Finally! I remember as a kid watching the Jetson’s cartoon on TV as George Jetson would come shooting home in a vacuum tube. I remember thinking, “Cool! I wish we had these to take us to school or the grocery store or movie theatre.” Then I remember visiting a drive-thru bank and there it was in real life — except it wasn’t called a “vacuum” tube, it was a pneumatic tube! These things really did exist and it could be possible, right? In a child’s mind, the answer was “Yes.” Well, now as an adult and understanding a little bit more about physics, the reality of pneumatic tubes as “people movers” would reek havoc on ones body as well as ones hairdo.
Enter the Helter Skelter amusement ride — taken straight from the old game Chutes and Ladders (I’m sure). Now, these babies can move people! See, fun things can come true.
These images came from the Random Collections web site. Hope you enjoy and continue to dream.