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April 7, 2008 9:21 PM   Subscribe

The musical number of "Leroy, The Uninterrupted Lobster," and the science of aging lobsters.
posted by Del Far (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very cute song.
And I didn't know this about lobsters, although I had heard this is true of spiders -- that they don't have the same kind of cellular-level selfdestruct mechanisms that we do, so if they were kept safe from disease etc they could live forever. Shudder.

(But how irritating is it that the song and the science are trampled over by the interviewer's eagerness to say the phrase "but so theoretically, you know, we just don't know how big they could get, right? nudge? buddy?" over and over. Attention science journalists and nonfiction writers: science is already interesting. Just tell us about it and let its intrinsic interest shine through. Stop pasting your tacky-ass Personality Sparkles all over it. )
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:11 AM on April 8, 2008


Oh, you're just being modest, LobsterMitten.
posted by Eekacat at 12:26 AM on April 8, 2008


Leroy? I thought it was Larry the Lobster. From PEI.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 5:27 AM on April 8, 2008


That would be Lester the lobster from PEI. And ugly little bugger with a beady little eye. He can tackle anything up to twice his size.
posted by biscotti at 5:38 AM on April 8, 2008


I stand corrected. O the embarrassment.

Now I think about it, Larry the Lobster was on that episode of Saturday Night Live where you could call in and tell them whether you wanted the lompster to live or die. He lived.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:05 AM on April 8, 2008


Is the lobster made of metal? How would it react to a magnet?
posted by FatherDagon at 9:14 AM on April 8, 2008


Eekacat, I'm just one lowly mitten.

And ROU, it's Bud the Spud from the bright red Mud, isn't it?
posted by LobsterMitten at 9:37 AM on April 8, 2008


you could call in and tell them whether you wanted the lompster to live or die

Awesome.

To answer the author's question ("Can lobsters be tacks?"), the answer is yes. You really have to press them incredibly hard into the corkboard, but it does sort of work, mostly.
posted by Sys Rq at 10:32 AM on April 8, 2008


Pinchy!

Zoiberg!
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 1:56 PM on April 8, 2008


Lobsters are immortal? Cool!
posted by bauermaster at 9:07 PM on April 9, 2008


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