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   Undertoad  Friday Oct 17 12:58 PM

10/17/2003: Happy crab



This was widely covered elsewhere and many of you have probably seen it, but it's SO IotD that I saved it off anyway and kept it for the first Friday not otherwise spoken for.

What you're looking at there is a crab, a little less than an inch in size. The happy face is actually a pattern on the crab, and when it left its shell behind and still had the markings, they knew it was the real deal.

An 8-year-old kid brought the crab to the Toba Aquarium in central Japan. He found it on a beach.

The crab is described as "Gaetice depressus" in all the official captions out there. As if it was some sort of scientific name. But when you think about it, "Gaetice depressus" describing a crab with a happy face?

Quote:
PILATE: Centuwion, do we have anyone of that name in the gawwison?
CENTURION: Well, no, sir.
PILATE: Well, you sound vewy sure. Have you checked?
CENTURION: Well, no, sir. Umm, I think it's a joke, sir,... like, uh, 'Sillius Soddus' or... 'Biggus Dickus', sir.
GUARD #4: [chuckling]
PILATE: What's so... funny about 'Biggus Dickus'?
CENTURION: Well, it's a joke name, sir.
PILATE: I have a vewy gweat fwiend in Wome called 'Biggus Dickus'.
GUARD #4: [chuckling]
PILATE: Silence! What is all this insolence? You will find yourself in gladiator school vewy quickly with wotten behaviour like that.
BRIAN: Can I go now, sir? [slap] Aaah! Eh.
PILATE: Wait till Biggus Dickus hears of this.
GUARD #4: [chuckling]
PILATE: Wight! Take him away!



daniwong  Friday Oct 17 03:10 PM

Good lord. Now I have to go home and watch Life of Brian this weekend. LOL.

Thanks Toad - you give my weekend meaning!



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 17 05:51 PM

An excellent Halloween image, too.



be-bop  Friday Oct 17 06:45 PM

Happy Crab

Loved the picture but Undertoad quoting Monty Python
Pleeeeeeeeeze..They were funny 20 years ago.If you are into British humour try and get your hands on The League of Gentlemen it has eveyrthing thats taboo..Cannibalism, local government corruption,surrealism and vets and exploding animals.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Oct 17 09:54 PM

Well then Be-Bop, how about a link?



Torrere  Saturday Oct 18 10:30 PM

Monty Python is still funny. It's a humorous part of our rich cultural heritage as English-speaking peoples.

I wouldn't be surprised if it was still funny when I'm old. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't considered funny, either.



be-bop  Monday Oct 20 01:44 PM

happy crab/monty python league of gentlemen

xoxoxobruce sorry new to this computer stuff try
www.leagueofgentlemen.co.uk some of the vids take a while to download but they are worth the wait



OnyxCougar  Monday Oct 20 05:02 PM

Re: Happy Crab

Quote:
Originally posted by be-bop
Loved the picture but Undertoad quoting Monty Python
Pleeeeeeeeeze..They were funny 20 years ago.If you are into British humour try and get your hands on The League of Gentlemen it has eveyrthing thats taboo..Cannibalism, local government corruption,surrealism and vets and exploding animals.
MP are still funny now. That's like saying Johnny Cash had some great songs twenty years ago. The things that made them great then are still what make them great now.


Undertoad  Monday Oct 20 06:18 PM

I defy anyone to find a hipper comedy reference while riffing on "Gaettus depressus".



be-bop  Monday Oct 20 06:36 PM

Happy Crab/Monty Python

OnyxCougar
I'm sorry but I have to disagree,comedy is not like a great song you can't equate humour with music.How many times do you listen to a favorite piece of music in a year.Now listen to the Parrot sketch the same number of times kinda loses it dont you think.
Thats why I dont think Jim Carey is funny. Jerry Lewis did it 30 years earlier same act different time.
But there again I might just be a humourless sad old bastard.



OnyxCougar  Monday Oct 20 06:42 PM

I don't think ALL of Jim Carrey is funny, but I do like a few of his things. And I have "Always look on the bright side of life" as an MP3 and I listen to it quite a bit in my 3000+ winamp playlist, but it still brings Life of Brian to mind, and I *still* chuckle. True Comedy is timeless.



warch  Monday Oct 20 08:39 PM

ahem. Do you mean say you've been "wiffing on Depwessus", sir?



breakingnews  Monday Oct 20 09:51 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by OnyxCougar
I don't think ALL of Jim Carrey is funny, but I do like a few of his things. And I have "Always look on the bright side of life" as an MP3 and I listen to it quite a bit in my 3000+ winamp playlist, but it still brings Life of Brian to mind, and I *still* chuckle. True Comedy is timeless.
"I like chinese" makes me laugh my ass off. Now I realize MP is completely deriding me and my culture, but shit, I laugh, you should too.


darclauz  Tuesday Oct 21 12:18 PM

Re: Happy Crab/Monty Python

Quote:
Originally posted by be-bop
OnyxCougar
I'm sorry but I have to disagree,comedy is not like a great song you can't equate humour with music.How many times do you listen to a favorite piece of music in a year.Now listen to the Parrot sketch the same number of times kinda loses it dont you think.
no....i still hold my breath to hear him say... the only reason its still on the perch is that it's been nailed there!

still funny...after all these years.


xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Oct 21 06:00 PM

On "In Living Color", Carrey was extremely funny and inventive. His movies however don't do it for me. The movies take every gag to the peak, then hold it 3 minutes too long.
Monty Python has knocked my socks off many times but a few of their bits like the dept. of funny walks, well... But it doesn't matter to me because I'm a lumber jack, and I'm ok.



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