The Hazards of Driving a Google Maps Car

The Hazards of Driving a Google Maps CarThis is what you see in Google Maps for a home in Detroit.

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Nobody said driving the Google Maps car would be easy...

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Clark: No honey, I want the kids to see the blight of America
Clark: Roll 'em up!!

Jeez Google... really?

September 19, 2012 @ 12:36 PM


It's not like reviews each and every of the fifty billion pictures taken by their rolling car. And even if they did, and came across this, what's your plan? Send the drive back for a reshoot?

September 19, 2012 @ 1:09 PM

Mississauga Phil

All I see are a bunch of guys hanging out on the front porch...waht's the big deal??

September 19, 2012 @ 1:52 PM


@ Miss Phil....AK-47 being pointed at you is kinda a big deal.

September 19, 2012 @ 2:17 PM

Mississauga Phil

Did not see the AK in the guys hand until you pointed it out.... the pic is a little blurry. Do these guys get hazard pay??

September 19, 2012 @ 2:21 PM

4x4 Time

I think I saw these guys in Gran Torino...

September 19, 2012 @ 3:07 PM


Waiting for the so-called Rev. Al Sharpton to come out with a statement that Goggle is unfairly targeting the black community.

September 19, 2012 @ 3:31 PM

Ryan G

It is frightening that there are streets in most US cities that you simply cannot walk or drive through, particularly at night.

I suppose it might be the same in certain areas of Toronto, but nothing like the US.

But this photo does remind me of an incident here. I was driving down a downtown side street on a Saturday afternoon when some kid about 20 riding a bicycle horked a giant wad of spit on my windshield.


I stopped the car and got out, yelling at him, but then realized that this scumbag coward most certainly had wingmen waiting in the shadows, so i let it go. Similarly I've heard of other incidents downtown where a kid, maybe the same one, is riding around on a bike spitting on women, white women in particular.

I suspect fuck-wads like this are trying to stir up shit with whitey and send a signal to stay out of their downtown turf or some bullshit like that.

Unfortunately though, I can guarantee if my wife or I got spit on directly, my blood would get up real quick, and things would turn ugly awfully fast.

September 19, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

Mississauga Phil

What's truly scary is if you look in the bottom left corner, there is a toy truck near one of their feet....there are children in this house.....

September 20, 2012 @ 2:09 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It gets worse...

A little girl was found dead in the closet. Here's the story with a video and you'll see it's the same house.

September 20, 2012 @ 2:16 PM


Take a look at the intersection, the street meets up with East Robinwood. If u know the D, u know thats a 'hood. If you want to see real bad, go to West Robinwood just off Woodward and crawl the street. Less than a decade ago this was a nice area.

The Cass area has cleaned up a bit and its now called Midtown.

The birthplace of yours truly

September 20, 2012 @ 5:41 PM


Right. Sure, whatever you say, "Irvine".

September 20, 2012 @ 9:25 PM

Mississauga Phil

Didn't Irv give us a long winded farewell a few months ago....I thought we were done with him....

September 21, 2012 @ 8:10 AM


@Phil - even worse, the person posting under the name "Irvine" came clean and admitted "Irvine" is a fictitious persona only created to antagonize people. The whole Ontario boy who made it big in Alberta, pays more in taxes than most people make in a year, and found Shangri-La in B.C.? Yeah, that's all BS. "Irvine" essentially admitted to being nothing more than a troll who craves attention by posting "rambling" (his word) posts to cause a reaction. Imagine the thought process behind that.

September 21, 2012 @ 8:26 AM

Mississauga Phil

@ Corey - Some people have nothing better to do....

September 21, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

Mike from Lowville

@Corey, see the camera on top of the brick pillar where it meets the porch overhang?

September 21, 2012 @ 3:43 PM


@Mike - missed that til you pointed it out. Grow op, meth lab - something.

September 21, 2012 @ 6:52 PM

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