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A Wayz Man Once Said

Tales For The Road
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Been on a guided tour? Hopefully not on a bus, but a more private affair with a knowledgeable guide that is chatting as you drive or walk along?

Idea here is to integrate user recorded segments into car navigation system so they can provide commentary (presumably with trust and review levels) as you drive

theircompetitor, Sep 22 2020

Car sat nav "tour guide" mode Car_20sat_20nav_20_...r_20guide_22_20mode
[hippo, Sep 22 2020]

D-day - le Choc ("The Impact" in proper words). https://www.bayeuxm...battle-of-normandy/
The staff seem to lack a sense of humour, no doubt because they're french. [8th of 7, Sep 22 2020]

Gettysburg Driving Tour App https://destination...sburg-driving-tour/
[tatterdemalion, Sep 23 2020]

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       // a more private affair with a knowledgeable guide that is chatting as you drive or walk along? //   

       Been on one ? We've given them. Sometimes impromptu. Battlefields, military museums, castles, forts, aircraft museums, railway museums ...   

       But the audience always seems to very quickly acquire a strange, hunted expression, and seek for a route of escape from the deluge of detailed information, gripped by the horrible certainty that they are going to be Asked Questions Later.   

       A notable visit was to "Le Choc", the museum in Bayeux for the Normandy Landings ... the staff were less than pleased as we strolled from cabinet to cabinet, expounding gleefully on the contents thereof to a comet-tail of possibly interested visitors who had all suddenly realised that they didn't after all have to pay 12 Euro for the glossy booklet to find out what every exhibit was, and why it was displayed, and its importance, and the equipment that preceded and superseded it, and who designed it, and where it was manufactured, and the units that used it ...   

       And then suddenly it was closing time. How time flies.
8th of 7, Sep 22 2020
  

       This is friggin brilliant enough to bun both this and the earlier version.   

       Might be a bit grating traveling through Oklahoma though. "Corn, corn, corn, corn, corn, wheat, wheat, wheat, cow, cow, cow, this water tower was originally put up in 1976 but updated twice since then in 1993 and 2015 by the Nadler Water Tower company of Omaha Neb... corn, corn, corn..."
doctorremulac3, Sep 22 2020
  

       //But the audience always seems to very quickly acquire a strange, hunted expression, and seek for a route of escape from the deluge of detailed information, gripped by the horrible certainty that they are going to be Asked Questions Later.//   

       Nice.   

       //Might be a bit grating travelling through Oklahoma though.//   

       Agreed, (other than the spelling of 'traveling'),
Canadian prairies are like that too. You can watch your dog run away for like five days in Saskatchewan...
  

       // a bit grating travelling through Oklahoma //   

       You can always use the time practicing for being dead. It's exactly the same.   

       Well, maybe death is a bit more interesting.   

       // Saskatchewan //   

       "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... G"

"Grain elevator"

"OK, your turn."
  

       (five minutes pass)   

       "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... F"

"Farmhouse"

"Yup"
  

       (six minutes pass)   

       "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... W"

"Wheat"

"Uhhuh"
  

       (eleven minutes pass)   

       "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... F"

"Farmhouse"

"Correct"

  

       (eight minutes pass)   

       "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... G"

"Grain elevator"

"Got it."
  

       (one minute passes)   

       "We should have flown"   

       "Yes, we should."   

       (nine minutes pass)   

       "I spy with my little eye something beginning with ... F"

"Farmhouse"

"Spot on"
  

       // Saskatchewan //   

       See also Manitoba, Alberta, Hell ...
8th of 7, Sep 22 2020
  

       //Saskatchewan// Ackshully, it's   

       "I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with 'R' "
"The ROCKIES !!!!!!"
"Right!"
  

       5 days later...   

       "I spy, with my ..."
"yeah, frickin' mountain range taking up the entire horizon... we know... we're not actually moving, are we ; aren't there any hills ?"
  

       "Okay then, I spy, with my..."
"Umm, wheat ?"
"You've played this game, before."
  

       //Alberta// sub in "oil fields" for "wheat". One of the two largest cities is the provincial capital, but neither admit to it.   

       //Manitoba// Bit of a mystery there : there's three cities : Winnipeg, which economy relies on royalties from YouTube vids of thrown buckets of water turning into snow, midflight ; Churchill, ridiculously cold, plus polar bears ; and Brandon, where something happened, important enough to make the history books, except it never made the history books and nobody can remember.
FlyingToaster, Sep 22 2020
  

       <makes hand wavy gestures>
You don't want to know...
  

       Gettysburg has a "driving tour app" that runs on your Android Auto or Apple Carplay. It uses GPS to give you driving directions in the park, and plays appropriate audio and video clips as you arrive at significant locations. I'm sure several places use similar setups.   

       I feel like this is different from the idea but I'm not sure how.
tatterdemalion, Sep 23 2020
  

       Ah, Gettysburg .... fascinating place. We know an awful lot about Gettysburg. Yet after just a few minutes our audience had mysteriously evaporated ...
8th of 7, Sep 23 2020
  

       I like this. I would listen to this. I definitely agree with this...//Might be a bit grating traveling through Oklahoma though.//
blissmiss, Sep 24 2020
  

       <winds down window> I spy with one of my other little eyes something beginning with S ..
<guess> No...<guess> No.. <guess> No, give up
Yip!
  

       SiIage.
wjt, Sep 26 2020
  
      
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