Elon Musk Monologue on SNL

May 9, 2021

Not all bad.

Made me smile a few times.

I did not know that Elon had Asperger’s – but that sure explains a lot.

Washington Post:

“I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL,” he said, to much applause from the audience. “Or at least the first to admit it. So I won’t make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don’t worry, I’m pretty good at running ‘human’ in emulation mode.”

This announcement — which appears to be the first time Musk has publicly said he has Asperger’s syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum — got plenty of pickup online Saturday night. Although many social media users quickly corrected Musk’s assertion that he was the first, and pointed out that former SNL cast member Dan Aykroyd, who returned to host in 2003, has spoken out over the years about his Asperger’s diagnosis as a child.

Then Musk attempted to explain his tweets, known to have quite an impact on the stock market. “Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that’s just how my brain works. To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say: I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars on a rocket ship. Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?”

5 Responses to “Elon Musk Monologue on SNL”

  1. jimbills Says:

    It was apparently the first time he had said it publicly. It does make sense. On the other hand, he’s rationalizing a LOT of bad actions (“pedo guy”, downplaying Covid repeatedly, etc.) with a cheap cover story. It’s like an addict saying “don’t blame me, blame the (fill in the blank)”.

    • Gingerbaker Says:

      ” he’s rationalizing a LOT of bad actions (“pedo guy”, downplaying Covid repeatedly, etc.) with a cheap cover story.”

      Oh, is that what he was doing?!? Sure, Sure he was.

  2. jimbills Says:

    It was apparently the first time he had said it publicly. It does make sense. On the other hand, he’s rationalizing a LOT of bad actions (downplaying Covid repeatedly as just one) with a cheap cover story. It’s like an addict saying “don’t blame me, blame the (fill in the blank)”.

  3. neilrieck Says:

    Like him or not, he has revolutionized three industries with his companies: Tesla, SpaceX and Solar City. Only a guy with Asperger’s would have had an idea to start a Space-launch company from scratch then (eventually) take on Boeing. But the world will remember him for Solar City which he runs with his cousins. He once commented: some people need cars then have a large selection to choose from. But everyone everywhere needs electrical power. With regard to SpaceX, I just started reading “Liftoff” by Eric Berger which was just just published in 2021


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