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Tesla in today's funnies

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by Patrick W, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Patrick W

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  2. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    Not sure I get that one either. Is the old guy saying he'd rather be killed by a Tesla than a bus? Or is he implying that his wife wouldn't miss him as much? Either way, it seems like some context is missing.
     
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    #3 BluestarE3, Oct 29, 2016
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    Not sure either. Maybe it's that if one were to be run over and killed by a motor vehicle, it would be a bit more tolerable for his widow if it had been by a classy/desirable vehicle like a Tesla rather than by a mere bus (the proverbial and inglorious prospect of being "thrown under the bus")? Or, I can't afford an aspirational car such as the Tesla, so If I had to go, let my final experience in life be an encounter with a Tesla?

    But, whatever the intended meaning, it's interesting to see Tesla get a mention in the popular lexicon within a mainstream comic strip
     
  4. JeffK

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    Would she be the one driving the Tesla?
     
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    Obviously, AP did it :cool:
     
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  6. SageBrush

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    Meaning seems obvious to me. Olde guy suspects that wife cares more about Tesla than about himself. Figuratively. I imagine though that the comic was inspired by the recent incident of a Tesla running over an MB.

    Similar humor:
    My then teen-age daughter brought home a refrigerator magnet that said "we had to get rid of the kids. The cats were allergic."
     
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  7. Barklikeadog

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    Autopilot crack, heh
     
  8. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Okay, this is the perfect opportunity to post this early Model S joke again for those that didn't see it.

    My Wife is Missing--
    A husband went to the police station to report his missing wife:
    Husband - I’ve lost my wife, she went shopping yesterday & has still not come home.
    Sergeant - What is her height ?
    Husband - I really never noticed.
    Sergeant - Build?
    Husband - Not slim, not really fat.
    Sergeant - Color of eyes?
    Husband - Never noticed.
    Sergeant - Color of hair?
    Husband - Changes according to season.
    Sergeant - What was she wearing?
    Husband - Dress/suit/ I don’t remember exactly.
    Sergeant - Did she go in a car?
    Husband - yes.
    Sergeant - What kind of car was it?
    Husband - Pearl White Tesla Model S rear wheel drive electric vehicle with liquid-cooled
    powertrain with 85 kWh microprocessor controlled, lithium-ion battery, motor, drive inverter,
    and gear box, three phase, four pole AC induction motor with copper rotor, drive inverter
    with variable frequency drive and regenerative braking system and single speed fixed gear
    with 9.73:1 reduction ratio and has a very thin scratch on the right front lower bumper section.…
    at this point the husband started crying.
    Sergeant - won't worry sir.......We will find your car.
     
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    I guess it's an autopilot joke but I could also see it referring to a wrongful death lawsuit - bus driver versus a rich Tesla owner.
     
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  11. EV-lutioin

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    If it takes this many people to figure out why a comic is funny..... then it is not funny.
     
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  12. Gig103

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    Agreed.
     
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  13. MorrisonHiker

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    I think this comic has two meanings.

    1. The wife says she'd be upset if her husband was run over by a bus. I think the husband is upset that the wife mentions "a bus". Wouldn't she be just as upset if he was run over by a car, train, etc.? I think you could remove Tesla from the 2nd picture and replace it with "car", "train", etc.
    2. The author of the strip is just rehashing the "news" about how "dangerous" Tesla's autopilot is. FUD.

    Also, remember that just because it's a comic strip doesn't mean it's supposed to be funny.
     
  14. MrRandyB

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    I think maybe it's spin on Tesla being for the wealthy.

    She says I would miss you if you were hit by a bus - perhaps a small settlement

    Where he says what if I were hit by a Tesla - where she can sue the "wealthy" owner

    Just a guess - not sure really
     
  15. MXadopter

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    Nah guys, I think that this cartoon is a jab at global warming. It is designed to create an analogy.

    If he gets hit by a bus or a Tesla, it would result in his death and she would really miss him either way....so....

    Weather we drive ICE's or EV's- the final outcome will be the same. (Earth will warm and cool cycle, as it has in the past, regardless of our influence)
     

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