Today, Tom Tomorrow offers instruction in the social argot of the twentysomethings' weekend hookups: the "Rides of Glory" for "... anyone who took a ride with Uber between 10pm and 4am on a Friday or Saturday night, and then took a second ride from within 1/10th of a mile of the previous nights’ drop-off point 4-6 hours later." All of this information is gleaned from e-mail/text messages to Uber dispatchers. "Ride of Glory" is the 21st century alternative to the "Walk of Shame." If this is (fair & balanced) number-crunching, so be it.
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The Future: It's Uber-Iffic!
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)
[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Daily Kos. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly. Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002. When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001. More recently, Dan Perkins, pen name Tom Tomorrow, was named the winner of the 2013 Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning.]
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