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  • October 26, 2015
    This is a map of Middle Earth annotated by J.R.R. Tolkien in green ink with some of the real-life European inspirations for locations in Middle Earth. The map was discovered by Blackwell Rare Books in a copy of Lord Of The Rings that used to belong to British illustrator Pauli... / Continue →
  • October 8, 2015
    Sad Topographies is an Instagram account that posts pictures from Google Maps featuring the saddest named places on earth. I feel like I've lived in all of these places. Currently though I feel like I live smack dab between a rock and a red-hot hard place. "Why is it red-hot... / Continue →
  • September 26, 2014
    This is a series of illustrations by artist Tim Doyle imagining various Springfield locations from The Simpsons at night with an "evocative, moody" feel. I am digging them. I am also digging up earthworms to go fishing with a buddy this weekend. Will he kill me and try to si... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2014
    This is the interactive map of Middle Earth created as part of the Lord of the Rings Project. You can highlight all sorts of options like roads, towns, events -- even the paths the characters took in the books (I have Frodo and Sam's path highlighted in the screenshot above). ... / Continue →
  • February 14, 2014
    This is a Google Maps view of Geldrop (links to actual Google Map), a Netherlands town with streets named after characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's books. WHY does it have streets named after J.R.R. Tolkien characters? No clue. Plus it's Friday afternoon on Valentine's Day so I... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2010
    Huntsville, Alabama is best known for four things: Antoine Dodson, Struttin' That Ass, NASA/ The Space & Rocket Center (read: Space Camp) and me spending 10 years of my youth (and one of my recent adulthood) there (well, Madison). My brother and parents still live there. And ... / Continue →