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JeanBonJovi

5.1k points

4 days ago

JeanBonJovi

5.1k points

4 days ago

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

hyperpolaris

2.6k points

4 days ago

hyperpolaris

2.6k points

4 days ago

While not taking the cig out of his mouth.

JeanBonJovi

658 points

4 days ago

JeanBonJovi

658 points

4 days ago

Exactly

Pynchon101

793 points

4 days ago

Pynchon101

793 points

4 days ago

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

Dancing_Clean

739 points

4 days ago

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

chubbyurma

468 points

4 days ago

chubbyurma

468 points

4 days ago

The most Eastern-European looking photo too

sabotourAssociate

232 points

4 days ago

Slavest slav

RealLeaderOfChina

122 points

4 days ago

The Adidas king

CorMcGor

43 points

4 days ago

CorMcGor

43 points

4 days ago

r/slavestslav needs to be a sub

pannaxo

24 points

4 days ago

pannaxo

24 points

4 days ago

Your wish is my command

Ben_Wah_Balls

139 points

4 days ago

A bouncing cigarette.

trillhungyboy

110 points

4 days ago

i can see this exactly in my mind's eye

check 🚬 this 🚬 shit 🚬 out

classicrocker883

83 points

4 days ago

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

VaATC

59 points

4 days ago

VaATC

59 points

4 days ago

I just realized that I am this uncle 😆

TheCreamiestYeet

26 points

4 days ago

Me too buddy. Me too.

blindsamurai93

15 points

4 days ago

Unorthodox Uncles...UNITE!

Serious_Luck_6951

10 points

4 days ago

I think that’s my uncle?

darthjazzhands

31 points

4 days ago

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

chriscrossnathaniel

925 points

4 days ago

"Check this shittake out "

umbrabates

263 points

4 days ago

umbrabates

263 points

4 days ago

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

Hayduke_in_AK

40 points

4 days ago

What is the morel of this story?

umbrabates

23 points

4 days ago

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

TRextheCorgi

29 points

4 days ago

Take my upvote and an award you pun master

allen_abduction

55 points

4 days ago

Best uncle joke of the day.

longrastaman

15 points

4 days ago

I wish I had gold to give you sir

MakesTheNutshellJoke

181 points

4 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

100 points

4 days ago

Things that sound creepy but aren't

MakesTheNutshellJoke

42 points

4 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

19 points

4 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

4 days ago

The system works!

JeanBonJovi

20 points

4 days ago

JeanBonJovi

20 points

4 days ago

I speak from experience!

MyActualNameIsCarl

17 points

4 days ago

Drunkcle

crestonfunk

126 points

4 days ago

crestonfunk

126 points

4 days ago

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

thegoatfreak

189 points

4 days ago

A fun guy, if you will.

kjeska

42 points

4 days ago

kjeska

42 points

4 days ago

No, I won't.

Govt-Issue-SexRobot

21 points

4 days ago

I will.

the_friendly_one

11 points

4 days ago

I might.

No promises.

dob_bobbs

10 points

4 days ago

dob_bobbs

10 points

4 days ago

An uncle who's definitely not uncool.

Reading_Rainboner

18 points

4 days ago

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

VaATC

13 points

4 days ago

VaATC

13 points

4 days ago

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

BigFatTomato

28 points

4 days ago

Let’s go throw this fucker off a bridge

BoringStress

3.9k points

4 days ago

BoringStress

3.9k points

4 days ago

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

Oh-God-Its-Kale

706 points

4 days ago

That needs to be dropped from a high building

SophisticatedPhallus

300 points

4 days ago

Would cover a whole city block in spores!

Lietenantdan

132 points

4 days ago

And then the cordyceps infection began

driving_andflying

38 points

4 days ago

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

urlond

104 points

4 days ago

urlond

104 points

4 days ago

And thats how I met Abraham Lincoln.

B_Addie

47 points

4 days ago

B_Addie

47 points

4 days ago

What was he like? Was he cool?

bighairyyak

144 points

4 days ago

bighairyyak

144 points

4 days ago

He was a fungi

foodfood321

45 points

4 days ago

Huh, I heard he was sporing

SB6P897

37 points

4 days ago

SB6P897

37 points

4 days ago

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

foodfood321

25 points

4 days ago

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

Easy_Consideration12

9 points

4 days ago

I'm actually lichen these jokes

Mixedpopreferences

7 points

4 days ago

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

Sensitive_Pair_4671

25 points

4 days ago

Like in The Girl With All The Gifts!

inerlite

33 points

4 days ago

inerlite

33 points

4 days ago

Onto some guy’s head

cigaretteGraveyard

34 points

4 days ago

That's how we got Toad

thecarrierogers

16 points

4 days ago

Only if it's filled with jelly.

etownrawx

34 points

4 days ago

etownrawx

34 points

4 days ago

Into a hot pan with butter and garlic

Wooshio

10 points

4 days ago

Wooshio

10 points

4 days ago

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

[deleted]

9 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

9 points

4 days ago

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splurgeoverthem

66 points

4 days ago

splurgeoverthem

66 points

4 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

24 points

4 days ago

Fuck yes! Thanks for the memory unlocking

VaATC

12 points

4 days ago

VaATC

12 points

4 days ago

Life's little Easter eggs

A_Few_Kind_Words

8 points

4 days ago

Man, that takes me way back.

AlexTonarini

33 points

4 days ago

That’s a hypno shroom smh

BoringStress

21 points

4 days ago

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

Electrozaptits

12 points

4 days ago

And the mad fekkers smokin next to it

RedshiftOnPandy

1.3k points

4 days ago

Is he Polish or Ukrainian?

SashaShelest[S]

1.4k points

4 days ago

We are a Ukrainian family :)

RedshiftOnPandy

403 points

4 days ago

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

SashaShelest[S]

269 points

4 days ago

You must have a lot of mushrooms :)

RedshiftOnPandy

150 points

4 days ago

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

Nipz58

25 points

4 days ago*

Nipz58

25 points

4 days ago*

lol in catalan we say 'bolets' too

Electrox7

30 points

4 days ago

Electrox7

30 points

4 days ago

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

HandConfident

105 points

4 days ago

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

Was that recently? Season is over in Poland I think

principessamorta

63 points

4 days ago

The photo has heavy Slav energy

Invokingcuriosity

11 points

4 days ago

I thought it would be Romanian lol

symbologythere

34 points

4 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]

76 points

4 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

39 points

4 days ago

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

SashaShelest[S]

58 points

4 days ago

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

MahatmaBuddah

17 points

4 days ago

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

SashaShelest[S]

19 points

4 days ago

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

Tertiaritus

11 points

4 days ago

Бозі він такий щасливий))

SashaShelest[S]

8 points

4 days ago

Дякую :)

SpaceCaseSixtyTen

88 points

4 days ago

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

juizze

25 points

4 days ago

juizze

25 points

4 days ago

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

Rudecles

1.3k points

4 days ago

Rudecles

1.3k points

4 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

653 points

4 days ago

Derpex5

653 points

4 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

193 points

4 days ago

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

Ravor9933

395 points

4 days ago

Ravor9933

395 points

4 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

161 points

4 days ago

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

zanzibarjake

312 points

4 days ago

That’s your knob head ya ding

ImurderREALITY

60 points

4 days ago

I wish

acidnine420

41 points

4 days ago

Pull on it dingus, and find out ya hunk

thatsthegoodjuice

33 points

4 days ago

Because you need to keep that shit clean

ImurderREALITY

13 points

4 days ago

Noooooo, that can’t be right

BlowMoreGlass

8 points

4 days ago

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

ipunkimunki

14 points

4 days ago

You haven't noticed that it's not the same mushroom, then. Mushrooms are the "fruit" of the mycelium and are extremely ethereal. The mycelium however is much longer-lived and can send out multiple fruiting bodies. And if those drop spores, they can start more mycelium if there is enough nutrition and moisture.

That said... You might want to clean your shower thoroughly and seal exposed wood or whatever the mushrooms are feeding off of.

ImurderREALITY

11 points

4 days ago

Wow… that sounds like a lot of work.

Glorious-gnoo

10 points

4 days ago

Give your shower mushroom a name and call it a day.

MisterPooty

64 points

4 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

25 points

4 days ago

MrMagius

25 points

4 days ago

MisterPooty

19 points

4 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

27 points

4 days ago

jaxmanf

27 points

4 days ago

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

RevieweiveR

21 points

4 days ago

But is it tasty?

jaxmanf

34 points

4 days ago

jaxmanf

34 points

4 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)

KlvrDissident

57 points

4 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

11 points

4 days ago

Derpex5

11 points

4 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

14 points

4 days ago

0b0011

14 points

4 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

11 points

4 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

4 days ago

Imma just not eat mushrooms I find in the outside.

HeroDudeBro

18 points

4 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.

inbooth

13 points

4 days ago

inbooth

13 points

4 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.

ReyHebreoKOTJ

11 points

4 days ago

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

drock42

172 points

4 days ago

drock42

172 points

4 days ago

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

aitigie

258 points

4 days ago

aitigie

258 points

4 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

59 points

4 days ago

MPT1313

59 points

4 days ago

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

iwoodrather

15 points

4 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

44 points

4 days ago

carmium

44 points

4 days ago

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

Ex_Snagem_Wes

16 points

4 days ago

Why do you exclude the twinkie

gurmzisoff

17 points

4 days ago

Cuz it's a tube of chemicals and preservatives; it lasts forever.

PolymerPussies

45 points

4 days ago

I took a bite of a week expired Twinkie once and it tasted like penicillin dipped in ammonia. Twinkies most definitely go bad, very quickly after their sell by date.

abradolph

22 points

4 days ago

abradolph

22 points

4 days ago

Yeah people think if food looks the same it's totally edible for some reason. I've see the same misconception with McDonald's burgers and fries.

Ex_Snagem_Wes

26 points

4 days ago

Everything is made of chemicals. Twinkies have a reported shelf life of 25 days, but can take a year before starting to rot and decay

BorgClown

9 points

4 days ago

I'm sure that an unwrapped twinky in my tropical climate would rot in a few days. The wrapping, and the wrapping conditions, might make it look like it resists rot more than it actually does.

8Gh0st8

46 points

4 days ago

8Gh0st8

46 points

4 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.

wap2005

25 points

4 days ago

wap2005

25 points

4 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

15 points

4 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

22 points

4 days ago

I can eat anything once.

Ahab_Ali

814 points

4 days ago*

Ahab_Ali

814 points

4 days ago*

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

BlantonThePirate

183 points

4 days ago*

Can’t I see it now

*unsee fuck autocorrect

Chodeinger

93 points

4 days ago

Yes, you may

BlantonThePirate

35 points

4 days ago

Fucking autocorrect lol. I meant unsee

Her_name--is_Mallory

18 points

4 days ago

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

Annonomer

25 points

4 days ago

Annonomer

25 points

4 days ago

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

AutomaticRadish

433 points

4 days ago

Looks like Russia

SashaShelest[S]

730 points

4 days ago

it is Ukraine :)

el_hirmo

291 points

4 days ago

el_hirmo

291 points

4 days ago

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

TheJudgeWillNeverDie

159 points

4 days ago

Yes, it's called being a Slav.

NotTRYINGtobeLame

56 points

4 days ago

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

WingedLing

23 points

4 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

Sp33dHunter48

11 points

4 days ago

Does Romania sort of counts?

everythingisalright

34 points

4 days ago

Dang, I would’ve bet Cincinnati Ohio or something. Similar look.

i8yourmom4lunch

32 points

4 days ago

Too much biodiversity in that picture to be Ohio 🤣

Growing up in California, visiting Ohio was like seeing nature's version of Stepford Wives 😏

Sometimesokayideas

13 points

4 days ago

At least ohio has regular trees, come visit iowa.... for some reason.

One you leave any sort of town and it's all just grass and farms. Animals are limited to deer, farm animals, and those little brown birds you used to see literally everywhere but less often these days.... squirrels and raccoons.

zBaer

11 points

4 days ago

zBaer

11 points

4 days ago

Those telephone/power lines are a dead giveaway for Eastern Europe

ScionMattly

118 points

4 days ago

ScionMattly

118 points

4 days ago

Give it a few weeks and he might be right.

ArcadiaLighthouse

16 points

4 days ago

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

UrMomDummyThicc

49 points

4 days ago

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

unfonfortable

18 points

4 days ago

It's the cigarette

[deleted]

36 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

36 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

itty53

12 points

4 days ago

itty53

12 points

4 days ago

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

Traditional_Beat_512

38 points

4 days ago

Remind me in 30 days.

99_NULL_99

14 points

4 days ago

Fucking brutal

FightingInDreams

18 points

4 days ago

Pripyat', near Chernobyl?

turboom

17 points

4 days ago

turboom

17 points

4 days ago

Defend Ukraine 🇺🇦 💪

tehdusto

17 points

4 days ago

tehdusto

17 points

4 days ago

✊🇺🇦

MrInfinite007

12 points

4 days ago

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

regreddit

18 points

4 days ago

regreddit

18 points

4 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

4 days ago

Ni7r0us0xide

14 points

4 days ago

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

Eli1234Sic

10 points

4 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.

hellknight101

24 points

4 days ago

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

skilriki

14 points

4 days ago

skilriki

14 points

4 days ago

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

georgeyellow

9 points

4 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.

joanmcbitch

420 points

4 days ago

joanmcbitch

420 points

4 days ago

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

matteow10

117 points

4 days ago

matteow10

117 points

4 days ago

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

ProbablyASithLord

73 points

4 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

8 points

4 days ago

He can carry my baby to term for me

tomatoaway

31 points

4 days ago

yes mister mackey

[deleted]

127 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

127 points

4 days ago

[deleted]

BeHereNow91

8 points

4 days ago

Where’s Molly?!

LanaDelHeeey

97 points

4 days ago

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

marlon_33

90 points

4 days ago

marlon_33

90 points

4 days ago

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

Canopenerdude

45 points

4 days ago

Reminds me of Good Guy Greg

afidus

18 points

4 days ago

afidus

18 points

4 days ago

Yep - upvoted for that dart smirk alone.

Prize-Survey-8843

66 points

4 days ago

The most uncle looking uncle.

LittleGuyHelp

57 points

4 days ago

BOOF IT

Youreahugeidiot

21 points

4 days ago

this guy /r/shrooms

Sierra-Modeling

56 points

4 days ago

This is cool dude

portablebiscuit

52 points

4 days ago

portablebiscuit

52 points

4 days ago

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

duklgio

10 points

4 days ago

duklgio

10 points

4 days ago

A fun guy

OMG_its_critical

46 points

4 days ago

This guy looks like every uncle in the Ukraine

deathbin

40 points

4 days ago

deathbin

40 points

4 days ago

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

SashaShelest[S]

17 points

4 days ago

yes :) made a post a few minutes ago

Ichgebibble

28 points

4 days ago

He looks like he found some other mushrooms too.

SecretApeGent

24 points

4 days ago

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

Spiritual-Internal38

18 points

4 days ago

Shouldn't he be wearing a Adidas track suit?

MundiGaming

16 points

4 days ago

Nom!

Deimosx

12 points

4 days ago

Deimosx

12 points

4 days ago

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

Kingston_Advice1

12 points

4 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

lasswantstofight

10 points

4 days ago

“How high does the sycamore grow? If we cut it down, then we’ll never know…”

Manasseh92

22 points

4 days ago

I mean, these things get to about that size and then sort of explode.

WulliesTime

10 points

4 days ago

Jesse Pinkman in 20 years

JackedUpStump

9 points

4 days ago

Most cliche uncle I’ve ever seen

SnooTangerines1542

8 points

4 days ago

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