In case any of you were looking for the right time to buy, the Boring Company, headed by Elon Musk, is now accepting cryptocurrency payments for the sale of its ‘Not a Flamethrower‘. Musk publicly described the legal restrictions preventing the company from selling an ‘actual flamethrower’ on his now infamous episode of the Joe Rogan podcast. But rest assured, the fully functional ‘not a flamethrower’ can now be purchased for Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash. The flamethrower’s retail price has dropped down to $500 from its $600 pre-sale price.
The Next Web reports that the Boring Company has already sold tens of thousands of flamethrowers, in addition to propane fuel cylinders, fire extinguishers and protective gloves (now being sold for 50 percent off).
The flamethrower was initially designed to help dig tunnels for Elon Musk’s ‘hyperloop’—an underground transportation system planned to be built in major cities like Los Angeles. The Boring Company has since branched off into also digging tunnels for private industries.
The Boring Company only sells one item at a time. The first was a baseball cap. Musk promised if 50,000 hats were sold, his company would then sell the flamethrower. The hats quickly sold out, and Musk listed the flamethrower on January 27th.
After 50k hats, we will start selling The Boring Company flamethrower
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 11, 2017
Musk considered selling the flamethrower commercially as an homage to one his favorite movies, Spaceballs.
“I’m a big fan of Spaceballs, the movie,” Musk told Joe Rogan. “And in Spaceballs, Yogurt goes through the merchandising section, and they have a flamethrower in the merchandising section of Spaceballs. And, like, the kids love that one. That’s the line when he pulls up the flamethrower. It’s like, ‘We should do a flamethrower.’”
Musk has been receiving a tremendous level of bad press lately, with many suggesting he’s on the verge of a mental breakdown. When asked by Rogan if it’s perhaps unwise to sell flamethrowers commercially Musk responded,
“Yeah, it’s a terrible idea. It’s terrible. Don’t buy one. I said, ‘Don’t buy this flamethrower. Don’t buy it. Don’t buy it.’ That’s what I said, but, still, people bought it.”
While Musk’s mental stability continues to be a topic of great controversy, it may be hard for many of the open-minded free thinkers which make up the cryptocurrency community to not appreciate the awesomeness in selling or buying a high powered flamethrower. Tesla’s stock price crashed and many company executives resigned in the fallout of Elon’s appearance on the podcast, largely due to a moral panic that came after Elon smoked a blunt with Rogan while millions of people watched across the world. Nevertheless, adrenaline junkies and crypto enthusiasts might consider supporting radical innovation by purchasing Musk’s most controversial invention for 0.0078 Bitcoin or 2.48 Ether. Some might even call that a bargain, and buyers can argue it’s for the greater good.
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