It felt like an episode of “Candid Camera,” where we were the unwilling victims of a crazy prank. Only this “prank” wasn’t being televised. And Allen Funt was nowhere in sight. It began when my husband decided to save money by booking a parking place near JFK to leave our car while we were on vacation. He found a place we’d never heard of, with the ridiculous price of seven dollars a day. I, of course, was skeptical. “You get what you pay for.”“It’ll be fine,” my spouse said.
“Should we bring an umbrella?” my husband asked, as we packed for our trip to the West Coast. I gave that some thought. We would be visiting friends in Seattle and San Francisco who had told us this was their rainy season. ORLOFF COLUMN: If only that autonomous car would come with its own 'Janet'“OK,” agreed my spouse. “But that’s because whenever we bring an umbrella anywhere, it doesn’t rain, right?”“Of course!” I said.
I had a dream the other night. I was a passenger in an autonomous car. You’ve heard about these I’m sure. The “car of the future,” which literally drives itself. Only it’s not so much in the future anymore. It’s right around the corner, according to car manufacturers. ORLOFF COLUMN: Ditch my jeans after age 53? I don't think so! Anyway, in my dream, the car was driving without a driver. And then, suddenly, a driver appeared. It was Janet, from the NBC show, “The Good Place.” (This is not all that crazy.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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