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(WJZ)   Rare, ugly-ass albino crab caught in the Chesapeake Bay (with pic)   ( wjz.com) divider line
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2004-07-24 12:37:06 AM  
Cook it and it wont be albino anymore
2004-07-24 01:29:03 AM  
Must. Keep. Head. From. Exploding. After. Reading. Constant. Tense. Changes.
2004-07-24 01:30:54 AM  
Bill Gates: Whats for dinner hon?

Mrs. Gates: Albino crab dear

Bil Gates: Again!
2004-07-24 02:08:05 AM  
I once knew a girl who had albino crabs.
2004-07-24 03:29:25 AM  
Wow. I guess anything can be albino.
On a side but related note, remember that movie Powder?
2004-07-24 08:35:59 AM  
aren't they this way when they are molting?
2004-07-24 08:40:55 AM  
Mmmm...I want a bushel of crabs.
2004-07-24 08:48:43 AM  
They find suitable mates for you if you are an albino?!!?
I curse you gods of genetic dispostion !
2004-07-24 08:49:42 AM  
We have plenty of ghost crabs around my place of work. They are big (smart?) cowards who flee at the slightest sign of human movement. Their speed is startling. They go like a bat... err crab out of hell.
2004-07-24 08:54:42 AM  

No, they still have some blue pigment in their "shells" before they reform a hard shell.

There is nothing like delmarva blue crabs. But at $55/doz for jumbo's, I can only afford to eat them once or twice a summer.

2004-07-24 08:58:06 AM  
For a minute there, I thought they had found my ex-wife!
2004-07-24 09:03:14 AM  
well Budro, we gots ya some good news and some bad news.

Whats the bad news sherriff?

Well, we found your misses and she was face down in the bayou, been there 'bout 3 or 4 days.

And the good news?

Well, Budro, she had about a dozen blue crab on her and we's gonna run her again in the mornin'.

© can somebody please pass the drawn butter?
2004-07-24 09:15:11 AM  
broktun's right...there's nothing like tasty blue crabs.

butter + beer + crabs (the good kind) = heaven
2004-07-24 09:18:12 AM  
I'd eat it
2004-07-24 09:20:40 AM  
I wonder how it would taste in my crab dip recipie?

/loves MD crab dip!
2004-07-24 09:33:44 AM  
She Crab Soup
2 boiled egg yokes
3 T. butter
1 scallion including green top, minced
1 rib celery, minced, 2 tablespoons flour
2 cups fish stock, or bottled clam juice
2 cups milk,
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 lb. lump albino blue crabmeat, picked free of shell
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. fresh-ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. old bay seasoning

/btw ... the phrase ugly-assed ain't funny - use a little imagination and find something truely clever to describe something ugly ...... pleeeeaze.
2004-07-24 09:50:22 AM  
Must. Keep. Head. From. Exploding. After. Reading. Constant. Tense. Changes.

It's just as bad on the TV broadcast. WJZ is the only station I know that uses present tense in its stories.

"A man dies after eating poisoned fruit. His body is discovered in a reservoir last night. Police look into his suspicious death..." Yadda yadda yadda...
2004-07-24 09:59:26 AM  
I have lived in virginia all my life, and i tell ya, nothin' signifies summer like blue crabs, corn on the cob, and beer. Well, the slew of tourists by 45.00 t-shirts counts as well, but that is just sad.
2004-07-24 10:05:07 AM  
This is special, why?

I've caught albino Blue Crabs many times over the last 20 years or so. And the watermen around here catch plently of them. In fact, nobody thought it was anything special. If you fish long enough you'll catch an albino version of just about any creature.

I guess these people are just the first to actually make a big deal about it (stupid MD'ers). I imagine as the news spreads there will suddenly be 100's of these miraculous albino Blue Crabs.

Just Google for "albino Blue Crab" and you'll find plently of examples... pffft
2004-07-24 10:13:33 AM  
I, for one, welcome our crabby overlords...
2004-07-24 10:18:32 AM  
I suddenly feel the need for an assful of peniclillin
2004-07-24 10:37:25 AM  

2004-07-24 08:54:42 AM Broktun
There is nothing like delmarva blue crabs. But at $55/doz for jumbo's, I can only afford to eat them once or twice a summer.

Time to get some chicken necks and catch some yourself, son!
2004-07-24 10:50:41 AM  
Time to get some chicken necks and catch some yourself, son!

Salted eel is cheaper and works better.
2004-07-24 10:51:22 AM  
Beware of the Big Crab Bite NSFW!
2004-07-24 10:52:59 AM  
This is what happens to normal crabs when the get too close to the aliens at the bottom of the ocean.
2004-07-24 10:55:18 AM  
[image from skeeter.demon.co.uk too old to be available]

/we're all dead, man!
2004-07-24 11:31:57 AM  
[image from semi.nu too old to be available]

I'd hit it

(Quick n dirty)
2004-07-24 11:33:21 AM  
They may even attempt to breed it if they can find a suitable mate for the unusual critter.

...Another case of "The Man"...
2004-07-24 12:00:48 PM  

On a side but related note, remember that movie Powder?

Holy crap, that movie sucked the mad dong.
2004-07-24 12:16:47 PM  
Let's ask the Crab of Ineffable Wisdom..
2004-07-24 12:33:37 PM  
2004-07-24 10:37:25 AM pseudodigm

Time to get some chicken necks and catch some yourself, son!

I have.

But when you live 150 miles west of Baltimore, it is not very practical.

2004-07-24 12:54:05 PM  
You know, the Japanese Spider Crab I saw at the zoo this past wednesday could TOTALLY kick that thing's ass in a no-claws-barred cage match. That is, until I "accidentally" drop the cage into a pot of boiling water in the middle of the battle, and the victory lunch is served...
2004-07-24 01:24:47 PM  
You gotta love living here in Maryland! Each week, we have some new, ugly-ass animal running around here.

From the snakehead fish last year (and this year), to the hyena-looking fox thing in Baltimore and Harford Counties, and now, this ugly-ass crab!

Way to go Maryland :-) lol
2004-07-24 01:27:05 PM  
[image from submission.intermedia.uib.no too old to be available]

"Hey, who you calling ugly? That's my date!"
2004-07-24 01:44:46 PM  
[image from photodump.com too old to be available]

"Hey, uh..you want some crabs? 'Cause
I got some of them. I dunno if they alaskan king but.... they feel huge"
2004-07-24 01:59:50 PM  
google only showed 1 picture of an albino blue crab
2004-07-24 02:10:06 PM  
If they need a mate for it I think i've seen a few of these in Fark Personals.
2004-07-24 03:58:39 PM  
As a resident of the bay, i have to say: I'm perfectly happy with the crabs i allready have: the last thing i need is some white ones running around.

Brokton: 150 miles west of baltimore puts you out around carroll county dosn't it?
2004-07-24 04:31:58 PM  
.. is it just me or do all 4 reporters' smiles (at the top of the page) look EXACTLY the same? (or damn near)

i dunno, something about it just doesn't look right.
2004-07-24 08:45:56 PM  
man... i hope they can breed more.... i want an albino crab as a pet!
2004-07-25 01:25:56 AM  
WJZ=Old and busted.

WBAL Channel 11=New hotness.
2004-07-25 10:43:39 AM  
If Edgar Winter had sex with one of his groupies, could he get albino crabs?
2004-07-26 08:27:13 AM  
Drawn butter? Nay nay, my friend.

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