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2012-11-14 12:09:56 AM  
This woman is what's wrong with the world.
 
2012-11-14 12:10:07 AM  
I think "nuts" is perfect for this mother
 
2012-11-14 12:27:55 AM  
Sounds like
*puts on sunglasses*
I'm allergic to you, mom
*dies*
 
2012-11-14 12:31:10 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-14 12:54:23 AM  
Just put your genetic dead-end in a bubble, lady. After you have your tubes tied and your kid neutered, of course.
 
2012-11-14 01:20:01 AM  

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.


Agreed. Any other species and we'd give the runt of the litter away or shoot it. You know why nobody had peanut or milk allergies 300 years ago? Because modern science didn't have the luxury of trying to save them. Evolution and survival of the fittest is trying to work and we're stifling it.
 
2012-11-14 02:21:49 AM  
As someone with severe allergies I have these things to say -

Take the child from the mother and sterilize her immediately.

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.


This.

It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home if you know what I mean and I think that you do.
 
2012-11-14 02:33:28 AM  

AbbeySomeone: As someone with severe allergies I have these things to say -

Take the child from the mother and sterilize her immediately.

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.

This.

It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home if you know what I mean and I think that you do.


Newsletter/ etc. I think that there should be a weeping angel facepalm pshop contest for beings such as this. Kill all the trees ? The needs of the one do not outweigh the needs of the many. And I am willing to bet that we are talking about at least a dozen squirrels and who knows how many birds ?
plus- did anyone mention yet that the whole thing is stupid and this lady should have a psych eval ?
 
2012-11-14 02:48:11 AM  
NUTS!

/surrounded
 
2012-11-14 02:55:37 AM  

Gig103: doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.

Agreed. Any other species and we'd give the runt of the litter away or shoot it. You know why nobody had peanut or milk allergies 30

0 years ago? Because modern science didn't have the luxury of trying to save them. Evolution and survival of the fittest is trying to work and we're stifling it. 

FTFY
 
2012-11-14 02:57:20 AM  
According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.

Also, I think I saw Bear Grylls eat some once.
 
2012-11-14 02:57:34 AM  
Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.
 
2012-11-14 02:58:13 AM  
So, she's trying to give the city a nut punch?

Good luck with that.
 
2012-11-14 02:58:21 AM  

Spad31: NUTS!

/surrounded


So, if you point your finger to this kid and say "Nuts!", can the mother have you arrested for threatening her widdle pwecciouws?

Would the mother be willing to foot the bill for all that tree removal? It's not cheap, and why should all the other taxpayers shoulder the burden?
 
2012-11-14 02:59:11 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: Spad31: NUTS!

/surrounded

So, if you point your finger to this kid and say "Nuts!", can the mother have you arrested for threatening her widdle pwecciouws?

Would the mother be willing to foot the bill for all that tree removal? It's not cheap, and why should all the other taxpayers shoulder the burden?


It's Canada, because socialism?
 
2012-11-14 03:02:09 AM  
I bet she feels everyone is persecuting her.
 
2012-11-14 03:05:09 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: So, if you point your finger to this kid and say "Nuts!", can the mother have you arrested for threatening her widdle pwecciouws?


Dear god, think of what might happen were he to be teabagged in Halo 4...

Nobody shoot this kid!
 
2012-11-14 03:06:30 AM  
Wow, not an American. I'm shocked.
 
2012-11-14 03:09:28 AM  
Nuts are a serious problem though. Jenny McCarthy walked through a school once, and five kids were hospitalized.

/I'm here all week, folks. Try the veal.
 
2012-11-14 03:10:48 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.


Acorns were a staple of native American diet. You have to shell & grind the acorns then soak them in water to remove the tannic acid.
 
2012-11-14 03:11:58 AM  
Is a joke, yes?
 
2012-11-14 03:16:50 AM  

StopLurkListen: AverageAmericanGuy: According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.

Acorns were a staple of native American diet. You have to shell & grind the acorns then soak them in water to remove the tannic acid.


yup, acorns can be ground fine, soaked and strained several times until the water coming out of the mush becomes clear, then you dry it and use it like any other flour to bake with, its not bad, just a hella lot of work and if you mess it up it tastes like crap and can make you sick.
 
2012-11-14 03:19:14 AM  
What about zip lock bags? Obviously it would affect a kids mobility, and it would be hard to breathe. But the entertainment value alone would be amazing. The kid would stay fresh longer too. It's a win win.
 
2012-11-14 03:23:43 AM  
I inhale Krema natural peanut butter by the jar. Go through maybe three jars or more in a week. I'll bet I could just take a stroll through a random elementary school, and with just my presence, weed out the genetic weaklings.

www.pri.org
 
2012-11-14 03:26:36 AM  
Jesus F-ing Christ. We need a plague.
 
2012-11-14 03:30:39 AM  

Soymilk: Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.


You're wrong in every sense about everything except the last sentence.
 
2012-11-14 03:31:55 AM  

Ol' Derpy Bastard: Jesus F-ing Christ. We need a plague.


Can we get a plague that targets complete morons like this woman in TFA?
 
2012-11-14 03:32:56 AM  
Well, if she was worried about kids bullying her kid with acorns, this publicity will surely prevent it.
 
2012-11-14 03:33:56 AM  
That's like getting rid of all the cows cause your snowflake is allergic to milk.

Nut punch the tree and you get poked in the sugar tits with a sewing needle crazy lady.
 
2012-11-14 03:35:27 AM  
I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.
 
2012-11-14 03:37:51 AM  

middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.


But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.
 
2012-11-14 03:39:13 AM  
I just love hysterical parents. Darwin is trying to work his magic, and this twat is fighting it.
 
2012-11-14 03:41:26 AM  
I pity her children, they'll grow up without nuts.
 
2012-11-14 03:41:29 AM  

Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.


We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.
 
2012-11-14 03:41:48 AM  

AbbeySomeone: It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home


You think the husband's withholding sex and now she's gone crazy? Or do you think this single mother of one needs a partner wielding one of these:

samstreasures.com
 
2012-11-14 03:42:54 AM  

UsikFark: AbbeySomeone: It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home

You think the husband's withholding sex and now she's gone crazy? Or do you think this single mother of one needs a partner wielding one of these:

[samstreasures.com image 337x275]


That needs to be modified.
 
2012-11-14 03:44:12 AM  

middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.


Oh we do realize it, we just don't care.

If you have a deficiency to an everyday item billions take for granted, it is up to you to change your behavior, not the billions in response to your issue. Society shouldn't cater to the special needs of a few individuals. If nuts are bothering her child, stay away from the nuts. If thats an issue, then homeschool the child. If the deficiency is so great that a small quantity may kill them, well your living on borrowed time because at some point, there will be an encounter with the substance that will end ithings regardless of how careful you are.
 
2012-11-14 03:44:18 AM  
I'm glad I'm not allergic to nuts, because I don't want to be castrated.
 
2012-11-14 03:45:17 AM  

AbbeySomeone: UsikFark: AbbeySomeone: It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home

You think the husband's withholding sex and now she's gone crazy? Or do you think this single mother of one needs a partner wielding one of these:

[samstreasures.com image 337x275]

That needs to be modified.


The original image was resized by myself from 675x530, so yeah...

skepticon.org
 
2012-11-14 03:45:36 AM  
Think of the children squirrels!
 
2012-11-14 03:51:09 AM  
Fire all the make employees while you are at it.

Snowflake.

Nut.
 
2012-11-14 03:51:23 AM  
i258.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-14 03:51:42 AM  
Wait, if the kid is allergic to nuts, how does he avoid contact with his own mother?

I'm calling bullshiat.
 
2012-11-14 03:54:03 AM  

UsikFark: AbbeySomeone: UsikFark: AbbeySomeone: It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home

You think the husband's withholding sex and now she's gone crazy? Or do you think this single mother of one needs a partner wielding one of these:

[samstreasures.com image 337x275]

That needs to be modified.

The original image was resized by myself from 675x530, so yeah...

[skepticon.org image 325x265]


lmao
 
2012-11-14 03:56:19 AM  
...didn't read all the comments.
/was gonna go with nutcase
//leaving with the Streisand effect.
 
2012-11-14 03:59:20 AM  
Please, think of this poor woman's child! Calling her "nuts" might trigger an anxiety attack in the child. Or worse, he might kiss her goodnight and die from having kissed a nut!
 
2012-11-14 04:02:35 AM  

StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.


And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.
 
2012-11-14 04:10:18 AM  

WhyteRaven74: StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.

And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.


Just use the brain. Not only is it excellent for tanning but most animals have enough brain matter to tan their own hide. It is like a free tanning gift when you kill an animal!
 
2012-11-14 04:13:10 AM  
Give the kid a bag of peanuts and save the city a fortune on tree removal.
 
2012-11-14 04:17:23 AM  

Eat More Possum: Give the kid a bag of peanuts and save the city a fortune on tree removal.


Who gives him the bag of peanuts?
 
2012-11-14 04:17:41 AM  
In my vision of the proper ironic conclusion to all this (because God is indeed an Ironist) I see this coont winning her "Death to the Oaks!" campaign. She takes her offspring down to see the felling (because the are TV cameras there, and she wants ALL of her 15 minutes), and as she is blathering on about herp and derp, her little snookems is crushed to a bloody paste under a falling oak tree.

The universe itself would shout "JUSTICE!"
 
2012-11-14 04:18:04 AM  

UsikFark: AbbeySomeone: It sounds like she's not getting any wood or access to nuts at home

You think the husband's withholding sex and now she's gone crazy? Or do you think this single mother of one needs a partner wielding one of these:

[samstreasures.com image 337x275]


Wow...just wow.
 
2012-11-14 04:20:36 AM  

Mock26: WhyteRaven74: StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.

And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.

Just use the brain. Not only is it excellent for tanning but most animals have enough brain matter to tan their own hide. It is like a free tanning gift when you kill an animal!


Each critter has just enough brains to preserve its own hide
 
2012-11-14 04:21:44 AM  
I posted this in a similar thread.

There are plenty of places they can live that don't have nut trees.
a. Antartica
b. Gobi desert
c. Sealab
d. Conifer forest
e. Mega city like inner LA
f. Clear cut forests
g. Northern tundra
h. Easter island
 
2012-11-14 04:22:13 AM  

Matthew Keene: I inhale Krema natural peanut butter by the jar. Go through maybe three jars or more in a week. I'll bet I could just take a stroll through a random elementary school, and with just my presence, weed out the genetic weaklings.

[www.pri.org image 300x225]


I totally want that on a t-shirt.
 
2012-11-14 04:24:56 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.


I had a classmate in culinary school who was deathly allergic to shellfish.
 
2012-11-14 04:35:51 AM  

GranoblasticMan: AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.

I had a classmate in culinary school who was deathly allergic to shellfish.


I love these sort of threads

Lactose free places:
some of the recently discovered, remote amazon tribes.
eskimo tribes

Shellfish free places:
orthadox judiasm practicing places?
gobi desert (venn diagram intersection with nut nuts)
 
2012-11-14 04:36:54 AM  

give me doughnuts: In my vision of the proper ironic conclusion to all this (because God is indeed an Ironist) I see this coont winning her "Death to the Oaks!" campaign. She takes her offspring down to see the felling (because the are TV cameras there, and she wants ALL of her 15 minutes), and as she is blathering on about herp and derp, her little snookems is crushed to a bloody paste under a falling oak tree.

The universe itself would shout "JUSTICE!"


Real justice would be mommy getting splatted all over the sidewalk, not her kid. Having such a nut job of a mother is punishment enough.
 
2012-11-14 04:37:08 AM  
Move. Just move.
 
2012-11-14 04:39:31 AM  

give me doughnuts: Mock26: WhyteRaven74: StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.

And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.

Just use the brain. Not only is it excellent for tanning but most animals have enough brain matter to tan their own hide. It is like a free tanning gift when you kill an animal!

Each critter has just enough brains to preserve its own hide


I just said that.
 
2012-11-14 04:51:13 AM  
Times have definitely changed since when we would bring a packet of Revels to school and make the kid with the peanut allergy play Russian roulette.
 
2012-11-14 04:58:16 AM  
The tree has been there a lot longer than you have been alive, Lady.

Get over it.
 
2012-11-14 05:02:38 AM  
And these are oaks.

We need to factor this into the caring equation.

I'm not real good at math, but I would warrant an oak with a 50 foot tall trunk could make a mast and a lot of dog furniture.
 
2012-11-14 05:04:35 AM  

libranoelrose: And these are oaks.

We need to factor this into the caring equation.

I'm not real good at math, but I would warrant an oak with a 50 foot tall trunk could make a mast and a lot of dog furniture.


It also probably has a branch or two strong enough to hold the rope to hang this biatch.
 
2012-11-14 05:05:27 AM  

Mock26: I just said that.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-14 05:05:46 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: I posted this in a similar thread.

There are plenty of places they can live that don't have nut trees.
a. Antartica
b. Gobi desert
c. Sealab
d. Conifer forest
e. Mega city like inner LA
f. Clear cut forests
g. Northern tundra
h. Easter island


i. Hell
 
2012-11-14 05:07:30 AM  

Matthew Keene: libranoelrose: And these are oaks.

We need to factor this into the caring equation.

I'm not real good at math, but I would warrant an oak with a 50 foot tall trunk could make a mast and a lot of dog furniture.

It also probably has a branch or two strong enough to hold the rope to hang this biatch.


White oak is much stronger than red oak.

I'm talking about a burr oak, that's a white one, and the branches won't buckle under an ice storm.

Don't plant Pin Oaks.
 
2012-11-14 05:08:03 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ol' Derpy Bastard: Jesus F-ing Christ. We need a plague.

Can we get a plague that targets complete morons like this woman in TFA?


Windmill syndrome already "exists", let's just make it real.
 
2012-11-14 05:36:21 AM  
This is the logical extent of the liberal utopia. Nobody can be harmed by anthing. In the past, people like this would be weeded out.;
 
2012-11-14 05:37:24 AM  

Matthew Keene: But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world.


Uh... I wasn't referring to myself, sunshine.

Also, Flaritin.
 
2012-11-14 06:11:04 AM  
The mother should just pick all the acorns off the trees.
 
2012-11-14 06:12:54 AM  
My wife is a school psychologist. This sort of story about a crazed parent does not surprise me in the least. A great new label for special education should be "Parent Impaired."
 
2012-11-14 06:15:25 AM  
Oh look, another little snowflake article

/when exactly did nut products become more dangerous than guns?
//guns don't kill people... I kill people... With guns
 
2012-11-14 06:19:43 AM  
FTFA
The mere sight of acorns could trigger anxiety in an allergic child, she said, while the nuts themselves could be used by other students "to bully and torment children."

Step 1: Educate precious snowflakes that acorns cause no harm.
Step 2: Teach precious snowflakes how to deal with obvious bullies.
Step 3: Sit back and enjoy your precious snowflakes growing into well adjusted, mature adults.

I swear parenting has gone the way of stonemasonry and coopery; an ancient art that no one remembers how to do.
 
2012-11-14 06:30:50 AM  
As someone who is allergic to tree nuts, biatch is crazy. I cannot eat almonds or hazelnuts. Oak trees have NEVER caused a problem. She needs to properly educate herself on what actually causes a reaction. I miss pistachios.
 
2012-11-14 06:45:57 AM  
All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.

With any luck, someone with some sense will shut this woman up and educate her that acorns are a completely different type of seed, and completely harmless. And then she can tell her child that so the other kids won't mess with him. That seems like a more reasonable solution.
 
2012-11-14 06:47:25 AM  
I wanted to post a picture from the pistachio ad campaign of R. Lee Ermey but it says I can't.

\Jackwagons.
 
2012-11-14 06:49:05 AM  
I've a solution where they'd only have to kill one thing.
 
2012-11-14 06:49:36 AM  

Jamrock: This is the logical extent of the liberal utopia.


Really? Because this is pretty damn similar to "My kid's school school teaches something that I don't want him to learn, so I demand it be banned for ALL the kids!", which conservatives are known to do.

/teh crazy comes from across the spectrum.
 
2012-11-14 06:55:03 AM  

libranoelrose: Mock26: I just said that.

[i.imgur.com image 226x188]


Hadn't seen that one. Guffawed a little too loudly in my office. I'm pretty sure the folks in the adjacent offices are questioning both my parentage and sanity simultaniously. That so needs to be in the politics tab.
 
2012-11-14 07:05:24 AM  
Five dollars says her kid doesn't even have nut allergies.
 
2012-11-14 07:12:04 AM  

durbnpoisn: All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.

With any luck, someone with some sense will shut this woman up and educate her that acorns are a completely different type of seed, and completely harmless. And then she can tell her child that so the other kids won't mess with him. That seems like a more reasonable solution.


That's the best part of all this "nut" allergy nonsense. Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

Link
 
2012-11-14 07:18:02 AM  

Basily Gourt: durbnpoisn: All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.

With any luck, someone with some sense will shut this woman up and educate her that acorns are a completely different type of seed, and completely harmless. And then she can tell her child that so the other kids won't mess with him. That seems like a more reasonable solution.

That's the best part of all this "nut" allergy nonsense. Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

Link


Came here to say this. Why they are called nuts is puzzling.
 
2012-11-14 07:21:43 AM  
Dear Lady,

No.

With friendly regards,
Everyone
 
2012-11-14 07:22:23 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Basily Gourt: durbnpoisn: All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.

With any luck, someone with some sense will shut this woman up and educate her that acorns are a completely different type of seed, and completely harmless. And then she can tell her child that so the other kids won't mess with him. That seems like a more reasonable solution.

That's the best part of all this "nut" allergy nonsense. Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes.

Link

Came here to say this. Why they are called nuts is puzzling.


Uh, most people with a tree nut allergy are also have peanut allergy.
 
2012-11-14 07:22:48 AM  
This is the nut lady:
i.thestar.com
 
2012-11-14 07:24:43 AM  
Maybe she should just teach her kid not to eat acorns. Problem solved.

Well, besides her of course.
 
2012-11-14 07:25:16 AM  
said Maria Asper, a pediatric allergist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children

Does that mean that Toronto has a Hospital for Well Children?
 
2012-11-14 07:25:46 AM  

fini_fly: This is the nut lady:
[i.thestar.com image 357x500]


Oblig "I'd nut her" comment.
 
2012-11-14 07:34:07 AM  
Gig103
Any other species and we'd give the runt of the litter away or shoot it. You know why nobody had peanut or milk allergies 300 years ago? Because modern science didn't have the luxury of trying to save them. Evolution and survival of the fittest is trying to work and we're stifling it.

Eugenics was wildly popular before WWII.
 
2012-11-14 07:36:59 AM  
The mere sight of acorns could trigger anxiety in an allergic child, she said, while the nuts themselves could be used by other students "to bully and torment children."

STOP GIVING THEM IDEAS

politicalmadness.org
 
2012-11-14 07:37:48 AM  
famousdeadmormons.com
"Move to where the nuts arn't!"
 
2012-11-14 07:40:46 AM  
I vote that we give all newborns a peanut-oil bath so we never have to hear about people like this again...
 
2012-11-14 07:41:48 AM  
i.thestar.com

I hope she's not allergic to nuts because she would look fabulous with a pair on her chin.
 
2012-11-14 07:43:31 AM  
Poor kid, it would suck to be allergic to your own mother.
 
2012-11-14 07:44:48 AM  
fini_fly: This is the nut lady:
[i.thestar.com image 357x500]


She probably has been given everything she's ever wanted on the basis of her looks.
 
2012-11-14 08:03:25 AM  
Not willing to do any research into the matter, but isn't that a mug of the Time magazine breastfeeder mom?
 
2012-11-14 08:04:02 AM  

doglover: This woman is what's wrong with the world.


I could not agree more.
 
2012-11-14 08:05:57 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.

Also, I think I saw Bear Grylls eat some once.


EATING ACORNS
...
GONNA HAVE TO DRINK MY OWN PEE

/gotta wash them down with *something*
 
2012-11-14 08:07:30 AM  
One can brew beer from acorns.
 
2012-11-14 08:08:21 AM  

dready zim: Move. Just move.


my thoughts exactly, we like our trees WAY more than you
 
2012-11-14 08:09:28 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.


I thought you had to ingest milk products to have a lactose intolerance reaction.
 
2012-11-14 08:13:26 AM  
Acorns have tannins, which are bitter to humans. But acorns from about 10% of oaks don't have tannins, and those acorns are palatable. But the horticulturalists can't figure out how to cultivate for that feature.
 
2012-11-14 08:14:09 AM  
congratulations woman now you're in the news. what are u gonna do now? dance a jig?
 
2012-11-14 08:17:31 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Times have definitely changed since when we would bring a packet of Revels to school and make the kid with the peanut allergy play Russian roulette.


You sick bastard.

/I lold.
 
2012-11-14 08:29:26 AM  

Dear Jerk: Acorns have tannins, which are bitter to humans. But acorns from about 10% of oaks don't have tannins, and those acorns are palatable. But the horticulturalists can't figure out how to cultivate for that feature.


Native americans in california did.
 
2012-11-14 08:33:34 AM  

MayoBoy: said Maria Asper, a pediatric allergist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children

Does that mean that Toronto has a Hospital for Well Children?


There aren't enough children who fall down wells to warrant a separate hospital. So they just go to the hospital for sick children after they're rescued.
 
2012-11-14 08:36:04 AM  

fini_fly: This is the nut lady:
[i.thestar.com image 357x500]


If LinkedIn points to the right Donna Giustizia, she's the Operations Manager at Tony's Upholstering, one of Canada's premier bioscience research facilities. They do a mean colonial too.
 
2012-11-14 08:36:50 AM  

Hagbardr: MayoBoy: said Maria Asper, a pediatric allergist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children

Does that mean that Toronto has a Hospital for Well Children?

There aren't enough children who fall down wells to warrant a separate hospital. So they just go to the hospital for sick children after they're rescued.


They need to bring back Lassie then. Timmie was falling down a well every other episode. Kids these days need a role model.
 
2012-11-14 08:46:09 AM  
Have the town chip in and buy him a bubble to live in.

I'm thinking something hermetically sealed- that way the problem will take care of itself.

// Fixing the glitch
 
2012-11-14 08:51:18 AM  
CSB: This isn't hard to happen, I nearly did this myself in the Army. I was a crew chief and went up in an OH-58D, doors off, with a pilot who wanted to practice pinnacle landings.

We were hovering over a big dirt pile pinnacle he wanted to land on when he asked me to look out the door behind us to ensure we had cleared all obstacles.

I learned out the cockpit and unthinkingly braced my forearm on the collective stick, pushing downward, (we normally removed the co-pilots collective stick for single pilot operations). A second or two later, I heard a very strained, scared, and desperate pilot's voice over my helmet's earphones, .... "collective, collective.. get your arm off the collective".

Came quite close to eating the dirt. So yeah, damn easy to happen.
 
2012-11-14 08:56:41 AM  

MayoBoy: Hagbardr: MayoBoy: said Maria Asper, a pediatric allergist at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children

Does that mean that Toronto has a Hospital for Well Children?

There aren't enough children who fall down wells to warrant a separate hospital. So they just go to the hospital for sick children after they're rescued.

They need to bring back Lassie then. Timmie was falling down a well every other episode. Kids these days need a role model.


That reminds me, I have to go dig some toddler-sized wells...
 
2012-11-14 09:18:28 AM  

Lunchpad Miter: CSB: This isn't hard to happen, I nearly did this myself in the Army. I was a crew chief and went up in an OH-58D, doors off, with a pilot who wanted to practice pinnacle landings...



?
 
2012-11-14 09:22:10 AM  

MayoBoy: [i.thestar.com image 357x500]

I hope she's not allergic to nuts because she would look fabulous with a pair on her chin.


i487.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-14 09:24:16 AM  

Old Man Winter: fini_fly: This is the nut lady:
[i.thestar.com image 357x500]

Oblig "I'd nut her" comment.


I was going to go with "Going to have to test if she's allergic to my nuts." Or maybe "PLEASE tell me she doesn't have a nut allergy as well, because if she does it's going to limit the things I want to do to her."

But going to settle with; "I'd hit that."
 
2012-11-14 09:26:20 AM  
This could turn out to be an epic battle between tree-huggers and snowflake parents, especially since it's Toronto. I say we give both sides knives and they can fight to the death. And we can put it on PPV, that way the city can make some money.

/Torontoian
 
2012-11-14 09:26:48 AM  
The only way to completely make sure is to nuke the town from orbit.
 
2012-11-14 09:30:37 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Just put your genetic dead-end in a bubble, lady. After you have your tubes tied and your kid neutered, of course.


Pretty much what I said to the missus last night when I yelled suggestions at the TV that would've made Hitler sick. You'd think as a freshly graduated teacher, she'd agree...but no.
 
2012-11-14 09:31:58 AM  
From the comments:

Message to mom

"My advice to you regarding your stance on the presence of acorns in the school yard goes as follows......don't get attached to your offspring, it doesn't look like he/she will last long.


I laughed harder than I should have....
 
2012-11-14 09:32:42 AM  
This far in and we haven't seen this yet??

wine-scamp.com 

And has been noted, when you eliminate natural selection this shiat pops up
 
2012-11-14 09:33:05 AM  
She needs one of these:

Big Damn Plastic Bubble:
snl.jt.org
 
2012-11-14 09:45:19 AM  

BizarreMan: AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.


I thought you had to ingest milk products to have a lactose intolerance reaction.



You do. There's a reason this guy was the back-up gelato scooper.

/allergic to cats, cows and chickens - figured that out at age 7 on a 2-week-long summer camp on a farm!
 
2012-11-14 09:55:25 AM  

Soymilk: Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.


No, she admits that the acorns are entirely harmless and pose no risk to her kid. But the kid might think they are dangerous and panic.
 
2012-11-14 10:01:14 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Basily Gourt: durbnpoisn: All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.


Came here to say this. Why they are called nuts is puzzling.


It's the same reason that people think that tomatoes are vegetables, when in fact they are fruit. Same goes for cucumbers, zucchini and all other squash. Oddly enough, watermelon, though it's a type of squash, is universally considered a fruit.
 
2012-11-14 10:04:12 AM  
Shoot child. Problem solved. Improved efficiency Darwining.
 
2012-11-14 10:05:06 AM  
MOVE biatch!

\There
 
2012-11-14 10:08:01 AM  

Smoking GNU: Ol' Derpy Bastard: Jesus F-ing Christ. We need a plague.

Can we get a plague that targets complete morons like this woman in TFA?


Sure. Somebody better get the brainiacs working on that STAT, before the stupid completely overtakes us. In fact, it may already be too late.

The Derpacalypse is nigh, people. We're farking doomed.
 
2012-11-14 10:14:58 AM  

durbnpoisn: AbbeySomeone: Basily Gourt: durbnpoisn: All trees create some sort of seed. They are not all peanuts. They aren't really even that closely related. Hell, peanuts grow under ground.


Came here to say this. Why they are called nuts is puzzling.

It's the same reason that people think that tomatoes are vegetables, when in fact they are fruit. Same goes for cucumbers, zucchini and all other squash. Oddly enough, watermelon, though it's a type of squash, is universally considered a fruit.


People don't seem to realize that "fruit" is both a culinary and botanical term, while "vegetable" is solely culinary.
 
2012-11-14 10:15:45 AM  

durbnpoisn: It's the same reason that people think that tomatoes are vegetables, when in fact they are fruit. Same goes for cucumbers, zucchini and all other squash. Oddly enough, watermelon, though it's a type of squash, is universally considered a fruit.


Botanical and culinary definitions can be different. A tomato can be correctly defined as both a fruit and a vegetable depending on the situation and the definition used.
 
2012-11-14 10:22:06 AM  
Fark, for shame.

You missed that she lives in Oakville too. Wants them to chop down oaks. In Oakville.
 
2012-11-14 10:30:08 AM  
One of my daughters did used to get rashes from acorns--from other kids who had touched the freaking acorns and had touched her after that. She'd also vomit. But we chose just to stay inside most of the time and carry wet wipes meds until she outgrew her sensitivities. Now she doesn't have any food allergy issues, probably because we're lucky, but I'd like to think because of the hard work I put in avoiding the things she was allergic to (and she started life having to eat prescription amino acid formula). Not because all food was eliminated from the world.
 
2012-11-14 10:36:45 AM  

Mock26: give me doughnuts: Mock26: WhyteRaven74: StopLurkListen: remove the tannic acid.

And once you do that, you use the left over water, which now contains tannic acid, to tan hides.

Just use the brain. Not only is it excellent for tanning but most animals have enough brain matter to tan their own hide. It is like a free tanning gift when you kill an animal!

Each critter has just enough brains to preserve its own hide

I just said that.


The difference being the implication that some creatures are smart enough not to get caught and skinned, thus preserving its own hide a/k/a saving its own skin.
 
2012-11-14 10:37:55 AM  
At first I thought this was unspeakably stupid, then I remembered how we used to have acorn fights on the schoolyard back in elementary school. I don't recall any allergic reactions but my friend still has a scar on his eyebrow where one split it open.

/csb
 
2012-11-14 10:37:58 AM  

dywed88: Soymilk: Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.

No, she admits that the acorns are entirely harmless and pose no risk to her kid. But the kid might think they are dangerous and panic.


So, she's admitting that her child is too stupid to learn the difference between acorns and the nuts to which it is allergic?
 
2012-11-14 10:42:50 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: According to Jared Diamond, acorns are edible and but for the quirk of nature that requires the oak tree be raised for years before it bears fruit it would be a common food today.


Most fruit trees do not bear fruit for the first few years of their lives
 
2012-11-14 11:07:11 AM  
If she is so concerned, why hasn't she been out there before school and raking them up?
Or the school could hire groundskeepers just for that purpose.
 
2012-11-14 11:26:08 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Matthew Keene: middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.

But you are NOT entitled to a nut free world. The morons in HR hired a nut allergy stockboy where I work. Are you kidding me? No they weren't. Sorry kid, it's a farking supermarket! Choose another line of work.

We were at Whole Foods recently and wanted a gelato out of the deli case. The guy behind the counter said he ws afraid to scoop it because he was lactose intolerant and was just watching the counter while somebody was on break. WTF? Why are you there?
I have severe alllergies and have no patience for this kind of drama.


That guy is an idiot. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy, it's the inability to digest lactose due to lack of the proper digestive enzyme. Touching dairy products will not induce any reaction.
 
2012-11-14 11:41:41 AM  
We're not going to change the whole world lady just because your kid is defective. The Spartans knew how to handle these issues:

2.bp.blogspot.com 

Nut allergy? Off the mountain you go.
 
2012-11-14 12:19:44 PM  
peanut allergy in a kid is just another way lazy parents can have their kids eat at mcds...no peanuts there
 
2012-11-14 12:32:33 PM  

sjcousins: Soymilk: Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.

You're wrong in every sense about everything except the last sentence.


Oak nuts aren't really nuts in the 'tree nuts' allergy sense of being 'nuts', and they are indeed a different family (Fagaceae) from the usual allergenic tree nuts.

The 'tree nuts' group of nuts that usually strike down people with allergies are walnuts and almonds (stone fruit group like peaches and apricots), hazelnut (Betulaceae), Brazil nuts (Lecythidaceae), cashews and pistachios (Anacardiaceae).

/allergic to all kinds of things
 
2012-11-14 01:10:25 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that acorns are NOT nuts... So there shouldn't be a big deal.

Besides she being nuts...
 
2012-11-14 01:15:18 PM  

Old Man Winter: Well, if she was worried about kids bullying her kid with acorns, this publicity will surely prevent it.


Well, either the kid is sane and will just give the 'bully' a strange look and point out that, um, no, that ain't gonna do shiat, or the kid's been so programmed for fear that the Canadian version of CPS is going to be wondering if the kid has PTSD.

/There's actually-needed safety measures, and then there's this.
 
2012-11-14 01:30:21 PM  

middleoftheday: I guess gasbags on the Internet don't realize adults get nut allergies, too.


Protip:

If you see an acorn on the ground, don't eat it.

/5 cents please
 
2012-11-14 01:53:22 PM  
www.carstickers.com
 
2012-11-14 02:17:22 PM  

BizarreMan: I thought you had to ingest milk products to have a lactose intolerance reaction.


I'm lactose intolerant myself, and to the best of my knowledge you don't get a reaction unless you ingest dairy products. And even then not all dairy products cause issues when ingested because some of them have very low levels of lactose.

However, I do know someone that's so allergic to lobster that he can't even touch them without wearing gloves.
 
2012-11-14 04:57:20 PM  
So he is allergic to his mother?
 
2012-11-14 05:08:48 PM  
This is why we cannot have nice things.
 
2012-11-14 06:12:20 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: BizarreMan: I thought you had to ingest milk products to have a lactose intolerance reaction.

I'm lactose intolerant myself, and to the best of my knowledge you don't get a reaction unless you ingest dairy products. And even then not all dairy products cause issues when ingested because some of them have very low levels of lactose.

However, I do know someone that's so allergic to lobster that he can't even touch them without wearing gloves.


That right there is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance. You are not allergic to lactose. You could get bareassed and rub dairy products all over yourself and you won't have a problem. You just can't properly digest most of them.

So glass o' milk - bad. Nekkid yougurt wrestling - good.

The non-scooping scooper kid - idiot.
 
2012-11-14 08:17:32 PM  

Soymilk: sjcousins: Soymilk: Acorns aren't even nuts. Oaks are a totally diff family from the tree nuts. This woman however is indeed nuts.

You're wrong in every sense about everything except the last sentence.

Oak nuts aren't really nuts in the 'tree nuts' allergy sense of being 'nuts', and they are indeed a different family (Fagaceae) from the usual allergenic tree nuts.

The 'tree nuts' group of nuts that usually strike down people with allergies are walnuts and almonds (stone fruit group like peaches and apricots), hazelnut (Betulaceae), Brazil nuts (Lecythidaceae), cashews and pistachios (Anacardiaceae).

/allergic to all kinds of things

I was referring to "tree nut family" which doesn't exist. Tree nuts, as far as I'm aware, is a term used to distinguish allergies to nuts from allergies to peanuts (which is a legume, not a nut at all), as people allergic to one aren't necessarily allergic to the other. An acorn is very much a nut and grows on a tree. There is no reason someone with a tree nut allergy could not be allergic to acorns, but acorns are not widely eaten so are not often listed when talking about tree nut allergies.
/background in botany.
 
2012-11-15 03:44:53 AM  

MayoBoy:
They need to bring back Lassie then. Timmie was falling down a well every other episode. Kids these days need a role model.


Timmy never fell down a well.
According to the internet, the only character to fall down a well was Lassie.
 
2012-11-15 05:33:24 AM  

Hermit Tard: MayoBoy:
They need to bring back Lassie then. Timmie was falling down a well every other episode. Kids these days need a role model.

Timmy never fell down a well.
According to the internet, the only character to fall down a well was Lassie.


Only because I wasn't there to throw that little muppet down there personally.
 
2012-11-15 07:32:29 PM  

Shirley Ujest: I bet she feels everyone is persecuting her.


If I lived in the area, then once she started screaming "Cut down all the oak trees, my little baby isn't allowed to even *see* an acorn", I would be persecuting her. I'd be throwing boxes of acorns into her yard on a regular basis, putting up signs saying "This lady is nuts", etc.
 
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