>A Machine That Vends What?

21 Nov

>Live crabs, of course. In a vending machine. Oh, chilled way down; they’re essentially hibernating. Pop in your money and out drops a crab, caged in a little plastic holder. You take him home and– Dinner. Or perhaps an aquarium if you’re soft-hearted.

You may have seen this elsewhere. I hadn’t. It trumps the weirdest ideas I’ve had all week.

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10 Responses to “>A Machine That Vends What?”

  1. Joe Allen 21 November 2010 at 10:05 am #

    >That's a new excuse: "I, uh… got 'em from an infested vending machine. Yeah, that's right, a vending machine."

  2. Roberta X 21 November 2010 at 10:12 am #

    >If you had crabs that size, you wouldn't need an excuse!

  3. Anonymous 21 November 2010 at 10:25 am #

    >Thank you Japan.It's uh…. just what we always wanted.

  4. Shermlock Shomes 21 November 2010 at 6:12 pm #

    >I want a monkey vending machine! How cool is that?

  5. Roberta X 21 November 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    >Shermlock, I can see it now: you drop in $1.298; a big graboid arm reaches over the tiny cells where they wait, half-awake; it swoops down, picks up one of the little blighters by the head, swings him over to the front of the machine and drops him down the hopper, thumpety-thump; he pops out the front, flings a handful of poo at you, screeches and scampers away, under the machine…where, no doubt, a kind of giant dustpan scoops him up and drops him back in. Hours of fun!

  6. Jennifer 22 November 2010 at 6:23 am #

    >Hmm. I've bought live crab before but never out of a vending machine.

  7. Justthisguy 22 November 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    >Yup, the Nips are crazy weird. It's a damn' shame it cost us so much blood and treasure 68 years ago to persuade them to stay at home and mind their own business.

  8. Justthisguy 22 November 2010 at 3:27 pm #

    >P.s. Ironbottom Sound, anybody?

  9. Ted 23 November 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    >I take it you have not seen the skill crane machine that lets you go after live lobsters. The usual arrangement is, if you catch one, the bar that has the machine will cook it up for you.http://www.thelobsterzone.com/I have seen one in a bar, and thought it was rather interesting, until I watched someone try to get one. Seeing the little suckers scramble out of the claw at the last second seems a little too much like torturing them for me.

  10. Mike W. 23 November 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    >What's next? Lobster?

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