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INVITING  CLAWS

Bar Harbor, Maine

Tuesday, October 5, 2004

On the main drag in Bar Harbor, ME, you'll find an odd assortment of lobster claws mounted on one of the town's drinking establishments. I must say, Geddy's Pub is the place for claws! And I'm not talking about your garden variety sized claws here, no way. I'm talking about your monster-sized, over-the-top, head-turning kind of claws.

For as massive and foreboding as they appear, they are actually here to serve. Upon closer inspection the claws have been tasked to serve up advertising for cappuccino, pizza, and steamers. I guess I'm not at all surprised to see such a funny monstrosity. Bar Harbor is all about the lobsters. If you visit this place and don't eat lobster, I think maybe your head will explode or something.

I just had a funny thought. When these claws get retired from this establishment, what other uses will they be good for? The one that comes to mind first is to mount two of them on the front of your vehicle's grill. Just like the monster insect I saw earlier in Vermont, the mounted claws would provide an interesting and funny spectacle to anyone who crossed their path. Imagine sneaking up to someone who has their back turned to you. They turn around, and almost have a heart attack!

Ha! I'm sure the fun for these claws will live on for many, many years.


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