“An ideology of pure assholery”

On the minimal chance that you may have missed it, here’s John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” working up a fine head of sweary steam in summarizing the November 13 attacks in Paris:

“Second, and this goes almost without saying, Fuck these assholes!”

As Sarah Larson wrote in The New Yorker online:

“Last Week Tonight” … is able to offer something focussed and wonderful: a glorious croquembouche of profanity, fury, silliness, and intelligence that we didn’t know we needed until it arrived and wouldn’t want to do without.


5 thoughts on ““An ideology of pure assholery”

  1. litgaz November 24, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    Given the wonderful variety of profanity and invective available in the English language, why did he only use the same two words, repeatedly? Has he never watched ‘The Thick of It’?


  2. melishee24 November 25, 2015 / 5:58 pm

    I literally applauded and cheered after watching this when it first aired


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