Don't let the title of this video deceive you: Google is still a wonderful search engine with great April Fools Day pranks and it does occasionally wow us with some futuristic technology. It's just that, well, sometimes they seem to be embellishing a little.
OK, a lot.
Between Project Glass, the self-driving car and some other inventions you might not have heard about (cough Hoverboards cough) College Humor doesn't think Google should be getting us all so excited just yet. In the sketch above featuring Google's top-secret lab, you'll see just how far out-of-reach some of our technological dreams really are.
As a bonus, College Humor also might have come up with the perfect new slogan for the company:
"Give us a break. We're an Internet search company, we don't know how to make cars or magic glasses."
Inflatable Walk On Water Mat: $999.95
Just another reminder that if you're rich, you can literally play God.
Human Bowling Ball: $4,500
If they remade "Billy Madison" in 2012, we could definitely see this in his backyard.
The Killer Whale Submarine: $100,000
A two-person watercraft that "breaches and submerges just like the <em>Orcinus orca</em> after which it is designed," according to the description. In other words: "midlife crisis."
Inflatable Obstacle Course: $12,500
Perfect training for the inflatable military.
The Floating Rope Swing: $3,800
Who needs a tree with a sturdy branch when you can have this floating island of fun?
The Flying Hovercraft: $190,000
You could send a few kids to college, go on about 50 tropical vacations or, you know, buy this for $200 grand. Your call.
Electric Skates: $699.99
How about this $700 concussion waiting to happen?
Stock Car Racing Simulator: $60,000
We see your race car bed and raise you THIS.
Personalized Whac-A-Mole Game: $35,000
The fact that there's <a href="http://www.hammacher.com/Product/Default.aspx?sku=11258&promo=Toys-Games-Arcade-Rec-Room&catid=248" target="_hplink">a box next to the price of this item</a> that asks, "How Many?" may be the funniest thing about it.
Classic Snow Cone Cart: $4,000
This thing produces "up to 500 lbs. of finely granulated ice per hour." We'll just let that sink in.
Inflatable Water Park: $7,999.99
We love how <a href="http://www.sharperimage.com/si/view/product/Inflatable-Water-Park/200800?cm_mmc=ymal-_-200800-_-null-_-null" target="_hplink">the description of this item</a> starts, "Move over, old-school floating platforms," as if anyone doesn't think those are still awesome.
Barbecue Dining Boat: $50,000
Smug expression not included.
iPod Jukebox: $1,495.99
Makes that alarm clock dock grandma got you for Christmas look like crap.
Motorized Monocycle: $13,000
If you've ever seen a hamster in a hamster ball and thought, "Why not me?" Now is your chance.
Personalized Backyard Ice Rink: $699.99
Wayne and Garth could have NEVER afforded this.
Mustang Pool Table: $9,995
This is a great way to remind yourself of your wealth while you're playing pool in your custom game room... in your house.
Pac-Man Cocktail Table: $3,500
There's no way this thing takes quarters.
The Light Cycle: $50,000
It's a street-legal motorcycle but only designed for "casual cruising and slow ride-bys." So, dream on "Tron" nerds.
Large Chess Pieces: $599.99
In five minutes those kids are going to turn those chess pieces into over-priced whiffle ball bats.
The Skier-Controlled Tow Boat: $17,000
For when you have all the money in the world but no friends to drive your speed boat.
Continuous Practice Golf Course: $799.95
No matter how continuous this golf course is, it's still probably a bad idea to put it in front of a glass window.