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Re: Missing?

  • Subject: Re: Missing?
  • From: "Petra Schmidt" <petra@plantdelights.com>
  • Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 12:23:38 -0600 (CST)

Hey Julius...we're looking for a caterer for our aroid summer
get-together...this sounds like an interesting menu!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2001 12:22 PM
Subject: Re: Off topic question, Dioscorea sp.!

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Alektra@aol.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2001 6:12 PM
> Subject: Re: Off topic question, Dioscorea sp.!
> A MUCH better control measure for this pest plant (and others here in
> Florida like Muscovy Ducks, Amaranth lawn-weed, escapee Xanthosomas and
> Colocasias, Armdillos, 'possums, (no coons thought!) etc., consists of
> inviting folks like myself, other Trinidadians, Haitans, Jamaicans, etc.
> live in your neighborhoods, we GLADY take care of these 'pests' to
> :--)>   We even dispense recipes to assist you 'less-informed' folk!
> Stewed armadillo in a rum/wine gravey, anyone??   Or dry-curried muscovy
> duck, mashed air-potatoes w/ cheese and butter on the side, amaranth
> done 'chori badghi' choka-style???   Ah, you guys do NOT know what you are
> missing!!
> Happy New Year!
> Julius
> >You may fend them off with a #5 iron, or, preferably, two held in the
> of a cross, but thus enraged, they then annoy the community by flying
> through
> the air and releasing a carrion-like aroma which vermin find delectable.
> Amityville, New York, was once attacked by the air amorphophallus potato,
> and
> was rid of it only by the bravery of some trenchermen who counterattacked
> means of garlic and melted butter. Unfortunately, these gentlemen died of
> oxalate crystal poisoning before it was discovered that at the latitude of
> Amityville, New York, frost effectively destroys the flying amorphophallus
> potato. Embarrassment over these heroic and, as it turns out, needless
> self-sacrifices is why you've never heard of the "Amityville
> Potato Horror." Happy New Year!<<

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