Here comes that Musky scent again

Elon Musk on public transit:

"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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10 Responses:

  1. Jim Sweeney says:

    "hollowed out volcano."

    Yes...

  2. MrEricSir says:

    Let's conveniently forget that the terrorist attack of choice nowadays is to get behind the wheel of a car and run people over.

  3. Alex says:

    "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.

    • jwz says:

      To be fair, I think they only referred to the trains (or possibly the cable cars) as "quaintly adequate", not Muni as a whole.

    • mdhughes says:

      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.

      • Paul Rain says:

        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.

  4. robert_ says:

    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.

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