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(Jalopnik)   Behold the Power of Oatmeal - Elon Musk pledges support for Tesla Museum project   (jalopnik.com) divider line 79
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2012-08-16 02:01:53 PM
That's cool all around, but damn that's an odd name. "Elon Musk" sounds like a cheap cologne
 
2012-08-16 02:53:31 PM
"Elan Musk" would be either a great or terrible porn name.
 
2012-08-16 02:56:30 PM
 
2012-08-16 02:57:31 PM
Of course he pledges support, he can't have any money left.
 
2012-08-16 02:57:53 PM
I think the Oatmeal is a pretty cool guy. Eh raises money and doesn't afraid of anything.
 
2012-08-16 02:59:24 PM
Funny how Elon Musk is always described as the "founder" of Tesla and PayPal. I mean, the "found" part is right, the "er" not so much.
 
2012-08-16 02:59:53 PM

Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats


Except that well, it's not. RTFA.
 
2012-08-16 02:59:57 PM

Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats


Behold the absence of care!.
 
2012-08-16 03:02:14 PM

The AlbinoSaxon: I think the Oatmeal is a pretty cool guy. Eh raises money and doesn't afraid of anything.


You need to pay more better attention on who you write.

/but yeah, he is a cool guy :)
 
2012-08-16 03:03:20 PM
And then I said: "Oatmeal! Are you crazy?"
 
2012-08-16 03:04:07 PM

Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats


That story is about the fundraiser starting - this link is about Elon Musk acknowledging the effort and contributing.

Hero trumps follow-up.
=Smidge=
/The site is just six miles from my office
//Will drop by if the museum comes to pass
///Does Elon still get donuts-in-the-parking-lot rights from using his own funds?
 
2012-08-16 03:04:28 PM

CygnusDarius: Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats

Behold the absence of care!.


Behold the irony of the fact that you don't care and yet care enough to comment.
 
2012-08-16 03:04:39 PM
They got my cash.
 
2012-08-16 03:05:09 PM
Is he going to do donuts in the museum parking lot, though?
 
2012-08-16 03:05:10 PM

Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats


Behold the power of img1.fark.net

/Hero trumps followup
 
2012-08-16 03:05:20 PM

Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats


Look at that, you scrambled in here so quick to be the first to shout "REPEAT" you forgot to even read the article.
 
2012-08-16 03:06:28 PM
Am I missing something, or could that donation turn out to be $2?
 
2012-08-16 03:06:54 PM
I want to see that 200' bronze statue of Musk pointing toward the heavens. Dude's a billionaire; he can make it happen.
 
2012-08-16 03:13:10 PM

the_sidewinder: And then I said: "Oatmeal! Are you crazy?"


fc00.deviantart.net
 
2012-08-16 03:14:01 PM
It's only been a day and they've already reached half the goal.

img37.imageshack.us

Madness!
 
2012-08-16 03:14:48 PM
www.netbrawl.com
Hero
 
2012-08-16 03:14:52 PM
Oatmeal presented the case so extraordinary good. I was reading it on my phone and I simply couldn't stop myself from scrolling down like under a spell.

Considering all the things people want me to know each and every second that really caught my attention and that is very rare since my computer-game damaged brain discards information faster than it can go in.
 
2012-08-16 03:16:51 PM
Nods approvingly
www.metalupdate.com
 
2012-08-16 03:19:47 PM

KatjaMouse: It's only been a day and they've already reached half the goal.


It's only been five minutes and they've thrown down an additional $2.5k to $433,030.

That's... quite the fundraising rate.
 
2012-08-16 03:22:44 PM
I like the idea of a Tesla Museum but I want to see it in Niagara Falls, seeing as:

1. Tesla's best idea which came to fruition--tapping the Falls for cheap clean electric power--still works every day;
2. Millions of tourists from all over the world come to Niagara Falls as it is;
3. All the stuff on the American side is cheap touristy stuff, the Tesla museum would be a real honest draw;
4. We've already got the Tesla statue, which is cool enough in its own right that last time I was there I saw a line several people deep just wanting to take a picture of it;
5. Look man, Tesla is cool. Niagara Falls is cool. And da Falls hasn't exactly had a great run economically of late, which not only means we need it, it means we can build it cheaper.
 
2012-08-16 03:23:09 PM

espiaboricua: CygnusDarius: Goatspunk: Behold the power of repeats

Behold the absence of care!.

Behold the irony of the fact that you don't care and yet care enough to comment.


Behold... Corn!.
 
2012-08-16 03:25:49 PM
Dirty deeds...bought dirt cheap?
 
2012-08-16 03:28:59 PM
www.teslasystems.com

I find this news shocking.
 
2012-08-16 03:29:08 PM
Now he should lobby the rich guys to kick in some money to keep the USS Texas from sinking. It's the only exising battleship that served during both world wars. Its hull is so rusty the pumps are running 24 hours a day. It's too fragile to move to a dry dock.
 
2012-08-16 03:30:00 PM

The Third Man: 3. All the stuff on the American side is cheap touristy stuff, the Tesla museum would be a real honest draw;


What? The last time I was there it was pretty bare and boring on the american side but the canadian side had hotels, a hard rock, and multiple chain bars/restaurants.
 
2012-08-16 03:30:44 PM
Huh. He actually sold out of one of the offered perks. Now there are people lamenting in the comments how they wanted to kick in $50 for a shirt and bumper sticker.
 
2012-08-16 03:36:06 PM

KatjaMouse: Huh. He actually sold out of one of the offered perks. Now there are people lamenting in the comments how they wanted to kick in $50 for a shirt and bumper sticker.


I was going to wait until I got home to contribute, until I realized how close they were to even running out of the photos. I don't even care about a damn 8x10 photo, I could print one of my own, but wait, you mean I might not get one if I wait?!

i3.ytimg.com
 
2012-08-16 03:39:08 PM
The Edison family should take it over.
 
2012-08-16 03:39:49 PM
Woops. There goes the Bumper sticker/shirt/tote perk. Looks like you're out of luck if you wanted something more than a $25 photo but didn't quite have $500 to contribute.
 
2012-08-16 03:40:10 PM
I kicked in. Been watching the metre climb all day.
 
2012-08-16 03:42:16 PM

God Is My Co-Pirate: I kicked in. Been watching the metre climb all day.


Yeah. I just made that screen grab at 3:01 and a mere 40 minutes later it went up by 10K.
 
2012-08-16 03:42:23 PM

KatjaMouse: Woops. There goes the Bumper sticker/shirt/tote perk. Looks like you're out of luck if you wanted something more than a $25 photo but didn't quite have $500 to contribute.


I have a feeling they'll add more perks soon.
 
2012-08-16 03:50:17 PM
www.thegauntlet.com
Approves...
 
2012-08-16 03:52:16 PM
9996 contributors. Who will be number 10000?
 
2012-08-16 03:55:35 PM

Nezorf: 9996 contributors. Who will be number 10000?


Anonymous.
 
2012-08-16 04:00:05 PM
Musk...

static.neatorama.com
 
2012-08-16 04:04:59 PM

KatjaMouse: God Is My Co-Pirate: I kicked in. Been watching the metre climb all day.

Yeah. I just made that screen grab at 3:01 and a mere 40 minutes later it went up by 10K.


$20k an hour average. Not to shabby.
 
2012-08-16 04:14:45 PM
Very cool; but Elon Musk should also found a brand of bargain men's cologne. Like the stuff in Walgreens.

The marketing writes itself; "Elon....Musk..."
 
2012-08-16 04:25:59 PM
Tesla... Greatest inventor EVER!!!
 
2012-08-16 04:30:00 PM
The ode to Tesla for Colorado Springs (where he had a huge laboratory) is a small bronze plaque next to the road at Memorial Park (where said laboratory used to exist). That's it. Nothing more. Sad, I tell ya.
 
2012-08-16 04:38:20 PM
I behold the power of oatmeal every day, a couple hours after breakfast. Or maybe it's the coffee.
 
2012-08-16 04:52:22 PM

HST's Dead Carcass: The ode to Tesla for Colorado Springs (where he had a huge laboratory) is a small bronze plaque next to the road at Memorial Park (where said laboratory used to exist). That's it. Nothing more. Sad, I tell ya.


That, and the still running original hydro-electric facility in Ophir that Xcel operates now. I got to go there as an IT contractor for them.... amazing.

The Ames Plant
 
2012-08-16 04:58:00 PM

KatjaMouse: It's only been a day and they've already reached half the goal.

[img37.imageshack.us image 800x513]

Madness!


cdn.uproxx.com

www.theringlord.org

I've been watching it since it got on Fark yesterday. Three perks sold out and one about to. That said from what I can tell it's at least slowed down a bit. But hey, I'm sure more geeks will get paychecks soon and this will finish well, WELL before the 45 day clock.

If they're smart they'll increase the limit or start a second limit that will fund the museum itself.

/I hope they rebuild the skeletal tower
//I'll probably donate again in a few weeks
 
2012-08-16 05:19:25 PM

Ringshadow: If they're smart they'll increase the limit or start a second limit that will fund the museum itself.


If this operates like the Bear Love Good Cancer Bad campaign the goal isn't really a limit; it will keep going until the 45 days run out. The original statement already detailed that even with the goal they hoped they could buy the property for cheaper than the current asking price and any overages (including beyond the goal) will go towards the remodeling and operation of the museum.

I'd love to see them rebuild the tower--better yet a functional one!
 
2012-08-16 05:23:37 PM

MrEricSir: Funny how Elon Musk is always described as the "founder" of Tesla and PayPal. I mean, the "found" part is right, the "er" not so much.


HUSH YOU. ELON MUSK IS THE GREATEST HUMAN BEING ALIVE WHO WILL PUT CONDOS ON MARS!!! NON BELIEVER!!!!!
 
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