While the rest of us have been scrambling to keep up with whatever just went down between Grimes, Elon Musk, and Azealia Banks, Russian Twitter has been roasting the Tesla CEO with these truly incredible memes.
According to Twitter user @andromedamn, the meme shows off “super bootleggy lifehacky” inventions, often captioned with “and how do you like this, Elon Musk?”
The lifehacks include a lightbulb secured by a bike lock and a pipe, a guy wearing a toilet seat around his neck to carry his beer, and a washing machine modified to be a stove.
They aren’t exactly the safest inventions, but you have to admit they’re pretty damn clever.
As state news agency Russia Beyond notes, lightbulbs in Russian apartment hallways are often stolen, so someone brilliantly secured it with a bike lock.
Memepedia.ru — the Russian equivalent to Know Your Meme — says @StalinGulag started the meme last year when they tweeted a fake news screenshot that said scientists at the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics started using the particle accelerator to smoke herring.
According to Memepedia, the meme “implies that Musk is one of the recognized geniuses and leaders of technological progress,” but contrasts his reputation with “domestic lifehacks.”
Motherboard translates the Russian to “Hey Elon, envy the scientific achievements of our country!”
Here are a few innovative creations that even Elon Musk couldn’t think of.
Now you too can poop in the dark. “How do you like this, Elon Musk?”
Need to keep the door open? Try a plastic bag. “Do you feel threatened, Elon Musk?”
This town filled its potholes with loose, freshly mown grass. “What do you think, Elon Musk?”
This person repaired their broken zipper with a paper clip. “How do you like this invention, Elon Musk?”
“While Elon Musk waits for coffee, I pour mine straight from the tap.”
The online translation on this one is rough, but basically @SkiperKakao said they dreamed about attaching a navigation system to a horse “to make Uber,” so they could have a “horse without a driver.”
“How do you find this invention, Elon Musk?”
Приснилось, что приделал систему автоматической навигации на коня, чтобы получился Убер.Конь без водителя.
Как тебе такое изобретение, Илон Маск?
— ⚓Skiper Kakao⚓ (@SkiperKakao) February 22, 2018
“My super brewing coffee system … How do you like this invention, Elon Musk?”