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

Just look at it.

Banana Bag


    1. 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!

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

    1. 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.

  1. @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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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…

  9. 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!

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. 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

    1. That is the best anti-banana complaint I’ve seen yet.
      You other banana haters can learn from periphera.
      Submit your complaints in iambic pentameter!

  13. 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?

    1. The bag absorbs the gas,its called ethylene. The bag either absorbs it or converts it into another gas.

      Just think about it..

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!!!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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

    1. Thanks, now I’m going to have that in my head for weeks! RING RING RING RING RING RING RING RING INSANITY PHONE

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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