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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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Florida’s Anti-Maskers Are Taking a Stand | NowThis

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Florida’s Anti-Maskers Are Taking a Stand | NowThis

NowThis News

Jun 26, 2020 / 3.51 min

The amount of cringe in this video is surreal.

Palm Beach County residents warn of satanism, death & pedophilia as they spoke against the mandatory use of masks.

(Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of requiring face masks to be worn inside public buildings to help prevent the spread of Covid19.)

After watching this we don’t know if we wanna laugh (this seems like something straight out from the show “Parks and Recreation”), cry or feel scared for the mental health of these folks.

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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).

Comedy, Politics

8:46 – Dave Chappelle

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8:46 – Dave Chappelle

Netflix Is A Joke

Jun 12, 2020 / 27.20 min

Need help understanding the protests going on in the USA?

Dave Chappelle, in an incredible twist of fate doesn’t even have to tell jokes. He as become one of the most powerful voices in America, by just voicing his opinion in a funny but mostly serious and undeniably political way.

This is not your average comedy set (not only because of the unusual setting) and Chappelle starts off by acknowledging it as he asks the audience “Is this weird?”

The jokes are scarce and he mostly focus instead, on listing other accounts of police brutality (and police culture, that prevents/doesn’t reward a officer from telling on another officer for their wrongdoing) towards black man and women.

Chappelle storytelling abilities allow him to wrap all this behind his personal experience, in what is a very compelling performance.

Politics

LA 92 (Full Documentary) | National Geographic

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LA 92 (Full Documentary) | National Geographic

National Geographic

May 4, 2017 / 1:53.46 min

“We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and to the future.”

Frederick Douglass, 1852

If there is a documentary you need to see, following last week events, it’s this one. Absolutely unbelievable to watch history repeating itself, time after time.

Will we be watching the same events unfold, some 30 odd years from now?

Comedy

Flat Earth Conference

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Flat Earth Conference

All Gas No Brakes

Jan 3, 2020 / 8.04 min

All Gas No Brakes has earn a special place in our hearts. Going to a flat Earth conference and showing us what went down, could only increase our fandom.

I don’t know what is more remarkable, this guy’s ability to keep a straight face or the fact that there is always some guy rapping for him.

Either way, this is definitely a must watch.

Comedy

Urinal Hand Washing Fail

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Urinal Hand Washing Fail

Zetanian3

May 8, 2010 / 1.13 min

We can’t help but feel the caption for this video should start with something along the lines of: “Florida man in the Netherlands…”.

Never seen this video before? Short story is, have you ever been so drunk you washed your hands in urine? No? Well, this guys has.

Politics

Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

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Scenes from protests, riots across the U.S. after killing of George Floyd

CNBC Television

Jun 1, 2020 / 2.19 min

We thought long and hard if we should post the video of George’s Floyd killing (the unarmed black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes despite cries from Floyd that he could not breathe) or a video of the unrest that followed with protesters and police clashing, riots, vigils and all sort of public displays.

In the end we chose the last option, not because the video itself was more relevant or interesting but because we believe the aftermath of this event is now of great importance.

In such a social, political and racial divided society as is the US, police (and police violence) has been a major player in adding fuel to the fire. Thus, any or no changes coming from this may play a big part in American politics in the near future (especially with an election coming up).