Skip to comments.Bananas are so offensive
Posted on 03/04/2005 9:43:17 AM PST by laissez- faire
Where bananas never end
The shriek of microphone feedback, the screech of fingernails on slate, the rippling reaction to an Atlanta-area woman's complaint about Columbus police officers' eating bananas at a Jan. 15 civil rights march.
Each is going to grate on people's nerves, over time, so there's a "make it stop" plea I'll obviously be ignoring by writing this. But I don't really control the microphone, or the slate, or the way talk radio and the Internet can amplify a whine into a squall.
And I certainly have no control over a congressman.
(Excerpt) Read more at ledger-enquirer.com ...
"Loving you has made me bananas."
Meanwhile, bananas remain a convenient source of potassium, which helps prevent muscle cramps during long periods of exertion. So it's unfortunate that in certain circumstances, someone may find the fruit offensive.
This is gonna get better..lots....just you wait until Cynthia McKinney gets involved. How come no one wrote to her?
That's the standard form letter sent by a congressional office to something out of their jurisdiction. I worked as an intern in my Congressman's district office when I was in high school, and when we got letters from constituents that dealt with things outside our jurisdiction, we'd copy the letter and send it to the right person with a form letter saying they should address it and cc us any correspondence.
Oh God, not HER!
I wonder if cucumbers offend her?
I think this is more of a race thing than a sexual thing that offends her.
"Your red scarf matches your eyes,
You close your cover before striking...."
I love that song!
I wonder how she feels about kumquats.
Maybe she is upset because they were not eating oysters.
LOL! Yes, it's a good one!
(Real book, BTW)
Some women should be seen and not heard, I'm sick of whining women! Look at what they did to Larry Summers, Harvard - they were offended and now this guy is apologizing every day for SPEAKING THE TRUTH!
Offended by bananas?? Is this fruit discrimination? What about the eggplant, zucchini, cucumber, etc. the list is endless.
My God woman, find something constructive to do for heaven sake and the banana alone!
She must be a liberal.
She is telling other people what and what not to eat.
It's a control thing.
Yer KILLIN' me here!
Yes, We Have No Bananas!
Frank Silver and Irving Cohn (1923)
There's a fruit store on our street
It's run by a Greek.
And he keeps good things to eat
But you should hear him speak!
When you ask him anything, he never answers "no".
He just "yes"es you to death,
And as he takes your dough, he tells you...
"Yes! We have no bananas
We have no bananas today!!
We have string beans and onions, cabBAges and scallions
And all kinds of fruit and say
We have an old fashioned toMAHto
A Long Island poTAHto, but
Yes! We have no bananas
We have no bananas today!"
Business got so good for him that he wrote home today,
"Send me Pete and Nick and Jim; I need help right away."
When he got them in the store, there was fun, you bet.
Someone asked for "sparrow grass"
and then the whole quartet
"Yes, we have no bananas
We have-a no bananas today.
Just try those coconuts
Those wall-nuts and doughnuts
There ain't many nuts like they.
We'll sell you two kinds of red herring,
Dark brown, and ball-bearing.
But yes, we have no bananas
We have no bananas today."
Midi here if you don't know the tune: