But just once in a while something comes along that makes it all seem wonderful and worth it.
This is one of those times.
That seems to be a bona-fide flying car. Its manufacturers claim it gets 30 mpg on the highway and burns only 5 gallons per hour in the air. And it can take off and clear a 50' obstacle in 1700 feet.
These were the sorts of gadgets we were promised, back when we started thinking about the future with technological determination: robot wives, holo-decks, and flying cars. Looks like we'll finally be one for three.
I don't care that it looks dorky. I want one. Bad.
If only I had an extra $200,000 lying around.
Ironically enough, there's no place I have to get to on a regular basis that warrants ownership of an airplane. Still, I'm sure I could think of something to do, even if it was the old standby $100 hamburger.
(Link thanks to boingboing.)