Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Inflation
August 4, 2022 8:10 AM - Season 9, Episode 17 - Subscribe

This (well, last), week.... Boris Johnson agrees to step down. The January 6th hearings continue, and Josh Hawley, who encourged the rioters, later was seen on camera fleeing from them. Main story: Inflation, another of those words that, like Watergate, has been portmanteau'd to pieces. Reasons for it are numerous and varied, creating a "perfect storm" of causes, although many are quick to blame their usual targets, despite it being a global phenomenon. As a subject for examination, John Oliver presents a particular giant frog statue. On YouTube (24 minutes). And Now: Local News Reacts To The Consquences Of Global Warming Exactly As Expected (reprising an old Johnny Carson bit by asking "How hot is it?"). At the end, further news on LWT's quest to obliterate those creepy dolls that washed up in Texas. (A web exclusive bit, that segment was on YouTube: 9 minutes.) Having obtained them, they are now trying to send them to Austrailia to have them destroyed in a polystyrene recycling machine.
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've skipped a few and I'm so far behind! Thanks always for posting these, JHarris!
posted by mochapickle at 10:27 AM on August 4, 2022 [3 favorites]

Oh good, you haven't stopped posting these! There's always a chance I'll have a comment. In this case, come on: the frog is playing leapfrog. There is nothing risqué about it.
posted by acrasis at 4:16 PM on August 4, 2022 [2 favorites]

Sometimes it's harder to post them than others. I usually have to go through the episode as it plays and take notes.
posted by JHarris at 9:34 PM on August 4, 2022 [1 favorite]

Oh wow. Well, no pressure. Just grateful. Thank you!
posted by mochapickle at 10:32 AM on August 5, 2022 [1 favorite]

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