Wednesday, March 2

Bubba, the 22-Pound Lobster

capt.paks10203011906.leviathan_lobster_paks102We're all a bit stupider-er to day, but we're still smiling. I don't know why I'm posting this except that it's the sort of thing you'd expect to be forwarded in a really bad email chain.

...Bubba, a 22-pound leviathan of a lobster pulled from the waters off Nantucket, Mass., and shipped to a Pittsburgh fish market.

"It is overwhelming," owner Bob Wholey said. "If you see it, you will never forget it. Customers are just in awe."

On Tuesday, Wholey gave the lobster to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, which will send him to an aquarium at a Ripley's Believe It or Not museum.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent Wholey a letter asking him to work with the group to release Bubba back in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Maine.

Another group calling itself People For Eating Tasty Animals reportedly offered Wholey a hefty price for the lobster. At Tuesday's price of $14.98 a pound, Bubba would retail for about $350."

I once tried to order a 20lb lobster, but the chef at the Palm in Chicago who offered to hook us up couldn't back up his word. :(

Bubba or his brother at least could have been mine. MMmm... Mmmm.. Good.

Link: Yahoo! News - No Butter for Bubba, the 22-Pound Lobster

I'm going to hell.


Anonymous said...

Bubba died after transfer, sad, maybe they ate him @ the zoo, hot butter, yum

Anonymous said...

So Sad. :(

I at least hope it was yummee