That’s a mighty big crab…

Some day, I will list all of the odd catch phrases we have around here and from whence they come. You won’t understand much of it (neither do I, frankly), but at least I’ll satisfy my obsessive need to list everything.

The title of this post is one of those phrases we toss around at various times (mostly when there’s a big crab in the area). It comes from a scene in Mysterious Island where the heroes meet–a giant crab (duh).

I was reminded of it while watching this compilation of Harryhausen creatures Maven pointed me at.

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5 Responses to That’s a mighty big crab…

  1. Brian says:

    My friend Tony and I have a lot of the same sort of lingo from our days in high school and college, which both of us have managed to impart upon our families. So when we all get together, at least everybody knows the same in-jokes. The wives, as always, just scratch their heads, but the kids know EXACTLY what we’re talking about.

  2. See, for me, when I saw the big crab, I immediately thought, “Mmmm, drawn butterrrrrrrrrr.”

    Glad you enjoyed the clip!

    I’m diggin’ on the music… very tribal:)

  3. shelley says:

    “Now *that’s* a lot of moose.”

    I got that one from my hubby. Apparently, that phrase was overheard and referred to the amount of moose spotted the previous season.

  4. And on a related, robotic-crustacean-note: Robot lobster invades the deep


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