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2022-05-29 7:25:48 AM  
 
2022-05-29 8:00:43 AM  
Near me in central Alabama, we have a Cousin's Maine Lobster truck.  Their lobster rolls are $20 and are as good as any I've had in my frequent trips to midcoast Maine.  I guess I'm getting a good deal.
 
2022-05-29 8:09:00 AM  
Mmmmm, boiled crustaceans...

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2022-05-29 8:13:09 AM  
Checked my local market, and lobster tails are going for $39.98 a pound right now.

"Looks like salad is back on the menu, boys!"
 
2022-05-29 8:13:30 AM  
And if tourists are stupid enough to pay it, why not?  It's the 'Murican way!

/I'm sure Susan isn't very "concerned"
 
2022-05-29 8:15:06 AM  

hubiestubert: Which is weird, since lobster prices are dropping.


u'know, much like gasoline, any fake flimsy excuse will do.
 
2022-05-29 8:21:31 AM  

tintar: hubiestubert: Which is weird, since lobster prices are dropping.

u'know, much like gasoline, any fake flimsy excuse will do.


Well, it ain't the lobstermen who are making out, that's for sure.
 
2022-05-29 8:37:31 AM  
Live lobster where I live in Massachusetts is currently $10.99 per pound at the grocery store. By mid-summer, it used to go down to about $5.99 per pound. It hasn't gone much below $10 since the pandemic started. We won't be buying lobsters to steam this summer unless the price drops.
 
2022-05-29 8:42:15 AM  
It's still too early in the season. Their shells are hard. They haven't molted yet. But enough about the tourists....
 
2022-05-29 8:43:35 AM  

hubiestubert: tintar: hubiestubert: Which is weird, since lobster prices are dropping.

u'know, much like gasoline, any fake flimsy excuse will do.

Well, it ain't the lobstermen who are making out, that's for sure.


oh, to be sure.
 
2022-05-29 8:57:31 AM  
Good thing you can't get theah from heah.
 
2022-05-29 9:53:59 AM  
2 rolls $22 at the most expensive restaurant around here.  Same place that charges $110 for an aged ribeye.
 
2022-05-29 11:11:18 AM  
You know, I'm trying really, really hard to give even the tiniest little shiat about what farking tourists have to pay for lobster rolls in Maine, and it's just not coming to me. I say charge the $40, and if they complain add another $10 and keep adding it on until they just leave.
 
2022-05-29 11:19:23 AM  
Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.

/sniffle
//you'll make us want some mayo
 
2022-05-29 11:34:53 AM  

Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.



how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.
 
2022-05-29 11:40:23 AM  

hubiestubert: tintar: hubiestubert: Which is weird, since lobster prices are dropping.

u'know, much like gasoline, any fake flimsy excuse will do.

Well, it ain't the lobstermen who are making out, that's for sure.


They aren't making out but they are getting screwed. Just like people who raise cattle. Oligipolies in the middle are doing monopoly pricing
 
2022-05-29 11:41:52 AM  
To ckarify: the producers are getting "take it or leave it" prices. The ones owning the choke points in the middle are making bank
 
2022-05-29 11:44:02 AM  
I don't care if it's made with the backstraps of baby unicorns, I'm not paying $20 for a sandwich.
 
2022-05-29 11:45:17 AM  

luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.


Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.
 
2022-05-29 12:00:15 PM  

Valter: luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.

Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.


what the hell are you thanking me for?

and what's your OLD food tab handle then?

and yeah, i feel like you are some creep in a bar who leers at ladies. or something. a cooking voyeur. and that IS gross. it dehumanizes and objectifies others when you "watch" them without engaging the topics at hand, in a damn discussion-based website! if you just wanted to lurk you could have kept your mouth shut while you did.

i'm considering just putting you on ignore if you don't stop mentioning me (or rose, or even damn CLAIRE) in an "i like to watch" way, as opposed to talking about the food/jokes/social issues/whatever in the thread.

i'm not here for your gratification. i am not an object to "watch". fark is not your personal erotic site.......
 
2022-05-29 12:03:31 PM  

luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.

Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.

what the hell are you thanking me for?

and what's your OLD food tab handle then?

and yeah, i feel like you are some creep in a bar who leers at ladies. or something. a cooking voyeur. and that IS gross. it dehumanizes and objectifies others when you "watch" them without engaging the topics at hand, in a damn discussion-based website! if you just wanted to lurk you could have kept your mouth shut while you did.

i'm considering just putting you on ignore if you don't stop mentioning me (or rose, or even damn CLAIRE) in an "i like to watch" way, as opposed to talking about the food/jokes/social issues/whatever in the thread.

i'm not here for your gratification. i am not an object to "watch". fark is not your personal erotic site.......


ok, i wasn't expecting that. i'm asexual. i'll stop.
 
2022-05-29 12:31:13 PM  

Valter: luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.

Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.

what the hell are you thanking me for?

and what's your OLD food tab handle then?

and yeah, i feel like you are some creep in a bar who leers at ladies. or something. a cooking voyeur. and that IS gross. it dehumanizes and objectifies others when you "watch" them without engaging the topics at hand, in a damn discussion-based website! if you just wanted to lurk you could have kept your mouth shut while you did.

i'm considering just putting you on ignore if you don't stop mentioning me (or rose, or even damn CLAIRE) in an "i like to watch" way, as opposed to talking about the food/jokes/social issues/whatever in the thread.

i'm not here for your gratification. i am not an object to "watch". fark is not your personal erotic site.......

ok, i wasn't expecting that. i'm asexual. i'll stop.


good.

you seriously couldn't tell from my responses' escalating aggressive tone you were pissing me off? hmmmm, the limits of texted-based communications.......

it didn't feel asexual to ME. i can't and won't speak for anyone else. you picked me, rose (and apparently claire) to talk ABOUT, not anyone here identifying as male on this site. and i can personally assure you there are some dudes here who are AT LEAST as interesting as ME. so why focus on females?

and it WAS talking about, far more often than talking to, concerning the topic/s at hand in any given thread.

i was starting to hate you.

i'm glad we've reached an understanding.
 
2022-05-29 12:31:56 PM  
The wholesale price of lobster has almost nothing to do with the price of a lobster roll.  It only affects the bottom line.  Give me the fried belly clams any day.
 
2022-05-29 12:32:21 PM  
One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.
 
2022-05-29 12:37:06 PM  

alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.


i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.
 
2022-05-29 12:39:11 PM  

luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.


It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.
 
2022-05-29 12:43:43 PM  

alienated: luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.

It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.


fascinating.

so you'd just own the ocean, set the traps for wild lobsters like usual, and CALL it your farm?

yeah, you're gonna needs bezos-level bucks. and to start a navy.

good luck! it's nice to follow your dreams!

😜
 
2022-05-29 12:59:12 PM  

luna1580: alienated: luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.

It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.

fascinating.

so you'd just own the ocean, set the traps for wild lobsters like usual, and CALL it your farm?

yeah, you're gonna needs bezos-level bucks. and to start a navy.

good luck! it's nice to follow your dreams!

😜


Lol no. It's in a protected fisheries area ( channel islands ) . They state would back me on this, but they would have to agree to leave these decommissioned rigs in place- a lot of wildlife depend on the structures. Its really too long a story, but it would be a breeding program mostly, and an urchin removal undertaking , to help save the kelp forest ( which is a benefit to sushi places once they have been fattened up on a diet of algae ) and so on. Some of the rigs are far enough out to avoid krill schools, so intake pipes for desal can be placed there as well. Im not just talking about a pipe dream of raising lobsters, im talking about a serious investment in California's future. I only need about 25 billion.
 
2022-05-29 1:17:43 PM  

alienated: luna1580: alienated: luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.

It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.

fascinating.

so you'd just own the ocean, set the traps for wild lobsters like usual, and CALL it your farm?

yeah, you're gonna needs bezos-level bucks. and to start a navy.

good luck! it's nice to follow your dreams!

😜

Lol no. It's in a protected fisheries area ( channel islands ) . They state would back me on this, but they would have to agree to leave these decommissioned rigs in place- a lot of wildlife depend on the structures. Its really too long a story, but it would be a breeding program mostly, and an urchin removal undertaking , to help save the kelp forest ( which is a benefit to sushi places once they have been fattened up on a diet of algae ) and so on. Some of the rigs are far enough out to avoid krill schools, so intake pipes for desal can be placed there as well. Im not just talking about a pipe dream of raising lobsters, im talking about a serious investment in California's future. I only need about 25 billion.


saving the kelp forests is INCREDIBLY important. but north of cali it's looking like it may already be too late :(

but for real, no one seems to have successfully captive bred more than a handful of lobsters (and it was meditarian spinies, just last year), anywhere, ever.

how would this "breeding program" work? do you know something i don't?
 
2022-05-29 1:23:11 PM  

luna1580: alienated: luna1580: alienated: luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.

It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.

fascinating.

so you'd just own the ocean, set the traps for wild lobsters like usual, and CALL it your farm?

yeah, you're gonna needs bezos-level bucks. and to start a navy.

good luck! it's nice to follow your dreams!

😜

Lol no. It's in a protected fisheries area ( channel islands ) . They state would back me on this, but they would have to agree to leave these decommissioned rigs in place- a lot of wildlife depend on the structures. Its really too long a story, but it would be a breeding program mostly, and an urchin removal undertaking , to help save the kelp forest ( which is a benefit to sushi places once they have been fattened up on a diet of algae ) and so on. Some of the rigs are far enough out to avoid krill schools, so intake pipes for desal can be placed there as well. Im not just talking about a pipe dream of raising lobsters, im talking about a serious investment in California's future. I only need about 25 billion.

saving the kelp forests is INCREDIBLY important. but north of cali it's looking like it may already be too late :(

but for real, no one seems to have successfully captive bred more than a handful of lobsters (and it was meditarian spinies, just last year), anywhere, ever.

how would this "breeding program" work? do you know something i don't?


There was some advancement on breeding spiny lobsters here in SoCal a couple years ago but I don't think it got anywhere
 
2022-05-29 1:47:31 PM  

Valter: luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.

Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.

what the hell are you thanking me for?

and what's your OLD food tab handle then?

and yeah, i feel like you are some creep in a bar who leers at ladies. or something. a cooking voyeur. and that IS gross. it dehumanizes and objectifies others when you "watch" them without engaging the topics at hand, in a damn discussion-based website! if you just wanted to lurk you could have kept your mouth shut while you did.

i'm considering just putting you on ignore if you don't stop mentioning me (or rose, or even damn CLAIRE) in an "i like to watch" way, as opposed to talking about the food/jokes/social issues/whatever in the thread.

i'm not here for your gratification. i am not an object to "watch". fark is not your personal erotic site.......

ok, i wasn't expecting that. i'm asexual. i'll stop.



Well, akshually.....

Fark user image
 
2022-05-29 1:47:45 PM  

johnny_vegas: There was some advancement on breeding spiny lobsters here in SoCal a couple years ago but I don't think it got anywhere


it's just really hard. lobsters grow slowly, eat a lot, only mate after molting, and are very susceptible to fatal contagious diseases when housed together.

the people with the mediterraneans in the lab considered a 50% larval fatality rate, and ending up with just 6 adult lobsters, a success.
 
2022-05-29 1:50:06 PM  

alienated: luna1580: alienated: luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.

It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.

fascinating.

so you'd just own the ocean, set the traps for wild lobsters like usual, and CALL it your farm?

yeah, you're gonna needs bezos-level bucks. and to start a navy.

good luck! it's nice to follow your dreams!

😜

Lol no. It's in a protected fisheries area ( channel islands ) . They state would back me on this, but they would have to agree to leave these decommissioned rigs in place- a lot of wildlife depend on the structures. Its really too long a story, but it would be a breeding program mostly, and an urchin removal undertaking , to help save the kelp forest ( which is a benefit to sushi places once they have been fattened up on a diet of algae ) and so on. Some of the rigs are far enough out to avoid krill schools, so intake pipes for desal can be placed there as well. Im not just talking about a pipe dream of raising lobsters, im talking about a serious investment in California's future. I only need about 25 billion.



Maybe you should Tweet at Elon Musk. I hear that guy s is *throwing* his $$$$$ everywhere nowdays!
 
2022-05-29 2:02:10 PM  

ms_lara_croft: Live lobster where I live in Massachusetts is currently $10.99 per pound at the grocery store. By mid-summer, it used to go down to about $5.99 per pound. It hasn't gone much below $10 since the pandemic started. We won't be buying lobsters to steam this summer unless the price drops.


Good call, once demand drops the price will too. Right now everyone is jacking up their prices on everything because scarcity borth real and perceived always drives up demand, and there are an awful lot of people benefiting from perceived scarcity. Once people get that out of their heads and realize "I don't need this, especially at this price," they will start charging less.
 
2022-05-29 2:33:46 PM  

casey17: alienated: luna1580: alienated: luna1580: alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.

i have very bad news: lobsters can't be farmed.

It has to be rather large. Hence the filthy wealthy- I need to buy all of the oil rigs off the coast here and it's a very long story, but they would be converted to other things and the water below would be the farm.

fascinating.

so you'd just own the ocean, set the traps for wild lobsters like usual, and CALL it your farm?

yeah, you're gonna needs bezos-level bucks. and to start a navy.

good luck! it's nice to follow your dreams!

😜

Lol no. It's in a protected fisheries area ( channel islands ) . They state would back me on this, but they would have to agree to leave these decommissioned rigs in place- a lot of wildlife depend on the structures. Its really too long a story, but it would be a breeding program mostly, and an urchin removal undertaking , to help save the kelp forest ( which is a benefit to sushi places once they have been fattened up on a diet of algae ) and so on. Some of the rigs are far enough out to avoid krill schools, so intake pipes for desal can be placed there as well. Im not just talking about a pipe dream of raising lobsters, im talking about a serious investment in California's future. I only need about 25 billion.


Maybe you should Tweet at Elon Musk. I hear that guy s is *throwing* his $$$$$ everywhere nowdays!


The day I take so much as a penny from that person will be the last day of my existence.
 
2022-05-29 2:39:20 PM  
Glad we went to Acadia last year.
 
2022-05-29 3:27:10 PM  

casey17: Well, akshually.....


Fark user image

well, he's certainly a guy who likes looking, i suppose.

and it's fascinating as hell someone could know they were a straight guy, while simultaneously knowing they were bi, not strictly straight, and ALSO be completely asexual, all at the same time in the same human body!

will wonders never cease?!

😆
 
2022-05-29 4:22:15 PM  

luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.

Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.

what the hell are you thanking me for?

and what's your OLD food tab handle then?

and yeah, i feel like you are some creep in a bar who leers at ladies. or something. a cooking voyeur. and that IS gross. it dehumanizes and objectifies others when you "watch" them without engaging the topics at hand, in a damn discussion-based website! if you just wanted to lurk you could have kept your mouth shut while you did.

i'm considering just putting you on ignore if you don't stop mentioning me (or rose, or even damn CLAIRE) in an "i like to watch" way, as opposed to talking about the food/jokes/social issues/whatever in the thread.

i'm not here for your gratification. i am not an object to "watch". fark is not your personal erotic site.......

ok, i wasn't expecting that. i'm asexual. i'll stop.

good.

you seriously couldn't tell from my responses' escalating aggressive tone you were pissing me off? hmmmm, the limits of texted-based communications.......

it didn't feel asexual to ME. i can't and won't speak for anyone else. you picked me, rose (and apparently claire) to talk ABOUT, not anyone here identifying as male on this site. and i can personally assure you there are some dudes here who are AT LEAST as interesting as ME. so why focus on females?

and it WAS talking about, far more often than talking to, concerning the topic/s at hand in any given thread.

i was starting to hate you.
...


Ok, ok.

I've said this about zero times in the 15 years I've had a login, and the 20 some-odd years I've been here:

What THE fark IS GOING ON HERE???
 
2022-05-29 4:57:54 PM  

EJ25T: luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: luna1580: Valter: Come on, you can't make that thread title in the food tab.


how would YOU know?

you despise cooking, hate mayo yet LOVE claire, and you haven't even been here a year.........

and you have a creepy fetish for people who actually like to cook. which is gross.

Luna. Thank you.

Some things are worth doing and knowing even if not knowing how best to do it.

I've been here well over a year. I've said several times that my account year is not how long I've been here.

I'm not creepy. I do like to watch. If that seems gross then I do apologize.

what the hell are you thanking me for?

and what's your OLD food tab handle then?

and yeah, i feel like you are some creep in a bar who leers at ladies. or something. a cooking voyeur. and that IS gross. it dehumanizes and objectifies others when you "watch" them without engaging the topics at hand, in a damn discussion-based website! if you just wanted to lurk you could have kept your mouth shut while you did.

i'm considering just putting you on ignore if you don't stop mentioning me (or rose, or even damn CLAIRE) in an "i like to watch" way, as opposed to talking about the food/jokes/social issues/whatever in the thread.

i'm not here for your gratification. i am not an object to "watch". fark is not your personal erotic site.......

ok, i wasn't expecting that. i'm asexual. i'll stop.

good.

you seriously couldn't tell from my responses' escalating aggressive tone you were pissing me off? hmmmm, the limits of texted-based communications.......

it didn't feel asexual to ME. i can't and won't speak for anyone else. you picked me, rose (and apparently claire) to talk ABOUT, not anyone here identifying as male on this site. and i can personally assure you there are some dudes here who are AT LEAST as interesting as ME. so why focus on females?

and it WAS talking about, far more often than talking to, concerning the topic/s at hand in any given thread.

i was starting to hate you.
...

Ok, ok.

I've said this about zero times in the 15 years I've had a login, and the 20 some-odd years I've been here:

What THE fark IS GOING ON HERE???


Don't food tab often?

Just this, over and over and over again...

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Don't worry yourself with it. It seems to have resolved itself
 
2022-05-29 5:42:02 PM  
I can get some outrage up over baby formula.

But luxury products like lobster and gas are not going to budge the needle.
 
2022-05-29 6:38:04 PM  

anuran: To ckarify: the producers are getting "take it or leave it" prices. The ones owning the choke points in the middle are making bank


I went to high school just across the Bay from Bar Harbor. Literally half of my neighbors ran lobster boats.

/Fark needs a sarcasm font.
 
2022-05-29 7:07:28 PM  

alienated: One of the reasons I keep trying to get filthy wealthy is so I can start a lobster farm.


Sounds like a great way to make a small fortune.

Out of a large one.
 
2022-05-29 7:21:37 PM  

wooden_badger: And if tourists are stupid enough to pay it, why not?  It's the 'Murican way!


And so is this. Get over it.  Go home, get a life.

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