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  • Trump called into Fox & Friends this morning for an extended rant in which he pushed more conspiracy theories about Ukraine and Russia, claimed without any evidence that one of the impeachment witnesses lied under oath, and revealed the real reason he wanted to replace the Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch: "She wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy ... it took like a year & a half or 2 years for her to get the picture up ... this was not an angel, okay?"
  • Elon Musk introduced his ridiculous, beyond-parody "Cybertruck" design by accidentally breaking its windows.
  • Sacha Baron Cohen accepted an award from the Anti-Defamation League and gave a blistering speech about the rise of demagoguery, conspiracy theories and hate crimes around the world, pointing at Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg as the biggest problem: "All this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history."
  • Basically, everyone hates Facebook, or as this headline puts it: "Why Everyone Is Angry at Facebook Over Its Political Ads Policy."
  • Tony Robbins has been accused of sexually assaulting a high schooler at a summer camp.
  • Visitors to the New York Public Library’s exhibit of never-before-seen items owned by JD Salinger are being forced to surrender their cellphones so they can’t take photos.
  • "Smooth Bernie" is the funniest conspiracy theory of the year.
  • While discussing the beloved "More Cowbell" sketch, Will Ferrell told Jimmy Fallon that years after the sketch, he went to see Christopher Walken in a play, and Walken told him, “You know, you’ve ruined my life. People — during the curtain call — bring cowbells and ring them. The other day I went for an Italian-food lunch, and the waiter asked if I wanted more cowbell with my pasta bolognese."
  • Watch a short documentary about a MAGA gathering at a Denny's that tears itself apart when a rival alt-right group tries to spoil the meetup.
  • Greatest story of the week: "Dog left alone in car drives in circles for an hour."
  • Beck has released his best album since 2008—listen to it here.
  • And finally, I'm not sure if it's the cutest video I've seen this month, but it's a solid hug: