His 15-minute Miss America segment began with jokes about how dated a beauty pageant seems, and his incredulity at some of the questions contestants are asked. He took some shots at Donald Trump, who owns a competing pageant. Then he zeroed in on the Miss America organization’s claim of making $45 million in scholarship money available to young women each year.
"Forty-five million," Oliver said. "That is an unbelievable amount of money. As in, I literally did not believe that."
His staff researched documents, finding a federal disclosure form that said the pageant spent $482,000 in scholarships in 2012. They researched tax forms on statewide pageants, finding several scholarship offers that couldn’t possibly be awarded at the same time were added together to help reach the final figure. In other words, people shouldn’t confuse money that may be available with money spent.
That’s journalism, minus any apparent attempt to let pageant officials offer their side. The organization subsequently issued a statement not specifically addressing Oliver’s charge that Miss America was being misleading, but said that “as with any scholarship, the full amount awarded may not always be used as recipients plans change or evolve.”
"He was also assassinated" 😂
"Emperor Elagabalus showed a disregard for Roman traditions was first to employ a prototype of whoopee cushions at dinner parties. His behavior estranged & enraged the Praetorian Guard, the Senate, and the common people alike.
Don’t you just love human history?
Skull, found in France, with a knife still embedded it it. The skull belonged to a Roman solider who died during the Gallic Wars, ca. 52BC. It was on display at the Museo Rocsen in Argentina.
Whenever I see things like this, I wonder how they died. I guess it will always be a mystery.
I’m gonna go with “Stabbed through the head”
Supernatural in 4 words
Or in 8…
Or in 10…
Or in 15 words…
Or back to 4 words…
Or back to one…
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