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  • Does anyone else do this?...

    One thing that the inclusion of players home countries flag's on the leaderboards has gotten me to start doing is whenever I log on to the School I look up players and then google their listed town/cities and do some reading on them and also check out whatever available images are provided.

    Now myself I'm an admitted history/geography buff so this holds a particular interest for me,but I invite all players here to maybe give this a try. You will find out some interesting "fun facts" about the hometowns of some of your competitors and be treated to some truly stunning visuals.

    A couple things off the top of my head that I learned and/or interesting places some of our players live:

    A: siim_susi_2b (was ranked around 50ish whence I looked them up in early July) is from Tallinn,Estonia.

    Had heard of Tallinn,but was interested to find that it's ranked among the top 10 digital cities in the world. And as for visuals it's a truly (for me at least) stunning city of Old World architecture (love the abundance of cobblestone streets...) mixed with some modern touches.

    B: We have (at least one) player amongst us (forget their name,sorry,was ranked top 200 mid-july...) from Ushuaia,Argentina...the southernmost city in the world and a jumping off point for many an Antartica cruise.

    C: cdazul A player from villa del mar,Chile. You want to see some really beautiful coast lines matched with a really attractive,well planned cityscape then google villa del mar.

    Just a lot of other peeps from really interesting places as well. For me this is an interesting little "bonus" that the inclusion of the flags on the leaderboard got me to take advantage of. Like I said give it a try and maybe it will be fun for you as well.

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    have you checked out ohura where i live yet? we're now down to 167 ppl. hopefully the mines will reopen and we've got employment again. pretty town though.

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    • #3
      Moxie, I used to do that when they put the cities on a player's table profile, instead of just the country now. Anything that I didn't already know where it is.... was going straight into google.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by bindy67 View Post
        have you checked out ohura where i live yet? we're now down to 167 ppl. hopefully the mines will reopen and we've got employment again. pretty town though.

        Hi bindy.

        Well the link I found had your population at 165 in the 2006 census so maybe things are looking up?

        Does look like nice country though.

        Hmmm at 167 you may be from the smallest town in PSO. Hope all is well with you.

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        • #5
          I used to do it Jwk did, when the old format showed towns... I think I will start doing it againumbup:

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          • #6
            Yeah I used to do it with the towns as well but mainly to make sure I hadn't wandered into the middle of someone's "home game".

            Just something about the immediacy of the nationalism that the flags stirs that piqued my interest on this,I guess. Definitely having fun with it though.

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            • #7
              YOU KNOW WHAT WILL MAKE ALL THOSE PLACES LOOK BETTER ??

              LOOK UP HEMET , CALIF.


              sometimes i laugh so hard tears run down my leg

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Moxie Pip View Post
                Yeah I used to do it with the towns as well but mainly to make sure I hadn't wandered into the middle of someone's "home game". Just something about the immediacy of the nationalism that the flags stirs that piqued my interest on this,I guess. Definitely having fun with it though.
                hey moxie you really need to get out more mate lol as you DEF spending TO MUCH time at your and just to save you 10mins of your life lol dont even bother checking out my town its a shathole and the only thing worth knowing is it's got a brewery umbup: and the beatles sang about it and all its potholes >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z10bP9hl1k umbup:

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by maddogMcglin View Post
                  and the beatles sang about it and all its potholes >>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z10bP9hl1k umbup:
                  As an aside, The Royal Albert Hall reports: Seating Capacity Ordinary Let maximum capacity: 3,929 "Paul McCartney explained what the holes are. They were referring to 4000 screaming girls filling up Albert Hall for a concert. Paul said there were only two dirty references in their songs...this being one and the other is from Penny Lane, "full of fish and finger pies". " Back in the day a street tough's term for girls (and inspired by *******ia.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RedLetterman View Post
                    As an aside, The Royal Albert Hall reports:
                    Seating Capacity

                    Ordinary Let maximum capacity: 3,929

                    "Paul McCartney explained what the holes are. They were referring to 4000 screaming girls filling up Albert Hall for a concert. Paul said there were only two dirty references in their songs...this being one and the other is from Penny Lane, "full of fish and finger pies". "

                    Back in the day a street tough's term for girls (and inspired by *******ia.)
                    i wish there was 4000 girls in blackburn
                    no its potholes as in holes in the roads RED click this link >>>>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Q9D4dcYng then click on show more just under the vid explanation part
                    P.S what is that missing ******* bit?? lol

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                    • #11
                      gen i tal ia

                      I know the song and the history; lennon reading the paper reporting on potholes. just thought i'd add the young englismman's slur for girls to explain the next line

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                      • #12
                        and by the way, anyone who says ringo was a bad drummer never listened closely to this song

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                        • #13
                          I looked up Moxie Pop's listed city, then went to google maps for a closer peek.

                          I was simply HORRIFIED to see Moxie Pop himself, sitting on a bean bag chair on his back porch, wearing jsut his underwear, playing poker while eating cheet-o's!

                          That cured me of excessive curiousity VERY QUICK!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JDean View Post
                            I looked up Moxie Pop's listed city, then went to google maps for a closer peek.

                            I was simply HORRIFIED to see Moxie Pop himself, sitting on a bean bag chair on his back porch, wearing jsut his underwear, playing poker while eating cheet-o's!

                            That cured me of excessive curiousity VERY QUICK!
                            Are you sure you weren't just looking in the mirror?

                            zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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                            • #15


                              Hi Mox ,
                              I can remember last year when I 1st met ya playing and you knew all about my town in Braintree mass .

                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Braintree,_Massachusetts

                              hugs and hope to see ya soon . I will be able to chat w ya the next time u visit the Penthouse hehe

                              Mary Nitro Kitty

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