrow in the trees in the woods, but my particular part of the map was all blurry, can barely make out my roof outline.

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    Hello, I wave at people, too. My wife thinks I’m nuts.

    SleepyNita, Google Maps has my house one lot down, too.

    Mike, I think you’re onto something here!

    Annie, yeah, he was funny. I’ll miss him. That splotch is water that sometimes collects on the roof of our lanai.

    Sarcastica, yup! And his other videos are even creepier!

  12. Wayne

    I posted the meme; thanx for participating.

    Question: do your neighbors across the street (and to your right) have solar panels?

    And yes, you should buy the piece next to you. did someone say nude waterpark?

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