Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Mike Luckovich)

In other news, Manhattan's district attorney has officially taken possession of Trump's financial records including "millions" of pages of tax returns and statements.

Meanwhile, about 60 percent of the public approves of increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Finally, Mr. Potato Head is now just Potato Head.

Hasbro, the company that makes the potato-shaped plastic toy, is giving the spud a gender neutral new name: Potato Head. The change will appear on boxes this year.

Toy makers have been updating their classic brands to appeal to kids today. Barbie has shed its blonde image and now comes in multiple skin tones and body shapes. Thomas the Tank Engine added more girl characters. And American Girl is now selling a boy doll.

Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.

The right wing is already shitting their pants over this, of course, because if the liberals can take away Potato Head's manhood, anyone's implied cartoon dick could be on the chopping block, right?

Programming note... I'm getting my face fried with a laser again tomorrow, but my appointment to willingly have a torture device used on me is later than usual and I have a couple other things I have to take care of tomorrow. I will be back here on Monday.

Daft Punk announced that they're splitting up this week and it got me thinking about the first time I ever heard Daft Punk.

The first time I ever sat in a car driven by one of my friends instead of an adult, Daft Punk's hit single Around the World (1997) was playing on the stereo through a disc player attached via tape adapter. The song itself felt like a meme before memes existed and my friends and I treated it like one, but it grows on you especially when it's attached to a good memory. I can't say I have many of those from my teen years.

Have a good weekend.

One more time.