People Need To Stop Clutching Their Pearls Over Elon Musk | Joe Scott TMI

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Time for a good ol' rant. My thoughts on last night's Elon Musk interview on the Joe Rogan Podcast, which you can watch here:


D Wolff : Elon Musk did something LEGAL? OMG hide the children!

Tony Pham : Bullied as a child, even worse now as an adult. Best thing in the world to give is Love, kindness & compassion - & it’s free

Wesley Magyar : I see now why Howard Hughes became a hermit...

Tom Harrison : Yeah, the takeaway for anyone who didn't actually watch would be that Elon Musk was getting high on weed with Joe. My takeaways were that he's beyond brilliant, and he feels completely at odds with the rest of us who just cannot seem to understand. There are valid worries about Tesla, and he does stupid stuff a lot. This is also a guy who somehow knows how to get shit done. They talked a little about how ideas are cheap, but executing on ideas is the hard part. This is what people need to focus on. Rant on. This is silliness.

Thedeepseanomad : The reason Elon gets blasted is that he is disruptive, both to the idea of how to run a business and how he changes the world. In the end a lot f people dislikes that he is not playing the corporate game corporate style. As far as I understands it, his main motivation is not to make money but to create an epic future. Stock owners want him to behave and earn them profit, but that is not really what his goal is, his goal is to change the world and he raises money to do it. So if you are investing, you are investing in his vision, everything else is just a bonus.

Transport Evolved : Hehe. We did a post talking about why the pot was the least important thing in that excellent podcast :)


Corey Kearney : That was what I thought too. He's on the spectrum. His body language, eye contact, pot "doesn't work" on him. I was really hoping Joe was going to ask about the vertical integration of his companies. It seems to me he's investing in the things he thinks he'll need for mars. Solar, batteries, rockets, electric vehicles, tunnel boring (habitats come to mind.)

Reto Fassbind : pearl clutching = _easily offended or shocked_ (derrogative)

Chuck A : Great minds move us forward while the jealous among us, hold us back. Come Monday morning I'll be buying my first share of Tesla stock. #ElonHatersFU

Peter Houle : this was a brilliant move by Elon: now he can buy Tesla stock for a much lower price, based on pure reactionary journalism / hype machine.

John OneOfMany : Joe and Elon were sipping scotch too... A far more damaging legal drug... No mention of that.

jake Hawtin : I've read the Guardian and the Independent (two "broad" sheet papers in the UK) for many years and as with every paper etc. they have an agenda and biasness. But their coverage along with most other establishments has been horrendous, just a continual personal attack on Musk. They often run articles that are anti fossil fuels and such so I don't think their in someones pocket like the Koch brothers. So the only two reasons I see is that this tabloid type trash sells papers or/and they are worried about advertisement revenue drying up. One of the biggest if not the biggest spenders on advertisement is the car industry. Who is the biggest threat to the established car industry and doesn't spend on advertising?

Eli Qfor : Joe - you are the sanest person in a goddam world right now

Stanley Orchard : Mr. Scott I’m the guy that was up front for your presentation at VMW... absolutely loved the info you had to provide. One of the most informative and compelling presentations we sat in, thank you for that, You did a fantastic job and you have an excellent series of channels here, I’ll be watching close. Keep doing what you’re doing man, thoroughly enjoying it.

The Steel Curtain : Joe, I couldn't agree with you more. This FAKE outcry about Elon taking a single drag from a blunt in which he didn't even inhale is ridiculous. I don't smoke but I've tried it for a short time in college 20 years ago. To get the full affects of it you have to inhale. Otherwise you're just blowing smoke and wasting money. The guy puffs once and blows it out immediately after and the media goes wild. What a bunch of freakin hypocritical pansies! SERIOUSLY!!!!! There are way more legitimate things to be concerned about when it comes to Elon Musk - this ain't it. The guy is under tremendous pressure 24/7. I don't think any of us could perform more effectively if faced with the same. Not making an excuse for Elon but come on. Thanks for your thoughts.

madamhenry : I barely ever comment on videos but THIS is such an important video. Really good work Joe.

Altorin : He didn't inhale. So he didn't smoke. He was accepting the hospitality as a guest. If joe rogan offers you a toke you take it. I don't care who you are

Pramath parameshwar hegade : Hey Scott.. Love your videos.. Keep it going I also watched the whole interview. It was very insightful n inspiring. Couldn't agree with u more on this about Elon Musk.. Ppl shud chill a bit.. Ps: Sad to hear ppl calling u out on ISRO thing..

Alan S. : Well spoken and thank you. It's not just Elon, it's our media and the bad side of human nature.

Major Zipf : Well said. Thank you. I’m so sick of people bashing him just for clicks and likes. I consistently love your videos, Joe. Keep up the good work and thanks for the good news updates. Still my favorite YouTube channel.

FRACTURED VISION : "If you can't explain it simply, then you don't understand it." -Einstein High IQ does not mean you can't make it simple. Some folks just can't do that well, smart or dumb. Elon is decent on that scale, he breaks things down pretty well.

Kinh Williams : Good video, Joe. Your video auto-played after I had finished watching the entire interview. I'm a Joe Rogan podcast fan while not really being much of an Elon fan (more indifferent than anything) but I came away from that interview actually feeling quite good there's people like Elon in the world. It's a shame that's all they focused on. It was a damn good interview! Being in CA myself, recreational pot is no big deal so long as it's not being abused. The hypocrisy of people getting their feathers ruffled over his one tiny puff (definitely didn't inhale much at all, if any), while saying nothing of them sipping on whiskey just shows we still have a long ways to go with that subject. Side note, I didn't even know you had this other channel. I've subscribed.

Ron McKinney : Great video. Imagine what would we have learned about Edison or Tesla or Einstein or any major historical figure if they had the scrutiny then that we have today?

The Indycar SportsCar Podcast : So i watched the Elon Musk Guest spot on Rogan last night, when he took one cigar style puff of that half weed half tobacco blunt i didnt care cause pot is not a drug, the whisky in my eyes is much much worse, however i knew that was like the absolute worst thing he could have ever done and knew it would be a huge ohhh nooo to this immature 2018 everyone looks for anything to kill you on and yup it started before it was even done and its a shame cause my god people need to grow the fk up!!!!! BTW HE DIDNT INHALE!!!! THATS WHAT A CIGAR STYLE PUFF IS!!! A 3 hr PODCAST THAT BLEW MY MIND! THE MUSK IS JUST A REGULAR DUDE! THE PODCAST BLEW ME AWAY!!! THE MUSK IS JUST A HUMAN BEING!! Honestly made me like and admire the man even more and i didnt think that was possible

Justin Kase : Joe, you are absolutely right! The interview was awesome. I watched the whole thing and really enjoyed seeing a different side of Elon. I also really enjoy your channel.

Jeff Vesel : Oh man, Joe Scott shares just dropped %7. Time for a new COO. (Oh by the way, keep up the GREAT WORK!)

ben Sella : You have no idea how much i appriciate you joe!

Akinlolu Oderinde : So, when we're pointing attention to media bias, this is a prime example.

Brian Williams : Sucks that you can only like a video once...

Thunk Tank Podcast : Great job calling out the media's playing on people's prejudice for a cheap headline -- what a waste for them to highlight 15 seconds that don't matter while a world of such more vital conversation was shared in this interview #nobodylistened

The Wonderfool Girl : Its a lot of pressure being Elon Musk. If you watch his old videos he doesnt stutter as much as he does now.

Robert Grant : Agree the smoking pot thing is nothing. Back in the Apollo days it was tolerated by NASA in mission control. What you're not seeing is there's a significant percentage of people who've elevated Elon to the status of messiah. They seem to think he holds the answers to the wicked problems that we face, that somehow with a few tweaks humanity can continue on its current trajectory. What I find disconcerting here is the belief that it's possible to circumvent the fundamental laws of physics with technology. It's futile spending sleepless nights trying.

j mack : I feel the EXACT same way. One of the most incredible interviews of all time, two giants from separate ecosystems of intellect and this is what the media extracts from it. Totally despicable journalism

t. gobold : I think the best part of the interview was the beginning where they talked about AI and the tesla easter eggs, the dream with the million Nikola Teslas that Joe Rogan supposedly had, etc. And I also really liked the part where Elon imagines the future of humanity - who knew he thought so positively about mankind? For me, this interview opened my eyes a bit and the pot part shows that Joe Rogan loves pot..apparently😂

Milt Nation : I'm with you on this Joe. The minute that I saw Elon have a puff, I knew it was going to be all over the news. Wow! Surprising and not surprising how people took it far left or far right to promote different agendas or just plain gossip.

D Jaquith : No what really has investors concerned about Elon is this is part of a series of odd behavior from a self described bipolar person. Sure the focused stage of mania people can accomplish wonders, but the dark side of the disease can equally or worse destroy all accomplishments. Personally, I couldn't care less about Elon's eccentricities as long as my investment is safe; we liquidated shortly after his last Twitter fiasco. What Elon really should do is take a leave of absence and find at least a temporary interim CEO until he gets focused and rested.

jamieamills87 : As an enthusiastic habitual smoker of weed, Elon was merely being polite in taking a draw of a joint, he didn't inhale. Elon smoked none. People need to chill the f out 👌

Finn Eire : Ty for solid vid Joe. Also where did all these new subs come from?

Ben tested : Ditto.. Thanks for protecting our man crush.

ospididious : Some people just WANT to be angry about something. I like your perspectives. Keep up the great work.

Julio A. Rodriguez : I totally agree with you! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Kelp Engineer : OMG... ELON SMOKED THE DEMON MARIJUANA, THE MARY-JANE, THE DEVIL’S WEED?!? The next thing you’ll tell me is he once jaywalked...

John Farris : Even a professional Boxer knows when to drop his guard.

Levi M Luke : “Every Breath you take, every move you make... I’ll be watching you...” 🎶

Vitaddict Dad : Everything you said was right on Joe we should have a 2 &1/2 hour conversation and you can have one toke on a spliff so we can destroy your channel jk. Funny thing is I still hadn't gotten around to watching the Joe Rogan interview and had completely gotten the impression that Joe R and Elon had just gotten totally smashed, I originally seen the headlines and pic and thought what! no way Elon did what got to see that he'd be so odd on weed. I'm so glad I didn't click on the article's and support that crap.(definitely watching Joe Rogan though)

Arth Denton : Most quotable: 'happiness is reality minus expectations' (not sure if exact quote but fairly close)

keco185 : I think it was a good thing he took a puff. Now there are a bunch of people waking up to the idea that there is so much exaggerated FUD against him

No Way : I believe I am watching this video from a mezzanine.