Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor
Hawthorne, CA, United States (4E) – This time Elon Musk is either certifiably crazy or is poking fun at our unnerving penchant to believe anything (meaning we’re suckers).
The founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc is selling his newest product and it’s outlandish — a sculpted flamethrower you’re supposed to kill zombies with in the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse. And if this weapon doesn’t work, Musk guarantees you’ll get your money back – that is if you’re still alive.
Musk is offering this joke (what else to call it?) through his tunnel boring company named The Boring Company. He calls this contraption “the world’s safest flamethrower” and says it’s now available for pre-order at $500 apiece.
Musk tweeted to guarantee the effectiveness of the Musk flamethrower against zombies.
“When the zombie apocalypse happens, you’ll be glad you bought a flamethrower. Works against hordes of the undead or your money back!” tweeted Musk.
Musk’s infrastructure and tunneling company is offering 20,000 flamethrowers for a $500 a pop. The flamethrower also comes with an optional a fire extinguisher (in case you flamethrower your house) sold separately for $30.
People that buy The Boring Company flamethrowers aren’t required to undergo govenrment background checks. Flamethrowers aren’t regulated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Musk denies he’s fueling a Zombie Apocalypse paranoia, and tweeted “The rumor that I’m secretly creating a zombie apocalypse to generate demand for flamethrowers is completely false. You’d need millions of zombies for a so-called ‘apocalypse’ anyway. Where would I even get a factory big enough to make so many!?”
Musk apparently decided to build and sell flamethrowers to finance The Boring Company’s expensive plan to build a network of tunnels that will see people and cars transported on high-speed electric sleds, thereby helping to ease traffic congestion at street level.
To raise funds for this tunnel boring project, Musk late in 2017 sold a bunch of Boring Company-branded caps at $20 apiece. In December, Musk tweeted that when the hats sold out, “we will start selling The Boring Company flamethrower.”
Why he doesn’t raise the cash instead remains a mystery.
Article – All Rights Reserved.
Provided by FeedSyndicate