Cory Doctorow at 8:00 am Tue, Mar 19, 2013
Just look at it.
Ella's Deli and Ice Cream Parlor
Just look at that laminated sheet of paper. What’s it hiding??
I was about to say the same thing. The menu does look like it’s been placed to cover the banana’s genitalia.
I can only imagine that a banana’s genitalia would look like another banana, which evokes an infinite regression of ever-tinier banana boners.
Organisms with such genital morphology are known as ‘fractally fecund’.
Now I’m wishing I’d used the term “fractal phallus” in my original comment. L’esprit d’escalier, and all that.
Google images of “genital warts” for the full effect
Thank you for the suggestion, but I strongly suspect I would see something I could never unsee, and so I will pass on the search.
It’s not really that bad if you take care of it early. Planned Parenthood can help. Yes, dudes can go to PP. Price is about the same as a Mexican cash doctor and cheaper than that for subsequent visits.
Big bananas have little bananas
But who knows what’s their function
Little bananas have littler bananas
Yet use asexual reproduction
That banana should be in pyjamas.
I was thinking something similar, although my thoughts were more along the lines of, “Is that a menu or are you just happy to see me?”
I’m pretty sure that is a SOLAS ["Safety Of Life At Sea"] reflector panel, often found on foul-weather gear. Excellent at picking up any light, and critical for finding overboard crew, or even just where people are on deck in the dark….
Holy laminated loincloth, Bananaman!
Modesty is the best quality of a banana.
modest perhaps, yet doomed to be but a mute participant in banana-in-your-pocket jokes everywhere.
“Peel and see”
Would you rather fight one human sized banana or one hundred banana sized humans?
One human-sized banana, cuz for the latter I’d probably just stomp them, and you know what always happens there…?
Excellent corned beef here, I can attest.
And a nice FrontPage 98 web site.
Best reuben in town.
When you just look at the human-sized banana, the human-sized banana just looks at you(you hope, unlike the abyss it may not stop there).
The stuff of banana-flavored nightmares.
Another apparently human sized and disturbingly cheerful banana
I wouldn’t want a sad droopy banana. I like mine perky and happy regardless of size.
At long last: A practical application for http://boingboing.net/2013/03/15/55-gallons-of-personal-lube.html
Shockingly, that banana is one of the least terrifying papier-mâché sculptures there. I go up to Ella’s Deli once or twice a year for nostalgia. My parents used to take my sister and I there once a week when we were children. The food is so-so, but the atmosphere is unforgettable (especially if you’re afraid of clowns).
I will have a banana split…I will have a banana split….
Wouldn’t it be interesting to peel a banana and find a face on it? Hmmm, maybe with a fine needle syringe and a bit of food dye…
Autophagy tag seems applicable here, Cory, what with the bananaman overseeing the dicing and slicing of his Musa-kin.
Is it peanut butter jelly time?
Reminds me a bit of Dutch Dreams in Toronto… whattayathink Cory?
Nothing as fanciful as a human sized banana there though, unfortunately. Just ridiculous line-ups out the door in the summertime!
Is that a human in it’s pocket or is it just happy to see me?
“Just look at it.”
It’s looking at me, man!
“Creative control, spin-off rights and theme park approval for Mr. Banana Grabber, Baby Banana Grabber, and any other Banana Grabber family character that might emanate there from.”
HEY KIDS! CHECK OUT MY SOLAR GENITALS
I grew up next door to this restaurant. When I was young I would sit and watch a worker make some amazing animated sculptures to display there.
In Soviet Russia, banana peels YOU!
Isn’t that the “Dead Like Me” restaurant? No wonder the banana has to hide its business.
They have the best kugel. We stop there just about every time we pass through Madison.
Scary Clown DNA. Banana DNA. Mix.
Or could this be a prop for an offshoot of the “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” movie franchise?
Christ that brings back memories! I don’t remember the banana oddly enough, but I remember the carousel paneling at the top of the walls. I thought to myself, “Hey, that looks like that deli in Madison.” And sure enough, Ella’s Deli. They had the best cherry Cokes, which now is apparently Pepsi. They used to offer lemon cokes too. Definitely one of the best things about Madison. Good times.
Wow, If its a real banana, what is the size of banana tree ???
And find History of Banana here.
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