questionswhere was the whole crab craze started?

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I believe it was giving crabs for v-day? Maybe?

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I never saw a full explanation, but one of the sellout.woot items was a TV/Monitor that featured an image of a crab. That set the community off to post about 5000 crab deals in 1 day (it really wasn't 5000, just seemed like it).

I probably have missed some details but I believe that is the jist of it.

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In a galaxy far, far away... :)

Or perhaps just a hop, skip, and a jump away, in the neighbourly vicinity of the crab nebula...?

Just a guess.

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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@funkadelic78: The sellout item was changed from whatever picture there was, to a picture of a crab, in honor of the silliness. You can't have too much fun. You really, really can't.

The Fresh tab this morning just filled me with joy, and thank you, especially to Mr Deals himself, who is probably off smiling somewhere right now.

[Edit] Whoa. That's just the funniest ever. I know this situation isn't going to last for more than a few minutes, but the serendipitousness of this makes me extra happy. Question has two votes, then each succeeding comment has one more (i.e. 3,4,5,6) and then mine has one woot. The series is almost perfect. I'm going to wreck it, of course, by voting for the question. Still, it was cool enough I took a screen shot of it.

Need MOAR COFFEE!!!

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@shrdlu: And now I will wreck it further by saying thanks for the further clarification on the original CRABAGEDDON!

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It started because of the crab "VOTE" shirts that were given out today to select people.

I'll be glad when it's over. I'm allergic to shellfish so this is just blah to me.