Weekend Open Thread (Belated): Say Adios to Your Favorite Bananas

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The whole bunch of us slipped up on producing a Weekend Open Thread this week, but we’re peeling off this story we spotted before the weekend’s over, while it’s still ripe. Sorry for having frittered away our time — it should have been easy as pie — but after reading this story, you can understand why we’d want to slice down our time at the keyboard and maybe even split. And if that source makes you shake your head, here’s Smithsonian Magazine aping it and here’s the story from the New York Times doing its Times-y flambe on the topic.

By the way, snopes tends to disagree with this thesis, but they are notoriously anti-alarmist. Still, our of fairness, go read their piece too. (All can agree that it’s not all bananas that may be heading for the trashbin of history, but the most popular and familiar species of the fruit is among them.)

Much of great importance happened this past week, and more is coming up next week, and we will try to get to it in time, which might never happen. For now: this is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about the doom for bananas or anything else you’d like, within reasonable bounds of decency and discretion.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)