John Oliver asks how the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is still a thing

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Between SNL 40, the NBA All-Star game, and a three-hour episode of The Bachelor, it’s possible you missed last night’s episode of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. That’s a shame, because season two is continuing the hot streak that began in season one.

You were too busy watching The Bachelor The show’s recurring segment, “How Is This Still a Thing,” tackled the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, the anachronistic compilation of sexy model photos that fall somewhere between Victoria’s Secret and Playboy — themselves relics of a time long past.

Who is the Swimsuit Issue for? My guess: teenage boys who can’t purchase a smutty mag, but have some guilt complex about Googling “nudes” on their family’s Dell.

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