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The Zap App

Bam! Thud! Ouch – my bladder!

Clunk! Bam! Ouch – my neck!

Those were the sounds my car and I made as we drove ONE BLOCK on a busy Denver street and hit FIVE POTHOLES!




Sure, they don’t look very big in these pictures, but they are on EVERY block and are going to get bigger, deeper and ouch-ier as our freeze-thaw winter cycle continues.

What if …

You know that NSA agency who has promised not to spy on our phone calls, so now they’ve got all those under-utilized spy eyes?

You know those drones that farmers are already using to monitor single plants and single rows amid huge fields of crops? The same drones Jeff Bezos claims will soon deliver my Amazon orders to my front door?

What if those idle NSA Spy Boys collaborate with our street maintenance crew, and they create the Zap App?

You spot a pothole; zap the Zap App button on your phone; and a drone zooms in overhead to instantaneously shoot a laser dose of hot-mix asphalt goo, followed by a rapid blast of sealant, right into that pothole.

The Zap App – zappin’ potholes before they zap us.

Comments on: "The Zap App" (6)

  1. Hilarious! We’ve got some of those massive buggers here in Chicagoland too. I think you’re on to something. 🙂

    • Yeah, they hurt like hell when you don’t see ’em in time. If I’m the passenger, i lift my feet up like THAT’S gonna make any difference! Thanks for visiting.

  2. Ha! I think the potholes have been particularly bad this year, even in the mild Pacific Northwest. I hate them! :/

    • Yes, I think those dang p’holes will be bad all over the country. Denver doesn’t get as many storms as the mountains, but when we do, the storms come from you so I know when you’ve had “weather”!

  3. Zap App. Great idea…but too bad NSA won’t bite. When I was in the military, I had a Top Secret (Codeword) Security Clearance, and I worked at NSA (yes, I was a spy, no, I don’t have to shoot you now, that statute of limitations has passed, you lucky dog). That’s how I know that NSA really isn’t interested in the size of our bungholes – or our potholes. So, sadly, were stuck with ’em.

    • Wow, I’ve now met a bona fide spy and lived to tell about it. Check that off my bucket list! Thanks for visiting and serving in our military.

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