Why is it that everyone's obsessed with Elon Musk? Is it the fact that nobody else seems to embody the bold industrialist man of science ideal that's been a part of American mythology since Thomas Edison? Is it because he sits at the crossroads of our generation coming to terms with the limitless possibilities and unavoidable flaws of capitalism? Perhaps it's the fact that while other billionaires are dull, hoarding assets and amassing wealth through inscrutible financial instuments Elon is in the news every day pushing new (and sometimes strange) ideas? It could be the fact that he is a canonical part of the Marvel Universe (I'm not the only one who remembers that cheeky cameo in Iron Man 2).


Considering all the controversies and weird rumors that have surrounded him in 2018 it's no wonder why we can't seem to stop talking about him. Money, fame, happiness, drugs, politics, technology, THE FUTURE ITSELF are all wrapped up in the world of this quiet computer programmer who grew up to inspire (and draw ire) from the entire world.


Here's 12 times tumblr users tried to encapsulate the most press-grabbing mogul of our time:

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elon musk derp derpina
source: deja-moo

 



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future goal hairline respect
source: kingjaffejoffer






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im honestly not sure what the funniest part of the whole elon musk weed drama is the fact that hes just now getting into weed in his late 40s the fact that grimes got him into weed the fact that he tried to act like he was cool for smoking weed the fact that doing so caused his companys stock to plummet while also not making him look even remotely cool
source: cybirdpunk

 



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ostracism umblr elon musk ancient greece thailand cave
source: a-ship-is-safe-in-harbor

 



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https://hiveswapfriendsims.tumblr.com/post/177839896514/what-the-fuck-is-even-happening-in-this-timeline

 





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elon musk: Im sorry is this some sort of peasant joke that Im too rich to understand
source: had-just-ten-hours-training

 



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http://nerdjpg.com/post/175923191837/therapist-your-life-cant-possibly-get-worse-me

 

 



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https://judedoom.tumblr.com/post/176969457032/everyone-can-u-please-do-all-the-stuff-u-said-u

 

 



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https://ultraviolet-techno-ecology.tumblr.com/post/175774227927/ultraviolet-techno-ecology-people-like-elon-musk

 

 



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source: emilykushner


 

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http://shitpostempire.com/post/173623447925

 

 




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http://carry-on-my-wayward-butt.tumblr.com/post/177205809946