Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"crabs"


Cindy says this is a nice restaurant. However, they have one or more of the following: 1) imitation crab meat 2) decorative crab statues 3) an STI.

25 comments:

The Great Joe Bivins said...

I tend to think they were going for a pun here. Still hilarious.

Anonymous said...

The fact that they used two open QMs tells me they probably didn't realize the pun. I'm allergic to shellfish anyway, but I definitely would avoid this place!

Tatman said...

The friends who own the restaurant must be REALLY GOOD friends.

Anonymous said...

It's nothing to brag about.

l'hypocondriaque said...

The fact that "Friends" is rainbow-y is also really funny. This warrants real attention.

Cray and Bickford Family said...

I agree, I think it is a pun. Still funny :)

bethany said...

a pun on what? crabby people?

Frank said...

Bethany: If this were a gay restaurant the quotes may be entirely tongue in cheek. Just saying... The sign itself is a little homo, upon reflection. Maybe I'm onto something here. What does the submitter say?

bethany said...

oh, I think this is one of those things where I'm a little slow because I went to christian school.

Sarah said...

It probably depends on where it's located. There are many places in the country where that sort of pun wouldn't fly (I'm not being stereotypical; I live in one)

l'hypocondriaque said...

Um...if this is a pun, or some "homo" inside joke, that's bad business. Which is not to say that I wouldn't go there. Bethany: srsly,ur sooo slow, obv its a GAY joke

lecroy said...

OK, I get the STI inference, crabs being the vernacular for pediculus pubis - but as a homosexual reference I too am stumped. Must be my Christian school upbringing too. Is pubic lice more common in the homosexual world? I have not found that to be so around here.

Kritter Krit said...

No, pubic lice isn't more common in the homosexual world. Just rainbows. =)

Not quite the Bradys said...

"pediculus pubis"? Really?

"Is pubic lice more common in the homosexual world? I have not found that to be so around here." I'm sorry, I'm not trying to pick on you or anything, but this begs the question: Done a lot of comparative research, have you?

Not quite the Bradys said...

I too think it's a (dated) friends-of-Dorothy, over the rainbow restaurant, but I don't see why the crabs joke is funny (if it IS a joke).

Not quite the Bradys said...

And where is Jeff? I can't believe he hasn't weighed in on this one.

Anonymous said...

excuse me, but why is it a GAY joke?? how bizarre of you. or telling. did you mean that gay people might be more prone to make outlandish, off-color jokes about sexual stuff, or that they're more promiscuous, perhaps? either assumption is embarassingly stereotypical.

that sign is shocking and hilarious, and too good to be true, and one can only speculate about the rainbow friends (and i love what tatman said), but that jump-to-conclusion kind of hit a sour note.

Anonymous said...

so it's a weekly eff, but it's not clean.

Karen said...

Wow. Late to the game and all the controversy. And ALL I was going to comment on was the fact that people should learn to use close quotation marks. They seem so obvious, pointing in toward each other, making a nice, tidy package. :)

Jeff said...

Sorry I'm so late to the game, NQTB.

I think this one is ALMOST too easy to be so funny.

And as for the gay references, I also noticed the rainbow font, but I'm not sure that it means all that much. As for the joke, apparently the gay community has not yet overcome its promiscuous and disease-ridden reputation. Oh, how far America has come...

bethany said...

that explains why I didn't get it. I just don't think that's funny. Oh well.

ajarvez said...

I pass this place every day on the way to work, and have known at least one person who has worked there. It's reportedly actually pretty good, but that sign gives me the heebie-jeebies too much to have tried for myself...

Incidentally, it actually IS gay-run, but the "crabs" banner is just a very, very unfortunate choice of pun that I can't believe is still hanging there after all this time (a couple of years, at least).

Mother Musings said...

I laughed right out loud!! Hysterical!
Don't think I'd eat at that restaurant...

pau said...

funny, dude. they even didn't enclosed it with the proper quotation :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I know this place, it used to be my favorite Vietnamese resturant and no caters to the gay community.

I always thought the "crabs" was and intentional STD reference.