More

The History Of Christopher Columbus, Except This Time With The Actual Facts

People often get sensitive when you attack their favorite traditions. Columbus Day became a national holiday 77 years ago after the Knights of Columbus campaigned for it in NYC. It's the only U.S. federal holiday named after a non-American. It's also the only U.S. federal holiday named after a sex-slave trader. (Seriously, look it up.) John Oliver wants to know why Columbus Day is still a thing. So do I. Because of these obvious and glaring facts. And a bunch more. So watch this hilarious video on the subject.

If you want to see more things like this, I'd like Last Week Tonight on Facebook. In the interim, would you mind sharing this?

As face masks have become mandatory in many places to limit the spread of coronavirus, it's also become an increasingly politicized thing. As we know, anything that involves political polarization also involves vast amounts of misinformation and disinformation. Whose idea was the internet again?

No one I know loves wearing a mask. We all wish we didn't have to. But there are an awful lot of people saying they can't wear one, or they refuse to wear one because they've been led to believe that masks are somehow more dangerous than not wearing one. I've seen and read "information" on everything from masks depriving people of oxygen to masks causing CO2 build up to masks creating fungus problems.

Keep Reading Show less