Thursday, 26 April, 2018

John Oliver offers Russel Crowe's jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster

John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight John Oliver revealed he had bought the jockstrap on his TV show Last Week Tonight Credit Sothebys Australia Getty
Nicole Thomas | 16 April, 2018, 22:20

Oliver noted that of the four independently-owned Blockbuster stores left in America, three are located in Alaska.

It started weeks ago on Oliver's show, when he reported the unusual celebrity auction Crowe would be holding to sell a number of choice pieces of memorabilia, including the fated jockstrap.

Oliver then revealed that he'd actually bought a bunch of the memorabilia, including Crowe and Denzel Washington's chairs from the set of "American Gangster" and the vest Crowe wore in the film "Les Miserables". Items for bidding included what one TV news talent called the "groin protector" Crowe wore in Cinderella Man.

"I meant to do it, everyone should do it, and I'm gonna do it again forever.' I have got to say, if Trump's intention was to descend so far into self-parody that he somehow burrowed into the Earth's crust and came out on the other side, mission fucking accomplished".

United Nations rejects Russian attempt to condemn USA aggression in Syria
Air Force B-1B strategic bombers, launched stealthy, long-range missiles from outside Syrian airspace, officials said. Any US strike is likely to involve the navy, given the risk to aircraft from Russian and Syrian air defence systems.

"I mean, I'm not sure I want a Russell Crowe jockstrap".

"To the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Alaska, all of this shit is yours", Oliver said after giving viewers a guided tour of the Crowe items.

According to People magazine, Crowe sold the items last week in an auction titled "The Art of Divorce" after splitting from Danielle Spencer, his wife of 9 years. "Just call us in the next 48 hours and we will send this to you".

"There has been some speculation out there that we were the ones who bought that jockstrap, and I will admit that it does sound like something we would do", Oliver said. "I put it in the collection as a piece of whimsy and a bit of a gag".

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