... They also laughed at The Three Stooges.
I, for one, would like to see some evidence that anyone actually laughed at The Three Stooges.
Any history of motorised transport will mention electric and steam-powered vehicles.
There's the opening lines of the old folk song "He's Been on the Job Too Long":
"Well its twinkle, twinkle little star
And along comes Brady in his 'lectric car..."
Most of the people posting here can barely chew gum and tie their shoes at the same time.
Ooh, we can too.
Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time alloted it.