What’s the real way that you tell when something has hit the mainstream?
Is it when there are “recreational” drugs named/branded after you?
Going by that metric, I guess that Tesla has now finally hit the mainstream — there are apparently now “Tesla-branded” MDMA pills circulating on the club scene in parts of Europe.
Notably, the stuff is apparently quite strong, so hopefully no Tesla fans in Europe get too swayed by the branding.
— roi (@roionsteroids) September 3, 2016
Jalopnik provides more: “There’s a Tesla-branded pill reportedly getting around the club scene spreading from the UK to Germany containing 240mg of MDMA, and that’s a potentially deadly strength. A recent warning spotted by The Drive and MixMag and issued by The Loop states that this pill has double the dose of what you’d need to get high, and the risk of overdose obviously spikes from there. The Loop does independent testing of different pills to figure out which different circulating brands have what strength. This Tesla one was strong enough to deserve a ‘take care’ warning of ‘extremely high doses:’ It’s wild to see Tesla’s brand get so strong that it’s getting put on pills, but it’s still a worrying presence in the club scene. Be safe out there.”
Strange. But interesting. I guess that Tesla is now a status marker of a sort, a means of showing that something is high-quality or performance.
Tip of the hat to “aesculus” on the Tesla Motors Club forum for the news tip.