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#1 FunnyJohn

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:36 AM

Ok, so maybe it is slightly premature to hail the end of the food truck era, but here's some news about plans for a mini-copter or tacocopter to deliver in the Bay Area:

"According to the bare bones web site, all you have to do is place your order on your iPhone, tap away, and await the TacoCopter."

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 09:40 AM

One can only imagine what will happen when they start to mount ordinance on the machines to take out the competition while delivering the tacos.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:05 AM

Taco Town!

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:52 AM

Ok, so maybe it is slightly premature to hail the end of the food truck era, but here's some news about plans for a mini-copter or tacocopter to deliver in the Bay Area:

"According to the bare bones web site, all you have to do is place your order on your iPhone, tap away, and await the TacoCopter."


Does it knock on your door, and sit out there hovering?

This is about as bizarre as the U.S. Postal Service delivering air mail by stuffing it in a rocket, and blasting it towards its destination. In the Amazing But True category ... it actually happened.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

Is there a tip cannister attached?

Say, do you think I could use their service to drop a taco on the heads of certain candidates for office? Filling of my choice?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:35 PM

The more I think about this the more potential difficulties I am imagining. Need to up-armour the birds, countermeasures, vulnerability to ground fire -- I think these things will end up looking like this.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:46 PM

This strike me as being fraught with peril. What happens when someone gets a taco dropped on them like bird poop, then takes their suit to the dry cleaners and sues them for $8000? B)

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 02:15 PM

I'm assuming they have some way of keeping their fleet from being stolen. Delivery in wealthy neighborhoods only?

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

http://www.huffingto..._n_1375842.html
It ain't going to happen and it shouldn't happen. This is absurd that anyone would take this as a serious attempt at delivering food.

I can imagine the first redneck, sitting on his patio with his shotgun nearby, and an unmanned drone laden with tacos flutters down attempting to land feet from his cooler. He didn't order any tacos. He reaches over, picks up the shotgun, and that is the end of the $100,000 drone that delivered them.

OK, I'm exaggerating. It's not a redneck. It's a secret service agent and someone at the White House ordered tacos because they didn't want Domino's. The drone would still be shot down.

Not a good business plan.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:58 AM

I can imagine the first redneck, sitting on his patio with his shotgun nearby, and an unmanned drone laden with tacos flutters down attempting to land feet from his cooler. He didn't order any tacos. He reaches over, picks up the shotgun, and that is the end of the $100,000 drone that delivered them.

Joe- i'm laughing because last night I caught up with the latest episode of Harry's Law. Harry Corn (Kathy Bates) sees the "neighborhood UFO" hovering over her house one night, and went straight to her shotgun, loaded it up and blasted it to kingdom come.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:58 AM

Now this discussion has me recalling what TACOS actually stand for: Teen Age Commies from Outer Space

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:28 AM

Hoax

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:32 AM

Hoax


Well, that doesn't surprise me, although I was looking forward to tacos falling like manna from the sky.





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