11/20/13 2:46pm

See, this is the kind of vending machine you break into. via Luxury Daily

Sure, you think that Brooklyn’s bike part vending machines might be a little strange and a sign of times you’re just not comfortable living in. At least those serve the specific purpose of providing help to cyclists when bike shops aren’t open or are far from where you got a flat. And those are paragons of sensibility compared to this Moet Champagne vending machine seen in England, which is already in a liquor store. You know, where you can just ask someone for help if you need your Champagne.

We’re not going to say that this is proof that we live in disgusting era where people literally see employees in retail stores as interchangeable automatons not worthy of their time or respect, but if YOU were going to say that we wouldn’t stop you.

[via Grub Street]

McBrooklyn photo by MK Metz.

While you may have given up buying drinks from vending machines after one too many $4 (seriously) Dasanis from the UA Court Street theater, those eagle-eyed bloggers over at McBrooklyn have found what they say is the cheapest soda machine in Brooklyn: 50 cents for water, 65 cents for soda! Did anyone spot Marty McFly around this thing? And it’s not out in some end-of-the-line wasteland either: the machine is smack in the middle of DUMBO at the Pearl Street Triangle. So what say you Brokelynites: is this actually the cheapest soda machine in the borough? (But remember: while some people insist on paying for it, water remains free, in every borough, all the time.)

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