Last year a brain-like monstrosity grew on my tree. Apparently it's an annual occurrence. Join us as we wait for this years disgusting tree brain!
Loyal readers of The Sneeze may remember that it was almost one year ago that the hideous brain grew on the tree in front of my house.
You may also remember that Mike Boom of the San Francisco Mycological Society explained what he thought the brain might be. It was only moments later that I looked up the word mycological.
Since the brain is apparently annual, we now begin BRAINWATCH 2004. I'll be keeping an eye on the tree and taking pictures as any brains develop.
Back to you in the newsroom, Connie.
Posted by Steven at 07:09 PM
Did Anyone Order A Hideous Tree Brain?
Here we go, gang! As of this morning we have total brain activity lurking within the tree.
Click on the image for a closer view. You can clearly see the beginnings of it growing in the cracks on the right-hand side.
I placed a quarter on the stump for size reference.
With this sighting I'm resetting the counter, so we'll call this "Day 1." I'll be taking a picture every day or so to track its grotesque progress. We'll see how this one compares to last year's.
Posted by Steven at 07:30 PM
Brainwatch: Day 3
As of this morning, there was still very little change since the last picture. I don't get it. I can still see a bit of the embryonic tree-brain in the cracks, mocking me.
Maybe these things are dormant for a few days before a big growth spurt? Or maybe the tree is getting shy from all the media exposure I've foisted upon it? Or maybe the tree is just being a dick.
Either way, I'll keep you posted.
Posted by Steven at 01:44 PM
Brainwatch: Day 6 - A Shocking Twist
I told you.
Last year, I said right here that we were dealing with the smartest tree in the world.
The tree has proven me right.
I was very disappointed that there had been no further activity since the other day, when I saw that yellow gunk down in the cracks.
Then yesterday I happened to walk around the other side of the tree, and guess what I found growing out of its theoretical ass. The new brain. Click to view it.
Son of a bitch! I've been publicly humiliated by a tree.
Stay posted for more pictures of the thriving tree ass-brain 2004.
Posted by Steven at 08:17 AM
Brainwatch: Day 7
The brain, it grows.
JW and Felix both pointed me to an old sci-fi movie called "From Hell It Came." It features a crazy killer-tree named "TABONGA!"
"It's roots reaching down to the dead!
From this point forward, the tree in front of my house will be known as Tabonga.
Posted by Steven at 09:20 AM
Brainwatch: Day 8
Tabonga's evil tree-brain
As for yesterday's picture of it, Annie wrote in with the following observation:
All Brainwatch 2004 entries can be found here.
Posted by Steven at 08:48 AM
Brainwatch: Day 9
Come one, come all!
If you don't hear from me in a while, the tree has simply carried me and my family away.
Posted by Steven at 02:00 PM
Brainwatch: Day 12
It looks like the brain is done growing. The little shelves that have formed are starting to droop and dry out. It's a sad day.
All brain entries can be found here.
Posted by Steven at 08:10 AM
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