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New digs for Leon

In case you missed it when it made the rounds a few months ago, this guy took home a supermarket lobster and kept it as a pet. No, he’s not an eco-warrior – lobster is his favorite celebration food – he’s a saltwater fishtank guy with a camera.

It’s worth fifteen minutes of your time. Dude’s voice is oddly soothing and the lobster is a more interesting beastie than you might think. BTW, he has avoided stressing it by flipping it upside down to observe its tackle, so we don’t really know if it’s male or female.

Here’s an update from just before Christmas and here he is last week, moving into his new aquarium! Twice as big, with a coral cave and some fishes for company.

Brady Brandwood is his name. The man’s. The lobster is Leon. The man has made a bunch of videos about breeding koi, which I haven’t watched because I don’t care. Interesting, though, that he feeds his fish (and Leon) people food. Also videos about various motorcycle projects, a short documentary about an old moonshiner and one about exploring a small cave that almost made me hyperventilate.

It’s not that interesting. It’s just, my brother took me exploring a limestone cave in Tennessee when I were a lass and I came away with a lifelong terror of getting my ass stuck in a crevasse.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: January 20, 2022, 11:18 pm

Ooh! Lobster! This made me realize it’s been far too long since I’ve patronized a nice place up in town called Lotsa Lobster. While they have a few in the store all the time, their main business is to take orders for the bulk of their lobsters which are flown in every few days. When you pick up your beasties, they’ve been out of the Atlantic less than 36 hours, and their tastiness is convincing testimony. Yum!

I used to be a spelunker a long time ago, and the group I went caving with sort of specialized in mapping previously unmapped relatively newly discovered caves in VA, WV, and PA. We once spent three days underground in WV and mapped two miles of cavern. Then I had a three year enlistment in the army and when I got out I looked ’em up again. I went ONCE back into a cave and realized that it was now an uncomfortable environment. A shame, really, as I used to love it. But now I have a fear of getting my balls stuck in a crawl.

So I took up hang gliding.

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: January 21, 2022, 4:01 pm

Lavender girl selected Louis Anderson.

He died.


Louie Perry Anderson (March 24, 1953 – January 21, 2022)

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 21, 2022, 5:46 pm

Oh! I am not putting together a Dead Pool in 15 minutes. It will have to wait for next Friday!

Comment from S. Weasel also
Time: January 21, 2022, 5:54 pm

Uncle Al, my brother was something like secretary of the Tennessee Spelunking Society. That was his thing: mapping unknown and obscure caves. Tennessee is riddled with limestone caverns large and small.

The one he took me into was an obscure, unexplored cave. At one point, you had to suck you gut in to scootch through the opening and I think that’s the point it dawned on me that I was deep underground, I have a very poor sense of direction and had no idea how to get out.

I stuck it out because I didn’t want to show fear in front of my big brother, but I do still have literal nightmares.

Comment from blake
Time: January 21, 2022, 6:10 pm

“Oh! I am not putting together a Dead Pool in 15 minutes. It will have to wait for next Friday!”

But by that time everyone else will be deaaaad!

(Seriously, weird that Covid by itself didn’t seem to affect the dead pool rates much but once the vaccine/booster cycle started…)

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