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Published on January 11th, 2015 | by James Ayre


Musking — Elon Musk Is Now A Cultural Meme

January 11th, 2015 by  

Musking? What the hell is that, right? Well, it actually makes a lot of sense — it’s simply blocking in gas-powered cars that have parked in electric vehicle charging stations.

This is a predictable reaction to the relatively common practice of ICEing — which is, to say, the practice and art of parking your gas-guzzler in EV charging spots and pretending to not know better.

Musk-ing meme

The alternate definition is quite a nice one as well though — think that I might actually end up using that one.

Of course, Musking probably isn’t the best solution most of the time — owing to the fact that your car is likely to get smashed. A potentially useful alternate approach that we’ve discussed here before is to leave a polite (or not so polite) note explaining the situation.

Of course, that’ll only work so long as the ICEer (ICEr?) did so innocently — if there was intention behind taking the spot, despite not driving an EV, then clearly that approach won’t work either.

So, what will work, you ask? Fines, of course. Big ones. As always, smacking somebody till money comes out of their pockets is probably the only way to effect a true change in behavior.

Related: 5 Elon Musk Interviews, Tons of Awesome Quotes

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About the Author

James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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