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motorized unicycle seen in the wild

I’m pretty sure we’ve written about this design before, but I’m too lazy to check. Seen in the wild today in Grand Central Station. The thing looks to weigh at least 30 pounds and the rider had to lug it up a long staircase before he could use it.

setting up

riding

Bus Rears for Taxi Eyes

About a year ago, I noticed that there was a battle for taxi drivers.
The “yellow” industry posted this “Drive Yellow, Earn Green” ad on the back of a NYCT bus in an attempt to attract drivers.  I then noticed that the whole taxi industry is using this space.

Here are the ads I’ve seen… I find it comical that one form of transit is advertising on the back of their competition.

drive_yellow_earn_green

Drive Yellow, It’s Easier than Ever. Isn’t that racist?

uber-14000

14,000 is a big number! Wait is there some fine print?

gett-1600

1600 is less than 14000 but it’s weekly! I gett it!

via-byhour

Let’s not talk about money.

driveyello

You pay us, and drive. No need to speak English anymore!

uber-nobos

Unemployment has no shifts, no boss and no limits also!

gett-1600-yello

Hey, maybe if we keep the same slogan and change the color, we can attract new drivers.

uber-7000

I liked the 14000 guarantee better.

gett-betterpay

Is a 10% commission a good or bad thing?

uber-zeroperweek

Free Cars! Where do I sign?

uber-rentcar

What happened to the happy white guys in the last ad? Maybe they are not happy anymore.

via-1000

Only 1000, but I the other guy had bigger numbers!

via-guarantee

What is the guarantee? $10/hr?

I’m guessing this battle will continue until the driverless car is introduced.

Update 11/21/16 – I found three more

uber500

$500 Now…where do I sign?

via6500

Can I get the $6,500 plus the $500 sign up bonus from Uber?

uber1500

I’ll take the $6,500/month – it’s a bigger number

$700 When I start? How much when I finish?

Can I get the $700 and a free car?