Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Do you have a serious case of white flight? There's an app for that. No. I'm seriously. There's no an application for your white flight!
Google Maps helps you plan a travel route according to your preferences. You can choose to drive highways or back roads, toll roads or a scenic route. But now with Safe Router by SpotCrime - v1.0 you can plan your route by means of the most important feature of all, your safety. If you're driving in an unfamiliar area, wouldn't you like to know your route is taking you the safest way possible? Through areas of low crime? Take a Safe Route to your next destination.

I have to give them bonus points for Baltimore as the demo city on the cover there. Have they not seen The Wire? Could they pick a more wrong city to go through? You might as well avoid the whole area!

Attention white people! Do not wander away from the inner harbor! There, I just saved you some money on this application. But then again, it's the early part of December, so maybe this is a great gift idea for one of those white friends who hangs around so they can say they're not racist.

I'm just not sure how this is really all that useful. I mean, you're in a car. If there's one thing you are never, when you're in a car, is both LOST and IN TROUBLE. If you see trouble coming, guess what you can do? Drive the fuck far away from there and really fast. You're in a moving weapon. As for lost, I guess I just don't get the idea of this stuff or tomtom. I really don't get lost. You drive in whatever direction you think is North and you'll eventually hit a road you'll be familiar with.

Especially in Los Angeles. You see Mountains? You drive to them and eventually you get to a freeway. It's just a matter of how much gas you're willing to spend to get found. Or at what point you're going to give up and ask a gas station attendant for directions.

Right now I'm getting lost on a little mini "get away from L.A." weekend. So I'll leave you with this for now. Just make sure you have some really expensive equipment when driving through one of those bad areas.

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