‘I’m an absolute unit too’: Musk revives viral 2018 ram meme in bizarre exchange with English Museum
Elon Musk and, of all places, the Museum of English Rural Life have become embroiled in a bizarre but hilarious exchange on Twitter, swapping their avatars while reviving a photo of a sheep which went viral in 2018.
Musk changed his Twitter avatar on Wednesday after responding to an MIT tweet evoking the ‘absolute unit’ tweet by the Museum of English Rural Life tweet last year. The ram picture went viral last April, gaining more than 100,000 likes and earning the museum, part of the University of Reading, a place in the pantheon of online shenanigans.
look at this absolute unit. pic.twitter.com/LzcQ4x0q38— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) April 9, 2018
I’m an absolute unit too pic.twitter.com/Rf0BTJmeEN— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 17, 2019
What ensued was a stunning exchange in which the tech entrepreneur and museum swapped profile photos.
Two can play at this game pic.twitter.com/pNbcOkXTZ7— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) April 17, 2019
We've invented electric sheep and they're called Teslewe and they cost 12000 of your English pounds— The Museum of English Rural Life (@TheMERL) April 17, 2019
The memeing masses couldn’t resist joining in the action, leading to some god-tier twitter humor.
Omg he did it. Wait...all this time all we had to do was ask for what we wanted, @elonmusk?! In that case, can I be on your Mars medical ops team? 🚀🚀🚀— Dr. Shawna Pandya (@shawnapandya) April 17, 2019
BFR StarSheep ready for duty sir!Fully insulated, ready for Moon trip pic.twitter.com/f9CjgmYte3— Lady Tesla (@TradrFloridaFIL) April 17, 2019
The maverick tech entrepreneur has shown a penchant for memes before, participating in YouTube star PewDiePie's meme Review.
Musk himself became a meme after smoking a joint during an infamous appearance on the Joe Rogan Podcast, a move which impacted Tesla's share price and sparked an SEC investigation.
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