Friday, July 13, 2018

At least history will be funny.

Elon Musk’s Boring Company unveils bricks being produced from dirt dug in its tunnels.

A few weeks ago someone on twitter said - remember back during the Dotcom boom when companies had to buy other companies to prove growth? Well, every time I see Elon's antics - it's all I can see. But at least he's got the important things down like tunnel mood lighting. (in the link)

To be sure, people can be crazy for longer than you can stay sane. We just watch and watch shaking our heads. If this was his money it would be funny. But it's not. It's yours.

I wanted to title this - I wonder how much it costs to remove bricks. But I already know the answer, and it's significantly higher than removing dirt. So this clown show rolls on. Next I bet he tries to sell air.

Honestly when he started this whole Boring company I thought there was a high chance he'd just run into gold and make laughing stocks out of all of us. But whatevs.

P.S. I'm anxiously waiting for winter to see how that silly tent manufacturing line is going to work out.


  1. Capital of Texas RefugeeSunday, July 15, 2018 11:39:00 AM

    This reminds me of Olympic bricks, which are bricks that are sold by local Olympic organizing committees so they can pay for various public projects related to the Olympics in their cities.

    Some cities now even have a "find your brick" Web site feature so you can go find your brick, but Olympic bricks were a thing at the Calgary and Atlanta Olympics, and perhaps several others.

    So if Elon Musk had his brick machines stamp onto the bricks slogans such as "BRICKS ARE BORING" and "IT TOOK A MIGHTY BORING COMPANY TO MAKE THIS BRICK", he might actually be able to raise the price.

    They could even become collectables: "CHICAGO IS BUILT ON BORING BRICKS" and that sort of thing.

    Oh, and Elon, if you're reading this, you're welcome: we're only providing "useful advice" here to you for 100% LOLZ. :-)

  2. I think comparing this to the Olympic buildings which basically decay into obscurity after their use is pretty apropos. I mean, he can sell the bricks for 10 cents or whatever, but how much it is costing US to make those bricks? It could be costing him 100 bucks a brick and we would never know. He gets to look like a saint, but since he's already an admitted socialist, so I'm guessing he's just using your money for his ridiculous pet projects. He is a remora on the belly of government and completely devoid of needing to care about supply and demand. It takes a really long time to run out of other peoples money.

  3. Yeah, but who is landing rockets on a stamp in the middle of the ocean. Elon.... or Russia? I'm willing to go along with a lot of bitching about Elon, but not from Russia. What the eff does Russia even make these days? Except really good hackers?

  4. Good. NASA has been robbing us forever.

  5. Yeah... I am going to sit this one out for a while. I've seen a ton of Scifi movies, and you guys always get stuck with one crazy up there in a tin can. You can send back pictures. Or diaries to warn the next people of what happened to you. Hint - it always involves monsters.

  6. Capital of Texas RefugeeSunday, July 22, 2018 5:50:00 PM

    Gründlich durchgecheckt
    steht sie da und
    wartet auf den Start -
    alles klar!
    Experten streiten sich
    um ein paar Daten
    die Crew hat da noch
    ein paar Fragen doch
    der Countdown läuft ...

    ... dann hebt er ab und ...

    "Völlig losgelöst ... von der Erde ... schwebt das Raumschiff ... völlig schwerelos ..."


    (oh, yeah, and "99 Luftballoons" is also better in German) :-)