So I’m on this Wild Edibles Yahoo group thingie and it’s generally pretty interesting. The grammatical errors on the site are truly terrifying, but apart from that I really enjoy it. Sample question:
When picking edible mosses, is there anything I should watch out for?
Any poisionous ones I may get confused with?
Does anyone have any good info on foraging mosses. I only know a
handfull of mosses and a couple of sites I found on google.
I live in the mountainous regions of northern Ireland, its mainly all
bog, mosses, lichens and heather.
Thanks all, keep spreading the knowledge.
WTF? Edible mosses? Who knew, right?
But a bizarrely high number of these wild foodies are Jesus freaks, and that super freaks me out. Today the queen of them all asked a question about dandelions that I could answer, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Her email signature is:
His Servant Forever,
[Queen Jesus Freak]
I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there
isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is.
Every single time I see one of her emails I have to bite my nails and my tongue and my fingers to keep myself from informing her that Richard Dawkins debunks all of Pascal’s Wager, as that bizarre idea is called, in The God Delusion, and perhaps I should scan in the relevant pages and send them to her.
Why? Why live your life under all these weird ideas and assumptions? Be bold! Live the way you want to live! Stand up to your fears of the afterlife! Get a fucking grip, freak!
O live and let live! It’s so insanely hard!
(The other bizarre thing about her signature is that when I first saw “His Servant Forever” I thought to myself: “There are some kinky people on this list!”)