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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:08 PM
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Look at the map of the mall in my town... (Edited to add the story behind it)
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 10:17 PM by hopein08


Do you see what the outline is? :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

So far, you are all (except for the Power Ranger thing, LOL!) entirely correct.

Here's the story...

My town (okay, I'll tell you, it is Erie, PA) was rumored to be the meeting point between the Youngstown, Buffalo & Pittsburgh mafias. Apparently, they all decided they needed a good meeting place so they built a mall shaped like a gun over some secret meeting rooms in the basement!!!
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qnr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:09 PM
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1. that /had/ to be deliberate :) n/t
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:10 PM
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2. It looks like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger to me, but what do I know?
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:10 PM
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3. A gun.
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:13 PM
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5. Very good, mutley_r_us!!!
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:35 AM
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10. Thanks.
;)
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:10 PM
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4. I'm pretty sure
...that's Han Solo's blaster. :D
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:14 PM
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6. Why, Han Solo's blaster looks like a Mauser model
with some junk stuck on to it.
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:20 PM
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7. Fancy that
You're that one in the theater that yells, "You can TOTALLY see the wires!!" aren't you? :D
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 11:07 PM
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9. I like seeing the wires!
I'm actually the guy who thinks stop motion was the aesthetic apex of special effects technology. But I had that particular model gun when I was a lad, which is the only reason I recognized it and opened my big mouth! (Any other gun and it would have looked just like a blaster to me, but I had to be a know-it-all...)
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:39 PM
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8. Then I guess we're the meeting point for the Greenville, Charleston & Augusta mobs

I think more likely it just was what fit the available real estate, but I gotta admit, your story's a lot more fun.
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:09 PM
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12. This is weird...
I wonder how many malls across America are shaped like guns.

You're probably right about the available real estate! But, on the other hand, my dad remembers when our mall was built and he says that it was built on completely vacant woods and farmlands.
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:12 AM
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11. The main mall in our town is shaped like a machine gun!


Cool!
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hopein08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:13 PM
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13. Very cool! Any mafia activity in your area when it was built? n/t
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:29 PM
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14. Naah
It's one of those malls that was added to bit by bit over the years. It actually started as two malls that grew together.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-25-06 09:37 PM
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15. Looks like a bird's eye view of some guy straddling...
What, you think it looks like a gun or something? :shrug:

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