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January 22, 2021

AS RESIDENTS OF THIS CITY, WE ARE AMUSED

Elon Musk: Dig tunnels as solution for traffic jams in this Florida city

(Thanks to pharmaross and Woozy Barnes)

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Miami will need A LOT more orange cones.

This will work! Surface traffic will move smoothly once all the cars in the tunnel are washed out to sea.

Make that "no brainer". Don't worry about that pesky water table.

Yes, "no brainer" says it all.

Elon Musk proposes building the world's first drive-thru aquarium?

They use the Dodge Island tunnel as an example. Bad example. With flood doors at both ends, and constantly checking for leaks, City-wide traffic tunnels would be a boon for the Boring Co., not for Miami. Besides, who would pay for this?

On the bright side, every time you take a tunnel, you get a free car wash.

Actually, it's sort of a 'Roach Motel'. Drivers cruise in but they don't cruise out.

Elon Musk is a genius, but all genius has it's limits. Even Albert Einstein never knew how to drive a car. The engineering problems of driving tunnels beneath a water table may have another case of genius not only hitting it's limits, but crashing through them and ending with a splash.

https://youtu.be/3JySRf9aTPA

Working title for the movie: "The Big Dig Returns."

Crazy Elon evidently doesn't know anybody from Boston. He might want to check in to how well it worked there.

Elon Musk's tunnel plan reminds me of a quote I remember well from a college philosophy course. But I would add a touch of common sense also helps.

"There is no great genius without a touch of madness."
---Aristotle

Maybe they should build the tunnel ABOVE the ground to avoid dealing with water.

"Aquiferm"??

"Maybe they should build the tunnel ABOVE the ground to avoid dealing with water."

THAT'S IT! A tunnel in space! SpaceX's next project!

It could be sort of like a wormhole. Call it a 'muskhole'.

The situation remains fluid.

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