Many large and profitable companies don’t pay taxes at all and will go to impressive lengths to avoid them. TIME may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. People had speculated that Oliver , whose show has established a reputation for outlandish purchases and big public acts , might be behind the eye-popping figure for the garment. Offers may be subject to change without notice.
John Oliver of HBO's "Last Week Tonight" is trying to give one of the remaining Blockbuster Video locations in Alaska a little help in drawing customers. Oliver reluctantly admitted to spending 10 times the auction house’s estimate for the leather support garment. That includes moving their corporate headquarters to Panama, in a move Oliver called “the Panama Scoot,” to take advantage of their low tax rate.
Quotes delayed at least 15 minutes. The bad news is, we didn't do it," Oliver said. "We did though. Oliver's show Sunday night featured a segment on the closure of multiple Blockbusters in Alaska, the Anchorage television station KTUU reported . Oliver revealed he bought all the memorabilia to send to one of the last remaining Blockbuster video rental stores in hopes that it would help attract business and keep the store open.
If only there were a fun, movie-themed way for them to draw people in,” Oliver offered. Hey, @blockbuster ! Market data provided by Interactive Data . We absolutely did," he said, moments later. You know, buy Russell Crowe's jockstrap and send it to one of the last remaining Blockbusters in Alaska. Oliver made a plea at the end of the show: “To the manager of the only remaining Blockbuster in Anchorage, Alaska … all of this s*** is yours.