All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.



Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!

5/08/2013

I Want it

OK, I don't know if I want it, but I might.  What I know I want is a chance to test drive one.

The first flying cars are set to go on sale to the public as early as 2015.

Terrafugia has announced its Transition design, which is part sedan, part private jet with two seats, four wheels and wings that fold up so it can be driven like a car, will be on sale in less than two years.The Massachusetts-based firm has also unveiled plans for a TF-X model that will be small enough to fit in a garage, and won't need a runway to take off.
What I'd love to try is a car that can fly right into space, now that would be cool. 

9 comments:

  1. I've heard this promise before.

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  2. I think I will wait until they market the hybrid or electric model

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  3. There is no way I can spend the $300,000 on one of these, but it would be cool to take one out for a spin.

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  4. WaterBoy10:49 AM

    The younger me would have been excited about this, but the older me knows I'll be dead before they come out with the one I really want.

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  5. Yeah warp drive, and lazers in a car is still a ways off.

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  6. WaterBoy2:00 PM

    Heck, not even that advanced. I'm just looking for your basic anti-gravity drive.

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  7. WaterBoy2:11 PM

    See, the problem with all current flying car proposals is that they are still trying to overcome gravity by means of lift and/or thrust. The Transition model featured in the article requires a runway, and the yet-to-be-developed TF-X model -- which will be able to take off vertically -- still requires 100' diameter of clearance. Why? Because the turbulence kicked up by the fans will spew dust and debris far and wide. The headline is a bit misleading on that point; you will never be allowed to "take off" from a traffic jam.

    Not until there is an honest-to-gosh anti-G device -- which will not affect those around you -- will you have a true street-to-sky flying car.

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  8. I hadn't thought that much about it. I'm still stuck on the Jetsons verson of flying cars. Which you gotta admit would be very cool.

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  9. WaterBoy5:19 PM

    Absolutely -- Jetsons is exactly what I had in mind, albeit more terrestrial in range.

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