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I previously wrote about Baarle-Hertog/Baarle-Nassau, a tiny town in Holland with a few dozen parcels of land belonging to Belgium. International borders run haphazardly through the town, dividing streets and buildings, like so:

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Well, it seems that Google maps has Streetviewed all of Holland and none of Belgium, resulting in Streetview stopping and starting at near-random intervals through Baarle-Nassau. My favourite part is that some of the Belgian parts have little parts inside them that belong to Holland. These tiny strips of Dutch land, some no bigger than a front yard, are streetviewed, while the Belgian parts are all cut off.
Posted by chrisdye on May 4, 2010. Tagged with
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Great, now there are whole other species that dance better than I do.

Youtube is combining with science to answer a question posed by Darwin. (click ahead to the article on Avian Dancing)
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Awesome Balls
"Street style" soccer competition
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CBC: Competitor Buyout Completed
Poor, poor English CBC television. Degrassi, the Olympics, the Junos, the Grey Cup, and now the coup de grace.

What's next: Beachcombers TNG on CTV? HGTV buying the I.P. rights to Rusty and Jerome?
Global buying the perpetual exclusive rights to boring documentaries on the Royal Family?

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Iraq descends into lameness
http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/nol/newsid_6510000/newsid_6515100/6515133.stm?bw=nb&mp=wm

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Sesame Street Rules
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Renaming Parc Avenue to be Robert Bourassa Avenue?
Apparently some Montreal politicians want to rename Parc Ave to be Robert Bourassa Ave (CBC report).

I have mixed feelings about it. The street passes between Parc du Mont-Royal and Parc Jeanne-Mance, which together form Montreal's glorious downtown park. I spent a lot of time at the Parcs playing sports, at the Tam-Tams or just hanging out. The name Parc Avenue is a great tribute to the culture that takes place there. Plus there are tons of stores on Parc above and below the Parks that have taken up the name.

On the other hand, Parc currently becomes Rue Bleury below Sherbrooke. I've always thought it was stupid to have streets change their names part-way through. Also, I do think it would be cool to have the intersection of Robert Bourassa and Rene Levesque.

PS: This blog entry was originally about something else. However since it (randomly) got a comment from a concerned citizen along with some follow-ups, I have repurposed it to the issue.
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Gundam Wall Art
I found a great Transformers Gundam mural on the back wall of some tennis courts at 11th and Clark. I went back with my camera and here's the shizzle:







These will hopefully be the last pictures taken with my old Pentax Optio 30. Today I upgraded my digital camera with the purchase of a nice new Canon PowerShot SD600.
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