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John Oliver Created a New Tobacco Mascot That Everyone Can Get Behind

Jay Hathaway · 02/16/15 09:46AM

Although smoking has been on the decline for decades in the U.S., Big Tobacco is still thriving thanks to international markets and a willingness to sue any country that tries to regulate it. On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver called out Philip Morris International for suing the small countries of Uruguay and Togo (seriously, Togo) over laws requiring health warnings on cigarette packages.

Watch John Oliver's Strangely Sexy Audition for Fifty Shades of Grey

Jay Hathaway · 01/26/15 09:40AM

John Oliver is not happy with the casting of Jamie Dornan as "epitome of male beauty" Christian Grey in the film adaptation of popular Twilight fanfic Fifty Shades of Grey. Specifically, he's hurt that no one even considered him for the role.

John Oliver Finds A Way to Discuss Net Neutrality While Staying Awake

Jacob Clifton · 06/02/14 09:30AM

It's not that Net Neutrality is boring, it's that talking about it is boring, because it edges into so many disparate areas of our technological and day-to-day lives, and so many public and private areas of our ongoing concern in this country, that unless you have personal abiding reasons to care about a given aspect of it, it can cook down to just a vague mess of concerns, ideological and otherwise.