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Late Night: Sugar Shack

Every party has to have a pooper and that’s why we invited John Oliver.

Last night, with Halloween imminent, host John Oliver took the opportunity to inform the world of two timely developments: One, the fact that both “Sexy John Oliver” and “Sexy Louis C.K.” are real costume choices for females this season (which would have been a hilarious segment on its own). And two: The United States has a really bad sugar dependency.

Oliver broke the facts down into terms we can all understand: The average American eats “Michael Cera‘s weight in sugar every single year” (in reality: 75 pounds). Oliver went on to discuss the FDA’s intended revamp of nutrition labels, which would demand companies list how much “added sugar” are in their products.

Trouble is, Americans need a unit of measurement that they can understand (“People understand what a teaspoon is,” said Oliver. “No one understands the metric system!”). So, in the tradition of giving the Supreme Court the “Keyboard Cat” treatment and “Go Get Those Geckos!” Oliver proposed that “product manufacturers express their sugar content in the form of candy – specifically, Circus Peanuts.”

#showusyourpeanuts

Send us your sugar 😉

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Sugar Shack

Every party has to have a pooper and that’s why we invited John Oliver.

Last night, with Halloween imminent, host John Oliver took the opportunity to inform the world of two timely developments: One, the fact that both “Sexy John Oliver” and “Sexy Louis C.K.” are real costume choices for females this season (which would have been a hilarious segment on its own). And two: The United States has a really bad sugar dependency.

Oliver broke the facts down into terms we can all understand: The average American eats “Michael Cera‘s weight in sugar every single year” (in reality: 75 pounds). Oliver went on to discuss the FDA’s intended revamp of nutrition labels, which would demand companies list how much “added sugar” are in their products.

Trouble is, Americans need a unit of measurement that they can understand (“People understand what a teaspoon is,” said Oliver. “No one understands the metric system!”). So, in the tradition of giving the Supreme Court the “Keyboard Cat” treatment and “Go Get Those Geckos!” Oliver proposed that “product manufacturers express their sugar content in the form of candy – specifically, Circus Peanuts.”

#showusyourpeanuts

Send us your sugar 😉

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