Monday, February 15, 2010

Body Horror: Lobster Man!

Deep in a quiet, wooded area, a man works alone with only the companionship of his small Scottish Terrier. He begins his creation. Suddenly, without warning, a explosive incident occurs- a toxic cocktail of cognac, sherry, lobster shells and olive oil results in a massive blast! Without expectation mild, mannered man known simply as Sci-Fi Fanatic begins to transform into... LOBSTER MAN!

Ha! I'm totally whacked today. I was trying my hand, well both hands actually at Ina Garten's Shrimp Bisque. I thought what the heck I'll give it a go. I stuck religiously to the recipe apart from the shrimp. I didn't have any, so I substituted the shrimp with lobster. It seemed like a good idea and it was. The end result was a lobster bisque to die for. It was my first shot at it and the end result was delectable. Unfortunately, the undesired outcome was my transformation into... LOBSTER MAN!
Honestly, I was totally goofing. I had my hands in the sink and I was cracking the lobster claws when I came across a HONKIN' big claw and I placed it inside my sweater's arm sleeve and turned to The One To Be Pitied who was sitting behind me and I said, "Help me, I'm chhhannnnging." She burst out with a laugh and even went so far as to volunteer taking a photo for the Musings page. I think she's coming around to the fanatic brothers and sisters. So, this entry is definitely her idea. I just tagged on a bit of goofy humor.
It seemed a fitting idea since we had been talking a bit about the concept of the metamorphosis lately from Neil Blomkamp's District 9 and David Cronenberg's The Fly to Tom Baker's Doctor Who in The Ark In Space [my lobster claw is better than the sprayed green bubblewrap] and John Carpenter's The Thing. LOBSTER MAN is a sweet homage to my man Wikus van de Merwe from District 9. I know you are out there brother and I will find you my friend. I will find you if it's the last thing LOBSTER MAN ever does! You are not alone.


Anonymous said...

Lobster Man,I love it :)

The Sci-Fi Fanatic said...


Havremunken said...

All hail Lobster Man! :D

The Sci-Fi Fanatic said...

[LAUGHTER] You have had me rolling today.