Behold the Meat Cannon of Philadelphia

How fitting that on a day where Joel looked up “irrumatio” in the dictionary, we get a pitch for “The Hot Dog launcher, possibly the greatest gadget ever.”

After years of R&D, not to mention hundreds of packs of premium grade hotdogs, Hatfield has perfected a meat cannon that can propel a warm, juicy dog from the infield to the nosebleed section – in the blink of an eye.

There’s more on the launcher at grillthegoodness.com.

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13 Responses to Behold the Meat Cannon of Philadelphia

  1. ryuthrowsstuff says:

    If anyone had seen fit to inform me of this, I would have actually gone to a Phillies game during those 5 years I lived down there.

    The one downside I suppose is they are shooting Phillies Franks. Although people from the area seem to think they are the bees knees the Philly Franks are almost identical but slightly worse than an Oscar Myer hot dog.

  2. StudioRobot says:

    i have seen it in action, and the meat missile launcher is truly awe-inspiring. so is the amount of teens huffing nitrous in the parking lot.

  3. Jack says:

    This an Obama being elected are two of the greatest things I’ve seen this year.

  4. Jack says:

    I meant to say “This and Obama eing elected are two of the greatest things I’ve seen this year.”

  5. zikman says:

    “we’re hoping to get it to New Jersey. it’ll be recognized around the country, around the world”

    awesome

  6. Skep says:

    “the Meat Cannon of Philadelphia”

    Worst…port..ever…

  7. LegoShark says:

    Truely epic. this deserves some sort of award of awesomeness.

  8. deejayqueue says:

    That’s what they called me when I lived there
    /hurrrr.

  9. Takuan says:

    magnificent achievement! What’s the next food item going to fly?

  10. scaught says:

    I’m vegetarian and wouldn’t eat a hotdog, but this is an achievement on par with the flushing toilet.

    You think a veggie dog would have proper heft for launchability? How about a falafel sandwich? The latter being quite messy if it falls apart mid-launch.

  11. Wally B says:

    That is truly an awesome implementation of technology.

  12. pork musket says:

    I fired up the video and say that it was 6 minutes and almost closed it. I’m glad I watched the whole thing though, these guys are hilarious. The thinly veiled self-deprecation is fantastic. “I felt tingles up my spine”.

  13. Dean says:

    Did they seriously just compare a hot dog canon to landing on the moon in relation to its importance to mankind?

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