Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Give Him a Hand

It is widely believed that the Tribune Creepy Political Cartoonist draws his pictures by hand. His newest hand job is a cartoon about Chicago Tribune bĂȘte noire, Michael Madigan. In the picture, Madigan is looking at his secret stash of Psilocybe Cubensis. It is widely believed that Madigan controls the Illinois Statehouse by spiking the Springfield water supply with the intoxicating mushrooms.

Chicago Tribune
One mushroom, circled in the picture, is a genus that your LakeCountyEye does not recognize. The inset is enlarged here:
This is the same mushroom viewed from a reverse angle:
Your LakeCountyEye would be hard pressed to say if that is a mushroom or a toadstool or some other species of fungus. Note to ops: If you are a mushroom wonk, please ping your LakeCountyEye.

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