From the Archives, May 31, 2020

The Crab Rolled

On a property covered in iconic architecture, there is perhaps no building more instantly recognizable than the Crippled Crab. We’ve discussed before how the building got it’s name, but a slightly more interesting rabbit hole┬ádeals with pranks.

As we’ve discussed before, even in the modern day the Crippled Crab continues to be the site of some entertaining pranks. When bike riding staff members (nicknamed “Crabbies”) were regular at the Crab, practical jokes involving their bicycles were not uncommon. It’s hard to stop hazing when you have several hundred teens in one place for an extended period of time, even in the Boy Scouts.

We have almost no background on this photo. But truly, what do you need to know? This is the Crab rolled in toilet paper. You don’t see that every day.

Crab Rolled

The Crippled Crab rolled in toilet paper, early 1970s

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