Ah, Jesus. I wish you could see this. Light’s coming up. I’ve never seen a painting that captures the beauty of the ocean at a moment like this. I’m gonna make you rich, Bud Fox. Yeah. Rich enough, you can afford a girl like Darien. This is your wake-up call, pal. Go to work.
“Horses of Babylon” by John Pearley Huffman (Car and Driver), Dec. 2014.
The horse’s biggest advantage is subtler than that, however: A horse-drawn is effectively a semi-autonomous vehicle (66).
Having two brains at the controls allows the driver to interact with his customers, face to face; that’s impossible with the eCarriage. A horse just makes it a better tourist experience, even if you’re staring at the back end of it (66).
A fascinating read and a humorous review of an American icon, that has even been featured in The Simpsons, and that will sadly see its last legs, soon , but not because of safety, history, or an improved tourist experience. No, the history of the horse-drawn carriage in New York City will die due to a combination of animal rights but moreso a desire by some greedy people to sell ugly buses and to develop the valuable property under the horse stables. There is little or nothing noble in that.
- Horse-Drawn Carriage
- Horseless eCarriage
As an experiment to explore the degrees of patriarchy and sexism in North American society, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” was an interesting effort. Ten hours were spent recording Manhattan, New York, and its people in situ as a young woman walked its streets behind a camera. However, the video uploaded to YouTube and that has gone viral, gave only 2 minutes out of 600 minutes that were claimed to be recorded, and quite frankly opens itself to a critique of selective bias.