Saturday, September 8, 2018

Flamethrowers & Spaceballs

If you want a break today, check out the Joe Rogan's lastest podcast.  He interviewed one Mr. Elon Musk for 2 1/2 hours while the legendary certified super-genius drank some good whiskey and smoked some weed. 


Anonymous said...

Musk is obviously on a downward spiral, which is ashamed. We need more visionaries like him but with better skills at sustainable implementation.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he is "burned out". Maybe he is just a plain ol' addictive personality. Or maybe he is a pot-head. Whatever his problems is, his ability to exercise good judgement is impaired; its time for someone else to take the reins of Tesla and let Musk get his life together or enter the downward spiral of the many who have chosen drugs and alcohol as a way of life.

Anonymous said...

Snake oil salesman selling an inventory of snake oil purchased by Obama with US tax dollars.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

I badly want to buy a Tesla. I have a friend who has one and they think it is the greatest thing ever. All of the problems Musk has had lately have not helped.

Johnny Weir said...

Elon Musk is as great as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.
He developed a rocket that can land back on earth after delivering a payload into space. He made a car that use no gas & can go 300 miles on a single charge.
Cut him some F**k**g slack! Hell, smoking Mary Jane is legal in California.
A high ball is just an enjoyable libation.
Carry on Sir Elon!

Anonymous said...

September 8, 2018 at 5:54 PM wrote:

"I badly want to buy a Tesla."

Well, be careful of rolled-back odometers...but I understand your burning desire...Teslas are smokin' hot...

Anonymous said...

Johnny Weir wrote, "Elon Musk is as great as Bill Gates or Steve Jobs."

Heck, he's smarter than Gates and as, er, "unique" as Jobs.

Full disclosure: I have never had any position with regard to TSLA and do not expect to in the future.

The problem with Tesla is there is no moat, no practical dealer network and it's a very rapidly evolving market, and those are just some of the "in your face" issues. From everything I know, Musk is the real deal brains-and-innovation-wise, and despite a toke or a sip, he generally has, or at least had, his shit together. The last few months are something else. TSLA is too tied to Musk. Elon tweets about 420 and TSLA tops, then Elon tokes 420 and TSLA tanks (yeah, Morton taking a powder mattered, but Morton's powder was still related to Elon's powder). The stock isn't TSLA, it's MUSK, and that isn't investing, it is betting. No doubt it is real company (at least for the moment), but what is it worth? Those interested in establishing that value with their own money, I wish you well. I have no interest in joining you.

Anonymous said...

The guy took a puff of some weed and this is news?

And you people who think he has lost it because of such? What have you accomplished in your life aside cower and cast stones at something and someone you don't understand?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if he would sell me some of what he was smoking?

Keep Your Nerd Boners in Check said...

Tesla may have blazed the way, but established auto makers have left them in the dust when it comes to EV innovation. BMW, Volvo, VW, Mercedes, and Subaru have introduced or announced cars that have longer range and better features and more appealing style. The Tesla body style has not changed since its introduction and it's showing its age, while the Tesla 3's interior is incredibly uninspired, as if they stuck an iPad Pro on an empty dash.

Musk is an entrepreneur and his larger than life persona has made him a favorite with internet denizens who think they're geniuses because they made A-minuses in high school science class and watch Rick and Morty. He pushes flashy projects and has had some success, most notably the Tesla, but some have no real practical application (like SpaceX, which is banking on expensive space tourism as its bread and butter) and some of his ideas are crackpot BS (like the Hyperloop, which has been thoroughly debunked).

The problem is that Musk is about out of runway and he keeps pushing the next big thing rather than tending to his current business. This is why so many money men are pulling out of Tesla. They don't make their business decisions on internet street cred and coolness factors.

You know what they say - Pioneers take the arrows and settlers reap the benefits. Tesla pioneered the current EV environment, but once you get past the OOOH COOL! aspect, there are better options. Check out the Volvo Polestar 2, releasing in 2019. Will cost around $40K and has a better range than the S. And it looks a hell of a lot better, too.

Anonymous said...

"The guy took a puff of some weed and this is news?"

Yeah, it it. CNBC said Friday that the Air Force is investigating it because of his security clearance at SpaceX. If he discreetly smoked a little weed, it shouldn't and likely wouldn't be news, but geez, it did it in public soon after the whole "taking Tesla private at 420" tweet. Long story short, it isn't (just) the public weed-smoking, it is his judgment (or lack thereof).

Anonymous said...

As I’m siting and watching the James Bond movie Moonraker, it seems to me that Musk has watched it too many times and thinks he is Hugo Drax trying to take over the world. The guy is smart and I’ll give him that but I don’t think the government should have given him any of our money to play with.

Unknown said...

Their conversation about AI, cyborg's and social media is pretty deep.

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