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The latest song-place added is Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds | Place: 9511 Harrison Street, Des Plaines, IllinoisIt seems that the residents of Des Plaines, Illinois, didn’t listen to Simple Minds’ lead singer, Jim Kerr, when he begged and pleaded for people not to forget. Maine North High School, which was opened in 1970, closed down a mere eleven years later in 1981 – a very short lifespan for a public school building. Since that time, the structure has been used as a police station, a lottery payout office, a regional office of the state level EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and a film... [read more]

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The latest comment is posted by Bradley from Long Beach about Garden Grove - Sublime | Place: Garden Grove, CaliforniaThe "finding roaches in the pot" refers to finding a burnt out roach in a bag of fresh weed, which would then cause the entire bag to smell like roaches rather than fresh weed. To add insult to injury when you then smoked this fresh weed it would taste like burnt weed and have a distinct "toasted" flavor that is generally unpleasant. So it is a drug reference. Or it could be referring to cochroaches in pots. Either way works.