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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Weird Al Helps John Oliver Deescalate Tensions With North Korea

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday highlighted “the underlying truth of North Korea,” which he called “a dark place” both figuratively and literally. This contrasts with western media portrayals of the dictatorship as an eccentric, accordion-filled place where everyone’s required to have the same bad haircut.

Then, to give the indoctrinated people of North Korea “a sense of how America is feeling right now,” Oliver enlists Weird Al Yankovic, who plays the “international language” of the accordion “like a fucking angel.”

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