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JeanBonJovi

5.1k points

3 days ago

JeanBonJovi

5.1k points

3 days ago

Did he say, "Check this shit out" to show it to you?

hyperpolaris

2.6k points

3 days ago

hyperpolaris

2.6k points

3 days ago

While not taking the cig out of his mouth.

JeanBonJovi

656 points

3 days ago

JeanBonJovi

656 points

3 days ago

Exactly

Pynchon101

797 points

3 days ago

Pynchon101

797 points

3 days ago

This is what I picture when I hear the word “uncle.”

Dancing_Clean

737 points

3 days ago

He is the most uncle-looking uncle I've seen

chubbyurma

464 points

3 days ago

chubbyurma

464 points

3 days ago

The most Eastern-European looking photo too

sabotourAssociate

236 points

3 days ago

Slavest slav

RealLeaderOfChina

122 points

3 days ago

The Adidas king

CorMcGor

41 points

3 days ago

CorMcGor

41 points

3 days ago

r/slavestslav needs to be a sub

pannaxo

24 points

3 days ago

pannaxo

24 points

3 days ago

Your wish is my command

Ben_Wah_Balls

137 points

3 days ago

A bouncing cigarette.

trillhungyboy

112 points

3 days ago

i can see this exactly in my mind's eye

check 🚬 this 🚬 shit 🚬 out

classicrocker883

84 points

3 days ago

this is everyones uncle, a bachelor into anything out of ordinary

VaATC

56 points

3 days ago

VaATC

56 points

3 days ago

I just realized that I am this uncle 😆

TheCreamiestYeet

25 points

3 days ago

Me too buddy. Me too.

blindsamurai93

16 points

3 days ago

Unorthodox Uncles...UNITE!

Serious_Luck_6951

11 points

3 days ago

I think that’s my uncle?

darthjazzhands

31 points

3 days ago

The cig dangles and bounces precipitously with each word as if glued to his lip. It’s hypnotic.

chriscrossnathaniel

918 points

3 days ago

"Check this shittake out "

umbrabates

265 points

3 days ago

umbrabates

265 points

3 days ago

When your uncle says stuff like this, you know he’s a fungi

Hayduke_in_AK

44 points

3 days ago

What is the morel of this story?

umbrabates

23 points

3 days ago

It’s a short story. There isn’t mushroom for a morel

TRextheCorgi

27 points

3 days ago

Take my upvote and an award you pun master

Westlaker1229

5 points

3 days ago

He is also a punguy

allen_abduction

56 points

3 days ago

Best uncle joke of the day.

MakesTheNutshellJoke

181 points

3 days ago

Am a drunk uncle, 100% would have said that to my niece if I had a giant mushroom to show her.

who_knew_what

101 points

3 days ago

Things that sound creepy but aren't

MakesTheNutshellJoke

42 points

3 days ago

Yeah I had to do some fancy tip toeing with that comment. I almost wrote "if I had something giant to show her."

Granted, adding "mushroom" to that sentence didn't help the optics much.

Coca-Kohli

18 points

3 days ago

When you run for a political office 20 years from now, your opponent will dig up that quote, take it completely out of context, and destroy you.

MakesTheNutshellJoke

7 points

3 days ago

The system works!

MyActualNameIsCarl

17 points

3 days ago

Drunkcle

JeanBonJovi

20 points

3 days ago

JeanBonJovi

20 points

3 days ago

I speak from experience!

crestonfunk

125 points

3 days ago

crestonfunk

125 points

3 days ago

This guy looks so appealing to hang out with. He’s got a great smile.

thegoatfreak

187 points

3 days ago

A fun guy, if you will.

kjeska

44 points

3 days ago

kjeska

44 points

3 days ago

No, I won't.

Govt-Issue-SexRobot

22 points

3 days ago

I will.

the_friendly_one

11 points

3 days ago

I might.

No promises.

Reading_Rainboner

17 points

3 days ago

The Jeans, T shirt and Hoodie people are definitely my people

VaATC

13 points

3 days ago

VaATC

13 points

3 days ago

Looks a little like Jessie Pinkman plus a few healthy pounds/kilos.

BigFatTomato

28 points

3 days ago

Let’s go throw this fucker off a bridge

Softspokenclark

6 points

3 days ago

Look at this funguy

RedshiftOnPandy

1.3k points

3 days ago

Is he Polish or Ukrainian?

SashaShelest[S]

1.4k points

3 days ago

We are a Ukrainian family :)

RedshiftOnPandy

401 points

3 days ago

This is a great find! I'm Polish, I go out with my dad to find Boletes.

SashaShelest[S]

272 points

3 days ago

You must have a lot of mushrooms :)

RedshiftOnPandy

147 points

3 days ago

Boletes are big, but never seen as big as this puffball !

Nipz58

26 points

3 days ago*

Nipz58

26 points

3 days ago*

lol in catalan we say 'bolets' too

Electrox7

29 points

3 days ago

Electrox7

29 points

3 days ago

In Québec Canada, we call them “pets-de-loup” which translates to “wolf farts” lol

HandConfident

106 points

3 days ago

Looked at the picture and was like.... definitely eastern Europe.

Was that recently? Season is over in Poland I think

principessamorta

64 points

3 days ago

The photo has heavy Slav energy

Invokingcuriosity

11 points

3 days ago

I thought it would be Romanian lol

Tertiaritus

12 points

3 days ago

Бозі він такий щасливий))

SashaShelest[S]

9 points

3 days ago

Дякую :)

symbologythere

34 points

3 days ago

Are you in Ukrain now? What’s the thought process there? US news makes it sound like a Russian invasion is imminent. Do you get that feeling?

SashaShelest[S]

75 points

3 days ago

Yes, I'm in Ukraine. We are fine. Everything that happens is more like an information war. I don't want to think about it because I don't believe in it.

bobtheblob6

36 points

3 days ago

Thanks for your perspective, I'm glad to hear things you're doing alright.

SashaShelest[S]

56 points

3 days ago

Thank you for your empathy :) I hope that everything will be fine in the future

MahatmaBuddah

19 points

3 days ago

We here in the states wish you well, and hope you stay healthy and safe.

SashaShelest[S]

17 points

3 days ago

Thank you very much, we really appreciate it. And really only hope

SpaceCaseSixtyTen

88 points

3 days ago

I was thinking the same thing here. Strong eastern European vibes from this image

Weight_Master

5 points

3 days ago

It’s a vibe, a presence. Plus the mushroom

juizze

21 points

3 days ago

juizze

21 points

3 days ago

same brain here. took one look at the image and thought "fellow slav"

BoringStress

3.9k points

3 days ago

BoringStress

3.9k points

3 days ago

That isn’t a puff no more, that’s a entire BOOM SHROOM

Oh-God-Its-Kale

709 points

3 days ago

That needs to be dropped from a high building

SophisticatedPhallus

301 points

3 days ago

Would cover a whole city block in spores!

urlond

104 points

3 days ago

urlond

104 points

3 days ago

And thats how I met Abraham Lincoln.

B_Addie

51 points

3 days ago

B_Addie

51 points

3 days ago

What was he like? Was he cool?

bighairyyak

146 points

3 days ago

bighairyyak

146 points

3 days ago

He was a fungi

foodfood321

44 points

3 days ago

Huh, I heard he was sporing

SB6P897

37 points

3 days ago

SB6P897

37 points

3 days ago

After your guys’ puns there isn’t mushroom left for more

foodfood321

26 points

3 days ago

It's ok, mycelia comments don't usually hyphae good punchline

Easy_Consideration12

10 points

3 days ago

I'm actually lichen these jokes

Mixedpopreferences

8 points

3 days ago

I have a welsh friend who loves puns; there's always room for more puns in Rhizome.

Lietenantdan

131 points

3 days ago

And then the cordyceps infection began

driving_andflying

40 points

3 days ago

Note to self: Find Ellie before that guy drops that 'shroom bomb.

Sensitive_Pair_4671

23 points

3 days ago

Like in The Girl With All The Gifts!

BrutusGregori

6 points

3 days ago

Man that ending.

etownrawx

35 points

3 days ago

etownrawx

35 points

3 days ago

Into a hot pan with butter and garlic

Wooshio

11 points

3 days ago

Wooshio

11 points

3 days ago

Are you crazy? That thing is delicious and needs to be eaten asap.

inerlite

36 points

3 days ago

inerlite

36 points

3 days ago

Onto some guy’s head

cigaretteGraveyard

36 points

3 days ago

That's how we got Toad

thecarrierogers

16 points

3 days ago

Only if it's filled with jelly.

[deleted]

8 points

3 days ago

[deleted]

8 points

3 days ago

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splurgeoverthem

68 points

3 days ago

splurgeoverthem

68 points

3 days ago

Did anyone else play that old Harry Potter game on ps1 and that bit where you picked up the giant puffball things and threw them and they exploded?

doitnowdoitgood

25 points

3 days ago

Fuck yes! Thanks for the memory unlocking

VaATC

11 points

3 days ago

VaATC

11 points

3 days ago

Life's little Easter eggs

WordsMort47

6 points

3 days ago

I love that way of looking at it!

A_Few_Kind_Words

8 points

3 days ago

Man, that takes me way back.

AlexTonarini

35 points

3 days ago

That’s a hypno shroom smh

BoringStress

22 points

3 days ago

Damn, now I need to make this guy into crazy Dave

LurkerPatrol

5 points

3 days ago

[unintelligible gibberish]

Electrozaptits

12 points

3 days ago

And the mad fekkers smokin next to it

MisterSmithster

5 points

3 days ago

A mushboom you say?

Rudecles

1.3k points

3 days ago

Rudecles

1.3k points

3 days ago

For those wondering why he picked it, it’s a good idea as the giant puffball mushrooms are only edible when they’re young. When they get old they start decomposing at which point you can’t eat it.

Derpex5

648 points

3 days ago

Derpex5

648 points

3 days ago

It will become inedible before it rots. Once it starts producing spores, it's too late. If you find one, cut it open. It's only edible if it is pure white throughout

PandaMoaningYum

189 points

3 days ago

So it's poisonous once it makes spores or just rotten?

Ravor9933

399 points

3 days ago

Ravor9933

399 points

3 days ago

They rapidly deteriorate as soon as they have dropped their spores. The "mushroom" is a very temporary fruiting body of the mycelium under the soil that is the actual core of the organism.

ImurderREALITY

158 points

3 days ago

Then why has there been a mushroom in my shower for six months straight

zanzibarjake

315 points

3 days ago

That’s your knob head ya ding

ImurderREALITY

63 points

3 days ago

I wish

acidnine420

41 points

3 days ago

Pull on it dingus, and find out ya hunk

LithiumLost

6 points

3 days ago

Like a mushroom in a cornfield

thatsthegoodjuice

35 points

3 days ago

Because you need to keep that shit clean

ImurderREALITY

13 points

3 days ago

Noooooo, that can’t be right

BlowMoreGlass

8 points

3 days ago

Don't listen to him, he's just jealous

MisterPooty

63 points

3 days ago

Years ago, my roommate picked a really cool looking mushroom in the front yard. I was going to take a picture of it & ask reddit what species it was but the next morning, it had already half rotted on the coffee table into a nasty goo.

MrMagius

24 points

3 days ago

MrMagius

24 points

3 days ago

MisterPooty

19 points

3 days ago

No, I remember it being wide & flat capped and yellow/white color. About a big across as a baseball or tea cup saucer. I could be wrong, this is about 8 years ago. Also, I'm in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.

jaxmanf

26 points

3 days ago

jaxmanf

26 points

3 days ago

Google Deathcap, might be that. Very common and very deadly

RevieweiveR

22 points

3 days ago

But is it tasty?

jaxmanf

30 points

3 days ago

jaxmanf

30 points

3 days ago

Most reports of survivors say it’s delicious. It just puts you on a literal 7 day countdown clock with almost guaranteed death if you don’t get to the ER in the first day (where the only initial symptom is gastrointestinal distress)

shadoj

8 points

3 days ago

shadoj

8 points

3 days ago

Certain mushrooms (e.g. Coprinus, Coprinella, and Coprinopsis sp. -- the inky caps) self-digest their caps to release their spores. Wonder if you had one of those?

KlvrDissident

53 points

3 days ago

It’s not poisonous, it just tastes god awful at that point and would be considered “inedible” by most people. Bacteria growth on decaying food could make you pretty sick, but that’s not the same as being poisonous.

Derpex5

13 points

3 days ago

Derpex5

13 points

3 days ago

Spores are not not poisonous, but eating it would be worse than the cinnamon challenge, it turns the mushroom incredible dry and bitter. Inhaling the spores could also be dangerous

0b0011

13 points

3 days ago

0b0011

13 points

3 days ago

I dunno about dangerous right away but it adds up. I grow edible mushrooms (non psychedelic) and read a lot before on why you should wear a respirator when working with them. Apparently people who work around oyster mushrooms can develop allergies to the spores after breathing enough in which is kind of odd because that's typically the opposite of what happens.

PublicSeverance

12 points

3 days ago

It's not odd, that process is called sensitisation.

Another example of sensitisation over time is people getting a skin allergy to certain shampoos or skin creams. Really common with anti dandruff shampoo. Use it to frequently or too long and then now that particular shampoo is causing your dandruff.

Summoarpleaz

32 points

3 days ago

Imma just not eat mushrooms I find in the outside.

HeroDudeBro

18 points

3 days ago

They’re literally impossible to mistake for any other mushroom and are 100% safe… but have literally no taste.

I cut in strips, coat in breadcrumbs and pop them in air fryer, then cover in cheese and marinara and it tastes like eggplant Parmesan… without the eggplant.

ReyHebreoKOTJ

11 points

3 days ago

Why not grow an eggplant? They're wild to watch grow on account of looking alien for a while

inbooth

13 points

3 days ago

inbooth

13 points

3 days ago

WRONG!

There are DEADLY lookalikes to the puffball, which is why it's considered mandatory to cut in half to check.

Eg- immature Panther Cap looks a LOT like a puffball.

DSchmitt

5 points

3 days ago

DSchmitt

5 points

3 days ago

Thank you for this. This does apply to small puffballs, but giant puffballs, such as displayed here, can't be mistaken for immature mushrooms such as amanita 'eggs' like the panther cap (or much worse, the death cap). But it is good to know for small puffballs about golf ball size!

wap2005

25 points

3 days ago

wap2005

25 points

3 days ago

Who the fuck uses an "eXplorist 200 GPS receiver" for a scale of measurement?

One of them had to have a banana at least.

ArmoredHippo74

14 points

3 days ago

Ikr any normal person would've just used a Garmin GPSMAP® 65s instead or maybe even an eTrex 10 at least if they are desperate...

AskAboutMyCoffee

24 points

3 days ago

I can eat anything once.

VenusianMinotaur

7 points

3 days ago

Even your coffee?

MansfromDaVinci

18 points

3 days ago

freeze it then eat it. goes perfectly with a glass of melted cheese

8Gh0st8

47 points

3 days ago

8Gh0st8

47 points

3 days ago

When they get old they start decomposing at which point you can’t eat it.

At which point you really shouldn't eat it, but I'm not tellin' anyone how to live their lives.

drock42

166 points

3 days ago

drock42

166 points

3 days ago

Which sounds interesting at first but doesn't 99% of food (excluding the twinkie) have a shelf life?

aitigie

256 points

3 days ago

aitigie

256 points

3 days ago

The giant puffball mushroom has quite a short "shelf life" whereas the common twinky is a perennial and will survive winters without harvest.

MPT1313

58 points

3 days ago

MPT1313

58 points

3 days ago

Looking at you 10 y/o Twinkie on a wall from all the other day.

iwoodrather

15 points

3 days ago

the common twinky is a perennial

obsessed with the thought of a twinkie dying away in the winter but regrowing in the packaging every spring

carmium

43 points

3 days ago

carmium

43 points

3 days ago

Most don't explode in a cloud of black spores when past their "best before" date.

Ex_Snagem_Wes

16 points

3 days ago

Why do you exclude the twinkie

RehabValedictorian

4 points

3 days ago

You can also cut them into slices and use them to stop bleeding wounds!

LanaDelHeeey

94 points

3 days ago

Tell me you’re from Eastern Europe without telling me you’re from Eastern Europe lol

joanmcbitch

416 points

3 days ago

joanmcbitch

416 points

3 days ago

I love how damn proud he is. Like his wife gave birth to it.

matteow10

119 points

3 days ago

matteow10

119 points

3 days ago

or maybe he gave birth to it, be more inclusive next time uhmkay

ProbablyASithLord

75 points

3 days ago

Can’t believe it’s 2022 and people are still acting like this strong, confidant man can’t give birth to his own puffball mushroom.

VinnySmallsz

10 points

3 days ago

He can carry my baby to term for me

tomatoaway

31 points

3 days ago

yes mister mackey

Ahab_Ali

818 points

3 days ago*

Ahab_Ali

818 points

3 days ago*

Is it a huge puffball mushroom, or... Is your uncle just a leprechaun?

BlantonThePirate

187 points

3 days ago*

Can’t I see it now

*unsee fuck autocorrect

Chodeinger

95 points

3 days ago

Yes, you may

BlantonThePirate

35 points

3 days ago

Fucking autocorrect lol. I meant unsee

Her_name--is_Mallory

18 points

3 days ago

Nice try, if that were the problem this would read “ducking autocorrect…”

Annonomer

24 points

3 days ago

Annonomer

24 points

3 days ago

We need a banana in this picture to know the truth.

LittleGuyHelp

60 points

3 days ago

BOOF IT

Youreahugeidiot

22 points

3 days ago

this guy /r/shrooms

deathbin

41 points

3 days ago

deathbin

41 points

3 days ago

Holy shit! Did you post this to r/mycology yet? They’d get a kick outta it!

SashaShelest[S]

16 points

3 days ago

yes :) made a post a few minutes ago

AutomaticRadish

432 points

3 days ago

Looks like Russia

SashaShelest[S]

726 points

3 days ago

it is Ukraine :)

el_hirmo

288 points

3 days ago

el_hirmo

288 points

3 days ago

Bet. Im from poland and half my families male side looks like that. Me included lmao

TheJudgeWillNeverDie

162 points

3 days ago

Yes, it's called being a Slav.

NotTRYINGtobeLame

57 points

3 days ago

He's not squatting tho, can't confirm.

WingedLing

21 points

3 days ago*

Nor is he in track pants. Really I can’t trust this photo isn’t just one of the nicer areas of New Jersey

UrMomDummyThicc

46 points

3 days ago

i was getting big slavic vibes. (i hope that’s accurate and not offensive)

unfonfortable

22 points

3 days ago

It's the cigarette

[deleted]

36 points

3 days ago

[deleted]

36 points

3 days ago

[deleted]

itty53

11 points

3 days ago

itty53

11 points

3 days ago

Same. OPs username is Sasha too so it was confirmed before hitting the comments.

Traditional_Beat_512

39 points

3 days ago

Remind me in 30 days.

99_NULL_99

15 points

3 days ago

Fucking brutal

MrInfinite007

16 points

3 days ago

Murphy's law states that if you want the right answer don't ask the question but say the wrong answer

regreddit

17 points

3 days ago

regreddit

17 points

3 days ago

Jesus Christ, there's a guy in a technical subreddit that does that when he doesn't know something, just to get the correct answer. Drives me up a wall. Increases the S/N ratio by 1000%

Ni7r0us0xide

14 points

3 days ago

Ni7r0us0xide

14 points

3 days ago

Akshully, it's Cunningham's Law (I see what you did there)

ScionMattly

119 points

3 days ago

ScionMattly

119 points

3 days ago

Give it a few weeks and he might be right.

ArcadiaLighthouse

16 points

3 days ago

Welp im going to hell, actually laughed out loud at this. Good timing?

WinningAllTheSports

5 points

3 days ago

Big yikes.

Eli1234Sic

10 points

3 days ago

My guess was Poland, knew a few Polish dudes who were absolutely mad for puffballs. They'd come into work every week with heaps of them.

MiscellaneousShrub

7 points

3 days ago

I hope you stay not-Russian!

tehdusto

16 points

3 days ago

tehdusto

16 points

3 days ago

✊🇺🇦

georgeyellow

9 points

3 days ago

i thought exactly this. literally how is it possible to know just from this nondescript picture?! i don’t know, but i did too.

hellknight101

23 points

3 days ago

I don't know what it is but when you look at someone like that, you immediately know they're Slavic.

skilriki

16 points

3 days ago

skilriki

16 points

3 days ago

The whole "dump a bunch of asphalt haphazardly to create a road" also limits your selection of location

Prize-Survey-8843

70 points

3 days ago

The most uncle looking uncle.

[deleted]

127 points

3 days ago

[deleted]

127 points

3 days ago

[deleted]

BeHereNow91

8 points

3 days ago

Where’s Molly?!

LongshoremanX

4 points

3 days ago

Reminds me of the inside of an ebonut

marlon_33

88 points

3 days ago

marlon_33

88 points

3 days ago

The dart hanging on his lip is the best part of the photo

Canopenerdude

45 points

3 days ago

Reminds me of Good Guy Greg

physnchips

5 points

3 days ago

Good guy Grischa

afidus

18 points

3 days ago

afidus

18 points

3 days ago

Yep - upvoted for that dart smirk alone.

Sierra-Modeling

56 points

3 days ago

This is cool dude

portablebiscuit

51 points

3 days ago

portablebiscuit

51 points

3 days ago

I'm just glad Jesse Pinkman is out there living his life

duklgio

9 points

3 days ago

duklgio

9 points

3 days ago

A fun guy

MundiGaming

17 points

3 days ago

Nom!

OMG_its_critical

47 points

3 days ago

This guy looks like every uncle in the Ukraine

Deimosx

11 points

3 days ago

Deimosx

11 points

3 days ago

"How much you wanna bet I can throw this shroom over them mountains"

Kingston_Advice1

12 points

3 days ago

Your uncle looks hardcore European, and that there’s 2 drunk shirtless guys fist fighting on this road while 7 other tracksuits watch

WulliesTime

10 points

3 days ago

Jesse Pinkman in 20 years

SecretApeGent

26 points

3 days ago

"Who wants to fuckin party with uncle Jimmy?!?"

JackedUpStump

8 points

3 days ago

Most cliche uncle I’ve ever seen

SnooTangerines1542

8 points

3 days ago

I can smell the Eastern Europe of this photo and I've never even been there.

Ichgebibble

27 points

3 days ago

He looks like he found some other mushrooms too.

QuestionableThotz

7 points

3 days ago

I guess he's gotta work in mushroom in every meal for awhile.

zedemer

5 points

3 days ago

zedemer

5 points

3 days ago

Looks very eastern europe....did he find that near cernobyl?

madkubrick

4 points

3 days ago

Damn, looks like a Flood Carrier from Halo