Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

The Claw Is My Master!

Las Vegas is the strangest place on this weird old planet. It's a prime example of the peculiarities of humanity, the highs and the lows.

Deep in the bowels of Bally's, on the way to monorail, we saw an old fashioned arcade claw machine. Oooh, we thought, a touch of old school deep in the heart of the Strip. Then we realised what the claw was picking up. That machine suddenly became one of the lows. But in a weirdly cool way...

It was picking up lobsters.

Live lobsters.

Straight out of the tank. Pay $4 and if you manage to grab a squirming crustacean, your dinner is free.

It was really quite disturbing, imagining the lobsters scurrying away from the descending claw, in some obscene parody of a scene from Toy Story.

Playing with the Food

Las Vegas, Nevada
October 2009
Tags: las vegas, photography, travels
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