Lobby Bar – October 24: Talking with Strangers, Unhappy Campers, and Forsaken Bodies of Water

By Jeremy Del Nero on 24 October 2014
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The Lobby Bar – A Slightly Better-Than-Average Summary of FBT News and Views

Guys? It’s me, Bond. Jeremy Del Nero (that’s me!) dons a Moto 360 smartwatch in an attempt to become James Bond. While I can now shoot lasers out of my left wrist, I seem to be missing out on the hordes of women who should be throwing themselves at me.

Swapperoo. Paul Riegler goes on a Safari with Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite Sam. Handoff, a new feature that lets you trade iPhones with a stranger, has some people up in arms, but we’ve only had good experiences thus far.

Ying and Yang. Robert Waldner hop-skips to upstate New York to enjoy a nice pleasant weekend in Lake Placid. Next weekend, we ditch the tequila sunrises and poetry books for a more intense and rigorous weekend in Lake Enraged, just south of Hell, Michigan.

Unredeemable. We know that 98% of you are members of a frequent flyer program, but that doesn’t mean you’re all happy campers. Tell us of your biggest peeves regarding award redemption, such as the inability to redeem your Global Air Okay Miles for anything but goldfish (both edible and pet versions available for 30,000 miles – please wait to be connected to our call center in Cambodia for redemption).

Not meant to be. Hertz and United Airlines have decided to be exclusive. Sorry, Delta… that’s gotta hurtz.

We gonna find ya. Despite those compellingly cute ads in the subway, New York officials have decided to crack down on illegal Airbnb setups in the city. Mayor DeBlasio quoted Internet celebrity Antoine Dodson, saying that police will be “climbing in your window and snatching your guests up.”

Reliving 2:00 A.M. Speaking of time traveling, Europeans are invited to take an exclusive trip into the past this Sunday. Don’t get too excited; you’re not joining Jesse for his trip to the Roaring Twenties – you just get to set your clocks back an hour.

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