r/mildlyinteresting 8d ago Silver 23 Helpful 12 Wholesome 31 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

My uncle found a huge puffball mushroom

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u/JeanBonJovi 8d ago Silver

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

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u/hyperpolaris 8d ago Silver

While not taking the cig out of his mouth.

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u/JeanBonJovi 8d ago

Exactly

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u/Pynchon101 8d ago

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

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u/Dancing_Clean 8d ago Helpful

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

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u/chubbyurma 8d ago Wholesome

The most Eastern-European looking photo too

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u/Ben_Wah_Balls 8d ago

A bouncing cigarette.

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u/trillhungyboy 8d ago

i can see this exactly in my mind's eye

check 🚬 this 🚬 shit 🚬 out

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u/classicrocker883 8d ago

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

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u/VaATC 8d ago

I just realized that I am this uncle 😆

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u/TheCreamiestYeet 8d ago

Me too buddy. Me too.

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u/blindsamurai93 8d ago

Unorthodox Uncles...UNITE!

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u/Serious_Luck_6951 8d ago

I think that’s my uncle?

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u/darthjazzhands 8d ago

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

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u/chriscrossnathaniel 8d ago Silver Gold Helpful Take My Energy

"Check this shittake out "

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u/umbrabates 8d ago Silver Endless Coolness

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

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u/Hayduke_in_AK 7d ago

What is the morel of this story?

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u/umbrabates 7d ago

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

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u/TRextheCorgi 8d ago

Take my upvote and an award you pun master

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u/Westlaker1229 7d ago

He is also a punguy

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u/allen_abduction 8d ago Silver

Best uncle joke of the day.

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u/MakesTheNutshellJoke 8d ago

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

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u/who_knew_what 8d ago

Things that sound creepy but aren't

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u/MakesTheNutshellJoke 7d 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.

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u/Coca-Kohli 7d 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.

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u/JeanBonJovi 8d ago

I speak from experience!

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u/crestonfunk 8d ago

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

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u/thegoatfreak 8d ago Helpful Wholesome

A fun guy, if you will.

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u/kjeska 8d ago

No, I won't.

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u/Govt-Issue-SexRobot 8d ago

I will.

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u/the_friendly_one 7d ago

I might.

No promises.

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u/Reading_Rainboner 8d ago

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

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u/VaATC 8d ago

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

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u/BigFatTomato 8d ago

Let’s go throw this fucker off a bridge

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u/Softspokenclark 8d ago

Look at this funguy

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u/RedshiftOnPandy 8d ago

Is he Polish or Ukrainian?

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u/SashaShelest 8d ago

We are a Ukrainian family :)

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u/RedshiftOnPandy 8d ago

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

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u/SashaShelest 8d ago

You must have a lot of mushrooms :)

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u/RedshiftOnPandy 8d ago

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

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u/Nipz58 8d ago edited 7d ago

lol in catalan we say 'bolets' too

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u/Electrox7 7d ago

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

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u/HandConfident 8d ago

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

Was that recently? Season is over in Poland I think

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u/principessamorta 7d ago

The photo has heavy Slav energy

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u/Invokingcuriosity 7d ago

I thought it would be Romanian lol

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u/Tertiaritus 8d ago

Бозі він такий щасливий))

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u/SashaShelest 7d ago

Дякую :)

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u/symbologythere 8d 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?

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u/SashaShelest 8d 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.

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u/bobtheblob6 8d ago

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

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u/SashaShelest 8d ago

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

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u/MahatmaBuddah 7d ago

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

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u/SashaShelest 7d ago

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

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u/SpaceCaseSixtyTen 8d ago

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

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u/Weight_Master 7d ago

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

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u/juizze 8d ago

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

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u/BoringStress 8d ago Helpful Wholesome Bravo Grande!

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

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u/Oh-God-Its-Kale 8d ago

That needs to be dropped from a high building

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u/SophisticatedPhallus 8d ago

Would cover a whole city block in spores!

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u/urlond 8d ago

And thats how I met Abraham Lincoln.

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u/B_Addie 8d ago

What was he like? Was he cool?

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u/bighairyyak 8d ago Silver

He was a fungi

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u/foodfood321 8d ago

Huh, I heard he was sporing

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u/SB6P897 8d ago

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

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u/foodfood321 8d ago

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

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u/Easy_Consideration12 8d ago

I'm actually lichen these jokes

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u/Mixedpopreferences 8d ago

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

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u/Lietenantdan 8d ago

And then the cordyceps infection began

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u/driving_andflying 8d ago

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

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u/Sensitive_Pair_4671 8d ago

Like in The Girl With All The Gifts!

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u/BrutusGregori 8d ago

Man that ending.

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u/etownrawx 8d ago Silver

Into a hot pan with butter and garlic

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u/Wooshio 8d ago

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

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u/inerlite 8d ago

Onto some guy’s head

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u/cigaretteGraveyard 8d ago

That's how we got Toad

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u/thecarrierogers 8d ago

Only if it's filled with jelly.

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u/splurgeoverthem 8d 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?

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u/doitnowdoitgood 8d ago

Fuck yes! Thanks for the memory unlocking

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u/VaATC 8d ago

Life's little Easter eggs

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u/WordsMort47 8d ago

I love that way of looking at it!

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u/A_Few_Kind_Words 8d ago

Man, that takes me way back.

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u/AlexTonarini 8d ago

That’s a hypno shroom smh

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u/BoringStress 8d ago

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

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u/LurkerPatrol 8d ago

[unintelligible gibberish]

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u/Electrozaptits 8d ago

And the mad fekkers smokin next to it

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u/MisterSmithster 8d ago

A mushboom you say?

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u/Rudecles 8d 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.

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u/Derpex5 8d 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

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u/PandaMoaningYum 8d ago

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

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u/Ravor9933 8d 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.

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u/ImurderREALITY 8d ago

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

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u/zanzibarjake 8d ago

That’s your knob head ya ding

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u/ImurderREALITY 8d ago

I wish

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u/acidnine420 8d ago

Pull on it dingus, and find out ya hunk

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u/LithiumLost 8d ago

Like a mushroom in a cornfield

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u/thatsthegoodjuice 8d ago

Because you need to keep that shit clean

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u/ImurderREALITY 8d ago

Noooooo, that can’t be right

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u/BlowMoreGlass 8d ago

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

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u/jaxmanf 8d ago

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

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u/RevieweiveR 8d ago

But is it tasty?

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u/jaxmanf 8d 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)

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u/shadoj 8d 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?

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u/KlvrDissident 8d 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.

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u/Derpex5 8d 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

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u/0b0011 8d 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.

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u/PublicSeverance 8d 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.

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u/Summoarpleaz 8d ago

Imma just not eat mushrooms I find in the outside.

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u/HeroDudeBro 8d 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.

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u/ReyHebreoKOTJ 8d ago

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

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u/inbooth 7d 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.

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u/DSchmitt 7d 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!

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u/wap2005 8d 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.

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u/ArmoredHippo74 8d 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...

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u/AskAboutMyCoffee 8d ago

I can eat anything once.

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u/VenusianMinotaur 8d ago

Even your coffee?

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u/MansfromDaVinci 8d ago

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

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u/8Gh0st8 8d 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.

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u/drock42 8d ago

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

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u/aitigie 8d ago

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

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u/MPT1313 8d ago

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

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u/iwoodrather 8d 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

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u/carmium 8d ago

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

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u/Ex_Snagem_Wes 8d ago

Why do you exclude the twinkie

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u/RehabValedictorian 8d ago

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

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u/LanaDelHeeey 8d ago

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

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u/joanmcbitch 8d ago

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

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u/matteow10 8d ago

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

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u/ProbablyASithLord 8d 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.

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u/VinnySmallsz 8d ago

He can carry my baby to term for me

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u/tomatoaway 8d ago

yes mister mackey

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u/Ahab_Ali 8d ago edited 8d ago

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

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u/BlantonThePirate 8d ago edited 8d ago Take My Energy

Can’t I see it now

*unsee fuck autocorrect

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u/Chodeinger 8d ago

Yes, you may

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u/BlantonThePirate 8d ago

Fucking autocorrect lol. I meant unsee

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u/Her_name--is_Mallory 8d ago

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

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u/Annonomer 8d ago

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

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u/deathbin 8d ago

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

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u/SashaShelest 8d ago

yes :) made a post a few minutes ago

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u/AutomaticRadish 8d ago

Looks like Russia

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u/SashaShelest 8d ago

it is Ukraine :)

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u/el_hirmo 8d ago

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

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u/TheJudgeWillNeverDie 8d ago

Yes, it's called being a Slav.

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u/NotTRYINGtobeLame 8d ago

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

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u/WingedLing 8d ago edited 7d 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

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u/UrMomDummyThicc 8d ago

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

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u/unfonfortable 8d ago

It's the cigarette

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u/itty53 8d ago

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

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u/Traditional_Beat_512 8d ago

Remind me in 30 days.

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u/99_NULL_99 8d ago

Fucking brutal

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u/MrInfinite007 8d ago

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

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u/regreddit 8d 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%

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u/Ni7r0us0xide 8d ago

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

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u/ScionMattly 8d ago

Give it a few weeks and he might be right.

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u/ArcadiaLighthouse 8d ago

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

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u/Eli1234Sic 8d 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.

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u/MiscellaneousShrub 8d ago

I hope you stay not-Russian!

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u/tehdusto 8d ago

✊🇺🇦

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u/georgeyellow 8d 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.

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u/hellknight101 8d ago

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

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u/skilriki 8d ago

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

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u/Prize-Survey-8843 8d ago

The most uncle looking uncle.

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u/BeHereNow91 8d ago

Where’s Molly?!

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u/LongshoremanX 8d ago

Reminds me of the inside of an ebonut

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u/marlon_33 8d ago

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

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u/afidus 8d ago

Yep - upvoted for that dart smirk alone.

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u/Sierra-Modeling 8d ago

This is cool dude

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u/portablebiscuit 8d ago

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

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u/OMG_its_critical 8d ago

This guy looks like every uncle in the Ukraine

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u/Deimosx 8d ago

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

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u/Kingston_Advice1 8d ago

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

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u/WulliesTime 8d ago

Jesse Pinkman in 20 years

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u/SecretApeGent 8d ago

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

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u/JackedUpStump 8d ago

Most cliche uncle I’ve ever seen

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u/SnooTangerines1542 8d ago

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

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u/Ichgebibble 8d ago

He looks like he found some other mushrooms too.

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u/QuestionableThotz 8d ago

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

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u/zedemer 8d ago

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

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u/madkubrick 8d ago

Damn, looks like a Flood Carrier from Halo

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