One of the great things about the Internet is that any news event of sufficient size will be parodied to within an inch of its life, and Amazon’s announcement of its Prime Air delivery program was no exception.
Let’s get real, for a moment. The idea of having packages delivered by drone-based air drop is pretty ridiculous, making plenty of fodder for Internet jokesters and comedians.
There’s already a parody Twitter account, @amazondrone, which has been posting such gems as “I hear your concerns, but I assure you, I’m still safer than a Tesla Model S,” and “You didn’t think those Washington Post newspapers were going to deliver themselves, did you?”
One enterprising Twitter user created a design for what could happen in the event a drone missed a package delivery:
“Amazon drones won’t leave those yellow notes on your door,” @amazondrone shot back. “We’re programmed to catapult your order through the window. Answer next time.”
Adding to the ridiculousness, the Taiwanese animators from Tomo News have shown some of the risks of Amazon’s new program, including dueling octocopters and drone-induced decapitation.
Here’s another one that showcases “Amazon Rockets.”
Do you have any favorite bits of drone-related humor? Share them in the comments.