Connecticut town renames sewage plant after John Oliver.
After a monthslong, playful spat between the mayor of Danbury and the HBO host, the town renamed a sewage plant in the comedian’s honor.
HBO via APOct. 19, 2020, 6:57 PM UTCByWilson WongComedian and HBO host John Oliver quietly visited a town in Connecticut last week to celebrate that it named a sewage plant in his honor.Danbury mayor Mark Boughton made the announcement on social media early Monday morning, posting a photo of him and Oliver standing in front of the new sewer plant sign.
“It was glorious,” Boughton said on Twitter. “Congratulations to Mr. John Oliver.”The Danbury Sewer Plant was renamed the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant after the town’s city council voted earlier this month in favor of the change, Boughton said in a
Facebook postearlier this month.The decision follows a monthslong, playful feud with the mayor after the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” criticized the town while discussing racial discrimination in jury selection.During his segment on the show from August 16, the comedian ranted about how Connecticut mistakenly excluded residents from Hartford or New Britain — which accounts for a predominantly Black and Hispanic population in the district — for nearly three years. He joked that if you were going to forget a town in Connecticut, why not Danbury?
“F--- Danbury!” Oliver said. “From its charming railway museum to its historic Hearthstone Castle, Danbury, Connecticut, can eat my whole a--.”He added thathe only knew three things about the town:“USA Today ranked it the second-best city to live in in 2015, it was once the center of the American hat industry and if you’re from there, you have a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver, children included, f--- you.”
In response,Boughton posted a Facebook videoon Aug. 22 addressing the comedian’s comments.While standing in front of the formerly named Danbury Sewer Plant, Boughton said he was going to rename it after the comedian. “Why?” Boughton said. “Because it’s full of crap just like you, John.”
Oliver then offered to donate $55,000 to local charities if the town followed through on his initial proposal, which the mayor accepted in a video posted a week later.In a photo posted on the"Last Week Tonight" show’s Twitter on Monday, Oliver can be seen wearing a homemade protective suit, which appears to be made from a white plastic trash bag with rubber gloves and a see-through plastic helmet.Read more: NBC News »
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Might as well, they both spew the exact same thing.. Wait...I thought that was just his show. Did he die? Memorial? Uhhhhhhh.....ok. joe_lyninger Was it the Sewer Treatment Plant or the plant, that was renamed after Oliver🪴🪴 👍👍 Having spent my career in water and wastewater treatment, I think this is quite a high honor even if not intended to be. Water & Sewer is one of the greatest engineering contributions to civilization. Kudos to Veolia_NA from a former competitor.
Wow ! No shit Well, that's quite an honor! However, the oldest and largest wastewater treatment plant in Los Angeles is named after Hyperion, a Titan god and one of the sons of Uranus. I shit you not. He couldn’t make it in Britain, but has made it in Connecticut! A great feat for this half wit . Not surprising. Let me guess: Fairfield County
This was news a week ago... are you using Internet Explorer? 🤔🤔🤔 This country is a joke under Trumps leadership. That’s an honor I would not want. Shit I’d take it. (no pun intended) Its offical john oliver is crap. Then again as he would say he comes from a not so well bathed part of england. And? This isn't a big deal John Oliver. 😁
I love this so much. Who does 2 work for?!?! “Memorial” would suggest Oliver is dead. And Oliver embraced it! 🤣 Showed then! This is the guy that dared Trump to run for POTUS.... 😂😂😂😂😂😂 Would love to see how much of a tourist attraction this will become. Will it finally put Danbury on the map? Joe speaks the truth!
Last week news Slow news day? This happened months ago. RuConchobai For real this time? This is why iamjohnoliver is the best! HA. John Oliver would love this. Unathi_Kwaza Right, so it's John Oliver's Shit Pit. He didn’t quit...he just doesn’t care. Strange but whatever. Lol 'Memorial' 😂 If that isn’t a perfect example of being triggered, I don’t know what is. Anyone want to bet the folks responsible will be watching Last Week Tonight for his reaction?
This was fun and intentional, people. John Oliver loves this, and I think it’s hilarious! This went from something odd to something fantastic. Well obviously this town government has nothing better to do during a pandemic and economic downturn. 🙄 That’s some funny shit Should’ve named it after Hunter Biden
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