Bugs Bunny turns 75 today, making his debut with a young Elmer Fudd on this day in 1940. Bugs would later join the Rat Pack before famously falling out with Sinatra over the difference between carrots and carats.
Today on StandUP!
Four time Olympic gold-medalist and the first person who pops into any American’s mind when they hear the phrase “Olympic diver,” Greg Louganis joined us in hour one, where he and Pete discussed the new HBO documentary chronicling his professional and personal life. “Back on Board: Greg Louganis” premieres Tuesday, August 4th at 10pm (EDT) on HBO.
In hour two, we started off with some audio of former Texas governor Rick Perry urging for both stricter enforcement of existing gun laws and a relaxing of the number of “gun-free zones” in America. While it’s easy to marvel at that logic for hours on end, we decided to explore what open/concealed carry laws really are, and what the rules are from state to state. By that, I mean we asked you guys to call and tell us because we are lazy.
Then, Godfrey returned to the show in advance of some comedy dates at Gotham Comedy Club in NYC this week. Last time, Godfrey slayed us with his Bill Cosby impression. Today, if I remember this right, Godfrey offered to punch all children in the chest, or something. It was an outrageous segment.
Just as outrageous is the idea that climate change is still something people find debatable. Eric Holthaus is a meteorologist and Slate’s man on the weather beat, and he joined us for the first time today to discuss the El Nino currently reshaping weather patterns in the Pacific, re-adjusting the timeline for sea-level rise, and some his other recent articles.
We finished the show with a TL; DR version of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” and talked a little about mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level drug offenses.
Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to let this Vine loop about 90 million times.
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