Please don’t eat the Marin mushrooms

If you’re ever in Marin, don’t try the wild mushrooms:

“Marin County has one of the world’s largest concentrations of one of the deadliest mushrooms in the world: Amanita phalloides,” said [Loraine] Berry, a Ross resident and founding member of the Mycological Society of San Francisco.

That is a message I’ll take to heart (not that I ever eat anything but grocery store ‘shrooms myself.

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  • Charles Martel

    Many thoughts about this, but the dominant one is “Darwin Awards.”

  • Ymarsakar

    Watch out for the Kool Aid too.

  • Charles Martel

    Oh, Ymarsakar, you should see our Kool Aid!

    We take the most lovingly grown berries, cherries and natural flavors and cook them down until we have Pure Essence.

    Then we take the Pure Essence and mix it with rainwater that has fallen on the most pristine patch of acreage in Marin, the one we call “Gaia’s Place.”

    We hand-bottle the elixir in glass made from the Sands of Iwo Jima (may Goddess forgive us for what we arrogant white racist imperialists did to the simple Japanese Buddhist soldiers on that careworn island!) and distribute them to the various public school districts in the county.

    To paraphrase Michael Jackson (before he became a white woman), “We put the little cups of Kool Aid in front of the children and it’s just so cute to watch the look in their eyes!”

    Anyway, once they’ve drunk the Kool Aid you can see the scales drop off their kiddish peepers! Where once they were full of questions and doubt, now they KNOW:

    Jews are cruel.

    Dubya is dumb.

    The New York Times is written by superintelligent people.

    Capitalism is heating up the planet.

    Yadda, yadda.


  • Danny Lemieux

    Careful, Charles. Our whole country may be due a Darwin Award by the end of the next four years.