Just look at these tattooed bananas

Just look at them.

Jun Gil Park (via Jim!)


  1. Can someone explain the “just look at this [banana object]” and why it’s supposed to be funny?

    1. It’s the world’s longest performance of a variation on the quintessential knock-knock joke.

      Months from now, after countless iterations, Cory will post a picture of an orange.

      1. Although also don’t underestimate the semiotic significance of the banana – in all its many and varied guises.

        Watching ‘Drunken Master’ with Jackie Chan last night (as in, he acted in it, not that he accepted my invitation to pizza on the sofa and a movie), I noted a scene where I’m pretty sure on my fuzzy screen he used two bananas as hand-weapons.  Cool.

        It’s not like Cory chose the boring aubergine.  Bananas are incredible, just read the wikipedia entry and follow some links, like I did after a number of “just look at it” postings.  Wars, laws, love, disaster, hunger, extinction, disease and pestilence – it’s all in there, once you peel back the skin.

        Yet the multi-cultural lampooning of the banana carries on, but is underlined by a recognition of its significance and importance – used in jokes worldwide, I’ve never actually witnessed the banana being disrespected.

        So a banana isn’t just a banana.  I think Cory is on a mission to get this across to us, and we’re all somewhat slow on the uptake.


    2. Who said it was supposed to be funny? That’s the last thought that would come to my mind. Simpson penis envy maybe (go yellow!), but not funny.

    3. We’re practising our imperatives.
      Next we will be doing subjunctives.
      What would…, were this (tattooed, etc.) banana…?

    4.  Your name caused me to look at my fingers. 
      I just looked at them.  I don’t have any lunulas. 
      What does that mean? 

    5. My guess is that Cory made a wager about a year ago that he could create a meme on purpose. I sense near lift off for this one. The test is probably to see if it shows up on 4chan.

    1. It is, and now I’m going to hear “Chan Chan” in my head every time I eat a banana. Thanks, Cory.

  2. Joke fall into categories – for instance there are banana jokes, and then there are tattooed penis jokes.  But a tattooed banana joke threatens to rip a hole in fabric of reality.

  3. Lol, that tattoo is going to look like hell in a few years, and good luck when he try’s to find a job.

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