Startribune.com – The idea seemed ingenious: Delivering 12-packs of beer to the cold, windswept surfaces of popular ice fishing lakes — using a drone.
Lakemaid Beer president Jack Supple brewed up a plan this winter to quench the beer thirst of ice fishers on central Minnesota’s Lake Mille Lacs, with retailers taking orders using GPS coordinates.
He and his colleagues rented a drone, tested the idea on Lake Waconia and then put up a video. Set to cheery music, it featured a six-bladed unmanned craft gliding over fish houses and gently setting a box of Frosty Winter Lager on a snowy lake.
“Our Facebook page went wild because our fans loved the idea,” Supple said. The video went viral.
But before he could launch his lofty new business plan, the government grounded him.
We’ve talked about drones are coming to The Cape on this site and it is well documented that we are against it. Too close to a Terminator movie I said, the machines will turn on us I said… Well I’ll be damned if I didn’t do a complete turnaround on this for a minute there. For a few short moments I saw how these drones could improve the quality of human life ten fold. I saw them as friend not foe. I was ready to welcome the drones to Cape Cod with open arms.
Then of course the Federal Government stepped in and ruined everything. First FEMA jacks up our flood insurance and now the FAA grounds drone beer delivery before it even starts? Does our government have it out for us? What’s next, no dancing?
Do they not realize what beer being delivered by air could do for us as a people? Not having to wait in line with tourists at the Packy. We wouldn’t have to leave our boats to get more beer. Campsites and cookouts that never run out of beer would basically turn Cape Cod into a Utopian society.
Remember my test for whether or not the fun police will come out against something? If it is totally fucking awesome then they will try to stop it. Well drones that deliver beer would be the most totally fucking awesome thing that has ever happened in the entire history of things happening so I guess this was inevitable.
So thanks a lot Uncle Sam, now I’m an average nobody. I get to buy my beer at the store for the rest of my life like a schnook. #capecodproblems
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