Elon Musk Rips Blunt, Wields Samurai Sword and Flame Thrower as Tesla Stock Plunges
While appearing on comedian Joe Rogan’s podcast hasn’t gone well for some controversial figures — like Alex Jones, who’s appearance on the show was used against him in court — embattled Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk used the two-and-a-half hours long interview to tout a new plane design, wield a Samurai sword, and smoke some weed.
The blunt usage began near the end of the interview when Rogan produced it and Musk responded by asking, “I mean, it’s legal, right?”
“It’s totally legal,” the always-enthusiastic Rogan replied.
Musk took the already-lit blunt from Rogan and had one puff, but it appears that he did not inhale, meaning he likely did not feel the effects of marijuana.
“I’m getting text messages from friends saying, ‘What the hell are you doing smoking weed?'” Musk added after smoking.
The tech entrepreneur continued by assuring viewers that he is “not a regular smoker of weed,” since it’s not “very good for productivity.”
“It’s like a cup of coffee in reverse,” Musk explained.
In a recent New York Timers interview, Musk did admit to using the prescription drug Ambien to help him sleep.
Aside from the weed, Musk also touted a couple weapons on the show’s set, including a flamethrower and a Katana that Rogan claims is hundreds of years old.
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Rogan’s podcast is known for being choppy and focused on a wide array of topics, but Musk’s appearance was particularly wild, as the two went from discussing ancient weaponry to talking about the CEO’s new electric plane design.
”The interesting thing about an electric plane is that you want to go as high as possible, but you need a certain energy density in the battery pack, because you have to overcome gravitational potential energy,” Musk said. “Once you’ve overcome gravitational potential energy and you’re at a high altitude, the energy you use in cruise is very low, and then you can recapture a large part of your gravitational potential energy on the way down. So you really don’t need any kind of reserve fuel.”
However, Musk admitted that “the electric airplane isn’t necessary right now,” as he is focusing on other things, including the many issues he’s dealing with at Tesla right now.
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) shares dropped down to their lowest point in nearly six months today amid a lawsuit made by a short-seller who is suing the car company over claims that they lied to investors about taking TSLA private. Additionally, the group’s chief accounting officer Dave Morton submitted his resignation today after working there less than a month.
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