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City officials in Danbury, Connecticut, are naming a local sewage plant after HBO's John Oliver. Mayor Mark Boughton explained it’s because the facility is "full of it", just like the foulmouthed Briton. This was a response to Oliver criticising the town and inviting its children to "get a thrashing" from him. Danbury's brilliant dedication initiative should be widely emulated. Piers Morgan, Simon Cowell, and James Cordon also deserve recognition. For example, NASA could name their largest vacuum chamber after Tom Holland (or his dad, either way). All this inspires two obvious questions. Firstly, how do British people with talent deficits get the fantastic gigs? Secondly, why do US audiences embrace them when they do? Jimmy Saville is dead and therefore unavailable for the American networks to hire, but it's possible to see Gary Glitter replacing Ellen when he's released from prison. TV executives can dip into the British talent pool but they'd emerge cleaner after swimming in the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant in beautiful Danbury.

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 15:48:41 GMT all posts

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