To quote David Spade's character from the movie PCU: It doesn't matter who wins because they're both losers.
That said, I'm still looking forward to watching Twitler get zucked.
How many CEOs in their 50s require their parents to step in when they're being a little shit? We don't recall Mary Maxwell Gates piping up when Microsoft was being accused of monopolizing the PC operating market in the early '90s, though she was probably thinking, "That's my boy." Twitter, Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk is a …
Hand grenades (Mills bombs) at 20 paces?
Put this pair of lunatics in a deepish muddy hole with 600mm (2') water and mud and let them lay into each other with entrenching tools.
Something with which the survivor to can bore his guest ever after much as Mitford's Montadore if recall correctly. With a bit of luck we might be blessed by both fools drowning in their own stupidity and a quantum of filthy water.
Zuck will destroy Musk. There's no universe in which Musk stands a frikking chance of victory. He can't bluster and stutter his way through a fight. he can't roll is eyes up through the top of is head while he struggles to riff out some BS. He's not operating in real time. That said, after Zuck lands the first blow, and reality dawns, people are gonna feel sorry for the walrus.
Look at the stats:
Musk is over six feet tall. Zuck is five seven.
Musk weighs pushing ninety kg. Zuck weighs more like seventy.
What this means is Zuck might be able to get his weight down to lightweight from superlightweight if he needed to, while Musk would be trying to get DOWN to super middleweight from light heavyweight.
More clearly, they are AT LEAST FOUR weight divisions apart, possibly more.
Anyone who's done anything like a "real" combat sport knows that height, weight and strength are more important than skill. Combat sports have weight divisions for a reason.
The concept isn't quite as ludicrous as the fight scene in Mission Impossible: Can't Remember Which One It Was where Henry Cavill (1.85m, 95kg) had to act like he was having trouble fighting Tom Cruise (1.7m. 77kg) - but it's close. If someone's six inches taller than you and 17kg heavier, you'd better be Connor McGregor and they'd better be Ricky Gervais.
Yep, it's going to be just like that Friends episode "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion", where that billionaire tech dickhead gets his arse handed to him on a plate, except here we'll see two of them get their arses kicked!
With any luck both of them will end up with broken limbs and some form of short term concussion, do the world a favour.
Bill Hicks had it right:
"Give these guys chain saws! Let them fuck each other up good. It’s not violent enough. Let these fuckin’ morons kill each other in that God Damn pit!
Give them chain saws… I want to see a fuckin railway spike go through their eyeballs.
How about this? give everyone in the audience a pistol. There you fuckers, [blam][blam] See who comes out alive [blam] "
I said that Musk would make some sort of excuse to back out. He's too busy, or Tesla's board nixed it as he's "too important" to the business, something like that. I must admit I didn't think "Mommy and Daddy told me not to" wasn't an excuse I thought he'd use, but maybe?
I just think Musk believes because he's bigger that he'll easily win, but once he talks to a few people who will clue him in about what someone smaller and faster with martial arts training is likely to do to a fat[*] slob with zero muscle tone he'll be looking for a way to back out.
[*] reportedly he's been using those diabetic drugs like Wegovy that cause weight loss and has dropped 30 pounds, but that's not going to help his utter lack of physical fitness due to being solely an indoor cat.
I was going to say, even with martial arts training I doubt someone looking like this has any chance against someone who atleast on first glance appears far fitter and muscular (not to mention also atleast somewhat trained in martial arts). He'd not only have to drop serious weight, he'd have to seriously hit the gym to have any chance. And even then, in MMA style fights the smaller guy might be at an advantage.
"...these guys would raise hundreds of millions of dollars for charity."
Now, I don't know these two's track record of charitable giving -- and I don't care to research either of them -- but I have two predictions:
1. The "charity" in question is a winner-take-all purse.
2. Charities might indeed receive "hundreds of millions" but there will *also* be a sizeable purse.
Either way, I just don't see these two duking it out for free, no matter the smack-talk.
--> Mine's the one with the bills from the mailbox in the pocket in lieu of a fat wallet.
When has he ever hit one of his own announced timescales?
"By the end of 2023 you will be able to buy a ticket for this match!"
"We expect to be able to land not one, but two, tickets by third quarter 2026"
"It will be financially irresponsible not to own one of the tickets in 2036"
"Speak up! Tickets? Fight? We did that last Thursday, didn't we? Who are you?"
> We don't recall Mary Maxwell Gates piping up when Microsoft was being accused of monopolizing the PC operating market in the early '90s,
Go check why Melanie Gates divorced Bill. Heres a clue Bill was friends with the same guy that Prince Andrew was friends with....then again people like Bill are born arseholes, they dont care about doing the right thing they only worry about getting in real trouble with the law.
The only way Putin would take on anyone was if he was guaranteed to win, and look good doing it. By any means necessary. Any challenger would be at a rather high risk of 'accidentally' ingesting some kind of sedative (at best), or being given a pep talk by the KGB for a few days in an underground bunker somewhere. You know, just to properly prepare them for the fight.
Could we expand this to include the professional wrestling notion of a tag team? If judo enters into it, then we could pair one of the contestants with Vladimir Putin. I just don't know who would make the fourth contestant--a recent US president made at least one cameo appearance at a WWE match, but I don't think he's in fighting trim.
I’m a Twitter junkie and the site has been down for me for hours. “Rate limit exceeded”. Over the last couple of days, several I follow have been ‘jailed’ for ‘spam’ while unlikely to have done any of the sorts. And now Twitter has shutdown non-signed in access to tweets? I think shutting down data centers may have not been well thought out.