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Trump’s Impeachment Trial Menu Has Major Billy Madison Vibes

It involves a lot of milk.

If you’ve been following Donald Trump’s impeachment, you’d be well aware that two articles, charging the President with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress have been submitted to the Senate. The trial is now in full swing, and from the outset, it looks like a bunch of people wearing boring suits having a really long, intense (sober) D&M. But if the impeachment menu is anything to go by, the trial is being run by a bunch of preschoolers.

There’s a longstanding Senate rule prohibiting food and drink from being on the floor during the impeachment trial, but we all know that all work and no food makes politicians dull boys – so the senators have come up with a sneaky menu loophole.

Listen to the GOAT team unpack Trump and his fellow Senator’s big boy milk and candy diet in the latest ep of It’s Been A Day For… below:

Apparently, water and milk (!!) are still allowed to be consumed in the chamber because of a precedent set all the way back in 1966. “Senate rules do not prohibit a Senator from sipping milk during his speech,” a presiding officer once stated.

Milk isn’t the only beverage senators have been sneaking onto the Senate floor, either. “Anecdotal evidence suggest that in years past senators have been allowed to bring other beverages, such as milk or orange juice, into the chamber,” assistant Senate historian Daniel Holt told Insider

If the milk wasn’t childish enough, there are also rumours of a ‘candy drawer’ on the Senate floor. According to Insider, GOP Sen. George Murphy of California started his sweetie stash back in 1965 and would secretly share them with his colleagues – a tradition that continues today.

Speaking to The Morning Call, spokesperson Steve Kelly said the candy menu is currently made up of with “Hershey’s bars with almonds, Rolo caramels, Milky Ways, 3 Musketeers bars, Palmer Peanut Butter Cups, and Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews.” 

The Senate floor is so much like a playground there’s even a rule prohibiting iPhones, talking or standing during the impeachment trial. AND one of the Senators is walking around playing with a fidget spinner…

For a group of people making some pretty important decisions about the future of Donald Trump’s Presidency, this menu sounds like kid’s stuff. 

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Robert Pattinson Says He Smells Like A Crayon And I Need To Know Which Colour

Another wild yarn from R-Patz.

Robert Pattinson has gained quite a reputation for spinning wild yarns during interviews, but his most recent comments on his body odour have me truly shaken.

In a recent interview with Allure the star of the upcoming The Batman film said, “Lots of people tell me I smell like a crayon.”

The interviewer – understandably bewildered by this statement – then asked, “Like you’re made of wax?”

To which R-Patz responded, “Yes! Like I’m embalmed.”

I have so many questions. What colour crayon does Pattinson smell like? What brand? Is he using lots of crayons? And most importantly, who are these multiple people who are telling him he smells like crayon!? Is that an insult, or a compliment?

It’s not the first time Robert Pattinson’s scent has come up in conversation. Back in 2009, E! News reported that an unidentified source who worked “very closely” with the actor on New Moon said “he stinks.”

“I mean, it’s awful,” the source said. “He never showers, and it drives people on the set crazy.”

“He completely reeks,” an unidentified crew member added. Yikes.

It’s been over a decade since then, so we can only hope Robert Pattinson has swapped his lack of showering for an obsession with crayons. 

Speaking of celebrity scents, celebrity tattoo artist Lauren Winzer dishes on what Post Malone smells like on It’s Been A Big Day For…below:

During his interview with Allure, Pattinson was also asked about being recently named the “most handsome man” in the world according to science.

“It’s weird,” he said. “I never was really up for the good-looking-guy roles, because I’ve always been quite awkward when meeting people.”

“My Harry Potter role was a good-looking guy, and it was a shock that it was quite easy to get. And then in Twilight, [Edward is] beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. When I turned up for the auditions, I had done a job where I’d dyed my hair black, because I had an inch and a half of roots, and I had waxed my body. And then I had a few months where I’d been drinking beer all day, so I had this hairless, chubby body. I looked like a baby with a wig on.”

Hairless, chubby, waxed or smelling like a crayon – we’ll take Robert Pattinson any which way.

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