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Elon Musk’s next-gen Tesla Roadster is a next-gen dank meme

What's better than the new Tesla roadster?

Nov 26, 2017, 6:00 am

Internet Culture


Jay Hathaway

Geeky godhead Elon Musk unveiled the next generation Tesla Roadster this week, to the delight of slobbering fanboys everywhere, but what if I told you there’s a vehicle that beats the Tesla on all sorts of important metrics at a fraction of the price?

RIP Tesla. Long live the ’96 Previa. Never mind that the Tesla might literally be able to fly.

This image seems has spawned a meme comparing the Tesla to cheaper cars—and other, non-car products—that seem to offer superior performance if you only look at something as specific as “number of sunroofs.”

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The Tesla Roadster comparison meme is reminiscent of a recent iPhone X meme, which showed how much weird novelty crap you could buy for the price of one of Apple’s new phones.

In fact, someone even made a Tesla/iPhone mashup meme:

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Meanwhile, an Instagram and Reddit poster who goes by “godemperormusk” has been single-handedly pushing Elon Musk memes for months, and it seems they’re starting to gain a little traction now that the Tesla Roadster is a big thing. This Musk post was a big hit on Reddit’s r/dankmemes forum on a day when Net Neutrality and the Federal Communications Commission dominated about 90 percent of the conversation:

At this point, all signs point to a bright future for Musk memes. They’re going to the moon, if not to Mars.

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*First Published: Nov 26, 2017, 6:00 am