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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Homeowners Associations  Season 10, Ep 7

In the aftermath of yet another school shooting, children gathered outside the Tenessee courthouse chanting "Fuck Bill Lee!" due to the grossly underwhelming response from Republicans to the shooting, who expelled two House members because they had the temerity to side with the students. And Now: It's Easter, The Most Terrifying Time Of The Year." Main story: Homeowners Associations, much-hated, often-tyrannical groups that 29% of Americans must live with, a figure that's rapidly growing because over 80% of new homes are covered by one. They have been called "the most significant privatization of local government responsibilities in recent times." They sometimes function like small governments, but without any of the strictures that governments have. They can be astoundingly petty, and that's not even getting into how they can be the tools of racists. It's just one more way that people often get screwed over in the United States. On Youtube (25 minutes). The piece is concluded by a short segment depicting what it would be like if HOAs were forced to tell people what they may be in for. For people 35 or younger, who likely will never even be able to own a home, LWT has prepared an alternate story, A History of Chuck E. Cheese, a 28-minute video that can been seen at lastsqueaktonight.com. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 10, 2023 - 12 comments

Happy!: Resurrection  Season 2, Ep 9

Things are about to get dark. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 29, 2019 - 7 comments

Happy!: Five Chicken Fingers and a Gun  Season 2, Ep 9

Hailey prepares for Sonny Shine's Eggtacular [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 23, 2019 - 3 comments

Happy!: A Friend of Death  Season 2, Ep 8

Smoothie's endgame with Hailey is revealed, and Amanda meets Bebe. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 16, 2019 - 4 comments

Happy!: Arlo and Marie  Season 2, Ep 7

Nick tries to rescue Amanda while Happy deals with the morning after with Bo Peep. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 9, 2019 - 8 comments

Happy!: Pervapalooza   Season 2, Ep 6

Meet grandma Sax! I mean, Janet. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on May 3, 2019 - 7 comments

Happy!: 19 Hours and 13 Minutes  Season 2, Ep 5

Sax struggles with the after effects of ingesting the goo. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 25, 2019 - 12 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Muller Report & Chiitan  Season 6, Ep 9

There are two topics covered at roughly equal length this week. The first is the long-awaited release of the Mueller Report, the contents of which reveal things that are entirely insane. On YouTube (15m). The other, almost as insane, is the story of Chiitan (TWITTER), an unofficial mascot for the Japanese city of Susaki. The behavior of Chiitan, a cartoon otter with a turtle on its head, was random, bizarre and violent, and so was asked to stop, by the city Susaki, associating with its official mascot, Shinjo-Kun (INSTAGRAM). But where some ways part, others join, so LWT sent one of their own mascots, Chii-john, a cute otter version of John Oliver, to Susaki to be Shinjo-Kun's new friend.
posted by JHarris on Apr 22, 2019 - 7 comments

Happy!: Blitzkreig!!!  Season 2, Ep 4

Mer and Sax track down Dayglo Doug, who reveals some of Shine's mysterious origins. Amanda is counseled to "follow her bliss" by her new friend Simon. Smoothie asks Hailey to be friends. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 17, 2019 - 8 comments

Happy!: Some Girls Need a Lot of Repenting  Season 2, Ep 3

Amanda gets fired as her PTSD deepens. Sax pulls off a heist. Hailey is surprised by help with her bullying problem. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 17, 2019 - 4 comments

Happy!: Tallahassee  Season 2, Ep 2

Hailey spends a day with dad. These mitzvahs are murder. [more inside]
posted by numaner on Apr 5, 2019 - 2 comments

Happy!: The War On Easter  Season 2, Ep 1

While Nick Sax copes with being sober....ish, Sonny Shine pitches a rebranding of Easter to the Pope. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Mar 28, 2019 - 4 comments

Special Event: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Here's a thread to discuss NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert live while it airs! (And of course to chat about it afterwards, if you like.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Apr 1, 2018 - 88 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: French Presidental Elections  Season 4, Ep 9

Meanwhile, back on Earth....
  • Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer digs an incredible hole for himself, first appearing to claim that President Bashar al-Assad of Syria was worse than Hitler because Hitler never used chemical weapons (he did), then that Hitler never used them against innocent people (he did), then making up the term "Holocaust centers" as the place where Jews were gassed.
  • Trump meets with China president Xi Jinping, who apparently in 10 minutes convinced him to do what over half the United States desperately wanted him to do for months: learn a damn thing about North Korea. Alas they did so at Trump's Mar-a-Lago, having recently been cited for 13 health code violations. Trump continues to flip-flop on practically everything related to foreign policy, underscoring how desperately stupid his campaign was.
  • Trump drops a "MOAB" (Mother Of All Bombs) on Afghanistan, causing euphoric celebration at Fox News from Geraldo Rivera. When directly asked if he had authorized the strike, Trump danced around the question.
  • And Now: You Put Easter And Local News Together, And What Do You Fucking Expect?
  • Main Story: The upcoming French Presidental elections, between 11 different candidates, at least three of which have been assaulted in public by citizens throwing baking ingredients. YouTube (18m)
[more inside]
posted by JHarris on Apr 18, 2017 - 8 comments

Jane the Virgin: Chapter Eighteen  Season 1, Ep 18

Jane continues to have doubts about her relationship with Rafael, who is too busy cleaning up the mess of losing the hotel's liquor license to devote any energy to Jane. Michael and Alba are both pursuing new romantic relationships, while Petra is trying to uncover secrets about an old one. Rita Moreno guest stars as Rogelio's mother Liliana, whose obvious disdain of Xiomara stands in opposition to Ro declaring his love for Xo. [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Apr 15, 2015 - 6 comments

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