May 26, 2006

What's that?

I go out to pick up the newspaper and I'm all... What?! Did somebody come into my yard last night just to throw up in my garden?

Slime mold

Oh, it's slime mold. Dog Vomit Fungus! Remember? I mentioned it here once, you know, that day when I deliberately vomit-blogged. But I've never seen it in my yard before, even though I have seen -- and photoblogged -- some pretty impressive fungus, fungus that makes you think not of vomiting, but of one of those other bodily activities.


Meade said...

Is that fresh mulch? Might have come with that. Could be worse - you could have stinkhorn mushrooms... you know - Phallus impudicus.

MadisonMan said...

As if you needed proof of how wet it's been here lately! I've also seen this on fresh mulch.

Ann Althouse said...

It's last year's mulch.

And Meade, you aren't clicking on my links!

Anonymous said...

It looks like the Virgin Mary to me, I sure hope you haven't disrupted it.

goesh said...

-it's too copious to be bat sperm

Meade said...

Sorry, Ann. Clink first; comment second. I'll get it.

Joe said...

Goesh, I don't think I want to know how you know that!

XWL said...

I go out to pick up the newspaper and I'm all...

That fungus seems to emit a vapor that scrambles speech centers in esteemed professor's brains and turns them into a 15 year old valley girl.




(seems there might be some of that fungus hereabouts as well)

(OK, so now I'm like, all inspired to post the whole lyrics to that song, and then I'm all, well, that's like totally threadjacking, but then I'm all like, it will be funny, so like here you go...)

Valley girl
Shes a valley girl
Valley girl
Shes a valley girl
Okay, fine...
Fer sure, fer sure
Shes a valley girl
In a clothing store
Okay, fine...
Fer sure, fer sure
Shes a

Like, oh my god! (valley girl)
Like - totally (valley girl)
Encino is like so bitchen (valley girl)
Theres like the galleria (valley girl)
And like all these like really great shoe stores
I love going into like clothing stores and stuff
I like buy the neatest mini-skirts and stuff
Its like so bitchen cuz like everybodys like
Super-super nice...
Its like so bitchen...

On ventura, there she goes
She just bought some bitchen clothes
Tosses her head n flips her hair
She got a whole bunch of nothin in there

Anyway, he goes are you into s and m?
I go, oh right...
Could you like just picture me in like a leather teddy
Yeah right, hurt me, hurt me...
Im sure! no way!
He was like freaking me out...
He called me a beastie...
Thats cuz like he was totally blitzed
He goes like bag your face!
Im sure!

Valley girl
Shes a valley girl
Valley girl
Shes a valley girl
Okay, fine...
Fer sure, fer sure
Shes a valley girl
So sweet n pure
Okay, fine...
Fer sure, fer sure
Shes a
Its really sad (valley girl)
Like my english teacher
Hes like... (valley girl)
Hes like mr. bu-fu (valley girl)
Were talking lord God king bu-fu (valley girl)
I am so sure
Hes like so gross
He like sits there and like plays with all his rings
And he like flirts with all the guys in the class
Its like totally disgusting
Im like so sure
Its like barf me out...
Gag me with a spoon!

Last idea to cross her mind
Had something to do with where to find
A pair of jeans to fit her butt
And where to get her toenails cut

So like I go into this like salon place, yknow
And I wanted like to get my toenails done
And the lady like goes, oh my god, your toenails
Are like so grody
It was like really embarrassing
Shes like oh my god, like bag those toenails
Im like sure...
She goes, uh, I dont know if I can handle this, yknow...
I was like really embarrassed...

Valley girl
Shes a valley girl
Valley girl
Shes a valley girl
Okay, fine
Fer sure, fer sure
Shes a valley girl
And there is no cure
Okay, fine
Fer sure, fer sure
Shes a valley girl
And there is no cure

Like my mother is like a total space cadet (valley girl)
She like makes me do the dishes and (valley girl)
Clean the cat box (valley girl)
I am sure
Thats like gross (valley girl)
Barf out! (valley girl)
Oh my God (valley girl)

Uh-huh... (valley girl)
My name?
My name is ondrya wolfson (valley girl)
Thats right, ondrya (valley girl)
I know
Its like... (valley girl)
I do not talk funny...
Im sure (valley girl)
Whatsa matter with the way I talk? (valley girl)
I am a val, I know (valley girl)
But I live like in a really good part of encino so its okay
(valley girl)
Uh-huh... (valley girl)
So like, I dont know (valley girl)
Im like freaking out totally (valley girl)
Oh my god! (valley girl)

Hi - I have to go to the orthodontist (valley girl)
Im getting my braces off, yknow (valley girl)
But I have to wear a retainer
Thats going to be really like a total bummer
Im freaking out
Im sure
Its like those things that like stick in your mouth
Theyre so gross...
You like get saliva all over them
But like, I dont know, its going to be cool, yknow
So you can see my smile
Itll be like really cool
Except my like my teeth are like too small
But no biggie...
Its so awesome
Its like tubular, yknow
Well, Im not like really ugly or anything
Its just like
I dont know
You know me, Im like into like the clean stuff
Like pac-man and like, I dont know
Like my mother like makes me do the dishes
Its like so gross...
Like all the stuff like sticks to the plates
And its like, its like somebody elses food, yknow
Its like grody...
Grody to the max
Im sure
Its like really nauseating
Like barf out
Gag me with a spoon
I am sure

Eli Blake said...

Fungus growing in wet eastern soil:

Reason # 208 I'm glad I live in Arizona.

lindsey said...

This is so weird.

Less than five minutes ago, I went outside to my car to get some stuff. Walking back I looked down and exclaimed, "What is that?! Ew!" I log onto Ann's site and see the very stuff I was repulsed by-- slime mold!