You'd imagine that Musk is totally busy every waking second of the day, given that he's running a spaceship company and an independent car company at the same time. It turns out he actually makes room to hang out with Justin Beiber, populate plans for railgunning people from LA to SF, and probably make more babies if he wanted to. The dude has five kids.
This is where Bored Elon Musk comes in. It's a window into the mind of Elon Musk when he's waiting for his Hot Pockets to finish microwaving. It's a glimpse at how he thinks when the elevator is, like, taking forever to get to the fifth floor. It's a snapshot of his mental processes when he's on the runway before his next flight to Afghanistan to demonstrate a new missile... oh wait, that was Iron Man. Sorry.
In any case, Bored Elon Musk is brilliant. You get doodles of what Musk's brain must be like on its off days.
200 meter tall tether ball transportation system for moving employees around large office parks. pic.twitter.com/h65RxsjV5A— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) September 16, 2013
Yes, there are still many combustion-based cars on the road. As autumn arrives we CAN make improvements: pic.twitter.com/I9NXTE5VQa— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) September 14, 2013
Food delivery service that fires gyroscopic ball (meal inside) to your home. Parachutes down within 5 feet. Sketch: pic.twitter.com/5TqLscSadr— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) September 7, 2013
And you also get more non-doodle design proposals.
Lego vaporization module that turns any nearby block into dust when a foot is detected within 3 centimeters or less. #NoMoreOuch— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) August 12, 2013
Sitbit. A small wrist-band which electrocutes you when you sit too long. Share electrocution stats with your friends.— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) August 14, 2013
And then there are gems like this.
Bananamangos.— Bored Elon Musk (@BoredElonMusk) August 12, 2013
The trick is that they're only just beyond the realm of possibility for things Musk might think up. There are 197 tweets so far and that's only since mid August. Start following.
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