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PewDiePie challenges Elon Musk to create Rick & Morty SpaceX rocket

Published: 2/Mar/2020 21:21 Updated: 9/Mar/2020 13:24

by Brent Koepp

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YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg challenged Tesla CEO Elon Musk to create a Rick & Morty themed rocket. The Swede wants the tech millionaire to take memes to the next level.

PewDiePie is a known admirer of Elon Musk, praising him on several occasions in past videos. The billionaire even hosted the Swedish entertainer’s popular show ‘Meme Review’ in February 2019.

However during his February 28 ‘Last Week I Asked You’ segment, the YouTuber hilariously challenged the tech giant to make a Rick & Morty themed rocket based on Pickle Rick.

During his first LWIAY since taking his month-long break, the YouTube star reacted to a meme about the Tesla CEO putting the anime Alita: Battle Angel on the side of one of his rockets.

In disbelief of the story, Pewds joked, “No, he did not do that. He was supposed to put subscribe to PewDiePie…oh it’s a dead meme anyways.” He then reiterated, “He did not do that. He should have put Pickle Rick on it. Then he truly would have my respect!”

He then broke into laughter after Googling it and discovering the tech billionaire had tweeted about it on February 25. “He did do that! Nooo! The absolute mad lad! That’s so dope!”

The Swedish star challenged Musk to doing another themed rocket – this time based on the animation Rick & Morty. “Do a Pickle Rick next time, Elon! Do it! I want to see a Pickle Rick!” he said, clapping his hands and laughing.

“Ah, that would truly make me happy!” he exclaimed. “If I see a Pickle Rick on an Elon Musk rocket I would be like… “In general I question if existence is worth it. Pain usually outmeasures pleasure. But there was a Pickle Rick on a rocket once. So I think humanity was worth it!'”

Pewds then stated that Musk had a “big brain” and begged him to let him fly on a rocket. “Elon, can I go on rocket please? Please? I ask, Pickle Rick rocket please. Can I be first pilot?”

(Timestamp 02:35 for mobile users.)

While PewDiePie is considered the king of memes, Elon Musk is quite the connoisseur himself. The Tesla CEO has won the internet multiple times with hilarious tweets that have gone viral.

So who knows, maybe fans might get another collaboration between the YouTuber and the tech giant in the future. And it might even include a crazy rocket if Swede gets his wish.

Among Us

Karl Jacobs beats Corpse, Dream & more in Mr Beast’s $100k Among Us game

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Georgina Smith

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YouTuber Karl Jacobs received a whopping $100,000 from Mr Beast after winning a star studded Among Us game, beating creators like Corpse Husband, PewDiePie, Sykkuno, and Dream to the punch.

Among Us is tense at the best of times, but adding an enormous cash prize to the mix is guaranteed to add an extra layer of frustration to the equally loved and loathed cafeteria meetings.

And who better to shake things up than YouTube’s favorite philanthropist, Mr Beast a.k.a. Jimmy Donaldson. Jimmy is well known for putting friends and fans through bizarre challenges to win huge amounts of money.

Particularly since launching his gaming channel earlier this year, the star has been pitting viewers and often fellow creators against each other in games like Minecraft and Among Us.

Mr Beast holds his hands in the air next to the YouTube logo
YouTube: Mr Beast
Mr Beast has over 10 million subscribers on his gaming channel.

This time, Jimmy hosted a star-studded line up of players for an Among Us tournament, featuring the likes of rising stars Corpse Husband, Dream, and Sykkuno, along with classic fan favorites like PewDiePie and Jacksepticeye. All of them were in with a chance of winning $100,000.

The game was set to only have one imposter, meaning there was nowhere to hide for whoever ended up with the mischievous role.

Sykkuno was imposter the first time round, and even though he was caught in the act of killing someone by Corpse, it actually took a good few rounds for the other players to vote him out. Though as the game ended fairly early, Mr Beast let everyone have one more shot at victory.

Karl was the imposter for the second and final game, and the tension ramped up progressively throughout the game as he managed kill after kill without being voted off.

As the number of players dwindled, the vote offs began to get more dramatic, with Jimmy constantly reminding the crew that there was a huge pot of money on the line.

After a tense final few minutes where it wasn’t clear who would sway the game, eventually Karl was deemed the winner, and was overjoyed to have won the huge $100k prize.

The video had a great response from fans who loved the iconic mix of creators combined with the high stakes prize, and there’s no doubt that more content will be on the way from this team.