Happy 240th Birthday, USA

In a web exclusive, John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” wished us a Happy July 4th and explains, as only a Brit could, what America has missed since “unceremoniously kicking Britain out 240 years ago.”

“But the thing Americans are really missing out on is pessimism. Americans are optimistic people who believe the sky is the limit. Whereas, in Britain, we are painfully aware of our limits. For instance, look at the British sky itself… even the sun is incapable of asserting itself there.”

Now go blow up some fireworks