Ah, just kidding – IRL, the world has enough GGB shots already.
But here it is, a (surprisingly inexpensive) DJI Phantom 1 buzzing over Frisco:
I’m thinking this is just a phase…
(Uh, yes it is a decorative tower – we can talk about that some time.)
Here it is, via Aviation Week, a drone buzzing the unfinished tower of our already-failed San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s eastern span:
Was this a hobbyist’s drone from back when the new cable-stayed span was still under construction OR was it an authorized drone inspecting recent work? IDK.
Still, a heck of a shot.
Here’s the scene without any arrows pointing things out:
And here are the arrows:
And here are the bros:
Now it could be that bro was just checking out his own pad using his new toy, but man, some people might have been surprised if they saw this drone hovering just outside their windows.
The drone slowly increased altitude to rooftop level and I didn’t stick around to see where it went next.
This is How We Live in 2015…
Of all the insults Bill McKinley has endured over the years, this has got to be the worst.
Don’t say side-boob, don’t say side-boob…
Now if you filled the hula hoop up with something, there’s a chance that could you impart enough momentum to toss it up there.
But if this is just a regular, unaltered hoop, then a drone is prolly what these, these urban thugs used.
And our somewhat corrupt RPD is now droneless, oh no!
I call for a General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper to loiter above the eastern portion of the GGP Panhandle, you know, an armed patrol, to show the tech bros that WE MEAN BUSINESS!
And who are the prime suspects? It’s these two, recently spotted loitering near the monument:
And if not them, then it was this crew.
It’s kind of new, it’s totally for you. It’s the Parrot Quadricopter AR Drone 2.0.
I told you all about this contraption before, but at the time it was only available online. These days, you can head on down to the SoMA Costco (America’s First Urban Costco) and get one for less than $300.
Then, you train your new pet to listen to simple commands from your cell phone (yes, there’s an app for that) and then you’re on your way to a Pulitzer:
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It’s new, it’s you. It’s the Parrot Quadricopter AR Drone 2.0.
Your Android or iOS device, which you already have, can run an app to tell this thing where to go.
Then you can get video like this.
Oh, and they throw in an extra battery for you.
And don’t worry too much about any legal hassles.
Get with the times, people.