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(Hartford Courant)   Remember when your mom told you not to eat those mushrooms in the backyard because they could be poisonous? Admit it, you thought she was joking, didn't you   (courant.com ) divider line 73
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2012-10-16 11:49:43 PM  
No, but I'm not an idiot who eats shiat he finds in the back yard.
 
2012-10-17 12:40:23 AM  
FTFA: Ullah said it was common to pick mushrooms in Pakistan where he lived until 32 years ago.
 
2012-10-17 02:45:35 AM  
They were a bit Beguiled.
 
2012-10-17 03:46:50 AM  
My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenent, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead.
 
2012-10-17 04:41:01 AM  

Dr.Fey: My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenent, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead.


"We Have Always Lived in the Castle" is my all time favorite Shirley Jackson novel. After "The Haunting of Hill House" was adapted into a fairly faithful movie, "The Haunting" (1963), I had hopes they would do the same with "We Have Always Lived in the Castle".
 
2012-10-17 04:51:28 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Oh c'mon. That looks absolutely delicious and you know it.
=Smidge=
/Amazingly not poisonous
//Supposedly extremely bitter though
 
2012-10-17 05:00:30 AM  
Thanks for the bad press, dumbasses. May it keep the foodie-hipsters away from my morels and chanterelles for another year...

/Destroying Angels are pretty easy to spot...
 
2012-10-17 05:07:34 AM  
In before FUN GUY.
 
2012-10-17 05:07:37 AM  
Every summer, after rains here in Louisiana, we have these gargantuan white mushrooms that pop up in rings everywhere. They seem to chum up with these low-growing shrooms that look a little like oyster mushrooms but mostly grow along the ground in these weird little rosettes. They're everywhere and I think I'm allergic as hell to the spores, since every time there's a flush, I start wheezing and coughing.

I can't imagine how anyone could possibly want to eat them, since they smell like the combined aromas of a wet, moldy mattress that's been sitting in a dark corner of an abandoned house for a few years, and roadkill that's bloating up on the side of a hot highway somewhere. And yet, every year there's a story about some yabbo who decides to pick them and fry up a bunch, then winds up in the hospital with his liver turning into liquid shiat. I mean, I grew shiatake mushrooms on logs, knew exactly what they looked like, and I could STILL barely bring myself to pick them, and I discarded every one of them that didn't look **exactly** like a shiatake mushroom was supposed to look like, even when the ag expert told me that those were shiatakes too and perfectly safe to eat.

/csb
//shiatake is awesome deep-fried
 
2012-10-17 05:11:42 AM  
Ah yes it is that time of year again, when the morons go a grazing on anything they find and end up autodarwining themselves.
 
2012-10-17 05:14:19 AM  
I always assume everything growing freely in a backyard has been peed on by critters.
 
2012-10-17 05:16:17 AM  

Pribar: Ah yes it is that time of year again, when the morons go a grazing on anything they find and end up autodarwining themselves.


Manually Darwining would be too much effort.
 
2012-10-17 05:28:57 AM  

Dr.Fey: My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenent, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead.


Wow. That's a real legend? I had a math tutor from Yugoslavia who told me that because my ring and middle finger are the same length and her Pomeranian hated me. I never heard that anyplace else until now.
 
2012-10-17 05:39:03 AM  
last year's morels sucked holy hell here. I sure hope this winter is wet but I'm still too chicken to try and pluck oyster ears off the cottonwoods.

psychotropia.co
 
2012-10-17 05:48:08 AM  
Bartender: Why the long face?
Sad Guy: I've been rather lonely.
Bartender: You should get out more, meet some ladies, get married.
Sad Guy: Tried that, I've been married twice, it didn't work out, both wives died.
Bartender: Oh, so sorry. How did that happen?
Sad Guy: The first wife died from eating some poisonous mushrooms.
Bartender: Oh - that's horrible! A terrible way to die. And the second wife?
Sad Guy: She died from an axe blow to the head, she wouldn't eat her mushrooms.

/likes mushrooms.
//and really dark jokes.
 
2012-10-17 05:55:49 AM  
 
2012-10-17 06:04:57 AM  
Get these in the backyard all the time (stinkhorn fungus)

www.microfieldscientific.com

Made the mistake of picking one up with my hands once - never again.
 
2012-10-17 06:28:15 AM  
Can't wait for the hospital bill for this misadventure to show up in the news...it'll be a whopper
 
2012-10-17 06:36:34 AM  
www.saveourskills.com

wow, lucky they are alive you dont just pick a mushroom and throw it in a pan to cook, I was suprised to find we actually have a decent variety of edible fungus here in arkansas. The only ones I have been brave enough to try before were black chantarelle which grow pretty often on my property and puffballs in spring as they are both (relatively) easily identifiable. anything that you cant positively identify as safe and stake your life on it, you shouldnt eat.
 
2012-10-17 06:48:45 AM  
I had a mechanic that worked for our company up in New York who got hospitalized for a few days due to eating the wrong mushrooms. He was a hunter who didn't know his 'shrooms as well as he thought he did.
 
2012-10-17 06:51:39 AM  

Omahawg: pluck oyster ears off the cottonwoods.


Those look like psylocibes!
May not taste great, but they are pretty fun...

A whole family eating amanitas, lucky they aren't all dead. What morons!
 
2012-10-17 06:57:01 AM  
i.imgur.comi.imgur.com

/Snaaaake
 
2012-10-17 07:17:41 AM  
Super Mario unavailable for comment.

/Really, it took this long?
 
2012-10-17 07:21:00 AM  

fusillade762: No, but I'm not an idiot who eats shiat he finds in the back yard.


Lots of stuff you might find in your back yard is fine to eat, I've found mulberrys, black berrys, wild onions etc but mushrooms are almost always poisonous as fark.
 
2012-10-17 07:34:05 AM  
I'm all for backyard foraging, but mushrooms are too damn scarey for me. Seems like for every edible one there are three that are exactly identical except they make you sh*t your liver out through your eyes while your kidneys spontaneously combust.
 
2012-10-17 07:46:04 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Every summer, after rains here in Louisiana, we have these gargantuan white mushrooms that pop up in rings everywhere. They seem to chum up with these low-growing shrooms that look a little like oyster mushrooms but mostly grow along the ground in these weird little rosettes. They're everywhere and I think I'm allergic as hell to the spores, since every time there's a flush, I start wheezing and coughing.

I can't imagine how anyone could possibly want to eat them, since they smell like the combined aromas of a wet, moldy mattress that's been sitting in a dark corner of an abandoned house for a few years, and roadkill that's bloating up on the side of a hot highway somewhere. And yet, every year there's a story about some yabbo who decides to pick them and fry up a bunch, then winds up in the hospital with his liver turning into liquid shiat. I mean, I grew shiatake mushrooms on logs, knew exactly what they looked like, and I could STILL barely bring myself to pick them, and I discarded every one of them that didn't look **exactly** like a shiatake mushroom was supposed to look like, even when the ag expert told me that those were shiatakes too and perfectly safe to eat.

/csb
//shiatake is awesome deep-fried


It's spelled 'shiatake'.

'Shia'-take must refer to the Mooselimbs in the photo.
 
2012-10-17 07:47:58 AM  
My neighbors are from Poland and they keep my yard mushroom-free. They haven't died so I guess they know what they're doing.
 
2012-10-17 07:49:08 AM  

dirtiest_sanchez: Thanks for the bad press, dumbasses. May it keep the foodie-hipsters away from my morels and chanterelles for another year...

/Destroying Angels are pretty easy to spot...


I love morels, I used to go hunting for them as a child. Still managed to not pick up other mushrooms, because I wasn't stupid.
 
2012-10-17 07:49:52 AM  
This is one of those situations where being the kind of parent who doesnt use "ZOMFGWTFBBQ!!!! THAT WILL KILL YOU!!!!" for every little thing pays off. You need to save the this is scary shiat talk for stuff that is actually scary.

Mushrooms can be that scary if you are not a freakin expert at identifying the safe ones.
 
2012-10-17 07:50:40 AM  

SpeedyBB: Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Every summer, after rains here in Louisiana, we have these gargantuan white mushrooms that pop up in rings everywhere. They seem to chum up with these low-growing shrooms that look a little like oyster mushrooms but mostly grow along the ground in these weird little rosettes. They're everywhere and I think I'm allergic as hell to the spores, since every time there's a flush, I start wheezing and coughing.

I can't imagine how anyone could possibly want to eat them, since they smell like the combined aromas of a wet, moldy mattress that's been sitting in a dark corner of an abandoned house for a few years, and roadkill that's bloating up on the side of a hot highway somewhere. And yet, every year there's a story about some yabbo who decides to pick them and fry up a bunch, then winds up in the hospital with his liver turning into liquid shiat. I mean, I grew shiatake mushrooms on logs, knew exactly what they looked like, and I could STILL barely bring myself to pick them, and I discarded every one of them that didn't look **exactly** like a shiatake mushroom was supposed to look like, even when the ag expert told me that those were shiatakes too and perfectly safe to eat.

/csb
//shiatake is awesome deep-fried

It's spelled 'shiatake'.

'Shia'-take must refer to the Mooselimbs in the photo.


DAMN. Did the spell-checker maul that?

S-H-I-I-T-A-K-E.
 
2012-10-17 07:56:50 AM  
DAMN. Did the spell-checker maul that?

S-H-I-I-T-A-K-E.
 
2012-10-17 07:58:49 AM  

SpeedyBB: DAMN. Did the spell-checker maul that?

S-H-I-I-T-A-K-E.


Heh, welcome to the Fark word filter.
 
2012-10-17 08:07:49 AM  
"There are old mushroom eaters, and bold mushroom eaters, but there are no old bold mushroom eaters."

/Can't remember what it's from
//Maybe an Asimov book?
///ermagerd, slershers
 
2012-10-17 08:28:48 AM  

LesterB: "There are old mushroom eaters, and bold mushroom eaters, but there are no old bold mushroom eaters."

/Can't remember what it's from
//Maybe an Asimov book?
///ermagerd, slershers


A pretty common saying, applied to many different things... "bush pilots" rather than "mushroom eaters" is what I used to hear in my field geology days.
 
2012-10-17 08:30:32 AM  

windowseat: My neighbors are from Poland and they keep my yard mushroom-free. They haven't died so I guess they know what they're doing.


Most mushroom poisoning cases in the US are immigrants. They think they recognize the mushrooms as being an edible variety from back home but with some species only an expert can tell the difference.
 
2012-10-17 08:35:37 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: windowseat: My neighbors are from Poland and they keep my yard mushroom-free. They haven't died so I guess they know what they're doing.

Most mushroom poisoning cases in the US are immigrants. They think they recognize the mushrooms as being an edible variety from back home but with some species only an expert can tell the difference.


They've been at it for seven years so.... They did tell me a relative misidentified a mushroom a few years back and spent a couple days with cramps and vomiting.
 
2012-10-17 08:44:28 AM  
My boyfriend mushroom hunts. So far so good.

He's a fun guy.
 
2012-10-17 08:55:41 AM  
Why eat mushrooms at all? Just throw some yard dirt in your dish, it's the same taste.
 
2012-10-17 09:00:24 AM  
I've sworn off of mushrooms ever since I realized that they're in the same family as the stuff that makes toenails thick and yellow.
 
2012-10-17 09:08:29 AM  
Yea she keeps telling me that, and she's been dead for a few years now.
 
2012-10-17 09:27:36 AM  
botit.botany.wisc.edu

The mushroom that nearly killed her.

l.yimg.com

The plant that saved her life.

Nature, people!
 
2012-10-17 09:32:59 AM  

kokomo61: I've sworn off of mushrooms ever since I realized that they're in the same family as the stuff that makes toenails thick and yellow.


wut
 
2012-10-17 10:03:48 AM  
This is top shelf stupid. Never try to collect edible mushrooms without expert training. They were treated with N-acetylcysteine. The article doesn't say it, but this drug, a liquid is taken orally. It doesn't restore liver cells but protects them from toxins. The stuff is nasty; it smells like very rotten eggs and tastes horrible. Hopefully for them, they put it directly into their stomachs through the lavage tube.
 
2012-10-17 10:05:05 AM  

fusillade762: No, but I'm not an idiot who eats shiat he finds in the back yard.


Apparently my dog is.

/ick
//no don't lick my face
 
2012-10-17 10:08:29 AM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Every summer, after rains here in Louisiana, we have these gargantuan white mushrooms that pop up in rings everywhere. They seem to chum up with these low-growing shrooms that look a little like oyster mushrooms but mostly grow along the ground in these weird little rosettes. They're everywhere and I think I'm allergic as hell to the spores, since every time there's a flush, I start wheezing and coughing.


Maybe it's just one really big mushroom.
 
2012-10-17 10:13:29 AM  
The meal would have been much better/weirder if they ate these

i43.photobucket.com

/ Yay psilocybe
 
2012-10-17 10:14:12 AM  

JackieRabbit: This is top shelf stupid. Never try to collect edible mushrooms without expert training. They were treated with N-acetylcysteine. The article doesn't say it, but this drug, a liquid is taken orally. It doesn't restore liver cells but protects them from toxins. The stuff is nasty; it smells like very rotten eggs and tastes horrible. Hopefully for them, they put it directly into their stomachs through the lavage tube.


My grandmother collected mushrooms every year when I was a young pup and I'm pretty sure she never had "expert training". Of course she was old school French Basque born in 1903 and knew more about preparing food than your average clasically trained chef.

I miss that wonderful old woman.
 
2012-10-17 10:20:05 AM  

Psycoholic_Slag: JackieRabbit: This is top shelf stupid. Never try to collect edible mushrooms without expert training. They were treated with N-acetylcysteine. The article doesn't say it, but this drug, a liquid is taken orally. It doesn't restore liver cells but protects them from toxins. The stuff is nasty; it smells like very rotten eggs and tastes horrible. Hopefully for them, they put it directly into their stomachs through the lavage tube.

My grandmother collected mushrooms every year when I was a young pup and I'm pretty sure she never had "expert training". Of course she was old school French Basque born in 1903 and knew more about preparing food than your average clasically trained chef.

I miss that wonderful old woman.


She was old school French Basque, so she had expert training alright - not from a scientist, but probably from her mother, who learned the art from hers, and so on. Collecting mushrooms is an ancient activity in France. I know some edibles on sight, but not enough to take the risk.
 
2012-10-17 10:23:16 AM  

JackieRabbit: This is top shelf stupid. Never try to collect edible mushrooms without expert training. They were treated with N-acetylcysteine. The article doesn't say it, but this drug, a liquid is taken orally. It doesn't restore liver cells but protects them from toxins. The stuff is nasty; it smells like very rotten eggs and tastes horrible. Hopefully for them, they put it directly into their stomachs through the lavage tube.



They were treated with N-acetylcysteine, but the "drug" that actually saved the girl's life was silibinin (from silymarin, derived from milk thistle seeds). It is extremely effective and has very low toxicity. A wonder "drug" for the liver.

Silibinin has NOT been approved by the FDA, however, so shes damn lucky she was able to get it.

/Your FDA Tax Dollars @ work
 
2012-10-17 10:24:01 AM  
false chantrelle's grow under birch trees all over the puget sound area.

some people say they are not toxic, however others note that if you eat them your guts will go wild with pain, farting, runs. Others point out that the chemical in them causes cumulative autoimune damage. have about 10 in the yard this week.
 
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