(here's the studio version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Co2Zt615P5M)
The second decree: no more pollution, no more car exhaust,
Or ocean dumpage. From now on, we will travel in tubes!
We'll lead as Two Kings, oh, yes,
We'll f**kin' lead as Two Kings.
Get the scientists working on the tube technology, immediately.
(Tube technology.) Chop, chop, let's go.
Ok anyway, as I was trying my best to book a train ticket from Haikou to Beijing for the upcoming Summer break on China's train website that does not yet have an English version, I decided to use Google's translation site, and was surprised at one of the translations...
A train route from "Beijing to Northern California" ???
What?! I didn't realize there was a speed train from China to the USA!
I figured it was a poor translation, but it still made me curious if such a concept had ever been toyed with, so off to Google I went.
And found this interesting article - http://www.gizmag.com/et3-vacuum-maglev-train/21833/. Here are a few images of TUBE TECHNOLOGY! (borrowed from the article)...
How amazing will it be when we can travel in tubes?! Real live TUBES! I hope I'm still alive when super-high-speed-tube-travel-time (SHSTTT) comes.
Ok, back to translating this dang website. Crossing my fingers I actually end up in Beijing and do not accidentally purchase a ticket to Tibet.
Which reminds of another train trip I do hope to take someday!... http://www.chinatibettrain.com/train.htm - They even give you oxygen to prevent altitude sickness. Neato.