Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)

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Dearest Lobsterologists,

As a sheep I am of course an aficionado of haute cuisine and all things fine !...There's nothing more that soothes my pallate and quenches my thirst like a reheated microwaved burger and a pint of ' smart price' diet cola.....Now that's kwality fayre and we know it !!..I can soooooooo tell that ewe're jealous !! *le smug*

Look at Clarissa here, She's caught Larry The Lobster and has a special treat in store for him !!

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DOH !!...poor Larry !...

But why did Larry get turned into a 100 Lobster dinner whilst still alive ?

Ewe see, my kwality microwaved burger (from a  pack of 100 for a 1 frozen and containing 10% animal ' residue ' ) is like...in no position to protest when I zap it !!....so....what's the big deal with Larry the Lobster ?


I just do not know ....I don't !! *Le Unknown*




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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #1 on: 28/02/2009 19:48:58 »
Was he really still alive?

There was until earlier this year, one humane way of killing a lobster, which was to put them into a fridge and reduce the temperature slowly until they were effectively in a coma, and then to cut lengthways through the head and the 2 other nervous nodal joints (which were probably VERY nervous). Now, there is a "zapper", into which your lobster can be placed and then "electricity will be passed through your body until you are dead. God have mercy on your sole. Soul!" Sorry [;)]

The RSPCA condone the use of said "zapper" (more commonly known as "Frank").

BTW - the lobster in the first photo is already cooked. It is orange, whereas a live 'un is bluey-purple.

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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #2 on: 28/02/2009 20:56:38 »
I like the lobster episode from the Simpsons. He gives the pet lobster a bath in hot water and then realises what he has done. He eats the lobster saying "I wish pinchy was here, lobster is so delicious....boohoo poor pinchy!"
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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #3 on: 01/03/2009 22:14:46 »
Was he really still alive?

There was until earlier this year, one humane way of killing a lobster, which was to put them into a fridge and reduce the temperature slowly until they were effectively in a coma, and then to cut lengthways through the head and the 2 other nervous nodal joints (which were probably VERY nervous). Now, there is a "zapper", into which your lobster can be placed and then "electricity will be passed through your body until you are dead. God have mercy on your sole. Soul!" Sorry [;)]

The RSPCA condone the use of said "zapper" (more commonly known as "Frank").

BTW - the lobster in the first photo is already cooked. It is orange, whereas a live 'un is bluey-purple.

Thanks Stu I just assumed Larry in the first picture was a well dressed Lobster !..If he had been cooked would he not be totally red ?

Ewe are of course right about the zapper but I still see cookery progs where they just plop them in the hot water.....still...probably quicker than steaming them eh ?
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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #4 on: 01/03/2009 22:15:09 »
I like the lobster episode from the Simpsons. He gives the pet lobster a bath in hot water and then realises what he has done. He eats the lobster saying "I wish pinchy was here, lobster is so delicious....boohoo poor pinchy!"

I never saw that...I like Family Guy !
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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #5 on: 01/03/2009 23:07:34 »
Hey are we talking The Simpsons..with Homer... or Family Guy with Stewy...???

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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #6 on: 02/03/2009 00:22:42 »
Probably because poor Larry is a shellfish, and shellfish go bad really quickly once dead (and shellfish food poisoning is unpleasant).

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« Reply #7 on: 02/03/2009 05:58:12 »
Hey are we talking The Simpsons..with Homer... or Family Guy with Stewy...???
The one with Homer and Bart [:)]

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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #8 on: 02/03/2009 07:55:59 »
Dropping them into even boiling water still (apparently) takes several minutes for them to die. Not very humane, eh? Fridge 'em every time, sir!

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« Reply #9 on: 02/03/2009 08:06:20 »
What about frogs? You meant to cook them alive too?
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Why Does Larry Need To Be Cooked Alive ? (A lobster question)
« Reply #10 on: 02/03/2009 08:34:54 »
Probably because poor Larry is a shellfish, and shellfish go bad really quickly once dead (and shellfish food poisoning is unpleasant).

'Larry was shellfish'. That's it, go on, pick on someone who can't defend himself any more. I heard Larry was quite the philanthropist.
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