Sometimes the bathwater is so toxic that it kills the baby.
Sometimes what little meat is even on the bones is so tough that it isn't worth trying to eat.
Sometimes what small amount of good there is is so clouded and hidden in the bad that you can't even find it to hang onto. And the bad is too big to just throw out.
A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
A spoonful of dog crap in a batch of brownies infects the entire batch.
But if you feel like trying to eat the good parts of the brownies and spitting out the dog crap, be my guest. But don't get mad at me for not joining you.
I'm going to find a new recipe for my brownies.