Last night Elon Musk, the billionaire inventor and electric car innovator, was a guest on Joe Rogan’s podcast. They did the kind of things you’d expect people to do on Joe Rogan’s podcast: they talked about the cosmos, the rise of AI, samurai swords, and drugs. Musk also smoked some drugs, specifically marijuana, in what has been one of the longest and most public midlife crises that we’ve seen in quite some time. There was also a flamethrower involved?
Today it was revealed that two top executives have left Tesla, and its plummeting stock fell even lower. Meanwhile Musk somehow can’t stop accusing one of the cave divers who rescued those trapped children in Thailand of being a pedophile. This is all bad news if you work for one of Elon Musk’s companies or care about him as a person. It’s all perfect grist for the Twitter mill, though, especially if you’re a comedian who’s already predisposed to hate callow tech billionaires and their unnecessary and unrealistic attempts at solving society’s problems. What I’m saying is that when Musk is bad the tweets are good, and here are the best ones from today’s well-deserved social media dogpile.