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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.”

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John Oliver To Antarctica Tourists: Stop. Just Stop. - VIDEO

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John Oliver's Last Week Tonight has a very simple public service announcement to the some 40,000 tourists who choose to visit Antarctica annually: Please stop visiting; you are literally ruining the continent. Various forms of Antarctic tourism ranging from scenic viewing flights to on-foot expedition have steadily picked up in popularity since the 1960s. Given that humans by-and-large do not inhabit Antarctica, the land is as pristine as it is vulnerable.

Antarctica’s tourism board isn’t particularly good about communicating the damaging effects our collective interest in its seal and penguin population is having on the landscape, but thankfully Oliver’s team has put together a TV spot to convey just that message.


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Jon Oliver Reports on Your Annual July 4 Fireworks Celebration: VIDEO

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Fireworks are one of the traditions that makes America unique. John Oliver explains why.

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Says Foreign Aid Is 'Sinful': VIDEO

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said that receiving foreign aid in exchange for the fair treatment of his country’s LGBT community is “sinful," according to The Telegraph.

Yoweri museveniSeveral countries have cut aid to Uganda in response to the introduction of severe anti-gay laws that include a sentence of life imprisonment.  

Last month the U.S. cut aid to Uganda, imposed visa restrictions on Ugandans involved in human rights violations, and cancelled a planned military exercise with the Ugandan army.

Speaking at a religious conference in Kampala, Museveni welcomed cuts to foreign aid because they had "aroused" Ugandans and made them realise they needed to "undertake serious work" to build self-reliance.

Museveni continued that to accept aid in return for fair treatment of homosexuals “is a bad omen, you are committing a sin to offer that aid, or to receive it.”

Speaking to The Telegraph, Tamale Mirundi, a spokesman for Museveni, said:

"In his speech [Museveni] made clear that Uganda can be self-reliant, and the aid cuts have woken us up and invigorated us. The president has always opposed aid, from the beginning."

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John Oliver Tackles Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law: VIDEO

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John Oliver went after Uganda’s draconian anti-gay laws on his show yesterday, with particular emphasis placed on the origins of the laws. Spoiler alert: both the U.S. and the U.K. have blood on their hands.

The "Last Week Tonight" host also pointed out that merely calling Uganda’s law “harsh doesn’t really do them justice”:

“That’s like calling Stalin a bit of a grump. Or the triangle shirt-waist fire a ‘whoopsie-do.’ Or the Titanic a disappointing vacation.”

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John Oliver Destroys Dr. Oz and His Magic Diet Pills: VIDEO

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In a segment which features a Skype interview with Game of Thrones actor George RR Martin, an adorable puppy, women in trashy dresses throwing wine in each other's faces, free T-shirts, and Steve Buscemi tap dancing, John Oliver completely destroys Dr. Oz and his defense of dietary supplement.

Says Oliver:

"Name me one case where a man named Oz claimed mystical powers and led people horribly astray."

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