For those unfamiliar with all of the features on the new Teslas, the electric cars have an Autopark/Summon feature that some have criticized for being more of a gimmick than a useful feature. One man, however, put this debate to rest two weeks ago, incontrovertibly proving it is no mere gimmick
It really seems as if this guy hacked the system. The city municipality began enforcing a two-hour parking limit outside his work, as he recently discovered. In response, he used the feature to move his vehicle and avoid getting a parking ticket from the comfort of his office.
After posting a video proving the feature’s use, Tesla CEO Elon Musk even commented on the video, which has gone viral. “Cool haha,” he tweeted. “For those unfamiliar,” he continued in another tweet, “this uses Tesla Autopark/Summon. Slightly smarter version hopefully ready soon. By next year, a Tesla should be able to drive around a parking lot, find an empty spot, read signs to confirm it’s valid & park.”
The upgrade he is referring to will be available in a number of weeks. In addition, he tweeted: “Car will drive to your phone location & follow you like a pet if you hold down summon button on Tesla app.”
According to Musk, this will turn Teslas into something like a big remote controlled car, just as long as it remains in the operator’s line of sight.
But don’t start clapping your hands just yet! Think about it this way: now the computers will have the capability to independently move and avoid getting on law enforcement’s bad side. It’s only a matter of time before the robots rise up, take over, and enslave humanity. This may well be the beginning of the end. If and when that happens, you know who to blame: Elon Musk and Tesla.
40 Companies That Put Out the Best Responses on Social Media
Once You See It…
Not too long ago, the Illuminati conspiracy spread like wildfire and the world started seeing triangles everywhere. And at Taco Bell, you don’t have to look too hard to find them, which led this Tweeter’s suspicions to grow. Well, he did ask why – and with all these mouth-watering Taco Bell goods presented in beautiful triangles, it’s hard to argue with their reasoning. The taste is in the triangle, and the magic is in the mystery.
Pay Us in Pancakes
Fact-checking has never tasted so good. We’re not sure anyone besides IHOP and Denny’s is all that concerned with who came first – the real contentious question is, who tastes better? It shouldn’t be hard to find, oh, millions of people willing to put their palates to the test and their opinions on the line. If this is a pancake war, please feel free to call us to battle – and pay us for our services in pancakes.
Fridges, Ever Heard of Them?
Thuggy-D tries to get fresh, and Wendy’s hits the JACKPOT with their comeback. It’s one thing to be totally wrong, but it’s another thing to be totally wrong with a really bad attitude. But Wendy’s isn’t taking the ‘tude too harshly – they’ve worked hard to maintain their reputable beef standards for the sake of their customers, and they’re proud of it. And if every now and then they need to teach a lesson or two on Twitter to keep that reputation strong, that’s a price they’re willing to pay.
DiGiorYes They Did
Did you know it takes just 20 minutes to bake the perfect DiGiorno pizza? That’s 20 minutes longer than it takes to offend the average American football fan when their home team loses the Super Bowl. When it comes to football, and the Super Bowl most of all, having an opinion can be risky for business. But DiGiorno saw an opening in the Twitter field, went for the hard throw, and scored a touchdown with this Tweet.
A Whole Stereotype
Whole Foods may be the Mecca of variety when it comes to foods that are organic, vegan, preservative-free and practically worth their weight in gold – or at least costing just as much. But don’t expect to see the same variety when it comes to their customers. The people who shop religiously at Whole Foods are “enlightened,” dressed head to toe in hemp, and have a third eye open somewhere far up their…reusable shopping bags. The rest of us just wanna know, who pays them to spend so much…and are they hiring?
You’re On Your Own, Pal
You get what you give, isn’t that right? Microsoft thinks so. And if you ask them, it seems like people are still playing…just not with Lucid Billz. Whether it’s because of that sour attitude or that cryptically dumb name, it doesn’t seem like his playing skills are all that great when it comes to making new friends. Unfortunately, that means that no matter how much Xbox improves, his relationships probably won’t.
Tesco: Where the Phones Go
Ouch, Felipe just got burned. We’re gonna have to back Tesco up on this one: anyone who thinks too hard about another person’s phone services simply has too little knowledge of the human race, and far too much time on their hands. It’s just like Dr. Martin Luther King said, right? Judge a person not by their mobile plan, but by the content of their character. Or…something like that.
He Meant to Say Thank You
When your wife is cooking for you, it is in truly bad character to take to the internet behind her back and make a joke – no matter what she’s cooking. And Hamburger Helper is having none of it. While it’s unlikely that they’d put the word ‘gourmet’ on any of their products, the fact of the matter is if someone is cooking for you, you don’t question their choice of food. You eat it and you say thanks. Or you can cook for yourself. Period!
No Shame in the Steak Game
Neil DeGrasse Tyson might be Twitter’s favorite brain, but the thing about brains is…most people don’t eat them. Steak, on the other hand, is everyone’s favorite food. And basic human survival dictates that people are more likely to follow their favorite food than their favorite brain. Maybe you’ve never tried to eat math, but we’re here to tell you – it does not taste as good as steak. And steak knows it. No shame in the steak game!
Why Close Your Eyes?
No, it’s BETTER than holding hands with a real human! A Pancake can never feel your sweaty palms and ask if you’re nervous. A pancake is always as good as it looks. And a pancake won’t break your heart. Denny’s might want to rethink their advertising approach here, because there are better pancake selling points than hand-holding, but at the end of the day, pancakes pretty much sell themselves.
Charmin’s on a Roll
Going to the bathroom can feel like a colossal waste of time. That’s why so many people decide to take advantage of this downtime by taking care of business while they’re, as we say, taking care of business. In case anyone is wondering what a toilet paper company would have to Tweet about, check out this quality advice.
Living By That Golden Rule
When a kid in a plain, collared shirt with short, lazy hair and a short, lazy beard calls anyone else basic, it’s time to bust out the mirror. Although we all know the whole point of trains is to look beautiful, it seems these sub-par vessels of speed and distance weren’t up to Josh’s expectations – and he’s clearly the licensed expert here.
Finding Nemo or Finding Numbers?
Well, Sainsbury’s certainly knows how to write a pun, but their spelling could still use a little work. They also seem to know their fish – or at least, their Twitter staff does. Perhaps they’ve got their hires all mixed up, and the fish expert somehow ended up online while the Twitter expert is misplacing their bar codes? Either way, ask for help in person and it seems likely to appear in the fish section at Sainsbury’s.
Some Privacy Please
At least Taco Bell has good taste in movies. But they’re not doing themselves any favors by putting down the person – or rather, the fictional character – who likes them so much that she called going to eat there a “fun” thing to do. Make no mistake, eating is always fun and Taco Bell is obviously our favorite food, but some of us prefer to dine in the privacy of our gluttony rather than with an audience…
Time to Get a Watch
It’s safe to say that most people do not take to Twitter in search of a life lesson. But at the same time, plenty of people out there who aren’t looking for life lessons are the ones who need one the most. Being held up by public transportation every now and then is a gnarly fact of life, but if it’s happening constantly and said late person can’t seem to do anything about it…it’s time to look in the mirror.
The Future Will Not Be Televised
They do say that putting someone else down is no way to bring yourself up. But that doesn’t mean people don’t do it – and it certainly didn’t seem to stop the BBC. But since the days of Netflix et al, cable TV is no longer known for the quality and prestige of the shows it features – and since it can’t really compete with the best, all that’s left is for the channels to go head to head with each other instead.
Not What They Had in Mind
When Old Spice sat in their offices brainstorming a brand name, they definitely didn’t think this was how it was going to be interpreted. Come to think of it, there are a few wrong ways to read this name. Whether it’s spices past their expiration date or humans past their dating age range that comes to mind, you might wish you could just unsee this tweet. But kudos to them – they made a scent so good that no one else questioned the questionable name so far!
Remember the Rainbow
Oh, to be the kid that opened a bag of skittles in the cafeteria. In an instant, the other students would transform into animals and literally swarm around the Skittle-bearer, hoping to get at least one tiny colorful ovoid of heaven – and not just any Skittle…the illustrious pink Skittle is what every kid was secretly (or not-so-secretly) hoping for. But any flavor would do, since they were all amazing. Still, that didn’t stop Skittles from breaking out many new amazing flavors throughout the years.
It Takes Two to Tango
That awkward moment when you’re both feeling salty, but you need each other to stay in business. Conan O’Brien is nothing short of a legend, which is how he’s managed to stay relevant for nearly forty years. And it’s probably helped Netflix to have Conan’s material to show. But they’re not afraid to let him know that his comment stung a little, and that it might be time to look in the mirror.
Square Peg, Round Hole, Great Taste
We’re willing to admit that we ourselves have looked at Wendy’s burgers before, skeptical of their square shape – and we bet you have too. But have you ever asked yourself what makes exactly makes a circular burger look ‘normal’? At the end of the day, it’s probably just because it’s the shape that everybody got used to. And Wendy’s isn’t about to let their delicious taste be ruined by some arbitrary shape, darn it.
A Chocolatey Change of Perspective
Though the question of what a ball of chocolatey fluff is doing having a Twitter account is a valid one – and it seems to have provided a most excellent answer, along the lines of, right back atcha! – asking the question in question is just unnecessary. It makes one wonder, what is his goal? Did he need this explanation to sleep at night? Will he be able to sleep now, knowing that he was outsmarted by MoonPie’s “wasted” twitter? We may never know.
Pick Your Peppers and Your Battles
Stealing something as precious as Tabasco bottles from a business providing their contents free of charge for your satisfaction should be a punishable crime. But on the other hand…what does Chipotle expect, charging so much extra for guacamole? They need to cut that out, because on top of how expensive everything already is on the menu, this is just salt in the wound. Our demands have been made.
If we’re judging by this tweet, it seems like Charmin’s doing their duty to think of everything for all those dedicated clients. It’s not rocket science, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great idea! In fact, it may seem like a game for kids, but when you aren’t left stranded on the toilet for hours because no one can hear your pleas, you won’t regret it. Perhaps the next revolution will even be led with empty Charmin roll cardboard…
Now That’s Just Plain Rude
Wow, did the dictionary just make the nicest insult ever? It looks like they did. But it was, nevertheless, an insult – and one with a good point and good vocabulary to boot. Too many people have a bad habit of speaking before they think, and a foot had to be put down somewhere. Who better to do it than an all-factual, friendly-with-an-iron-fist dictionary? Keep it classy, Webster.
Patty (Pan)cakes, Baker’s Man
If IHOP was really the king of pancakes, would they really be up at night wanting to make a pass at someone else’s culinary talent? Wendy’s isn’t afraid of no competition. In fact, with that kind of confidence, we bet they’d probably even give IHOP a run for their money if they went into the pancake game. And when we’re craving pancakes, we might just be inclined to skip the pancake patriarchy and head to Wendy’s instead.
Don’t Hold Your Breath
As sad as it sounds, it’s true: despite being the very first team established in London, Arsenal is recently known as the team that just doesn’t win. But still, nothing can dampen the faith of its devoted fans who will follow them towards loss after loss, followed by pint after pint – as is the English way. Sam must not have been aware that Mike from of the Tesco Twitter page is a die-hard Tottenham fan…
A Guy With No Life and an Opinion
At a glance, it may seem like this devoted Tweeter is just trying to protect hashtags and the integrity of their parent, Twitter, from the abuses of Facebook. But nothing is quite as dangerous as a self-proclaimed “guy with no life,” who has access to the internet – and loves Mean Girls. Well, two can play that game, and Taco Bell came here to tango.
A Bit of Bad Brady Timing
It’s easy to pick on the guy who’s on top, but it’s been a while now since Brady was, so to speak, untouch(down)able. His legacy will go on and on – just like his throws do – but maybe the catching isn’t quite up to snuff. Still, after all the player awards and Super Bowl wins, the man can probably take a joke for a good cause, like helping out America’s long-time favorite bar of chocolate…not that Butterfingers really needs any help selling themselves.
How’d You Guess?
You think so? Aw, don’t make us blush! Wait a second – strong and manly people don’t blush… Just kidding, that’s so 1950. Old Spice is more in the business of making fun of stereotypes rather than enforcing them, even if it is just by exaggerating them so much that you have to look twice. Or maybe…that’s just because of that handsome face. Now look back at the screen. Honestly, they can use whatever stereotypes they want as long as they keep bottling this stuff up.
Someone’s Idea of a Joke
Hot pockets are not only totally delicious, but they are also the polar opposite of stupid – they are G E N I U S. Pizza stuffed into a magical hand-held and mess-free stick, cooked in just minutes and ready to go? Sounds like an invention worth going down in the history books to us. But Hot Pockets know what they’re worth – they realized no one in their right mind could believe this, and gave the pottymouth the benefit of the doubt.
Is it Cold In Here?
Hooters uniforms have been the subject of criticism for a long time now – and not exactly for anyone’s concern over winter warmth (though, that is a good point). Even after many rounds over many years of modifications – “improvements,” if you will – here and there, the outfits still tend to grab attention too easily for being too…small. But if one thing is bigger at Hooters than at Wendy’s, it’s probably the tips their servers walk home with.
The Price Isn’t Right
Wendy’s just came in out of left field and told it like it is! Okay, it wasn’t really left field; this Tweeter went out of his way to talk smack to them. But unfortunately for him, they talk better smack. And unfortunately, they really do make better burgers. So we wonder what it’s going to be…his dollar menu money or his dignity?
There’s nothing like getting a card from someone you care about on Valentine’s Day. But that being said, isn’t it usually a surprise when a card comes? Do most people sit around waiting for a letter that they already know is coming? We’re pretty sure they’re usually a surprise, and that this Tweeter is being a little assumptive being so certain that he’s going to get one…from anyone other than his mom, at least.
”Imitation Is the Highest Form of Flattery”
After reading this post, it’s clear that McDonald’s is throwing shade somewhere. Well, it turns out that back in 2014, Taco Bell released ads in order to promote their new breakfast products. The commercials directly used a character name none other than Ronald McDonald who supported the restaurant’s new line of various breakfast items. In response to the advertisements, McDonald’s ended up releasing this “slightly” loaded tweet, defending their title as the breakfast fast-food chain. Surprisingly enough, the usually quick-witted Taco Bell had no reply.
Game On, Oreo
There’s no denying that brands have certainly made the most of social media. Thanks to platforms like Instagram and Twitter, these brands are not only able to build loyal relationships with their consumers but they’re also able to give themselves whatever voice they want. Take this post, for instance. When Oreo tweeted about sneaking their cookies into the movie theaters, AMC obviously had to get in on the action. And we think it’s safe to say that AMC got the last word in — or tweet, rather — poking fun at the sandwich cookie company whilst establishing themselves as a playful brand.
Have a Snickers
Now, this is what we call stellar marketing. When JC Penny — the popular department store chain — posted this strange and grammatically incorrect tweet, many different companies responded to it. Snickers, however, jumped on the opportunity to add a dash of marketing in their response to JC Penny. Not only did the chocolate candy brand crack a funny joke at JC Penny’s expense but they also managed to utilize their popular slogan. We can only imagine the number of people who bought themselves a Snickers bar after reading this ice-cold burn…
You Can Dish it Out but You Can’t Take It
Listen, people — if you’re going to dish it out, you need to expect to get served in return. It seems as though Mister Joe Lee forgot this little rule and didn’t realize who he was actually up against. Tesco Mobile is a mobile phone provider located in the United Kingdom. While Tesco may not provide the best cellular coverage in the industry, the brand certainly makes up for dropped calls and slow service by coming back with hilariously witty responses for all the haters out there.
Talk About Disrespect
Whether you were fan of Pop-Tarts or Toaster Strudels as a child, we think everyone can admit that this response from the toaster pastries brand was absolutely golden. By responding with this tone, Pop-Tarts is only proving they’re a brand that refuses to let anyone disgrace its name by pairing the pastry with something that could almost be considered dishonorable. Ya know, like Ranch, for instance. We hate to judge but how can we be totally sure that the person who did this is right in the head? Who eats a sweet pastry with a salad dressing?!
Denny’s is undoubtedly a well-established diner-style restaurant chain. Still, many brands have taken to social media in order to promote themselves even more. That’s why Denny’s decided to reach out to the millennials via Tumblr. When the restaurant’s social media team went out of their way to leave a message on someone’s personal blog, they definitely weren’t expecting to receive the response they got. Even with that, though, they were able to establish the brand’s online presence and voice with a one-word response.
Less Is More
Charmin — a popular brand of toilet paper — is known for posting a hilarious series of tweets called #TweetsfromtheSeat. Aside from this facetious bathroom humor, Charmin also likes to share important news stories, like this one. In 2017, police were on the hunt for an unidentified woman who had been caught defecating outside of people’s homes. Dubbed the “Mad Pooper”, the woman was caught by several residents of a Colorado Springs neighborhood. In any event, Charmin decided to get in on the story by offering a year’s supply of TP if the woman turned herself in!
Kit Kat vs. Oreo
While UK resident and chocolate lover Laura Ellen may not be the most-followed user on Twitter, her brand loyalty is still worth fighting for. When Laura tweeted that she may love chocolate a little too much considering that she’s following both Kit Kat and Oreo, there was only one obvious thing to do — a snack stand-off, of course. Kit Kat challenged Oreo to a friendly game of tic-tac-toe in order to win this gal’s affection. If you’re wondering what Oreo’s response was, keep scrolling…
Break Me Off a Piece of That Kit Kat Bar
And here we have Oreo’s response to Kit Kat’s tic-tac-toe challenge. Not only did the sandwich cookie brand take an unexpected route to win the whole game but they also made a play on words using Kit Kat’s slogan in their #GiveOreoABreak hashtag. Whether or not this game changed Laura’s preferences in terms of what she likes more, we think it’s safe to say that both brands nailed their marketing techniques with hilariously witty posts like these ones.
While brands sometimes ignore negative comments made towards them, other times these companies are known to take the opportunity and use it to their advantage. Take Smart Car, for instance. In all honesty, Clayton should have probably thought about who he was insulting before posting his tweet considering that “smart” is literally in their name. Not only did the automotive brand prove that feces from one bird can’t total a car but they also backed their claims up with math and a hilarious infographic.
Eat Moonpie’s Heart, But Don’t Break It
Nature has a funny way of making humanity, the master of model and machine and morals, ask itself how in the world something came into existence. How can a serenely beautiful and super painfully poisonous floating thing be alive and survive in the food chain without a brain OR heart? As far as MoonPie is concerned, science can’t explain this one. Although, wait a minute…last time we checked, MoonPie lacked both of those things as well…
Stop Trying to Make Fetch Happen
NyAdas knows the cool club when she sees it, and Cascade is officially in – and just like in Mean Girls, Gretchen and her lame slang are still officially out. Ever since this darkly modern and horrifyingly high-school reminiscent coming-of-age movie came out and declared that cool kids dictate the fashion rules, wearing pink on wednesdays has become canon. And trying to make “fetch” happen has become a one-way ticket to social exile.
Go Fish for Adults
Finding a match in a deck of 52 cards was hard enough. Now, the internet expects us to swipe through every single (or…not) person in the world to try and find one? No wonder this poor lad has just about given up, and hoped that his lifelong sidekick Old Spice would have his back. Seems his old friend has another idea in mind…
You Did Those Wrong
Sometimes it can feel like a commercial was totally stolen from your actual life. That’s especially true when it comes to marriage, since so many married couples seem to experience the same trials and tribulations. And what always tops the list of household chores that husbands and wives can’t see eye-to-eye on? That would definitely be dishes. There’s no right or wrong way, there’s just my way or the highway. And Twitter is the first to hear about it.
There Can Only Be One
Although it wasn’t the first or last eclipse the world has seen, the 2017 solar eclipse was something truly special. People prepared for it for months, venturing near and far to chase that good Instagram picture of their 15 minutes of scientific wonder. And everyone started to see circles. Everywhere. Morning coffee eclipse. Rearview mirror headlights eclipse. John Lennon sunglasses eclipse. But was anything more eclipse-esque than a Hostess golden CupCake? Well…MoonPie seems to think so.