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Google Map Shows San Francisco Man Passed Out With His Pants Down

Updated: Feb 08, 2015 23:49
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A reader sent me this link to a google map where a man is passed out, with his pants down, on the sidewalk…you know, as you do in San Francisco. As you can tell by clicking on the link, google has caught on and blurred the image, but the same reader got a screen grab and sent it as well. That my friends is the magnificent photo you see above.

There’s a certain poeticism in the fact that it was Google that caught this image. Considering that Google has more money than god, it is ridiculous that it doesn’t use its resources to help solve the rampant homelessness that exists in its own backyard. Maybe this will be the thing that pushes them in that direction…unfortunately, it probably won’t.

What are the most ridiculous things you’ve seen on Google maps? Leave them in the comments below.

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  1. February 6, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Good times.

  2. Adam
    February 6, 2015 at 5:27 pm
    • Morgan
      July 7, 2015 at 4:28 pm


  3. Jo
    February 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    I see no reason why Google has to help him.

    • John
      February 7, 2015 at 8:59 am

      I can see where you are coming from, but I remind myself that we all have a social responsibly to help others. When something or someone part of a community, a community they benefit from and profit from, giving back and doing good in is implied not just taking. Google has the profit and the power, as well as innovative ideas and technology that could do a lot more then a little non profit in the tenderloin can do. Oprah gave a lot of money to Glide for example and that did a lot of good for them.

      They dont have to do anything. No one does. We can all just sit in our office or in our homes and view it from our screens and go “its not my problem”. Thats not the kind of business, person or attitude I want in my community though.

      • JT
        July 8, 2015 at 12:27 am

        John, I understand where your coming from. Google is this unrecognizable corporation with digital money that seems aloof to the problems of the world around us. As you suggest, they’re in well to do offices completely closed off to the world. But I’d like to point out a few things, maybe in defense of Google. First, Google maps street view, even when showing situations like that mentioned in this article, gives us all a view of the world that we normally wouldn’t see. Ideas like google, facebook, social media, digital communications have and will continue to improve the quality of life for people everywhere. Before Google, situations like this existed.. and there were no blogs to bitch about how difficult the world was. I grew up in the Tenderloin. I assure you, it’s very much a shit hole before Google existed as it is now. What the Tenderloin needs isn’t Google with it’s billions of dollars of charity, although some charity can’t hurt, but maybe what the Tenderloin really needs is for people like us as well as residents of the TL and the city to talk about homelessness. The cause of it, how we treat the mentally ill as well as those with substance abuse problems. We need leaders! And a whole lot of digital technology so that we, as citizens, can continue to have these conversations. Thanks Google for making some of that possible.

        PS: I’m not a paid spokesperson for Google. But if they decide to pay me, that would be so awesome!

  4. Morgan
    July 7, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    Who the hell says its a homeless guy?? I’ve seen plenty of home dwelling drunks laying on the sidewalk before.