Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos successfully rocketed up more than 65 miles on Tuesday, and declared that the event had made for his “Best day ever.”
Bezos, his brother Mark, aeronautics legend Wally Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen flew on a New Shepard rocket, landing safely in the West Texas desert after a trip of more than eight minutes.
It’s just my guess, but I think Bezos may have been blasting Bo Burnham during the flight: “Come on, Jeffrey, you can do it / Pave the way, put your back into it / Tell us why, show us how / Look at where you came from, look at you now.”
True, Bezos didn’t actually “pave the way”: he was the second billionaire businessman to head to space, with Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson beating him by 9 days, but his trip has inspired just as many memes and jokes. Here are some of the funniest ones