Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admire Elon Musk's Twitter account. In just 280 characters, Musk has made promises to fix South Australia's energy crisis, offered help to save the kids trapped in a cave in Thailand, and launched his biggest and best ideas. But best of all, Musk is funny, and he isn't afraid of some self-deprecating humor at times. We have collected the 17 best tweets from Musk that made us love the serial entrepreneur and big dreamer just a little bit more.
1. Flame-throwers for the zombie apocalypse
Remember that time Musk funded The Boring Company by selling real-life flamethrowers? He backed up the unbelievable publicity stunt with some ripper tweets urging people to buy because they would really come in handy if the zombie apocalypse arrives.
2. Involvement in the zombie apocalypse
Musk pushed the joke in ways only a man selling flamethrowers can, following up his initial tweet by denying his involvement in the creation of a zombie apocalypse. It's clear Musk is having as much fun with the idea of flamethrowers as his fans are.
When Musk jokingly pondered why there wasn't a Flat Mars Society to stand in solidarity with the Flat Earth Society, the response from the flat-Earthers couldn't have been better. The group tweeted at Musk saying Mars had been observed to be round.
4. He is a lost alien
How is it possible for one man to be the head of so many cutting-edge companies and still manage to date Grimes? Musk seems to delight in denying the rumors his fans must hope is actually true.
5. April Fools!
Musk has never hidden his struggles with getting Tesla profitable, which makes this April Fool’s joke even better because it's almost too close for comfort.
6. Daddy Musk
Elon Musk asks Twitter for bad jokes to use on his children. But from the looks of his Twitter, he doesn't need advice on cheesy humor.
7. Tony Stark or Dr. Evil?
Musk is well aware of his comparisons with both good and bad characters from popular culture. After the attempts to land a Falcon 9 rocket after launch in 2015, Musk told his Twitter fans that if the next attempt was a success he'd really indulge in his evil genius stereotype by getting a volcano lair.
8. He is human after all
Even Elon Musk needs some downtime and it seems the South African loves to watch the grotesque but funny animated TV show Rick and Morty. Replying to a fan, Musk admits he loves the show.
9. Honesty is the best policy
There is an age-old saying that you should tell the people around you that you love them at least once a day. Musk seems to be following this sage advice to everything he loves, including Twitter.
10. Haters love him
Many theorists out there are determined to hang on to the belief that space travel is a lie cooked up by the government. Musk isn't afraid to stir the pot when it comes to the rumors that he has faked every SpaceX launch.
11. He's a Juggalo
Turns out if you want to avoid detection by facial recognition software, simply dress as an Insane Clown Posse fan. Known as Juggalos, these die-hard fans often paint their faces with extreme clown music that has been proven to confuse algorithm in facial recognition software. Musk tweeted his approval of this news only to be asked by the infamous band for financial help who say they are broke after fighting the FBI over their decision to label their fans as a gang.
12. He's so quirky LOL
We love a confident king, and Musk isn't afraid to be one.
13. "His name is Gary"
It's unclear what this tweet is about. But we sure hope Gary is doing well.
14. Scale is important
Musk understands that it is really difficult to understand really big ideas. So to help his fans he tweeted this graphic of the gigafactory in relation to a hamster.
15. If you know, you know
Yes, this tweet is real. And we're right there with you, Elon.
😅 thank goodness it’s not November https://t.co/ius8kAptiC— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 9, 2019