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Mia and I are going to see the uconn CORPSE FLOWER tomorrow (tuesday)

Discussion in 'Kayo Dot' started by FuSoYa, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. FuSoYa

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    you know, i was actually discussing on another messageboard whether they would get mad at me for taking a tiny slice and eating. :-/

    problem is, i would probably get caught red-handed on the webcam. toby, maybe you can stand in front of the camera while i eat?
     
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    also, we should determine if the corpse flower is poisonous first, huh?
     
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    omg are you going to force me to try a piece of the corpse flower?? :(
    i bet the answer = yes
     
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    i hope it's not poisonous because this is a super rare opportunity!
     
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    no, you don't have to eat.
    just block, okay? <3
     
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    i can totally block the webcam, but I bet they have guards.
     
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    oh come on. there's no such thing as a corpse flower guard!

    or i guess... maybe. there was that one tree serial killer who poisoned this giant ancient oak tree once and made everyone cry. i guess someone could have similar plans fo rthe corpse flower.
     
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    There's usually a skinny bald guy with glasses and a nametag standing near the flower when I check the webcam, so.. look out for him. Hopefully the thing will bloom by tomorrow.
     
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    Skinny and bald doesn't sound very imposing, fortunately. Also, it's a greenhouse so his glasses are probably constantly fogged-up and he can't see.
    Speaking of fogged up glasses, I bet he has an unhealthy obsession with the corpse fllower, i.e. when no one's looking he puts his hand over the webcam and strokes the giant 6 foot shlonglike stamen repeatedly (glasses fogging up to a greater degree).
     
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    PS I decided I hate that guy
     
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    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    I'm waiting with bated breath. Seriously.
     
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    i guess some people in indonesia actually eat this flower anyway? (but the berries seem to be poisonous)

    i found this:

    PHILLIPS: So is there anything that we can take from it, you know, like for example, some plants we can get remedies from for sicknesses, or you know, make -- is there anything that comes from this plant that potentially could be interesting?

    TRAGER: Well, that -- potentially. There is a lot of research yet to be done. We do know that many members of this family are edible. So there may be a potential food source there.

    PHILLIPS: Really?

    TRAGER: Yes.

    PHILLIPS: Smelling that badly?

    TRAGER: The tuber is edible, as well as parts of the flower.

    PHILLIPS: Have you ever tasted it?

    TRAGER: No.

    PHILLIPS: What does it -- do you know what it tastes like? Has anyone described it to you?

    TRAGER: Oh, I understand that the spadic (ph) was cooked up with chilies and chicken in parts of Indonesia, but I haven't tried it.


    PHILLIPS: Oh, my goodness. And when you cook it, does the smell go away, does it get worse?

    TRAGER: It probably goes away. But I don't know, I haven't tried it.
     
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    haha, i like how that philips guy is sooo curious about what it tastes like, but the other guy is getting really annoyed: "i don't know. i haven't tried it."
     
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    then again, neither does 5'5" and 5'1" or whatever
     
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    oh yeah well neither does operation shirt and red beard so there
     
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    how a "i'd like to eat a corpse flower" thread can devolve into a nanny nanny nyahhhhh ...
     
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    mindspell vvv Jake's ass vvv

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    You're all pussies...

    Except for lizard, he'd scare the ugly out of Randall 'Tex' Cobb..

    [​IMG]
     
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    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    if Mia suddenly grew six inches, yes, I would find that exceedingly imposing.
     
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    http://titanarum.uconn.edu/

    !!!

    notice that:

    1. the corpse flower hasn't bloomed yet
    2. the skinny, bald, bespectacled corpse flower guard is standing there do you think maybe he gets corpse flower lunch break?
     

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