They’re used for surveillance, bombing, dropping off goods, or fun. Drones. And they have a new fan. Martha Stewart?
After receiving a photo taking done for her birthday, she can’t get enough. She noted that she loves taking pictures of landscapes, including her garden, which she says looks like her “Peter Rabbit marzipan embellished Easter cake.”
Inspired by the mental image of Martha Stewart piloting a done, The New Yorker has since published a parody article in her voice. “Martha” tells readers that she keeps “him” (ie. the drone) in her smoke house.
She also notes that Hal from 2001 Space Odyssey “had some winning, button-cute characteristics.” She continues, “Sure, he kills those two astronauts and then whacks the other hibernating crew members in their sleep, but we’ve all had that kind of day.”
Another celebrity who is mentioning death by robot is Kanye West. In a recent deposition, he comments that he is afraid of the paparazzi surveilling on him by flying drones onto his property. Incidentally, the deposition was being held because of a kerfuffle West had with a paparazzo.
West says that paparazzi are bad pilots. He then followed that statement with this: “Wouldn’t you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her? Would it electrocute her?”
Meanwhile, Martha Stewart is holding a droning class for paparazzi.