You’ve heard about Amazon drones, the Seattle-based e-tail giant’s new idea to use drones to deliver packages on the same day to customers, particularly those in “densely populated” urban areas? The way it works is like this: you order something from Amazon. You want it the same day. Your order is placed in a tupperware container which then gets sent to something resembling the checkout line at Acme where a model “octocopter”(the kind your 5th grader got for Christmas last year) swoops it into the air and seamlessly delivers it to your door.
Really, this is how it will work. And in only a few years. Assuming FAA approval of course. And assuming that we’re all insane.
Kai the Homeless Hitchhiker Cult Hero, who became famous for hitting a guy in a head with a hatchet, has now been indicted for the murder of a 74-year-old New Jersey lawyer, who reportedly died of blunt force trauma in the head.
The smartest show on the radio right now is WNYC’s On the Media, and OTM’s smart people have launched a smart podcast called TLDR. The show—or at least, their blog—earned my affection when producer PJ Vogt introduced me to the seemingly universally loathed 40 Days of Dating in a sharply witted post on the superficial passion project of those two annoying but still hot Manhattanites. It also introduced me to the charm of TLDR: It’s short, but not reductive; analytical without feeling parasitic of other’s reporting.
Newly-minted Flyers head coach Craig Berube didn’t take kindly to a question by Inquirer columnist Mike Sielski, and the aftermath is pretty amusing (video after the jump). Asked whether he would punish Jay Rosehill for a four-minute penalty, Berube told him to “get lost,” asking him if he thought a “spanking” was appropriate. And then came the dismissive hand-wave. Oh, the hand-wave, captured in slow-mo below.
This week, we roll out a completely redesigned phillymag.com–the product of lots of thinking, lots of conversations, and lots of hard work by a lot of different people. I’m a believer in letting things like redesigns speak for themselves, but I wanted to point out a few of the changes we’ve made (and our reasons for making them): Read more »
It’s not just insta-punditry. There are several goddamn Change.org petitions already. To me, the greater tragedy seems that we have to endure yet another Superhero movie. But if you feel bad for poor Ben, don’t worry: He got the last laugh–when he called this whole flare-up twelve years ago.