John Oliver Bought Russell Crowe's Jockstrap for Alaska's Last Blockbuster Video

Yep, John Oliver Just Bought The 'Cinderella Man' Jockstrap From Russell Crowe's Sydney Auction

John Oliver bought Russell Crowe's jockstrap for the last Blockbuster in Alaska

Last night (April 15), Oliver revealed on his Last Week Tonight show that he had purchased the jockstrap Crowe wore in the film Cinderella Man.

Oliver then revealed that he'd actually bought a bunch of the memorabilia, including Crowe and Denzel Washington's chairs from the set of "American Gangster" and the vest Crowe wore in the film "Les Miserables".

Oliver walked through the "long and infuriatingly proud history" of corporate tax avoidance, with a special nod to Apple and Google for being top "innovators in weaselly accounting", though GE and other huge companies paid zero federal taxes for much of this century. Oliver bought Crowe's memorabilia so that it can be featured in Blockbuster's Anchorage, Alaska location as a "fun, movie-themed way to draw people in" and keep its doors open.

As has been previously reported, Alaska is home to over 50% of the country's final Blockbuster stores.

"I can think of no more flawless place for them to reside than an Alaskan Blockbuster store", Oliver told the audience.

"If we do not hear from you in the next two days, I know a transportation museum in Scranton, Pennsylvania that could make room for a new exhibit", Oliver said. All the manager there needs to do to claim this stuff is to call within 48 hours. He did this as a prelude to an offer he hopes Blockbuster management can't refuse - Russel Crowe's jockstrap from the movie Cindarella Man, free of charge. "But if they are going to give it to us a blockbuster video in Alaska ..."

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