Tag: John Oliver

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 …

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Watch Your 401k

When looking for help like the Joslin Rhodes financial services, it’s important you do your research into the company to ensure they are reliable and have your best interests at heart. If you just get help from the first company you find, you may find they’re only in it for themselves. The Department of Labor …

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Paying It Back With Caution

In a segment on debt collectors and their predatory practices, John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” stuck it to them by creating his own debt collection agency buying nearly $15 million in Texas medical debt for a mere $60,000. Oliver said it was “disturbingly easy” for his show to set up a company, …

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The International Internet Cat Fight

Sunday night, the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver sparked an international, internet cat fight when he criticized the leader of Chechnya, Kremlin-backed Ramzan Kadyrov who posted an internet appeal to find his lost cat, a so-called toyger, a domestic cat bred to resemble a tiger cub. Last week, Kadyrov posted a message …

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“People Who Somehow Got Elected”

With Maine’s Tea Party, veto happy Governor Paul Lepage’s penchant for doing and saying some really outrageous things, it was only a matter of time before John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” took notice. As the narrator notes, “You see, while most humans possess a thin barrier that stops thoughts from immediately exiting …

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Should You Call Uber In An Emergency?

How good, or bad, is your 911 system? When you have an emergency you want a human voice to answer not a recording to put you on hold. Worse, is when they can’t find you. This has never happened to me, thank the FSM. It has happened to way too many people across the country …

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The Three Digit Number That Can Destroy Your Life

Credit Reports can be a boon or a bane for someone looking to get a job, buy a car or a house. It’s three numbers that effect your life and the government has made sure that you have free access at least once a year to check it, especially for errors. When an error on …

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The Secrets Inside The Egg

No, not the egg that was laid by a hen. The one laid by the Easter Bunny, the Cadbury Creme Egg. Hidden inside are mysteries you never realized, at least according to John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight.” Even though his show is off for the Christian holiday, he left this little gem …

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The Wall

During the Cold War of the last century when the news media talked about ” the wall” everyone’s mind turned to East Berlin and the wall that the Soviets built to keep the citizens of that part of the divided city from defecting to the west. Now talk about “the wall” is back. This time, …

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For nearly 22 minutes John Oliver, host of HBO “Last Week Tonight,” roasted GOP presidential front runner, Donald “The Vulgar Talking Yam” Trump, whose real family name is Drumpf, in a searing litany of his lies, fraudulent business deals and bigotry. Part of what was so good about it was that Oliver’s wiry amped-up style …

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Oscars: The 88th Academy Awards

There has been a huuuuuge amount of criticism of Hollywood and the academy of Arts and Sciences for the lack of diversity in its industry. Taking the biggest hit in the media for the “whitewashing” are this years Oscars for its lack of minority nominees. It is two years since the Academy nominated a black …

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John Oliver: New Year’s Eve

In a New Year’s Eve message, Jon Oliver pops in with a youtube “greeting,” explaining why New Year’s is the worst and how to get our of any party you may have the misfortune to have been invited. Happy New Year from all of us at The Stars Hollow Gazette and Docudharma.

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