Just look at this awesome anti-banana-ripening bag.


72 Responses to “Just look at this awesome anti-banana-ripening bag.”

  1. Fred H says:

    In my local supermarket the other day, I spotted a stand w/ these kind of banana devices. Has Boing Boing infected what I focus on, or has the site infect the produce worker?
    By the way GO, GO, GO, GO, GO BANANAS!!!

  2. frogworth says:

    While this isn’t the best, I’m enjoying just looking at the banana posts, and somehow enjoying the way they seem to hit a real nerve with some people. Banana zen peeps – like normal zen, but with added potassium!

  3. efergus3 says:

    Keeps up to two weeks in the fridge sounds great to me.

  4. garunya says:

    Was it effective? Was it F…

  5. caffeine addict says:

    Ha! Either someone else loves my favourite KitchenPorn emporium, or a link I posted in a previous banana thread just made it to the front page.

    Time for an (over-ripe) ‘nana I feel…

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’ve got your banana bag right here. Oh snap!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Damn you! I’ve been slowly collecting all these banana items as a banana gift set for some lucky friend. But now its going to seem like I cribbed off boing boing. The banana sheath of course is the best part and makes the whole endeavor worth it.

  8. turbokoala says:

    I hope this all ends with a real-life bananaphone. That would be amazing. I find all the bananas fantastic though.

  9. randalll says:

    I think these posts are hilarious.

    I also think the people who are complaining about them are idiots.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

  11. dwes says:

    Fun fact: If you buy bananas in Hawaii, buy them green. They are already ripe, and they will be much sweeter than any banana you’ve ever had in the States.

  12. DEL says:

    Bananas are inherently tasty, funny and apparently cause apoplexy.

    Look at the lulz. Just look at it!

  13. Cheater says:

    I AM looking at it.

  14. pjcamp says:

    So many bananas!

    Feeling a little less than manly these days?

  15. lesbianjesus says:

    If #14 and #15 are any indication

    this whole series of Banana articles is doing a great job of culling the low hanging fruit …

    but seriously, you people need to lighten up, if you take it personally that you don’t find something funny, then I’d say you have a unhappy life.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Look at this building FULL of bananas!


  17. turgidnoodler says:

    Best use of a banana bag in a palindrome:

    A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros, rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal – Panama!

  18. Anonymous says:

    Virtually all the Bananas you could ever want (using the ever so handy “duplicate/array” command offered in some CAD apps)…you can Just Look at It/Them (which is fine)…or, become the captain of your own destiny and pick yourself up a bunch of Bananas from your own digital banana plantation (because you know you want to):


    Some assembly required.

  19. bklynchris says:

    I do not know why…..but I find Corey’s banana posts absolutely endearing, and Rob’s funny.

    I mean the banana thing might be a little Freudian, but nonetheless, whimsically satisfying in a world of hopeless sadness.

  20. Lady Katey says:

    Why would anyone want to prevent bananas from ripening??

    I physically cannot eat an all-yellow banana. I can’t even swallow it. They’re soft in places and hard in others. Ick.

    (Posted while enjoying my morning 1/2 a ripe banana & crunchy peanut butter sandwich)

  21. Anonyman says:

    I find it fascinating when someone insists that their account be deleted. Is it so difficult to just not log in anymore?

  22. Anonymous says:

    Just look at the butthurt posts, look at them!

    ahahaha, I will never get people that get sickeningly mad at something on the internet like that, their lifes must be one of immense luxury if they can afford to be this irritated at a joke.

  23. periphera says:

    This crazy new banana shit
    Has overrun the steampunk
    Just look at it.

    We used to see hobos, parasites, and lit
    Like a 10 PRINT then GOTO 10 chunk
    This crazy new banana shit

    I know we’re all waiting for Cory to quit,
    But what can I do now, bored and drunk?
    Just look at it.

    Instead of comics, comix, or comets,
    Astroboy, astronauts, or an Asimov-ian monk:
    This crazy new banana shit

    With happy mutations out there to transmit
    I give 19 lines to show how you’ve sunk
    Just look at it

    It peels, it slices, it covers your kit,
    It’s the bestest bag you’ve ever thunk
    This crazy new banana shit
    Just look at it

  24. stormist says:

    These banana posts create the most interesting comments . . .

  25. dbarak says:

    Just look at this awesome banana hammock!


  26. druidbros says:

    I do not believe this bag works the way it is advertised. When bananas age they give off a gas which helps them to ripen. If you put them in a bag and contain the gas then they will only ripen faster. Has anyone ever put them in a paper bag?

  27. Anonymous says:

    you all know about the banana saver, i trust:

    my dad gave these to us all for xmas two years ago. just look at it

  28. Daemon says:

    In other news, he still hasn’t gotten over this banana thing.

  29. dculberson says:

    I enjoy the banana posts about this much: |–|

    I enjoy ESQ having illiterate nerd rage about the banana posts about this much: |——|

    (Illiterate because “Cory Doctorow” somehow equals “Rob.”)

    With all those new readers that Rob pointed out, we gotta filter the commenters somehow. Scaring them off with commandments to look at banana gadgets seems like a worthwhile method.

  30. skeptacally says:

    what about plantains?

  31. MistaPutz says:

    I don’t believe this works. If a bag can stop a banana ripening why wasn’t this discovered before?

    • mdh says:

      This bag contains some sort of ethylene scavenging material in it, as ethylene is a plant hormone that triggers senescence. It’s not a new technology, but it is prettier than other similar bags I have seen. I mean, just look at it!

    • Rob Beschizza says:

      I’m guessing this is the same thing, phyisically, as putting bits of newspaper between apples in the fruit bowl. It works!

  32. Will_Tingle says:

    Am I the only one who wants to put bananas, in this bag, into the Korean ripening facility…

    • Rich Keller says:

      Putting this anti-ripening bag in the ripening facility would be like putting a Bag of Holding in a Portable Hole… It would rip apart the very fabric of the bananaverse.

  33. thequickbrownfox says:

    Facile contempt for your readers, just look at it.

  34. Anonymous says:

    I own this awesome anti-banana-ripening bag.

    So awesome

  35. AceJohnny says:

    @Will_Tingle: excellent idea! I think we could push the idea a little further and try to use the full set of accessories.

    Peel half of the banana with the banana peeler, and cut that piece with the banana slicer. Enjoy tasty banana. Keep the other half of the banana with the banana saver clip, and store it in the banana bunker (hopefully it’ll fit). But that protected banana in the anti banana-ripening bag. Finally, put the anti banana-ripening bag along with the peeling simulator in the banana ripening facility, and observe the effects (will the peeling simulator ripen? What about the protected banana?)

    I’m confident it’ll tear a hole in space and time.

  36. lewis stoole says:

    i am going to get me one of those and keep apples in it

  37. salsaman says:

    Just look at this banana battery charger:

    Yellow LED indicator when battery is full charged” ftw!

  38. Anonymous says:

    If I climb into one will I stay forever young?

  39. babasko says:

    Does it come in different colours? Not sure I like the yellow

  40. dr says:

    Where can I get a sleeping bag made of this stuff?

  41. Ratdog says:

    How on earth do you find these things?

  42. Snig says:

    Am getting a virtual potassium overdose.

  43. Snig says:

    Hopefully, some time soon there will be a day on Boing Boing when we say:
    Yes, we have no bananas. Yes we have no bananas today…

  44. ESQ says:

    I’ve reported Rob.

    This has to stop.

    I actually get *angry* every time I see him post now, he has quickly spoiled this fine site that I have been visiting for the better part of a decade with his painful and unfunny posts.

    I used to enjoy boingboing with my morning coffee, now I find I’ve lately been subconsciously bracing myself for another one of his idiotic repetitions.

  45. ESQ says:

    Fuck it, I’m done with this site.

    Deleting bookmark now.

    Delete my account.

  46. alexx says:

    Just look at how this segment lost its funny after the fifth time or so.

  47. Phikus says:

    Just look at the culling of the people who would go out of their way to complain about the free banana flavored ice cream! ESQ is the first person who would need an anti-ripening bag, it seems, though he finds it un-a-peeling. Don’t slip on your way out, dude. You might get bruised.

    Oh yeah, and just look at this!

  48. pupdog says:

    Just look at the soulless people without any sense of whimsy. Just look at them.

  49. Anonymous says:

    OMG.. a post that I’m not interested in. This is the most horrible thing ever and I must whine loudly and say I’m leaving the site because I’m just that self-centered!

  50. Uncle_Max says:

    This is a fantastic series, and I’ll be sad when (if?) it ends.

  51. Paul Coleman says:

    Wow…people get riled up by the strangest things. This whole banana thing is turning into a fascinating social experiment. Just look at it.

    Keep them banana posts coming!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Honestly, some of you people need to learn discretion. If you find the joke silly or distasteful, just skim right on by. It’s not like keeping up with this blog is easy, so why worry about the posts you don’t like?

  53. ecologist says:

    Shouldn’t that be an awesome “banana anti-ripening bag”, rather than an “anti-banana-ripening bag”? I mean, if you want your anti-bananas to ripen, you take them to the anti-Korean banana-ripening facility. Or something. First thing in the morning pedantry, just look at it!

  54. Bimmi says:

    Tired meme is tired.

  55. zikzak says:

    Politics is not a banana. You cannot get your vital potassium intake from politics. A banana is a fuck toy, a weapon, a charming fruit. Politics is the production of death by any other name. Eat death, you shit.

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