Monday, November 16, 2009

Is That a Banana in Your Pocket or Are You Just Playing a Practical Joke?

Ohhh, college. If you don't think this video is funny, it can only be because you're not watching it.



It's from three years ago, in our old college newsroom. Because I had not yet ascended to the ranks of the cool (read: editors), I don't appear in this video (it's a budget meeting - woo!), though one of my best friends, another lowly reporter, does - she's the girl at the end in the striped sweater putting the banana on his shoulder. She brings on the best part of Ben's banana-crazed reaction, anyway.

And yes, he means it - the kid hates bananas. Lots.

Sure, the song is annoying & the videography is blurry, but darn, it's fun - so fun, in fact, that back in the day, a local alt paper wrote about it. I've been a wee bit cranky for the past few days, & I got a little emo last night reading through a bunch of my old Xanga & Myspace posts (don't judge, everyone's gotta start someplace) - but amongst my old posts, I found this amazing piece of Daily Kent Stater history, & I couldn't resist reviving it to share with anyone who's interested in a little bizarro fruit comedy. It made my day & induced the elusive actual LOL.

Also, this just in: Would you judge me if I admitted that I miss college? A lot?

8 comments:

Heather said...

I was at Kent today actually. I miss it a LOT. :(

Remember how Fox 8 covered this too? The Banana Boy. hahahaha

flipflops said...

OMG, I miss college. It's so funny to see that these type of things happen in ALL college newsrooms. Guess that's what happens when you're stuck with the same people for 50+ hours a week...

Ben said...

Yes. That's me. I do have to say that I'm getting a lot better with bananas, as they still gross me out. But I even touched one recently! And on purpose!

Still, ew.

Alice said...

haaa. my mom is deathly afraid of live fish, and my sister has an honest-to-god phobia of vomit, so why not bananas, i guess...? :-)

brad said...

the ending is perfect.

and yeah: miss college.

Dmbosstone said...

In college you know who you are, you sit in the Quad and think, "Oh my god I'm totally going to go far!"

Shannon said...

I have to say that I don't really miss college, (even though I'm still finishing up a few lagging credits online at KSU myself). But I can say I was always around Taylor and always kinda wished I worked at the Stater. =)

mylittlebecky said...

BANANAS! how can that even happen? who doesn't love bananas? i love bananas! and the banana song! student government never had anything like this in our meetings. *sad face*

ps thanks for saying hi! :)

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