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Patton Oswalt Makes Flint Water Emoji Joke to Win ‘@midnight’ [VIDEO]

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Well, it didn’t take long for the Flint Water Crisis to go from tragedy to national punchline, as comedian Patton Oswalt made a Flint water joke “For The Win” on Comedy Central’s ‘@midnight.’

‘@midnight’ is a Comedy Central show hosted by Chris Hardwick, where comedians come to crack jokes about the goings on in the world of the interwebs for points and laughs. Unfortunately, now that the Flint Water Crisis is a national headline, we’re going to have to get used to this sort of thing.

Last night’s show (1/20) ended as all do, with the final two contestants squaring off in the show’s “Final Jeopardy” segment known as “For the Win” (aka FTW). Inspired by Philadelphia’s new set of emojis, the two remaining comedians were challenged to come up with another city-based emoji. Patton Oswalt ended up winning the night with a Flint water-based emoji bearing the subtitle — “Drink in the Beauty.”

Regardless of how you feel about the comedian’s joke, I don’t think it’s anywhere near as offensive as Governor Snyder’s handling of our city’s future

…and here’s a better look.

Patton Oswalt via @midnight
Patton Oswalt via @midnight

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