Saturday, July 23, 2016

political crab



15 comments:

Lem said...

I just came across that on Reddit.

LOL

Chip Ahoy said...

How does this even work? If the crab is too small they must throw it back? And they cannot let it go without first giving the world a piece of their mind. And there are hundreds of such crabs and this one was caught twice.

It's good for a season. They outgrow and molt their shells. I think.

[I think I'm getting the hang of this label thing. I started to type "political messaging" and saw the other related labels appear for autocomplete and picked one that works as well]

edutcher said...

Indeed. Very cute.

Lem said...

Fixing the tags has been slow going because when I search for one blogger returns somewhere around a hundred posts and the tag I'm trying to fix is buried in one of those posts.

So far I've only done a few.

By "fix" I mean fixing tags with bad spelling and "pairing down" repeated tags. The repetition made possible by a punctuation in some cases and a plural s at the end in others. Those are the most glaring problematics.

Chip Ahoy said...

Is that a Maryland crab or a Florida crab?

I know that in Florida they have those strange rock crabs. They break off their arms and toss them back because the arms regenerate. And the crab is going, "aaaah goddamnit! Don't you know how much that HURTS?"

I'm just not seeing this being caught. (too clearly written to be found in the wild) But great trick anyway.

Lem said...

I don't know anything about marine life.

Lem said...

I know whales are mammals and give milk. That's about it.

edutcher said...

Lem said...

I don't know anything about marine life.

They run off landing craft a lot and sing about Montezuma's halls.

ndspinelli said...

Good eatin'.

Chip Ahoy said...

I read somewhere or heard it or saw it on tv, crabs and lobsters were junk catch of the sea for quite a long time. That even the early Americans that struggled in Massachusetts nearly perished from starvation while crabs were plentiful they refused to eat them. They regarded them the same as insects. And that's what I thought the first time I saw a live shrimp. In the aquarium when pointed out by my dad it looks like a bug and nothing at all like the pink tail spread flat on the sushi.

I just flashed back to my first ebi sushi and the misapprehension of seeing a live one.

"It's just the tail you're eating."

"oh." (fucksocks)

Those ebi sushi are really good. They slice it on the bottom and cut through all the things in there that cause it to curl so that it lays flatly on top of the rice ball. And there's a smear of wasabi (horseradish) underneath it. And the rice is actually sweet/sour. And the nori seaweed band wrapping the two together is mineral like in flavor. And all that together, shrimp, horseradish, mineral, sugar, vinegar, is perfect dipped into dark salty shou.

Trooper York said...

You think that is bad Chip what about octopus? The first time some people eat that they freak.

Adamsunderground said...

We can heal the rift by telling the crabs that they would never pass a field sobriety test, just like Hillary.

Trooper York said...

Hillary is not the Clinton who has to worry about crabs. Just sayn'

Adamsunderground said...

Why was Bill not fit for Deadliest Catch? He couldn't bear to toss the juvies off the boat. The man's compassion knows no bounds.

Sixty Grit said...

I grew up in Maryland, even had a shirt that read "Maryland is for crabs". I detest them - never got the appeal. People would buy a bushel of them and have a crap pickin', which consisted of hammering the little crustaceans with a wooden mallet, picking out the tiny bit of crab meat lurking somewhere within, avoiding the blue crap, pouring Old Bay over the whole mess and, I guess, drinking to excess. Since I was sober the whole endeavor seemed pointless, tedious and unnecessary, as the meat was terrible tasting. Hey, that all sounds needlessly negative, but even eating crabcakes down in Bawmer was not much of a treat.

Also, in elementary school we had to learn the life cycle of crabs - they were, at one time, a major part of the state's economy. Crabbers. Boatmen, it was a big business. Then came suburban runoff and the whole industry was nearly wiped out. They are coming back, but I still wouldn't eat a crab or a lobster or a mudbug or any other bottom dwelling scavenger. But enough about reporters, am I right?