Zuckerberg vs. Musk. Literally. Who gives a shit?

I read about Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg saying they’re ready for a ‘cage match’ the other day. I even linked to an article about it in The Daily Click. My initial reaction was, “This is really fucking stupid!” Well, I guess I'm not the only one who feels this way.

M.G. Siegler

Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m jaded. Maybe I’m boring. Maybe I’m no fun anymore. Maybe I’m getting too old for this shit. Maybe I’m the old man with the lawn. But maybe I’m not.

Admittedly, I haven’t been paying that close of attention — because, in general, I’ve been paying a lot less attention to Twitter itself recently — but the idea of a cage match between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk doesn’t strike me as fun or exciting or cute or clever. It strikes me as lame.

Really fucking lame. Honestly, sad.

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Here’s an idea, don’t wrestle in ring. Go back to building stuff. Making cool shit. That’s the job. It may seem sort of boring now with all the money and attention of the world. But that’s what we, the people, actually want. And like and respect. Do that. That’s the North Star.

But you can do both, you say! You can! You can also walk and crap your pants at the same time. You can do anything. Literally. Do something else. Use the time to do something great. Spend more time with your families.

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But it’s still clearly all driven by this really annoying level of hubris and really just a general lack of being able to read a room. That room being the entire internet. Yes, some people say they want this. And think it’s fun. But only because it’s so fucking weird and stupid.

I have an idea. Instead of a cage-fight, how about if we put Zuck and Musk into a cage and just leave them there.

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