Tag: covid19

Comedy

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

All Gas No Brakes

Sep 5, 2020/ 9.43 min

This didn’t age well at all.

Soon after the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held in South Dakota took place, a study concluded it may have caused more than 250,000 new coronavirus cases.

Looking at the video you can really see how that isn’t a distant possibility.

Those numbers are non-consensual though and a recent report published by Jennifer Dowd, deputy director of the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science at the University of Oxford, says the 250,000 estimate is at best an “absolute worst-case scenario number,” and the actual number of infections may have been far lower.

Comedy, Politics

Coronavirus: Conspiracy Theories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Coronavirus: Conspiracy Theories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

LastWeekTonight

Jul 20, 2020 / 22.21 min

Hoaxes and conspiracy theories have been plentiful since the pandemic began in March, with some online groups and websites claiming there is no virus or that 5G networks somehow cause the illness.

It never ceases to amaze us how people are happy to believe any nonsense they hear, especially online. Even though, as John Oliver pointed out, conspiracy theories have long been around and their appeal is undeniable.

Still, one would expect people would fall for elaborate theories, with plenty of evidence to back it up. Instead it’s always the most idiotic concepts possible.

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Bolsonaro’s tribute to Covid victims

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Bolsonaro’s tribute to Covid victims

The Jornal

Jun 25, 2020 / 1.52 min

Never has the expression “stranger than fiction” made more sense than when the president of the Brazilian Tourism Board went live on Facebook, with Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro, to play Ave Maria on the accordion in honor of Covid19’s victims.

Bolsonaro has been a covidiot since the very beginning of the pandemic, so at this point it’s hard to be surprised by anything he does or says.

So, we thought!

This time, Bolsonaro had his Tourism Board President show up to play the accordion (very poorly) and then leave without saying one word. It was one of the weirdest things we’ve ever seen.

I mean, it would be weird enough if it was just some random guy doing this on YouTube but this is the president of a country?!

How low can this guy go, is the only question at this point.

Comedy, Politics

Jordan Klepper vs. Trump Supporters | The Daily Show

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Jordan Klepper vs. Trump Supporters | The Daily Show

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Mar 22, 2020 / 12.41 min

After Donald Trump’s first campaign rally since the Covid19 pandemic took hold in the USA,  it’s definitely worth revisiting this video.

What can be funnier (and scarier at the same time) than Jordan Klepper’s compilation of greatest hits at a Trump rally? Not much we reckon.

We can’t fail to notice an alarming similarity between this video and a Coronavirus Lockdown Protest we’ve posted recently though.

Anyway, with the new election coming up in the U.S we guess it’s safe to assume there will be plenty more of these sorts of videos shortly, to keep us all entertained  (or not, in case social distancing rules are still in effect until then).

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Honest Trailers | Tiger King

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Honest Trailers | Tiger King

Screen Junkies

Apr 21, 2020 / 7.57 min

Netflix miniseries Tiger King, proved that timing is everything. Would this have been such a hit if viewers weren’t self-isolating/on lockdown in their homes?

We don’t have a definite answer but I’m sure it didn’t hurt that people were in need of a distraction, during that period and watch all that craziness unfold was just what the doctor ordered.

Especially when there are absolutely no redeeming characters.

You start with (and focus on) Joe exotic, who is, as per his own description “A gay, gun-carrying redneck with a mullet” but soon meet characters like Bhagavan “Doc” Antle, alleged drug kingpin Mario Tabraue and of course Carole Baskin.

Every episode contains some of the most peculiar footage you will ever witness. Not everything is brilliant but Tiger King is undeniably addictive.

In the end, it’s like watching a train wreck, you don’t want to stare, but you just can’t look away.

You can also check out the actual official trailer below.

Comedy, Politics

Coronavirus Lockdown Protest

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Coronavirus Lockdown Protest

All Gas No Brakes

Apr 26, 2020 / 8.53 min

Let me start by saying there were plenty of videos out there covering the Coronavirus lockdown protests. This one however, had the ability to stand out from the crowd.

From all the wonderfully shocking characters being interviewed, we had a hard time deciding which one were our favorite, though the “What we have here, statistically, is…political science” guy is pretty close to taking the cake.

There’s a silver lining however. We all at Broadcastr became fans of All Gas No Brakes’s channel and binge watched all their videos in the following hours.