John Oliver vs Russell Crowe

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, May 6, 2018.

  1. Nov 6, 2019 #141 of 159
    mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    I dropped in to see why people are still talking about this minor Russell Crowe skit a year and a half later. Turns out they aren't, and haven't talked about it in over a year. Would it be possible to rename the thread to simply "John Oliver" since that's what it's actually about?
     
  2. Nov 6, 2019 #142 of 159
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Wouldn't that be contrary to the spirit of John Oliver? :D
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2019 #143 of 159
    Anubys

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    I think we should rename the thread "the Big Bang Theory"!
     
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  4. Nov 8, 2019 #144 of 159
    vman41

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    The touch screen voting machines my county used until last May recorded the votes on a paper tape (called real time audit log) inside the machine as well as kept in memory. At poll closing, a device called a PEB was plugged into each machine to collect its vote totals (it communicated over an optical interface) and each machine had a flash card to save that data also. The PEB was then plugged into a machine again to tally and print 2 copies of the local results. One of the results tape, the PEB, and all the flash cards were returned to the Board of Elections. Redundancy all over the place, though I suppose a hacked PEB can infect the whole setup.

    My county now uses a ballot card voting system. One machine with a touch screen interface is used by the voter to make their choices, much like the previous system (new one made by same company). When done, it prints a ballot card that they take over and insert in a ballot counter. The counter scans the card and spits it back if it doesn't like it (a blank card falls into that category), otherwise it records the votes and drops the card into a locked, sealed compartment. Each machine has USB stick accessible behind a locked panel. At the end of the day, the ballot counter prints 2 copies of a results tape and the cast ballots and USB sticks are retrieved and returned to the BOE. If you don't want to use the ballot marker, you can request a pre-printed ballot with the traditional fill-in-the-ovals that the ballot counter can scan and ingest as well.
     
  5. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's almost as if John Oliver actually WANTS to get sued...
     
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    He's just trying to get his monies worth out of the tripling of the cost of his liability insurance. ;)
     
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  7. morac

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    Make that entire production into a Broadway show, sell tickets at $300 a pop and legal costs won’t be an issue anymore.
     
  8. astrohip

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    He'd have to make sure the "Suck My Balls Dancers" are available. :D
     
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  9. Tony_T

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    Sad that it takes a comedy show to stand up to someone like Bob Murray.
     
  10. Steveknj

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    All I can say is...That was figgin' AWESOME!!
     
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    Correction. I watched part of it again (so funny!), and it's the "Suck My Balls, Bob" dancers.

    +million

    Best episode in a while.
     
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  12. logic88

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    When was that segment filmed? Just curious since I didn't see any mention of it before the show aired.
     
  13. Tony_T

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    Worth a link (NSFW)
     
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    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!! I'm so glad John is on HBO and they are willing to back him up both legally and allowing him to stage these relatively extravagant pieces. I also was wondering what time of day they filmed in Times Square. I was just visiting NYC last May and that area of Times Square is always filled with people. If you look at the perimeter of the dancers there were some people outside of the barricades watching but there weren't all that many people. Maybe they filmed it early in the morning.

    A GREAT SHOW!!!

    Gerry
     
  15. Regina

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    "You mean the Zodiac Killer?" :D:D:D

    Hi-larious! :p
     
  16. Tony_T

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    Sunday’s show was the finalé for 2019.
    ...see you in 2020 John :)
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    Gone, but not...well, not gone.

     
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  18. Tony_T

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    Bad Santa(s) ;)
     
  19. logic88

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    Has anyone ever tried to quantify if Santa Con is a net positive to the communities? The local businesses seem to be busier but I'm curious if that outweighs the bad?
     

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