The live lobster vending machine (in Japan of course)
Posted Sep 27, 2005, 8:00 AM ET by Thomas Ricker
You can buy almost anything from a vending machine in Japan. So it’s no surprise to find a machine fashioned after the old UFO catcher crane-and-claw-based arcade games vending live lobsters in Sapporo. 100 yen (less than a buck) is a bargain price for a potentially tasty dinner — not to mention the hearty guffaws to be had watching children (and Alec Baldwin) scream in horror.
I wonder if with the right publicity you could get some PETA nutcases to spend tons of money trying to fish the lobsters out so they can 'free' them. Really though, any moron would do. Maybe Eddie Furlong would want to give it a whirl. You really have to hand it to the japanese. I wonder if there's a vending machine right next to this one that supplies a pot with boiling water and lemon.