13 May 2012 @ 09:43 am
Mother's Day  
I don't know...

Mom and flying car
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ShadowTurquoise: Muchashadowturquoise on May 13th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Great picture - very Jetsons. I love Perceived Future pictures because you can always find something that they completely missed or didn't think of. Modern home, modern flying car, totally 50s hair and clothes (hey, styles return), but a paper grocery bag.
Furnace Chantfurnacechant on May 14th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
I once remember reading an old story which proposed interstellar travel---but the reporter along for the ride was still using a manual typewriter!
bradygirl_12: bathound (heroic)bradygirl_12 on May 13th, 2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
I can hear the sound effect of George Jetson's flying car even now! ;)

^----- Bat-Hound doubling as Astro. ;)

Edited at 2012-05-13 03:02 pm (UTC)
Man Writing Slash: Dean WTF with clouds mmmmmwrite_light on May 13th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
These *never* fail to amuse (and disappoint). That house, though, that was very real. A wonderful mid-century modern, and look at that wall of windows on tle left. And a two-hover-car garage. :D
Aegis J. Hyena: Reality Not Foundaj_hyena on May 13th, 2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
This'd never fly today --- Big Oil would stomp it flat.
ENDIFsquidb0i on May 13th, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Ha! I didn't even read the replies and ended up saying much the same thing, stomp and all.
*thumbs up*
zorinlynxzorinlynx on May 13th, 2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
Ever get the feeling that at some point since this ad was made, we (as a society) just stopped dreaming?

Back then, it felt like anything was possible. But today, the only thing people seem to dream about is faster smartphones.

What happened?
Life & Times of Jason, the Talking Plastic Forkvespurrs on May 13th, 2012 08:31 pm (UTC)
Disco citizenteamrodent on May 13th, 2012 10:06 pm (UTC)
Or people realized enough drivers can't safely operate their cars on land worth a damn, so why add something that would make it worse?
Kim, Meezer Queen and Equestrienne: nectar of lifemeezergal on May 14th, 2012 11:59 am (UTC)
Ooh-- you're so right! Texting while flying would NOT be a good thing.
Gordon: auto_da_febaron_waste on May 13th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)

“already building new plants and facilities to provide it” - all burning oil, which gushes from the ground in seemingly limitless quantities…

For a short while.

Pipbeetle_breath on May 13th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
that dog looks a little queasy!
ENDIFsquidb0i on May 13th, 2012 04:52 pm (UTC)
Aaaaand then big oils godzilla foot stomped down on them all and ended the dream.
The end.
Janejanenx01 on May 13th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Kim, Meezer Queen and Equestrienne: nectar of lifemeezergal on May 13th, 2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
So much in this picture...

Who's motion-sick first? The girl or the dog? And for the love of heaven, I hope little Judy is at least sitting down when Mom lands, or she's sure to hit her head on the dome. This thing really, really needs seat belts. And as shadowturquoise said, there's always glitches. The big ol' Fifties style steering wheel. I wonder what the turning ratio is, because I can see that rather tiny craft flitting all over the place.

Also, where's the trunk?
murakozi: pornovisionmurakozi on May 14th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
Pity anyone over 6 feet tall who tries to drive that car. The dome doesn't clear Mom's head by much. A taller driver would be up against the glass (or plastic or whatever the dome is).

The rear view mirror is thoughtfully placed where it'll give Mom a good view of the back seat and not whatever's behind the car.

Kim, Meezer Queen and Equestrienne: nectar of lifemeezergal on May 14th, 2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
OMG, that mirror. You're right, how useless it would be! And Mom's head relative to the dome... ouch!

pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on May 13th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Why would there be no parking problems? It still takes up space and you have to put it somewhere when you reach your destination.

Okay, so I can't have the car, but can I have the house? And the land? Damn, that property must be worth a fortune!
goodness graciouscm1greenbear on May 14th, 2012 12:40 am (UTC)
flying car but still using a push mower for a half acre of a yard? haha, poor dad down there. i like that there's no seat belts in the 50s, somehow that always blows my mind how cars just didn't have them until what, the mid 70s? crazy

i still want a flying jetsons car, curse you speculative fiction from the space age, you ruined all the future for everyone by getting our hopes up
Furnace Chantfurnacechant on May 14th, 2012 05:21 am (UTC)
At first I thought these were supposed to be alien invader women. Would explain a lot if those were my ancestors...
Geek Queen: star trek 'use the force jim!'1geek_queen on May 18th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
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