Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Elon Musk Parody Twitter Account Concedes Defeat, Considering Making Tweets Private (TSLA)

It was a good run, Climateer Investing linked early and often.
However, by the end of last month followers knew something was up with BoredElonMusk:
Now, a prepared statement that somehow leaked from BEM world headquarters shows the fight may be gone from the spunky satirists:
Editors at semi-popular Elon Musk satire news website, BoredElonMusk yesterday revealed that they had “given up” in their long-running struggle to keep ahead of reality.
The announcement came following this week’s news that a competing Elon Musk twitter account was the vehicle used to announce a proposed Tesla LBO.
“Honestly, simply cannot compete in these sorts of conditions,” said BEM acting editor Biltmore Montesquieu.
"After The Boring Company's hats sold out and someone tipped the idea of the flamethrowers in mid-January we came back with:
"Not great but keeping our brand visible"
"Reality was becoming surreal, parody couldn't compete."
"We knew we might be in trouble when Climateer posted June 16ths":
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"So we  tweeted":
"But as you can see, the magic just wasn't there".
“Over the years, we’ve had to deal with a growing trend of real-life trying to outdo satire, especially in 2018, but this is beyond our capabilities. To be honest, we could have probably worked around the whole selling-stuff-to raise-a-little-cash bit, up to and including the $1500 Tesla surfboards being flipped on ebay for three grand, but with the LBO we’ve had to concede defeat.”
Even Monday's comment on the surfboards lacked the snap from the old days:
If Tesla goes private, don't immediately write off BoredElonMusk, maybe they can get a book deal out of the brainstorms but for now here are some of the ideas that sprang from their fertile imaginations:
The December 2016 post "Elon Musk Considering A Boring Company" foreshadowed a bit of recursive genius
Dying is Easy. Comedy is Hard

The above report is parody. "Fāke ", or in the words of Sheldon Cooper "A big fat whopper".

BoredElonMusk "exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus BoredElonMusk."