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I love Australia.

I lived there for a while and I have to say, it is spectacular. It has wonderful terrain, from the Barrier Reef to Ayers Rock. It has great art & culture. It also is filled with great people.

Great people who drink.

Way… way… too much.

From the Mail Online:

A man who fell asleep in a drunken stupor on the grass outside his home was horrified to find his embarrassment posted on the internet.

He had been drowning his sorrows over the death of a friend and collapsed after climbing out of a taxi.

As he slept off his excesses, a car-mounted video camera passed by to record pictures of the street for Google’s StreetView website.

Within days a photographic record of the neighbourhood and its unusual presence was available for worldwide viewing.

The new Google service has been at the centre of controversy over claims it represents a breach of privacy.

But the latest victim, who gave his name only as ‘Bill’, is not planning an official complaint.

‘I’m not too happy about it’ said Bill.

‘I mean, I wouldn’t have been there in the state that I was in, but I wasn’t really thinking there would be someone driving by with a video camera on the roof filming me, either,’ Bill, 36, said from northern Australia, where he is working with a fishing company.

‘What do you do when you lose a mate like that?’ he said of his pal, with whom he had been planning a motorbike holiday around the island of Tasmania.

‘I know what he would have done if I left – he would have partied, too. That’s what I would’ve wanted him to do so that’s what I did with some friends.’

Bill said he accepted he could not expect to have complete privacy in a public street, but he questioned whether his embarrassing moment should be broadcast over the internet.

Since Bill’s case became known to Google Australia, his embarrassing sleep-in has been removed from the site.

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One Comment

  1. Dil-dooooohhhhhh….


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