The Jail Hotel in Sweden


We’re still working on the armored car option so that we can drop you off in the appropriate style.

Cons:

  • Elevators are non-existent, so you may want to stick to the lower floors if you’re worried about the stairs.

Pros:

  • No prison bullies.
  • Hotel guests have free entrance to the disco.
  • … That’s right, we said “disco.”
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How to use our app ‘Ride in Style’


Describes how to use Pinpoint Pickup’s mobile app, ‘Ride in Style,’ to summon a sedan to get you where you want to go, when you want to go.

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Field Report – Expansion to NYC

On a test a ride from a diner in Queens to the financial district in lower Manhattan, we had a tight schedule upon arrival, so I was already quite nervous when my driver showed up 10 minutes late. That was only strike one, though.

Instead of the black sedan I expected I got a 20-foot stretch limousine. Personally, I’m not big on stretches unless I’m engaging in some sort of debauchery. At minimum I want my favorite girl within arms reach, a cluster of friends sampling martinis, and maybe a live tiger in the trunk. By myself in a stretch limousine, I get a little lonely.

Tigers clearly belong on scifi beaches rather than in limo trunks.

Now this particular stretch had likely been built in the early nineties, and was probably last serviced not much after that. It swayed, it rattled, it bounced, and it had cracks in the interior plastic that I could stick my finger in (but didn’t, for fear of contracting Hepatitis).

The final nail in the coffin was the biggest: At some point we pulled off a perfectly good freeway to take a detour around what must be one of the scarier parts of Queens (at least I hope it is, for the sake of the people that live in other parts of Queens). For a good five minutes, all I saw was boarded-up windows, abandoned warehouses, and not another soul except me and my driver. It reminded me a little bit of our earlier Dave Chapelle post about being abandoned in a limousine in the middle of the ghetto. I decided to inconspicuously use my phone to email my current location to a friend, and I turned on Google Latitude so it would broadcast where I am for as long as possible. I think that from now on, I’ll always do that when I take a test ride. Techno-wizardry to the rescue!

For my trouble I was forced to pay in cash after having already read my credit card number during the phone booking. I did not get mugged … technically … and I got to my destination just barely in time, so things certainly could have been worse. Needless to say, though, we won’t be considering this particular company for our New York expansion project.

Stay tuned for that launch. We promise to present only cars that you would feel safe putting your grandmother (or your prized tiger) into.

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How to score free drinks…the classy way

Step 1) Memorize these instructions.

Step 2) Ask, “If i open your bottle with this piece of string, can I have a cup?”

Step 3) Profit! Use what you would have spent on a $100 bottle of wine on a town car for a fraction of the price.

Thanks Instructables.com for the great photo and instructions!

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BlackBerry Town Car and Limo App is Now Live

Since our Blackberry App ‘Ride in Style’ went Beta, we’ve been making major improvements in both stability and user-friendliness. Now we’re excited to announce that the full version is officially live!

Major improvements include:

  • Showing you the pickup and destination addresses in a much clearer way.
  • More intuitive search capabilities.
  • Purging all the weird little bugs.

You can get it from BlackBerry App World, or directly from our website.

Ride in Style runs on all versions of BlackBerry that run BlackBerry OS 5.0 and up. That includes the 9000 (Bold), 9630 (Tour), 9650 (Bold), 9700 (Bold 2), 9100 (Pearl 3G), 9300 (Curve 3G), 9670 (Style), 9780 (Bold), 8520 (Curve 2), 8530 (Curve 2), 9800 (Torch), 9530 (Storm 2), and 9550 (Storm 2). On T-Mobile, that also includes the 8900 (Curve). If your model is not on this list, you might be able to upgrade your device through the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

Please click here try the full version, and let us know what you think!

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Your husband may stop loving you, but we won’t

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From Seattle to LA to New York – Find a great night club

This is a luxurious go-to website for entertainment, electronics, adventures and more.

What’s great about this site is it’s fast and easy to navigate. When you find a savvy club, it includes the name, address, phone number, and a description of the place all on one page.

Try it here: http://www.luxurylifestyle.com/listings/entertainment/index.cfm

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This MEANS something

For those of you whose folks did not pull you aside to explain the birds, bees, and highway numbers, here are the facts:

  • Odd numbered routes run north-south
  • Even numbered routes run east-west
  • The “I” highways are part of a network called “I’m Watching You.*” It was started after WW2 to make sure that there were good roads connecting all major cities

*And by that we mean the “Eisenhower Interstate System.”

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Have an Android? ‘Ride in Style’ is now live!

As requested by many of you, our Android App ‘Ride in Style’ is available to download in Beta. Wahoo!

This app works for all versions of Android 1.6 and up. This includes the most popular phones, including  the G1, the Nexus One, the Nexus S, the Droid, the Droid 2, and the Droid X.

Visit http://m.pinpointpickup.com with your Android to download it now, or search the Android Market for “Ride in Style” by Pinpoint Pickup.

Note that this is a beta release, which means it may have a few cute quirks known as “errors.” That said, the app is fully functional and will get you where you want to go. If you are having problems with it, please let us know at contactus@pinpointpickup.com! We’re excited to have an amazing final product!

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Poll shows that people who don’t use Facebook are completely uncool

A recent poll shows that people who don’t use Facebook are completely uncool.

*Disclaimer If you’re a loyal customer who doesn’t like using Facebook, please replace “uncool” with “totally awesome.” ;-)

For more information/proof feel free to check out http://gizmo.do/gRoXhJ

Also while you’re at it… say hi to us on say hi to us on Facebook! The more you talk to us, the more we’ll make you feel accomplished for spending time on Facebook. Everybody wins! :-)

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