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The Oatmeal's Description and Review of his Magical Space Car

Discussion in 'Model S' started by FlasherZ, May 13, 2014.

  1. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Love The Oatmeal and this did not disappoint. I hope Elon donates the $8 million - pocket change for him really.
     
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    OMG I can't stop laughing!!! Love the dragon+ferrari part!!
     
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    The Oatmeal has long been my favorite comic/blog site and I have read every entry there. I knew he liked Tesla and got Elon to donate to the museum, but I didn't know he had the car (or frankly that his blogging could fund a Model S)

    All my friends are sending me this story right now :) its a good day.
     
  5. rolosrevenge

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    I think it would be great if Tesla Motors donated the $8 million as a nod to the Tesla family.
     
  6. artsci

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    Thanks for introducing me to The Oatmeal. I had never seen his work until now. Great stuff. It's funny but also a great learning experience.

     
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    Just saw this Oatmeal cartoon myself and was about to post. The guy seems to like his car!
     
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    He came at spoke at the Seattle store. Super nice person and even stuck around to do custom cartoons for people.
     
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    Super awesome comic...
     
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    Yup, received it from three friends so far... Great way to introduce those with questions to the car...
     
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    I knew there must have been a reason why I love the car so much...this must be it:
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    My dog the paradox is a favorite of mine. He wants an engine noise app. I make "whoosh" noises when I launch.

    I've always assumed he would have to scrape to make ends meet, but I guess not. His friend also mentioned in the footnote has one, so I guess he's doing OK.

    I gotta find a more fun way to make a living , like these guys.
     
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    He got the car last August I believe, based on his Google+ posts.

    Really great that Tesla inspires people to do things such as this. Why pay for advertising when you can get this for free?
     
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    When can we see this on TV?

    Flasher--thanks for the post!
     
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    My 28 year-old son sent this to me a few hours ago. I hardly stopped laughing the whole time. :biggrin:

    I had contributed to the first fundraising effort for the Tesla lab property; probably will add some more for the museum effort.
     
  16. TEG

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    Random non-EV friends sent this to me today. It has gone 'viral'...!
     
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    ++1
     
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