Breakaway News Volume No. 16 Issue No. 10 October 2011

Spook City

October is here; ahhhhh the autumn weather! The falling leaves, the crisp air, the fall fashions! Most of all, the sugar rush at the end of the month when the little ones come back from trick-or-treating laden with enough candy to kill a diabetic. For this All Hallows, Breakaway has hired zombie couriers, who will be happy to deliver your consignment of confections to your home so you can distribute them to the children. If zombies can ever be happy, that is.

Space and Beyond

With the end of the space shuttle missions, it’s become a lot harder to deliver items and personnel to the International Space Station. Naturally, that’s where Breakaway Courier comes in! We’re in talks with NASA right now, trying to get them to let us handle their deliveries to the ISS. The main sticking point is that we haven’t quite figured out what vehicle we’re going to use to get there. Once we do though, that contract is ours, baby!

Trucking Reminder

Stuck with some large items to move? Doing a photo shoot and have a lot of furniture to schlep? Have a body you need disposing of? If the answer to that last one is yes, we’re calling the police, but if it’s yes to the first two, feel free to call us. We have a varied fleet, from box trucks to lift-gates, all looking for something to do. Except dispose of bodies, of course.

Escort Service

Brooklyn bicyclists are starting a volunteer escort service for women living in Park Slope and Prospect Heights, in response to a spate of sex attacks. The Brooklyn Bike Patrol will come and escort any woman walking home alone late who calls. Call Jay “Rocket” Ruiz, of reality show Triple Rush, at (718) 744-7592 for a cycle volunteer. 

AY Is Back!

And he’s looking so relaxed and happy about having gone to India that we can’t stand it. New York’s intrepid traveling general manager says that the trip was amazing, and he has the photos to prove it. Check out his blog entries on our website, and you can see some of them. Now, if we can only stop him from doing yogic headstands at his desk while chanting Om.

Gridlock Galore

When sending items by truck, it’s good to know your “gridlock alert” days. This can include U.N. sessions, dignitaries visiting town, or other such events. Bicycle couriers aren’t as affected as trucks, but even so, they can experience slowdowns because of security. Listen to traffic news to gauge conditions, and plan accordingly.

Stump the Band

Last month we asked what is usually sought after by either pigs or dogs, is referred to as the “diamonds of the kitchen,” and can command hundreds of dollars per ounce. The answer: Truffles. In 2009, white truffles went for €10,200 per kilo.

T-Shirt Question

For Halloween jack-o’-lanterns are made from pumpkin, but what was used before and why? The first person to call Gil Ortiz with the correct answer will win a coveted Breakaway T-shirt.