• Jul 29th 2010 at 7:26PM
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Elon Musk on The Colbert Report – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Elon Musk apparently has a sense of humor. Proof of which can be found in the video after the break, where you'll see the co-founder of Paypal, Tesla Motors and Space X sit-down with Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report.

As always, Colbert takes a lighthearted slant with the interview, making a few comic-relief jabs along the way. For instance, after detailing Musk's seemingly heroic take on the automotive and space exploration industries, Colbert point-blank asks Musk whether he's a super hero or a super villain. We'll let you figure that one out...

Our favorite quote, though, is this: "You have these electric cars that uses no fossil fuels, but then you've also got this rocket, this Space X that puts the rocket into space, using about as much fuel as 2,000,000 Hummers. So... are you just trying to break even as spectacularly as possible?"

There are plenty more gems in the video, and we don't want to spoil the whole thing for you. So just check out the video after the break.

[Source: The Colbert Report]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      all hail to lord Musk.
      • 1 Year Ago
      all hail Elon
      • 5 Years Ago
      Even though I think the Nissan Leaf has basically beaten him to his 3rd generation goal of an affordable electric car...even before his 2nd generation vehicle is out, I find it a little bit ridiculous that people basically hate on him mostly because he's obscenely wealthy.
      Sure, he got his money at least largely due to getting lucky with Paypal, but nonetheless he's one of the few people out there just dreaming big and putting their money where their mouth is. Not that many uber rich people would keep sinking their money into one insane futurist idea after another but he seems to have pulled it off without going completely bankrupt.
        • 1 Year Ago
        leaf is hideous
        • 5 Years Ago
        But the tesla does the first cool electric car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lucky with paypal?

        It was one of the smartest ideas at the time ... he deserves to be rich. i agree with rest of your comments.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Have you checked Paul Allen's resume lately?
      • 5 Years Ago
      He is definitely one of the white-ist African-American's I have seen.

        • 5 Years Ago
        He's from South Africa. There are many white people there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So why was my post deleted Autoblog?
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