OT-HUMOR: Pollen Daubing (Mentor Pollen)
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- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 16:57:01 -0600 (MDT)
John Montgomery asserts:
>I would really be interested in the opinions of those who are more up to
>date in bootany than I am.
As a longtime bootanist familiar with many (if not all) recent advances in
the field, I can assure you that the efficacy of mentor pollen is no
longer, in any sense, considered an intriguing question in boot circles.
[Ref: Rodoiskoskioski and Lamarr, 1991. Section 5.3.2]
We bootanists long ago realized there could be no reasonable expectation of
benefit from the application of mentor pollen -- or of any sort of pollen
-- to the boots we study. Oh, there was a bit of interest at one point in
the possibility of applying "blank spores" to hiking boot tongues, to
pre-empt the irksome Athlete's Foot fungus (pedipodicilius funguensis), but
the proponents of such experiments were amateurs originally educated in the
mushroom trade who never managed to articulate a proposal well enough to
satisfy federal grant application requirements.
Sorry to dash your hopes, but pollen is a dead-end line of investigation so
far as bootanists are concerned!
Very sincerely yours,
Whit Lether School of Bootany
Little Rock, Arkansas