Our robot overlords have been temporarily put into storage: because of a series of incidents recently, NYC Transit has decided to temporarily suspend use of computerized train system Robotrain, which has run the L train for the past year, to the consternation and frustration of many.

In one incident, a train stopped in Brooklyn took off on its own, traveling three to five feet before a crew member on board hit the emergency brakes. Authorities say two other similar incidents have taken place recently. L Train service has continued without delay since the computer system was suspended Aug. 16, with regular ole Joe and Josephine's handling the controls. NYC Transit stressed in a statement that "safety was not an issue, but reliability was." This all seems like a good start, but what NYC really needs is something to put it on the map with the likes of Brockway, Ogdenville, and North Haverbrook.