Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Dalai Lama
March 8, 2017 5:41 PM - Season 4, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Over the last seven day period....
  • The good will President Trump earned addressing Congress in a manner unlike a madman is burnt away by continuing revelations that his pick for Attorney General perjured himself in his confirmation hearing by claiming never to have met with the Russians.
  • Trump also claims Obama tapped his phone, an allegation apparently gotten from the Breitbart website, then asks Congress to investigate whether it is true, reversing the usual order of investigations.
  • And Now: Does Anyone Know If CNN's Brooke Baldwin Would Consider Herself A Nerd?
  • Main Story: The Dalai Lama (YouTube 19m), and China's attempts to surpress his influence over Tibet. The bit concludes with an interview between Oliver and the Dalai Lama himself.

"President Trump, two words that still, simply, do not belong together, like 'Baby Pubes,' or 'Haunted Horse.'"

F. 37 "Sic Transit Lalaland" 2017 OSCARS
posted by JHarris (4 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The Dalai Lama thing was surprisingly charming (he makes devil horns on himself!) AND explains the alarming other lama being abducted by China situation.
posted by jenfullmoon at 11:12 PM on March 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

I'd like to point out that horse milk (airag) is traditionally fermented, so it's still alcoholic.
posted by zinon at 8:43 AM on March 9, 2017

FYI, because I just looked it up myself since I didn't know, "sic transit" comes from "sic transit gloria mundi", a latin phrase meaning "Thus passes the glory of the world". So in this context, "thus passes lalaland".
posted by numaner at 9:28 AM on March 9, 2017

Also drinking horse milk is completely fucking normal in Mongolia
posted by Rainbo Vagrant at 5:07 PM on March 10, 2017

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