The Twofer: A New Polaroid and a Thermonuclear Porsche
When you know what you want and you want it now.
Waiting around is the pits. Ask anyone living in New York, a city in which it is impossible to do anything—eat, drink, dance, travel, piss—without waiting in a line of similarly impatient citizens. Or, say you’d like to leave New York. That’ll be one hour, or around major holidays, two. Temper your dreams of flitting to a place that’s green with the reality of inhaling fumes on every surface street and highway. The Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, featuring real camels? It comes once a sap-sucking year.
Minimize thumb-twiddling where you can. This October, Polaroid is releasing the Snap Instant, a sleek, iPod-esque update to its classic instant camera. For all of $99, the Polaroid will print 2” x 3” photos in under a minute and store high-quality files for uploading or storage. And, because the camera uses Polaroid’s proprietary Zink (zero ink) technology, the print won’t smudge and the adhesive backing means instant stickers! Your seething grimace might just turn into a smile.
This 2016 Porsche 911 Turbo S might make you smile, too, or scream silently as you’re compelled into the crevices of your seat. The Turbo S, like the Polaroid Snap Instant, has no interest in making its user wait. The bulletproof traction control, immense turbocharged power and advanced all-wheel drive collaborate to get this 911 to 60 in 2.5.
While nothing short of a helicopter can get you out of the city in minutes, once out, you’ll experience the godly pleasures of instant gratification.