Elon Musk

All 12 members of a soccer team and their coach were rescued from a Thailand cave on Tuesday -- without the assistance of billionaire Elon Musk's mini submarine.

Thai officials dismissed the submarine, saying it was "good technology but not practical for this mission".

Musk traveled to Thailand with his submarine which was built from spare rocket parts and named after the boys' Wild Boars soccer team.

The submarine was considered a publicity stunt from the moment Musk announced he was creating it to help rescue the boys.

The most challenging section of the cave is only 15 inches across -- equivalent to 3 Mars candy bars placed end to end.

Musk apparently ignored the layout of the cave when he proposed sending the submarine. He didn't think his plan through -- beyond his need for attention.

Musk took photo ops with Thai rescuers who turned down his offer to help in the Cave 3 command center.

"Just returned from cave 3," Musk tweeted Tuesday morning. "Thailand is so beautiful."

 

  • thrift.store.jungle

    i’m so happy to hear this good news of the rescue. this could have easily turned out differently.

  • Mints

    How did they get trapped in the cave in the first place?

  • OvertheMississippi

    Not that is funny!

  • We Can Do This

    Misguided by an imbecile coach.

  • Trace da Ace

    well...I mean...he tried to help....how many other rich folks offered, in ANY way? Hell...I am glad they got out of there, but don't shade somebody who was trying to help in any way.....shit he did not say he rescued anybody....but built a mini sub that HE thought would help.....dont think Musk is hurting for any attention.....jus saying

  • Tiff J

    That mini sub looks like a coffin, I would hyperventilate if I had to get in that thing.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Who do you think this blind is referring to?

    [Blind Gossip] This very rich and famous man is losing it!

    He’s coupled up with more than one famous woman and is supposedly worth at least $1 billion. However, he is getting a vote of “no confidence” from the people who know him best, and they are running for the exits!

    Every top executive at [the company] is quietly planning their exit. The whole thing is a house of cards and they want to get out before it collapses. He’s putting on a show like everything is fine, but it definitely is not. He is not the genius that everyone thinks he is, but you don’t figure that out until after you’ve worked here awhile. I think there’s something mentally wrong with him. He gets easily distracted (especially if there is publicity involved), he really doesn’t know how to run a business (which is frightening for a man in his position), and he lies constantly. I guess he has to keep lying though, or all the investors will run.

    Sounds like it’s time to get off this sinking ship!

    BG Note: Although “house of cards” and “sinking ship” sound like clues, this has nothing to do with either Kevin Spacey or Johnny Depp.

  • Yoni7

    I was sure about to say it's the thought that counts.

  • Education

    Glad the boys and the coach are out! Based on the visuals of the cave they showed on tv, there was no way that that mini-sub would have worked. You know what they say, "any press is good press."

  • Yoni7

    Where is that car he sent into outer space? Is it still floating in the atmosphere?

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    Tehehehehehehehehehe!

  • Yoni7

    Serious question.

  • MJF

    -___-

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    They didn't need rich folks....they needed the power of prayer. People all around the world were praying for theses babies (coach not so much). There is strength in numbers especially when it comes to prayer. I am convinced that's what saved these babies.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I hadn't heard anything else from it since he launched it. Probably evaporated.

  • Trace da Ace

    you are right, God saved these babies. My point was that this man wanted to do something to help out, and that is what he tried to do. He used his resources to try to create something that he thought would help in this situation.

  • Cali

    STFU, prayers did not get them out idiot, ACTION DID.

  • Trace da Ace

    shit...pop a Xanax or two...you would be good....just like getting a Xray done in the claustrophobic machines and such..lol

  • Cali

    Yes, they were touched by a higher power of good will AND the wonderful humanity of all those working to get them out! Not just “thoughts and prayers” SMFH and it was thoughtful of Elon Musk to try and offer help

  • Trace da Ace

    THANK YOU!!! See you got what I was putting down....

  • Phillybruh

    Sounds like the President

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    satan you can exit.......stage left.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I think it's Elon...

  • Pamela

    Sounds like Elon Musk.

  • Pamela

    "Evaporated:. Lol

  • Quitedeliteful

    Thai officials dismissed the submarine, saying it was “good technology but not practical for this mission”.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Thai officials were very polite in telling him to get lost...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Meh he tried to help.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!

  • Yoni7

    Or was never sent in the first place.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    I thought about that too.

  • KB

    This is spot on for Elon Musk. This has been a blind since last year, LOL.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL ? exactlu

  • Scorpio

    I agree Sandra, the moment he got involved it seemed self-serving to me. I don't understand why this guy just doesn't focus on the Tesla cars that he can barely deliver on? In the meantime, he's all over the place with rockets and now this submarine thing, plus his momma all in commercials modeling and what not, the attention grabs are doing way too much. Thank goodness they didn't allow him to attach himself to this situation for publicity. I'm glad the kids and the coach made it out safely.

  • Logan Roberts

    Not surprised, Elon is a fraud ?

  • leapyearpisces

    All I have for this is, I didn't know that was his mammy, Maye Musk, on those Revlon commercials. The old model with the white hair. She looks great.

  • imright

    clout chaser?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha ha ha
    You ain't right.

  • KB

    BTW- I love reading the BI sites. I swear it's like reading a juicy novel.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Snicker...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Trump is far from a billionaire. This sounds like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos.

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    LOL!!!! Same here!