Wednesday, January 9, 2008
New Thing #290: Cab-levision
I rarely take cabs anymore, now that I live far enough uptown that I can't convince myself that my apartment is "centrally located." But since I was at work for twelve hours tonight and not in the mood to deal with the subway, I took one home. My, how things have changed in the last 10 months! Cabs have TVs now! Somebody had the bright idea to rip off the JetBlue telly-on-the-back-of-the-seat idea and put it in a cab. So I watched TV in a cab! I was less interested in the NBC bits with Roker and Leno (sorry, Roker; not so sorry, Leno) and the ads than in the map, also ripped off from JetBlue. Instead of watching a little plane tick its way across the country, I watched little blue dots hop across midtown and up the West Side Highway, while Leno said something funny about stuff.