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October 3, 2006 8:58 AM   Subscribe

On The Road meets google maps, thanks to littourature. [link via bookslut]
posted by drezdn (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Anyone got a link to the annotated map in the tiny screenshot on that blog? I'd love to see the entire route but don't see it linked on the blog.
posted by mathowie at 9:17 AM on October 3, 2006


The mashup was on geocities-hosted site, now toasted, linked from here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:40 AM on October 3, 2006


"The GeoCities web site you were trying to view has temporarily exceeded its data transfer limit."
posted by terrapin at 9:45 AM on October 3, 2006


Poop, monju -- I was going to get my brownnosing points by posting the direct link I'd found using my black-belt google-fu. Really, the link is more about this one guy's research and personal reflections on the trip along with some horrific screenshots (I mean, dang, all that gook can be turned off in the browser, ya know?)
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:45 AM on October 3, 2006


Also, to correct:
[Sacramento's] heat in the summer, often triple digits, means that there are few venturing outdoors...
Is patently untrue. We stick to the shade, light clothing, hats, sunblock, move quite slowly and generally prosper. It helps that we've got two rivers and copious amounts of swimming pools. This weekend when the weather was mid-60s and overcast we had less fools on the street than during our last heat wave.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 9:51 AM on October 3, 2006


That was from the link of the link that monju provided, not the blogspot link in the FPP.
posted by terrapin at 9:54 AM on October 3, 2006


Anyhow, Jack and Co. didn't see that much of the country, looking at it that way, did they? Pretty much straight shots between New York to San Francisco, with layovers down in Denver and here and there. My own On-the-Road-inspired wanderings years ago took me to about 30 of the 48 states.
posted by beagle at 9:55 AM on October 3, 2006


Jack was too damn drunk/hungover to visit 30 states.

"Hey, Jack, stand next to that giant ball of twine, will ya? C'mon, let me get a picture."

*Jack hurls empty sherry bottle, snarls*

*stumbles to his knees, vomits*

*sleeps for twenty hours straight, wakes up and writes a masterpiece.*
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 10:24 AM on October 3, 2006


Not to mention all the "tea" they smoked, Fuzzy Monster.
posted by Eekacat at 11:47 AM on October 3, 2006


Pretty much straight shots between New York to San Francisco, with layovers down in Denver and here and there.

That was my impression, too... disappointed me a bit after reading the book.
posted by hodyoaten at 12:13 PM on October 3, 2006


Wasn't there a trip down to mexico at some point? And I distinctly remember him driving through MD on 301, because that was the road that I lived on at the time I was reading it.
posted by empath at 1:07 PM on October 3, 2006


I want to see Twain's Roughing It mapped this way.
posted by LambChop at 11:59 AM on October 8, 2006


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