John Oliver Taunts the Horse-Loving, Human Rights–Violating President of Turkmenistan With a Giant Cake

Slate MagazineLast Week Tonight has made some strange enemies over the years—the coal baron who sued over the giant squirrel comes to mind—and after this week, it seems safe to add both Turkmenistan's government and Guinness World Records to that list. The main ...

August 13th 2019


Turkmenistan President Berdymukhamedov reappears after death rumours

BBC NewsTurkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has reappeared after widespread rumours of his death. On Monday Mr Berdymukhamedov opened economic forum attended by regional leaders in a Caspian Sea resort town. It is his first verifiable ...

August 12th 2019


John Oliver's deep dive into the president of Turkmenistan gets very weird, very fast

MashableWhen the president of Turkmenistan isn't busy driving around a flaming crater to prove he isn't dead, he also enjoys writing poems about his favourite breed of horse and setting a large number of odd Guinness World Records. John Oliver laid it all out during ...

August 12th 2019


John Oliver Bakes a Very, Very Large Cake to Annoy Turkmenistan and Guinness World Records

TIMEJohn Oliver didn't report the news on Sunday night's episode of Last Week Tonight. Instead, he baked a cake. It all started with Turkmenistan's president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who may be missing or perhaps even dead. As Oliver noted ...

August 12th 2019