The World According to Facebook

Max Read · 12/14/10 03:15AM

Here's a map of the world, as drawn by Facebook (click to enlarge it). What does that mean? Well, basically: The entire image is defined not by topographical features or political boundaries, but by Facebook friendships.

Did Google Street View Find God Above a Swiss Lake?

Max Read · 10/19/10 01:58AM

Who are those blurry, possibly robed figures hovering above a lake in Quarten, Switzerland, visible on Google Street View? Is it something on the camera lens? Or is it maybe... God and His only begotten Son?

Google Sued for Giving Bad Directions

Max Read · 06/01/10 02:14AM

A woman is suing Google after being hit by a car while following directions from Google Maps. Do you remember when a fictional character basically did this on The Office, and people said it was unrealistic? Ha. [PC World]

Al Franken's Stupid Political Junkie Trick

Gabriel Snyder · 09/08/09 10:40AM

Boing Boing came across this recent video of Franken drawing all 48 states (of the continental U.S., geography nerds) from memory at the Minnesota State Fair, and ever the paranoid types, wondered if Franken is faking it: "it would be easy to create indented trace-lines by using a pen with no cartridge in advance." Doubtful given how long and how often Franken's been doing this trick.

Bill Murray, Urban Spelunker

Douglas Reinhardt · 10/08/08 12:32PM

Click to Comedic legend Bill Murray came up for a quick breath of fresh air and a dash of natural light at the premiere of City of Ember in Manhattan on Tuesday. Murray had taken a cartography course in between films and decided to apply the newly acquired knowledge to the sprawling urban jungle to craft a map of his favorite pizza places and easiest passageways to near subways and cab stands. Murray said, “I’ve been living in the city for quite some time, but never hurts to have the upper hand when running away from somebody you said you’d call back and never did.” [Photo Credit: Getty Images] *A Call To The Bullpen is a work of fiction. Although the pictures we use are most certainly real, Defamer does not purport that any of the incidents or quotations you see in this piece actually happened. Lighten up, people ... it's a joke.