Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Funnies: Going Bananas

Last Friday's post featured altered signs that had humorous results. The following two handmade signs are also funny, but obviously due to a language barrier instead:

Speaking of the "curved yellow fruit," have you ever seen one of these before:

That's right, it's a Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer...and it can be yours for only $4.88!

It's just one of the millions of items that are available for purchase on, and nearly 500 customers have reviewed this particular product.

Not only is the banana slicer amusing in its own right (or am I the only one who thinks that?), but just read some of the tongue-in-cheek reviews. They're hilarious.

Mrs. Toledo from Greeley, CO had this to say:

Saved my marriage
What can I say about the 571B Banana Slicer that hasn't already been said about the wheel, penicillin, or the iPhone.... this is one of the greatest inventions of all time. My husband and I would argue constantly over who had to cut the day's banana slices. It's one of those chores NO ONE wants to do! You know, the old "I spent the entire day rearing OUR children, maybe YOU can pitch in a little and cut these bananas?" and of course, "You think I have the energy to slave over your damn bananas? I worked a 12 hour shift just to come home to THIS?!" These are the things that can destroy an entire relationship. It got to the point where our children could sense the tension. The minute I heard our 6-year-old girl in her bedroom, re-enacting our daily banana fight with her Barbie dolls, I knew we had to make a change. That's when I found the 571B Banana Slicer. Our marriage has never been healthier, AND we've even incorporated it into our lovemaking. THANKS 571B BANANA SLICER!

L. Blankenship "Lundy Love" from Huntington, WV shared the following:

My 27 trained monkeys love this
As you may or may not know, I have 27 trained monkeys I use to do my evil bidding. Well, the younger monkeys teeth have not fully developed and so slicing a banana to feed them is a necessary chore. The adult monkeys used to have to chew up bananas and feed their young but not anymore with the Victorio Kitchen Products 571B Banana Slicer. The adults are going bananas over this time saving easy product. No longer so they have to taste and chew the deliciousness banana without eating it teasing them like a teenage prom date. Now, they can eat and enjoy while i feed the young by slicing the bananas into small pieces that's easy for them to digest, This product is aces in my book and if you have 27 trained monkeys that will help you take over the land of OZ, I highly recommenced this product. This product is more useful than a barrel of monkeys.

And SW3K has finally conquered his banana issues:

No more winning for you, Mr. Banana!
For decades I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. "Use a knife!" they say. parole officer won't allow me to be around knives. "Shoot it with a gun!" Background check...HELLO! I had to resort to carefully attempt to slice those bananas with my bare hands. 99.9% of the time, I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger. Then, after a fit of banana-induced rage, my parole officer introduced me to this kitchen marvel and my life was changed. No longer consumed by seething anger and animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit, I was able to concentrate on my love of theatre and am writing a musical play about two lovers from rival gangs that just try to make it in the world. I think I'll call it South Side Story. Banana slicer...thanks to you, I see greatness on the horizon.

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Very silly, huh? "Peel" like reading more? You can find all 499 comments here. Happy Friday, Inky friends!


Tammy C. said...

OMG! These are hilarious!

Sue D said...

Wow--who knew banana slicing was such a big deal!

Jackie Wamhoff said...

So silly, huh? ;-) Thanks for your comments, Tammy And Sue. Always lovely to hear from you!

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