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Old 08-31-15, 07:40 AM   #126
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

The show is off for two weeks, but they posted a web exclusive for this week:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACwenVzN2oU
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Old 08-31-15, 10:37 AM   #127
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The show is off for two weeks, but they posted a web exclusive for this week:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACwenVzN2oU
I think I laugh every time he shows some small countries outline and then says something like "it is so small you didnt even realize that is not (small country) and then shows a different picture.
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Old 08-31-15, 10:47 AM   #128
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I think I laugh every time he shows some small countries outline and then says something like "it is so small you didnt even realize that is not (small country) and then shows a different picture.
Someone made a supercut of all those gags:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pu1PRyGKggI
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Old 08-31-15, 10:48 AM   #129
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I think I laugh every time he shows some small countries outline and then says something like "it is so small you didnt even realize that is not (small country) and then shows a different picture.
or when he had the 51 stars on the US flag the entire time it was being shown. I loved that one
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Old 08-31-15, 10:58 AM   #130
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or when he had the 51 stars on the US flag the entire time it was being shown. I loved that one
It looks like you can fit about 53 stars without the difference being immediately noticeable:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...future_designs

The draft version of 54 & 55 stars arrange the stars in a noticeably different way. I don't know if this was just for a change of pace, or if it's impossible to arrange them more like the current offset grid method.
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Old 08-31-15, 10:59 AM   #131
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The map things are sort of neat. What gets old real fucking fast are the analogies to family members and then some corny chastisement...making it up but they go like

"[Something outrageous in the real world.] That's like Uncle Jimmy asking for a gallon of peanut butter so he can paint his ceiling. No Uncle Jimmy! Not again. Peanut Butter is meant for chewing not for home improvement."
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Old 08-31-15, 11:05 AM   #132
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The map things are sort of neat. What gets old real fucking fast are the analogies to family members and then some corny chastisement...making it up but they go like

"[Something outrageous in the real world.] That's like Uncle Jimmy asking for a gallon of peanut butter so he can paint his ceiling. No Uncle Jimmy! Not again. Peanut Butter is meant for chewing not for home improvement."
Yeah, he does that too much, and it's gotten lame. I think it's an easy joke and they come at a time during the segment when they realize there hasn't been a joke in a while, and the squeeze it in for an easy laugh. It's the show's one weakness.
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Old 09-08-15, 12:13 PM   #133
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Another Web exclusive for this week:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ2noSR1qdY
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Old 09-08-15, 07:10 PM   #134
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Just a comedy bit, sure, but if you have an occupation that is even remotely science-based, you WILL use math (more than arithmetic). I've worked in audio, which is always plotted on logarithmic scales, so yes John Oliver, I DO use logarithms!
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Old 10-05-15, 02:42 PM   #135
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"European Migrant Crisis"/"Migrants and Refugees" (Season 2 Episode 28 from September 27, 2015)


This is a topic I disagree with John Oliver on. Even though the media calls it a "European" migrant crisis, it's really a "Middle Eastern" migrant crisis.

I don't think any European country has an obligation to take in refugees from the Middle East, or from anywhere else in the world. If they want to, fine. And if they don't want to, also fine. There shouldn't be a presumption that European countries must take in refugees and it's somehow disgraceful for them not to (which is essentially what John Oliver is implying in this).
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Old 10-05-15, 10:12 PM   #136
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I'm getting tired of the "comparison comedy". Every joke starts with "that would be like..."
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Old 10-20-15, 03:32 AM   #137
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So Sunday John Oliver said the meme with the quote about gun control was something he never actually said, and then Monday on the Daily Show Martin O'Malley said he read online that Ben Stiller said it.

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Old 12-14-15, 10:38 PM   #138
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Off until Feb, but here's a web exclusive clip with regifting advice:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjatG8QFoOk
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Old 01-25-16, 10:45 PM   #139
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Missed the New Years Web Exclusive on Resolutions. I swear I'll post it sooner next year.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxM3tvHowaM


Also, a web exclusive showing yet more Lost Graphics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgOgdGpWqzQ


The show will be back on Feb 14. Here's a promo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0X-8tSgiuA
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Old 02-14-16, 05:38 PM   #140
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Reminder that this returns tonight
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Old 02-14-16, 06:50 PM   #141
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

The Obligatory Can't Wait!
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Old 02-15-16, 12:47 AM   #142
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

I laughed so hard at the New Zealand dildo attack segment, it was causing physical pain. No exaggeration.
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Old 02-15-16, 01:52 AM   #143
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Welcome back. You were missed.
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Old 02-29-16, 01:44 AM   #144
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Oh boy. did anyone watch this week Yet?

He took it to Trump.
#MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain


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Old 02-29-16, 11:01 AM   #145
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Re: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

All the things you can go after Donald with and he goes after his name change? Lame.
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Old 02-29-16, 11:01 AM   #146
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Wrong It was super funny.
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Old 02-29-16, 11:03 AM   #147
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It was great.
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Old 02-29-16, 12:02 PM   #148
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All the things you can go after Donald with and he goes after his name change? Lame.
The point wasn't "OMG his family changed their name," but rather that Donald has so sucessfully promoted the TRUMP brand over the past few decades that people automatically associate the name with attributes like "quality" without thinking critically about him as a person or candidate.

By calling him Drumpf, you remove the power of his (estimated $3B value) brand and hopefully get people thinking more about whether he's actually a good candidate for president.

Plus, it's likely to piss him off.
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Old 02-29-16, 10:39 PM   #149
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All the things you can go after Donald with and he goes after his name change? Lame.
The name change was about 1-2 minutes out of a 24 minute beatdown.
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Old 02-29-16, 11:10 PM   #150
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Yeah, but the name change is what the whole thing hinges on. It's a great set up that ends with a wet-fart, IMO.
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