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Old 11-15-16, 02:10 PM   #201
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

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From what I've read, it wasn't so much that people switch sides, but some previously disillusioned voters, particularly white males, came out to vote for Trump when they previously hadn't for older elections.
There was some of that, but it was mostly the same old story; too many Democrats staying home. Clinton didn't excite them like Obama had.
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Old 11-15-16, 05:04 PM   #202
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There was some of that, but it was mostly the same old story; too many Democrats staying home. Clinton didn't excite them like Obama had.
This is an interesting point, as Republican turnout has been relatively the same for the past 4 elections between 58-62 million.

Where the Democrat turnout has gone from 69 million in 2008, to 65 million in 2012, to around 60 million in 2016.
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Old 11-15-16, 08:19 PM   #203
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I don't understand the attitude with the ones that stay at home. Why wouldn't you go out and vote?
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Old 11-16-16, 05:09 PM   #204
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I don't understand the attitude with the ones that stay at home. Why wouldn't you go out and vote?
This has strayed off-topic of discussing episodes of Last Week Tonight, so I'll make it quick...

The Atlantic - Why People Don't Vote (2008)

What if I'm busy in my life and I don't really "follow" politics? What if my general feeling is that politicians lie and don't end up doing what they promise anyway? What exactly should I be voting for? Who lies the best? No thanks.

Disclaimer: The above statement does not reflect the opinion of the author of this post.
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Old 01-18-17, 05:05 PM   #205
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Old 01-18-17, 06:01 PM   #206
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That was solid.
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Old 06-21-17, 08:15 PM   #207
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Well, he called it! In spite of the cease & desist letter from shitstain Robert "Coal King" Murray, Oliver went ahead and attacked him on his show.

Here's the [brilliant] piece:




So now, Murray is going through with his suit, which should be hilarious.

One, I'm sure Oliver cleared the piece with HBO attorneys before airing it.
Two, HBO is bigger than Murray's entire fucking industry!
Three, Streisand effect coming in 1, 2, 3...

I assume Murray actually has no clue about John Oliver or that goading him into suing is what John wanted all along.
If Murray didn't like bad publicity before, he's gonna shit at what comes of this, as all his dealings and their veracity will be exposed in court!
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Old 06-21-17, 08:52 PM   #208
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Yeah Oliver has to love this. Free publicity for the show other than at expense of attorney fees. Can't wait for the episode this Sunday.
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Old 06-21-17, 10:38 PM   #209
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Eat shit, Bob!
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Old 06-21-17, 10:51 PM   #210
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I would imagine they'll put a gag order on him while the trial is going on. Afterwards tho...
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Old 07-19-17, 07:59 PM   #211
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Some of you guys know I'm a huge fan of when Oliver & Co really over-commit to a joke. Well, here is the ultimate over-commitment. I LOVED it!

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Old 07-19-17, 10:24 PM   #212
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Some of you guys know I'm a huge fan of when Oliver & Co really over-commit to a joke. Well, here is the ultimate over-commitment. I LOVED it!

There's a follow-up with John Oliver on Stephen Colbert's show:
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Old 08-02-17, 05:27 PM   #213
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check out the Brief from Eat Shit Bob! the Coal story

https://www.scribd.com/document/3552...ate#from_embed

It's hilarious.

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A Brief History of Plaintiffs’ Attempts to Chill Speech by Abusing the Legal System.
This case is about Plaintiff Robert E. (“Bob”) Murray not liking a television program and somehow believing that is a legally actionable offense. On June 18, 2017, Defendant Home Box Office, Inc. aired an episode of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” a satirical news program about current events. The main topic discussed in the episode was coal. Apparently because Plaintiffs’ delicate sensibilities were offended, they clutched their pearls and filed this suit.
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Old 08-02-17, 05:41 PM   #214
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The coal episode is awesome. I've watched it three times.
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I love the running gag of having Gilbert Gottfried voice Jared Kushner (cause you don't know that is not what his voice sounds like)
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Old 08-03-17, 08:11 AM   #216
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I love the running gag of having Gilbert Gottfried voice Jared Kushner (cause you don't know that is not what his voice sounds like)
I love that, too. In fact, I refused to watch the actual footage of kushner's statement (just read transcript), so I could keep believing he sounds like Gottfried.
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Old 08-14-17, 12:48 AM   #217
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This week's episode was one of, if not the best episode of the series.

Enjoy a bit of Weird Al to cheer us up, because about now we need it.
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Old 09-12-17, 02:12 PM   #218
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Renewed for Three Seasons at HBO
http://tvline.com/2017/09/12/last-we...-season-7-hbo/
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Old 09-12-17, 02:35 PM   #219
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Old 09-12-17, 02:36 PM   #220
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Not surprised. I really enjoy Noah on DS but I'd bet Comedy Central is kicking themselves for not keeping him on or giving him his own show.
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Old 09-12-17, 02:45 PM   #221
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Easiest decision for HBO this side of not cancelling Game of Thrones before next season.
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Old 09-12-17, 03:21 PM   #222
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Great news!
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