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Old 05-13-2014, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What it's like to own a Tesla Model S - A cartoonist's review of his magical space car - The Oatmeal

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Old 05-14-2014, 01:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wheres the unlike button??? This thread is very misleading. I thought someone who posts here was going to talk about their ownership, not hotlink an article from some site.
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Wheres the unlike button??? This thread is very misleading. I thought someone who posts here was going to talk about their ownership, not hotlink an article from some site.
Well, I'm sorry your expectations do not mesh well with reality. There are no rules that I am aware of against posting relevant links in this forum, and it is done quite regularly. As these Teslas are quite expensive, the likelihood of someone posting about their experience is probably very low. I suspect few here can afford one, and there is a grand total of only one in the garage (owned by a member with only 8 posts since 2011).

I suppose you aren't a regular reader of The Oatmeal, then, eh? The author may not post here, but he is a Tesla owner (and avid fan of Nikola Tesla) so it is a first-hand review of the car. Granted, he creates web comics, so that is the form his review takes on, for better or for worse.

I found it hilarious, and posted it for others to enjoy. And it would seem most likewise found it amusing. I'll chalk that up in the "win" column.
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Having seen the review, I recognized the title; but I can commiserate. My suggestion is a suitable title would be "the Oatmeal: What It's Like to Own a Tesla...". Ask a Mod.

Matthew Inman is a big deal. His work on securing the Wardenclyffe Tower is an outstanding example of crowd-sourcing to secure an historical site. To quote http://http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
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Tesla VS Edison: I could write a novel on the differences between Tesla and Edison, but seeing as how this comic is already huge I decided to leave many things out. For instance, Edison killed cats and dogs, but Tesla loved animals and had a cat as a child. Originally Tesla wanted to be a poet, but after getting zapped by static electricity from his kitty he was inspired to study the effects of electricity. One could vaguely construe that Tesla's cat was responsible for the second industrial revolution, which arguably makes it the most awesome cat who ever lived.
Edison believed that fossil fuels were the future and that there were enough resources in South America to provide for the next 50,000 years. Tesla believed that renewable energy sources like hydroelectric, solar, and wind power were the future. This is remarkable because in the 1890s there was no such thing as "going green," so Tesla's ideas on conservation were very forward-thinking at the time.
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Having seen the review, I recognized the title; but I can commiserate. My suggestion is a suitable title would be "the Oatmeal: What It's Like to Own a Tesla...". Ask a Mod.

Matthew Inman is a big deal. His work on securing the Wardenclyffe Tower is an outstanding example of crowd-sourcing to secure an historical site. To quote http://http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
Here is an excellent rebuttal to that comic. I enjoy reading the Oatmeal; it's a very good comic, but in the end it is still a comic, and due to the limitations of the format cannot tell the whole story when it comes to a complicated history lesson like the Current Wars, about which volumes and volumes have been written and, like any other historical event, continues to be argued today.

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