Lobby Bar: Stolen Planes, Kangaroos on the Dance Floor, and ‘I’ll Take Disgruntled Star Wars Robots for $200, Alex!’

By Anna Breuer on 17 August 2018
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Lobby Bar – What Happens in Lobby Bar Stays in Lobby Bar

Who got the keys? The theft of a commercial jet in Seattle had numerous media outlets wondering how the airline employee who stole the plane was able to get the key. Okay, people, listen up: airliners don’t require keys.

But are there any kangaroos there? Vienna, the capital of Austria, was named the world’s “most liveable” city by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The city of waltzes and coffee houses edged out Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, although, as a spokesman for Melbourne pointed out, despite the similarity in country names, Austria does not have any leaping marsupials with pouches for their young.

Any color for $19.95.  Jonathan Spira reviewed Infiniti’s Q50 Red Edition sports sedan, which somewhat confusingly arrived at our offices in Pure White. Jonathan quickly rectified the mistake with a trip to Earl Scheib. A few hours and paintbrush strokes later, the problem had been solved.

Plug me in. Power went out Wednesday night at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. This provided good fodder for late night television talk show hosts including Paul Riegler, who quipped to his audience that “many Beltway insiders saw the darkness as a harbinger of things to come.”

May the force be with you. T-Mobile USA announced it was getting rid of robotized customer service but it apparently failed to consult with the robots union about impending layoffs. As a result, customers are being confronted with the odd situation, when walking into a T-Mobile store, of seeing R2-D2 and 3-CPO picketing the establishment.

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