John Oliver offers Russel Crowe's jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster

John Oliver offers Russel Crowe's jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster

As has been previously reported, Alaska is home to over 50% of the country's final Blockbuster stores. That's down from 10 as of a year ago.

Oliver announced his second-hand haul in the latest episode of his talk show, and in true Last Week Tonight style, he wasn't quite done there. The Blockbuster in tiny North Pole, Alaska just closed its doors this month and another in Anchorage closed in February.

Last Week Tonight pledged to donate the goods to a worthy cause.

Oliver, 40, had been taking a look at the last Blockbuster in Alaska before he mentioned Crowe's recent "The Art of Divorce" auction, which saw the actor sell off an array of artifacts from his career in the wake of his split from ex-wife Danielle.

Bank of America up 1% after topping estimates
The institutional investors in our database now possess: 22.69 million shares, down from 22.73 million shares in 2017Q3. Stillwater Investment Management Llc acquired 54,057 shares as Bank Of America Corp ( BAC)'s stock declined 1.20%.

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster bring back to Earth from Space
Institutions purchase large blocks of a company's outstanding shares and can exert considerable influence upon its management. If the markets make a firm price movement, then the strength of that movement depends on the volume for that period.

Man City crowned Premier League champions
And why can't he dominate this league playing the way he plays? "I'm probably the first one to think about next season". Silva had to take time away from City earlier this season to spend time with his family and new-born son Mateo.

Years after the video rental franchise that once boasted more than 6,000 stores across the USA shuttered a lot of them, Blockbuster has reportedly been able to stay open in Alaska due to spottier internet service there, making it harder to stream movies on services like Netflix.

Come on: Are you not entertained?

Oliver suggested that the Blockbuster store could put the items on display as a "fun, movie-themed way" to draw customers and stay in business. All the manager there needs to do to claim this stuff is to call within 48 hours.

Watch the full 16-minutes segment below, but the main takeaway is pretty simple: "We just had a huge chance to reform our tax code and we absolutely blew it", Oliver said.

Related:

  • OnePlus 6 will be Amazon exclusive, reveals 'India teaser'

    OnePlus 6 will be Amazon exclusive, reveals 'India teaser'

    According to the marketing promos that OnePlus has just recently started running, the OnePlus 6 is nearly ready to be unveiled. The phone will sport a 6.28-inch optic LED display offering a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9.
    NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

    NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

    Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of NXP Semiconductors by 8.8% in the 3rd quarter. Huntington Commercial Bank stated it has 300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 20,000 were accumulated by Investor Ab.
    Weibo bans gay content as part of 'clean-up'

    Weibo bans gay content as part of 'clean-up'

    At the end of the article, he made his Weibo account public, and chose to come out as gay despite long fears of discrimination. Another wrote: "I am gay and I'm proud, even if I get taken down there are tens of millions like me".
  • General Insurance Article - Car insurance see biggest quarterly decrease in four years

    General Insurance Article - Car insurance see biggest quarterly decrease in four years

    The average male driver between 17 and 20 pays on average £2,348 per year, compared to just £1,699 for women of the same age. The average figure for vehicle insurance masks huge differences according to the type of driver.
    After 3rd weekend, Baaghi 2 crosses the Rs. 200 crores mark worldwide!

    After 3rd weekend, Baaghi 2 crosses the Rs. 200 crores mark worldwide!

    The duo was last seen in Raabta which did not fare well at the box office, but got the couple's chemistry to everyone's notice. Baaghi 2 has been helmed by Ahmed Khan and is backed by Sajid Nadiadwala under his banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment.
    United Kingdom  hit a specific and limited set of targets in Syria: May

    United Kingdom hit a specific and limited set of targets in Syria: May

    This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very awful regime. He reiterated that Canada condemns the use of chemical weapons in Ghouta.
  • Manchester City Win 2017/18 Premier League Title, With 5 Games Remaining

    Now the title in their kitty, Manchester City has more than deserved to win the competition this season. "Everybody is equal at the football club and we're all in it together".
    Acacia, Oclaro Fall Off Cliff As US Blocks Sales to China's ZTE

    Acacia, Oclaro Fall Off Cliff As US Blocks Sales to China's ZTE

    A few years back, both Huawei and ZTE came under scrutiny after the U.S government raised concerns over the national security. The U.S. action against ZTE is likely to further exacerbate current tensions between Washington and Beijing over trade.
    Broncos release running back CJ Anderson

    Broncos release running back CJ Anderson

    Anderson is coming off a career year with the Broncos as he finally got his chance to be the team's undisputed lead back. Anderson suggested he'd use the offseason of uncertainty to motivate him in 2018.
  • 'Fortnite' may be looking to increase player count in matches

    'Fortnite' may be looking to increase player count in matches

    One of the more interesting teased content updates, however, has got to be the increased player cap of the usual 100-man lobby. Epic are considering increasing the player limit for Fortnite , although warn that it won't happen in the "near future".

    Mourinho hits out at inconsistent and "complicated" United

    Juan Mata has challenged Manchester United to salvage their season with a runner-up finish in the Premier League and FA Cup glory. Mourinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sports : "We are not going to spend more than we can".
    Russian Federation  orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app

    Russian Federation orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app

    Telegram representatives insist that handing over of the encryption keys is technically impossible. We strongly suggest seeking advice from your own financial, investment, tax, or legal adviser.

Comments

Latest news

Shenmue Remaster Collection launching in 2018
The release comes at a good time for those who've been looking forward to Shenmue III but missed out on the classics. Whatever the case, Sega has confirmed Shenmue 1 & 2 for PS4, XBO and PC this year.

Billy Mitchell responds to Kongtroversy, claims he can prove scores were legitimate
Everything will be transparent, everything will be available, I wish I had it in my hands right now, I wish I could hand it to you.

Sensex rises for 8th straight session; Nifty reclaims 10500
Shares of one of India's biggest software firms, Infosys fell 3.86% to Rs 1,123.90 on less-than-expected FY19 revenue guidance. Crude shed some weight while bank and auto stocks rallied due to a marginal ease in WPI inflation to 2.47 per cent in March.

Ed Sheeran 'in talks to join Danny Boyle's musical Beatles-themed comedy'
Kate McKinnon ("SNL") is said to be in talks too, Deadline reported, with filming scheduled for this summer. Slumdog Millionaire moviemaker Boyle will direct the project from a script penned by Richard Curtis .

Animal Feces Discovered In Counterfeit Kylie Cosmetics Products
A Los Angeles Police Department task force seized $700,000 worth of counterfeit makeup from the city's fashion district Thursday night.

Donovan Mitchell X-Rays on Toe Injury Came Back Negative
However, the former Louisville standout did suffer an injury during Game 1 that forced him to the sideline, albeit briefly. Selected with the No. 13 overall pick in June's draft, Mitchell has broken out as a Rookie of the Year contender.

Ian Somerhalder Returns for Another Vampire Drama With Netflix's 'V-Wars'
Swann is desperate to find out what is happening and why, while his friend Fayne becomes the leader of the vampire underground. According to THR , another IDW adaptation, "Locke & Key", is waiting on a new home after Hulu passed on the pilot.

Sega Ages May Include Saturn And Dreamcast Games If It Does Well
Over the weekend Sega announced that a range of Sega Ages titles would be coming to the Switch, all of them from the Megadrive. Below, you can check out screenshots of Thunder Force IV , Alex Kidd in Miracle World , and Gain Ground .

Family missing after SUV sinks into California river, police say
The California Highway Patrol received a report around 1:10 p.m. last Friday that a vehicle went over a steep embankment on U.S. The Sheriff's Office and the California Highway Patrol agreed to do continuous evaluations as the river levels receded.

RECALL ALERT: Rose Acre Farms eggs recalled for bacterial contamination
The FDA, urges you to stop using the recalled eggs right away and return them to the store you bought them from for a full refund. The affected eggs should be labelled with plant number P-1065, with a packaging date of 011 through 102 printed on the packaging.

Protests erupt in Armenia ahead of ex-president's 'appointment as PM'
Sargsyan, whose party holds a majority in parliament, is set to be easily approved for the premiership on Tuesday. On April 14, Armenia's ruling Republican Party nominated Serzh Sargsyan for the post of prime minister.

John Stamos welcomes son
Stamos posted a precious black and white photo on Instagram of his newborn son Billy laying on his chest. John and his 32-year-old wife announced that they were expecting their first child back in December.

A Star Wars Story
Han Solo shows Chewie his hand of cards and Chewie shakes his head and lets out defeated gargle. We then see Woody Harrelson's Tobias Becket tell Solo that he's putting together a crew.

Centra (CTR) targets $0.0187 while having 41.67% increase during a day
Investors can then use their newly-acquired Bitcoin or Ethereum to buy Loopring using one of the aforementioned exchanges. Edgeless (EDG) had a bad 24 hours as the cryptocurrency declined $-0.00490000000000002 or -0.76% trading at $0.6403.

Samsung Introduces an Exclusive Smartphone for the Students
Samsung is thought to have been working on this technology for a while and it seems it could get its first outing on the Note 9. Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are still expected to be the best-selling Android smartphones of the year, many analysts predict.

Other news