During the few minutes that he was on stage, Musk deferred to Chappelle for instruction on how to handle the negative reactions, asking: “What should I say?” to which Chappelle said: “Don’t say nothing, it’ll only spoil the moment. You hear that sound, Elon? That’s the sound of pending civil unrest.” In an attempt to cut through the awkwardness, Musk borrowed a line from Chappelle’s Show, yelling, “I’m rich, bitch!”
Musk, in a deleted tweet, later claimed that the cheering to booing ratio was 90% cheers to 10% boos.
But, still, that’s a lot of boos, which is a first for me in real life. It’s almost as if I’ve offended SF’s unhinged leftists … but nahhh.
https://newslines.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Musk-booed-at-Chappelle-show.jpg10801920Mark DevlinMark Devlin2022-12-14 03:07:552022-12-14 03:07:55Musk booed at Chappelle show
A cryptocurrency company creates a 30-foot long monument to Musk, showing him as a goat riding on a rocket. The art took 700 hours to build and is worth an estimated $600k. The 5’9″ tall aluminium head of the statue was built by Canadian metal sculptors Kevin and Michelle Stone. The cryptocurrency firm Elon GOAT Token ($EGT) plan to present the monument to Musk in Austin, TX, on Nov 26. Company spokesperson:
We built Elon Musk a $600,000 monument on the back of a semi trailer in honour of his many accomplishments and commitment to Cryptocurrency. Most people thought we would never do it, but after one year of building the time has come to bring it home to Elon. Really we just want to meet the guy and give it to him. After all, he is the most innovative human alive, hence the GOAT – Greatest Of All Time.
In an attempt to gain Musk’s attention, reAlpha Tech Corp, a real estate tech startup, releases a deepfake hostage video of Musk tied to a chair.
Hey, remember us? Yep, we are the ones that posted that INSANE video of Elon Musk taking a bubble bath… & we are back for more. This time, we took matters into our own hands & may or may not have kidnapped ol’ Elon’s twin. In case you forgot, we are reAlpha, a startup tech-company democratizing investment in the short term rental market and we are on a mission to enable anyone to invest in the $1.2 Trillion short-term rental real estate industry. The whole purpose of this video is to have you help us get Elon Musk to join our Board.
Mark participates in a panel on news innovation at the World News Media Congress in Glasgow. The other participants included Frédéric Sitterlé, Director of Development at Groupe Challenges, which is creating news products for use in Renault cars, Kourtney Bitterly, R&D Lead at the New York Times, who talked about the company’s research into Smart Speakers, and Robyn Spector, Director of Corporate Strategy and Development at the Associated Press (AP), who talked about giving AI tools to journalists.
Mark talks about using blockchain to price news data:
At the moment, there’s so much discussion about subscription models, and how much can we get people to pay for news. But nobody really knows the real cost of a piece of news.
And the challenges facing startups:
It seems companies really want to pick the winner. News organisations would rather wait and see if something succeeds. But how can something succeed if they haven’t been funded from beginning?
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McGregor attends the National Hockey League match, at the TD Garden, between the Boston Bruins and the Columbus Blue Jackets, and gives a rousing team talk to the Boston hosts:
Remember, nothing heroic gets done without support, without unity. We must back each other, we must support each other. Before you go out, look left, look right. Know that these people that are with you are your brothers… Boys, I wish you the best…Let’s go Boston Bruins.
The Bruins won a 2-1 in overtime, thanks to a winner from Brad Marchand. Marchand paid tribute to McGregor:
He’s an incredible guy, very energetic. He was humble. He was happy to be here…It was an honor to meet him…It’s something we’ll remember.
https://newslines.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FI-McG-Boston-Bruins.jpg246470Mary DevlinMary Devlin2019-03-18 11:01:242019-03-18 11:01:24Gives team talk to Boston Bruins
Mark presents NewsBlocks at News Rewired, a conference at Thomson Reuters HQ in London, that promotes trends in journalism technology. Mark discusses the use of blockchain technology to create a verified, permanent and priced “store of news value” for all the world’s news.
McGregor’s whole family travel to America to help celebrate his mum Margaret’s 60th birthday. Dad Tony and sisters Erin and Aoife partied along with Margaret, Conor, Dee Devlin and their two kids Conor Jr. and Croia in the plush Versace Mansion in Miami, Florida. McGregor posts a series of photographs and a message:
My mother’s 60th birthday party at the Versace Mansion. My mother has long been a fan of this fine Italian silk. In fact we are fans of all the Italian fabrics, my current August McGregor line is Italian wool. Cosy. Thank you for gifting me this life my mother! I love you with all my soul.
https://newslines.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Fi-McG-Mum-Party.jpg240470Mary DevlinMary Devlin2019-03-06 07:44:502019-03-06 08:07:54Celebrates mum’s 60th birthday in the Versace Mansion
A large float is dedicated to McGregor at a carnival in Malta. The huge lookalike figure passes through the busy streets during the Karnival ta Malta or Maltese Carnival. It is one of the oldest historical festivals in the country, having being first introduced in 1535. McGregor posts a video of the float, commenting:
Having a great time with my fellow Maltese’s at La Karnival Ta Malta. See you guys soon.
White announces McGregor and Nurmagomedov will fight in UFC 229, in Las Vegas on October 6.
I wouldn’t say this is a crossroads fight. This is a very important fight for both fighters. For Khabib, who is undefeated and who is looked at as one of the best fighters in the world, beating Conor is massive for him. And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion — and it’s crazy to say this because of how popular he is around the world — but he’s one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC. Everybody thinks because he speaks so well and gets so crazy and everything, it makes him sort of less of a fighter. It’s the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen…When you talk about pound-for-pound, best in the world? This is a guy who is actually living proof for pound-for-pound. He [McGregor] jumps from weight class to weight class and fights people in different weight classes.
https://newslines.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FI-McGregor-Nurmagomedov.jpg246470Mark DevlinMark Devlin2018-08-04 07:26:392018-08-04 07:26:39McGregor, Nurmagomedov to fight Oct 6
The band announces a five-day headline tour of the UK and Ireland.
Friday, October 12 – Belfast – Belfast Limelight 2
Saturday, October 13 – Dublin – Button Factory
Saturday, December 8 – Glasgow – Glasgow School of Art
Tuesday, December 11 – London – London Scala
Friday, December 14 – Manchester – Manchester o2 Apollo
https://newslines.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FI-Slow-Readers-Albert-Hall.jpeg246470Mark DevlinMark Devlin2018-06-30 10:50:012018-06-30 11:27:57Announces five-date tour
The UFC reportedly wanted a lightweight tournament with Nurmagomedov fighting McGregor in the fall and St-Pierre vs Diaz in August, with the two winners facing off at the end of the year. The GSP-Diaz bought was cancelled due to GSP’s illness. St-Pierre:
I’m not ready to fight yet. I need to wait until all the symptoms of my ulcer stop. It’s much better than it was but it’s not 100 percent yet. If I try to return for a training camp for a fight it will amplify and go back to what it was in the beginning. I need to get over this first for my own health and safety.
The Nurmagomedov-McGregor bout is impacted by McGregor’s legal issues. However, Nurmagomedov’s camp has also been pushing for a match up with St-Pierre instead, which they call a “legacy” bout.
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