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May 18, 2020


It's Monday Monday Bo Bonday Bonana Fanna Fo Fonday Fe Fi Fo Monday. Whatever the hell THAT means.


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Many have tried to find the true meaning of the song. Few have succeeded.

You must become one with your inner
Dave, Dave, bo-bave
Banana-fana fo-fave

It means you had too much to drink while watching the daily Coronavirus updates on the news stations....

Well, to start with, I think we need to define the difference between a bo-nana & a ba-nana. Could it be that one is a good nana and one is a bad nana? (Although that seems highly unlikely).

...only if you define "too much" as not enough

Fortunately, I NEVER drink too much, because I always black-out just before that happens.

Shirley Ellis recently put a new band together and released this re-do be-do po-nana bana fe-fo or the old classic re-do fe-do banna -bemaa, etc. How Shirley ever got Chad Smith, the greatest druere EVER, to join the band we 'the blog people' will never know

Anywhere, or anyway, put your latex-gloved hands together for the Shirley Ellis re-banan nmana do release of Banna pee-do banna-wanaa fo-fanna.

The *actual* re-release of Shirley Ellis' hit no one gets.

Bear with me fe fi for fun."


Ken Osmond, ‘Leave It to Beaver’s Eddie Haskell, Dies at 76

Day-o, Day-o
daylight come an' me want to leave home
up all night drinkin' that rum
daylight come an' me wan' leave home
stack bottles 'til mornin' come
six bottles, eight bottles. twelve bottles, case
daylight come an' me stuck at home
come mister quarantine man, tally me bottles
daylight come an' me gonna leave home

..we just need to all hang tight until the redemption centers re-open, although if we could get the National Guard to man them for the first few weeks that might be helpful. Is bonana Jamican for 5 cent deposit?


Today our President publicly stated that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine for several weeks as a preventative treatment for COVID-19. Will it work? Will it make his complexion more orange? Stay tuned.

cfjk--Isn't Jam maica where they make that good banana butter jam?

What's the theme of this thread?
Does it mean anything to you?
What's the theme of this thread?
Can you tell us what to do?
Tell me please,'cause I have to know.
I'm a quarantined child and I'm beginning to grow, iykwim.
Apologies to ABBA and kudos to Le Petomane.
Here in NC we're taking a small hit from TS Arthur AND a front coming in from the west. At least the weather and news people are talking about something other than the Coronavirus.

It means you've been taking that hydroxycloroquine drug for the last few weeks, and it can't hurt anything... so .... stop it !

FCF ...if it isn't it should be. THE BONANA FONANA BRAND OF JELLIES&JAMS "WE'RE JAMMED-UP & JELLY-TIGHT" and for all you preppers out there it's "JAM-IN-A-CAN"

Le Petomane: Nice. Me left home for the first time in two months yesterday to get groceries for another few months. I was wearing a painting respirator with N95 filters, and was the only one in two supermarkets wearing gloves. General idiocy — no social distancing, old guys with no masks going the wrong way down aisles, etc. There are not many COVID-19 cases around here yet, but it is a tourist area and the parking lots had multiple out-of-state plates. Everything was far too normal.

People are going to go bananas this summer when the second wave hits. This is America! How dare a virus interfere with our pursuit of happiness!

"45 dollar 50 now 50 dollar 50 dollar
50 dollar 50 dollar give me a hollar 50 dollar
Who will bid it at a 50 dollar bill?
50 dollar 55 55 make it 55 and a 55 make it 55 and
I sold that hog for a 50 dollar bid"

The great Steve Goodman's "The Auctioneer", Songwriters: Buddy Black / Leroy Van Dyke

You really have to hear it, check it out on YouTube

Daylight come and me better get home. Many years ago waiting is customs in Tampa from Montego Bay young Jane with a big hat and carved head of Bob Marley gets pulled aside. The drug sniffing dogs go right for the crotch of my Gumbo Limbo. Uniformed officers are looking for hollow drug holding areas in Marley’s dreadlocks. In another line for customs a gentleman from Geezer Acres is leaning on his walker wheezing, coughing and beating on his sternum while gasping “damn Ganga.”

@Steve K: Try the Bluegrass Student Union's version of "The Auctioneer" for some barbershop harmony.


https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/gov-charlie-baker-plans-to-reopen-massachusetts-beaches-on-memorial-day-may-25-with-restrictions-on-visitors.html ...so if you're getting antsy looking to the next 3day weekend here's a pretty inclusive/comprehensive article of what the immediate futuure holds here in the Northeast, (beachwise aka touristy i.e. NJ RI MA NH etc.)

https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/everything-about-the-massachusetts-reopening-plan-you-need-to-know-from-face-coverings-to-beaches-and-sit-down-restaurant-service.html ...this one's more MA-centric ala Gov. Candlestickmaker's vision for the new normal vis-a-vis
Old Cape Cod (et. al.)

If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air
Quaint little villages here and there
(You're sure)You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod
(Cape Cod, that old Cape Cod)
If you like the taste of a lobster stew
Served by a window with an ocean view
(You're sure)You're sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod
Winding roads that seem to beckon you
Miles of green beneath a sky of blue
Church bells chimin' on a Sunday morn
Remind you of the town where you were born
If you spend an evening you'll want to stay
Watching the moonlight on Cape Cod Bay
You're sure to fall in love with Old CAPE COD

Source: LyricFind

Note to man tom: Shirley Ellis did not "recently" put a new band or anything else together. She died in 2005.

from Prairie Home Companion,
long before the Ketchup commercials, there was this from
the Minnesota Council of Fruit:

You can fry 'em, you can slice 'em
Either way you oughta try some .. Bananas
They are great with coconut or
chocolate sauce or peanut butter .. Bananas
Oh bananas have it all!
They make berries seem banal
From Montana to Mobile,
have bananas with your meal.
They're the answer, what a deal
All your troubles seem to vanish with bananas

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
You can put them in a salad
You can put them in a pie-aye
Any way you want to eat them
It's impossible to beat them
But, bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator
So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator

> All your troubles seem to vanish with bananas <

Long and thin and young and yellow
you can eat them plain or put them in Jello...

https://www.masslive.com/massforward/2020/05/ultimate-slap-in-the-face-restaurant-owners-in-disbelief-as-massachusetts-avoids-providing-details-for-industry-to-reopen-amid-coronavirus-pandemic.html ...and now there's this. Apparently, through the eyes of some Massatwoschitts restauranteurs Gov. Butcher is looking more like the Soup Nazi as in: 'No robster stew for you! NEXT!"
On a more positive note, (to quote from ARRESTED DEVELOPEMENT) "Remeber, there's ALWAYS money in the banana stand!"

wanderer2575 -

Excellent, a capella harmony is a great fave of mine. although sometimes it can go off the rails:


https://www.masslive.com/springfield/2020/05/video-of-coronavirus-song-goes-viral-after-archbishop-timothy-paul-runs-into-piano-player-in-springfield.html ...It's no RBR but at this stage it's all we got.

SteveK How prophetic if that turns out to be the anthem for the quarntine countdown.

STRAIGHT NO CHASER is doing a premiere this Thursday eve 5/21/20 8pm EDT on YT

One memory I have the song from a long time ago I have never forgotten.

"Let's do Chuck. Chuck Chuck fo..."

Several decades ago, at a high school dance, I yelled out my name, "Chuck", and the band immediately started into the song, realizing after a few seconds that they would sing an obscene word in a few seconds. They quickly shut down the band and went on to another song.

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