POINTING OUT THE RIDICULOUSNESS OF COLUMBUS DAY has become a more popular tradition than Columbus Day itself. The man didn’t discover the Americas, he didn’t discover that the world was round, and he was also a bit of a dick. Assuming being a mass-murdering lunatic fits your standard for “bit of a dick.”
The best take-down of Christopher Columbus, though, belongs to John Oliver’s brilliant Last Week Tonight TV show. In under 3 hilarious minutes, this clip explains why it’s absurd that Columbus Day is still a federal holiday. Give it a watch.