"It's a pain in the ass. That's why everyone doesn't like it. And there's like a bunch of random strangers, one of who might be a serial killer, OK, great."
""The man trying to build tunnels around the country is awfully unimpressed by the basic concept of shared, mass transportation."
@mattdpearce: first thing I thought of was that Danish inventor guy and his private murder submarine.
@Vinncent: Thinking everyone is a serial killer is a very normal thing to do, rather than serial killer behavior. hey I'm just asking questions
@alexnpress: in musk's defense, if I'd spent years of my life working with peter thiel, I'd probably think there were a lot more serial killers in the world than there actually are
@nandelabra: There's really no way to prove that neither he nor Peter Thiel are in fact not low-rent Patrick Batemans.
@YePirateLiberal: I will eat my own hat if @elonmusk has ever ridden San Francisco's (efficient, if shabby) BART train or (quaintly adequate) Muni trolley as anything but a publicity stunt to "prove how terrible they are".
@collumbo: In fairness getting public transport to / from your hollowed out volcano can be a challenge
@MyDickerson: Have you considered that you don't hate public transit, you just hate the poor? This is so removed from the actual experience of riding the bus. You are a misanthrope.
@brandcoachkelly: Serial killers don't drive? I mean it seems that would be a better way to get away with the crime, but ok!
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"hollowed out volcano."
That part got me giggling, too.
Haha, so good.
Let's conveniently forget that the terrorist attack of choice nowadays is to get behind the wheel of a car and run people over.
Ah, but thanks to Musk, you don't even need to be behind the wheel to drive the car into people.
"quaintly adequate" is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about Muni.
That said, I ride it every day and have never once encountered a serial killer, so it gets high marks on that score.
To be fair, I think they only referred to the trains (or possibly the cable cars) as "quaintly adequate", not Muni as a whole.
You've never been murdered by a serial killer on a bus. You don't know that the next guy over's not a serial killer, they only wear the severed faces of their victims for fancy events.
I understand that the 'Canadian' man who murdered and cannibalised a Canadian man on a intercity bus was actually travelling on a privately owned bus. So there's that.
To paraphrase the next line in The Simpsons from that scene:
Barney: Hey, aren't you that guy everybody hates?
Mr. Musk: Oh my, no! I'm Elon Musk.