Peter Kafka

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Maybe Elon Musk Is Done Talking About the New York Times

For a bunch of you, the biggest story of last week was Elon Musk versus the New York Times. So you figured it would come up when the Tesla CEO appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night, right?

Nope.

The to-and-fro didn’t come up a single time. Not a word during his nine-minute segment, which focused almost entirely on Musk’s SpaceX exploits. Tesla itself barely merited a mention, though Kimmel did note that the company had won a Motor Trend award.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus