Musk's Sink Stunt At Twitter HQ Is Not A Pun — It's His Halloween Costume

Zinger Key Points
  • Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus shared a Halloween costume idea based on an increase in spam bots on Twitter.
  • Elon Musk applauded the idea and shared his own.

Halloween is less than a week away and people likely have their costumes planned out for trick or treating and parties. Two of the most followed people on Twitter Inc TWTR in the stock and cryptocurrency worlds shared their costume ideas last month — and one may have shown it off Wednesday. 

What Happened: Dogecoin DOGE/USD co-founder Billy Markus poked fun at spambot issues on Twitter Inc TWTR that often involve people pretending to be Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.

“Imma dress up as @cz_binance for Halloween this year. I’ll start all conversations with ‘whyy isn’t anyone talking about this??’ pointing to a scam YouTube uniswap video playing on my phone,” Markus tweeted.

Like clockwork, a spambot account replied to the tweet from Markus saying “why you not talking about this?” which prompted the appropriate response by Markus of “I literally am.”

Tesla TSLA CEO Elon Musk replied to Markus, complimenting the costume choice and offering up his own take on an idea for a Halloween costume this year.

“I’m dressing up as a sink & knocking on random doors. Once they see me, they will have no choice but to let that sink in,” Musk tweeted.

On Wednesday, Musk shared video of himself entering the Twitter headquarters with a kitchen sink. Could Musk be making a pun or showing off his Halloween costume? 

Along with the video, Musk changed his profile on Twitter to "Chief Twit," which could represent a role of CEO after the acquisition of Twitter is completed. 

Related Link: What Does Elon Musk Do On His Birthdays? 

Why It’s Important: The tweet from Musk comes as a $44-billion acquisition of Twitter is reportedly nearing completion this week to avoid a lengthy court battle between the billionaire and the social media platform. 

Musk argued that Twitter was underestimating its spam account figures and wanted more information.

Markus has pointed to increased spam accounts that reply to every tweet he posts, which prompted him to take a short break from the social media platform earlier this week.

Musk’s costume idea reflects the sense of humor that he has come to be known for on Twitter and from his past gig hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 2022.

While neither may choose to actually wear costumes as mentioned on Twitter, they could inspire others to create costumes based on these concepts.

If you don't have a Halloween costume planned for 2022 already, consider finding an old sink laying around and you can have a costume just like Musk and share his pun with the world. 

Photo: Created with an image from Ministério Das Comunicaç on Flickr.

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