Because people need more useless crap in their lives, some brilliant mechanic has come up with a brand new toy for all of us. Introducing the HotTug, it's a hot tub, tugboat hybrid, complete with a comfort zone wood burning stove to keep the water inside warm. The hot tub will run you about $20,000 dollars, but if you're cheapskate like me, there is a version available for much less, but it does not have the heater or an engine, which sort of defeats the point of having a boat that is a hot tub. I mean, it's really just a floating pool at that point ,right? So then if it's floating, it means you're already on water so why do you need a pool? This sort of logic makes my brain parts hurt. I should have mentioned the invention is also Dutch, so leave it at that.
I guess it could be worse. They could have tried making a hot tub biplane. Oh no! I just gave them a new idea, didn't I? I will say it is slightly better than the redneck hot tubs you keep seeing floating around the Internet . At least this one doesn't seem like it's an instant death trap.
Those redneck ones...I really don't think a oil drum above an open flame supported by wooden saw horses are nearly as good of an idea as they make them out to be. Call it a hunch. And with a HotTug, I could at the very least wear a captain's hat and whistle the Gilligan's Island theme to my heart's content. Oh, come on now, you can't say you were not thinking the exact same thing.