General Motors recalled another 2.7 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches last week, bringing its total for the year to 11 million. Worse, the company apparently knew about the defects as far back as 2001, and a leaked memo revealed a list of words—including "Kevorkianesque" and "sarcophagus-like"—that GM employees aren't allowed to use to describe the recalled cars.
John Oliver skewered the entire gruesome situation—oops, "gruesome" is banned, too—on Sunday's Last Week Tonight.
"That means a child attending her first day of school the day you found out would be old enough to die driving one of your cars the day you fucking did something about it," he pointed out.
Well, that's a cheery thought.
Look on the bright side, though: GM just got a great free TV spot for its non-grenade-like anti-Hindenburgs, which are definitely safe to drive and certainly not rolling coffins.