Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Same Sex Marriage Legalized in U.S., Transgender Rights, The Leap Second
June 29, 2015 6:33 PM - Season 2, Episode 19 - Subscribe

This week: In a landmark decision the U.S. Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage. The Supreme Court also upholds the subsidies of the Affordable Care Act. CNN mistakes a flag covered with images of sex toys for an ISIS flag. The ex-president of Ukraine emerges from hiding to defend his private zoo, and LWT marks the occasion with video footage of ostriches mating. And Now: A Few More Seconds Of Ostrich Sex. Main story: Transgender rights, and the legal challenges remaining to transgendered Americans. YouTube (17m) And Now: This Is Not CNBC's First Rodeo. Finally, on June 30 a leap second will be added to the clock. Last Week Tonight commemorates the event with the sites and Web exclusive: And Now: Five Years Of People Prematurely Declaring The End Of Obamacare. (2m)

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posted by JHarris (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Awwww, I was expecting more mileage from the CNN mistaking the parody dildo flag. I feel sorry for any expert they brought to speak live on the basis of "ISIS flag in public demonstration in London, need to be on the air in 10 minutes". Then again, this joke might have killed it all.

(also, 23:59:60 looks like my attempts to make a turbo pascal stopwatch before debugging some 17 years ago)
posted by lmfsilva at 8:24 PM on June 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

He missed an obvious joke in the Puff Daddy/P Diddy/Diddy/Puff Daddy "it's easy to change what you call someone" segment: Prince changed his name to something that wasn't even a word, and everybody just raised an eyebrow but rolled with it!
posted by Liesl at 8:06 AM on June 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

I dunno, Prince's "name" was a running joke for years for every two-bit comedian looking to fill time.
posted by JHarris at 11:10 AM on June 30, 2015

I dunno, Prince's "name" was a running joke for years for every two-bit comedian looking to fill time.

No one denied that the symbol was his name though. The jokes came from the fact that the symbol apparently couldn't be pronounced.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:38 PM on June 30, 2015

Well, I think really people didn't buy it after all, which is why the jokes. People still called him Prince.
posted by JHarris at 2:20 AM on July 1, 2015

Last Week Tonight is on break, but here's a web exclusive clip: Shallow Dives, instead of covering one topic for fifteen minutes, he covers fifteen topics in about one minute.
posted by JHarris at 1:27 AM on July 6, 2015 [1 favorite]

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