For the first time in my career, I’ve recently gotten a little self-conscious about my blogging. I’m keenly aware of how bad it is to blog nonstop about every dumb thing Donald Trump says or does, and yet, it really is hard to resist. And besides, he routinely pushes everything else out of the news, which leaves me with a lot less to choose from even if I did want to cut down on my Trump blogging. What to do? What. To. Do?

Ah, screw it. Here’s Trump talking about how corporations ought to provide day care for their workers’ kids:

The billionaire real estate mogul, who previously voiced his opposition to government-funded universal pre-K programs, said in Newton, Iowa, in November 2015 that he had visited many companies that offered workers on-site child-care centers — and added that he offered such programs himself.

“You know, it’s not expensive for a company to do it. You need one person or two people, and you need some blocks, and you need some swings and some toys,” Trump said. “It’s not an expensive thing, and I do it all over. And I get great people because of it. Because it’s a problem with a lot of other companies.”

Trump pointed specifically to two programs: “They call ’em Trump Kids. Another one calls it Trumpeteers, if you can believe it.1 I have ’em. I actually have ’em, because I have a lot of different businesses.”

I don’t have to tell you how this story ends, do I? These two programs aren’t for his employees. They’re for guests at his hotels and golf resorts who want to pay for child care while they’re out on the town or hitting the links. Trump does not, in fact, provide child care for any of his employees.

I dunno. Do you think he was lying? Or did he really not know? I could go either way.

1Yeah, I can believe it.

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Recently, the Internet noticed more than a passing resemblance between the outrageous boasts of Donald Trump and those of Futurama’s ace captain and romantic, Zapp Brannigan.

Voice actor Billy West, voice of Brannigan, has decided not to turn neutral on the matter. So he’s taken to Twitter to post recordings of himself reading out Trump’s most famous quotes, fully in character of Zapp. West was behind a sizable chunk of Futurama characters, providing the voices of Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg and of course, the Big Z himself.

Have your ever wondered if Zapp has tiny hands? Or about his thoughts on global warming? Once Zapp Brannigan is involved in politics, every mission is a political suicide mission. Read more…

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Michael Joseph Ryan, a 19-year-old from Virginia, caused a scene in Manhattan while attempting to scale the facade of Trump Tower with suction cups. 

After more than 2 hours of climbing, the police and fire department were able to rescue and arrest the man. 

According to a YouTube video he posted earlier, Ryan was trying to get a private meeting with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Additional reporting by Storyful.  Read more…

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The British late-night host’s US domination continues apace with a deal on TBS to turn the Drop the Mic section of his talkshow into a standalone programme

Just a few scant years ago, no one in the former colonies even knew who James Corden was. But in less than two years the Late Late Show host is completely taking over American television. Now he’s going to have three shows on the “telly”, as he would call it, just two years after landing on our shores. Is he one of the immigrants taking all our jobs that Donald Trump is talking about?

TBS announced a standalone version of Drop the Mic, his popular celebrity rap battle segment, a 16-episode series that will debut in 2017. Corden serves as executive producer along with Ben Winston, Jensen Karp and former battle rapper Hot Karl, making him the executive producer with the dirtiest name in all of Hollywood.

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