Please excuse my brevity, dear Lost Bears,However I am on the run today and, though I hope to pop back later this evening, at present I only have time for a brief, collective, two item reply.
1. The pungent clutch of toxic puns featured in numerous posts today remind me that fresh mushrooms can, under certain conditions, contain a fatal dose of the bacteria known as “Clostridium Botulinum”, that if consumed can lead to a miserable demise courtesy of botulism – a courtesy I now extend to our many unrepentant resident punsters…
2. More curious still was the discovery I made, during the exhaustive research I put into this Lost Bear feature, that the following varieties of mushroom, including: the common mushroom, the button mushroom, the white mushroom, the table mushroom, the champignon mushroom, the crimini mushroom, the Swiss brown mushroom, the Roman brown mushroom, the Italian brown mushroom, the Italian mushroom, the cultivated mushroom, and the Portobello mushroom … are All The Exact Same Bloody Mushroom (Agaricus Bisporus)!!!
Frankly, I feel violated by this marketing deception, and somewhat ripped off. Ah well, at least I’m not locked in a dark room standing knee deep in moist bed of cow shit … at least for the moment. Though this hideous fate seems preferable to enduring the many unspeakably bad puns inflicted upon my literate person today…
Hmmm, I think I shall make time to head outside into the sunshine and enjoy a calming ice cream.