Author Topic: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement  (Read 2494 times)

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 105309
    • View Profile
Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« on: October 25, 2010, 06:13:25 pm »
And for eating as well, presumably

From the erotically named Japan Probe website:

Quote
A Japanese reporter in Nanjing shows us a vending machine that sells live Shanghai Hairy Crabs.

The inside of the machine is kept at 5 degrees celsius, a temperature cold enough to make the crabs go into a state of hibernation. A sign states that all the crabs in the machine are fresh: if the crab is dead-on-arrival, they promise to give you three free crabs.

Converted into yen, the prices for the crabs range between 120 and 600 yen (depending on size). By cutting out the cost of store personnel, the seller can offer the crabs at 30% less than the usual price.

The Chinese man who came up with the idea for the vending machine enthusiastically declares that he is ready to consider offers if there is demand for his product in Japan.

CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABS


Triple Zero

  • DO NOT ABUSE EXCEPT FOR URGENT FURNITURE MOVING EMERGENCIES
  • One-Armed Jizz Moppers
  • Deserved It
  • **
  • Posts: 80835
  • Horrible and Sexy Queen of Cheese
    • View Profile
    • Random BIP
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 07:17:59 pm »
I've heard that in Japan they have vending machines for the weirdest things.

One of the not-so-weird that I remember being told about were machines dispensing a variety of sushi rolls (I remember this because I thought it was a good idea, forgot about the weirder ones).

Also, when we finally figure out how to customize the thread-icons on this board, we need a "Japan", "Florida" and "Germany" icon for this subforum :)
Ex-Soviet Bloc Sexual Attack Swede of Tomorrow™
e-prime disclaimer: let it seem fairly unclear I understand the apparent subjectivity of the above statements. maybe.

INFORMATION SO POWERFUL, YOU ACTUALLY NEED LESS.

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 105309
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 07:20:38 pm »
There is an element of irony in the Japanese going "wtf d00d" at what some other country has in their vending machines.  Especially given this.

Elder Iptuous

  • Professional Discordian and Physiognomist
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 56216
  • terribly tedious
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 07:36:00 pm »
There is an element of irony in the Japanese going "wtf d00d" at what some other country has in their vending machines.  Especially given this.

the obvious question is which country will first field vending machines that have panties with crabs?

Mesozoic Mister Nigel

  • v=1/3πr2h
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 687093
  • The sky tastes like red exuberance.
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2010, 08:55:07 pm »
There is an element of irony in the Japanese going "wtf d00d" at what some other country has in their vending machines.  Especially given this.

the obvious question is which country will first field vending machines that have panties with crabs?

I'm really more interested in seeing crabs with panties, frankly.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


Mesozoic Mister Nigel

  • v=1/3πr2h
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 687093
  • The sky tastes like red exuberance.
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2010, 06:38:36 am »
Your wish is my command!



<gibber>

Oh fuck me, THIS IS A GLORIOUS MOMENT FOR THE INTERNET.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


bugmenоt

  • Outlandish
  • ***
  • Posts: 4035
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2010, 03:16:07 pm »
You just crabbed my pants!!!

Suu

  • The Goddamn Industry Professional Who
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 177170
  • Heartless and regal murderess of the intertubes.
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2010, 04:24:40 pm »
Your wish is my command!



OH HOLY SHITE. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO FLOUNCE WHEN MASTERPIECES LIKE THIS COME ABOUT?!
Sovereign Episkopos-Princess Kaousuu; Esq., Battle Nun, Bene Gesserit.
Our Lady of Perpetual Confusion; 1st Church of Discordia

"Add a dab of lavender to milk, leave town with an orange, and pretend you're laughing at it."

tyrannosaurus vex

  • a gas giant of idiots
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 26800
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2010, 04:47:06 pm »
repost, technically. better execution, though.
Evil and Unfeeling Arse-Flenser From The City of the Damned.

Jenne

  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 79228
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2010, 03:26:32 pm »
:mittens:, BAI--your pantied crabs are too cute to tango!

Whatever

  • Outlandish
  • ***
  • Posts: 6707
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 03:34:31 pm »
What are you supposed to do with these crabs once you get them?  Are they for eating or like hermit crabs and you keep them as a pet?  It just seems if they are for eating it would be a total pain in the ass to get them one at a time.

I have this mental image of a distressed housewife trying to get enough crabs for dinner putting her quarters into the machine while the kids are running rampant screaming and begging for candy.  :|


Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 105309
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 04:25:37 pm »
I have this mental image of a distressed housewife trying to get enough crabs for dinner putting her quarters into the machine while the kids are running rampant screaming and begging for candy.  :|

Somehow I think having more than one kid running around screaming is not a problem in mainland China.

Whatever

  • Outlandish
  • ***
  • Posts: 6707
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2010, 05:00:43 pm »
I have this mental image of a distressed housewife trying to get enough crabs for dinner putting her quarters into the machine while the kids are running rampant screaming and begging for candy.  :|

Somehow I think having more than one kid running around screaming is not a problem in mainland China.

But the original post says Japan, ummmm, ok I know only one kid in China, I was thinking this was in Japan.

Nevermind.

Cain

  • Alea iacta est
  • Chekha
  • Deserved It
  • ****
  • Posts: 105309
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010, 06:53:55 pm »
Nanjing is in China.

Whatever

  • Outlandish
  • ***
  • Posts: 6707
    • View Profile
Re: Chinese vending machine provides live crabs for your amusement
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2010, 09:04:37 pm »
Nanjing is in China.

See, now I didn't know that.