Monday, February 13, 2006
Ray Bradbury is right. An LA monorail system would be fucking awesome.
Unfortunately, the biggest obstacles to widespread monorail acceptance are its presence in Tomorrowland and that classic episode of The Simpsons. Together they have made monorails a laughingstock. Everyone knows that once something appears in Tomorrowland, it is automatically too stupid to be a part of the real future.
But the fact that Bradbury's editorial surfaced at the same time as the Puppy Monorail is a good sign. Monorails are out there again; they're part of the zeitgeist. We just need a critical mass of pro-monorail sentiment and LA will be saved.