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May 22, 2009 – 8:58 pm

Going ape for Styrofoam bananas ??

- Posted in Marketing related, Polystyrene Uses, Videos by Fran

The recession must be hitting hard in America as people are turning to desperate measures to make ends meet. But we can’t understand the logic behind this gorilla-suited woman stealing display bananas made from Styrofoam.
No, it’s not an April fool prank but something very weird and unusual. (Via Fox11 online)

So why would you dress in a gorilla suit and steal a foam banana?
The best explanation in a comment wins a banana in foam, or your name in foam.

One tastes nicer than the other.

One tastes nicer than the other.

One option we have considered is that the famous Cadbury’s Gorilla has been made redundant, has scoffed all his allowance of Dairy Milk and has been driven to the desperate measure of having to survive on Styrofoam bananas. And we all thought he had a future playing drums, but not a Phil Collins cover version. The gorilla is supposedly blaming those pesky, eyebrow-wiggling kids.

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4 Comments

  1. Grannymar

    Posted May 23, 2009 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    I bet it is a college prankster. I know of student flats that had road signs, traffic cones and goodness knows what else as trophies from ideas hatched at drunken nights in the Students Union. Some items took weeks to acquire.

  2. cgarvey

    Posted May 23, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    3 options:

    1) First person back with a giant banana is relieved of flat cleaning duties, and gets to skip a round of buying a slab of beer (e.g. Dutch Gold). Standard affair. ;)

    2) The gorilla thief has a more unusual sexual fetish and a rather large partner

    3) (my money’s on this one).. Made in Hollywood were on tour in Fond du Lac, and the temptation was just that bit too strong. Fran pays a local homeless woman to steal the banana, because the clean cut lines and well disguised styro beads were just TOO MUCH. Visitors are no longer encouraged to visit the Made in Hollywood workshop (at least until this particular fanfare calms down).

  3. Fran

    Posted May 24, 2009 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Grannymar & Cathal for you comments.

    @Grannymar.
    I could see your scenario possibly being true, but hitting the same store twice ….. I don’t know.

    @Cathal
    (1) Most plausible answer but it would hardly be an object that could be useful in a flat, even with a novelty factor.
    (2) Having not met any gorilla thief’s previously I’m not in a position to comment on this one.
    (3) If only. I’m lucky to get out of county Louth never mind the country. Must admit though, the foam banana did look good.

  4. Fran

    Posted July 4, 2009 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Follow Up.

    Not surprisingly the foam banana was declined, but we did decide to send Grannymar a couple of Toyboys.
    http://www.grannymar.com/blog/2009/06/28/i-am-playing-catch-up/

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