Car lovers may well have already heard of one of the most fascinating supercars to have been unveiled in the 21st Century – the Aspark OWL. While it is still technically under development, the Japanese engineering firm behind this beauty has already got its sights set on some pretty big records.
Back at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show, Japanese firm Aspark unveiled something that was about to get everyone talking. The OWL is an all-electric battery-powered sports car primarily made from carbon fiber and shaped like something from another planet. While the world was pretty impressed, Aspark wanted to go one step further. At the Paris Motor Show in 2018, they decided to prove that the spec was going to be even better than before.
Faster And Better
When Aspark wheeled out their OWL at the Paris Motor Show, they admitted that some things had changed since we’d last seen their masterpiece. The power from the electric motors comes in at 1,150bhp which is more than double what they originally planned. On top of this, they’ve promised everyone that the OWL will get from 0-62mph in under two seconds and that it will last 180 miles on a single charge. All of this for a price of around $5.1 million per car! No wonder they’ve said they’ll only be making approximately 50 of them.
Setting A Record
Now, Aspark wants to take their OWL much further. Earlier this year, the company confessed that they want to attempt a record on the Nürburgring in Germany. The NIO EP9 currently holds the record as the fastest electric vehicle around the track, but the Japanese engineers have pointed out that this was on racing slicks, whereas their OWL will be totally street-legal when it takes on the Nürburgring. Will the sheer power of this supercar be able to knock the NIO EP9 off the top spot? It needs a lap time quicker than 6:45.90 if it wants to beat it.
While many of us can only dream of owning a $5.1 million like the Aspark OWL, it doesn’t stop us from admiring from afar. If this electric vehicle can take the top spot at the Nürburgring, then we have a feeling they’ll sell those 50 in no time.
35+ Savage Insults That Are Borderline Shakespearean
No matter where you go online, you’re bound to see somebody roasting someone else and sometimes, even themselves. Yet, some of these insults stand out from the rest. They go above and beyond the average diss to provide something especially poetic. The following insults are just as savage as they are borderline Shakespearean. Keep scrolling…
Not a Tech Fan
In this day and age, data breaches from companies make the news all the time. With each breach, people get less trusting of these companies and their data management practices.
Microsoft has been one such company at the heart of multiple security violations. They have lost the trust of many users, earning them the hilarious insult this person hurled at them. They should probably improve their data security if they don’t want to keep getting served ice-cold burns like this one.
Kids Are Savage, Too
Oftentimes, we see savage insults as poetically written internet comments. However, they occasionally pop up in everyday spoken conversation as well.
What’s really surprising, though, is when a child comes up with an interesting and inventive insult. This person’s five-year-old son went from unintelligible screaming during a tantrum to a creative insult in a single line. Plus, as they point out, you can interpret this insult in a pretty wholesome way.
Response to Inconvenience
Few inconveniences are as annoying as being unable to find a parking spot. It’s especially bad when you can’t find a spot because of another person’s bad parking job.
When this person got stuck dealing with a stranger’s bad parking job, they weren’t going to take it lying down. They decided to write a letter for the driver that was scratching enough to hopefully inspire some more thoughtful parking in the future.
Most of the time there’s a creative insult, it’s leveled at someone else — maybe that person has said something dumb, shared a different opinion, or simply existed.
However, nothing is quite as funny as when someone is comfortable enough to roast themselves in an artistic manner. This person took the chance to introduce themselves and didn’t hold any punches when they were describing themselves to the group. They definitely made themselves memorable!
Harsh, Yet Funny
There are some beliefs people hold that are hard to understand. For instance, it can be pretty difficult to wrap your head around why someone from modern society would believe the Earth is flat.
This person put their Shakespearian-tier insult skills to work to express their personal feelings about flat Earthers. Rather than simply calling out an idea as dumb, they got a little bit more poetic to express their own brand of disdain for the caliber of the ideas flat Earthers come up with.
There’s nothing quite as frustrating as trying to find information online when you don’t know the name of what or who you’re looking for. It makes it difficult to quickly find exactly what you’re looking for.
One option to try and get around this issue is to look up relevant information to help you find your way to what you need. Someone used this method to make a rather savage insult aimed at this YouTuber. While it’s quite harsh, you do have to give them points for creativity!
Some of the best insults aren’t the ones laced with vicious words and phrasing. Sometimes, keeping things short, sweet, and to-the-point goes a long way.
In this particular reply, this Youtube user decided to call someone out for missing the obvious in only two brutal words. There’s something about calling someone an unseasoned cabbage that leaves us wondering how you’re even supposed to respond to the insult or if you even can.
Not Even Software Is Safe
An app that sends constant, unnecessary notifications is likely to get bad reviews. This is especially true of big app names, where user-friendliness is key to the software’s success.
By comparing Mozilla to a knockoff app, this person found the perfect roast for an unlikely target. Most would be surprised to find someone cared enough to roast a browser. Their well-worded line explained exactly why many people criticize Mozilla’s user-friendliness. We would love to hear this person’s opinions on Internet Explorer.
Walkout in the Sky
If something’s bad enough — such as a movie or a concert — most people wouldn’t bother to stay through the entire thing, instead opting to walk out of the event.
There are times when that just isn’t possible, though. For instance, how could you walk away from a movie on a plane safely? According to this Youtube commenter, the people watching this movie wouldn’t worry about their safety as long as their act got them away from the screens.
Oftentimes, it’s the really weird insults that stick with us. The ones that are off-the-wall have enough creativity to be funny again and again, even long after you first read it.
The wild imagery in this insult was enough to make it funny without edging over into being too weird. The comparisons they make show that they could easily have a future in comedy if they wanted one. This is a perfect example of a masterpiece insult that hits every point.
The sea is deep and full of creatures that have yet to be discovered. This means that they’re far away from knowing exactly what would go into understanding human culture.
According to this person, those creatures would still outsmart whoever they leveled this savage insult at. The real impressive part here isn’t really any single piece of this insult, however. Instead, we’re mainly taken aback by the composition of the phrasing and how long it must have taken to come up with this diss.
Not a Tesla Fan
There are few things as savage as leveling an insult at someone that takes down not only them but a third party during the process as well.
When this person shared their opinions on billionaire and Tesla owner Elon Musk, they didn’t take the time to hold back any punches. They even reeled in an insult at Wish — a company that we’ve mentioned before. Well, at least we know who to avoid and where not to get the original poster a gift from.
That Has to Hurt
Hive minds — a group that all thinks exactly the same — are inherently creepy since many of us value our individuality. That’s why they’re such a common trope in horror and sci-fi.
This person also aimed the term directly at a group of people who they didn’t quite seem to agree with. Plus, they took the time to make sure everyone was aware of exactly how good — or, in this case, bad — of a hive mind they were.
An Endless Smile
Some of us are more photogenic than others. This isn’t even usually about our outward appearance or personality, more so an awkwardness when getting our pictures taken on the spot.
The way that this video was paused, or maybe thanks to the way the man in the video was smiling, gave off an air of this said awkwardness. Their uncomfortable smile makes them look as if they are always waiting for the photo to be taken, a fact this commenter was quick to point out.
Animated Characters Aren’t Safe Either
When you jump online, it doesn’t seem like anyone is safe. Whether you’re a famous celebrity or just someone leaving a comment on social media, you might earn an insult or two.
In this case, this Twitter user was out to let us all know that animated characters weren’t safe from criticism either. While it isn’t often that someone sees discourse over the love life of the characters in Shrek, it’s still pretty shocking when it happens — especially when the insult is this savage.
An Interesting Analogy
If there’s one thing that will make an insult more poetic, it’s to add a literary device. A well-placed metaphor or wordplay can go a long way.
As Anduin showed, you can also do a lot by being more descriptive than just using a single word or two. For example, insinuating that the people who watch the show he’s referring to are still learning how to use a pencil goes a lot further than just calling them a name.
Class for a Lifetime
At the end of the year or semester, it’s pretty common for students to have to fill out a survey about their overall experience in a class. This can help teachers improve and their superiors assess their performance.
When this particular student was asked about their feelings on the course they took, they made no attempt to hold back on their personal experience. Their description is made even more visceral by the finality they called into play to get their point across. Hopefully, next semester is better!
Short and Sweet
Once again, a YouTube commenter is here to show us a simple demonstration: creativity in insults is a great way to increase the caliber of how savage an insult is.
For this person, they bettered their insult by, once again, opting for description over just retorting by name-calling. They also did it in such an artful yet simple way that almost anyone who would read this comment knows exactly the point that they’re trying to get across.
A Historical Burn
We often think of insults that earn the title of Shakespearian as ones that we find hidden away — buried gems, if you will — on YouTube, Twitter, Reddit, or any other social media platform.
Luckily, Alexander Hamilton was there to show us that you don’t have to be born in the modern era to express poetic disdain for someone. He was happy to make sure that a fellow Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, knew exactly how irritating he was being at that moment.
Not a Fallon Fan
Jimmy Fallon is a popular comedian and television host. Yet, popular doesn’t necessarily mean that every single person that has ever tuned into his show is a fan of it.
Apparently, this man didn’t become one of Fallon’s happy viewers when he caught a glimpse of the host’s comedic chops. He went so far as to say that he shouldn’t have a television show of his own to host but made sure to get his point across in a unique manner that made us laugh.
Better to See Less
If you take a look at any YouTuber that’s popular today, there are plenty that receive massive complaints. From the content they create to the quality of their equipment, it seems that everyone is a critic nowadays.
This commenter was definitely critiquing this YouTuber’s setup but not in the way that you’d expect. Instead of begging him to get a better set of equipment so that his fans could see and hear him better, he recommended the opposite to save them from his content.
Who Ya Gonna Call
Ghostbusters is a highly successful franchise that has garnered sequels, remakes, and even toys, and more. Even though it came out decades ago, it’s something that many people hold dear to this day.
This person invoked the name of the beloved series to hit a group with an insult that probably left them speechless and other readers laughing out loud. After all, they’re comparing them directly to the beloved group but making sure to turn around and cancel it out right away.
Point Missed, Insult Landed
Sometimes insults cut right to the bone with a no-nonsense quip. Other times, they come in the form of a backhanded compliment.
It was the latter idea that this person subscribed to when they left this comment on a YouTube video. They had the chance to insult someone once but instead, they included an additional dig to really drive their feelings home. We have to say — the double attack here really pushed this burn over the edge.
In Plain Terms
There are only a few jobs as universally hated as cable service providers. This is true both for the people who work those jobs and anyone with cable.
This person skipped going with the prompt entirely and straight out said they worked for Comcast. By comparing their job to a crime, they roasted themselves for having a career most people would hate to have. With any luck, this person has a better job now than working for Comcast.
If you asked most people what the worst band in the music industry is, they would probably say Nickelback regardless of their taste in music.
This quick insult was the perfect response to the question. Not only did it insinuate that Nickelback was an unnecessary band, but actually the most pointless one in existence. The commenters in this thread are going to have to work pretty hard to come up with a better answer.
Is it Awesome?
When you’re presenting information, you have to be careful about a lot of aspects. For instance, the wrong delivery will make a potentially engaging topic boring to listen to.
Obviously, Carl thought that this guy was knowledgeable about the topic they were speaking on but his delivery could use some work. Instead of feeling like he simply tuned in, Carl was clear about just how much he felt like he had been forced to listen to what this YouTuber had to say.
A Visceral Image
Most of the time, having to explain what an insult means isn’t a great sign. After all, automatically understanding an insult or a joke is a big part of what makes it work.
Somehow, this Shakespearian genius works just as well when the person saying it explains what they mean. They manage to add another layer of criticism when they inform the insultee that they’re texting just what they intended when they called them an “onion with a tootsie roll center.”
Once again, historical figures are here to prove that Shakespearian-level insults aren’t limited to a modern audience. This time, it was classical musician Ludwig van Beethoven that landed a savage insult.
In discussing another musician’s opera, he offered the ultimate backhanded compliment. While he was happy with the premise of the opera, he was quick to point out that the music was lacking. Not to worry, he was ready and willing to put the work to fix it.
What a Detailed Insult
The wild thing about celebrities is that they are exorbitantly wealthy, but are often come off as immature. This often results in situations where they use their money to do whatever they want.
Elon Musk is the perfect example of this kind of celebrity that has both success and eccentricity. This insult is leveled at what the commenter sees as his immature personality and insane wealth. It actually seems like a pretty good explanation for how he came to be the wild celebrity we know him as now.
Some people lack even the most basic of common sense. They do silly things without evening realizing, much to the frustration of everyone around them.
When Louis couldn’t figure out how to use an internet search bar, his friend got fed up with the fact that he has very little knowledge of how technology works. The saddest part is that Louis didn’t even disagree with his friend’s savage insult, but rather simply agreed to their conclusion.
Don’t Be Rude to Pets
It’s all fun and games until someone starts talking bad about dogs online, especially the cute ones. From there, all bets are off and the insults really start flying.
Calling dogs dumb was enough to set Reddit user u/nbrennan10 to the point of insulting u/NickMemeKing. Nick’s comment had been downvoted so much that Brennan had no trouble defeating this stranger with his words. It’s clear now more than ever that dogs still own the heart of the internet for most users.
Not a Spice Girls Fan
Not all musicians are of equal talent or merit in everybody’s eyes. This can lead to some serious roasts of other artists’ musical talent and cultural significance.
When discussing the Spice Girls movie, this person had a lot of opinions on the subject. They were ready to mention that the Spice Girls are more run-of-the-mill than other bands. It’s probably best that this person doesn’t get in too many conversations with Spice Girls fans in the future.
There are some animals that are just baffling in terms of how silly they look. It’s nothing to do with the animal’s behavior, but rather just how simple they look from the outside, which can be endearing.
The crested gecko is one such simple animal, as this person pointed out. Their diss towards the lizard is hilarious as it completely reflects the picture that’s posted underneath. The blank stare in the lizard’s eyes only proves that this insult is right on the money.
Carry it With You
Teens are always the best at coming up with creative insults. This person gave a good example of this when they told a story from their middle school years.
Getting broken up with apparently wasn’t enough for this person’s junior high girlfriend. She then had to add insult to the injury by taking to Facebook to chronicle the event. If getting called a “loser in tinfoil” isn’t memorable enough to last a lifetime, we don’t know what is.
Even Our Clothes Are Clever
We expect our friends, families, and even strangers on the internet to have wild insults when a situation calls for them. It’s usually not our clothes, though, that fill this role.
After checking the tag for washing instructions, it became clear that the company had thrown in a hidden roast. It would only be seen when the person looked at the tag, making it a guessing game as to when the joke would be noticed. Hats off to the company for this one!
Let’s be real — there’s no one better suited to throw out a savage insult than Judge Judy. Whether or not you’re an avid watcher of her show makes no difference as anyone who has ever heard her name knows what kind of reputation she has earned throughout the years.
After all, many of her iciest burns have been made into memes that constantly flood the internet, and rightfully so! These moments should always be documented as Judge Judy is perhaps the master of clever and Shakespearan-esque insults.
People posting on social media for attention are often hoping for some uplifting from their friends or family. Not everyone cares to see these posts, though, especially when unprompted.
When this commenter was looking to knock some sense into a person looking for online attention, they completely nailed it. Rather than going for a direct and easy burn, they held the reader on just long enough that they weren’t expecting the twist at the end of the comment.
No Sound Is Better
Not every song is a chart-topper that wins a slew of awards for its composition. Not everyone is willing to sit through the mediocre ones, though.
Rather than give false compliments for the song, this commenter was ready to tell the truth. As Abijith said, the song sounds better muted than turned up. This should be enough to keep it from being played at parties anytime soon, especially if this dude is around.
Wish is a website well-known for its products that always end up a let-down from the advertisement. They are typically cheaply made and different than advertised, earning them a bad reputation.
When this commenter was looking to insult this rapper, they found a great joke using Wish. By calling this rapper a downgrade Eminem, they succeeded both in saying a solid insult and making us laugh. With any luck, this rapper will one day make it to a higher status.
You’ll Need a Permit
With so many conspiracy theorists running around, it can be hard not to throw out an insult or two. Their outlandish beliefs make it easy to find material for creative roasts.
Simply stating a flat Earth position was enough to drive this responder up the wall. Without missing a beat, the insulter made sure to inform the insultee about just how dumb they were acting. It’s clear that this replier doesn’t seem to give conspiracy theorists a break, which must be hard with so many on the internet.