Monkey Meat Madness – Tuesday Tales of the Bush

“I told my children that we cannot continue eating bush meat or any dry meat because we fear that the Ebola is very near now,”

Next thing you know people will stop having sex in the bush too….

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MMM 355: movie monster

These images may look like harmless fruiting bodies, but they are related to (and possibly part of) the world’s largest living organism.  I give you the honey mushroom.  A saprophitic species that can kill or essentially underpin enormous swaths of forested land in a sometimes symbiotic, sometimes parasitic relationship.  In the US Pac NW and northern Michigan, it’s mostly a symbiote.  In the UK, it appears to be eating whole forests.

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Weekend Memes

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BBF

Hello, and welcome to Big Bubonalgia Friday.

 

bubonalgia – painful inflammation of the groin

 

 

 

Your model for today was born in Brazil May 18th, 1990.  She stands 5′ 9″, 34-29-34 and 128 lbs.  Please speak up and say ” Eu quero comprar uma casa para você ” to Miss Isabela Soncini!

 

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Woodcut Thursday

We need a little … culture. It’s been lacking here since Mr Chumpo went into the Witness Protection Program. I like woodcuts so woodcuts.

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Post Punxsutawnic Tuesday

So the weekend was a bust. I had to cancel the PA run to deal with some family stuff

aging sucks.

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MMM 354: cubes

The following pictures are of a naturally-occurring fruiting body that you may have looked right past.  They grow everywhere in US these days, the spores having spread by natural means and the hands of man.  They are also a Schedule 1 controlled substance at the time of this writing.  For reference, fentanyl (aka “the opiod epidemic”) is a Schedule 2, and marijuana is basically off the table for federal enforcement in many states.  You could have these by accident and be charged with a crime.  I wanted to cover them here because they have a superficial resemblance to last week’s mushroom: the death cap.  They bruise differently (blue vs none) and have purple-brown gills and spores (death cap has white gills and spores), though, so differences can be seen when inspected.

Psilocybe cubensis, likely being grown illegally based on the setting.

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Weekend Memes

 

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BBF

Hello, and welcome to Big Breviloquence Friday.

 

breviloquence – short-windedness; tendency towards brevity in speech

 

 

 

 

 

Your model for today was born on April 10th, 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia.  She stands 5′ 10″, 36DD-24-38.  Please strut around and say “Ви сте игралиште и ја сам осам година на одмору” to Miss Jenna Jenovich!

 

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