Elon Musk Is Going To Build A Freaking Medieval Watchtower

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Because of course. Of course he is.

Occasionally, we are blessed with a rare gem of news so brilliantly awesome that it doesn’t have to be embellished in any way. About half of such stories these days seem to come from genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Elon Musk.

In addition to Tesla and SpaceX, one of Musk’s eleventy billion little pet projects is The Boring Company. This aptly named endeavor digs giant tunnels for transportation systems called Loops that use giant electric “skates.” He’s already received clearance to build several Loops in major cities and airports.

But if your main deal is digging tunnels, what are you going to do with all that dirt? Well, Musk has found the answer: BUILD A MEDIEVAL WATCHTOWER.

Yes, you read that right. Elon Musk will soon have his very own lordly siegeworks to sit behind and cackle like the mad king he is.

The tower will serve as The Boring Company’s headquarters and will be made from Boring Bricks, a low-cost building material comprised of compressed dirt gathered from all that tunneling. The Boring Company will sell these marvelous, Lego-like blocks that can withstand an earthquake at their own Boring-Brick-and-presumably-mortar store, so you too can build a castle. Or, you know, something less cool.

Elon even tweeted yesterday that the Bricks will be free for affordable housing projects, something sorely needed in California.

Long live our real life Tony Stark.

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Korinne
Korinne

Making bricks out of dirt? This is madness!

Robpoolman
Robpoolman

Can we use the bricks to build the southern wall?

Still Jules
Still Jules

Tunnels with trains in them to take people from one place to another? Crazytown, right? snicker snicker

Building blocks out of compacted earth, to build, like, houses and stuff? Absolutely insane, right? snicker snicker

Doing something fun and creative as a marketing tool as well as an illustration of a concept? What the hell is this guy SMOKING, right? snicker snicker.

But all the snideness and snickering went right past the true genius of the plan---the play on words. That has to be the best naming strategy ever.

in the meantime I'll try to restrain snickers the next time I am in New Mexico driving past those century-old and older buildings made out of compacted earthen bricks, and when in a big city I'll avoid the subway or the Tube now that trains in tunnels have been identified as just plain nuts, idea-wise.

I will, however, visit the Medieval Watchtower (hope it's really called that) to get some cool building ideas. Free or cheap building materials, instant insulation and temperature regulation, ability to build buildings that are not square----I MIGHT find something to like there.

El C.I.D.
El C.I.D.

The guy relies heavily on corporate welfare, but I'll be damned if he doesn't use it on awesome stuff. If the government is gonna subsidize private companies anyways, they might as well give it to a guy who will use it like Musk does!

DriverZn
DriverZn

"Long live our real life Tony Stark." Sadly that is spot on, right down to all the personal issues and erratic behaviors.

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