Weird Al Hustles HeliQuads

Weird Al, the purveyor of all things weird and Al’ish, the same man who has parodied songs by everyone from Micheal Jackson to Miley Cyrus, has taken to selling drones.  He appears in a Christmas 2014 ad for RadioShack selling a line of quadcopters created by Interative Toys.  A female customer walks in and requests a HeliQuad (an ultra-basic entry level drone) and Weird Al kicks into action.  By the end of the commercial his pet drone lands on his “gloven” wrist à la a falconer.

At the time of this writing, RadioShack has 9 drones for sale and assuming they are miraculously able to stay in business, I would expect them to grow that offering.

Check out the intentionally borderline annoying performance here:



Martha Stewart Digs Drones

Looks like even Martha Stewart is jumping on this one-way drone train. After having her farm photographed by a DJI Phantom, Martha tweeted that she “ loves the possibilities and opportunities drones offer” and asked followers what they thought about the future of drones. See the tweets here:

All photos were taken by a member of Martha’s security detail. With this kind of fun at work, he has no reason to say he ain’t gonna work on Martha’s farm no more [Bob Dylan reference with a slight twist, for the >90% of you who missed it].

She also wrote about the experience in her blog:   Check out the 31 images in all their aerial glory, with certainly no shortage of donkey paddocks, peony gardens, and clematis pergolas. Ohhhhh Martha.

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