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Seems like everyone is jumping on the “lets do Jack Ryan stuff” now:

This was neither good nor bad content.  Is it paid?  I don’t know, but Nukazooka has 1.7M subscribers so it might be.  Even if they aren’t getting paid for it, I’m sure the searches for “Jack Ryan” are at an all time high right now so it would generate some views and some subs I suppose.  Seems like they are trying to be Freddiew / Corridor digital… but just not quite accomplishing that to the same degree.

4:48 – Oh nm, he confirms it was sponsored by Amazon.  If you haven’t seen the Jack Ryan trailer (meh), I posted it here.

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The future is pretty cool, but also strange:

They were testing some Amazon related drone stuff up in British Columbia in the summer.  Apparently the drone rules aren’t as strict as they are in the US.

There are obviously a load of issues with drone delivery, which you can probably imagine yourself.  One of the most interesting issues I think is the fact that if (when) something such as drone delivery is made legal, Amazon likely won’t be the only company doing it so there will be hundreds or thousands of drones buzzing through the air at any given time in a busy area.  That would be not only annoying, but also potentially dangerous if it had issues and crashed.  Yea I know that’s not happening daily now with airplanes, but I just can’t see the same type of strict air traffic control working when dealing with the drone business model.

You can currently order most of my products off Amazon (see the links on each page).  You’re not going to be getting the 20% off though if you spend over $40.

Jeremy Clarkson apparently is going to be doing a new car related series for Amazon Prime (along with James May and Richard Hammond).  Sounds potentially awesome.

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Similiar to what “Amazon Prime Now” is offering in Manhattan:

$7.99 for that one hour option… 2 hour delivery is free!  Wow what a time we live in.  I get it though… you have a hot date Tinder date who didn’t specify “No hookups” so you need some fresh ENDO Apparel.  You can hit up the Amazon links and Prime Now supposedly have it to you within the hour.  Sounds pretty awesome to me.   If you don’t have a date, you could always get a new blu-ray and some cheetos delivered.

What if Brownells or Midway had 1 hour delivery?  Would it increase your impulse purchases?  What if you could hypothetically buy a gun online and have it delivered right to your door?  Would that be dangerous to your wallet?

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About making $100M by importing cocaine and flipping it on the streets:

AK without a stock, M&P Bodyguard .380, a Mossberg pump shotgun with picatinny rails on the forend, some sort of little revolver at the end.

As usual the rhymes are extremely complex, and have many levels to them.

Stitches-RapperI bet Amazon and FedEx are so thrilled they got product placement for free!  Something tells me Stitches will get blessed with free Amazon Prime for life for this one.  Jeff Bezos is probably in the process of getting his people to set up a lunch date with Stitches to talk cocaine market expansion, and how the Amazon business model, warehousing, and drop shipping could help his business in both foreign and domestic markets, and increase customer retention / streamline customer acquisition.

2:54 – DAT TRIGGER DISCIPLINE THO.  Nice to see… safety first boys.

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Saw this on one of my Amazon t-shirt pages:

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Oh god no… Please tell me the majority of you guys aren’t paring ENDO Apparel t-shirts with Levi’s jeans, Adidas cross-trainers, and NOTCH HATS?!  My eletist clothing attitude can somewhat forgive the dad jeans and the Adidas… but the Notch hat is unforgivable; I don’t care how high speed the sunglasses you’re wearing are. ;)

Are you guys wearing shark jump life helmet backpacks and rocking tactical arm tape as well?  Spin your Lupus flashlight gizmo, activate the light, aim it at your keyboard and let me know what’s up.

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Well… one guy did accidentally:

D.C. hipster Seth Horvitz says he ordered a flat-screen television from a third party through Amazon.com. He received a package that was left in the hallway outside of his Northeast D.C. apartment Tuesday, but instead of a television, he found a black semi-automatic rifle inside the box.

*GASP*  And reporter Paul Wagner spent the day “investigating”!

Full Story – HERE

What is a hipster to do? I’ll tell you what he does.. he “FLIPS OUT!” as he says in the video.  I’m pretty the main reason he didn’t just pretend like nothing happened and keep the rifle is because Sig Sauer is sooooooo mainstream.

It was a mistake, no one died. Get to the root of the problem quickly, make sure it doesn’t happen again and everyone can move on with their lives.  Despite the fact they mention Amazon.com over and over, the exchange of money was only taken care of by Amazon, and they had nothing to do with the TV/rifle mix-up.

I’m just surprised the hipster wasn’t thrown in jail, seeing as this happened in D.C. and all.

Statement from Caroline Brewer, Spokesperson for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence:

Clearly, it’s a dangerous situation in America when assault weapons are so prevalent and can so easily end up in the wrong hands, especially given that the rifle was left on the doorstep. Thank goodness, Mr. Horvitz and his wife alerted the Metropolitan police right away. This mishap could have led to another tragedy.

LOL Brady Campaign… their statements are so predictably hilarious.  It’s sure lucky the hipster and his wife did alert the police so quickly because those assault rifles get antsy when they are in their boxes too long, and when they get antsy they start killin things!

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Hat tip: Scott, Art, Keith

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