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Kids Sing Along with John Oliver for DC Statehood at the Capitol Sunday

by Prince Of Petworth August 10, 2015 at 9:30 am 22 Comments

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The John Oliver video was epic and this follow up of kids singing the song advocating for DC Statehood is pretty damn great too:

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  • Ronald Baker

    John Oliver, King of Late Night . . . for a few more weeks.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      I’m confused, do you have a problem with John Oliver or something? You’re anxiously awaiting someone else’s show to start? I don’t get it. John Oliver’s show is only on Sunday nights. So, he’s not really competing with anyone else at that time slot…?.

      • Aram Vartian

        He thinks we’re talking about Jon Stewart, even though his show has already ended. Try using one-syllable works and miming along with your hands.

        • Lauren

          Or maybe Stephen Colbert, who will be taking over The Tonight Show on September 8th?

          • Ronald Baker

            Lauren got it.
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            Jon Stewart was King of Late Night (after Letterman’s departure, of course).
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            John Oliver holds that title now.
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            I’m betting on Stephen Colbert as next to hold the crown.
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            This is truly an embarrassment of riches . . . comedy GOLD.
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          • LittleBluePenguin

            Ah, gotcha. It’s hard to tell tone on the interwebs and all, and I thought maybe you were mocking John Oliver.

            I LOVED the Colbert Report, but I don’t know how I’m going to feel watching him in a more typical, family-friendlyish role. Part of the fun was his whole faux-conservative schtick, and I feel like anything on the big networks is bound to be bland. Quite nervous about this.

      • Truxton Thomas

        I assumed he meant until Stephen Colbert returns to late night.

    • Anon

      Let’s hope he gets a real nightly show gig someday soon. Being stuck in a weekly show on HBO is a raw deal.

      • LittleBluePenguin

        eh, it’s pretty great in that he can say whatever he wants without stupid censors bleeping out every other word. But I would love to see him on more than once a week!

      • anon

        Pretty sure he’s doing the weekly show by choice, not because HBO forced him to, or CC wasn’t willing to give him a more frequently airing show.
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        Jon Stewart cites the exhaustion and time consumption of doing four shows a week as why he had to stop doing the Daily Show, so maybe John Oliver just doesn’t want that for his life.

  • Anonymous

    It’s as if NPR started their own version of the “Little Urban Achievers”

  • Ron

    Is it just me or does anybody else feel dirty when children are used to push an agenda?

    • Emily

      I usually do. But at least in this case they are (hopefully) learning about civics in a fun way.

    • Blithe

      Children actively involved in the pursuit of civil rights is a good thing, IMO. So how I would feel about it would depend on the agenda and how the kids were being used.

      • Yeah, it’s not like they won’t become voting adults themselves one day.

  • push an agenda? I see it more as teaching kids and the rest of the US about democracy and equality. Hopefully when these kids are older they will have real representation in DC!

  • anon

    I don’t have a problem with it, but I’m surprised people were alright with their kids singing the word “asshole” in chorus.

    • LittleBluePenguin

      But everyone’s got one! (or three, if you watch Amy Schumer!)

    • If you look hard enough, even in a town like DC, you can find a few people who aren’t prudes (and some of them might even have kids).

      • anon

        It would only take one or two prudes for my observation to be relevant, but yeah, I guess as long as there were enough non-prudes to make a decent quorum.
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        Won’t help the image on Fox News much, but I guess nothing would.

  • Anon

    So I guess I”m the only one who is kind of disappointed at how this group of kids so poorly represents the cultural diversity of our city.

    • Alan

      That was the first thing I thought of. Total diversity fail, but progressives have a real racial blind spot.

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