Elon Musk starts fixing L.A.’s traffic by handing out flamethrowers

Last December, Elon Musk tweeted something that—like a lot of his tweets—seemed like a joke. He said that after his SpaceX off-shoot enterprise The Boring Company had successfully sold 50,000 hats, it would start selling flamethrowers because “kids love it.” A couple months later, people realized how serious Musk was…

Elon Musk notes that the alleged sex cult is doing some good journalism at least

Last week, Elon Musk took another step closer to going “full Trump” by announcing that he wanted to launch a “credibility site” where people could rate news sites, writers, and editors on how trustworthy they are—or, more likely, on how nice to Elon Musk they are. Musk suggested that the name for this site would be …

Elon Musk loves Rick And Morty, proving it is the TV show of mega-geniuses

At this point, the most pressing question about Rick And Morty is not if Beth is a clone or how they’ll top their excellent third season. It is, rather, whether or not the show can somehow transcend its reputation for fostering a fan base of insufferable, faux-intelligent, self-important “nerd culture” warriors,…

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Elon Musk, other tech billionaires are trying to bust us out of The Matrix

The Wachowskis’ Matrix trilogy has elicited many a “whoa” since the debut of its first film in 1999—no one’s looked at batteries or Keanu Reeves the same since. The heady themes raised questions about base reality and whether or not the machines had violated Isaac Asimov’s laws of robotics when they turned all of…

Elon Musk and the Pentagon may be working on a real-life Iron Man suit

Every billionaire in the world probably thinks of themselves as a real-life Tony Stark, but Elon Musk might actually have a better claim to that title than most of them. He’s the founder of SpaceX, the CEO of Tesla Motors, and the co-founder of PayPal, which means—like Stark—he has his fingers in a lot of futuristic…

Kanye West changes the name of his new album that you’ve kind of already heard

Kanye West hasn’t left much to the imagination regarding his new album. He’s already released a few of its tracks, and back in March, he shared the album’s name and what appeared to be its cover art. The title, So Help Me God, suggested a slightly more humble Kanye, or maybe just a Kanye who remembers that whole Holy…