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November 16th, 2004


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08:28 pm
As I was walking from work back to the T station this evening, I noticed a banana peel on the sidewalk ahead of me. Had to exert all my willpower to avoid stepping on it (to see if I'd automatically fall over in comic fashion, that's why).

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From:booniesjen
Date:November 16th, 2004 06:32 pm (UTC)
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Heehee, that is very silly! :D
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From:milknut
Date:November 16th, 2004 07:00 pm (UTC)
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Wait, when did you get a job? Yay!

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From:trystero
Date:November 16th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
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Uh, a couple of weeks ago?

Thanks for the yay: I feel much the same way myself.  :-)
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From:broken_gizmo
Date:November 17th, 2004 02:23 am (UTC)
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*giggle*
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From:gizmoek
Date:November 17th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC)
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On my way to work yesterday, there was a banana peel on the side of the road and Kar (the person I car pool with) and I had were wondering how slippery banana peels actually are and how they ended up being the joke object used to make people slip and fall.
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From:trystero
Date:November 17th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
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See, I think banana peels are probably not all that slippery: I think they just exert a mystical compulsion on anyone who steps on them, forcing them to fall comically.

Incidentally - and I know I've said this before - "banana" is one of those words it's hard to stop spelling. Bananananananananananana.
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From:z_gryphon
Date:November 17th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
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Like (as pointed out by George Carlin) "George". GE... OR... GE... OR... GE...
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From:z_gryphon
Date:November 17th, 2004 09:06 am (UTC)
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According to Alton Brown of Good Eats, bananas were an absurdly popular street snack in the early days of film, and the streets of America were liberally strewn with their peels, so that they caused a lot of slip-and-fall accidents just by sheer volume, the law of averages being what it is. Thus, they became the exemplar for things that you slip and fall on in early slapstick film comedies, migrated from there to cartoons, and as such are still part of the cultural background noise today, like bombs that look like cannonballs with fuses on and those horseshoe-shaped magnets.
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From:motomuffin
Date:November 17th, 2004 10:23 am (UTC)
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Yeah.
Banana peels are Really Fstarking Slippery.
I ran over one on the motorcycle once. It made the back tire move right about three inches, allatonce, which is pretty disconcerting. Meep. Avoid.

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