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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Another One of My Childhood Fantasies Goes "Poof"

....all thanks to a Google maps.

I can't be the only one. I distinctly remember that as a child, I was told that if I dug far enough, I'd reach China on the other end of the world. The lure of reaching the other side of the world and making some Chinese friends held the attention of my ADD-addled mind long enough for me to dig, like, 6 inches. Then I played in the sandbox or something instead. My mandate also included weird bugs.

Well, I find out from this website that if I somehow managed to dig my way from where I am sitting in my apartment in Durham, North Carolina......all the way through Earth's molton core....to the other side, I would end up in (drumroll, please). . . Nowhere, Antartica. It's no better from my family's home in Smyrna, Georgia. I'd end up in the Arctic Ocean. Man, this sucks. Another nostalgic childhood moment goes "pfffft."

In future years, I think I'll lie to my kid about this one.

[Hat Tip: Barzelay]


  • However, if you move to Argentina, you could fulfill all your wildest childhood dreams...

    By Blogger Jeff, at 4/12/2006 11:35 PM  

  • Lying to your kids is always the best way to go. I salute you sir!

    By Blogger Mike, at 4/13/2006 10:37 AM  

  • Mike, I hope you noticed I subtly worked 2 Calvin and Hobbes references into one post. This makes me cool.

    By Blogger Ben, at 4/13/2006 11:36 AM  

  • Oh, I definitely noticed. However, I feel no need to e-bow before your Wattersonite prowess. Your awesomeness is not in question.

    Incidentally, the most important thing I've accomplished at work today is listening to the new Built to Spill and People in Planes CDs. Which has absolutely no relevance to anything, except that it's me informing you of new, awesome music, as oft requested.

    By Blogger Mike, at 4/13/2006 6:15 PM  

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