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Have you ever been stuck in traffic and REALLY need to get to
your destination? Do you have 10,000$ to burn?
Boy do I have the imaginary service for you! If you register for
Air-Lift, our mechanics will customize your car to allow the
magnet to properly lift your car, distribute the force so
rip the top off your new car instead of the whole car.
If you activate an emergency beacon your car will transmit it's
GPS for a helicopter to pick you up with it's electromagnet and
drop you off at your
Buckle up and roll up the windows, you don't want to fall out
of a moving vehicle hanging from an aerial vehicle!
Careful ! You don't want to damage the...
[normzone, May 11 2015]
||[+] Not just for avoiding traffic jams also a way to make a
big impression arriving at you HS reunion, golf outing, etc.
||May I recommend MaxCo's alternative service? For a
charge only two orders of magnitude greater than
DuckCo's car-lift service, MaxCo's fleet of magnet-
toting helicopters will clear obstructing vehicles from
your path, allowing you to arrive serenely at your
destination in the way nature intended.
||Or you could get the discounted version (with no
new technology required): An assistant is lowered
down a cable from the helicopter and helps you into
the harness. He may optionally secure some luggage
as well before signalling to take you away. The
assistant stays behind to drive your car to your
destination where you can pick it up after your
||Agreed CraigD, we will include a spot/strobe light package for
dropping in on a place dangling your baller luxury car from a
helicopter. I also really like the assistant idea, that would be
way more realistic. Useful for drunk drivers too!
||As far as DuckCo vs MaxCo I believe Dilbert may have had your
idea beat (in speed at least) with the de-trafficinator: a
missile fired in front of your blocked traffic jam that explodes
all cars in front of you.
||I have a similar insane de-trafficinator idea I will post today.
||Could you have some form of virtual whip-round between all
the people caught in the jam to move the blockage: the
elderly person in the Peugeot who wandered onto the
motorway then ran out of fuel?