The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Wow, how often do I get to do a February 29th comic? :)

I remember hearing about those "world of the future" short films that were done in the fifties. And according to some of them, we should be having flying cars, moving sidewalks and fully-automatic houses by now. (You can probably accomplish that last one if you buy the right computers and equipment.)

Comic transcript

TRANSCRIPTION COURTESY OF JOSEPH HOUK - [1956] (MG, in '50's tough guy outfit, to himself as CW laughs hysterically) Note to self... Keep Cassie away from any "World of the Future" Displays in the 50's... [The City of the Future! THIS WILL YOUR DREAM HOME IN THE YEAR 2000! Solar & Nuclear Powered Retractable Roof Watch 3-D Color TV Microwave a Complete Meal For Your Family In Seconds Ultrasonic Laundry Cleans Your Clothes Instantly Go Up & Down With Ease On Your Personal Escalator Friendly Robots Clean, Cook & Serve Your Every Need YOUR COMMUNITY IN THE YEAR 2000... 20-Lane Superhighways Automatically Repair Themselves No Need To Drive... Your Computer- Controlled Car Automatically Gets You Where You Need To Go... Or Fly There In Your Flying Car * Fly To Europe In Half An Hour On a Hypersonic Jet... Or Take a Fascinating Trip To The Moon Or a Space colony]

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