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John Oliver Takes Light-Hearted Look At Our Decrepit Nuclear Arsenal (Video)

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A lot of us grew up with a fair certainty that one of these days there’d be a nuclear war — and Ronald Reagan helped turn the dial up to eleven before Nigel Tufnel ever picked up a guitar. But today, we haven’t had those highly effective “duck-and-cover” drills in ages, and who gives any thought to nuclear weapons? And that’s the problem, says John Oliver in this clip from Sunday’s Last Week Tonight: we’ve cut our nuclear stockpile way down from Cold War levels, but we still have enough nukes — just the U.S., never mind the Rooskies — to “not only destroy Earth, but provide 4th of July fireworks for Martians.” Read more on John Oliver Takes Light-Hearted Look At Our Decrepit Nuclear Arsenal (Video)…
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Wonkette’s Holiday Movie Night: ThunderCows Are Go!

We remember those happy Thanksgiving evenings when, after the f’ball was over, the networks would show a fine old classic movie: The Sound of Music, or maybe Mary Poppins. Well, at Your Wonkette, we have some classic family viewing from 1965, although it pains us to report that Julie Andrews does not seem to be in these: A reel of delightful Rural Civil Defense TV Spots from 1965, courtesy of the Internet Archive! Watch as a charmingly relatable papier-mache marionette farmer prepares to survive the fallout from a nuclear holocaust — we like how one of his pipe-cleaner eybrows is arched just so. Read more on Wonkette’s Holiday Movie Night: ThunderCows Are Go!…