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Old 12-21-2011, 07:03 PM
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Google walking directions to Mordor.

Go to Google Maps.
Click on the get directions tab.
Enter "Rivendell" for (A) and "Mordor" for (B).
Click on the little walking person icon for walking directions.

The result amuses.

(Apologies if this has been done on SDMB before.)

(And, yes, it helps if you are really a nerd.)
Old 12-21-2011, 07:08 PM
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Let's go down to the quarry and throw stuff in there!
Old 12-21-2011, 07:09 PM
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? I get a start point in Costa Rica and an end point in Kentucky. What is amusing about that?

Although I do have a character logged out in Rivendell...
Old 12-21-2011, 07:13 PM
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What is amusing about that?
This note:

Walking directions are in beta.
Use caution One does not simply walk into Mordor.


Old 12-21-2011, 07:15 PM
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That's hilarious.

It won't give directions to get from Toshi/Tosche Station to the Death Star, though. Not even on public transportation!
Old 12-22-2011, 12:21 AM
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Use caution – One does not simply walk into Mordor.

That's the bit that made me grin from ear to ear.

Nice to see Google giving proper geographical advice.

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:22 AM
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Bah, it's giving me directions from some town named Rivendell in Oklahoma to Mordor Lane in my city, even if I don't give it more than "Rivendell" and "Mordor." Wonder if it's because Google knows who/where I am.

Mind you, I'm kind of surprised there's a Mordor Ln in my town. Middle of a subdivision with no other strange-looking names that I see. Mind you, it's a North Dallas suburb, one does not walk anywhere around here.
Old 12-22-2011, 12:25 AM
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Did you make sure they were walking directions?

Until I clicked on the walking guy it didn't give me anything.
Old 12-22-2011, 02:26 AM
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You definitely have to click on walking directions to get the quote.
Old 12-22-2011, 12:24 PM
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Not sure if this has been posted either but try entering Los Angeles, CA for point A and Tokyo, Japan for B. Look at step 15 (and 28)
Old 12-22-2011, 12:31 PM
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For me, step 237 was "Kayak across the Pacific Ocean."
Steps 15 and 28 are just ordinary. What were they for you?

I would have thought more of our resident Tolkien denizens would have gotten a chuckle from the Mordor quote. Which, by the way, also works if you enter "The Shire" as point of departure.

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:38 PM
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For me, step 237 was "Kayak across the Pacific Ocean."
Steps 15 and 28 are just ordinary. What were they for you?
Switching to driving directions gives you the "Kayak across the Pacific Ocean" clause at steps 15 and 28.
Old 12-22-2011, 01:05 PM
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Switching to driving directions gives you the "Kayak across the Pacific Ocean" clause at steps 15 and 28.
Ah. I thought we were still on foot.
Old 12-22-2011, 01:25 PM
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Ha.

Cute.
Old 12-22-2011, 02:08 PM
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There's a road on my way to work called Middle Ridge Lane. The first time I passed it, I misread the sign as Middle Earth Lane.
Old 12-22-2011, 02:24 PM
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Bah-anyone knows that, to get into Mordor, you a catapult is your best option, by far.
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Yes, it was the kayak part, sorry.
Old 12-23-2011, 02:08 AM
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When you're signed in to google it gives different directions. Mine started out at Rivendell Preschool and ended up here.
Old 12-23-2011, 11:21 PM
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BTW, there's a snowflake icon on the Youtube video players right now.

So you click Play, then hit the snowflake, and it makes it snow on the video.
Kinda neat
Old 12-24-2011, 12:00 AM
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I would have thought more of our resident Tolkien denizens would have gotten a chuckle from the Mordor quote. Which, by the way, also works if you enter "The Shire" as point of departure.
I liked it enough to gank it and post it on Facebook, where it was immediately stolen by somebody else as well.
Old 12-24-2011, 12:01 AM
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I liked it enough to gank it and post it on Facebook, where it was immediately stolen by somebody else as well.
Likewise to both halves of that sentence.
Old 12-24-2011, 09:57 AM
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BTW, there's a snowflake icon on the Youtube video players right now.

So you click Play, then hit the snowflake, and it makes it snow on the video.
Kinda neat
If you type 'Let it Snow' into google you get a snow effect too.
Old 12-24-2011, 10:14 AM
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I have tried the let it snow on Google several times and it doesn't work for me. >sad<
Old 12-24-2011, 10:39 AM
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I have tried the let it snow on Google several times and it doesn't work for me. >sad<
Won't work for IE.
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Mind you, I'm kind of surprised there's a Mordor Ln in my town. Middle of a subdivision with no other strange-looking names that I see. Mind you, it's a North Dallas suburb, one does not walk anywhere around here.
I'm getting directions from a Rivendell school in VA to Mordor Lane in Severn, MD. Right by Mordor Lane is Aragorn Court, Baggins Road, and Gollum Road, so I'm guessing the city planners were nerds.
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BWAHAHAHAHA!!!

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If you type 'Let it Snow' into google you get a snow effect too.
And if you leave it there for a few minutes, eventually your screen gets snowed in until you hit the "Defrost" button.
Old 12-29-2011, 01:06 AM
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BTW, there's a snowflake icon on the Youtube video players right now.

So you click Play, then hit the snowflake, and it makes it snow on the video.
Kinda neat
Ha! Yes, and if you leave the page alone, it gradually whites out except for a little blue box that says "Defrost". Click it.

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Didn't work for me, kept getting real places.
Old 12-29-2011, 02:14 PM
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Not sure if this has been posted either but try entering Los Angeles, CA for point A and Tokyo, Japan for B. Look at step 15 (and 28)
I tried this, but apparently left the "walking directions" option checked. The kayak step didn't show up until step 214, and that got me only to Hawaii. Step 237 got me to Japan. Step 239 is "239. Turn left at 県道263号線".

I hope there's room in the kayak for an Japanese-English phrase book. Can I get one in Hawaii?
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Didn't work for me, kept getting real places.
Click on the icon for walking directions.
Old 12-29-2011, 02:26 PM
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Bah-anyone knows that, to get into Mordor, you a catapult is your best option, by far.
Ha! I love those.
"One does not simply walk into Mordor!"
"Yes you do. You totally do."

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Old 12-29-2011, 02:47 PM
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Huh. Turns out Frodo and Sam could've gotten to Mordor in 90 minutes if they'd used public transportation. Those movies shouldn't have been nearly as long as they were.
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