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John Oliver, meet Amelia Bedelia

In the course of last night’s discussion of why the International Olympic Committee is having so much trouble finding a city willing to host the 2022 Winter games, John Oliver noted that perhaps the organization’s extravagant demands had something to do with the lack of interest on the part of formerly-interested countries like Norway.

For example, the IOC requires that host countries stock their hotel rooms with seasonal fruits and pastries. “Incidentally,” Oliver continued, “what the fuck [this is HBO] is a seasonal pastry in Oslo in February? I’m guessing it’s something like herring with vanilla frosting.”

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Three kvetches about Sherlock Series 3 scheduling

Late last week, BBC revealed the various worldwide release dates for Sherlock Series 3. The return of Sherlock early next year has left me with a series of my own — this one of gripes and complaints.

In no particular order [to avoid spoilers, skip to #2]:

1. Whoever is in charge of headlines over at Huffington Post clearly did not actually watch the existing episodes of Sherlock. Here’s a screengrab from the site:

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