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Noooooooooooooooooo…!!! [screams into the abyss]
It seems that the leisure alternative of a lifetime could also be evaporating earlier than our eyes. In a flip of occasions that’s certain to disappoint tens of millions of individuals, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears to have known as off the combat between himself and company competitor Elon Musk on Sunday. In a publish made to Twitter-rival Threads, Zuckerberg blamed Musk’s evasiveness for the dearth of progress in planning the large brawl.
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“I believe we are able to all agree Elon isn’t severe and it’s time to maneuver on,” stated Zuckerberg. “I supplied an actual date. Dana White supplied to make this a legit competitors for charity. Elon received’t affirm a date, then says he wants surgical procedure, and now asks to do a follow spherical in my yard as a substitute. If Elon ever will get severe about an actual date and official occasion, he is aware of how one can attain me. In any other case, time to maneuver on. I’m going to give attention to competing with individuals who take the game significantly.”
Musk doesn’t seem to have responded publicly but.
The concept of two unbearable Silicon Valley billionaires beating the crap out of one another for the good thing about a dwell viewers at all times appeared just a bit too good to be true. The combat, which appears to have been sparked by on-line bickering between the 2 tech titans, promised to be one of many weirdest and wildest public spectacles in dwelling reminiscence. The 2 had even promised to livestream the combat on each Twitter (or X, or no matter it’s known as) and Fb.
The final massive replace on this saga passed off Friday, when Musk teased onlookers with the prospect of the combat taking place in Italy, as if the upcoming battle had been going to be some form of mashup between Gladiator and Revenge of the Nerds.
Regardless of Zuck seemingly placing the kibosh on this factor, it’s laborious to really feel like this story is actually over but. Elon looks like a reasonably impulsive man. It doesn’t appear out of the query that he may very well be propelled by disgrace to nail down particulars and truly make this factor occur. C’mon, Elon! Don’t let this chance for superb jackassery slip by way of our fingers!