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On Monday, challenged by absolutely no one, Elon Musk tweeted a bizarre photo with the caption "my bedside table".

It shows a half-drunk bottle of water, a mountain of caffeine-free Diet Coke cans, and a replica of George Washington's flintlock pistol in a wooden box (the lid of the box displays Emanuel Leutze's famous painting of Washington crossing the Delaware River).

There's also what appears to be a replica of the Diamond Back .357 revolver from the 'Deus Ex: Human Revolution' video game and a Buddhist amulet.

In the top-right corner, we can see a few books. One of them looks like Washington's 'Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour in Company and Conversation.' It could be part of a collection of 'Books of American Wisdom,' which also includes the US Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and Benjamin Franklin's 'The Way of Wealth.'

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In a follow-up tweet, Musk added: "There is no excuse for my lack of coasters," because obviously, it was the absence of coasters that caught everyone's eyes.

Immediately, people started mocking the billionaire for such a chaotic, let's call it, statement, so we thought it would be fun to round up some of the funniest reactions. Enjoy!

Interestingly, Musk has talked about staying up each night drinking Diet Coke in the past.

"There were probably times when I had like eight [Diet Cokes] a day or something ridiculous," he said, according to NBC News. "I think these days, it's probably one or two, so it's not too crazy."

He then added that he was also addicted to coffee. "I used to have so much coffee... that I'd get really wired. I'd get overcaffeinated and it wouldn't be good." Musk said he has since tried to swap coffee for water. 

So at least that part of the photo might as well be natural.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is my favorite one! Tons of bagged oregano for the Italian in me. Sugar and salt bags for flavor. My daily 27 wellness pills. And tons of cash for when I'm feeling naughty and buy myself a Starbucks coffee. ;)

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Musk has also voiced support for gun ownership.

After the Robb Elementary School shooting in May, which left 19 students and two teachers dead, he expressed support for the 2nd Amendment.

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"I strongly believe that the right to bear arms is an important safeguard against potential tyranny of government," Musk explained to CNBC. "Historically, maintaining their power over the people is why those in power did not allow public ownership of guns."

However, he added that gun sales should come with "tight background checks" and sales of assault weapons should be limited to special circumstances, such as for gun-range owners and those in "a high-risk location, like gang warfare."

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These days, Musk is using his energy to focus on developing his new venture — Twitter.

Over the weekend, he shared slides showing that between October 17 and November 13, hate speech impressions on Twitter are lower.

The CEO also reported new user signups were at an all-time high, averaging over two million per day in the past week. 

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Those figures come in direct contrast with earlier media reports suggesting that hate speech increased after Musk took over the social media giant.

But today, these memes mocking his bedside table are probably the least of his concerns, as many companies have halted spending on Twitter amid concerns about Musk's content moderation plans for the site.

He said Twitter has seen a "massive" drop in revenue, blaming activists for pressuring advertisers.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee. Ye damned whale.

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In one recent series of Tweets, he also accused Apple of "censorship" and criticized its policies, including the charge it levies on purchases made on its app store.

"Apple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?" he asked.

The Washington Post reported Apple was the top advertiser on Twitter, spending $48m on ads on the social network in the first quarter of 2022 alone.

Companies including Cheerios maker General Mills and Volkswagen are among the firms that have halted their business on the site in recent weeks.

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1 year ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There is not enough coffee and booze in the world to make me learn for that math test in bed

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