Doctor Who Easter Egg in Google Earth

2013-11-17_19-42-17_1Ok so the one thing I cannot get enough of is Doctor Who, so when I heard about the Easter Egg planted inside of Google Earth the fangirl in me went crazy.

So for those of you who aren’t exactly hip with nerdy media lingo you might already be lost….well thanks to Wikipedia here is what I mean by “Easter Egg”

“An Easter egg is an intentional inside jokehidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer programmoviebook, or crossword. ” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_egg_(media))

Now if you don’t know what Doctor Who is, or have never heard of the term “TARDIS”, stop reading now and start binge watching the show. I started with the 9th doctor, which is a good place to start if you want to get hooked right away. And if not, then this article is probably not for you but don’t worry I won’t judge you…much…

Anyway, the Easter Egg hidden in Google Earth is simply the TARDIS, hiding within the streets of England. If you are now jumping up and down excited, dying to get your own look inside the TARDIS here’s how to do it.

If you haven’t already downloaded Google Earth do that here, http://www.google.com/earth/

Once installed just type in Police Box England in the search box like I have below.
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Click Search and you’ll get a long list of places, but luckily the one you want is choice B, off of Earl’s Court Road in London. 2013-11-15_15-51-51_5Go ahead and click that option and the map should center in on that specific location. Using the zoom option on the right (shown below), you can zoom all the way down to the street view. 2013-11-17_20-56-48_1Keep zooming and you will actually find yourself inside the TARDIS and able to take a brief look around. 2013-11-15_15-51-51_3Bloody brilliant eh? Whatever nerd decided to place this Easter Egg, I owe you a cookie. You are now my new best friend. And for a little extra Easter Egg fun, check out a few of these reviews Buzz Feed posted on their site. (http://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/there-is-an-incredible-doctor-who-easter-egg-in-google-maps)Naturally, all reviews so far have been very complimentary.All in all, I’m left feeling more and more excited for the 50th Anniversary special, and also feeling like I might legitimately have a Doctor Who problem. (The problem of course being I simply cannot get enough)

 

 

Paranormal activities – Minneapolis – City Pages

Paranormal activities – Page 1 – News – Minneapolis – City Pages.

Will and Brady, TCPS

Just felt like I should reblog this for Olivia from City Pages, she was an absolute delight to have with us on this investigation. This being both of our first “official” investigations it truly is a blessing to have it recorded in the City Pages here in my home town.

Groupons are delightfully evil

My Facebook status yesterday was simply “Groupons are delightfully evil.” Now why would I be struggling with a love/hate relationship with Groupon? It’s because yesterday while drooling over cheap all inclusive vacation deals to Jamaica, I stumbled upon the Now Deals Page. Seems innocent enough, lots of great deals for restaurants, auto shops, gyms, boot camp……and even some salon deals…

Which led me to the craziest and most liberating decision I’ve made in regards to landscaping in 10 years…

$35 for a Brazilian or Manzillion at Wax Kitten.

It seemed like a good idea all the way up to printing the certificate…and then panic set in. I’ve had my legs waxed in the last few years, I get my eyebrows waxed on a consistent basis, but nothing is more invasive than a Brazilian. And how much could it have changed in the 10 years it has been since my last one? And rather than post on Facebook “Hey gals, screwed myself into getting a Brazilian, any tips?” I did what any other sane female american would do and turned to Google. As tempting as it was to click on the various “My First Brazilian” YouTube videos, I steered clear..knowing it would only add to the anxiety.

Most the sites I found were the basic information that at least eased my anxiety enough to know that it has only improved in the last 10 years. I didn’t have the option of topical numbing cream back then. That alone seems legit. But beyond being informative, I found the site linked below to set my fear at ease.(Even though I’m still totally making a girlfriend come with)

20 Tips For A Great First Brazilian Wax Experience!.

 

The Reverse Titanic @RayWJ

Disclaimer: Rated R(edneck) for the eloquent usage of the F word

This truly is “How Not to Pull Your Truck Out of the Ice”