18 December 2013

Banana Emergency

Scientists warn a putrefying fungus could wipe out the banana industry "in the near future", which reminds me, I should finish the mystery novel I've been writing about Bananas Foster, a mentally unstable private detective whose investigation of the suspicious death of a noted pastry chef exposes a cover-up that goes all the way to the top.

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  1. I only clicked on this article because it gave me an excuse to hum Yes, We Have No Bananas in my head.

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  2. So what will we call banana republics in the "near future"? Guava republics?

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    1. If we wait the universe might compress itself into a small, hard ball before we ever have to deal with that conundrum.

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    2. Wait, maybe the compression effect will keep the horrid banana blight at bay?

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    3. I'm not a physicist, but it seems like it would bring it really close. Along with everything else.

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  3. Renowned liar Johann Hari once wrote that the existence of banana diseases shows that capitalism is wrong, or something: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-why-bananas-are-a-parable-for-our-times-832104.html

    Presumably phylloxera shows the same thing.

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