Bad Signs, Cont.

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Oh, dear.

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21 Responses to Bad Signs, Cont.

  1. Weird Dave says:

    I do NOT want to know what brought about that billboard.

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    Almonds lack mammary glands, as well as testes, so I don’t understand how they can be “milked.”

    And BDR – the wassail will do that to ya.

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    • spotthedog says:

      So if a guy, like a friend of mine, has an urge to sort of secretly fondle almonds in his pantry, I guess most people would say that’s not normal, huh?

      I blame it on the Covid isolation!

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  3. Somewhere out by Turlock?

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  4. retiredeng says:

    It’s more like whipped cream.

    … I’ll get my coat…

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  5. Ten Bears says:

    If it’s milking the rubes …

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  6. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!

    I don’t know whether all the watering concoctions concocted out of various and sundry plant parts is milk or not, but I do know that it is a big big mistake to call it milk. Cows milk is rich with fat and sugar. It has a nice thick creamy distinct texture. I will forever remember the first time I had soy milk — or low-fat milk for that matter — and reacting to it with disgust because it was so much watery thin gruel.How could anyone possibly call THAT milk?!?

    Of course, now I don’t drink any milk at all. And, I do drink alternative “milks.” I don’t ever drink almond milk or consume almonds because almonds are evil. Each tiny almond takes one whole gallon of water to grown one whole almond. I don’t eat walnuts either, not because each takes five gallons of water to grow but because they are dry and have a weird texture — why don’t we have better words for describing the textures of foods? — They’re dry and creaky and have an odd oily sheen with some aftertaste thing.


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    • emjayay says:

      Some places have lots of rain. Growing almonds on irrigated land in California is indeed evil. Can I eat hazelnuts, please?

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      • MDavis says:

        Mmm, filberts.


      • Dennis Cole says:

        Would you pass me some Braaaaaazzeeel nutz, please?


      • CalicoJack says:

        Howdy Em!

        The good news is the water cycle. All water recycles. We never lose any of it. It’s just that we’re using so much of it at any given time that there are people going without. That’s the thing about irrigating central California. It is robbing people of water and then to use it for high water use crops seems criminal.

        I think hazelnuts are okay.



  7. Mark R. says:

    of the various non dairy “milks” i have tried – and i am a daily consumer because each morning i have a cup of hot chocolate “milk” with instant coffee added – not the most luxurious caffeinated cup possible, but it’s comfortable, easy, ok – the one i liked the best was “oat milk” – but as i cannot get it at my usual grocery outlet, i settle for almond milk despite its excessive water consumption

    i have heard of “peanut milk” and “pea milk” but have never encountered them in real life

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    • Karla says:

      Pea protein is in the brand Ripple (not to be confused with the cheap wine), and it’s really good. Nice texture, good flavor. I like the original flavor, unsweetened. I don’t drink much of it but I do love a bowl of cereal every now and then.
      Because of what the industry does to our planet, I avoid dairy whenever possible. Raising dairy cows is much worse for the environment than growing almonds even.


  8. emjayay says:

    But MILKweeds are good right, even if they have some fake “milk” inside?


    • purplehead says:

      and extremely toxic

      The primary toxic principle, galitoxin, is of the resinoid class. Galitoxin is found in all vegetative parts of the plant. In addition, a group of toxicants known as cardenolides may be responsible for digitalis-like signs that cause or contribute to death. In general, it appears that the broad-leaved species produce cardiotoxic and GI effects while the narrow-leaved species are more commonly neurotoxic. Dosages of whorled milkweed as low as 0.1 % – 0.5% of the animal’s body weight may cause toxicosis and, possibly, death. Cattle, sheep and horses are most susceptible. Toxicity is not lost when the plant is dried. Therefore, contaminated hay is potentially toxic.

      Clinical signs include profuse salivation, incoordination, violent seizures, bloating in ruminants and colic in horses. Early signs are followed by bradycardia or tachycardia, arrhythmias, hypotension and hypothermia. Death may occur from 1-3 days after ingestion of the milkweed.

      Mmmmmmm! That’s the ticket!


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