Rodent Celebration

It’s almost that special day of the year

Feb 2 at Punxsutawney should be on everyones bucket list.

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MMM 353: Don’t eat, don’t touch!

Today I bring you the most commonly eaten wild, poisonous mushroom: the death cap.


If you’re going foraging, this is one to know absolutely, because, well, they can f*cking kill you.  It’s the reason I don’t eat any wild mushrooms with gills.


Fun article, for those interested.


I’m fairly certain these were growing in part of my old yard at one point.


And possibly in my new one as well.  Might even have seen a faerie ring of them up the road, but those are more likely to have been the actual “faerie ring mushrooms” in this part of the state.


Anyhow, if you see these, don’t eat them.  They’re in the amanita family, same as the hallucinogenic and toxic amanita muscaria, but so much more toxic that even reindeer won’t eat them (reindeer love amanita muscaria, and their urine after eating them is thought to be one of the early sources of go-juice for Siberian shamans).  I have no idea how to eradicate them if you do find them, but fire probably isn’t enough.

Update: great meme I neglected to add initially


Weekend Memes


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Hello, and welcome to Big Barbula Friday.


barbula -small tuft of hair just below the lower lip



Your model for today was born December 30th, 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.  She stands 5’5” and measures 42-25-37.  Please be self aware and raise a toast to Miss Nana Fukada!

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Crazy Money

So one of our fellow Hostages hit it big in the lottery. Yes, Troy won big. So did Uncle Sam who appreciates all the tax money to feed the machine. Always fun to imagine what you would do if you won the lottery. For me, part of the enjoyment of buying a lottery ticket, is daydreaming about what you’d do with all that money. Everyone says they will not change but secretly know they will. Here’s a few ideas of what to do with all that mad money.

Montgomery Rolls-Royce Phantom 2

Photo: James Lipman /

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Tessitura Tuesday – the sweet spot

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Monday Morning Mushrooms – 3,14159.00

Happy Martin (LK) Mushroom Monday!!

Whose turn is it to make breffiss?

Everything pies are always a great way to celebrate MLK Day amirite?

For the bacon and eggs crowd – here ya go, ya boring bastards.

Now onward and upward to mushroom stuff that MJ (aka Mushroom Junkie) soooo looks forward to on a crisp and beautiful Monday morning.

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