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Attack of the killer lobster

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/07/uk_enl_1184155412/html/1.stm

Picture says it all.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 11th, 2007 1:50pm
Now the challenge is finding a big enough pot, and enough butter.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 11th, 2007 2:00pm
Boy will that one scream when put in boiling water
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
July 11th, 2007 2:05pm
They should just let it go, for chrissakes.  Why do we have this compulsion to catch and murder every creature we see?
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 11th, 2007 2:22pm
It's the whole Allan Quatermain the Great White Hunter thing.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 11th, 2007 2:23pm
they should let it go because large lobster tastes like toe jam.
Permalink Send private email strawdog soubriquet 
July 11th, 2007 2:24pm
I understand it was given a new home in an aquarium.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 11th, 2007 2:31pm
I've eaten lobster about that big, and it wasn't bad at all.  That thing is probably about 30 years old.
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July 11th, 2007 2:34pm
Do lobsters accumulate toxins?
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 11th, 2007 2:36pm
o rly? hmm, dont think i had one over 10 lbs. maybe it's an old fish tale.
Permalink Send private email strawdog soubriquet 
July 11th, 2007 2:38pm
"I understand it was given a new home in an aquarium."

Great.  We don't kill it, but we condemn it to a life in a tiny little tank.  And don't say, "Oh, it's only a lobster".

Animals in cages make me cry.
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
July 11th, 2007 2:49pm
'In spite of my rage, I'm still just a rat in a cage.'
      -Smashing Pumpkins
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 11th, 2007 2:50pm
Sea bugs.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
July 11th, 2007 3:00pm
I think he's putting it in a cage because the damned thing went after him when it was in the wild.  The whole "Born free, live free" thing is great until the particular free thing decides it wants a chunk of you.  Then you should either eat it or stick it in a cage where you can keep an eye on it.  Me, I'd have still eaten it, but he obviously felt that it should keep living.  Or he couldn't find a big enough pot.
Permalink Send private email Clay Dowling 
July 11th, 2007 3:27pm
I'm betting pot, or taste issues.

I didn't know bigger tasted worse. I'd definitely have tried to eat it. That's a lot of lobster.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 11th, 2007 3:42pm
http://www.gma.org/lobsters/eatingetc.html

> Dow also claims that large lobsters taste as good as small ones "until you get to 5 to 7 pounds. Then the meat gets kind of stringy."

and ..

> Never eat a cooked lobster with its tail uncurled, as it died before it was cooked.

why would you? i know when all the lobsters I eat died.
Permalink Send private email strawdog sobriquet 
July 11th, 2007 3:48pm
Why would you not eat it just because it died before boiling in a pot? Maybe it could be better if it did, but it would still be almsot as good?
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 11th, 2007 3:56pm
You never eat already dead shellfish or crustaceans because they go bad really quickly and you could get food poisoning.
Permalink Send private email bon vivant 
July 11th, 2007 11:13pm
Hmm, I want a big batch of lobster, crab, and scallops. That would be really good.
Permalink Send private email JoC 
July 12th, 2007 11:10am
The food poisoning, btw, isn't your everyday salmonella that your body can usually cope with.  You'd get cholera, a disease known for its extreme unpleasantness.  Light cases just make you queasy, maybe give you a case of the runs.  The real deal makes you die after a couple of days of shitting and puking fire.
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July 12th, 2007 11:34am

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