Rear Window Ethics Rear Window Ethics: 22-pound Lobster Caught off Nantucket

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

22-pound Lobster Caught off Nantucket

A 22-pound lobster, affectionately known as 'Bubba' was caught off the coast of Nantucket. There was a dispute at the airport over whether Sandpiper Air or Aeromass would fly the beast to Pittsburg, but after Helen talked to Roy and smoothed things over, Brian ended up getting the job done once Lloyd fixed his plane. [Cue credits.]

(Sorry, that's pretty much the only thing I know about Nantucket...and it's not even real... I hate myself.)

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Bubba's future as the main attraction of a delicious bisque was changed to being the main attraction at a far less mouthwatering freak show.

In reality, the huge lobster was donated to an aquarium at Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, despite pleas from PETA to release him back into the Atlantic Ocean.

Incidentally, (and I'm not making THIS part up) another group called 'People For Eating Tasty Animals' offered market-price for the animal -- at almost $15 a pound.

Estimates to the age of 'Bubba' have spanned from 50-100 years. If that's the case, it's a good thing PETA (the hungry one) didn't buy him after all. That would have been some seriously tough meat.

Incidentally, I just looked it up and Wings was actually on the air for 6 seasons! 6 seasons!? That's horrifying.

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