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(SFGate)   ♪Just a couple days ago / I set out on the trail / Lookin' for a plate of mushrooms / Not ones you get on sale / Pains got bad, and pains got worse / I guess you know the tune / Oh Lord, sick in Lodi again.♪   (sfgate.com) divider line 61
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2009-11-13 05:25:39 AM  
I remember an article about someone who ate one of these and it killed him.

He said it was the best meal of his life or something to that effect, his wife said they smelled delicious too.
 
2009-11-13 05:25:58 AM  
nice headline
 
2009-11-13 05:26:33 AM  
news.filefront.com
wanted for questioning
 
2009-11-13 05:53:48 AM  
Sophie: My first husband, god rest his soul. Died from eating poison mushrooms.
My second husband, god rest his soul. Died from eating poison mushrooms.
My third husband, god rest his soul. Died from eating poison mushrooms.
My fourth husband, god rest his soul. Died from getting hit with a blunt instrument. 'Cuz he wouldn't eat the damned mushrooms.
 
2009-11-13 05:59:37 AM  
When I was younger my dad used to go out into the local fields and pick mushrooms, then he would give them to me to eat first.
I loved mushrooms and would never turn a plateful down although looking back I think perhaps my dad wasn't being as generous as I had previously believed.
 
2009-11-13 06:09:13 AM  
Back in my day we used to call these things "hippy B gone" on account of them longhairs tryin to chew the durn things up to get crazed out. It crazed em out alright, they'd run around yelling about the colors and then turning a few different ones before we would scoop em up for the county toe-tag fair.
 
2009-11-13 06:15:25 AM  
+1

I have a 15 year-old daughter that knows this reference..
CCR win!
 
2009-11-13 06:15:55 AM  
Lou Dobbs: Mushroom farmer.
 
2009-11-13 06:17:04 AM  
Badger, Badger, Badger!!
 
2009-11-13 06:19:14 AM  
Stupid, fat hobbitses!
 
2009-11-13 06:44:51 AM  
This is America's new secret plan to rid California of immigrants and gays.
 
2009-11-13 06:46:56 AM  
I can name this tune in 3 notes.
 
2009-11-13 06:58:20 AM  
I'm currently listening to John Fogerty and I'm getting a kick out of these replies.


/love Lodi...the song not the town
//going to see JCF next Sat night
///Almost Saturday Night....'nuther great Fogerty song
 
2009-11-13 07:08:44 AM  
Asshats.

Amanitas are easy to spot and pretty much inedible as a genus. Unless you're trying to get high, in which case the right ones are pretty easy to spot too.

lern2mycology

(Not that I'm an expert, and I'm sure there are other poisonous mushrooms out there, but deathcap's easy...)
 
2009-11-13 08:02:11 AM  
My ex is from Lodi, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2009-11-13 08:02:59 AM  
itsaback: +1

I have a 15 year-old daughter that knows this reference..
CCR win!


Yup, 15 or so was when I got into CCR as well. She better know Steve Miller Band as well.
 
2009-11-13 08:07:09 AM  
chemical_angel: Lou Dobbs: Mushroom farmer.

Ha, my first thought as well.
 
2009-11-13 08:23:20 AM  
In that case, doctors at UCSF obtained a waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the victims with an organic compound derived from milk thistle - one of the few known antidotes to death caps - that was air-freighted to the hospital from Germany.

Why the fark does a doctor need a FDA waiver to use one of the few know antidotes? Is it not known well enough, or does the industry just like high barriers to entry?
 
2009-11-13 08:27:58 AM  
40 watt range: I remember an article about someone who ate one of these and it killed him.

He said it was the best meal of his life or something to that effect, his wife said they smelled delicious too.


weird. The ones you want to find taste so foul that you have to come up with creative ways to consume them. I've always been well warned about Amanitas so I have always avoided them but I guess now I now that if they're too easy to eat they'll prob kill me.

/neither an old or bold mushroom hunter.
 
2009-11-13 08:37:56 AM  
Bodine Wilson: In that case, doctors at UCSF obtained a waiver from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat the victims with an organic compound derived from milk thistle - one of the few known antidotes to death caps - that was air-freighted to the hospital from Germany.

Why the fark does a doctor need a FDA waiver to use one of the few know antidotes? Is it not known well enough, or does the industry just like high barriers to entry?


Not FDA approved in the US.
 
2009-11-13 08:46:18 AM  
Mycology is better than your 'ology.
 
2009-11-13 08:52:57 AM  
This song makes me vaguely home sick, even though Lodi is a really crummy town.
 
2009-11-13 09:11:28 AM  
those are farking easy to spot
they're like amanita muscaria in shape but the cap is creamy
not orange or bright yellow

these people deserve to die
 
2009-11-13 09:12:46 AM  
Lodi (nsfw)
 
2009-11-13 09:13:41 AM  
Lodi (nsfw)

Try this again
 
2009-11-13 09:14:19 AM  
WTF.......farked
 
2009-11-13 09:18:02 AM  
+1 for musical headline done well.
 
2009-11-13 09:35:37 AM  
My roommate just went mushroom picking, and I DEFINITELY don't trust his judgment. Dude's a complete dumbass.

There was a family here in the early 80's that went mushroom picking and served them with Thanksgiving dinner. They all ended up in the hospital...several of them received liver transplants. That story scared the crap out of me.
 
2009-11-13 09:47:55 AM  
I am opening a brewpub, and my buddy with a Ph.D. is going to grow gourmet mushrooms using the 'spent grains', so I am really getting a kick out of these comments.
 
2009-11-13 09:55:57 AM  
LegalizeThoughtCrime: I am opening a brewpub, and my buddy with a Ph.D. is going to grow gourmet mushrooms using the 'spent grains', so I am really getting a kick out of these comments.

Good luck man! I worked in the industry for years (as a wholesaler of brewing ingredients), and I've seen brewpubs come and go. Best advice I can give: Keep costs as low as possible. Don't run out and buy brand new brewing equipment - buy it used or piece it together yourself. Improve it as your business grows.

Sooo many brewpubs buy brand new, expensive brewing systems...and they're out of business in a year or two.
 
2009-11-13 09:58:09 AM  
Pugdaddyk: WTF.......farked

No. Pwned.

My dad's a biologist. For years, he told us "The only mushrooms that are safe to eat are the ones in the produce aisle at the grocery store." Lines like this from TFA: Even experienced mushroom gatherers have been fooled into believing death caps to be edible. confirm his wisdom.

/I only eat store-bought mushrooms, and I'm still alive, so there you go.
 
2009-11-13 10:09:17 AM  
Submitter here -- my first greenlight! Woo!

itsaback: I grew up listening to oldies and classic rock, too. I'm still amazed by the variety you hear on these stations, from pop to rock to southern rock to proto-punk to funk to Motown. Turn on a top 40 station, and it's just... all the same.
 
2009-11-13 10:11:47 AM  
www.alittleisland.com
/says "they're doing it wrong"
 
2009-11-13 10:13:46 AM  
BlorfMaster: Mycology is better than your 'ologyurology.

Come on, man...
 
2009-11-13 10:20:38 AM  
wiredroach: "Wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck though."

"Or the Creedence!"

http://www.seattlest.com/attachments/seattle_james/the_dude.jpg


this is a bummer man... that's a bummer
 
2009-11-13 10:21:14 AM  
burndtdan: wiredroach: "Wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck though."

"Or the Creedence!"

seattlest.com

this is a bummer man... that's a bummer


/not sure why it dropped my img tags
 
2009-11-13 10:24:21 AM  
Knows something about bad mushrooms:
3.bp.blogspot.com
/Hot like Geraldine Page isn't
 
2009-11-13 10:27:14 AM  
Fuggin Bizzy: Pugdaddyk: WTF.......farked

No. Pwned.

My dad's a biologist. For years, he told us "The only mushrooms that are safe to eat are the ones in the produce aisle at the grocery store." Lines like this from TFA: Even experienced mushroom gatherers have been fooled into believing death caps to be edible. confirm his wisdom.

/I only eat store-bought mushrooms, and I'm still alive, so there you go.


You could always grow your own...
 
2009-11-13 10:28:19 AM  
Mycology is better than your 'ology.
+1 Well done!
 
2009-11-13 10:48:16 AM  
I can't stand mushrooms, so I'm getting a big kick out of this.

/The family should ask Steve Jobs where he got his iLiver
 
2009-11-13 10:54:32 AM  
Ahhh, the Fall. When the weather gets mild, there is more moisture in the air and I am knee deep in cow crap in East Texas pastures looking for the king of Cubes.


Wait...er...what?
 
2009-11-13 11:03:09 AM  
content6.flixster.com

Wanna see something really scary? (after thier tape deck dies with creedence in it)

/linked directly from....The Twilight Zone
 
2009-11-13 11:20:50 AM  
Don't ford the river!

Idiot.
 
2009-11-13 11:41:32 AM  
Trystera: Submitter here -- my first greenlight! Woo!

congrats!
Creedence abides.
 
2009-11-13 11:47:02 AM  
meat0918: You could always grow your own...

I suppose. But why?
 
2009-11-13 11:48:14 AM  
What kind of a moron do you have to be to NOT know that you don't eat wild mushrooms without being absolutely certain that they are safe? Dumbass.

That being said, I loves me the black trumpet mushrooms that grow wild on my father-in-laws property up in New Hampshire. Link (new window)
 
2009-11-13 11:56:49 AM  
This thread is probably dead, but I gotta know:

How do you make the music notes in the headline?

/I've always wondered
//finally asking
 
2009-11-13 11:58:21 AM  
Death caps and Destroying Angels have been reported to taste very good according to survivors.

The Mycologist's dilemma: is that wovewy wittle mushroom a fuzzy puffball? Or a DESTROYING ANGEL?
 
2009-11-13 12:09:35 PM  
HawgWild: This thread is probably dead, but I gotta know:

How do you make the music notes in the headline?

/I've always wondered
//finally asking


I'd always wondered, as well. And my solution was to Google "music note HTML," find them in some text, and make with the copypasta. heh.

Apparently, according to this (new window), if you want to do it properly:


1. Press and hold down the Alt key.
2. Press the + (plus) key on the numeric keypad.
3. Type the hexidecimal unicode value -- for this, 2669
4. Release the Alt key.
5. Profit!
 
2009-11-13 12:16:08 PM  
get a piece of black paper, put your caps gills down on it, wait a few hours and remove caps - if you get a white print it's probably an amanita. some are edible, some get you wasted, some kill you. psilocybes have purple spore prints.
+.02
 
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