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Friday
Jul252014

True Story: Boredom, Bananas, Bond

On Wednesday I drew a picture of James Bond on a Banana and posted it online.

Nathaniel R. "Bond on Banana" 2014. Mixed Media on Fruit, 9"x1½"

I have no explanation for this other than the perfect storm / terrible timing of innate online playfulness fused with genuine insanity and egged on by dread over Jury Duty to commence the following morning. Jury Duty is so boring (you just sit in a very official dull room in monotony waiting for your name to be called for 16 hours! I'm still there right now as you read this.) that on Wednesday I felt something akin to complete preemptive desperation to amuse myself. So when The Incredible Suit (whose blog I've always loved) promised he'd review it if someone drew Bond on a Banana, I did.

He kept his promise and I am left frightened at how deeply burrowed Daniel Craig in a blue speedo must be in my psyche. The worst part of the story is that I didn't have any bananas in the house when the promise was made. So... yeah.

I will be voluntarily committing myself to Bellevue Psychiatric shortly. It was nice knowing all of you!

P.S. I am mildly allergic to bananas but not to Bond's banana.

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Reader Comments (16)

Jury duty and you're angry? You should take a note from Henry Fonda and try talking your compatriots to your side, except instead of acknowledging their doubt in the case they would be taking out their frustration on pieces of fruit.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

When life gives you boredom, make boredom-aid.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSan FranCinema

There is nothing about this I don't love.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBRB

You've got a mild banana allergy? ME TOO! I'm just really excited, I've never known of anyone else who had a banana allergy

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGabby

Good idea for a nice tattoo...but, alas, the skin shall wilt as surely as the banana's...

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatryk

Gabby -- it's mild enough that i can have bananas in things but if i try to just eat a whole banana as people do, that does not go well.

July 25, 2014 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

The bulge is quite impressive. Kudos.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Awesome. I love this.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterT-Bone

Love it. Not quite as crazy as when I put 3D glasses on a set of Peeps.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlexa

LOL

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

From the neck down, its pretty good. Guess your eyes weren't focused on his eyes. (G)

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

We all want to play with Bond's Banana.

July 25, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

Henry -- you try drawing Daniel Craig's weird ass face in miniature on a fruit ;) -- at least his eyes are blue!

July 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNATHANIEL R

technically, he didn't really keep his promise...

July 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpar

par -- okay technically but let's not peel bananas

July 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

You did really well! I could tell that was James Bond without having to read the post.

August 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrademark Attorney

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