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John Oliver Proposes That Anderson Cooper Is Actually Dorian Gray

Screenshot 2014-07-24 13.41.16If John Oliver is to be believed then Anderson Cooper is to covering the war in Gaza what Dorian Gray was the painting in his attic. Sunday’s Last Week Tonight pointed out Cooper’s impressive, if eerie, lack of apparent aging over the years that the journalist has been reporting from the Middle East.

“How does he still look the same?” Oliver pondered to his audience. “Somehow in five years this situation has not improved, and [Cooper’s] face has lost none of its virile yet tender magnetism.”

Check out a clip of Oliver's analysis AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. What did you mean to say with your first sentence? Because it does not seem to make any sense... :-(

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 25, 2014 11:40:10 AM


  2. @Rob: didn't you do analogies in school? "An arm is to a person as a wing is to a bird." "Toe is to foot as finger is to hand." In elementary school we had logic tests on these, expressed in this format: Kitten: cat::puppy:___ (where the answer would obviously be "dog").

    Posted by: thomasina | Jul 25, 2014 12:04:42 PM


  3. This aired last Sunday night. Towleroad is increasingly behind the curve on current affairs.

    Posted by: stuff | Jul 25, 2014 1:17:35 PM


  4. I just do not find this guy funny...

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Jul 25, 2014 2:01:40 PM


  5. @THOMASINA: If it was meant to be an analogy, then a "to" is missing after "was" in the sentence. I wish Towleroad writers would make more of an effort to do a quick proofread before posting these articles.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 25, 2014 2:20:24 PM


  6. If you don't find John Oliver funny then there is no hope for your sense of humour because he is a genius. Right up there with Colbert.

    Posted by: leprechaunvict | Jul 25, 2014 3:24:43 PM


  7. Elf-faced Anderson Cooper looks "Every inch of his age"....

    Posted by: styler | Jul 25, 2014 4:16:36 PM


  8. John Oliver thinks he's funny because he is British....it's a well-known Syndrome....

    Posted by: styler | Jul 25, 2014 4:17:25 PM


  9. Oliver is right, Anderson is ageless. It's bizarre.

    Posted by: Red | Jul 25, 2014 7:24:45 PM


  10. Take away the make up, lighting, other tricks of the trade (maybe even some cosmetic surgery?), an I'm sure Anderson looks his age. He's still a handsome man.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 26, 2014 1:31:24 PM


  11. I agree- that first sentence is sort of framed like an analogy but isn't one as far as I can figure. If it is a poorly worded analogy then I don't get it.

    How does Anderson Cooper's coverage of the war in Gaza relate to Dorian Grey's painting in the attic? Soooo confused.

    I get that the point was that Anderson doesn't age similarly to how Dorian Grey doesn't age, but how it relates to Anderson's Gaza coverage is beyond me.

    Posted by: NOTICE | Jul 26, 2014 1:58:46 PM


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