Elon Musk, the enigmatic CEO of Tesla, is well-versed in Twitter engagement and keeps a captive online audience.
The founder of SpaceX, The Boring Company, and one of the World’s Most Powerful People according to Forbes invoked a meme of the Exmoor Horn Aged Ram previously made viral by the Museum of English Rural Life on April 9, 2018, to troll MIT Technology Review’s post about the world’s biggest plane.
The media company posted an image of the Stratolaunch plane that will be a more cost-effective way to launch satellites into space than using rockets, tweeting:
“look at the size of this absolute unit.”
Look at the size of this absolute unit. https://t.co/4Fj2n6rNQl
— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) April 17, 2019
The 47-year-old tech entrepreneur shared something he had in common with the Review’s description.
Musk took things to another level when he responded to a user who suggested he change his profile pic to represent the very thing he identified himself as.
Make this your profile pic
— bryson (@Bryson_M) April 17, 2019
The Museum of English Rural Life, which is part of the University of Reading, upped their Twitter game to remain in lockstep with Musk.
Two can play at this game pic.twitter.com/pNbcOkXTZ7
— The Muskeum of Elonglish Rural Life (@TheMERL) April 17, 2019
MERL continued the exchange by commenting on the profile swap.
A meme-fest took over the Twitterverse with other users joining in on the wackiness.
BFR StarSheep ready for duty sir!
Fully insulated, ready for Moon trip pic.twitter.com/f9CjgmYte3
— Lady Tesla (@TradrFloridaFIL) April 17, 2019
One user dared to challenge Musk for busying himself with trolling activities. He doth protest too much, wethinks.
What, a troll, me!? How dare you, sir!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 23, 2018
You don’t want to lock horns with Musk on Twitter. He’s an absolute unit.