After overwhelmingly positive media reaction to a blog entry saying it would make all of its patents freely available, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said that the company planned to ride the wave of good publicity by doing everything in the form of an Internet meme.
“Somebody set us up the bomb,” Musk told Autoblopnik, producing a fake light saber and flailing about wildly.
Tesla announced the move in a blog entry entitled “All Our Patents Are Belong To You,” a reference to a 1991 video game called Zero Wing that everyone talks about but no one on the planet has actually played.
“We anticipated a positive response to our patent announcement, but we were like ‘Derp!’ when we saw all the affirmative press,” said Tesla spokesnetceleb Chris Crocker. “Elon always says ‘You have no chance to survive make your time, om-nom-nom,’ so we intend to make the most of it, that is when we’re not busy following fat people around with a tuba.”
In Soviet Russia, where patents own you, Hitler was informed of the Tesla announcement and reacted by taking off his glasses with shaky hands and yelling “Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!” which in turn prompted Mike Godwin to smash his keyboard on his desk while shrieking in German.
Although most major media outlets heralded Musk’s patent announcement and his witty headline, not all reactions were positive. Jaloptoblog criticized the move, with a story headlined “FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-“.
“We understand that not everyone will get the reference,” cried Crocker. “But how could anyone out there make fun of Elon? After all he’s been through? LEAVE HIM ALONE! You’re lucky he even makes cars for you bastards! LEAVE ELON ALONE!!!”
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