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Masterful Gambit, Sir

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Masterful Gambit, Sir is a catchphrase typically used to mock Elon Musk and his fans, particularly in response to negative news stories about Musk and his endeavors. The catchphrase saw more usage after numerous embarrassing stories about Twitter came out in the aftermath of his purchase of the app in late 2022 and early 2023.


On July 12th, 2022, Twitter user @EsqTim[1] mocked Elon Musk fans' perceived propensity for complimenting the billionaire no matter what mistakes he may make with a tweet reading:

Elon Musk: [slams dick in car door]
Musk Fans: Masterful gambit, sir

The tweet gained over 7,000 retweets and 26,000 likes in nearly one year (shown below).

TimmmyC @EsqTim Elon Musk: *slams dick in car door* Musk Fans: Masterful gambit, sir 10:37 PM Jul 12, 2022


The catchphrase started seeing increased usage in mid-November 2022 when reports surfaced that Elon Musk's Twitter acquisition had contributed to tanking Tesla stock. For example, on November 21st, Twitter user @ricketyoldshack[2] used it in response to news of Tesla's falling stock (shown below, left). On December 13th, 2022, user @ConvolutedName[3] then posted it in response to a story about Musk firing his lawyer despite Twitter having some potential legal hurdles, gaining over 80 retweets and 500 likes in four months (shown below, right).

Derek @ricketyoldshack Masterful gambit, sir. Jon Schwarz @schwarzNov 21, 2022 Tesla stock is now down 49% since Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter in April, losing over half a trillion dollars in market valuation. Just in the three and a half weeks since Musk took over Twitter on October 28, Tesla stock is down 27%, losing $190 billion in value. Show this thread Market Summary> Tesla Inc 167.87 USD -232.06 (-58.03%) + year to date Closed: Nov 21, 4:31 PM EST Disclaimer After hours 167.97 +0.10 (0.060%) 5D 1M 1D 400 350 300 250 200 150- Open High Low Mar 2022 175.85 176.77 167.54 6M YTD 1Y 5Y 328.33 USD Thu, Apr 14 May 2022 Mkt cap P/E ratio Div yield Max Jul 2022 526.02B 51.72 Sep 2022 52-wk high 52-wk low + Follow Nov 2022 402.67 167.54 : opening day appreciation account @Convolutedname Masterful gambit, sir To cut costs, Twitter has not paid rent for its San Francisco headquarters or any of its global offices for weeks, three people close to the company said. Twitter has also refused to pay a $197,725 bill for private charter flights made the week of Mr. Musk's takeover, according to a copy of a lawsuit filed in New Hampshire District Court and obtained by The New York Times. Twitter's leaders have also discussed the consequences of denying severance payments to thousands of people who have been laid off since the takeover, two people familiar with the talks said. And Mr. Musk has threatened employees with lawsuits if they talk to the media and “act in a manner contrary to the company's interest,” according to an internal email sent last Friday. rat king @MikeIsaacDec 13, 2022 Alex Spiro, Musk's top personal lawyer who initially took over Vijaya Gadde's job, is out at Twitter. story on the legal travails over there lately nytimes.com/2022/12/13/tec... ...

On March 31st, 2023, the catchphrase was widely posted in response to a story that the 10,000 most-followed companies on Twitter would not have to pay $1,000 a month for verification. Many perceived this as a failure of Twitter's idea to charge companies and individuals for verification in order to earn revenue, as less-popular companies could potentially not be interested in paying the monthly fee. Twitter users @ParkerMollow[4] and Lukeoneil47[5] tweeted the meme that day (shown below).

Parker Molloy @ParkerMolloy So, the actual effect here will be... making small companies that actually can't afford $12k/yr in order to have a little gold checkmark pay up while like... Exxon won't have to pay. Masterful gambit, sir. Variety @Variety5h Twitter Will Exempt 10,000 Most-Followed Companies and Organizations From $1,000 Monthly Verified-Status Charge: Report variety.com/2023/digital/n... 10:20 AM. Mar 31, 2023 luke @lukeoneil47 Masterful gambit sir : Variety @Variety5h Twitter Will Exempt 10,000 Most-Followed Companies and Organizations From $1,000 Monthly Verified-Status Charge: Report variety.com/2023/digital/n... 10:21 AM Mar 31, 2023

Various Examples

gryphoneer @OneRadChee masterful gambit, sir! The Independent @Independent Elon Musk's net worth collapse is the biggest loss of wealth in modern history k ALT AM - Dec 30, 2022 My independent.co.uk Elon Musk's net worth collapse is the biggest loss of wealth in modern history Billionaire's fortune has fallen by $200bn, roughly equivalent to the GDP of Greece : eve6 @Eve6 Masterful gambit sir Mike Stuchbery @MikeStuchbery_Mar 13 Hey @elonmusk, you selling check marks to dudes who post the '14 words' as their bio now? JFC. Show this thread HAVOC Robert Jones @Robert_ Jones We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children. Hyperborea Joined January 2017 2,245 Following 5,251 Followers Tweets Replies Follow Media Likes ボブ @weeabob masterful gambit sir twitter.com/elonmusk/statu... 8:35 ← 28400/phot 20 16 Message requests Jenny Martin, Angie Kula, DANI7, ... ∙ 1d Jenny Martin sent a photo: Hello, are you looking for a part-time job to su... Tracy Gomez @1hDPmjKuWf2Y• 1d qr's › 'tu • W > " x › Øyv za vb... • ▪ V || 74% i love you but fuck you, easy now... • 2d jay reacted to @transgoromajima's photo with wewunenaged @wewunGVLKY 4d Adams website:btcvip7.com Account:Adam1986 Password: 1986... Jessica Farmer @Jessica090549.... 4d qrs" \ `t › › u ▪". X × X X X : KiraChats @KiraChats masterful gambit, sir Peter Kacandes @EIGrecoSF. 1h Replying to @elonmusk Maybe not, but you've got the impulse control of a toddler. I really hope you've got some secret plan, but as it stands now, you paid the most ever to be the biggest internet troll. ili 46.4K 87 Elon Musk @elonmusk Replying to @ElGrecoSF And you have tiny testicles! 9:26 AM Dec 28, 2022 14 101K Views 243 Retweets 131 Quote Tweets 10:33 AM . Dec 28, 2022 451 3,297 Likes ↑ Share ... Ninja hamburger @yaboyNinja President Shinra: *slams dick in car door* Shinra Fans: Masterful gambit, sir VitaToAeris @VitaToAerisJan 5 Tweet like FF7 is real. 5:56 PM Jan 6, 2023 20 We need to protect Kendall Roy @redemptionarcs My man Elon realized that he was actually several million dollars in debt with the disabled man he mocked AND that he violated ADA and swiftly reversed course I'm REELING. Masterful gambit sir Elon Musk @elonmusk Based on your comment, I just did a videocall with Halli to figure out what's real vs what I was told. It's a long story. Better to talk to people than communicate via tweet. 4:58 PM 3/7/23 159K Views 56 Retweets 239 Quotes 955 Likes

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External References

[1] Twitter – @esqtim

[2] Twitter – ricketyoldshack

[3] Twitter – Convolutedname

[4] Twitter – ParkerMolloy

[5] Twitter – lukeoneil47

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