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September 24, 2021

John Oliver on The Salmon Cannon – ‘We Can Do Great Things’

WhooshJohn Oliver on his always excellent HBO show, Last Week Tonight discovered a thing called ‘the salmon cannon.’ For those not in the salmon transportation industry it’s a “series of tubes” if you will, created by Whooshh (yes, whooshh) that allows salmon to be propelled over or around a dam. The system is currently being used in the Northwest where communities are trying to repopulate the blocked rivers that once held plentiful salmon runs.

John Oliver creates his own and decides to shoot salmon across the TV world with some amazing cameos by actors, TV News broadcasters and one famous animated Dad. Mmmmm, salmon.

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7 Responses to “John Oliver on The Salmon Cannon – ‘We Can Do Great Things’”
  1. mike from iowa says:

    Need some help. Midwest farmers have backlogs of grain that can’t get to markets. They and grain elevators are promised railcars to haul grain,but the RRs prefer to haul the more lucrative oil and tarsands. I suggested a salmon cannon for grain,but I don’t think I’m being taken seriously. Any ideas out there? Grain barges from Sioux City to St Louis might work,they just ran the first barge usptream to Sioux City in about the last ten years. The Mighty Mo stays navigable until December. Then barge traffic is shut down until spring.

  2. mike from iowa says:

    First snowfall on Vet’s Day. Yippee!

  3. Moose Pucky says:

    Anything from industry…but a healthy free-flowing river, you know, that which salmon actually need to thrive.

  4. mike from iowa says:

    OT A big thank you to all Vets of all wars and conflicts for your service to our nation.

  5. Alaska Pi says:

    mmm… salmon!

  6. Zyxomma says:

    Thanks for posting this. Hilarious. Whoosh!

  7. mike from iowa says:

    That was hilarious. Any celebs get hurt filming this? Any wingnuts get mauled by bears for salmon poaching?(I live in hope) Makes last Tuesday somehow more “bearable,”

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