John Oliver Is Having Way Too Much Fun With The Salmon Cannon
Rick Chandler 11:33 am, November 28th, 2014
Salmon -- human cat food. And the fish that doesn't know how rivers work. That's funny in itself, but add technology and John Oliver's HBO show Last Week Tonight, and you have gold.
Somehow Oliver's staff got wind of the salmon cannon -- a device that shoots salmon over dams so they can get upstream to spawn. So enamored was he of this invention ("I love it so much"), that he built one of his own. And so he immediately began pelting celebrities with high-velocity (fake) salmon -- among them Tom Hanks, Jon Stewart, Jimmy Fallon, and two you may recognize above.
It was part of Oliver's last show of the season (it's been renewed for next year), and it's a must-see:
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