Donner Dinner Party

18 Jan

I make make no secret of my distaste for the insects of the sea, but, friend of the site, and Walker Journal creator, Ray, sent me a little heads-up that only went to reinforce the notion.

Those little bands they put on lobster claws when they’re in a pre-eating holding tank? They aren’t to protect the fingers of whoever might be retrieving them.

An opportunist, a lobster will also eat another lobster if given the chance. Captive lobsters become especially cannibalistic, which is why they must be banded in a lobster pound or separated in individual compartments in a lobster hatchery. – Gulf Of Maine Research Institute

Never mind that “a lobster pound” sounds like a place to adopt stray sea-bugs, this whole concept, to me, is like thinking that seat belts are for our own safety, when, in fact, they’re a government ploy to keep our writhing corpses strapped down when the zombie virus finally hits.Baby Lobster (Found via a Google image search - I'm not sure who took the original photo.)

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3 Responses to “Donner Dinner Party”

  1. bmj2k January 18, 2011 at 13:48 #

    “they’re a government ploy to keep our writhing corpses strapped down when the zombie virus finally hits.”

    I think you have a story idea there.

    • JRD Skinner January 18, 2011 at 14:05 #

      Hah – you may be on to something there. It has me thinking of the news footage of snaking highways full of stalled traffic that you always see during hurricane season.

      • bmj2k January 18, 2011 at 23:58 #

        During films like Independance Day, and even on The Walking Dead, you see millions of cars going out of the city and no one ever drives on the deserted other side of the road.

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