Smells Like Geek Spirit

Elongated Man.Title: “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”

Author: Ashlee Vancen

Rank: 47

Blurb: “Vance spent more than 30 hours in conversation with Musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk’s world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.”

Review: “There are three books that a true geek should read at least once… Actually, I am not a true geek so I just made that up.”

Customers Also Bought: “Sam Walton: Made In America”

Footnote: The Musk Cult runs strong in Geekdom, but merging with PayPal and then flipping it to eBay isn’t the kind of Not-Founder’s Story that inspires us, and for $71,070, your hip electric car damn well better work. Get back to us when you’ve done something that actually changes our life.

Elon Musk [Amazon]

Buy or Die [Stinque@Amazon Kickback Link]


One thing for sure, Elon won’t corner the market with his musk unlike a Canada City comedy character did once.

Things are going smashingly with his Moonraker program.

“Good bye, Elon. Our town will never forgive you!”
— Marge Simpson

I’m scared to ask what is the meaning of “Red Diaper Baby Wipes” for the 6/5/15 Stinque Tweet of the Day.

@SanFranLefty: The associative train of thought runs something like this:

It’s suggested that I unionize myself, following Gawker’s lead. Coincidentally, my grandfather was a union organizer for lumber mills along the Oregon coast during the 30s and 40s. That was also the era of “Red Diaper Babies”, children of American old-school commies and socialists.

And once you reach “Red Diaper Baby”, the pun suggests itself.

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