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Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick had a saying, “Tell a man in his office an H-bomb has been launched and it’s a thriller, tell him at home and it’s a drama, tell him in the bathroom and it’s a comedy.”

It appears that comedian par excellence Conan O’ Brien has not been at all aware of the political H-bomb that is President Donald J. Trump. How does the terrifying news catch him? Flush. On the shaving cream-laced jaw, that is.

Good thing fellow comics Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon are there to give a shocked O’ Brien emotional support. The pair of late-night “low-lifes” are each waging their own fresh battles with Trump. But they seem a little put off that Conan hasn’t been paying attention. To anything. Since 2014.

Come to think of it, Conan does appear to be spending a lot of time in the bathroom, bathing and man-scaping. Perhaps that’s where he’s been this entire time.

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Marchers at January 22 anti-vaccination demonstration in Washington, D.C>

Back when it was first gaining traction in the 1990s, the anti-vaccination movement was largely considered a far-left thing, attracting believers ranging from barter-fair hippies to New Age gurus and their followers to “holistic medicine” practitioners. And it largely remained that way … until 2020 and the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As this Sunday’s “Defeat the Mandates” march in Washington, D.C., however, showed us, there’s no longer anything even remotely left-wing about the movement. Populated with Proud Boys and “Patriot” militiamen, QAnoners and other Alex Jones-style conspiracists who blithely indulge in Holocaust relativism and other barely disguised antisemitism, and ex-hippies who now spout right-wing propaganda—many of them, including speakers, encouraging and threatening violence—the crowd at the National Mall manifested the reality that “anti-vaxxers” now constitute a full-fledged far-right movement, and a potentially violent one at that.

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