Lobby Bar – July 25: Skyward Parties, Running the Globe, Homer’s Brain, and Welcome Back Kotter for $100

By Jeremy Del Nero on 25 July 2014
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Many will enter, few will win.  It’s official; the recipients of the GlobeRunner Awards were announced in New York City this week.  Mustbe18yearsoldtoparticipateentrydoesnotguaranteewinningsbatteriesnotincluded.

Turned up.  Jonathan Spira hops on a Virgin Atlantic jet from New York to London.  From the airline’s Clubhouse to the on-board bar Virgin seems to be cementing its reputation as a party airline.  Turn right for the lavatory, left for the emergency exit, and turn down for what(!).

Teleportation station.  The quickest way to get from New York to Vienna and back isn’t on a Dreamliner; it’s at the GlobeRunner Awards Ceremony in New York City.  Industry executives traveled far and wide to accept user-voted awards, while munching on Wiener Schnitzel and absorbing Johann Strauß I’s Radetzky March.

Punny stuff.  Shannon McClatchey visits the House Hotel, Nisantasi in Istanbul, Turkey.  The complimentary Wi-Fi was quick to praise Shannon’s taste in clothing.

D’oh.  Jeremy Del Nero (ciao!) automates his home with SmartThings’ Know and Control Your Home Kit.  The door sensor knows the temperature of the room and can communicate when people come home from work, giving it a slight intellectual edge over Homer Simpson.

Moment of silence.  Tragedy is sweeping the air space – first the Malaysian Air disaster, and now a TransAsia jet crash-landing near the western coast of Taiwan resulting in dozens of casualties.  It pains us to keep reporting these horrible incidents.

Mom, I don’t wanna go to school todaySome regional pilots plan to call in “sick” around Labor Day.  It’s not yet clear, however, whether Horshack’s mother will be sending a note or not.

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