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(TreeHugger)   Some people are getting all crabby over an arcade game where you try to catch a real lobster using a giant metal claw. "To play the claw game is like running into the chicken house and terrifying the birds"   (treehugger.com) divider line 11
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2013-03-16 10:32:39 AM
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ZAZ: Last time I walked into a chicken house the rooster attacked me to protect his hens.


To be fair, you were comin' onto them, weren't you?
2013-03-16 10:48:19 AM
2 votes:
This makes me red with anger.
2013-03-16 12:59:05 PM
1 votes:
This game needs to be updated to reflect today's times.  They should change the claw to a drone.  Oh yeah, and put beards and turbans on all the lobsters.
2013-03-16 11:59:22 AM
1 votes:
Everyone knows those claws never grab anything.  I have better grip after sleeping on top of my arm all night.

/ which presents interesting opportunities of its own.
2013-03-16 11:47:26 AM
1 votes:
I don't get it.  I wouldn't think the lobsters would particularly care.  It's a claw game.  If there's anything at all in this world that lobsters instinctively understand, it's claws.
2013-03-16 11:41:37 AM
1 votes:

potstiekam: Marcintosh: not a damn thing wrong with eating lobstah.
Not funny to scare the life out of them first though.
Sounds like the kind of people that put 'em in the pot TAIL instead of head first.

Wanna be a man?  Then dive to their house and try to catch 'em.  Startled the wits out of me.  Suddenly the damn bugs can fly - and they aint shy either.  They're comin' to beat your ass.
Also- big hint if you manage to get one on the bottom and he's headed for his hole DON'T chase him down the hole with anything you want back.  I reached in the hole to drag his sorry ass out and found out that they have room mates sometimes. Not other lobsters either.  My finger caught fire, when I pulled it out I found an eel attached up to the second joint.
Cue Yakety Sax

It is far easier to catch them under water than it is with that claw machine. I have a non commercial diving lobster license, so I am just speaking from experience is all.


well then you've been catchin' the stoopid ones.  The ones around Nubble Light are nasty agressive little bastards.
Nubble Light is a whole other story.  Hoo boy one mistake after another that week end.

potstiekam: [img29.imageshack.us image 640x480]
Oh you think you are safe under that rock?
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Under a rock is cool - just don't go down a hole after 'em  sooner or later you'll be all Benny Hill at forty feet.
If you're unlucky enough to find an eel remember, you have to relax your hand and when they go to grab a bigger bite, yank your mitt out of there.
2013-03-16 11:12:32 AM
1 votes:
not a damn thing wrong with eating lobstah.
Not funny to scare the life out of them first though.
Sounds like the kind of people that put 'em in the pot TAIL instead of head first.

Wanna be a man?  Then dive to their house and try to catch 'em.  Startled the wits out of me.  Suddenly the damn bugs can fly - and they aint shy either.  They're comin' to beat your ass.
Also- big hint if you manage to get one on the bottom and he's headed for his hole DON'T chase him down the hole with anything you want back.  I reached in the hole to drag his sorry ass out and found out that they have room mates sometimes. Not other lobsters either.  My finger caught fire, when I pulled it out I found an eel attached up to the second joint.
Cue Yakety Sax
2013-03-16 10:57:44 AM
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com
2013-03-16 10:48:21 AM
1 votes:

Wise_Guy: [...] He would spread out some corn in the area and eventually a turkey would grab that piece and basically rip it's own throat out.


Cool, I'll have to try that. Except I don't have any corn. Which do you think will work better, frozen Brussels sprouts or Japanese sausages?
2013-03-16 10:26:55 AM
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2013-03-16 10:23:51 AM
1 votes:
There are two very loud, very delicious-looking wild turkeys in my back yard right now so I'm wishing I had a really big claw to grab them with.
 
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