Lara Croft Way: The Internet Names a Street

Someday soon, everyone is finally going to realize that if you put a poll on the internet, it is going to be biased towards the culture of the internet.  Until then, we can all rejoice in things like this.

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Back in December, the city of Derby in central England ran an online poll to decide the name of a new road.  Among the eight Derby-related choices was Lara Croft Way, honoring the eternal hero of Tomb Raider.  I think we can all guess what happened next:   

Derby, in case you were wondering, was the location of Core Design, the company that created Lara, which is now no longer in business.

BBC:

Councillor Lucy Care, cabinet member for planning and transportation, said: “The vote really captured the imagination of people from across the world and, despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore.

Here’s to the bewilderment of people not tuned in to online culture!  May it reign as long as Longcat!

(via BBC)


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