Friday, September 28, 2012

Now you know!

Do you ever watch that show, How Is It Made? It's fascinating. I know how candycanes are made, rubber tires and hundreds of other things I've wondered about. This evening I discovered how something else is made. I got an up close and personal view of how it happens.

We saw a bizzare looking car with a telescoping extension mounted on the roof that reached six feet into the air, maybe more, and on top of the pole there was a round hexagon sort of ball that looked like a scuba helmet/mask with windows all over it, and there were other metal gadgets, antennas, stairs? "What the heck? A crazy artist?"

When the car passed, we saw the words painted across the driver's side: Google Earth Camera Car.

"Hey, come baaaaccccckkk! Let me pose again. At least photoshop my girth out of the picture."

Please don't Google my address; I don't want you to see me like this.

13 comments:

BECKY said...

Oh wow! That is so cool! I've certainly never seen that car anywhere...and I've always wondered when "it" comes around to photo the neighborhood. Kind of spooky, actually!

Val said...

I feel like that "Nobody ever pays ME in gum" guy from the commercial. Google Earth never drives by MY house. Somebody out here would probably take a shot at it.

Sioux said...

Linda--Was Bill with you? He seems to be a magnet for...well, a magnet for the strange.

(You know...birds of a feather flock together. That's why he attracts the weird occurences.)

Susan Sundwall said...

LOL Linda, I'm always on alert for random camera mounted cars, too. And that girth thing - I can so relate.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

How cool is that?!

Papa used to watch that How is it Made show all the time. He found it fascinating and would often hunt us down to share what he had just learned. :)

jabblog said...

Some people are so inventive . . .

Joanne Noragon said...

I've seen the Google car several times in the township. And wondered why someone hasn't had a shot at it.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

He Who is a big fan of that and the History channel. If the Google Earth car drove by here, I would, no doubt, have my bum in the air as I bend over weeding .... displaying my largest body part for all to see.

Bookie said...

How intersting! It is scary what all is happening to privacy, but this is amazing feature of modern living.

Susan said...

Hi Linda....Bookie's right. There's no more privacy. It's just the world we live in. Such is life. Susan

Kim said...

You should have posed, maybe do 'The Thinker'.

Carol said...

I'm with Kim.

Lynn said...

I'm pretty sure they take all the people out, but that'd be funny to see you in there!