The California High Speed Rail Authority has some really cool graphics, including Flash movies, showing what it will look like when we have their bullet trains. I certainly do like the idea of getting to downtown Los Angeles in half an hour, for $10 each way. Two hours to Sacramento, two and change to San Francisco, for less than fifty dollars. Yeah, this is indeed good stuff. And entirely technologically possible. The question is whether we can afford to do it at all. Oh, and why the Authority is spending money to make these really cool graphics.