Elon Musk might not officially be the head of Twitter just yet, but he’s certainly taking his victory lap already.
In the latest twist in a constantly evolving saga, Musk posted corny jokes on Twitter on Wednesday, seemingly celebrating the fact that he’d bought the social media giant before this Friday’s purchase deadline.
To wit: Musk posted a video carrying a literal, physical sink into the Twitter offices. “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” he wrote. Yes, it’s a pun. A very bad pun. And a very old internet joke, like lots of other Musk posts.
In the video, Musk repeats the joke, laughing while saying, “You just can’t help but let that sink in.”
In a sign further indicating his purchase has gone through or is set to go through, Musk also changed his Twitter bio to read: “Chief Twit.”
So…it appears this thing is actually happening? Maybe?
It has certainly been a long, strange saga.
In April, Musk placed a $44 billion bid to take over the company and then promptly put the deal “on hold” just a month later, claiming he was concerned the platform was riddled with fake accounts. He then tried to back out of the deal completely. Predictably, Twitter sued Musk.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Musk had reversed course and would now be willing to buy the company again ahead of a court date. It seemed the drama had mercifully ceased, but then word got out Musk floated the idea of firing 75 percent of Twitter’s workforce, causing employees of the company to reportedly draft an open letter criticizing the idea.
So…it’s unlikely he received a heroes’ welcome entering the offices, even with his…um…brilliant sink joke.
Musk has an almost impressive devotion to posting; he posts corny jokes, his latest thoughts, and some truly awful things. But he’s always posting. The guy has an unfathomable amount of money — he could spend the rest of his days doing literally anything he could imagine and yet he just keeps posting to Twitter.
It shouldn’t be any surprise that the first real news of the deal being maybe, sorta official was a Musk pun brought to life. The billionaire literally carried a sink into an office to make a bad, old joke. And he did this while going into an office where he apparently plans to can three out of every four people he sees.
We live in strange times.