If you’ve been paying attention since, well, since the Cold War started, you know that the United States has an insanely huge number of nuclear weapons. And if you’ve been paying even closer attention, you’ll know that the military is not very good at keeping track of them. In fact, it’s laughably bad at it.
Enter John Oliver. The former Daily Show correspondent made nuclear weapons the focus of his latest rant. More specifically, he made the utterly horrifying truth that our nuclear arsenal of over 4800 warheads can be controlled with “LP-sized floppy disks” and military officers whose diplomacy efforts are nothing short of insulting. Go ahead and start laughing. At least it’s better than crying. [Last Week Tonight]