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You Heard Right, Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Now Selling Flamethrowers for $500

By Nina / lundi 29 janvier 2018 10:00
“Obviously a flamethrower is a super terrible idea, definitely don’t buy one.” -Elon Musk “Unless you like fun.” -also Elon Musk. In the case of any flamethrower-related FMLs to come, you know who to blame!

Is there anything this man can’t do? With SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, OpenAI, and Paypal under his belt, his side hustle The Boring Company would seem true to its name. With The Boring Company’s branded flamethrowers up for purchase, that’s changing fast.

Of course, like anything Musk does,  the Boring Company was never meant to boring. Actually the cheeky name for Musk’s tunnel-boring company which is digging tunnels beneath Los Angeles, The Boring Company interests are deeper and vaster than the underground network they’ve built. For the past few months, Elon Musk has been using The Boring Company as a kind of marketing experiment.

It all started in the beginning of December when he “capped” the sale of his Boring Co.-brand hats at 50K and people went wild for them. Because of his oddball Twitter habits and his disciple-like following, demand for the limited-edition hats quickly led to $1 million in sales.

In the midst of the hat-related antics, Musk threw out a wild card. While posting about the sales of the hat, he casually mentioned a flamethrower.

And then he joked about it.

And then he joked about it some more.

And then he brought it up again.

And still, most of us were sure he was joking.

But alas, most of us were wrong, because on Saturday Musk posted these videos on Instagram.

 

Say hello to my little friend …

A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on

 

Great for roasting nuts 🔥 🥜

A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on

You’ve got to hand it to him. Who wouldn’t want to buy a flamethrower when it’s unveiled like this?

Apparently, the Boring Company flamethrower had been online for some time, but on an encrypted, password-protected page. That didn’t last for long, though, after someone trying to crack the code found the password was literally just “flame.”

Musk has since made the website totally accessible and is taking pre-orders for actual flamethrowers, which you can purchase yourself for only $500.

Like the hats, he’s capping the sale of flamethrowers. This time at 20K, and since he put them on the market, he’s already made more than $3.5 Million, and they are continue to sell like hotcakes.

Please, Elon. You really needn’t say more, you win either way. We know you’re joking and your charisma is going to be what sells most of the flamethrowers, but with Musk-level unpredictability and innovation, we’ve got to be prepared for the possibility that this is real too.

Everyone who’s already pre-ordered a flamethrower, brace yourself for the literal firearm that’s about to show up at your door, conscientiously warning you of the ridiculous sums you’re probably going to have to pay back to your landlord in damage fees. Know that it’s just trying to look out for you.

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