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redtressed

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#1
    Stephen Rushmore Jr.

    RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 10:13 AM (permalink)
    Wow, that "normal" sized lobster is dwarfed next to that monster! It looks like you might actually be able to meat out of those lobster legs.

     
    #2
      ScreamingChicken

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      • Joined: 11/5/2004
      • Location: Stoughton, WI
      RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 10:16 AM (permalink)
      Why release him when Red Lobster could do a *fantastic* job of cooking him?

      Brad
       
      #3
        pacman

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        • Joined: 12/8/2004
        • Location: Northumberland, PA
        RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 10:21 AM (permalink)
        He's certainly an amazing lobster. Why waste him letting the likes of the Red Lobster chain get ahold of him? Better to send him to the zoo.

        Dan
         
        #4
          meowzart

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          • Location: Laurel, MD
          RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 10:43 AM (permalink)
          He looks like he swam in the waters outside of nuclear power plant for a long time!!!
           
          #5
            Michael Hoffman

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            • Location: Gahanna, OH
            RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 10:57 AM (permalink)
            Looks about the right size for me. Yep, stuff him with lobster and bake that sucker. Oh, and may I please have a bib -- and some extra butter, too. A finger bowl would be good.
             
            #6
              garykg6

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              • Location: tampa, FL
              RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 11:47 AM (permalink)
              on the day I was discharged from the Army,several friends gathered in Cape May,NJ for a farewell-to-me party. One friend was a commercial fisherman and managed to get two of these 20lb+ monsters. we cooked them in garbage cans(brand new) and they were delicious. I was given one claw,whose meat was comparable in size to a porterhouse. Don't let anyone tell you an old lobster toughens up,based on my only experience, it was divine,they were served with a handful of fries and 19 cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.
               
              #7
                Rusty246

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                • Joined: 7/15/2003
                • Location: Newberry, FL
                RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 12:09 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by garykg6

                on the day I was discharged from the Army,several friends gathered in Cape May,NJ for a farewell-to-me party. One friend was a commercial fisherman and managed to get two of these 20lb+ monsters. we cooked them in garbage cans(brand new) and they were delicious. I was given one claw,whose meat was comparable in size to a porterhouse. Don't let anyone tell you an old lobster toughens up,based on my only experience, it was divine,they were served with a handful of fries and 19 cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.



                19 CASES OF PBR???? That's enough to make any Nascar driver jealous.........
                 
                #8
                  chezkatie

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                  • Location: Baltimore and Florida,
                  RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 12:11 PM (permalink)

                  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.


                  Now here is a group I can identify with and be very happy
                   
                  #9
                    tmiles

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                    • Location: Millbury, MA
                    RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/2/05 4:14 PM (permalink)
                    I think that the state of Maine has a lobster hatchery. They should take Buba up there and grow lots of children. Let those babies go into the Gulf of Maine to grow, and we can all be eating them in a few years.
                     
                    #10
                      meowzart

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                      RE: Saving Private Bubba Thu, 03/3/05 10:02 AM (permalink)
                      OH NO!!!! BUBBA DIED!!!!!!!! AND NOBODY GOT TO EAT HIM!!!!!!!

                      http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/03/03/leviathan.lobster.ap/index.html
                       
                      #11
                        chezkatie

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                        RE: Saving Private Bubba Thu, 03/3/05 10:28 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by meowzart

                        OH NO!!!! BUBBA DIED!!!!!!!! AND NOBODY GOT TO EAT HIM!!!!!!!

                        http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/03/03/leviathan.lobster.ap/index.html


                        A wonderful life completely wasted. His death could have resulted in many happy chowhounds
                         
                        #12
                          Adjudicator

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                          RE: Saving Private Bubba Thu, 03/3/05 7:02 PM (permalink)
                          I disagree with you all! The lobster should have been released immediately when/where it was "caught". Dignity & the respect for life should have been preserved here. No wonder our ecological system is crumbling into probable extinction. Expecting flames galore...

                          ---Adjudicator---
                          Member of http://www.greenpeaceusa.org
                          And http://www.panda.org

                          Now you know...
                           
                          #13
                            KimChee43

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                            • Location: Chicago, IL
                            RE: Saving Private Bubba Thu, 03/3/05 7:56 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Adjudicator

                            I disagree with you all! The lobster should have been released immediately when/where it was "caught". Dignity & the respect for life should have been preserved here. No wonder our ecological system is crumbling into probable extinction. Expecting flames galore...

                            ---Adjudicator---
                            Member of http://www.greenpeaceusa.org
                            And http://www.panda.org

                            Now you know...


                            ADJUDICATOR: I see your point. Even though I enjoy a nice lobster dinner now and then, the plight of "Bubba", who had the misfortune of finally being caught "for keeps" after perhaps 100 or so years of safely roaming the sea-bottom, moved me. How sad that he wasn't released there and then. It's a pity that he died on the way to the zoo, but I think it would have been worse if he'd been auctioned off and eaten.
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                              RE: Saving Private Bubba Thu, 03/3/05 8:05 PM (permalink)
                              "...but I think it would have been worse if he'd been auctioned off and eaten."

                              Yes, MUCH worse.
                               
                              #15
                                Bushie

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                                RE: Saving Private Bubba Thu, 03/3/05 10:59 PM (permalink)
                                I was sorry to hear the big fella died. I didn't want him to be eaten; something that unusual should be preserved IMHO, but I was hoping he could live in an aquarium. Guess he got handled too much...
                                 
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                                  nvb

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                                  RE: Saving Private Bubba Fri, 03/4/05 8:10 AM (permalink)
                                   
                                  #17
                                    lleechef

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                                    RE: Saving Private Bubba Wed, 03/9/05 11:18 PM (permalink)
                                    Lobsters are very fragile. I have gone diving for them off Massachusetts and worked for Yankee Lobster Co. You can tell how long a lobster has been in a tank by the length of it's tentacles. A 20-something pound lobster is not all that unusual. I used to love to bring the Jumbos out and watch the customers go WOAH!


                                     
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