Fools and their money
are soon partying?
On April 1st, 2018, Elon Musk took to Twitter to reveal that his electric car company Tesla had gone broke. "Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass sale of Easter Eggs, we are sad to report that Tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt. So bankrupt, you can't believe it," said the mock press …
Like ElReg's Iain Thomson said back in early 2019:
"... the guy could sell pork pies at a rabbinical convention."
The man's quite clearly a marketing genius.
He made a cool $4.5M in sales (in no time) from 500 dimwitts and really stupid government regulations when he resold over 9000 propane blowtorches like the ones used by gardeners for burning weeds by labelling them flamethrowers.
And now he's done it again. 8^D
Incredible, it seems there is a sucker born every minute.
"Eau de Musk"
Or "Eau de Ar" after it's been tested. But then in a possible good/bad news sense, some states added bills to decriminalise or legalise drugs to their ballots. And at least one other passed a 'right to repair' bill.
But it'd be more lucrative to just announce He'd struck water during tunneling, which will be blessed, bottled, branded and sold as Tesla/Boring Water. Or just copy Rock Star and market hype-flavored energy drinks. Tesla gives you energy*
But the bottle design also looks like it'd be prone to crashing, or have serious handling problems. This may of course be intentional and customers would just have to scrap & recycle the product. Which from a sustainability POV, seems rather over-engineered and wasteful of resources. Then again, Musk may just be trolling his customers-
The A-831 could operate on diesel fuel, unleaded gasoline, kerosene, and JP-4 jet fuel; leaded gasoline damaged it. According to Chrysler, it could burn a variety of unusual fuels ranging from furnace oil and perfume to peanut and soybean oils. Mexican president Adolfo López Mateos ran one of the cars on tequila after Chrysler engineers confirmed that it would do so.
Demonstrating the advantages ICEs can have compared to EVs. And as the fuel tank is sealed, doesn't fall foul of US open bottle laws, unless additional fuel lines are run into the passenger compartment for fuel quality testing. And on a personal note, this is perhaps the best thing to do with turpent.. I mean cheap tequila.
*Caffeine, glucose/fructose not included, visit charging stations where customers can purchase these ingredients.
It's a bit of a gamble, though.
Barring the possibility that you can just "flip" the bottles immediately after purchase for a healthy profit[*], then this is presumably a long-term speculative investment.
And will the Tesla brand be worth anything in 30 or 40 years? Who knows!
[*] I was more than mildly annoyed when I saw someone doing this with a limited-edition print at a local show for a local artist; they literally bought it, took a photo and put it straight onto Ebay while still at the show. More annoyingly, they got their asking price for it pretty much immediately...
I wonder how many people have rooms full of unopened crap that they are hoping will be their retirement fund? They could be lucky and one or two items might well turn out to be collectable and have a future value, but I suspect it' will be the least likely items. The ones people think will have future value are the same things everyone else is collecting with the same hopes which will depress the value until at least after the collectors lifetime when much of the tat will be binned by their children and the few remaining ones might have some real value for the grandchildren who hung on.
LOL. With that many, it's not very likely. However, if there IS a market at that time, she may well have one or two that may be especially rare at that point. The oddest things can end up having collector resale value.
Now, in real life, a decent whiskey is relatively likely to have some future value, but guessing which cheap bit of plastic tat might have future value is probably harder than a Vulture Capitalist picking a winning start-up.
Lest anybody misunderstand, that coloring book is not an official training aide, rather it is an in joke, in the same vein as the IBM Mouse Balls memo (see this post of mine from a few years ago).
This kind of thing was fairly common when what we now call "desktop publishing" was in it's infancy ... a single master copy would be produced with a computer, and then it would be xeroxed to pass copies around. The copies would then again be xeroxed, and those copies, etc. until you had copies circulating that were 9th or 10th generation and so full of noise as to be almost unrecognizable.
Fun times. Or not, depending on your perspective.
Shame about the contents. Never been a fan of Tequila but each to their own.
As for those who "worship" other human beings, what is wrong with you? You can see it on just about any "celebrity" social media account. If you worship another human being then you need counselling and possibly electro-shock therapy,... with a cattle prod. I recently got dragged into the Facebook page of our Prime Minister and the number of people on there telling the useless eejit that he is wonderful and marvellous and doing a GREAT JOB is astounding. I imagine, just like Trump is now learning, that one day soon reality is going to intrude and that's going to hurt
Anyone who compliments me is immediately marked as suspicious and I make certain that the cattle prod is charged and ready. Very very occasionally I feel that I earned that compliment and accept it politely. And no, I'm not a believer in positivity and other gushy claptrap. Reality is where it's at.
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