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Thursday, November 13, 2014

John Oliver's video report on The Salmon Cannon is the best thing you'll see all week

John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO (wiki) is frequently (although not always) excellent - this weeks's episode is about a cannon that shoots salmon over hydroelectric dams.

As much as I like that, I think the best thing he's done (or, at least, the best thing I know of) is his report on civil forfeiture:

More at his youtube page.


  1. With all due respect, his best piece was the one on FIFA earlier this year, when the World Cup was coming around.

  2. I had to look FIFA up to see what it was, so I guess it's safe to say that soccer is definitely not one of my areas of expertise (or interest). I will, however, watch it on your recommendation.