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John Oliver offers Russel Crowe's jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster

John Oliver offers Russel Crowe's jockstrap to Anchorage Blockbuster”

The new tax bill does force some of those companies to pay taxes on money stashed overseas, but at bargain rates - a gamble that did not pay off in terms of job creation in 2004, and probably won't this time either, Oliver said. The internet speculated that the bidder was none other than Oliver himself, fueled by his earlier reference on the show lampooning the odd nature of the auction, and that item itself.

The segment was proceeded by a unusual but fascinating short bit on the last remaining Blockbuster video stores in the country - mostly located in Alaska where internet for streaming is sparse.

"There has been some speculation out there that we were the ones who bought that jockstrap", Oliver noted, "and I will admit it does sound like something that we would do. Even that sentence is absolutely incredible to say out loud". The bad news is, we didn't do it.

"We did though - we absolutely did", he added with chagrin.

Along with that, he also picked up a number of other movie memorabilia - including clothing from "Robin Hood" and "Les Miserable" - from Crowe's highly publicized "Art of Divorce" auction in Australia.

However, these items may not be with Oliver for long. Because streaming services are extra expensive in Alaska, Blockbuster still reigns there, and Oliver promised that if Alaska's remaining Blockbuster contacted the show, they'd be able to display Crowe's memorabilia there.

"$7000!" a clearly proud Oliver said Sunday night.



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