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Lobby Bar – September 14: Carpool Karaoke with the Beatles, Power Pokémon, and ‘I’ll Take Thurston Howell III for $500, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: Making Travel News Great Again
Gilligan! Jonathan Spira and a guest took a three-hour tour of City Island and ended up chartering a boat from Jack’s Bait & Tackle, skippered by a familiar looking character with a black skipper’s cap who went by the name of Jonas Grumby. They haven’t been heard from since.
No soup for you! Tired of serving as a punching bag for irate customers, customer service reps …

Lobby Bar – September 7: Theo in the House, Send in the Clowns and ‘I’ll Take Leonardo DiCaprio for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar: An Alliterative Alliance of Fact and Fiction
Falling light zone. Theatergoers at a recent performance, at the National Yiddish Theatre, of “Fiddler on the Roof” honoring the late and prolific actor Theodore Bikel – who played the role of Tevye more times than any other performer – were surprised when, in the middle of the performance, a few familiar organ chords were heard and an unnoticed but very large chandelier …

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

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 …

Lobby Bar: Horse Manure, Underage Workers, Rogue Engineers, and ‘I’ll Take German Sex Toys for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – Fantastically Phantasmagorical
Duff your hat. Drivers and passengers alike were puzzled by new legislation in the Big Apple requiring Uber and Lyft drivers to wear caps. “It’s a return to civility, just like we had in the horse-and-buggy era,” said the city’s oldest resident, Mabel Clarence, who at 128, has a clear recollection of the transition from horse-drawn Hansom cabs to early electric- and gasoline-powered taxicabs in New …

Lobby Bar: Early Retirement, Jaws, Sierra Madre, and ‘I’ll Take Broadway Shows for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – It May Not Be Much, But It’s Ours
Shark Week. Smartphones are ruining vacations for many people as colleagues and customers now expect 24×7 availability. Since turning them off really isn’t an option, our experts came up with a list of “things you can do with your smartphone on vacation” including 1.) Feed it to a shark, 2.) Let a monkey take selfies with it, and 3.) Leave …

Lobby Bar – July 20: Rachel and Ross, Schadenfreude, HAL, and ‘I’ll Take New Airlines for $200, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – Making Travel News Great Again
We don’t need no stinkin’ airline. Serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is at it again, this time starting yet another new airline in the United States. There’s only one problem: In order to start operations, the existing carriers have to vote one of its own off the island.
Paging Gary Coleman. “Avenue Q,” the brilliant slacker musical, is celebrating 15 years by inviting original …

Lobby Bar – July 13: Space Odysseys, Gabor Sisters Camping, and ‘I’ll Take Stolen Vehicles for $100, Alex!’

Lobby Bar – It’s the Real Thing, Maybe.
Open the pod bay doors, HAL. InterContinental is adding artificial intelligence to some rooms at its hotels in China, giving guests the ability to push the limits of what they can do in their rooms simply by speaking a command. Although unrelated to the new technology, one recent guest by the name of Dave reported on social media that the system is refusing …