If you didn't see Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Sunday, the Main Story was about -- of all unexpected things -- dollar stores. In particular, Dollar General and Dollar Tree chains. Compared to many of their stories, it's certainly far more lighthearted -- but...as they get into they story, the dark side of how these stories are managed is ghastly. And well-deserving of the Last Week Tonight eye. Happily, it's a story that lends itself to some wonderful humor -- including a terrific sketch at the end.
Side Note: the actor playing the corporate manager might look familar, especially if you watched the series Monk. That's because it's Tim Bagley, who played Monk's equally neurotic and competitive rival, 'Harold Crenshaw,' who battled one another for the attention of their mutual psychologist.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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