Monday, February 28, 2011

Wake Up!

Here are two banana-licious songs to energize you during the Monday mid-day slump. Or in case you may be experiencing some "stirrings in your upper abdominals which are threatening to form themselves into dance moves..." then by all means, dance on.

And one for all the baby bananas out there:

sass appeal

Loved Hailee Steinfeld's performance as Mattie Ross in True Grit.

LaBoeuf: You give out very little sugar with your pronouncements. While I sat there watchin' I gave some thought to stealin' a kiss... though you are very young, and sick... and unattractive to boot. But now I have a mind to give you five or six good licks with my belt.
Mattie Ross: One would be just as unpleasant as the other.

LaBoeuf: I've just come from Yell County.
Mattie Ross: We have no rodeo clowns in Yell County.
LaBoeuf: A saucy line will not get you far with me.

On Movies - Unforgettable

This week Molly over at the Bumbles Blog is pondering those moments from past Oscars that stand out in our memories. Although I watched last night's Oscars from start to finish, it's already fading (the vision of James Franco in drag as Marilyn can not fade quickly enough). Pretty boring actually. No surprises. But, there are a few moments from previous years that stand out:

You like me. You really, really like me.
Roberto Benigni -- Life is Beautiful!
Adrien Brody gives Halle Berry a big Hollywood kiss.

How I wish Sandra would have gone 'Adrien Brody' on Colin Firth last night.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

just trying to get excited about Monday...

It is already Monday here, in Japan....a rainy, Monday morning even....I hope all of your Mondays are better where you are!!!

For the person who has everything

Except taste...

"Keep your door open to Sense of Humour! Enjoyable banana peel-shaped doorstopper. Don't let its slippery appearance deceive you, actually it is not slippery!"

Sure, open the door to sense of humor but tacky is right there riding shotgun.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sassy's Oscar Predictions

Best Supporting Actor - Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress - Hailee Steinfeld

Adapted Screenplay - Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini (Winter's Bone)
Original Screenplay - Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)

Best Documentary - Restrepo

Best Director - Joel & Ethan Coen

Best Actress - Annette Bening
Best Actor - Colin Firth

Best Motion Picture - The King's Speech

Banana boat

Circa 1903. "Unloading bananas at New Orleans, Louisiana."

From (click on image to enlarge)


It was the banana's sassy performance in this short video that inspired the creation of this blog.

the meaning of life

The Existential Ape

Friday, February 25, 2011

can't help falling in love

The Elvis Cupcake

Banana cake with peanut butter buttercream frosting and topped with peanuts.

banana tunes

Top 10 Banana Songs according to Robert of the Radish

1. Day-O (Banana Boat) - Harry Belafonte

2. Banana Co - Radiohead

3. Bananas And Blow - Ween

4. 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas - Harry Chapin

5. Fried Bananas - Cal Tjader

6. Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson

7. Banana In Your Fruit Basket - Bo Carter

8. Banana Split (The Tra La La Song) - The Dickies

9. Smokin' Banana Peels - The Dead Milkmen

10. Yes! We Have No Bananas - Spike Jones

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animated banana

Don Hertzfeldt's Rejected

And, what was Beethoven's favorite fruit?


the original sassy banana

"I'm Chiquita banana and I've come to say - Bananas have to ripen in a certain way
When they are fleck'd with brown and have a golden hue 
Bananas taste the best and are best for you..."