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Sweet Map Imagines L.A. Metro Train Lines In Super Mario World

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A Chicago-based actor and comedian has been making Super Mario World maps of the rail systems in major metropolitan cities (like in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco)—but now we get our very own in Los Angeles.

In Robert Bacon's Metro map, we see familiar fortress icons marking places like Hollywood, Koreatown and Pasadena, with green and yellow switches at the ends of the Metro lines. There's even a feather that represents LAX (witty!).

Bacon says on his blog, Some Chicago Improvisor, that he was born in Fountain Valley, Calif., but was hesitant on making a Metro map because he thought Angelenos primarily use cars as a mode of transportation and barely ride public transportation. "Then after doing some research and finding out that over 300,000 people use the LA Metro daily, I knew I was wrong," he writes.

You can purchase a poster of this map for $25 here. And click here to view a larger version of the map so you can see its little details.

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The full map in all its glory (Image courtesy of Robert Bacon)
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