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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Good News/Bad News

posted by on July 29 at 15:06 PM

The good news is that you can now buy a hoverboard for $30,000.

The bad news is that it’s just the hoverboard from Back to the Future II, and it doesn’t work.


For a second there, during an inattentive scan of a blog post, I completely spazzed out, thinking that hover technology has finally arrived. Now that I know it’s a movie prop, I am morose. Thanks a lot, SF Signal.

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Dude, if I could buy that and actually go back in time to give it to myself as a birthday present in 1989, that would be frikkin sweet!

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | July 29, 2008 3:27 PM

nerd content assessment:

blog-related content - check
SF related content - check
vintage movie-prop collecting related content - check
credulousness - check
moroseness - check

I award this post FIVE nerd fatwa points. What is the score, scorekeepers?

Posted by mike | July 29, 2008 3:38 PM
Posted by I'm Black! Really! | July 29, 2008 3:39 PM

Don't forget: it doesn't work over water, or anything else for that matter.

Posted by keshmeshi | July 29, 2008 3:42 PM

So let's have it, who thought these were real once?

Even when I was a kid, I was kinda surprised how persistent those rumors of those actually existing, and working, were. The technology didn't make a bit of sense, even when I was 14.

Posted by Dougsf | July 29, 2008 3:52 PM

Now if I could just buy some invisible aluminum, I could become the Silver Surfer ...

Posted by Will in Sun-free Seattle | July 29, 2008 4:22 PM

>>Thanks a lot, SF Signal're welcome?

Posted by John D. | July 29, 2008 6:48 PM

Want a hoverboard?

Play UT3.

Posted by John Bailo | July 29, 2008 10:09 PM

When I first glimpsed this blog post, I thought it said "Hoveround"....which is totally a different thing.

Posted by Sarah | July 30, 2008 12:16 AM

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