May 4, 2004

Still Kickin'

24 hours since I consumed a fair bit of that fouled milk in my cereal, and I’m still kicking.

That stuff was pretty nasty, as I will ask Ryan to attest. (Ryan — I kept the jug. It’s in the fridge, pretty much empty. Take a sniff and leave a comment if you get a chance.)

I don’t know what was in there, but it was mold-like. A slime mold? Something having to do with contamination at the dairy farm?

In Finland one particular unusually prominent slime mold with a yellow plasmodium (Fuligo septimia) was supposedly used by witches to spoil a neighbours milk, called “paranvoi” (trans. butter of the familiar spirit).

Well, no one intentionally spoiled my milk, I’m pretty certain. And no noticeable adverse effects from a decent dose of the stuff. But I wouldn’t recommend the culinary experience.

Posted by James at May 4, 2004 10:37 AM
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sweet jesus, that's awful. i can't think of anything ranker than that smell. oh god, oh, that was awful.

Posted by: ryan at May 4, 2004 12:04 PM

Thanks to Ryan for volunteering his nose. I don't think he was ready for the sheer nastiness, but he showed real pluck.

Posted by: James at May 4, 2004 12:17 PM

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