TODAY'S TOP STORY: Seungri, of the K-Pop boy band Big Bang, has a new video out that pokes fun at the recent, historic meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Does it actually poke fun at the pair or suggest that The Great Seungri and the nation of K-Pop should have a seat at the table of international politics? This video is what everyone on Twitter THINKS they look like when they tweet at Trump. Wonderful things in this video: turning the heat in the room up to 40 degrees Celsius, copious amounts of magazine reading, suggestive fondling of a bamboo stalk, literally 20 percent of this video is just Seungri turning around like oh, I didn't see you standing there.
Real news after the jump!
OKAY REAL(?) NEWS: Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani hopped on several talk shows this morning. His message? Collusion isn't a crime! No, reason he brought that up. (Former Trump campaign chairmain Paul Manafort's trial starts tomorrow.) No reason! Giuliani told CNN's Alisyn Camerota "You start analyzing the crime — the hacking is the crime. ... The President didn't hack."
Camerota scored the sick burn of the morning:
Rudy Giuliani: "Every day, something new is tweeted that's unfair, untrue..."
CNN's Alisyn Camerota: "A lot of that is because President Trump is tweeting it." pic.twitter.com/Q5mdWccJHL
— New Day (@NewDay) July 30, 2018
RBG 4 EVER: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she plans to occupy her supreme court seat for “at least another five years.” Thank Great Seungri!
ALL GENDER NEWS: The members of Harvard sorority Kappa Alpha Theta voted unanimously that starting this fall they will open their membership to all genders. They aren't the first. In January, Harvard sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma transitioned into a gender-neutral social club called Fleur-de-Lis. Fraternities Kappa Sigma and Alpha Epsilon Phi have also trashed their relationships with the increasingly useless concept of gender.
COOL MOVE SEATTLE: Seattle joins eight states (but remains the only city) in adopting a comprehensive bill of rights for their domestic workers. On Friday, Seattle's mayor signed into law an ordinance that establishes labor standards for domestic workers (nannies, housekeepers and caregivers).
HOT STUFF SWEDEN: Sweden is kicking our asses (per ususal) when it comes to green living. They're going to hit their 2030 goal for renewable energy production next year.
HOT STUFF FOR US: The weather today will still be atrociously hot (tomorrow too) but by the end of the week we should be able to think thoughts and be human beings again. Thank The Great Seungri because this weekend is Pickathon!
If you're super mad about all the boy band talk at the top of this post, feel free to cleanse your ears with the local soothing styles of JAZZ LOON. Have a good Monday, everyone!