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    I suppose this is the proper forum.

    I was born in a small town called Hope, BC. Before the province upgraded the highways back in 1984 (about) a single lane higway used to pass along one side of town. There used to be a log propped up over the highway as you entered town announcing "GATEWAY TO HOLIDAYLAND" I remember it fondly. It was later moved becuase the other logs supporting it were getting old and unstable. Or maybe it was that it obstructed a new set of traffic lights that had to be put up. I guess it really doesn't matter why but they moved the log up the road a bit so I took a pic when I passed through Hope back in July.



    The reason for such a pic follows. Imagine my surprise when I was playing Burnout 3 on my PS2 when I caught a glimpse of a log sign propped up over the highway on one of the tracks. Silver Lake Southbound or Northbound. As a lark I turned around to check it out. What I saw kept me smiling for hours.



    Electronic Arts has a pretty solid presence in BC so I shouldnt' be to surprised but it still gave me the warm fuzzies.

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    i found my childhood home on Google Earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family Computer View Post
    i found my childhood home on Google Earth
    This is going to sound crazy, but this happened when I bought the Complete Captain N cartoon series on DVD!

    If you ever watched this cartoon as a child and liked it, you can get the whole series for about $30-$40. A great buy indeed.

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    Holiday Land was also the name of the ficitious town that John Rambo goes to war with in the movie version of "First Blood" as well. I know it was filmed up in Canada, but it was supposed to be in the USA, and in the book was in Louisiana. Guess Holiday Land is kind of a popular reoccuring theme.

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    If I was still a skateboarder, I'd be drooling over wanting to grind the hell out of that log.

    seriously....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RASTAN View Post
    Holiday Land was also the name of the ficitious town that John Rambo goes to war with in the movie version of "First Blood" as well. I know it was filmed up in Canada, but it was supposed to be in the USA, and in the book was in Louisiana. Guess Holiday Land is kind of a popular reoccuring theme.
    A large portion of Rambo First Blood was filmed in Hope.

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    I just realized something.... Is it me, or does the price of gas on that sign looks like it says $10.29???

    Glad I'm not driving up there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by briskbc View Post
    A large portion of Rambo First Blood was filmed in Hope.
    My grandmother lived in Hope for a while and my uncle still lives there!

    I found a thrift there and loaded up on a ton of cheap videogame stuff last time i was there. I got like $80 worth of NES and Colecovision stuff for $20. Then I got stopped on the Canadian border since they thought we were smuggling stuff in my overstuffed car.

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