I admit I'm a big fan of John Oliver. I entertain the thought that I've been a fan of him even before he was all famous and shit.
But I have (very) mixed feelings about his latest segment of Last Week Tonight, one in which he talks about "Technology". Basically, he talks about blockchain and I was just about to write that he also talks about Bitcoin, but I refrained myself from writing that. Because he doesn't.
He talks instead about the visible, iceberg top of the crypto phenomenon that stirs the feelings of uneducated, sensationalist and, let's admit it, quite sad and unconsolable people. He talks about that part that seems spectacular and unpredictable, the same way I imagine someone was talking about John Ford model T as "a threat to our good ol' horse stables. Ain't that a drag?".
Below I'm sharing the full segment from YouTube:
In all honesty, his humor skills are stable, which is a feast on itself, but the object of those skills, at least on this occasion, seems blurry, biased and a bit "audience hungry". As someone who worked as a radio anchor for 7 years, I understand very well the need to "stay afloat", which, more often than not, implies picking and sticking to "twisted views", just so "we keep staying in our ratings".
I don't have expectations on anybody, so I can't say I'm disappointed about this episode, but I would say that I laughed better in the past.
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