2018-02-08 – The difference between me and Elon Musk is that I donate my clunker cars to NPR and he shoots his out into interplanetary space.
I have to admit that his method for disposing of cars is way cool compared to mine. When my cars finally give out, a guy in a tow truck comes, I sign it over, and watch him tow it away. When Musk is done with a car, he builds a rocket, hoists the car to the payload compartment, and launches the rocket into space. He even puts a dummy dressed in a space suit in the driver’s seat. How cool is that? My only question is: what did he do with the title? Did he just leave it in the glove compartment?
Elon Musk made a video of his clunker disposal. If you haven’t seen it, it’s really worth looking at. It was as cool as the old Apollo launches (though I miss Walter Cronkite). The return landing of the two side boosters alone is worth the price of admission.
I don’t have a video of my clunker disposals.
On the day of the launch a FAKE Tweet was trending that seemed rather apropos (even though fake). Here it is:
We now know that, should you ever want to dispose of a clunker president, SpaceX is capable of doing so. And if the sitting president is concerned that riding in a convertible might mess up his hair, tell him that there is no air in space.
Although Elon Musk’s test of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket was very cool, it is concerning that billionaires are taking over functions that once were thought only governments could handle. We’ve had mercenaries fighting our wars (Blackwater and Halliburton). Only this month Bezos, Dimon, and Buffet announced they are looking to find a solution to our health care insurance crisis. We’ve elected an alleged billionaire president, and now Musk has demonstrated the capability of removing that billionaire from office by shooting him into space.
Is this the face of the future?
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You may leave here for four days in space, but when you return it’s the same old place…
P.F. Sloan, “Eve of Destruction”