Amazon has unveiled its secret research project which it claims will be the future of home delivery - packages delivered by drones. The Internet shopping giant’s chief executive Jeff Bezos says that he wants to use octocoptors to replace postmen and cut delivery times to just 30 minutes. Customers would have their order dropped onto their front lawn by the machine which would fly through the air from a nearby warehouse with it clasped in a metal grabber. Read more >>
The cartoon by Mac from The Daily Mail shows a man sitting in an armchair in his living room. He's reading a newspaper which has a story about Amazon's drone delivery project on the front page. Meanwhile his wife is outside in the garden guiding his mother-in-law in to land on the lawn (she's being transported by drone). The man asks his wife, "Oh, by the way, two ping pong bats arrived by drone yesterday ... why would your mother send those?"
The ping pong (or table tennis) bats are similar to the bats used by marshallers whose job is to help pilots to taxi safely at airfields. The joke is that the husband doesn't realize that his mother-in-law is coming. In fact, you could say it's a mother-in-law joke.
Nate Beeler drone cartoon (Cagle Post)