John Oliver Talks Trump’s Military Parade, Royal Weddings And The Winter Olympics

John Oliver is gearing up to return to his HBO series "Last Week Tonight" on February 18th. To warm up, the late-night host stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a chat about the latest news. Colbert - who introduces his guest as being "best known as the voice of Vanity Smurf” - talks with Oliver about the most recent developments in Trumpland, including his proposed military parade. “We had military parades across India,” deadpans the British Oliver, who also thinks that “[Trump's] gonna watch the Royal Wedding and think 'I want one of those'."

Then in a second bit, the two hosts talk about the upcoming Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Oliver talks about British athlete Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, who got into ski jumping before there was a qualifying requirement to hit the jump in the Olympics.  “A crazy British guy just decided ‘how hard can ski jumping be?’," explains Oliver, "and he f***ing learned."

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While most trends seem to move towards safer and more well-protected activities for children, this might be the wrong approach when it comes to playgrounds. At least, that’s what a recent video from Vox’s By Design series, which explores the concept of “adventure parks,” argues. "They can play with any dangerous tool, they can take really dangerous risks and overcome them, and this builds up a tremendous sense of self-confidence in themselves," Marjory Allen, landscape architect and the person most responsible for popularizing the adventure park concept, said in an archival interview.

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