Corpse Flower

The University of Missouri – St. louis is waiting for a corpse flower to bloom soon. It’s a rare occurrence in cultivation, so it’s kind of a big deal.

The Amorphophallus titanum, aka the corpse flower, typically requires at least 7 years of age before it blooms, but sometimes it takes longer. It blooms for around 1 to 2 days and then collapses. It is commonly referred to as the “corpse flower” due to the odor it releases when it blooms which is reminiscent of rotting flesh.

Here are a few time lapse videos of a corpse flower blooming.

The music of the below video is terrible. The first minute and a half will do.

Bus Boyfriend – Best of Craigslist

Bus Boyfriend, where have you gone? Please return to remove me from this misery! I don’t want you sexually. Hell, I don’t even want to talk to you – you can’t even discuss the main storyline of a popular novel and you probably don’t want to know any more detail about my inner ear and motion sickness. I just want to feel that odd tension again. And I want to smell you…

If you got a job on the East Side, I forgive you. If you graduated from the UW, I congratulate you. But if you bought a car and now drive yourself downtown, shame on you! Shame! Kyrie Eleison down the road that I must travel. Especially on the bus. Without my Bus Boyfriend.

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Nerd Note: Kyrie Eleison – Greek for “Lord, Have Mercy”

Kyrie by Mr. Mister, which is pretty much the only thing you need to watch today: