Remember the eagle who stole a video camera and made 2013’s Best Picture (knock on wood!)? Not to be outdone, a crab in Fiji has now snatched a vacationer’s camera in an attempt to show us humans how it’s done:
The audio is bad, so you can’t quite make out the crab’s narration, but I transcribed it for you:
Crab narrator: Even on an idyllic island paradise, you cannot escape the dark vortex that is the soul, that black hole of despair from which crawls — slowly, SLOWLY — everything that terrifies you.
Wait, what? I’m exhausted. MICRO-NAP
The film’s star returns after staring stoically at the fern-bedecked horizon, drawing ever closer like the Grim Reaper, every leg a scythe. Finally the audience’s worst fears are realized as we come face-to-belly with THE CRAB and get dragged in the dirt, no doubt to be buried alive. The last thing we see is the laughing face of a stranger, cackling wildly at our mortality. (BEWARE OF CRABS!)
While SOME may simply be tickled by a crustacean stealing a camera, you and I know we witnessed a dark rumination on the fleeting pleasures of life.
Crab steals a video camera and tries to take it home, io9.