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John Oliver Looks At Uganda's Insane Anti-Gay Laws, Meets Uganda's Sanest Person (Video)

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Mere hand gestures cannot express how big a mistake Uganda's law is.To celebrate Gay Pride Month, John Oliver recapped some of the steps forward toward marriage equality, and notes that at this rate, the only suspense remaining is in guessing "which state is going to be last. Who could it possibly be Mississippi? We don't know Mississippi! It could be anyone Mississippi." Anyway, well done, USA! Unfortunately, as the market for rancid homophobia here has declined, American fundagelicals found a willing export market in Uganda, which welcomed their help in designing a terrible law that provides life in prison for homosexuality, and where attacks on gays have increased dramatically since the law passed. Says Oliver, 'People from the Dark Ages could build a time machine, travel to 2014 Uganda, and step outside and say, 'Oh, shit -- it didn't work.'"


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This weekend, hundreds of people are gathering in Denver, Colorado for the 2018 Flat Earth Conference -- two whole days of people with suspiciously Andy Warhol-like hair yelling "Where's the curve?!?" and talking about ice walls -- and we are missing out! Flat earthers are kind of the best of all conspiracy theorists, because aside from a few fascists and anti-Semites in the mix, they are mostly harmless cranks who just want to feel like they are way smarter than all of the scientists. As far as I know, believing in a Flat Earth, while stupid, has never hurt anyone -- which is honestly kind of refreshing these days!

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Every so often on this here internet, we get a hate read that is so perfect, that so aptly encapsulates a particular form of douchebaggery that we all must collectively gasp at it's awfulness and revel in the general repulsiveness of the arrogant human being so lacking in self-awareness that they actually thought it would be a good idea to write such a thing. Today, I bring you such a hate read -- Matthew Binder's A Glimpse Into the Ideological Monoculture of Literary New York.

And yes, it's actually worse than it sounds, if that is possible.

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