Elon Musk's Sink At Twitter HQ: Employees Sunk, Halloween Costume And More Of The Best Reactions

Zinger Key Points
  • A video of Elon Musk at Twitter headquarters with a sink went viral last week.
  • Benzinga looks back at some of the best responses and how the sink could relate to Musk's plans for the future of Twitter.

A deal to acquire one of the leading social media platforms was completed by the world’s richest man last week. Many highlighted Tesla Inc TSLA CEO Elon Musk showing up with a sink at Twitter headquarters. Here are the best puns on what that could mean for the future.

What Happened: Musk entered the Twitter headquarters building carrying with a sink last Wednesday. In a video sharing the moment, Musk captioned the tweet as “Entering Twitter HQ – let that sink in!” Here are some of the best reactions.

What’s On Tap: Stocktwits posted that they wondered “what Elon has on tap” with his Twitter acquisition in their post about the sink. Many people and investors who follow Musk likely want to know what his plans are for the social media platform and whether Musk is trying to help humanity.
Employees Sunk: Another angle to the post with the sink could be that Twitter employees are sunk and will get laid off. Reports prior to the deal being finalized were that Musk planned on firing 75% of Twitter’s workforce.

Finding Twitter Employees and Practices Draining: Benzinga’s own AJ Fabino shared Musk’s post and said “Musk fires Twitter employees, he found them to be draining.” Since completing the acquisition, Musk has already shared criticism of getting invited to the company’s management training and the company having too many manager employees compared to the number of coders at the company.

Getting Rid of Everything: A famous phrase is to take everything but the kitchen sink. While the sink in the video might be a bathroom sink and not a kitchen sink, it could serve as a metaphor for Musk’s plans for the company. With reports of cutting 75% of its employees and bringing in Tesla engineers to help solve the company’s problems, Musk could be “getting rid of everything but the kitchen sink,” essentially leaving the bare-bones left in the building or at the company.

Getting Out Of Deal: While ultimately the $44 billion deal was completed to purchase Twitter, a user on the social media platform referred to the sink video by Musk as a last-ditch effort to get out of the deal. The tweet had Musk’s lawyer saying “Elon, we’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this, and we can’t get you out of the deal.”
The user replied with a custom response by Musk - “everything but that what?”
Rule 34: Twitter user The Chancery Daily questioned if Musk posting a video of him with a sink at Twitter headquarters was just Rule 34. "Y’ll what if this is just his Rule 34 inspection." The rule allows a person to inspect and test items.

Halloween Costume: One of the best explanations for Musk having a sink at Twitter headquarters could relate to an idea he threw out earlier this year to dress as a sink for Halloween. In an exchange with Dogecoin co-founder Billy Markus, Musk shared how a sink was related to his costume.
“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.

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