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(News 12 Westchester)   Elon Musk donates $1mil to the Tesla Museum   (longisland.news12.com) divider line 47
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2014-07-12 08:51:46 PM
What's his car company called again? He either did it by accident thinking he was plowing it back into his company or he's (successfully) getting free publicity for his product.
 
2014-07-12 10:43:37 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: What's his car company called again? He either did it by accident thinking he was plowing it back into his company or he's (successfully) getting free publicity for his product.


And possibly, being something of a wealthy tech geek, he's donating his pocket change in a nod to someone he obviously admires.
 
2014-07-12 10:44:10 PM
That reminds me, I'm out of oatmeal.
 
2014-07-12 11:03:21 PM
Worst
Supervillian
Ever

I can't believe he's actually going to do it. That's pretty cool.
 
2014-07-12 11:06:19 PM

civileng: That reminds me, I'm out of oatmeal.


Brb, off to buy the oatmeal.  All of it.
 
2014-07-12 11:11:48 PM
Thats alot of money to house and display the broken furniture and debris left over after the government ransacked his lab.
 
2014-07-12 11:31:12 PM
Another million?
 
2014-07-12 11:37:49 PM
Granted this is looking the gift horse in the mouth, but the ask was for $8 million. Oatmeal is still $7 million short of making the museum real.
 
2014-07-12 11:39:06 PM
Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses
 
2014-07-12 11:45:41 PM

OceanVortex: Granted this is looking the gift horse in the mouth, but the ask was for $8 million. Oatmeal is still $7 million short of making the museum real.


They should ask the Thomas Edison museum to donate.  That would be hilarious.
 
2014-07-12 11:46:06 PM
NICE.  Not only is Elon Musk paying the million, he's also gonna put a Tesla supercharger station in the parking lot for it!

Dammit.  Now I really want one of those things.
 
2014-07-12 11:56:25 PM

moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses


Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?
 
2014-07-13 12:18:18 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: What's his car company called again? He either did it by accident thinking he was plowing it back into his company or he's (successfully) getting free publicity for his product.


The disturbing as fark thing I've been reading about this is stuff like the above... As if Musk should have donated all his worldly possessions to the museum and make a pilgrimage there every year on Tesla's birthday to pay homage to the man...

He doesn't have to do a damn thing really. But because Elon-kickfarkingass-Musk is Elon-kickfarkingass-Musk, he did donate that and quite a lot more.
 
2014-07-13 12:21:15 AM

LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?


I think ya nailed it.

As for the whole 1 mil instead of 8 mil thing.... Lots of donors tend to not kick in until the ball is rolling. 12.5% is a pretty good roll. I expect lots of smaller donations to start heading their way.
 
2014-07-13 12:43:40 AM
Freaking awesome. Now about that power suit....
 
2014-07-13 01:35:14 AM

Iczer: The disturbing as fark thing I've been reading about this is stuff like the above... As if Musk should have donated all his worldly possessions to the museum and make a pilgrimage there every year on Tesla's birthday to pay homage to the man...


I don't care what he does. I just can't reconcile the endless cynicism about CEOs and their alleged insatiable greed with people like yourselves white-knighting him over a pocket-change contribution. I usually take the position you're taking, but today I decided to be cynical about it and offer the "follow the money" argument.

In Musk's case it deserves more than a passing examination since he's selling vehicles that are the bright stars of the environmental movement, which has apparently deified him and rendered him immune to criticism even though he eventually intends to make a profit on the enterprise, bringing us back to the evil CEO position.

It's the inconsistency of the positions taken by the parties in question that offends me. Which is he,angel or devil? Should I love him or late him? Please, oh please, won't someone tell me what to think?
 
2014-07-13 01:55:43 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Iczer: The disturbing as fark thing I've been reading about this is stuff like the above... As if Musk should have donated all his worldly possessions to the museum and make a pilgrimage there every year on Tesla's birthday to pay homage to the man...

I don't care what he does. I just can't reconcile the endless cynicism about CEOs and their alleged insatiable greed with people like yourselves white-knighting him over a pocket-change contribution. I usually take the position you're taking, but today I decided to be cynical about it and offer the "follow the money" argument.

In Musk's case it deserves more than a passing examination since he's selling vehicles that are the bright stars of the environmental movement, which has apparently deified him and rendered him immune to criticism even though he eventually intends to make a profit on the enterprise, bringing us back to the evil CEO position.

It's the inconsistency of the positions taken by the parties in question that offends me. Which is he,angel or devil? Should I love him or late him? Please, oh please, won't someone tell me what to think?


Son, yer on yer own.
 
2014-07-13 01:55:56 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Iczer: The disturbing as fark thing I've been reading about this is stuff like the above... As if Musk should have donated all his worldly possessions to the museum and make a pilgrimage there every year on Tesla's birthday to pay homage to the man...

I don't care what he does. I just can't reconcile the endless cynicism about CEOs and their alleged insatiable greed with people like yourselves white-knighting him over a pocket-change contribution. I usually take the position you're taking, but today I decided to be cynical about it and offer the "follow the money" argument.

In Musk's case it deserves more than a passing examination since he's selling vehicles that are the bright stars of the environmental movement, which has apparently deified him and rendered him immune to criticism even though he eventually intends to make a profit on the enterprise, bringing us back to the evil CEO position.

It's the inconsistency of the positions taken by the parties in question that offends me. Which is he,angel or devil? Should I love him or late him? Please, oh please, won't someone tell me what to think?


You seem to have mistaken us Fark Libs for Josef Stalin's love children.  Last I checked, I'm not against someone making a profit.  Even an enormous profit.  What I am against is CEOs screwing their workers or making cut-corner products or buggering the environment while stealing from the tax coffers all for the sake of saving a few cents per unit that they plug back into their salary.  Musk isn't a saint, but he pays his people well, produces a high quality product that delivers legitimate environmental benefits, and does it all without the obscene tax breaks that other industries get (yes, he gets tax breaks, but nothing like the oil companies, for example).
 
2014-07-13 02:19:11 AM
I farking love this guy.
 
2014-07-13 03:30:28 AM

Stile4aly: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Iczer: The disturbing as fark thing I've been reading about this is stuff like the above... As if Musk should have donated all his worldly possessions to the museum and make a pilgrimage there every year on Tesla's birthday to pay homage to the man...

I don't care what he does. I just can't reconcile the endless cynicism about CEOs and their alleged insatiable greed with people like yourselves white-knighting him over a pocket-change contribution. I usually take the position you're taking, but today I decided to be cynical about it and offer the "follow the money" argument.

In Musk's case it deserves more than a passing examination since he's selling vehicles that are the bright stars of the environmental movement, which has apparently deified him and rendered him immune to criticism even though he eventually intends to make a profit on the enterprise, bringing us back to the evil CEO position.

It's the inconsistency of the positions taken by the parties in question that offends me. Which is he,angel or devil? Should I love him or late him? Please, oh please, won't someone tell me what to think?

You seem to have mistaken us Fark Libs for Josef Stalin's love children.  Last I checked, I'm not against someone making a profit.  Even an enormous profit.  What I am against is CEOs screwing their workers or making cut-corner products or buggering the environment while stealing from the tax coffers all for the sake of saving a few cents per unit that they plug back into their salary.  Musk isn't a saint, but he pays his people well, produces a high quality product that delivers legitimate environmental benefits, and does it all without the obscene tax breaks that other industries get (yes, he gets tax breaks, but nothing like the oil companies, for example).


Not to mention he's opened up his patents to be used by other companies so long as it's done in good faith.
 
2014-07-13 04:48:26 AM
The real world's Tony Stark
 
2014-07-13 06:10:03 AM
Why doesn't Elon have a scent yet?
 
2014-07-13 06:28:48 AM
...on what would have been Nikola Tesla's 158th birthday

Aww man, I didn't know he died. Somebody should have posted.
 
2014-07-13 06:37:55 AM

Phil Moskowitz: Why doesn't Elon have a scent yet?


He could call it "Too Low For Zero" after his album. Or do I have the wrong Elon?
 
2014-07-13 06:45:05 AM

BigLuca: OceanVortex: Granted this is looking the gift horse in the mouth, but the ask was for $8 million. Oatmeal is still $7 million short of making the museum real.

They should ask the Thomas Edison museum to donate.  That would be hilarious.


How 'bout the bank JP Morgan[-Chase] instead?
 
2014-07-13 07:54:57 AM

LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?


You're supposed to ignore the trolls, not feed them.
 
2014-07-13 09:26:17 AM
The anti-Larry Ellison
 
2014-07-13 10:13:22 AM
Elon Musk? I only use that when I'm out of Axe Body Spray.
 
2014-07-13 10:27:14 AM
Who ?
 
2014-07-13 10:39:45 AM
Hmm, great paywall idiots at News 12. It took disabling two divs (set to display: none instead of block). I wish there was an adblock like extension to automatically hide divs like that. Anyone know one?
 
2014-07-13 10:59:34 AM
One these days this guy is going to go full Bond villain.
...and here I am wondering if I'll still meet the pt requirements by then.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-13 11:22:45 AM

way south: One these days this guy is going to go full Bond villain.


I'm thinking more this guy:
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-13 11:50:15 AM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: What's his car company called again? He either did it by accident thinking he was plowing it back into his company or he's (successfully) getting free publicity for his product.


Basically, what happened is that Musk saw this, and then asked Inman "How much do you need"?
 
2014-07-13 11:55:13 AM

LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?


Hey look who gets to sit between them on the bus. Nooo my heroes! The paypal guy and the maladjusted aspie! Everyone loves paypal and bitter comics!
 
2014-07-13 12:24:20 PM

moothemagiccow: LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?

Hey look who gets to sit between them on the bus. Nooo my heroes! The paypal guy and the maladjusted aspie! Everyone loves paypal and bitter comics!


Well, somebody looks like a maladjusted, bitter aspie here, but it's not Inman.
 
2014-07-13 12:55:47 PM

HeartBurnKid: Adolf Oliver Nipples: What's his car company called again? He either did it by accident thinking he was plowing it back into his company or he's (successfully) getting free publicity for his product.

Basically, what happened is that Musk saw this, and then asked Inman "How much do you need"?


Slut shaming at its finest.
 
2014-07-13 01:49:23 PM
I'll stick with my H1 Hummer and Murcielago hippies
 
2014-07-13 01:51:24 PM

Boojum2k: way south: One these days this guy is going to go full Bond villain.

I'm thinking more this guy:
[img.fark.net image 320x240]


Which reminds me, the show went downhill when they went from syndication to Saturday Morning ABC/Xanatos went from villain to nonhero.
 
2014-07-13 02:07:58 PM

LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?


the Oatmeal is one of the most vapid uninspired comics.  It adds nothing real.  It simply just parrots back generally accepted internet beliefs to the masses not he internet in order to drive clicks.
 
2014-07-13 02:14:13 PM

sprgrss: LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?

the Oatmeal is one of the most vapid uninspired comics.  It adds nothing real.  It simply just parrots back generally accepted internet beliefs to the masses not he internet in order to drive clicks.


MY LORD! You're right!
/and observational comedy is an actual thing.
 
2014-07-13 02:38:29 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: he eventually intends to make a profit on the enterprise, bringing us back to the evil CEO position.


Do you honestly think people who are critical of CEOs are against for-profit businesses?

Who is saying profit = evil?
 
2014-07-13 03:35:26 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: What's his car company called again? He either did it by accident thinking he was plowing it back into his company or he's (successfully) getting free publicity for his product.


You must be new to the internet. Are you a Quaker by chance?
 
2014-07-13 04:17:03 PM

sprgrss: LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?

the Oatmeal is one of the most vapid uninspired comics.  It adds nothing real.  It simply just parrots back generally accepted internet beliefs to the masses not he internet in order to drive clicks.


I agree.  I like comics about lasagna and Mondays.
 
2014-07-13 04:49:56 PM

HeartBurnKid: moothemagiccow: LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?

Hey look who gets to sit between them on the bus. Nooo my heroes! The paypal guy and the maladjusted aspie! Everyone loves paypal and bitter comics!

Well, somebody looks like a maladjusted, bitter aspie here, but it's not Inman.


Onoz help me out of my parents basement! I'm a cliche!
 
2014-07-13 06:50:37 PM

moothemagiccow: HeartBurnKid: moothemagiccow: LeoffDaGrate: moothemagiccow: Elon Musk and that dick that writes the oatmeal can both eat my ass. They should both move to Canada together and give each other handjobs on open-top buses

Um... Any reason for the hate?  Other than the fact that one is well known, well liked and funny, the other is really stinking rich, and you're pounding the keyboard furiously from your parent's basement?

Hey look who gets to sit between them on the bus. Nooo my heroes! The paypal guy and the maladjusted aspie! Everyone loves paypal and bitter comics!

Well, somebody looks like a maladjusted, bitter aspie here, but it's not Inman.

Onoz help me out of my parents basement! I'm a cliche!


Well, the first step is admitting you have a problem.
 
2014-07-13 11:32:05 PM

moothemagiccow: Onoz help me out of my parents basement! I'm a cliche!


As a Canadian, I welcome The Oatmeal and Mr. Musk to enjoy themselves atop our open-top buses as they please. You, on the other hand, are not welcome to join in on the fun. Good day to you sir.

s13.postimg.org
 
2014-07-14 09:15:02 AM

BigLuca: OceanVortex: Granted this is looking the gift horse in the mouth, but the ask was for $8 million. Oatmeal is still $7 million short of making the museum real.

They should ask the Thomas Edison museum to donate.  That would be hilarious.


I like the cut of your jib, sir!
 
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