Just look at this human-sized banana.

Just look at it.

Ella's Deli and Ice Cream Parlor (Thanks, Viktor!)


    1. 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.

        1. Now I’m wishing I’d used the term “fractal phallus” in my original comment. L’esprit d’escalier, and all that.

          1. 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.

          2.  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.

          3. Big bananas have little bananas
            But who knows what’s their function
            Little bananas have littler bananas
            Yet use asexual reproduction

    2. 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…. 

      1. modest perhaps, yet doomed to be but a mute participant in banana-in-your-pocket jokes everywhere.  

  1. 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).

  2. At long last: A practical application for http://boingboing.net/2013/03/15/55-gallons-of-personal-lube.html

  3. 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).

  4. 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…

  5. Autophagy tag seems applicable here, Cory, what with the bananaman overseeing the dicing and slicing of his Musa-kin.

  6. 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!

  7. “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.”

  8. Isn’t that the “Dead Like Me” restaurant? No wonder the banana has to hide its business.

  9. Scary Clown DNA.  Banana DNA.  Mix.

    Or could this be a prop for an offshoot of the “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” movie franchise?

  10. 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.

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