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John Oliver Schools Us on Why Standardized Testing Sucks: VIDEO

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It's testing season for schools all across the country and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is here to explain just how much of a nightmare standardized testing can be for teachers and students alike.

"This is a system which has enriched multiple companies and that pays and fires teachers with a cattle birthing formula, confuses children with talking pineapples, and has the same kind of rules of transparency that Brad Pitt had for Fight Club.

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John Oliver Sizes Up the Fashion Industry and the Human Cost of Cheap Clothing: VIDEO

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Are you loving the current deluge of trendy and inexpensive clothing options at so-called "fast fashion" retailers? Well you might love those perfect spring shorts a little less if you actually thought about how they were made, as Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pointed out on last night's episode.

"As great as all these stylish cheap clothes are, at a certain point it's hard not to look at those prices and wonder how does any clothing company make money," said Oliver. "Although lets be honest, you already know the answer to that."

Be sure and watch until the end for Oliver's special surprise for the leaders of clothing companies. 

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John Oliver's Updated 'Doomsday Video' is Must Watch Apocalyptic Entertainment: VIDEO

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After uncovering an actual "doomsday video" that was produced by Ted Turner in the early days of CNN and set to air should the world meet its end, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver enlisted the help of Martin Sheen to make a new video that is less dated and better encompasses humanity's successes and failures. 

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John Oliver Audits the IRS, Calls It the 'Anus' of the American Government: VIDEO

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On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver devoted his main segment to an organization that is generally unappealing and is often lacking in public support: the Internal Revenue Service.

Acknowledging the organization's faults, Oliver nonetheless came to its defense. 

Said Oliver:

"I'm not saying the IRS is a likable organization, but not everything important is likable. Think of our government as a body. The IRS is the anus. It's nobodies favorite part, but you need that thing working properly or everything goes to s--t real quick."

At the end of the segment, Oliver bought on Michael Bolton to help show his appreciation for the maligned government organization with a butt-filled serenade. 

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John Oliver and Edward Snowden Discuss NSA, Missing Hot Pockets, and the D--k Pic Surveillance Program: WATCH

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With the PATRIOT Act Congressional re-authorization date looming ahead, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver devoted Sunday's episode to the issue of government surveillance. Specifically, Oliver called for reforms to "Section 215," which enables the government to ask for "any tangible things" so long as it pertains to international terrorism.

Oliver called it a "blank check," saying:

Its like letting a teenager borrow that car on the strict condition that they only use it for 'car' related activities. "Okay Mom and Dad, I'm going to use this for a hand job in the Wendy's parking lot, but that is 'car' related so I think I'm covered." 

Oliver also traveled to Russia and sat down with Edward Snowden to discuss the the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, dick pics, whether he misses Hot Pockets and Florida, and more.

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John Oliver Makes Audience Take Anti-April Fools' Day Prank Oath: VIDEO

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John Oliver, the leading purveyor of common sense, voiced his disdain for April Fools' Day and the pranks that inevitably come with it on a recent episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, with the host asking the studio audience and viewers to take a hilarious anti-prank oath on-air.

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