We’re Going To Get Our Flying Car

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, www.getthepointradio.com and on iNetRadio, www.iNetRadio.com (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check www.getthepointradio.com above for times and on-demand streaming information.

2 Responses

  1. Lee Houston, Junior says:

    Wasn't there already something like this in one of the Roger Moore James Bond movies?Besides, I always thought the Jetsons' version was much cooler.

  2. mike weber says:

    Actually, the plane in the Bond film was a real jet that could be built from a kit, and it wasn't roadable, but could be (and was) hauled in a horse trailer with a fake horse's butt hanging out the back. (Well, actually, the trailerability was bogus, as the real plane's wings couldn't be folded, just like the autogyro Bond flies in "You Only Live Twice" is real, but the version that travels in three large suitcases and gets assembled on the spot was movie fakery…) While i don't think the Bond jet was a BD-5J, it resembled one – bascally a lawn chair with wings, a windshield and a jet engine attached; around 600 MPH maximum airspeed. (Some Google-fu suggests it was an "Acrostar", with a top speed of 514MPH)