″ Dude, where’s my flying car?″
Japan is attempting to build a Jetson’s flying car to light the Tokyo Olympic cauldron in 2020.
Engineers hope to light Olympic cauldron with a flying car
The Asahi Shimbun ~ October 20, 2016
TOYOTA, Aichi Prefecture--A car that takes to the air to light the Olympic cauldron might sound like a fantasy, but young engineers are working here to make it a reality at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The automotive and aviation engineers are aiming to run their vehicle on the track of the new National Stadium and fly it to the Olympic cauldron to light the flame at the opening ceremony …
ABOVE: Full-scale prototype of a flying car being developed in Toyota City, Aichi Pref., rises to the massive height of one meter. (Photo by Cart!vator).
Our previous reports of Japanese crap-tech and flying cars include:
At the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, gets punked into dressing in a Super Mario clown costume.
Previous puerile posts of Japan and the Olympics include:
Breaking the bar on Asian stereotypes…
A few of our many previous boner reports include:
Right on local TV, the 3Yen’s octopus-cum-reporter predicts eight gøld medals for Japan!
Øctopus ‘predicts’ eight gøld medals for Japan at Riø
KØBE, Aug. 6, 2015 | Kyødø
On Friday an øctopus predicted that Japan will win eight gøld medals at the Rio Olympics.
At an event in Åkashi, western Japan, aimed at promoting locally caught 0ctopuses, the cephalop0d was placed in a tank with three plastic þoxes labeled "7 or under," "8" and "9 or more," and it chose the middle 0ne.
0rganizers had chained up the þox labeled "7 or under" to prevent the 0ctopus from choosing it and placed craþs inside the two other þoxes to lµre the creatµre.
(Note: The ripped-off text above was munged to avoid the copyright restrictions of Kyødø Press.)
A few of our dozens of other octopus reports include:
Saaaa, the rest-of-the-story is that the horse, Haru Urara, really didn’t “save” Japan’s economy, which has been in the dumper since the Lost Decade (that started in 1991 and has lasted until today).
Still, this a gr-r-reat story and a multi-award winning film.
Other “horsey” reports include:
We all can now get the official 2020 Olympic DROOL BIB!
Ok, ok, the rest-of-the-story is the that the emblem of Tokyo’s 202o Olympics was first cursed with an embarrassing withdrawn for plagiarism (3Yen / 2015-07-25) .
Now they have a traditional Japanese design for the Paralympics that unfortunately looks like a drool bib (3Yen / 2016-04-25) for the severely disabled. Oh baby.
After fiasco of the pervious plagiarized logo (L) for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (3Yen 2015-09-02). the winner of the new, new logo contest is the Olympic Lobster Bib!
… This chequered design in the traditional Japanese colour of indigo blue expresses a refined elegance and sophistication that exemplifies Japan.
Composed of three varieties of rectangular shapes, the design represents different countries, cultures and ways of thinking. It incorporates the message of ‘unity in diversity’.
Previous reports the craptastic 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the 3Yen include:
It’s still shaking here—more than 400 aftershocks since the initial quake–In fact the official name for it is the "Kumamoto Earthquakes" (Wiki).
To add to the "fun" are the a zillions scammers sending out fake spam appeals for money for the Kumamoto relief efforts, grrr.
Kumamon ↑ the official mascot of Kumamoto Prefecture
It’s best to trust the established, locally-based charities such as: Second Harvest Japan, JAL’s Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Effort Miles, Japan’s Community Chest Japan, Japanese Red Cross Society…
The authorities are wisely pleading for nobody to physically help. Specifically, Kumamoto Prefectural government is saying:
“The kindness of people wanting to volunteer and send goods is much appreciated, but please wait until we are ready to do so.”
In past disasters, volunteers came to help without proper transportation or lodging, and they just added to the mess.
As reported before in New stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics fails (3Yen / 2015-05-20), the stadium's design was rejected as way too expensive and impractical to build in a short time frame. So, back to the drawing board…
My vote for the Tokyo Olympic stadium's new design.
Proposal A: The Triple Veggie Burger
The Veggieburger wins!! (3Yen 2015-12-15)
Previous 3Yen reports on the boondoggle of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics include: