According to WABC News radio in NY and one small mention on the LA Times website, Toyota has developed and successfully tested a Flying Car!.
Have the Gods smiled down upon me? Could my childhood dream be coming true? Toyota + Flying + Car could equal commuter elation. Please, oh please don’t let this be an internet hoax. What makes this story so fascinating is [ol][li]This isn’t some prototype some dreamer of big dreams built out in his garage in the middle of the desert like; this little gem or this red baron, nor, Does it sound as bulky and impractical as the Aerocar developed in the 1950’s.[/ol][/li]
If this story is legitimate, I’ve got to [ul][li]Start taking flying lessons immediately Contact Toyota about getting on the waiting list. Or better yet; Just liquidate $50,000 (which is cheaper then a lot of conventional automobiles) so I can be the first guy on my block to own one.[/ul][/li]
I don’t care about malfunctions, mid air collisions, running out of gas and the like…I want a Flying car and I want one NOW! (Calm down Veruca!). The moment I get one, safety takes a back seat to finally being able to:[ul]Smoke a cigarette while soaring through the air without having to stuff tissues in the bathroom smoke detectorsGet me one of them rolling bars that fits between the front bucket seatsRename my kids Elroy and Julie (the fact I have 2 daughters means jack to me). In fact, I’m gonna get me a Talking dog who starts every word with an RCome eye to eye with and spit out my driver’s side window at all those birds who for years have been crapping all over my carHire a chauffeur and say, “Once over the park, James”Tell the valet, “I gotta park it, Not only do I not want you scratching it, I don’t want you running into the high tension wires. But most importantly, Realizing the dream of turning an hour long commuting ordeal into a relaxing flight over the gridlock[/ul]