It’s a super terrible idea, the Tesla boss tells his Instagram followers. Don’t get it? 20,000 people didElon Musk says he has sold out of flamethrowers. The Tesla boss, who appears to be conducting his business as if storyboarding a new superhero film, only one that is based on that episode of The Apprentice where they have to sell as many sandwiches as possible and hope that people really enjoy soggy prawn’n’mayo baps, has shifted all 20,000 available units of his new product, a $500 flamethrower. Like the $20 baseball caps, which also sold out, they are branded with the name of Musk’s tunnelling venture, the Boring Company.Five days ago, Musk announced this flash sale from hell by posting an Instagram video of himself pretending to go for the cameraman with one of these hefty fire machines, which does make one wonder why one of the richest men in the world is acting like his life’s ambition is to be the kind of YouTuber who eats record-breaking chilli peppers, then attempts a “social experiment” to prove a point about sexism being totally bad. “Don’t do this,” he captioned it. “Also, I want to be clear that a flamethrower is a super terrible idea. Definitely don’t buy one. Unless you like fun.” Huh huh huh! Why be unscorched when you can be Boring? Continue reading…



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