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Frost* => Frost* => Topic started by: Pedro on January 03, 2011, 06:29:32 PM

Title: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 03, 2011, 06:29:32 PM
As requested, this Stickie is intended to let people volunteer to receive, photograph and send on the lucky inflatable banana to the next person on the list.
The idea being to record the progress of the banana in photos showing you with the (inflated) banana, optionally including a local landmark in the photo.
There's also a suggestion of you signing the thing but I'd hope people do this sensibly (without puncturing it or using ink that might react badly with the material) and not offensively (drawing gender-related imagery!).

Names of those signed-up already...

Fogey [posted to rogerg on Jan 4th 2011]
rogerg [arrived Jan 18th, photo taken Jan 30th, posted Feb 7th 2011]
gr8gonzo [arrived Feb 9th, photos taken Feb 11th & 12th, posted Feb 14th 2011]
Jim Takacs [arrived Feb 15th 2011]
geront [arrived March 17th 2011]
castironchef [arrived April 20th 2011]
MTBDude [arrived May 7th 2011]
finbeard [arrived June 20th 2011]
David [arrived Aug 08, 2011]
Gandalph1986 [arrived Aug 18, 2011]
Ich_bin_besser [arrived Sep 02, 2011]
RWA [arrived Sep 11 2011]
jur451c [arrived Oct 03 2011]
johninblack [arrived Nov 24 2011]
MrsJib [arrived Nov 24 2011]
Sami [arrived Nov 24 2011]
ProgDog [arrived Nov 24 2011]
Bert [ditto] sort of!
catherine[Dec 4th 2011]
Nellie [arrived Dec 9th 2011]
Mouse [AGM Transfer]
D S [arrived Feb 3rd 2012]
Mikey [arrived 26th February 2012]
RobRideout (DrBlowThingsUp) [arrived Mar 19th 2012]
Racing Hippo [arrived March 28th 2012]
Brom [arrived April 24th 2012]
L33VEY  [arrived June 22nd 2012]
Againesis  [arrived June 26th 2012]
Redevan101 [arrived August 30th 2012]
Sarah (Ash) [arrived September 5th 2012]
Fishy [arrived September 17th 2012]
Dena [arrived October 16th 2012]
With DueyC or on the south coast or on it's way back to Dena [October 25th 2012]
MikeEvs [arrived 6th November 2012]
Big Black Shed [arrived 26th November 2012]
Drarok [arrived 3rd December 2012]
lyn [arrived on National Roadie Day]
WickedWitch [arrived sometime in December 2012]
Pedro [arrived sometime in December 2012]

Next Stop: CELEBR8.2 and presentation to Jem!

A map of the Banana*'s progress is at <!-- m -->http://bit.ly/frostiebanana (http://bit.ly/frostiebanana)<!-- m -->

To join-in, post a reply to that effect and I'll update this list.
If people also report the arrival/departure and post the pictures here we should be able to keep track.
Ok?

[Edit - updated several times by RH & Pedro & jib]
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 03, 2011, 06:44:13 PM
Hehe, great idea!
I'd like to know the size of the not-inflated banana, though, so that I could estimate shipping costs to whereever. But I guess that'll have to wait till all air is gone, right?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 03, 2011, 07:11:54 PM
It'll be deflated for shipping and reinflated by each recipient, so may I suggest Lysol disinfecting wipes or somesuch be used? After all, I believe it was a well-traveled inflatable pig that started swine flu.  :o
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Jim Takacs on January 03, 2011, 07:12:43 PM
Send that thing over here to Florida!!  Theres a Couple of us Frosties here!  Im Game! :P
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: catherine on January 03, 2011, 08:05:51 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
It'll be deflated for shipping and reinflated by each recipient, so may I suggest Lysol disinfecting wipes or somesuch be used? After all, I believe it was a well-traveled inflatable pig that started swine flu.  :o

(from the BBC news, on April 1st 2011)
...And doctors are anxiously trying to trace the source of a severe outbreak of Frost*itis, which has a global spread, affecting people in Germany, Yorkshire, Florida, Cambridge, Hull, and a few other places. It is believed to have been spread by a large inflatable banana which sufferers have been posting to each other. Symptoms of Frost*itis (which may initially be mistaken for Tourette's Syndrome) include randomly shouting "What-ho", attempting to dance in 7/8 time, and some sufferers even have an irresistible compulsion to wear false moustaches.  There is no known cure for this disease.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 03, 2011, 08:10:19 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
It'll be deflated for shipping and reinflated by each recipient, so may I suggest Lysol disinfecting wipes or somesuch be used? After all, I believe it was a well-traveled inflatable pig that started swine flu.  :o

(from the BBC news, on April 1st 2011)
...And doctors are anxiously trying to trace the source of a severe outbreak of Frost*itis, which has a global spread, affecting people in Germany, Yorkshire, Florida, Cambridge, Hull, and a few other places. It is believed to have been spread by a large inflatable banana which sufferers have been posting to each other. Symptoms of Frost*itis (which may initially be mistaken for Tourette's Syndrome) include randomly shouting "What-ho", attempting to dance in 7/8 time, and some sufferers even have an irresistible compulsion to wear false moustaches. There is no known cure for this disease.

although a healthy dose of curry and beer tends to make one feel better!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Brom on January 03, 2011, 08:34:37 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
Quote from: "catherine"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
It'll be deflated for shipping and reinflated by each recipient, so may I suggest Lysol disinfecting wipes or somesuch be used? After all, I believe it was a well-traveled inflatable pig that started swine flu.  :o

(from the BBC news, on April 1st 2011)
...And doctors are anxiously trying to trace the source of a severe outbreak of Frost*itis, which has a global spread, affecting people in Germany, Yorkshire, Florida, Cambridge, Hull, and a few other places. It is believed to have been spread by a large inflatable banana which sufferers have been posting to each other. Symptoms of Frost*itis (which may initially be mistaken for Tourette's Syndrome) include randomly shouting "What-ho", attempting to dance in 7/8 time, and some sufferers even have an irresistible compulsion to wear false moustaches. There is no known cure for this disease.

although a healthy dose of curry and beer tends to make one feel better!

And don't forget to eat plenty of biscuits!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mouse on January 04, 2011, 02:16:55 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
After all, I believe it was a well-traveled inflatable pig that started swine flu.  :o

Damn you, Pink Floyd! *shakes fist*
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Neilgwhite on January 04, 2011, 08:40:34 AM
I'm in, I'll put a flat cap on it and take it to York for the day
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: MikeEvs on January 04, 2011, 08:42:33 AM
Sign me up  :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: johninblack on January 04, 2011, 09:32:31 AM
Guess You better add me in somewhere....
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: redevan101 on January 04, 2011, 12:25:55 PM
go for it man sign me up!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 04, 2011, 02:16:40 PM
STAGE ONE BEGINS
Posted to Rogerg in the USA at 11am today.
Hes been disinfected with a wipe, not Rogerg obviously just in case anybody wondered, we use called steri 7 which kills any germs for around 30 days :lol:
It cost a staggering sum of only £1.80 to send him by Royal Mail and he should arrive in 3-5 working days.
It fitted ok in a roughly A3ish size jiffy bag if anybody wonders on size and costs or we could just do each continent in turn?

Pic is of the Humber Bridge which is roughly a  3/4 mile away from where i live. Had to doctor a pic though. The one we took was so dark you couldn't see the bridge in the background so i borrowed one from Google and did a cut and paste job!

(http://http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/5806/5607874777f3c7164a7o.jpg) (http://http://img31.imageshack.us/i/5607874777f3c7164a7o.jpg/)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 04, 2011, 02:27:59 PM
RAWK the banana!!!

oops, that just sounds wrong, somehow....   8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 04, 2011, 02:35:22 PM
Yay! My dad designed the lighting scheme for that bridge :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Gandalf1986 on January 04, 2011, 02:47:17 PM
Post that to me also! I will take some photos all around the center of Rome... 8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Againesis on January 04, 2011, 03:54:44 PM
I'm in.  I'll could take it back to The Cube and hang around outside making obscene gestures with it until the new owners give Jem his house back  :twisted:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 04, 2011, 04:22:32 PM
Would it be rude to harrass the new owners so they leave? :oops:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Againesis on January 04, 2011, 04:33:03 PM
Define "rude" ;-)

I was thinking of something along the lines of the Amityville Horror.....with added bananas and garibaldis. Would that be over the top?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 04, 2011, 04:55:35 PM
It would be less costly to ship within each country rather than making multiple trips across the ocean, but on the other hand, it's not really that expensive and how many inflatable bananas can claim so many transatlantic crossings? None others that I can think of. Bring on the Experiments With Massive Peel!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 04, 2011, 04:59:42 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
It would be less costly to ship within each country rather than making multiple trips across the ocean, but on the other hand, it's not really that expensive and how many inflatable bananas can claim so many transatlantic crossings? None others that I can think of. Bring on the Experiments With Massive Peel!


I like the idea that it flies back and forth across whatever seas and lands it will.

Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Experiments With Massive Peel!

brilliant!!  8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: D S on January 04, 2011, 06:06:26 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Experiments With Massive Peel!
That's a big HEH if ever I saw one!  :lol:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: DwDunphy on January 05, 2011, 12:15:56 AM
I wanted to sign up to get the banana here to New Jersey, USA, but apparently Arizona's having nothing to do with it. They're afraid the banana will want to stay, bringing its tropical fruity friends over the border with it, stealing jobs from native US fruit.

Hmph. How do you like them apples?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Moink on January 05, 2011, 12:45:38 PM
Bung me on the list as well , if i'm not too late :cry:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 05, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
Done....I have a feeling it will not be too late to get on this list for quite some time.  :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 05, 2011, 02:00:17 PM
Experiments With Massive Peel 8-)
Genius!

Its gonna take quite a while to complete this trip if you reckon on at least a week at each venue.
Who can give it to Jem at the end?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 05, 2011, 04:35:19 PM
I suppose you could say Jem will be on the receiving end of the big banana.  :P

I was certain Mrs. Gonzo was going to roll her eyes upon hearing of the forum's plans for a giant traveling fruit, but when I finished explaining she responded, "Hmm. Where should we take it?"  Yep. She's awesome. :D

If I may be a bit geeky for a sec, how about posting the Experiments with Massive Peel World Tour in tour format, such as date and city?

03 Jan Kingston upon Hull UK
XX Jan Plainfield, VT USA
XX Jan ?? France (sorry, David. I don't know where you are in France.)
XX Feb Tampa, FL USA

Is that too over the top (banana)?

Also, since he lives in reasonably close proximity, Jim offered to drive up to retrieve the banana from me. Is anyone opposed to us doing that?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 05, 2011, 04:55:38 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I suppose you could say Jem will be on the receiving end of the big banana.  :P

I was certain Mrs. Gonzo was going to roll her eyes upon hearing of the forum's plans for a giant traveling fruit, but when I finished explaining she responded, "Hmm. Where should we take it?"  Yep. She's awesome. :D

you'll have to treat her. to a banana....   :lol:

Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
If I may be a bit geeky for a sec, how about posting the Experiments with Massive Peel World Tour in tour format, such as date and city?

03 Jan Kingston upon Hull UK
XX Jan Plainfield, VT USA
XX Jan ?? France (sorry, David. I don't know where you are in France.)
XX Feb Tampa, FL USA

Is that too over the top (banana)?

awesome idea!!

Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Also, since he lives in reasonably close proximity, Jim offered to drive up to retrieve the banana from me. Is anyone opposed to us doing that?

hey, if the banana causes Frost*ies to meet, that's all the better I say!!   8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 05, 2011, 06:17:53 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
how about posting the Experiments with Massive Peel World Tour in tour format, such as date and city?

03 Jan Kingston upon Hull UK
XX Jan Plainfield, VT USA
XX Jan ?? France (sorry, David. I don't know where you are in France.)
XX Feb Tampa, FL USA

Great idea!  8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 05, 2011, 08:16:34 PM
Good work people.
I don't see the order of the list as being that important. I can't imagine any objection to people "optimising" the itinerary....so long as people know what's going on. :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: SmartUK on January 05, 2011, 09:48:33 PM
Since the banana if of the genus Musa, you could argue it's an Experiment in Musa Peel...
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 06, 2011, 12:42:35 AM
Quote from: "SmartUK"
Since the banana if of the genus Musa, you could argue it's an Experiment in Musa Peel...

I think my brain just exploded.   8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mooman on January 06, 2011, 01:03:44 AM
I'd be quite happy to accomodate the Banana for a spell Sheffield  :)

Quote from: "SmartUK"
an Experiment in Musa Peel...

Absolute genius  :lol:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Ash on January 06, 2011, 08:29:30 AM
I'll play
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Big Black Shed on January 06, 2011, 11:20:00 AM
Send it here please.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Jim Takacs on January 06, 2011, 06:22:51 PM
Quote from: "SmartUK"
Since the banana if of the genus Musa, you could argue it's an Experiment in Musa Peel...
Yes, That was indeed quite brilliant!!!  LMFAO!! :lol:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: castironchef on January 07, 2011, 07:56:17 PM
I would be pleased to have the traveling banana stop by Central California for a visit. Imagine how stunning it would be in front of a foreclosed property!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 07, 2011, 08:25:04 PM
Hmm, with this list of participants, this will last forever...  :shock:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 07, 2011, 08:47:45 PM
Indeed, Jem may never get his banana.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 07, 2011, 09:05:21 PM
Or just in time for the next Frost* gig. Handed over on stage. 8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 08, 2011, 01:25:32 AM
Welcome the board castironchef - the first Frost*ie to register via Racing Hippo's anti-spammer device!
Enjoy your time here.  :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: penster on January 09, 2011, 12:53:13 AM
Sign me up.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: castironchef on January 10, 2011, 01:34:00 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Welcome the board castironchef - the first Frost*ie to register via Racing Hippo's anti-spammer device!
Enjoy your time here.  :)

Thank you so very much. And what an entertaining anti-spammer device it was. Am looking forward to much information and madness!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: johninblack on January 10, 2011, 04:50:52 PM
Quote from: "castironchef"
Thank you so very much. And what an entertaining anti-spammer device it was. Am looking forward to much information and madness!
You might get the odd little bit of information mostly regarding cake and tea however madness we have aplenty :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Tricky on January 10, 2011, 10:26:38 PM
Put me down for a flying banana visit as well...
Could it be arranged to visit (and be photographed at) some of the events of the year?   RoSfest, Summer's End, Royal wedding etc?
 :roll:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mikey on January 12, 2011, 06:59:17 PM
Count me in....I could send it somewhere exotic........Leeds, Cumbernauld, Tamworth, Camden
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Bert on January 12, 2011, 09:55:28 PM
I'm in Pedders. Jib can send it to me, or I can send it to him :-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 12, 2011, 10:25:24 PM
Taking its time to get from me to rogerg. Post office reckoned 3 to 5 working days.
Would be ironic if it went astray on the first leg!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 12, 2011, 11:18:21 PM
yep!  I keep hoping it'll be here, but we didn't get mail today because our driveway had't been plowed yet.  so maybe tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 13, 2011, 12:05:28 AM
Damn pesky Yahoo bot is stalking me on the forum!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mouse on January 13, 2011, 12:38:10 AM
Does he want the banana sending to him, too?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 13, 2011, 04:12:20 AM
Google and Yahoo bots now.
They are ganging up on me!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mikey on January 13, 2011, 02:03:05 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Taking its time to get from me to rogerg. Post office reckoned 3 to 5 working days.
Would be ironic if it went astray on the first leg!
Don't send it UPS then
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 18, 2011, 10:08:33 PM
the banana has arrived!!!  we will sort out a picture post-haste, and get it sent along its way!!  whee!!!   8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 18, 2011, 10:49:07 PM
Do we really wanna do this with all participants? It really will last forever...
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: MikeEvs on January 18, 2011, 10:55:41 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Do we really wanna do this with all participants? It really will last forever...

By my count there's 29 on the list so it isn't really going to take that long is it ;)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 18, 2011, 11:05:54 PM
I've created a Google Map and started by plonking Fogey on it.
Here it is. (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 18, 2011, 11:29:37 PM
Does it make sense to do the internal US Mail hops in one go?
Two weeks per puddle-hop seems a lot....if we'd like to try to get this particular instance of banana to Rockfield?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 18, 2011, 11:30:52 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
I've created a Google Map and started by plonking Fogey on it.
Here it is. (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2)

I think I'm on it now!  thanks, RH!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 19, 2011, 02:13:09 AM
That map's rather awesome.  8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 19, 2011, 02:22:58 AM
Ive enjoyed being plonked! :lol:
It may be an idea to send it to whoever on that side of the pond before it returns to Blighty again.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 19, 2011, 07:47:20 AM
@Rog: if you agree, let me know the order and I'll tweak the first post.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: catherine on January 19, 2011, 10:38:33 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
I've created a Google Map and started by plonking Fogey on it.
Here it is. (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2)

Is it possible to draw lines on it so that we can follow The Path Of The Banana?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 19, 2011, 12:26:32 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
Is it possible to draw lines on it so that we can follow The Path Of The Banana?
Brilliant idea!
And so it came to pass.
And we now know that the Path of The Banana*' is 3186.5 miles long so far  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: David on January 19, 2011, 01:17:23 PM
Next stage of the journey : France!
Rog, I sent you a pm with my adress on jan 03rd, did you get it?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 19, 2011, 01:20:55 PM
yes, I do have David's address, but it has been suggested to perhaps alter the direction a bit, and send it, maybe to Gonzo and those south?  should I do that and then it can go to David from there?  (or other US'ians?  I haven't reviewed the list lately...)

it likely won't leave here until early next week as it is, so there's a bit of time to decide.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: David on January 19, 2011, 01:27:08 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
yes, I do have David's address, but it has been suggested to perhaps alter the direction a bit, and send it, maybe to Gonzo and those south?  should I do that and then it can go to David from there?  (or other US'ians?  I haven't reviewed the list lately...)
This would make more sense indeed.
Think about this banana's carbon footprint, otherwise  :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: johninblack on January 19, 2011, 02:18:04 PM
Quote from: "David"
Think about this banana's carbon footprint, otherwise  :D

The carbon footprint of bananas:
80g CO2e each
480g CO2e per kilo

Bananas are a great food for anyone who cares about their carbon footprint. For just 80g of CO2e you get a whole lot of nutrition: 140 calories as well as stacks of vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium and dietary fibre. All in all, a fantastic component of a low-carbon diet.

Bananas are good for just about everyone – athletes, tennis pros, people with high blood pressure, everyday cycle commuters in search of an energy top-up, or anyone wishing to chalk up their recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables per day. There are three main reasons that bananas have such small carbon footprints compared with the nourishment they provide:

• They are grown in natural sunlight, which means that no energy-intensive hot-housing is required.

• They keep well, so although they are often grown thousands of miles from the end consumer, they are transported by boats, which per kilo of freight transported emit only 1% as much CO2 as planes do.

• There is hardly any packaging, if any, because they provide their own. (You might sometimes see a bunch in a light plastic bag or wrapper, but this probably pays for itself carbon-wise by reducing the chance of customers ruining the fruit when they try to split a bunch.)

None of which is to say that bananas are too good to be true. Of the hundreds of banana varieties in existence, almost all the ones we get to eat are of the 'Cavendish' variety. The adoption of this monoculture in the pursuit of maximum, cheapest yields has been criticised for degrading land and requiring liberal use of pesticides and fungicides – sometimes at the expense of plantation workers. Furthermore, although land is dramatically better used for bananas than, say, beef in terms of nutrition per hectare, there are still parts of the world in which forests are being cleared for banana plantations.

That said, Fairtrade or organic bananas are widely available. Choose those and you are likely to be buying a food that is about as green as it gets – as long as you don't let them rot in your fruit bowl, that is. If you find yourself with bananas on the turn, they are great in cakes and smoothies.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 19, 2011, 03:00:51 PM
Who else on the list is in the U.S. aside from rog, myself and Jim? I'll be transferring the banana to Jim directly so we can get a two Frost*ie photo op here, but where to from there?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Againesis on January 19, 2011, 03:13:33 PM
Someone with some time on their hands could cross reference against the Frosties Worldwide Map (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=101173547266540536138.00044c0c347c63a48f658&ll=38.743892,-77.554657&spn=0.008351,0.013561&z=16).  in fact would it not just make sense to add the "banana line" to the existing map??
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: MikeEvs on January 19, 2011, 04:19:41 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
yes, I do have David's address, but it has been suggested to perhaps alter the direction a bit, and send it, maybe to Gonzo and those south?  should I do that and then it can go to David from there?  (or other US'ians?  I haven't reviewed the list lately...)

it likely won't leave here until early next week as it is, so there's a bit of time to decide.

Other US'ians on the list that I've identified via their posts in this thread are "DwDunphy" in New Jersey and "castironchef" in Central California
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 19, 2011, 08:16:26 PM
Seems best to do USA/Canada then Europe and back to Blighty.
Otherwise by the time it gets back Jem will be doing articles in Sound On Sound about the new Fantom G22 Mark 2 with its new oscillating jojoba simulation viscous coupling chip and 99 TB Hard Drive. :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mikey on January 19, 2011, 08:27:28 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Seems best to do USA/Canada then Europe and back to Blighty.

Also, to keep shipping it backwards and forwards from Europe to USA/Canada, you should need to keep creating a new set of invoices with every leg of the journey, even with something that has a nominal value.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 20, 2011, 06:48:13 AM
Ok, I've tweaked the list a bit to begin to collect the US Frost*ies together.
If I have missed anyone please let me know.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 20, 2011, 11:47:26 AM
Quote from: "Againesis"
in fact would it not just make sense to add the "banana line" to the existing map??
Ahh, but not everyone on the WWFM is gonig to be a recipient of The Banana*.
Conversely, it's possible that some recipients of The Banana* aren't on the WWFM, although they'll be first in line for a banana-slapping if they're not!

However, I do see your point about cross-referencing..... hmm.....
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Againesis on January 20, 2011, 12:37:02 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Ahh, but not everyone on the WWFM is gonig to be a recipient of The Banana*.
Welll....no...but the banana line would only be linked between the lucky recipients.
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Conversely, it's possible that some recipients of The Banana* aren't on the WWFM
But they also aren't on the banana map yet!!!  If they've got to add a pin they might as well do it on the main map and it means the vast majority (who are) simply need to add their photo and extend the line.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 20, 2011, 02:31:59 PM
Quote from: "Againesis"
Someone with some time on their hands could cross reference against the Frosties Worldwide Map (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=101173547266540536138.00044c0c347c63a48f658&ll=38.743892,-77.554657&spn=0.008351,0.013561&z=16).  

Well, I haven't really got time on my hands, but it's good work-avoidance, so I've put the next few recipients on the Banana*map (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2), but in grey.

This presented a New Challenge: Half the recipients aren't on the WWFmap!!
So I've done as best as I can.
Here are those who are missing/guessed at so far:

I came unstuck when trying to place neilgwhite as his location says "the moon". Whilst Google does have a map of the moon (http://http://www.google.com/moon/), I can't figure out a way of linking the two.
Anyone have any ideas?
Also, we might need to all chip in to help Ich_bin_besser with postage costs...
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 20, 2011, 03:08:09 PM
Don't worry about postage costs. I'm an elementary school teacher which means I'm rich.  ;)
Should I email you my addy, seeing you are right before me in the list?

And  :lol: @ your location thing.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Againesis on January 20, 2011, 03:08:24 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
DwDunphy - Need location. I just went for "New Jersey"
castironchef - Need location. Your profile says "Central California" so I found a place called Central, California, and put you in it.
Dena - Plonked you in the middle of The Ding
Brom - The WWFMap shows youi in Albuequerquerqueruqeuerue, which I'm sure isn't right. So I put you in Bromsgrove, which isn't right either but seemed appropriate.
D S - Your location states "Darkest SW Scotland" so I've put you in such a place - St. Enoch Underground Station, Glasgow
:lol: You so need to start an Estate Agency  :lol:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 20, 2011, 03:23:54 PM
Hes obviously a man with far too much time on his hands! :lol:
I never realised how much work this idea would create.
Should i get my coat? :oops:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 20, 2011, 03:43:10 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Don't worry about postage costs. I'm an elementary school teacher which means I'm rich.  ;)
If you earn enough to be able to afford postage to the moon, I think I'll move to Germany and start a new profession in teaching!

Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Should I email you my addy, seeing you are right before me in the list?
Yup, but there's no rush - it's got to make it across the USA, into France and bimble about the UK for a bit yet.

Quote from: "Againesis"
:lol: You so need to start an Estate Agency  :lol:
I'm not that bored!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 20, 2011, 04:22:52 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Don't worry about postage costs. I'm an elementary school teacher which means I'm rich.  ;)

ah, that's my problem then; I teach middle school...   :?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: David on January 20, 2011, 04:40:36 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Don't worry about postage costs. I'm an elementary school teacher which means I'm rich.  ;)
I teach elementary school too, I'm afraid I know what you're talking about  :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: David on January 20, 2011, 04:46:54 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Well, I haven't really got time on my hands, but it's good work-avoidance, so I've put the next few recipients on the Banana*map (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2), but in grey.
Stunning work! It's such a small world for a banana.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 20, 2011, 09:16:41 PM
When excellent people like Hippo, Ron, Paul, Jem, Nellie, etc (that list is in no particular order and not comprehensive BTW) choose to spend their doing stuff for us forum dwellers, I can only see it as a great gift. Thanks RH. :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: D S on January 20, 2011, 09:19:57 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
D S - Your location states "Darkest SW Scotland" so I've put you in such a place - St. Enoch Underground Station, Glasgow. Curiously, searching Google for "Darkest SW Scotland" comes up with Edinburgh Football Stadium as first choice, which may well be true, but that's not exactly SW.
Heh!  :lol:   I'm actually above ground and quite a bit further south than the central belt (only 7 miles from the English border actually, although we don't currently need different currency or passports or have to reset our watches every time we go to Carlisle.)  I am actually on the Frost*ies map - you just need to scroll down after it stops being in alphabetical order for some reason.   :roll:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 20, 2011, 11:40:21 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Thanks RH. :)
Aww, shucks  :oops:
It's just a bit of fun, really.

Quote from: "D S"
I am actually on the Frost*ies map - you just need to scroll down after it stops being in alphabetical order for some reason.   :roll:
Aha! Gotcha. I'd searched for "D S" not "DS" ;)
I've moved you out from your underground station to somewhere more Southerly.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: geront on January 21, 2011, 05:24:58 PM
Send thy Holy Banana thine way!  Thou shalt take pictures of said Banana in Wash DC!  No pigeons shall be harmed in the making of these photos...  *keys up Wiz Khalifa video and substitutes lyrics singing loudly White and Yellow, White and Yellow....*  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePtoxDhJSw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UePtoxDhJSw)  :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 22, 2011, 08:27:59 AM
I propose, in the interests of keeping the size of the banana*s carbon shoes down, we put Mr Geront in after DwDunphy as it's not far from there. At least, a lot closer than castironchef is.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 22, 2011, 01:09:50 PM
'tis done.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 22, 2011, 01:13:57 PM
I hope to get the picture taken this weekend, and then the banana will be on its way!!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Jim Takacs on January 23, 2011, 05:39:13 PM
I Eagerly await arrival of said Fruit!  8-)   I May have to Do a fireworks shoot in celebration!  That may make for an interesting photo op.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: castironchef on January 25, 2011, 06:53:28 PM
I, and various fruits (including non-European bananas) reside in Stockton, CA. Hopefully there will be a better location for Dena, as I am not able to afford the cost of "whale mail" to the midst of the Atlantic.



Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Againesis"
Someone with some time on their hands could cross reference against the Frosties Worldwide Map (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=101173547266540536138.00044c0c347c63a48f658&ll=38.743892,-77.554657&spn=0.008351,0.013561&z=16).  

Well, I haven't really got time on my hands, but it's good work-avoidance, so I've put the next few recipients on the Banana*map (http://http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2), but in grey.

This presented a New Challenge: Half the recipients aren't on the WWFmap!!
So I've done as best as I can.
Here are those who are missing/guessed at so far:
  • Jim Takacs - placed with Gonzo, which is fair enough as the photo will feature you both.
  • DwDunphy - Need location. I just went for "New Jersey"
  • castironchef - Need location. Your profile says "Central California" so I found a place called Central, California, and put you in it.
  • Dena - Plonked you in the middle of The Ding
  • Brom - The WWFMap shows youi in Albuequerquerqueruqeuerue, which I'm sure isn't right. So I put you in Bromsgrove, which isn't right either but seemed appropriate.
  • D S - Your location states "Darkest SW Scotland" so I've put you in such a place - St. Enoch Underground Station, Glasgow. Curiously, searching Google for "Darkest SW Scotland" comes up with Edinburgh Football Stadium as first choice, which may well be true, but that's not exactly SW.

I came unstuck when trying to place neilgwhite as his location says "the moon". Whilst Google does have a map of the moon (http://http://www.google.com/moon/), I can't figure out a way of linking the two.
Anyone have any ideas?
Also, we might need to all chip in to help Ich_bin_besser with postage costs...
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: DueyC on January 25, 2011, 08:23:35 PM
Quote from: "castironchef"
I, and various fruits (including non-European bananas) reside in Stockton, CA. Hopefully there will be a better location for Dena, as I am not able to afford the cost of "whale mail" to the midst of the Atlantic.

Own up, who was trying to drown Dena? I've put her back in the Ding where she belongs.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Dena on January 25, 2011, 09:04:06 PM
Thank you, Julie.  I thought the Ding was getting a bit wet...  ;)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Jim Takacs on January 26, 2011, 04:00:59 PM
The map is Very cool but Im a Tad confused as the the actual Location  of Mr. Banana!   As far as Helping with Postage... Absolutely!  Can I Just put some cash in with our yellow friend to carry to his Next destination?  I Trust it will not be pilfered... If it is, thats fine to. That person must have needed it and If I helped thats just as well!   :)    now, WHERE IS THE F-ING BANANA MAN!!!!!!   :P
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 26, 2011, 04:29:00 PM
The Banana*'s last known location is the most recent yellow bananicon, currently Rog.
Admittedly this isn't going to be so easy to tell apart from its previous ports of call, so I'll need to come up with an alternative icon...
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: LardLinedWorf on January 26, 2011, 09:25:11 PM
My first post - so be gentle with me! :-)

I'm actually based mainly in Munich, but have regular trips back to the UK. I could 'queue jump' (a trick I've learned since I've been here) and take the banana from 'Ich bin besser' so he doesn't have to post internationally. I can then try to get the banana back through customs on a trip back home, or I can post it on from here.

Alternatively I can 'wait my turn' and pick it up either in the UK or have it sent over here.

I leave the decision with the powers that be.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 26, 2011, 10:01:02 PM
I've slotted you in after "ich bin besser" - makes sense.

Hey Rog, have you eaten the thing?  :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 26, 2011, 10:30:15 PM
Quote from: "LardLinedWorf"
I could 'queue jump' (a trick I've learned since I've been here) and take the banana from 'Ich bin besser' so he doesn't have to post internationally.
Ahh, international isn't the problem. You've now inherited Neilgwhite as your next recipient, whose location was last listed as "the moon" :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RobRideout on January 27, 2011, 12:47:21 AM
This is fantastic! I'd love to get a nice bananaful picture! Add me to the list Pedro-san! :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: ich_bin_besser on January 27, 2011, 01:15:29 PM
Hey, just to make clear again: I'll post this thing to whereever it has to go. Shipping costs are no problem.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fishy on January 28, 2011, 07:07:37 AM
Hey guys,

I'm a huge frosty lurkmaster, but I live in a fairly interesting location if you want some high altitude pictures. I (although usually living in good ol' Blighty) live in Banff AB, Canada for the time being, right up in the Rockies. I could take the banana for a little ski trip or something.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 28, 2011, 11:13:06 AM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Hey, just to make clear again: I'll post this thing to whereever it has to go. Shipping costs are no problem.
I only suggested you'd need help with costs as your next target was neilgwhite, current location "the moon". People seem to have got the wrong idea.... :roll:
Not your problem now, anyway ;)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: johninblack on January 28, 2011, 06:34:01 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Hey, just to make clear again: I'll post this thing to whereever it has to go. Shipping costs are no problem.
I only suggested you'd need help with costs as your next target was neilgwhite, current location "the moon". People seem to have got the wrong idea.... :roll:
Not your problem now, anyway ;)
I'm sure Mikey could give us a quote for delivery to the moon and back. I'm sure UPS have their own rocket......
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mikey on January 29, 2011, 10:45:53 AM
We could manage the following;

Moon, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
Moon, Albright, Preston, WV 26519, USA
Moon, Pasig City, NCR, Philippines
Moon, Clarion, PA 16214, USA
Moon, Laurel, Franklin, IN 47024, USA
Moon, Lake Village, Chicot, AR 71653, USA
Moon, Bay, Craighead, AR 72411, USA
Moon, 4808 Texas 198, Malakoff, Henderson, TX 75148-4823, USA
Moon, 2911 W Berry St, Fort Worth, Tarrant, TX 76109-2307, USA

We have plenty of rockets.....ususally where the sun don't shine  :lol:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: LardLinedWorf on January 29, 2011, 12:32:46 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Hey, just to make clear again: I'll post this thing to whereever it has to go. Shipping costs are no problem.
I only suggested you'd need help with costs as your next target was neilgwhite, current location "the moon". People seem to have got the wrong idea.... :roll:
Not your problem now, anyway ;)

Yep, my fault for getting the wrong end of the stick - what a debut post! :oops:

I'm quite happy to wait my proper turn if the queuemaster could insert me in the appropriate place.

Careful how you read that last bit!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 29, 2011, 03:17:33 PM
many apologies to all Bananaramas!  I have have been hip-deep in a musical at school and haven't had a moment to myself.  all this fold-de-rol ends tonight, so tomorrow I will endeavor to get the banana picture and send the banana along its way!! to Florida, I believe!  maybe I'll take a picture of it on the set of my show....
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 29, 2011, 04:17:44 PM
Cool!
How far is Banff AB, Canada from you?....further than it is from Florida I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 29, 2011, 05:05:34 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Cool!
How far is Banff AB, Canada from you?....further than it is from Florida I'm guessing.

probably a bit further, but either direction is fine with me.  I visited Banff when I was 12, and it is beautiful!!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: johninblack on January 30, 2011, 04:24:32 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
maybe I'll take a picture of it on the set of my show....

 8-)  Good idea Rog :)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 30, 2011, 09:28:46 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "rogerg"
maybe I'll take a picture of it on the set of my show....

 8-)  Good idea Rog :)

well, I didn't do that, but I did do this:

[attachment=0:33jrdk43]frosty banana sm.jpg[/attachment:33jrdk43]


The Frost*ana in Vermont!!

it shall soon be winging its way to Florida!!   8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RWA on January 30, 2011, 09:34:41 PM
How did I miss this?!  :shock:

I'm in!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 30, 2011, 10:14:44 PM
Ok, I've added Ron on the end of the list but if people can see a better/cheaper faster order to do things maybe by slotting neighbouring countries together then let me know. Ok?

Nice pic Rog! :)
Can I leave it to you Stateside guys to work out the best way to schedule the shipping, don't forget the Canadian addition!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 30, 2011, 11:01:21 PM
thanks!

hey, should there be a thread just for the pictures?  otherwise it will be banana pudding (the pics all spread out...)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 31, 2011, 12:10:54 AM
I've updated the map (http://http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2&ll=41.376809,-66.269531&spn=74.653128,133.59375&t=h&z=3) a bit and put Rog's pic on his pin.
I'll add Ron in (and catch up with others) later.

I see Fishy has been slotted in after Rog....
I actually think it'd be more efficient if it went to Banff after castironchef, leaving Rog to send it to Florida as previously arranged.

Quote from: "rogerg"
hey, should there be a thread just for the pictures?  otherwise it will be banana pudding (the pics all spread out...)
I like this idea :)
Might need to lock it though!  :roll:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 31, 2011, 06:29:42 AM
Thanks RH.
Ok, I've moved Fishy down the list - I haven't looked at the map so I'll take your word as to the efficiency.
I'll start a locked photo thread.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 31, 2011, 11:08:29 AM
thanks, Pedro!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 31, 2011, 02:05:57 PM
Excellent work, all.  :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 31, 2011, 05:14:28 PM
Fro*nana will be packaged up and sent on its way tomorrow!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 31, 2011, 07:02:43 PM
Don't forget to sign it!  :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on January 31, 2011, 08:00:25 PM
I did!  I mean, I didn't!  I mean....   8-)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on January 31, 2011, 11:59:03 PM
I've updated the map (http://http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2&ll=41.376809,-66.269531&spn=74.653128,133.59375&t=h&z=3) again.

We now have everyone on there apart from those whose whereabouts I don't know, and to whom I've sent PMs.
And neilgwhite, as Google Maps doesn't cover the moon.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Fishy on February 01, 2011, 03:59:05 AM
Excellent map.

I think I'll be taking the Banana to Lake Louise by the look of things. Get a nice snap of the big banana's first snowboarding trip.

(Don't worry, I won't actually snowboard down with it inflated! Disaster awaits those who tread this path...)
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2011, 12:01:42 PM
Just wanted to say excellent photo, Rog.  :D
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Brom on February 01, 2011, 12:54:50 PM
Yes, cool pic rog!! Nice one.

Quote from: "Pedro"
Can I leave it to you Stateside guys to work out the best way to schedule the shipping, don't forget the Canadian addition!

If it's anywhere near DC or central Alabama at the end of Feb I could possibly collect it in person for the return trip!
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: jur451c on February 02, 2011, 07:00:52 PM
You c an count me in, I'm in Bungay in suffolk in the uk.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: rogerg on February 02, 2011, 11:39:42 PM
bad news: due to the big snow we got the Banana has been delayed.  keep your fingers crossed for a departure date of tomorrow.  sorry Gonz and Jim.  :(
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: gr8gonzo on February 03, 2011, 02:11:04 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
due to the big snow we got the Banana

Most of the country got the banana this week, Rog. Hakuna banana matata.
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Jim Takacs on February 03, 2011, 03:48:02 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
bad news: due to the big snow we got the Banana has been delayed.  keep your fingers crossed for a departure date of tomorrow.  sorry Gonz and Jim.  :(
Yeah, Well....Its all Your fault!  You and your damn weather machine!!   :D  As long as she is safe, The world is stable. Egypt doesn't count! :?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Againesis on February 07, 2011, 04:03:52 PM
Oooh - I appear to be living in a field in the middle of Eastbourne!  Moooooo!!!
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Post by: Pedro on February 07, 2011, 07:36:35 PM
Hey Rog, how's it going with the snow?
Only asking because at this rate it'll take 3 years to get around everyone!  :P
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Post by: rogerg on February 07, 2011, 07:46:28 PM
should be on its way!!!  (the banana, that is, not the snow!! though you can have the snow, too!!)
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 07, 2011, 08:11:21 PM
Quote from: "Againesis"
Oooh - I appear to be living in a field in the middle of Eastbourne!  Moooooo!!!
Do feel free to moooove it.
Or PM me with where you'd rather it was!
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Post by: Pedro on February 07, 2011, 09:03:23 PM
Quote from: "rogerg"
should be on its way!!!  (the banana, that is, not the snow!! though you can have the snow, too!!)
I shall update the first post then. :)
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Post by: rogerg on February 07, 2011, 10:17:30 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "rogerg"
should be on its way!!!  (the banana, that is, not the snow!! though you can have the snow, too!!)
I shall update the first post then. :)

thank you, good sir!!
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 08, 2011, 12:47:03 PM
I've updated the Banana*map (http://http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=208332667073892209306.00049a26909348753a6e2&ll=46.920255,-62.050781&spn=69.527094,133.59375&t=h&z=3) to include jur451c and shown the Banana* in transit.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 08, 2011, 02:09:15 PM
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

LOVE the banana* in transit.  8-)
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Post by: rogerg on February 08, 2011, 05:30:36 PM
that's awesome, John!!
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Post by: DueyC on February 08, 2011, 08:21:51 PM
:lol:  :lol:
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 09, 2011, 12:22:35 AM
I assume that is how it gets from place to place, yes?
As a Banana-blimp?
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Post by: catherine on February 09, 2011, 11:02:31 AM
"You'll believe a banana can fly"...
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Post by: Pedro on February 09, 2011, 07:17:20 PM
Time flies like an arrow
Fruit flies like a banana
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 09, 2011, 10:09:49 PM
The banana landed at Gonzo Studios this afternoon. I will contact Jim after I've had my way with it.
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Post by: rogerg on February 09, 2011, 10:35:57 PM
heh

and yay!!   8-)
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 09, 2011, 11:28:12 PM
4,460 miles down; 16,072 to go!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 10, 2011, 12:25:40 AM
Thanks, Rog!
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Post by: Jim Takacs on February 10, 2011, 06:03:04 PM
Hey Gonz...  Just be sure to wipe it down real good!   :D   YAY!!  its* in FL!!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 11, 2011, 12:37:51 AM
Have no fear. I have an ample supply of sterilizing wipe thingies.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 12, 2011, 01:49:47 AM
(http://http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ajgr8/gonzobananadisney021111.jpg)

(http://http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ajgr8/bananamickeyminnie021111.jpg)
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Post by: rogerg on February 12, 2011, 02:35:11 AM
epic.
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 12, 2011, 09:05:18 AM
Brlliant!
That's going to be hard to beat  :mrgreen:

Map updated.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 12, 2011, 09:44:01 AM
Thanks.  :D  

I wonder if there's any chance of the DVD coming in a special edition with a hard bound, glossy photo book of all the banana pics. (*hint* *hint*)

Oh, and I'm not quite done yet.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on February 12, 2011, 11:51:22 AM
Awesome, A.J.!  :D
See ya in chat tonight.
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Post by: David on February 12, 2011, 01:20:44 PM
Unsurpassable pics.
 8-)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on February 12, 2011, 02:03:18 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
(http://http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ajgr8/gonzobananadisney021111.jpg)

(http://http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ajgr8/bananamickeyminnie021111.jpg)
You have got to be klidding!!!!?  EPIC    Gonz!!!!   Wow! lol :lol:
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Post by: Mikey on February 12, 2011, 03:27:29 PM
Looks like the bar's been raised
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Post by: Againesis on February 12, 2011, 10:14:58 PM
Is that the real Angelina Jolie on the left???
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 13, 2011, 01:02:06 AM
And one more for good measure...

(http://http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/ajgr8/johnwesleybanana021211.jpg)

John Wesley of Porcupine Tree  :mrgreen:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 13, 2011, 03:58:00 PM
I will instead be mailing the banana off to Jim in Ft. Myers tomorrow. He should have it by mid-week.

03 Jan - Kingston upon Hull, UK
18 Jan - Plainfield, VT USA
09 Feb - Tampa, FL USA
15 Feb - Ft. Myers, FL USA

(Oh, and Pedro - my photos were taken Feb 11th and 12th, banana to be posted 14 Feb)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on February 14, 2011, 12:32:36 AM
Man, I may have to call out the Favors to compete with those pics there Gonzo!  :)  Excellent!!!  Wait a Min,  How do we know he is signing The official Big Banana* and thats just not a Pic you found on the Google machine?? :P
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Post by: Mouse on February 14, 2011, 01:51:39 AM
You're a star, Gonz. Brilliant work!  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 14, 2011, 08:25:10 PM
Banana has officially been shipped. You can track it HERE (http://http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/index.jsp).

Tracking # is 04969002809046187821
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 15, 2011, 08:46:27 AM
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/flying-banana.gif)
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Post by: Pedro on February 15, 2011, 12:09:52 PM
:D
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Post by: Jim Takacs on February 15, 2011, 04:22:38 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Banana has officially been shipped. You can track it HERE (http://http://trkcnfrm1.smi.usps.com/PTSInternetWeb/index.jsp).

Tracking # is 04969002809046187821
The Big Banana* Has Landed in Fort Myers Florida Safe and Sound!!    Thanks Gr8Gonzo!!  Ill Have MY way with it now!  8-)   BTW, Where do I ship it to? :?
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Post by: Pedro on February 15, 2011, 08:39:28 PM
PM the next guy (DwDunphy) and ask for the address. :)
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Post by: finbeard on February 16, 2011, 10:49:20 AM
If I'm not too late to the party, I'm game to get in on this! Expect some beautiful pacific northwestern landscapes behind the big banana once it passes through my hands.  :D
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Post by: Pedro on February 16, 2011, 12:20:08 PM
I've tacked you on the end of the US section (but before Canada?).
I'm hoping that people are paying attention to the order and will make (and announce) sensible adjustments to it to avoid 'nana spending more time in flight than is necessary.

Actually, I really should add myself to the list one day...
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 16, 2011, 01:03:19 PM
Mileage so far: 4,549
Miles to go: 15,632

Map at http://bit.ly/frostiebanana (http://bit.ly/frostiebanana)
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Post by: finbeard on February 16, 2011, 07:24:48 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I've tacked you on the end of the US section (but before Canada?).
I'm hoping that people are paying attention to the order and will make (and announce) sensible adjustments to it to avoid 'nana spending more time in flight than is necessary.

Actually, I really should add myself to the list one day...

Shipping to Canada is no problem for me, so if you want to leave me last of the US, that's fine. I can actually quite comfortably drive up to and over the border, so who knows? Perhaps I shall have to drive the banana to Canada and ship it to Canada from a Canadian post office? Now that's thinking 4th Dimensionally. Or something.
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Post by: Mikey on February 16, 2011, 07:30:21 PM
Can you move me to the end of the UK (Lands End or John O Groats) list. It will be easier for me to ship to Europe for the final countdown
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 21, 2011, 10:09:15 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Can you move me to the end of the UK (Lands End or John O Groats) list. It will be easier for me to ship to Europe for the final countdown
Good thinking!

That said, if we have Fishy send it to mainland Europe after its tour of The Americas (it'll cost the same as sending it to UK anyway), then send it on a tour of all the European Frost*ies before coming back to the UK - again, for each Euro-Frost*ie it'll cost no more to send it to another part of the EU as to the UK.

And it'll make the map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) a bit less chaotic!


Anyway. Where is it now?
Jim - have you sent it on to DWDunphy yet?
And are there any photos?
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 21, 2011, 01:12:10 PM
I was thinking similarly, Hippo. Since there are so many tour stops in the UK, it would be preferable to get all other stops out of the way first. That way, the banana is certain to be close by whenever the DVD shoot takes place.
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Post by: David on February 21, 2011, 01:31:23 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
And it'll make the map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) a bit less chaotic!
Well done!
I was about to suggest that sending the banana* from France to Rome would make more sense...
Great minds think alike  :D
(I hope that this saying has the same irony in english as in French!)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 23, 2011, 01:28:56 PM
Where's the BA NA NA NA NA NA gone?

Jim's gone oddly silent since receiving it. We need to speed up the North American leg of the tour if it's to get to Jem in time for the DVD.
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Post by: Jim Takacs on February 23, 2011, 09:31:02 PM
Ive Contacted the Next recipient!  I apologize for the delay!  Ordered Something and I just arrived!  Taking pics tomorrow!   :D  I can ship it out Fri.  02-25-11
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Post by: gr8gonzo on February 23, 2011, 11:06:05 PM
He lives!! Glad to hear the tour will resume soon.  :D
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Post by: Jim Takacs on February 27, 2011, 06:05:21 PM
Still waiting on a Reply from DwDunphy as to the Location of is next destination....    :?
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Post by: DwDunphy on February 27, 2011, 10:34:01 PM
Hi Jim, Hi all,

Unfortunately, I'm looking at unemployment right now and I can't host the Banana. I can barely host myself at the moment. Please move on to the next participant. I wish I could have been involved, but everything is looking quite awful and unbearable at the moment.

DwD
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Post by: Pedro on February 27, 2011, 10:45:12 PM
Oh, that's awful news. I hope you find a clear path very soon.
We will do as you suggest but keep everything crossed for you.

Hey Jim, I guess you need to PM geront.
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Post by: RacingHippo on February 28, 2011, 09:27:22 AM
DwD - fingers crossed you find employment before the Bananana* leaves USian shores!
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 01, 2011, 12:55:16 PM
Damn...   Im Sorry DwD!!  That just SUCKS!!  Hang in there my Friend!!       :(   ;)    Jim

Oh, And PM Sent to next Host!  Im Shipping him UPS 2-day Blue to speed this up a bit!  :?
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Post by: Pedro on March 01, 2011, 06:17:54 PM
News has now broken that Jem is taking an indefinite break from Frost* for a number of reasons but mostly his health.

I propose that we should continue with this project and get it to him as a "thank you" but it is not really my call.
If anyone wants to drop out from the list, let me know via PM.
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Post by: D S on March 01, 2011, 08:21:56 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
News has now broken that Jem is taking an indefinite break from Frost* for a number of reasons but mostly his health.

I propose that we should continue with this project and get it to him as a "thank you" but it is not really my call.
If anyone wants to drop out from the list, let me know via PM.
Good call - I was hoping you'd keep it going.  8-)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 01, 2011, 09:27:34 PM
I'm afraid I must insist that the project continue and the banana make its way to Jem.
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on March 01, 2011, 09:54:54 PM
Yep, it will make a very nice present for Jem. He should post one more Frost* report when unpacking it.  8-)
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 01, 2011, 11:24:12 PM
Just as Milliontown isn't going to suddenly cease to provide entertainment, neither should the Bananana*.

And it'll look lovely framed on the wall next to Jem's various platinum discs.
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 02, 2011, 12:12:41 AM
This is all the more reason to KEEP THIS GOING!!  In Fact, to Really make each and every stop just that More special.. Indefinite my ASS,  I Cant hear that, I didnt hear that...  But, Jems Health is Beyond paramount Priority.. We are just mere Fans...  He has Children and a Lovely Wife...  THATS Priority!!!   This "banana*" O'rama... Is just a Simple "Thank You" from his Closest, and Partially obsessed  :?  Fans!   I PLEDGE....  That From THIS DAY FORWARD......    When Typing Banana*, a Frosterisk MUST follow no matter when where why or how...  AND    When the Word Banana is Spoken, "frost"   One Must Say "Frost" immediately After the word Banana* "frost"  Is spoken!    I Promise to do this till the day I die!!   :shock:   Really.. :cry:
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 02, 2011, 01:45:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5C6X9vOEkU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5C6X9vOEkU)

BTW, Im thinking The Paint Drip Has Become A teer!
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 02, 2011, 03:33:27 AM
Big Banana* and His Long Lost Children Bow In Respect and Appreciation!!  Thank You Jem!!
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 02, 2011, 03:37:28 AM
Big Banana* Introduces Jem...
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Post by: Chihuahua on March 02, 2011, 04:26:51 AM
Hey mate, Im over here In NZ, New Plymouth to be precise, do you think someone would be able to get that thing over here? i think im one of the only Frost*ies in Nz
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 02, 2011, 09:10:29 AM
That could be a job for Mikey....
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Post by: Mouse on March 02, 2011, 01:50:55 PM
Awful news about DwD. Hang in there, good sir.  :(

I must also insist that the adventure of the big banana continue!  :D
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Post by: Mikey on March 03, 2011, 04:30:37 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Awful news about DwD. Hang in there, good sir.  :(

I must also insist that the adventure of the big banana continue!  :D

Thats a double ditto, triple if you count NZ
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 04, 2011, 08:48:23 AM
Status update, Jim?
Has it been posted to Geront? And is that your Official Picture up there?
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 08, 2011, 04:59:10 PM
No word from the banana-er or the banana-ee. Do we need an avatar of the banana arching backward under a stick or should we move on to the next person?
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 08, 2011, 11:14:21 PM
Well, we need to know where it is, first.....
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 11, 2011, 10:58:47 PM
To Apologize would be Moot....   Long Story Short...  Big Banana* got a tour of the QSC Headquarters in California....   IM IN FLORIDA>>>  :evil:   The Shipping "dude" here accidentally Packed him in with a Repair going Back to the Factory..  Needless to say, He is Unemployed as of This Morning...  This was just the Last Straw...  All I can say is, Thank God for Honest people..  I have been calling everyone on the receiving end of our UPS Ship to list as of this past Monday..  The Last desperate call was to QSC.. Finally got through to the service dept. and actually was talking to the Guy that Unpacked the amp box with Big Banana*.  He Red Labeled him Back Here.  While speaking with this fine Gentleman and explaining the story, I heard in the Background Hyperventilate start Blaring...   I Got a Call Back later this afternoon from the Guy saying Frost* is the Most Incredible Music he has ever heard, In fact the entire plant is hooked and using Frost* AT QSC to test Equipment..   Big Banana* makes Friends wherever he lands I Guess..
   I KNOW this couldn't possibly have happened at a worse time and I am Deeply sorry for and discontent and Pissiness I may have caused...   The Horrible stress I experienced with this Act of incredible incompetence will not soon be forgotten by me...  Big Banana* WILL be here Possibly Tomorrow but Deff. Monday where he will receive the Red Label treatment to his next adventure...      BTW, Staying Silent like I did was Wrong, But I was Determined to locate him..  This, I thought was the Perfect time to exercise the Ignorance is Bliss Cliche'.....  :roll:    Sincerely,    Jim
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Post by: DueyC on March 11, 2011, 11:04:58 PM
Did they sign him and take his photo :?:
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Post by: Pedro on March 11, 2011, 11:16:31 PM
:)
Hey Jim, that's quite a cool addition to the adventure.
Well done for tracking the little fella down again...that could have been a real nightmare.
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Post by: Mouse on March 11, 2011, 11:43:32 PM
Indeed. Bravo, Jim! And you managed to bring Frost* to a whole new bunch of people, which is very cool.  :)
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Post by: DueyC on March 11, 2011, 11:51:42 PM
Big Banana* achieved sentience, jumped into a box bound for California, and went to recruit a whole new bunch of Frost*ies. Awesome!  :lol:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 11, 2011, 11:54:49 PM
Woohoo! Bonus tour stop! Sounds like it ended up with the right person. I was wondering the same thing - did the QSC guy sign the banana?? What an exciting adventure for our jumbo fruit.  :D
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Post by: Brom on March 12, 2011, 07:59:15 AM
I can see a book and a film coming from this....

Well done Jim!  :D
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on March 12, 2011, 11:58:46 AM
Thats a great story. I never once expected the trip to take off like this. I expected a dozen or so people to take part.
Im hoping at the end we can get it posted to his Jemfreeness.
Hope he would see it as a token of support from the Frosties!
Rawk!
Heh! :lol:
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Post by: rogerg on March 12, 2011, 05:01:40 PM
that is a great story!  no apologies necessary, Jim!!  The Banana* knew where he was needed!  8-)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 12, 2011, 06:48:21 PM
When the dude @ QSC called me back later that day, I actually did ask him if he signed him....   :(    Turns out Mr UPS man had already picked up!!   :x  That would have been epic to have a Pic of him with the Staff of my Fav. Amps and Active Speakers...  BTW, Greatest company to deal with....
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 13, 2011, 01:53:06 PM
The Map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) has been updated to show the Banananana*'s unscheduled excursion  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Blunders73 on March 13, 2011, 07:44:26 PM
is it too late to sign up?!
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Post by: Pedro on March 13, 2011, 08:07:18 PM
What's this, a drummer coming in late?  ;)  :twisted:

Of course it's not too late sire, I will add you to the list! :)
Not sure where you will be in the order of things, I believe we're trying to optimise the path as we go.
Lovely to have you on board.
Grats on the play-along CD by the way. I've not spent very long on mine yet but it is an inspired idea.
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Post by: JakeWorrell on March 13, 2011, 08:45:01 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
What's this, a drummer coming in late?  ;)  :twisted:

Genius!
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Post by: E.S. on March 13, 2011, 09:50:08 PM
You know, drummers are people who like to hang with musicians.  :D
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Post by: Mouse on March 14, 2011, 12:12:39 AM
Awesome, we have Blunders on board!  :D

Quote from: "JakeWorrell"
Quote from: "Pedro"
What's this, a drummer coming in late?  ;)  :twisted:

Genius!

 8-)  :lol:
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Post by: Fishy on March 14, 2011, 05:46:21 AM
To be honest chaps/chapettes, my recent attempts to buy anything online have made me extremely untrusting of postal service within a mountain range. I think of the 5 things I've either bought or had sent to me, 2 of them arrived, and it took nigh on a month to get here.

With this in mind perhaps it would be wise if I jumped down in the queue, for I return to blighty around May 8th.

It shall come to pass that the banana shall be taken into my care in the fine hamlet of Berkhamsted.
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Post by: Pedro on March 14, 2011, 08:05:56 AM
Done! :)
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Post by: Mikey on March 14, 2011, 04:42:13 PM
Quote from: "Fishy"
To be honest chaps/chapettes, my recent attempts to buy anything online have made me extremely untrusting of postal service within a mountain range. I think of the 5 things I've either bought or had sent to me, 2 of them arrived, and it took nigh on a month to get here.

With this in mind perhaps it would be wise if I jumped down in the queue, for I return to blighty around May 8th.

It shall come to pass that the banana shall be taken into my care in the fine hamlet of Berkhamsted.

A slight on parcel delivery companies........Can't think what you mean
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 15, 2011, 01:48:38 AM
Yeah....  Typical drummer wandering in... "hey Guyssss..  whatssss Goooin.. on....  drool....  Can I Play toooo...droool..."  Send it to mee!!  "   I Have SOOO much more respect for drummers then Jaw Harpists, its Astounding!   Just A Quick Update....       im kidding Blunders.  You know that....  :p...       Sir. Big Banana*  has continued on to Washington DC...   Oh and How I Pray for him....    :(    No Offence Tony!!  lol..  its Just the Cest pool of....  well No Politics... Its Bananas* thread!   :D     Here is a Pic Prior to the Proper Journey......   Sorry, I Completely forgot My Bedazzler...
[attachment=0:17v961ue]Banana%20Box.jpg[/attachment:17v961ue]    Oh Yeah Fragile...  This is about as Fragile as the Bubble wrap that keeping him company!!  Its my Homage to the French Fans.....   ;)
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Post by: geront on March 16, 2011, 05:11:03 PM
No offense taken!!! LOL :)  Yonder banana has yet to arrive, but I wait with baited breath (fudge topped biscuits of course) and have concocted several foul/wonderful places to take thine nana!  :)  Frost at the White House?  Nah, boring.  Frost at the WWII Memorial?  Hmmm, maybe, Defense of the Realm and all that!  Frost at the National Zoo kindling some Panda love???  Possibly!  Ah, but Frost surrounded by Homeland Security before the Capital building???  Makes me weak in the knees with bladder rupture fantasies.... :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 16, 2011, 06:19:30 PM
Just so long as we don't get photos of "Banananana* with bladder rupture"...  :shock:
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Post by: geront on March 16, 2011, 06:28:07 PM
Now that gives me some awfully fun ideas!!!! LOL :)  Note to Self: I wonder if that lovely banana could hold say a gallon of lemonade, and could be squeezed to appear like it's pissing?!?  :)
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Post by: Pedro on March 16, 2011, 07:49:51 PM
LOL
Use something non-sticky, non-perishable and mon-carbonated.
Other folks need to blow it up and it mustn't be glued-up, mouldy and/or exploded! ;)
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Post by: geront on March 16, 2011, 07:57:14 PM
Non sticky, non perishable, and non carbonated???  :)  I think that leaves me with plain old water with some food coloring in it???  LOL :)  Well, there goes the idea I didn't share!!!!

The Hindenburg Banana!!!!!!  Maybe that could be it's encore????  Fill it with helium, tie a long fuse to it, and let err rip!!!  I mean sail away.... :)
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Post by: geront on March 17, 2011, 08:40:40 PM
Ah, the Divine Banana has arrived!!!!!!  YES!  Let the shenanigans commence!!!! :)  

*Note: no real or inflatable bananas were harmed during the filming of this special, but don't ask me about the squirrels!*
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 17, 2011, 08:59:15 PM
The map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) has been updated.

Distance so far: 12,455 miles
Distance to go: 12,442 miles

So after that jaunt to Califor-nigh-ay and back, it's now done half its worldly mileage.

Oh. Except I haven't put Chihuahuahuahuahua on in NZ yet. Hmmm....
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 17, 2011, 11:09:08 PM
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  @the map

OH, Mr. Hippo, you are too, too funny.  :D
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Post by: rogerg on March 18, 2011, 02:42:55 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  @the map

OH, Mr. Hippo, you are too, too funny.  :D

agreed.  thanks for the laugh!
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Post by: Mikey on March 18, 2011, 06:37:33 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  @the map

OH, Mr. Hippo, you are too, too funny.  :D

Nice one  :D  :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 18, 2011, 08:06:53 PM
Than you all ;)
You wouldn't believe the amount of research I had to do to trace its exact path....
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 18, 2011, 08:14:59 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Than you all ;)

What d'you mean, than you all? Is there a more preferable alternative to us?
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 18, 2011, 10:46:32 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Than you all ;)

What d'you mean, than you all? Is there a more preferable alternative to us?
I was so choked with emotion that the words wouldn't come out right.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 19, 2011, 02:38:12 AM
:D

The spirit of this place really saves the day sometimes. It did today.
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Post by: Brom on March 19, 2011, 08:43:20 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
:D

The spirit of this place really saves the day sometimes. It did today.

It's quite handy having a helpful resident ghost of a fish to lend a hand to Frost*ies in trouble.

Non UK folk may wish to click here (http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaice)
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Post by: David on March 19, 2011, 12:46:22 PM
Quote from: "Jim Takacs"
Oh Yeah Fragile...  This is about as Fragile as the Bubble wrap that keeping him company!!  Its my Homage to the French Fans.....   ;)
You're very welcome!
Merci Monsieur!
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 24, 2011, 10:20:35 PM
Whither goest the bananana*?

Geront?
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 25, 2011, 02:49:04 AM
Ok, Little Help...  Im Trying to explain The Big Banana* to a Green Frostie*  And Me Being the Troglodyte that I Am can NOT remember which report Jem Gave Birth To this Brilliance!!   What it Is????    :evil:

Nevermind...  Ya'll Suck....   I Found it!   :D
http://www.youtube.com/user/planetfrost ... ka2WgAmUsA (http://www.youtube.com/user/planetfrost#p/u/43/kka2WgAmUsA)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 25, 2011, 02:53:06 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Whither goest the bananana*?

Geront?
Maybe He Sent it to Crown,   No....  Peavey, In Meridean, MS  :o
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Post by: Mikey on March 26, 2011, 12:03:51 PM
Quote from: "Jim Takacs"
Ok, Little Help...  Im Trying to explain The Big Banana* to a Green Frostie*  And Me Being the Troglodyte that I Am can NOT remember which report Jem Gave Birth To this Brilliance!!   What it Is????    :evil:

Nevermind...  Ya'll Suck....   I Found it!   :D
http://www.youtube.com/user/planetfrost ... ka2WgAmUsA (http://www.youtube.com/user/planetfrost#p/u/43/kka2WgAmUsA)

Absolute genius, love watching these  :D  :D
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Post by: D S on March 26, 2011, 12:55:22 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Jim Takacs"
Ok, Little Help...  Im Trying to explain The Big Banana* to a Green Frostie*  And Me Being the Troglodyte that I Am can NOT remember which report Jem Gave Birth To this Brilliance!!   What it Is????    :evil:

Nevermind...  Ya'll Suck....   I Found it!   :D
http://www.youtube.com/user/planetfrost ... ka2WgAmUsA (http://www.youtube.com/user/planetfrost#p/u/43/kka2WgAmUsA)

Absolute genius, love watching these  :D  :D
Indeed.  However, when I watched that again, I got a bit of a lump in my throat as I was suddenly reminded a) what a bloody musical and programming genius Jem is; and b) how tragically sad it is that we may never get to hear BLM live again.  :?
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Post by: Mikey on March 27, 2011, 03:12:40 PM
Quote from: "D S"
Indeed.  However, when I watched that again, I got a bit of a lump in my throat as I was suddenly reminded a) what a bloody musical and programming genius Jem is; and b) how tragically sad it is that we may never get to hear BLM live again.  :?
Its not that he makes it look so easy, i just do this, twiddle that & hey presto, a masterpiece, but gives us a fun commentary as well
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Post by: Mouse on March 28, 2011, 01:12:51 AM
He makes it looks so easy, which is annoying.  :P  But! It also gives me inspiration and ideas for my own stuff, which is good.  :)
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Post by: Brom on March 28, 2011, 01:01:58 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
He makes it looks so easy, which is annoying.  :P  But! It also gives me inspiration and ideas for my own stuff, which is good.  :)

Ditto! I think watching any Frost* report has seen me move straight to the music making gizmos. Inspiration, ideas and motivation, definitely.
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 29, 2011, 02:12:04 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Quote from: "Mouse"
He makes it looks so easy, which is annoying.  :P  But! It also gives me inspiration and ideas for my own stuff, which is good.  :)

Ditto! I think watching any Frost* report has seen me move straight to the music making gizmos. Inspiration, ideas and motivation, definitely.
WOW,  I Simply could Not agree more with all Of this in regards to Jem's Influence!!  He has completely changed my outlook on music composition as far as the Structure of Song. I Have said this many times in many various posts and outlets, but Jem Godfrey is our Modern day "Mozart, Back, Beethoven....  insert composer of choice" an I truly believe he will be studied Hundreds of years from now as his predecessors are today..   If you literally dissect any of his songs, and analyze each component, the simple and unintended genius is apparent!   I say this out of sheer appreciation for his work and his use of the modern day music making toys that I deal with as my day job every day..  His command of technology is only second to his artistry and command of arranging sound and obtaining what we know as Frost*!!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on March 30, 2011, 12:28:08 AM
Apologies for bringing this back on topic for a moment, but can we get an update on the banana?
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Post by: Pedro on March 30, 2011, 12:40:25 AM
Still with geront but will be moving soon apparently.  :)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on March 30, 2011, 03:11:41 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Still with geront but will be moving soon apparently.  :)
Seams as Though Us Americans are on our own Timeline..   Ill Admit, I Did Dilly Dally a Tad...  and then it was an,  As Jem would Say, "Oh Shit, Drop The Tea, Run"  Moment..   Then on my behalf it was a Full Scale DEFCON 5000 Freakout!!    Lets Just Make sure This is done Properly and with respect for our Yellow Friend!  I Know for a Fact that he is getting REALLY tired of so many MEN Blowing in his Hole!  If at All Possible, Please try and Have a Lady  "inflate" his Yellowness!!   We Had a Long talk one late Long evening..  Its all He has to look forward to!!     Sooo, That Being Said,  Men, As you GRIP that tiny Nipple Port, And Blow, Bringing Sir. Big Banana* to life yet again, Just Think of him for a Moment!...   Would He* Not be much Happier filled with life from a Woman?    Oh, dont get his intentions wrong!  He is In  No Way Homophobic,  he Just Likes the Ladies.. ;)      He Hatched a Son last week.... Pics to come... :o
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Post by: E.S. on March 30, 2011, 08:56:34 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
He makes it looks so easy, which is annoying.  :P  But! It also gives me inspiration and ideas for my own stuff, which is good.  :)
It IS easy.












If you're Jem.  8-)
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Post by: geront on April 07, 2011, 02:50:43 AM
1000 pardons!  :)  Thine banana is safe and sound, although I had the foresight to go on vacation the day after it arrived, and then promptly BURIED the box under vacation gear throw-up that remained in the corner of my room.  Ugh.

So, have slapped my own wrist thrice, I will be taking the banana to DC tomorrow to see what photo op presents itself, take a very wonderful Hello From DC picture, release all previous breathing into the banana, and pack it up for it's next part of the journey.

Sadly, the banana will be leaving at the height of Cherry Blossom season here, it seems almost to signal the sad end of those blossoms, which rarely last more than a few weeks tops.  

Must check list, forgot where I'm to send this!
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 07, 2011, 07:01:43 AM
Huzzah!
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Post by: Brom on April 07, 2011, 08:28:37 AM
Sooper!  :D
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Post by: Phrog on April 07, 2011, 12:25:55 PM
I have nothing to add here really, I just saw that there was 9999 posts in this forum and my OCD kicked in  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Pedro on April 07, 2011, 12:52:52 PM
Quote from: "Phrog"
I have nothing to add here really, I just saw that there was 9999 posts in this forum and my OCD kicked in  :mrgreen:
Well played....but your post count (201) is a bit untidy now.... ;)
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Post by: Againesis on April 07, 2011, 04:00:43 PM
So...at it's present rate of knots it should reach the end of the list around May 2013.  Just in time for the new Frost* DVD recording  ;)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on April 18, 2011, 02:49:29 PM
It appears the banana has stalled again. I must say, I didn't expect it to take this long.  :(
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Post by: geront on April 18, 2011, 02:58:48 PM
Actually, the banana was sent on to the next recipient last Monday!  Thine banana has moved towards the west coast of the US... :)
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Post by: fitzy on April 18, 2011, 03:08:46 PM
:D What self respecting world tour does,nt include a pit-stop in Ireland!!..send it over,and its poor battered,flacid yellowness will present many opportunities for photo-ops,Frost*converts,...and ,em Guinness;-)..any excuse d,ont ya know ;)
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Post by: geront on April 18, 2011, 03:16:27 PM
Just going by the list! LOL :)  Castironchef either has it or should be receiving any second now... :)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on April 18, 2011, 03:50:34 PM
Most excellent news, geront! Can't wait to see your picture(s)! Did banana visit any historic sites?
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 18, 2011, 11:37:22 PM
Splendid.
The Bananana* is in flight above Kansas... (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana)

Looking forward to seeing your piccies, geront ;)
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Post by: castironchef on April 20, 2011, 08:34:22 PM
The banana has arrived in California. Unfortunately, the word has leaked that a celebrity fruit is about and this is what I am dealing with!

(http://http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n559/castironchef/bananas-1.jpg)
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Post by: rogerg on April 20, 2011, 09:15:00 PM
heh
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Post by: Pedro on April 20, 2011, 09:48:41 PM
That's a scary mounded mass of peel! ;)
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 21, 2011, 08:52:28 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
That's a scary mounded mass of peel! ;)
:mrgreen:
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Post by: Mikey on April 22, 2011, 09:21:17 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
That's a scary mounded mass of peel! ;)

Thats a cracker
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 22, 2011, 10:27:55 AM
The map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) has been updated.

Mileage so far: 14,859
Miles to go: 24,825
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Post by: MTBDude on April 25, 2011, 08:55:17 AM
Is it too late to sign up for this?
I think I want to get a piece of this big banana action... :D
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Post by: Pedro on April 25, 2011, 09:54:44 AM
I have plonked you in the list but I should defer to RacingHippo who is manfully logisticising this so well.
I'm guessing that we don't really want to say "no" to anyone but overall progress has been rather slow to date so sooner or later the US leg of the tour will need to end.
Watch this space(?) :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 25, 2011, 10:20:52 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
I have plonked you in the list but I should defer to RacingHippo who is manfully logisticising this so well.
I am?
Oh. Blimey.
Maybe that should be "hippofully" then.

If it's not too late, we could just squeeze you in after the current host, castironchef, before it heads up north. So long as you promise to have it in and out within a week. And can foot the postage up to finbeard.

Castironchef? Is that OK??
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Post by: castironchef on May 03, 2011, 04:39:46 PM
Quote
Castironchef? Is that OK??

I have messaged MTBD and will have the slim yellow one out of here as soon as I hear from him. I was hoping to take the banana on the Stockton, CA foreclosure bus but there were no available seats. Fortunately, however, today was "Take your tropical fruit to work day" at my employer so we had some quality "prog fan/prog fruit" time together. Pics to follow soon!

CIC
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Post by: castironchef on May 03, 2011, 06:15:36 PM
In an almost unbelievable stroke of luck today was "Bring your tropical fruit to work" day. I'm sure you can imagine the nearly palpable envy that some of my co-workers felt when they saw my inflatable banana and all they had was a slightly bruised guava. I took a few pictures as we went through our day to allow you to share just bit of our experience.

Being a banana and everything, we had to commute green:

(http://http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af306/temple0310/commute.jpg)

A quick workout just to get the blood (air?) pumping:

(http://http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af306/temple0310/workout.jpg)

New biometric scanners on the time clock:

(http://http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af306/temple0310/clock.jpg)

Working hard with the pallet jack:

(http://http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af306/temple0310/loading.jpg)

I got a little nervous when he started using the baler:

(http://http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af306/temple0310/compact.jpg)

When I wasn't looking someone reprogrammed the message board:

(http://http://i1018.photobucket.com/albums/af306/temple0310/sign.jpg)

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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 03, 2011, 06:25:26 PM
Great pics, CIC! I especially like the last one. Nice.  :D
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Post by: Pedro on May 03, 2011, 07:25:35 PM
Really nice work!....the bar is already seriously high and there's sooo many people still to go. Exciting times! :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on May 03, 2011, 11:06:06 PM
Superb work that man!

I've placed that last pic on your entry for The Map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana).
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Post by: rogerg on May 04, 2011, 01:06:24 AM
epic banananess!
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 10, 2011, 05:06:23 PM
Excellent Pics!!  These made me realize I Had Not uploaded mine in the proper fashion..  The Ones I Intended to post got eaten due to the death of my Work Computer..  Figures! :x     Here is what I Had left...  DAMMIT!!
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 10, 2011, 05:10:48 PM
more
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 10, 2011, 05:15:11 PM
Pics Are posted in reverse order...  Cuz Im A Moron!!   :(
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Post by: MTBDude on May 10, 2011, 08:37:38 PM
The Banana arrived this weekend, and after Seeing castironchecf's post, I saw it would be a hard act to follow.
My original intent was to take him on a mountain bike ride, but alas, he was too big to fit in my pack. (Indeed a Big Banana)
So i settled for a few random shots from around my apartment

Among Friends
(http://http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/formu1fan/IMG_0008-2.jpg)
With my collection of Frost* albums (Wasn't exactly easy to start collecting them this year, and being across the pond)
Also a few decorated Frosterisk cookies.
(http://http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/formu1fan/IMG_0013-2.jpg)
A proud Frostie*
(http://http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/formu1fan/IMG_0009-2.jpg)
And out on the balcony, enjoying so great sunny SoCal weather.
(http://http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/formu1fan/IMG_0015-1.jpg)
(http://http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/formu1fan/IMG_0014-1.jpg)

So whoever is next on the list, just let me know where to ship it to!
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Post by: Pedro on May 10, 2011, 09:29:02 PM
Nice pics and quickly taken, thanks for that.
If you PM "finbeard" he should supply you with address details.

Onwards! :)
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Post by: rogerg on May 10, 2011, 10:14:11 PM
awesome!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 10, 2011, 10:44:39 PM
Loving all the new pics. Well done, guys!
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Post by: David on May 11, 2011, 11:17:22 AM
Excellent pics! :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on May 14, 2011, 12:33:08 AM
It's been Banana*map Night for me.
I've updated the map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) and untangled the route around Europe & the UK. It has far smaller carbon feet now.

I've dropped Chihuahua (for now at least) as I got no response to a PM sent over 2 weeks ago; Chihuahuahua - If you want to get back in, PM me!
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Post by: Mikey on May 16, 2011, 06:56:52 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
It has far smaller carbon feet now.

Mutant banana
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Post by: Pedro on May 16, 2011, 09:04:36 PM
LOL
Mutant Green Banana  :shock:
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Post by: RacingHippo on May 17, 2011, 12:06:16 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Mutant Green Banana  :shock:
Is that a band or an album?
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Post by: Mikey on May 21, 2011, 12:59:43 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Mutant Green Banana  :shock:
Is that a band or an album?
Got to be some sort of concept album
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Post by: finbeard on May 25, 2011, 07:19:43 PM
Hello out there- I'm still alive! What's the news on my standing in this? Have you all skipped me and moved merrily along, or is there still a chance to be the recipient of a bit of inflatable fruit?
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Post by: Pedro on May 25, 2011, 08:25:53 PM
Hi, glad you're ok.:)
Hopefully MTBDude will contact you when the time comes...which hopefully will be soon. You win the prize of shipping it to Europe hope that's ok.
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Post by: castironchef on May 25, 2011, 11:56:53 PM
I just hope said banana didn't decide to head off to QSC Audio again! MTB Dude posted his pics back on the 10th. Can we post an APB at QSC just in case?



Honors graduate, John Mitchell Vocal Academy
"he's very good, you know..."
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Post by: MTBDude on May 25, 2011, 11:58:38 PM
Ah yes, I've sent a PM your way a little while back Finbeard, so just let me know your shipping info and it will be on your way!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on June 07, 2011, 02:32:24 AM
Four months into the tour... 7 Frost*ie stops.  :|
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Post by: RacingHippo on June 07, 2011, 09:12:54 AM
Indeedy.
Did it get despatched to / reach Finbeard?
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Post by: finbeard on June 08, 2011, 10:06:25 PM
hi folks... just logged in for the first time in a long time- i've been doggedly busy and traveling around as well! i'm actually posting from houston, TX today... i'm sending MTBDude my details presently, hopefully we can get this road back on the show! sorry to hold everyone up unnecessarily.
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Post by: RacingHippo on June 09, 2011, 09:44:37 AM
*phew*
Thanks for that, Mr Beard!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on June 09, 2011, 01:30:18 PM
Thanks, finbeard!
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Post by: finbeard on June 21, 2011, 04:21:52 PM
A rather interestingly marked package arrived yesterday morning... I'll be spending today in a dentist's chair, but after, you can bet I'll get some pictures!
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Post by: DueyC on June 21, 2011, 04:42:22 PM
Yay!! I was starting to wonder if it had got lost again.  :)
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Post by: rogerg on June 21, 2011, 11:26:42 PM
I think it's due for a teeth cleaning; take it with you!  8-)
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Post by: RacingHippo on June 24, 2011, 09:05:39 AM
Map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) updated!
Mileage so far: 16,209
Miles to go: 8,185

Next stop..... France, chez David!
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Post by: finbeard on July 05, 2011, 08:31:46 PM
Hey all- I'm still alive out here! I've got the banana and am going out this week to get some pictures with it in front of the lovely local scenery... Then I'll ship it on to David, assuming he's still primed and ready to receive it!
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Post by: David on July 05, 2011, 10:57:38 PM
Quote from: "finbeard"
Hey all- I'm still alive out here! I've got the banana and am going out this week to get some pictures with it in front of the lovely local scenery... Then I'll ship it on to David, assuming he's still primed and ready to receive it!
Always ready, sir!  ;)
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on July 06, 2011, 12:29:10 PM
Hurry up, peeps. Let's finish this before Jem retires.
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Post by: Pedro on July 06, 2011, 12:32:50 PM
So @David & @finbeard: Has there been a PM exchange between you about moving this on?
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Post by: David on July 06, 2011, 08:20:27 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
So @David & @finbeard: Has there been a PM exchange between you about moving this on?
I've already sent a PM to finbeard.
@IchBinBesser : Dont't worry, Jürgen, I promise the banana* won't stay too long in my place!
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Post by: finbeard on July 13, 2011, 09:07:49 AM
hey y'all; i know i've held on to the big banana for kind of long, but trust me on this one- it will be worth it!

let's just say there's a certain relevant live music project i'm involved in that it is needed for... immediately after, it gets shipped on to france. (:
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 13, 2011, 10:21:49 AM
Oooh! Excitin'!
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Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2011, 08:12:04 PM
Excitin' 'ndeed!  :)
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Post by: Mikey on July 14, 2011, 07:10:32 PM
At the risk of being a bit of a killjoy, isn't this getting a bit out of hand?
It's becoming a competition to see who can outdo each other.
There should be a time limit on how long you keep it.
Never mind Jem retiring before we've finished, his kids will have retired.
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Post by: Pedro on July 15, 2011, 12:48:47 PM
:) Well it would be nice if it had moved a little bit faster but I for one appreciate that people are trying to do something a bit special with it.  It'll move fast enough when us boring Brits get our paws on it.  ;)
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Post by: Mouse on July 15, 2011, 11:57:59 PM
And our photograph locations will become a lot less glamorous.  ;)
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Post by: Mikey on July 16, 2011, 07:52:01 AM
May have had a touch of the Victor Meldrew's there,

Or it may have something to do with my meeting with HR next week. Wish me luck I'm going in.

Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Yeah, Mikey works for UPS.  :)

Or not, if I read selectively between the lines and grossly misinterpret  ;)

Never confuse work with attendance  :)

Following my 23 page grievance I may be an ex-UPSer

Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye springs to mind (not from here)

Have to decide if I've got the balls to take them on.

My little peanuts against UPS's big brown boulders.

& as for working, I'm currently at 160%, against the hours that I'm paid to work  :twisted:  :twisted:

The reason I left the forum before  :(
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 16, 2011, 08:59:43 AM
You do right, Mr Mikey.
When I worked for a muti-national ERP vendor I ended up doing deeply silly hours and taking a huge amount of pressure; it eventually broke me to the extent that I couldn't even look at a sodding computer for 6 months (and was ordered not to by my lovely GP).
The shrink that the company had to pay for for me gave me a rule which I've never forgotten (and frequently repeat to people, so sorry if I'm banging on):

Health, Family, Work. In that order.

In this way, you retain sanity (or whatever passes for it). And you're more useful to the company if you're sane.
Seriously, though - quality of work really suffers if you're stressed. Time away from work really does benefit work.
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Post by: Mikey on July 16, 2011, 09:11:13 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Time away from work really does benefit work.

I think i'll be getting alot of time away from UPS. My grievance was more about the lack of integrity within the Company, but I shouldn't really say more about that just yet.
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Post by: Pedro on July 16, 2011, 11:29:35 AM
Fingers crossed for you, mate.
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Post by: Mikey on July 16, 2011, 01:19:12 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Fingers crossed for you, mate.

Thanks, let's just say I'm working on something pretty big. Unless I've completely screwed myself, which isn't beyond the bounds of credibility.

For someone with shattered confidence, I'm pretty, no, ugly confident
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Post by: rogerg on July 16, 2011, 01:41:21 PM
good luck, Mikey!  thinking of you!
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Post by: Mouse on July 16, 2011, 03:37:22 PM
Yes, good luck, matey. The Forum will be with you.  :)
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Post by: DueyC on July 16, 2011, 04:08:48 PM
Good luck Mikey. I hope it all works out for the better  :)
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Post by: finbeard on July 18, 2011, 09:05:27 PM
(http://http://studiobdp.com/finbeard/HYPER%20MENTHOL%20APE/stoof/hyper1.jpg)
(http://http://studiobdp.com/finbeard/HYPER%20MENTHOL%20APE/stoof/hyper2.jpg)
(http://http://studiobdp.com/finbeard/HYPER%20MENTHOL%20APE/stoof/hyper4.jpg)
(http://http://studiobdp.com/finbeard/HYPER%20MENTHOL%20APE/stoof/hyper3.jpg)

on friday night, a put-together band project of mine played Hyperventilate for a bunch of kids at a music camp. it came off really well, considering the guitarist and keyboard player learned it a week before the gig and we only had two chances before to run through it together. we got a few ragtag video angles and multi-channel recorded the whole thing, so with any luck, i'll be able to show you guys a video of this too! at least we managed to get a suitably un-haired keyboard player...

this is why i held on to the banana for too long; sorry for making you guys twiddle your collective thumbs over me, but i felt it would be a fitting use for it!

and i'm never going to say 'held on to the banana' again...

off to france with you! there goes a big banana!
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Post by: Mikey on July 18, 2011, 09:08:56 PM
Thanks Guys & Galls for your support. It means a great deal to me  :)

I was thinking it might be the defence of my realm.

I may have lost the opening battle with my original grievance, but....
The dark forces may have shot themslves in the foot and also sustained injuries from friendly fire (Managers trying to cover their own ar$es).
Just happened to have bumped into our head of security today who not only will be an excellent character witness for me, but remembers some of the issues that the Company are denying happened.

If my peanuts were crushed by the mighty brown rocks, can I crush rocks with balls of steel? and anyone got any spare.

I should probably go back to the UPS thread instead of hijacking the banana
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Post by: Pedro on July 18, 2011, 10:37:28 PM
Wherever it's delivered, Mikey, it's good to get the update. Hope things progress in the right way.

As for you Mr finbeard, jolly well played sir. Not only is it a Frost*ie performance but it's also getting the mighty music in front of some youngsters...each one teach one and all that. Nice work...vive le banane!
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 18, 2011, 10:54:15 PM
Well played, Finbeard!
Hope we get to see the video :)
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Post by: Mouse on July 19, 2011, 12:24:02 AM
Superb! Nice one, finbeard!  :D
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Post by: rogerg on July 19, 2011, 03:56:46 AM
very cool, fin!!!

and as for you, Mikey, continue to rock on!!
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Post by: Mikey on July 19, 2011, 08:53:49 PM
Belated Grats to Finbeard, you posted as I was composing. Apologies for the complaint.

All
Again thanks for your support, I've an interesting plan should I succeed.
I think you'll like it.

(he says trying not to sound too smug & confident)

I can't see a worried smiley  ;)
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Post by: David on August 08, 2011, 09:21:05 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
...vive le banane!

The banana* is now in France!
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 10, 2011, 10:45:39 AM
Alors, Le Map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) is updated avec une photo de Finbeard et la nouveau position du Bananananan*.

See me flaunt my CSE-grade 3 Franglais!

Mileage so far: 21,292
Miles to go: 2,878

So that's 88% of the journey completed.

Although, if you look at it another way:
Frostie*s visited: 10
Frostie*s yet to be Graced by the Presence of The Banana*: 28

So that's only 26%. But at least we're all within 1,000 miles of each other now!
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Post by: David on August 10, 2011, 03:17:00 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Alors, Le Map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) is updated avec une photo de Finbeard et la nouveau position du Bananananan*.
Bravo, c'est presque du français !  :lol:

Our famous banana* is just having a nap in the vineyard next to my house, before its trip to Roma!
This sort of grape is used to make Pineau, a fortified wine, made from a blend of lightly fermented grape must and Cognac eau-de-vie  8-)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineau (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineau)

(http://http://david.chavanel.free.fr/FROST/vive_la_france.jpg)
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Post by: rogerg on August 10, 2011, 10:59:47 PM
excellent!
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 11, 2011, 12:08:33 AM
Love it!
Also v jealous of you living next-door to a vineyard!

Quote from: "David"
Bravo, c'est presque du français !  :lol:
Chapelure! Cela a été chanceux!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 11, 2011, 03:31:15 AM
I love it! Great picture, David! He's got some high brow culture now.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: David on August 12, 2011, 11:44:24 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Chapelure! Cela a été chanceux!
I absolutely never have heard anyone say "Chapelure!"  :lol:
It's a brilliant interjection, by the way. I think I'll use it know  ;)
I'm curious to know which word you tried to translate?

Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I love it! Great picture, David! He's got some high brow culture now.  :mrgreen:
Just 48 hours in France, and he looks already smarter  :lol:

Anyway, he's officially on his way to his roman vacation.
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 12, 2011, 12:42:17 PM
Quote from: "David"
I absolutely never have heard anyone say "Chapelure!"  :lol:
It's a brilliant interjection, by the way. I think I'll use it know  ;)
I'm curious to know which word you tried to translate?

I was aiming for "Crumbs!" (apparently the French for "crikey" is "crikey"), and the best Google Translate could offer was Chapelure as a translation of "breadcrumbs".

I once worked with an LD* who'd come out with old-fashioned English exclamations translated into pidgin French.
For instance:

Quote from: "David"
Anyway, he's officially on his way to his roman vacation.
Excellent! I'll update the map.

* Lighting Director. The theatrical kind, not the rock-band kind. From my days at Bradford Alhambra
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on August 12, 2011, 10:37:32 PM
Dang, I kinda hoped the Banana would arrive here in Germany just in time for this festival: http://www.progressive-promotion-records.com/bands.html (http://www.progressive-promotion-records.com/bands.html)
Would've gotten the bands to sign the Banana with a message for Jem - but now it seems it'll arrive much earlier... So on to Plan B...
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Post by: Pedro on August 13, 2011, 07:08:12 AM
Well, you never know, the speed this thing moves sometimes.... ;)
I guess Plan A Paragraph 2 could be that you take a suitable picture of the banana and get the bands to sign that?
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Post by: Mouse on August 13, 2011, 07:44:22 PM
Marvelous photo, David!  :D
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Post by: finbeard on August 18, 2011, 06:24:26 AM
After seeing David's picture I realised I forgot to remove the cord I used to tie the banana* to my kit before I shipped it... Oh well! It's a souvenir to take home to all the wee bananas... Great photo, David! Nice to see the frosty fruit getting some french sun rays. 8-)
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Post by: Pedro on August 18, 2011, 07:44:45 AM
I wonder if we can complete the trip in time for the AGM gig on December 16th?
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 18, 2011, 10:19:07 AM
The grande banana is here in me hands! Shall go around Rome tomorrow and have some pictures for its Roman Vacation ;)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 19, 2011, 12:03:16 AM
That makes me smile a lot.  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Mouse on August 19, 2011, 02:14:27 AM
Hooray! Looking forward to seeing what you return with, Gandalf. Have fun!  :)

Quote from: "Pedro"
I wonder if we can complete the trip in time for the AGM gig on December 16th?

Right, our new target is set, I reckon.
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 22, 2011, 11:19:42 AM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
The grande banana is here in me hands! Shall go around Rome tomorrow and have some pictures for its Roman Vacation ;)
:mrgreen:
Mileage so far: 21,292
Miles to go: 2,878
http://bit.ly/frostiebanana (http://bit.ly/frostiebanana)
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Post by: rogerg on August 22, 2011, 02:34:58 PM
epic.
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Post by: Mouse on August 24, 2011, 12:22:52 AM
I'd like to see other bands' fans do something like this!  :lol:  8-)  :D
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Post by: johninblack on August 25, 2011, 01:02:49 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to see other bands' fans do something like this!  :lol:  8-)  :D
So what would Tinyfish send round the world...........Oh yeah, Leon :)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 25, 2011, 12:26:59 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to see other bands' fans do something like this!  :lol:  8-)  :D
So what would Tinyfish send round the world...........Oh yeah, Leon :)

Funny, I had that same exact thought.  :lol:

Oh, and if it's even remotely possible, it would be more than brilliant if the big banana could make it to the Christmas gig. Even better if the tour is completed by then, so Jem can be presented with the "massive peel" at The Peel.
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Post by: Mouse on August 25, 2011, 01:53:33 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mouse"
I'd like to see other bands' fans do something like this!  :lol:  8-)  :D
So what would Tinyfish send round the world...........Oh yeah, Leon :)

Funny, I had that same exact thought.  :lol:

 :lol:  :lol:  Oh, the imagination takes care of this so well...!
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Post by: DueyC on August 25, 2011, 10:30:33 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"

Oh, and if it's even remotely possible, it would be more than brilliant if the big banana could make it to the Christmas gig. Even better if the tour is completed by then, so Jem can be presented with the "massive peel" at The Peel.

Perhaps the UK sequence could be amended so that those unable to attend the gig get the banana* first, and if necessary the rest can sign it on the day.
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Post by: Pedro on August 25, 2011, 11:29:05 PM
That would be a reasonable compromise...but I think people might be hoping to still get their photo opportunity with it as part of the tour so let's still try to keep it moving and not hang on to it for any longer than really necessary?
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 26, 2011, 02:52:47 AM
Yes, I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on having quality time with the banana as part of their planned tour stop. Whether the tour is over or not, though, it would be great if it could be at the gig.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on August 26, 2011, 03:43:56 AM
I can't believe the mad concept continues! :lol:  8-)
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Post by: Dena on August 26, 2011, 12:33:00 PM
Hopefully it will get to the Ding soon - I have a chap or two that I'm trying to line up for a photo opportunity with the banana.....  ;)
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Post by: DueyC on August 26, 2011, 12:45:12 PM
Quote from: "Dena"
Hopefully it will get to the Ding soon - I have a chap or two that I'm trying to line up for a photo opportunity with the banana.....  ;)

If it spends no longer than 3 days with each recipient, it should just about make it  :?
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 26, 2011, 01:59:15 PM
No response whatsoever from LardLinedWorf for his address. Shall I pass it on to ich_bin_besser? Photos done, shall post them laters ;)

The banana will ship tomorrow morning if I get the address before tonight.
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on August 26, 2011, 03:02:36 PM
Sent my addy.  8-)
Guess that's means I'll have to decide what to do with it...  :oops:  :lol:
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Post by: Pedro on August 27, 2011, 02:59:36 PM
LardLinedWorf has had to give his apologies and drop out.
I've taken him out of the list.
Onwards!
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Post by: Mouse on August 27, 2011, 03:30:36 PM
The pace has picked up a bit, hasn't it?  8-)
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 28, 2011, 12:17:44 PM
(http://https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317052_2387208963781_1357505935_2711199_3658529_n.jpg)

La grande Banana al Colosseo! :D

AWW YEAH! m/
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Post by: Mouse on August 28, 2011, 01:42:29 PM
Excellent, excellent, thrice excellent!  :D  :D
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Post by: rogerg on August 28, 2011, 03:47:17 PM
awesome, Marco!!  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 28, 2011, 06:14:08 PM
I cannot stop smiling about that shot, Marco! Love it, love it, love it! :D
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Post by: Pedro on August 28, 2011, 08:00:20 PM
Nice work Gandalf! :)
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Post by: David on August 29, 2011, 03:13:32 PM
Back from holidays in Ireland, I'm so pleased to see the banana* in Rome! Marvelous picture, Marco! 8-)
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Post by: Gandalf1986 on August 29, 2011, 03:35:45 PM
And now the banana* is off to Deutschland to ich_bin_besser! :)
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on August 29, 2011, 08:45:22 PM
Okay, thanks! Too bad it's right in between 2 nice events: the Flaming Row CD release party last weekend and the Progressive Promotion festival in 1 month.
But I have some other nice ideas for some photos in my mind.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 30, 2011, 12:11:38 AM
Be careful where you try to take it. Things can get out of hand.

http://http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44315918/ns/today-entertainment/
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Post by: rogerg on August 30, 2011, 12:19:52 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Be careful where you try to take it. Things can get out of hand.

http://http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44315918/ns/today-entertainment/

 :shock:
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Post by: Mouse on August 31, 2011, 08:50:53 PM
Serves her right for trying to take an imposter of the Banana* around town.

I can also report that the Banana*'s second brother (or whatever relative it happens to be) is a bit jealous of its sibling's adventures around the world. All this one's been doing since Derby is sitting on top of my wardrobe convening with the Defence Of The Realm posters and Pedro's marvelous bunting.
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Post by: Pedro on August 31, 2011, 11:54:15 PM
LOL...I was(am) dead proud of that bunting...I wish it had occurred to me in time for the Summer's End DOTR.
I fear it might have been a bit too subtle, particularly when I first showed it to Jem and his reaction was "Yeah, Union Jack, very nice"....until I pointed out the 5-pointed Frost*iness of it....then the penny-drop look on his face was wondreful. :)
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Post by: JakeWorrell on September 01, 2011, 03:15:18 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Pedro's marvelous bunting

sounds like a children's novel!

Or a euphemism...
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on September 02, 2011, 03:48:17 PM
Da Banana arrived in Germany today.   8-)
Please allow me until the beginning of next week to take some pics. And I hope it's okay to ship it in an envelope as this will be cheaper than this quite big package I got it in.

Hmm, but now that I think about it, I think I'll keep it. Will be a nice addition to my wall of prog.

[attachment=0:7j31rwbw]banana.JPG[/attachment:7j31rwbw]
 
;)
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Post by: David on September 02, 2011, 05:46:21 PM
Donnerwetter!
That IS a wall!
The banana* seems to fit perfectly, indeed. :D
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Post by: Mouse on September 04, 2011, 03:03:56 PM
It does look very comfortable, doesn't it?  :D
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Post by: RWA on September 05, 2011, 11:39:47 AM
One banana coming my way!  :mrgreen:
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 05, 2011, 12:50:58 PM
Excellent stuff!

I've updated the map (http://bit.ly/frostiebanana (http://bit.ly/frostiebanana)) and changed the yellow banana-markers to little icons of the photos to make it more interesting (or chaotic).
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on September 05, 2011, 02:25:45 PM
Ron, I'm not THAT fast...  ;)  Banana will be in the mail tomorrow.
Some pics and hopefully a video to follow here later today.
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on September 05, 2011, 05:38:03 PM
Okie, here's where I took the banana today: a tower near my home"town" in Hessen/Germany. A video message is uploading right now, will post it later.

[attachment=1:2arnaowi]P1300129.JPG[/attachment:2arnaowi]

[attachment=0:2arnaowi]P1300131.JPG[/attachment:2arnaowi]
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on September 05, 2011, 06:47:18 PM
Video time!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLdx1kBaT0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLdx1kBaT0)

 :lol:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on September 05, 2011, 07:29:24 PM
Banana Reports!  :D
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Post by: rogerg on September 05, 2011, 08:08:41 PM
nice!  the banana was trying to fly!!
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 05, 2011, 09:10:03 PM
That banana was nearly blown away.
That could have been disastrous.
The video of IBB chasing across the German countryside after an inflatable banana would have been good though.
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Post by: Mouse on September 07, 2011, 08:37:13 PM
Splendid stuff, Juergen! Love the video!  :D
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 10, 2011, 01:43:55 PM
Love the view, the castle remains look interesting. Must look up some info on it.
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on September 10, 2011, 04:36:26 PM
Well, in case you understand some German:

http://www.roland-harder.de/burgen-und- ... nberg.html (http://www.roland-harder.de/burgen-und-schloesser/eisenberg.html)
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Eisen ... Korbach%29 (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Eisenberg_%28Korbach%29)

(http://http://www.goldhausen.de/files/8212/9449/5459/eisenberg-goldhausen.jpg)
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 10, 2011, 09:31:55 PM
Had a read of both, understood some of the text but resorted to babelfish! :oops:
I was interested in the fact that just the foundations appeared to survive. Love castles, the history and many different types of build.
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Post by: RWA on September 11, 2011, 12:26:15 AM
Banana has arrived!  :mrgreen:
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Post by: rogerg on September 11, 2011, 01:57:41 AM
Quote from: "RWA"
Banana has arrived!  :mrgreen:

yay!
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 11, 2011, 02:13:38 PM
And so the pace gathers!
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Post by: David on September 11, 2011, 06:00:36 PM
Wow, it's going faster than predicted :lol:
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on September 19, 2011, 05:29:13 PM
Hey Ron, how's the banana doing?
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Post by: RWA on September 19, 2011, 06:28:09 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
Hey Ron, how's the banana doing?
It is co-producing the latest RWA song!
(http://http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6180/6169653156_d0f61232c4.jpg)

I can also confirm the Frost* Banana is officially left handed!
(http://http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6174/6169652958_01afef1abc.jpg)
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Post by: Mouse on September 22, 2011, 12:58:26 AM
Cool stuff, Ron!  :D
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Post by: rogerg on September 22, 2011, 01:09:19 AM
sweet!
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Post by: RWA on September 22, 2011, 07:31:41 AM
Who's next btw? Please pm me yer address.  :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 22, 2011, 12:50:11 PM
It's time for the Banana* to come back to Blighty.
Next up is jur451c (http://http://www.frost-music.co.uk/frosties/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1290) - he was last seen hereabouts  only a few days ago, so should respond to a gentle nudge by PM...
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Post by: RWA on September 24, 2011, 03:01:38 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
It's time for the Banana* to come back to Blighty.
Next up is jur451c (http://http://www.frost-music.co.uk/frosties/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1290) - he was last seen hereabouts  only a few days ago, so should respond to a gentle nudge by PM...
One banana heading towards the UK!  :)
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Post by: Pedro on September 24, 2011, 04:54:57 PM
Incoming!!
Yay!
Let's keep it moving.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 27, 2011, 01:12:25 PM
Soon back in Blighty!
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Post by: Mouse on September 30, 2011, 01:15:46 AM
*puts The Dambusters March on the forum stereo* 'Ee's coming home!  :D
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Post by: jur451c on October 03, 2011, 10:52:43 PM
I just recieved the big banana, will get the pic done and pass it on asap.
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Post by: David on October 04, 2011, 05:53:35 PM
I can't believe the banana* is in the UK  8-)

(actually, I can't believe this thread is still going on!)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on October 11, 2011, 01:06:15 AM
There's a little over 60 days until the Frost* gig at The Peel and still a couple dozen banana tour stops to go. Can it be done??
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 11, 2011, 10:08:14 AM
Well, I've (I think) arranged the schedule so that it goes to folks near-ish each other in order, in case there's a chance of doing double-whammies.

But for now... what's the status, jur451c????
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Post by: johninblack on October 11, 2011, 11:00:06 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Well, I've (I think) arranged the schedule so that it goes to folks near-ish each other in order, in case there's a chance of doing double-whammies.

But for now... what's the status, jur451c????
I think we might be arranging a triple whammy :)
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Post by: Mouse on October 16, 2011, 07:17:36 PM
Whatever it is, that must be some whammy you're organising...
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Post by: Mikey on October 16, 2011, 07:44:20 PM
Meeting at a whammy bar?
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Post by: Jim Takacs on October 19, 2011, 06:35:43 AM
Ill Blow a Goat if it does get done!  And Post pics!!   :o  Sorry, Just jeolous my Girlfriend Got her name on Dec's CD!   ;)  She Deserves it though!  I Just need Boobs Now!   :?
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Post by: gr8gonzo on October 20, 2011, 01:01:01 AM
Okay, over two weeks and no word from jur451. Anyone up for a trip to Suffolk?
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Post by: Mikey on October 20, 2011, 06:48:24 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Okay, over two weeks and no word from jur451. Anyone up for a trip to Suffolk?
:idea: Could it make it's way to the picturedrome on Saturday?
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on October 27, 2011, 10:10:15 PM
Hmm, guess we won't make it to the Christmas gig...  :?
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Post by: Pedro on October 28, 2011, 01:29:33 AM
Well if it does fail it won't be due to a lack of PM's and emails flying his way.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on October 28, 2011, 01:50:43 AM
I've just messaged him on FB. Hopefully, heel turnip.
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 28, 2011, 10:03:26 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Hopefully, heel turnip.
Fan queue, Gonzo.
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Post by: Pedro on October 28, 2011, 12:52:37 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Hopefully, heel turnip.
Fan queue, Gonzo.
Whelp laid, sir.
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 28, 2011, 01:33:38 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Hopefully, heel turnip.
Fan queue, Gonzo.
Whelp laid, sir.

Ode ear. Earwig o'er gain....
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Post by: Mouse on October 29, 2011, 05:52:43 PM
Ono...  :roll:

(That was the best I could do.)
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Post by: Pedro on October 29, 2011, 08:26:01 PM
;)
Own hoe.
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Post by: Mouse on October 30, 2011, 12:26:49 AM
Even if the Banana* doesn't make it to Frost*mas on time, its sibling that lives atop my wardrobe certainly will be there.
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Post by: D S on October 30, 2011, 09:25:00 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Even if the Banana* doesn't make it to Frost*mas on time, its sibling that lives atop my wardrobe certainly will be there.
As will its triplet, already signed by Mr G at Derby.  8-)
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Post by: Mouse on October 30, 2011, 10:15:53 AM
Well then, we'll all just sign one of them at The Peel and hand it over.  :D
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 03, 2011, 03:33:42 AM
Still no reply then  :(
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Post by: RacingHippo on November 03, 2011, 11:36:41 AM
I believe there is a glimmer of hope, thanks to Mr JiB.
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Post by: johninblack on November 03, 2011, 01:39:09 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Still no reply then  :(
There is reply!!
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 03, 2011, 02:56:21 PM
:D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on November 04, 2011, 12:30:45 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Still no reply then  :(
There is reply!!

 :!:   :!:   :!:

Please share!
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Post by: johninblack on November 04, 2011, 08:19:30 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Still no reply then  :(
There is reply!!

 :!:   :!:   :!:

Please share!
Expecting an arrival in the post soon :) I know Bert is supposed to be next but I figured it needed to get moving so he has my address. (sorry Bert!)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on November 04, 2011, 11:45:48 AM
That's very good news, indeed! Your efforts are appreciated. The banana tour resumes with six weeks left before the gig! What-ho! To The Peel!
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Post by: Mouse on November 05, 2011, 03:44:23 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Still no reply then  :(
There is reply!!

 :!:   :!:   :!:

Please share!
Expecting an arrival in the post soon :) I know Bert is supposed to be next but I figured it needed to get moving so he has my address. (sorry Bert!)

He'll just be after you, I suppose?
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Post by: johninblack on November 06, 2011, 01:13:46 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Still no reply then  :(
There is reply!!

 :!:   :!:   :!:

Please share!
Expecting an arrival in the post soon :) I know Bert is supposed to be next but I figured it needed to get moving so he has my address. (sorry Bert!)

He'll just be after you, I suppose?
We're still planning on meeting up so one less postal delay :)
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Post by: catherine on November 09, 2011, 10:52:17 AM
Let me know where the meet-up is, JiB/Bert - I could try to get there as well, then there'd be less postal delays for that too.
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Post by: jur451c on November 09, 2011, 12:56:25 PM
Bannana is in the post!
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Post by: Mouse on November 09, 2011, 10:19:50 PM
Huzzah!  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on November 09, 2011, 11:03:09 PM
Quote from: "jur451c"
Bannana is in the post!

 :mrgreen:  Hoorah!
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Post by: johninblack on November 10, 2011, 08:25:41 AM
Quote from: "catherine"
Let me know where the meet-up is, JiB/Bert - I could try to get there as well, then there'd be less postal delays for that too.
Fancy a visit to Norwich then?
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Post by: Bert on November 16, 2011, 12:57:23 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "catherine"
Let me know where the meet-up is, JiB/Bert - I could try to get there as well, then there'd be less postal delays for that too.
Fancy a visit to Norwich then?

Good idea. I already live there.

The shopping s great Catherine, which I know will be a key issue for you  ;)

Catherine, me and JiB will take you up to Mousehold. And it probably won't be the first time either of us have... :D

I'm just awaiting the call...
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Post by: RacingHippo on November 16, 2011, 01:50:15 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
Catherine, me and JiB will take you up to Mousehold.
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:

JiB - has it arrived?
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Post by: johninblack on November 16, 2011, 02:18:13 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Bert"
Catherine, me and JiB will take you up to Mousehold.
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:

There is absolutely no suggestion of smuttiness in that remark whatsoever...........


Quote from: "RacingHippo"
JiB - has it arrived?
No, not yet but still waiting on today's post.
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Post by: catherine on November 16, 2011, 03:05:44 PM
*worries slightly*

I could probably do some time this weekend.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on November 16, 2011, 11:11:28 PM
Shouldn't you ask how Mouse feels about that, first?
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Post by: johninblack on November 16, 2011, 11:22:21 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
Shouldn't you ask how Mouse feels about that, first?
He can come too if he likes. :lol:
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Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2011, 01:19:49 AM
What's going on?  :?:
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Post by: Mikey on November 17, 2011, 05:14:20 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
What's going on?  :?:
I think they want to wrestle with you
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Post by: Mikey on November 17, 2011, 04:55:30 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
What's going on?  :?:
I think they want to wrestle with you
Would that be All in a Mouse's night?
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Post by: Mouse on November 17, 2011, 10:36:40 PM
Feeling a bit schizophrenic there, Mikey?
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Post by: Mikey on November 18, 2011, 05:03:44 AM
Maybe the sound of a cuckoo in the background
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Post by: Drarok on November 18, 2011, 07:53:47 PM
I've moved house to Worcester! :o
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Post by: johninblack on December 02, 2011, 09:43:21 PM
Sue, Sami, ProgDog, me and the Banana.

(http://http://www.johninblack.org/Images/FrostNana.jpg)
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Post by: RacingHippo on December 02, 2011, 10:53:51 PM
SO good to see it again!
Where's it off to next?
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Post by: johninblack on December 03, 2011, 12:02:13 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
SO good to see it again!
Where's it off to next?
Well, on Sunday Bert and me are going down near to Ipswich and meeting up with Catherine. I guess we'll have to decide then who takes it, but oficialy next on the list is Mouse :)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on December 03, 2011, 07:52:50 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Sue, Sami, ProgDog, me and the Banana.

(http://http://www.johninblack.org/Images/FrostNana.jpg)

The stupid grin on my face isn't leaving anytime soon, it seems. This pic makes me surprisingly happy for 3am.
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Post by: RacingHippo on December 03, 2011, 10:00:34 AM
Map updated!
http://bit.ly/frostiebanana (http://bit.ly/frostiebanana)

I've reshuffled things a little to take into account people who have moved (OK, person) and... other things :)

Only 981 miles to go....
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Post by: Mikey on December 03, 2011, 10:23:43 AM
I would suggest that we drop the AGM attendees off the list and we sign it at the Peel. Knackers my photo idea, but gets more names on it

As long as it gets to someone who is going
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Post by: Pedro on December 03, 2011, 10:40:15 AM
Don't worry Mikey, it's more important that the banana completes its full journey rather than bodging names onto it in a last-minute panic, just to coincide with the AGM. I suggest that we don't drop anyone and allow people to continue to plan their photos.
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Post by: RacingHippo on December 03, 2011, 11:16:40 AM
Wot Pedro sed.
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Post by: Mikey on December 03, 2011, 11:39:29 AM
I didn't mean drop totally, just a mass signing at the Peel
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Post by: Pedro on December 03, 2011, 01:10:49 PM
Even so, the deal was; host the banana, take a piccy or two and send it on its way...not just scrawl your name on it to meet a convenient artificial deadline. Just my view of course but I think the journey should be completed properly for it to have the proper impact on the recipient.
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Post by: MikeEvs on December 03, 2011, 02:41:50 PM
I agree with Pedro let the banana continue on it's journey chances are who ever has it at the time of the gig will be going to the gig anyway and if they want to bring the banana and pass it on to the next person at the gig we can document in the handover in photos and video  :D
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Post by: gr8gonzo on December 03, 2011, 08:28:20 PM
Agreed. Certainly don't want to rob anyone of their turn, just think it would be a great group photo op.  8-)
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Post by: catherine on December 03, 2011, 10:54:02 PM
I was expecting a group banana photo! It'd be a shame not to.
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Post by: Pedro on December 03, 2011, 11:31:21 PM
Well it should be done, if it can be done without giving the game away....and, of course, there will very likely be a photo op when the thing is finally presented to Jem next year. :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on December 04, 2011, 07:22:41 AM
Actually, yes, there will of course be the perfect group photo op upon actual presentation of the young fella.
So it won't be critical whether it's there or not. Although I'm sure we'll have plenty of opportunites pre-gig without giving the game away, as Pedro says.
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Post by: Bert on December 04, 2011, 10:38:07 AM
Today, I am driving myself and JohnInBlack to Ipswich (a thing us Norfolk folk are rarely happy to do) to meet Catthebass to get banana'd up. This will kill two birds with one stone.

Photos to follow. I guess.
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Post by: johninblack on December 04, 2011, 12:11:58 PM
Quote from: "Bert"
Today, I am driving myself and JohnInBlack to Ipswich (a thing us Norfolk folk are rarely happy to do) to meet Catthebass to get banana'd up. This will kill two birds with one stone.

Photos to follow. I guess.
It's ok Bert, we don't need the disguises, we don't have to go into Ipswich. :mrgreen:
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Post by: catherine on December 04, 2011, 07:32:34 PM
I've been banana'd up!
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Post by: RacingHippo on December 04, 2011, 08:26:10 PM
I say!  :shock:

I'm ever so grateful you put a ! at the end of that else someone might have added something after "up".
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Post by: Nellie on December 05, 2011, 04:54:50 PM
The banana is making a sneaky detour on Friday to my house! I shall then post it to Mouse apparently.
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Post by: Mouse on December 05, 2011, 08:19:11 PM
I wonder if I'll be the one to smuggle it to the AGM?  :shock:

Actually, it provide an opportunity to get a photo of it back with the chap who originally sent it on its way. Full circle and all that.  :)  And then secretly pass it on at the gig...
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Post by: Mikey on December 05, 2011, 08:23:16 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
And then secretly pass it on at the gig...


 :idea: Unless.................


Might need to think about this first
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Post by: DueyC on December 06, 2011, 01:00:53 PM
Quote from: "Mouse"
And then secretly pass it on at the gig...

What's with all the subterfuge? Surely the final recipient must know about it by now, since he's been seen around these parts lately  :?:
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Post by: Pedro on December 06, 2011, 01:33:10 PM
Shhhhhh!! ;)

It's like the whole gig encore thing....everyone knows but they/we still do it. :)
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Post by: johninblack on December 06, 2011, 02:13:21 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Shhhhhh!! ;)

It's like the whole gig encore thing....everyone knows but they/we still do it. :)
Unless you're Tinyfish :)
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Post by: Mouse on December 07, 2011, 03:08:35 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Pedro"
Shhhhhh!! ;)

It's like the whole gig encore thing....everyone knows but they/we still do it. :)
Unless you're Tinyfish :)

Bloody tossers, denying their audiences of proper encore procedure.
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Post by: Mikey on December 07, 2011, 01:14:10 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "Mouse"
And then secretly pass it on at the gig...


 :idea: Unless.................


Might need to think about this first

I could get it picked up from you, then drop it off at RH's
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Post by: Bert on December 11, 2011, 06:45:15 PM
Banana is with Nellie now. She's passing it to Mouse.
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Post by: Ash on December 17, 2011, 08:44:02 PM
??? where was the banana?
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Post by: Pedro on December 17, 2011, 09:41:42 PM
Mouse confirmed that he had it.
I think he was taking it back to his lair to photograph it.
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Post by: Mouse on December 18, 2011, 01:55:07 PM
The Banana* is safe and back with me at the Mouse Hole. I put it away for safekeeping at the gig and then activity happened, so I do apologise for its absence. I shall scribble on it, photograph it and send it on as soon as. Knowing what the post can be like this time of year, I hope it'll be OK being posted this close to Christmas.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on December 18, 2011, 03:18:30 PM
The bananna was on covert duty at the gig, he was there but didn't make a public appearance! 8-)
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Post by: Mouse on December 29, 2011, 11:41:55 AM
The banana's been all nice and cosy with me here. I'll wait until the New Year festivities are out of the way and let the post get back to as normal as it's ever going to be before I send it on. Hope that's OK.  :)
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on December 29, 2011, 11:54:23 AM
I've had another idea to add to the trip.
Do we keep the Banana touring until the imminent release of the album then get Nellie or whoever sees Jem the most to present it to him. The story could then be used as a bit of a promotional point for the album release. I mean U2 were never going to get fans doing this before the new album came out! Only a bunch of Frosties could come up with this. :lol:
What we would need is a nice concise promotional blurb to send to all the daily papers and someone is sure to pick up on it and any bit of free promotion is surely a good thing?
Reckon the blurb should mention band members, the hiatus , why the banana appeared at concerts, the trip and photos, and new album.
Discuss! :lol:
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Post by: Pedro on December 29, 2011, 12:07:19 PM
Sounds like a plan....of course, the album might not be out in 2012...but then the Banana might not get around everyone before then anyway! ;)

Presentation at an album launch party would be a neat tie-up.

The Olympics have their torch....Frost* has an inflatable banana. :)
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on December 29, 2011, 12:56:51 PM
Im sure at least a couple of papers would take up the story and it would all be good exposure.
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Post by: johninblack on December 29, 2011, 12:59:11 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Im sure at least a couple of papers would take up the story and it would all be good exposure.
Agree, what's the worst outcome? We achieve what we set out to originally so we're not going to lose out on anything. I say go for it.
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Post by: Drarok on December 29, 2011, 01:36:10 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Im sure at least a couple of papers would take up the story and it would all be good exposure.
Daily Mail: Sick fans of twisted band force innocent fruit to tour the world.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on December 29, 2011, 03:49:03 PM
"Fans of band Frost* appear to be mentally retartded, Coldplay would never sanction the idea of a banana touring the World in their honour!"
Or
" First it was banks of keyboards, then cloaks wizzards and Hobbits. Now its giant inflatable bananas. Prog really has gone down hill!" :lol:
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: johninblack on December 29, 2011, 05:54:55 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
"Fans of band Frost* appear to be mentally retartded, Coldplay would never sanction the idea of a banana touring the World in their honour!"
Or
" First it was banks of keyboards, then cloaks wizzards and Hobbits. Now its giant inflatable bananas. Prog really has gone down hill!" :lol:
I can see the headline now "PROG GOES BANANAS"
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Post by: gr8gonzo on December 29, 2011, 11:04:10 PM
Bananas are an excellent source of Vitamin K. Inflatable ones... perhaps Vitamin P?

I don't recall what the plan was for the photos. Was an actual photo album going to be assembled and presented as well? Speaking of Vitamin P, perhaps the banana tour photos could be emailed to him for possible use?
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Post by: Pedro on December 29, 2011, 11:55:58 PM
Well the original plan, as I recall it, was for the banana to be back for the filming of a DVD at Rockfield Studios (which was planned as an alternative when the Derby DVD turned out to be impossible but sadly never happened). Then it became a gesture of support and "please come back" during the hiatus. Now it appears to be another batty but brilliant thing that Frost*ies do.
The plan for the photos was less clear. I think we were originally just going to add them to a forum thread but then it was proposed to put these into an album to be presented to Jem. I quite like this myself -  maybe with a page per location/person (maybe showing avatar, picture and map location?).
However, this should really be up to Wing Commander Fogey....it's his banana....it's not really my call.. :)
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Post by: johninblack on December 30, 2011, 12:27:13 AM
Once again I'm in total agreement with Pedro.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on December 30, 2011, 01:53:04 AM
This is not a real help as i never really expected it to get this far but i don't really class it as "My Banana" and am quite open to whatever anyone/everyone thinks is best. We didn't get a chance to present it at the gig, turned out to be wrong time, wrong place as there was so much going on.
Like the photo album idea although not everyone took a pic with it, but i also like the other promotional possibilities. 8-)
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Post by: Mikey on December 31, 2011, 12:20:32 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Once again I'm in total agreement with Pedro.
Seconded
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Post by: Jim Takacs on December 31, 2011, 04:11:21 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "johninblack"
Once again I'm in total agreement with Pedro.
Seconded
Thirdededed!  :D
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Post by: DueyC on January 22, 2012, 11:58:03 AM
Umm...it's been 3 weeks since the last post.
Where's the banana* now?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 22, 2012, 05:20:39 PM
Erm...Mouse?  :)
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Post by: Mouse on January 23, 2012, 02:46:35 AM
My sincerest apologies, all. I've kind of... stalled recently. Been a bit here and there recently.

Someone slap me about the face with a fish. After that, I'll see about getting the bananananananananananana* on its way sometime this week.  :)
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Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2012, 02:10:54 AM
Who wants this thing next, then?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Pedro on January 29, 2012, 09:16:00 AM
Quote from: "Mouse"
Who wants this thing next, then?
*looks at the list on page 1
That'll be DS, PM him for his postals. :)
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Post by: D S on January 29, 2012, 12:03:58 PM
Check your mailbox for details, Mouse!
Big Banana's brother is looking forward to meeting his far-travelled sibling again...  :lol:
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Post by: Mouse on January 29, 2012, 02:53:24 PM
Message recieved and understood. It should be on its way either tomorrow or on Tuesday.  :)
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Post by: Mouse on February 01, 2012, 11:00:03 PM
After a well deserved rest over the Christmas period, the well traveled Banana* is on its way up to Scotland and DS.  :)
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Post by: D S on February 03, 2012, 07:31:11 PM
The Banana has arrived in Scotland!  8-)
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Post by: rogerg on February 03, 2012, 07:37:09 PM
huzzah!
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Post by: Mouse on February 04, 2012, 05:29:18 PM
Hooray!  :D

I will also find somewhere to upload my Banana* photo to. It's nothing too fancy, but everyone who looks upon it should have their computer screens shattered by my ugly mug.  :P
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Post by: D S on February 04, 2012, 05:51:34 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, this is the Big Banana's northernmost excursion.  So here is a record of his adventures up here...

(http://http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn344/dsuttie/BB1.jpg)
Welcome to sunny Scotland...

(http://http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn344/dsuttie/BB2.jpg)
BB and his brother have a stab at Hyperventilate.

(http://http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn344/dsuttie/BB3.jpg)
BB's less-travelled brother may only have 1 signature on him but it's a good 'un...

(http://http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn344/dsuttie/BB4.jpg)
Looks familiar somehow...  ;)

Right, Mikey is next I believe... (promise I'll not use UPS to post BB  :lol: )
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Post by: Pedro on February 04, 2012, 05:59:02 PM
Gotta love that last photo!!  :lol:
Nice work.
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Post by: Mouse on February 05, 2012, 12:44:08 AM
Excellent work, David! Nice one!  :D  :D
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Post by: Mikey on February 05, 2012, 07:03:45 AM
Quote from: "D S"
Right, Mikey is next I believe... (promise I'll not use UPS to post BB  :lol: )

Might have gone further north in the States, haven't checked the map.

Have PM'd the address of my fruit & veg stall


& nice guitarfest :D
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Post by: Dena on February 05, 2012, 11:51:31 AM
Loving the pics - nice one, DS!  :)
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Post by: D S on February 05, 2012, 04:56:06 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Might have gone further north in the States, haven't checked the map.

Have PM'd the address of my fruit & veg stall
PM received - thanks.
It's one of those geographical anomalies but notwithstanding Roger's snowy photos, the northernmost part of Vermont is 45 degress N but where I live in southern Scotland is 55 degrees N.  North Vermont is on the same line of latitude as Bordeaux.

But never mind that.  Did you know that the Gulf Stream, together with its northern extension towards Europe, the North Atlantic Drift, is a powerful, warm, and swift Atlantic ocean current that originates at the tip of Florida, and follows the eastern coastlines of the United States and Newfoundland before crossing the Atlantic Ocean? The process of western intensification causes the Gulf Stream to be a northward accelerating current off the east coast of North America. At about 40°0?N 30°0?W, it splits in two, with the northern stream crossing to northern Europe and the southern stream recirculating off West Africa. The Gulf Stream influences the climate of the east coast of North America from Florida to Newfoundland, and the west coast of Europe. Although there has been recent debate, there is consensus that the climate of Western Europe and Northern Europe is warmer than it would otherwise be due to the North Atlantic drift, one of the branches from the tail of the Gulf Stream. It is part of the North Atlantic Gyre. Its presence has led to the development of strong cyclones of all types, both within the atmosphere and within the ocean. The Gulf Stream is also a significant potential source of renewable power generation.
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Post by: D S on February 06, 2012, 01:52:40 PM
Big Banana is now flying south for the winter!  8-)
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Post by: Mouse on February 08, 2012, 07:21:29 PM
A wee bit late, but here's the Banana* with me:

(http://http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6842549025_b904930612_z.jpg)

Mouse and the Banana*

(http://http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6842551675_b511e3a96b_z.jpg)

Banana* hanging out with its other sibling with other Frost* regalia.
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Post by: Mikey on February 10, 2012, 06:55:51 PM
Quote from: "D S"
Big Banana is now flying south for the winter!  8-)
Currently tired and shagged out after a long squawk
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Post by: johninblack on February 10, 2012, 10:16:58 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "D S"
Big Banana is now flying south for the winter!  8-)
Currently tired and shagged out after a long squawk
Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for the fjords.
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Post by: Mikey on February 11, 2012, 11:43:08 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Quote from: "D S"
Big Banana is now flying south for the winter!  8-)
Currently tired and shagged out after a long squawk
Well, he's...he's, ah...probably pining for the fjords.
Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did he fall flat on his back the moment I got 'im home?
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Post by: Mikey on March 03, 2012, 11:53:13 AM
Apologies. I should have acknowledged receipt of the Yellow one so the thread could be updated.
We had a great day yesterday cruising around West Yorkshire, listening to Dead Nobodies #1.
When we stoppped for dinner, the woman in the next car could clearly be heard saying
"Dlaczego ten cz?owiek dosta? nadmuchiwane banana w swoim samochodzie?"
There aren't many Yorkshiremen left in Yorkshire.

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0549.jpg)

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0548.jpg)

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0547.jpg)

(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0550.jpg)

Castle Hill, near Huddersfield. With a bit of van porn for JimD.

Just waiting for a reply from Dr Rob Blow Ride things out up
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Post by: D S on March 03, 2012, 12:23:47 PM
Nice one Mikey! Driving now - is there no end to the skills of this banana?  8-)

Are we going to be able to produce a photo book at the end of the journey showing all its travels?
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Post by: Mikey on March 03, 2012, 01:27:45 PM
PM received
Banana packaged

How far has the jiffy bag travelled? I've re-cycled it
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 04, 2012, 11:40:37 AM
Banana*map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) updated!
Mileage so far: 23,682
Miles to go: 690

(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/bananamap.jpg)

(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/bananamap_uk.jpg)
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 04, 2012, 11:55:46 AM
No pictures from Bert or Catherine or Nellie!!!
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Post by: D S on March 04, 2012, 12:13:46 PM
Anybody checked the Guinness Book of Records to see if there is a category for the furthest travelled inflatable banana?  :P
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Post by: Mikey on March 04, 2012, 01:49:23 PM
We need to be careful on the next leg. It's going to Dr Blow Things Up  :D
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Post by: Pedro on March 04, 2012, 05:52:55 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
We need to be careful on the next leg. It's going to Dr Blow Things Up  :D
Sounds like a dream holiday destination for an inflatable. :)
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Post by: rogerg on March 04, 2012, 10:04:34 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Quote from: "Mikey"
We need to be careful on the next leg. It's going to Dr Blow Things Up  :D
Sounds like a dream holiday destination for an inflatable. :)

heh
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Post by: RobRideout on March 05, 2012, 01:15:32 AM
I am WELL excited. I've never been more chuffed about receiving a banana in my life.
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 05, 2012, 09:45:11 AM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
I am WELL excited. I've never been more chuffed about receiving a banana in my life.
Sounds like you were right to be concerned, Mikey.
Banana-chuffing is a dangerous procedure.
In fact, I'm not sure it's legal....
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Post by: Brom on March 05, 2012, 12:55:55 PM
RH, Speaking of things banana related.

Did you see my PM just before Xmas re. my location?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on March 05, 2012, 02:02:29 PM
Um... if I did, I forgot completely about it amongst all the advent calendar shenanigans!
Your location is duly updated.
 :mrgreen:
Crikey. It's me next!
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Post by: sawtooth on March 06, 2012, 10:47:53 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Apologies. I should have acknowledged receipt of the Yellow one so the thread could be updated.
We had a great day yesterday cruising around West Yorkshire, listening to Dead Nobodies #1.
When we stoppped for dinner, the woman in the next car could clearly be heard saying
"Dlaczego ten cz?owiek dosta? nadmuchiwane banana w swoim samochodzie?"
There aren't many Yorkshiremen left in Yorkshire.


(http://http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg258/Mikewhitehead75/IMAG0550.jpg)

Castle Hill, near Huddersfield. With a bit of van porn for JimD.

Just waiting for a reply from Dr Rob Blow Ride things out up

Just seen these pics Mikey and mightly impressed by your banana wrangling - (oooooerr matron!) :D
Tell me, is the little yellow fella driving on a provisional license?
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: Mikey on March 06, 2012, 06:48:34 PM
Quote from: "sawtooth"
Tell me, is the little yellow fella driving on a provisional license?
No he was sitting on my jacket
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Post by: rogerg on March 06, 2012, 07:57:50 PM
heh
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Post by: RobRideout on March 19, 2012, 08:16:26 PM
(http://http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_m15ewpB28I1qdc085o1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q)

Not quite sure how to do Images on here, but I do believe I have fulfilled the Banana prophecy! Sorry for the less than great picture quality...
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Post by: Drarok on March 22, 2012, 12:57:59 AM
Might want to try uploading it to somewhere that doesn't expire links after a certain amount of time. :(
Title: Re: Fogey's Big Banana World Tour - Sign-Up List
Post by: RacingHippo on March 22, 2012, 09:32:32 AM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Might want to try uploading it to somewhere that doesn't expire links after a certain amount of time. :(

*waves Wand of Image Restoration*
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Post by: Drarok on March 23, 2012, 12:21:39 AM
Thaaaank you!
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Post by: RobRideout on March 28, 2012, 06:39:34 PM
I had a surreal moment in the post office when I sent it on (yes, it's on it's way now!) where the man asked me if it was anything valuable, and what it was worth.

Obviously I panicked and insured it, because I do NOT want to be the one who loses the banana. Jus' sayin'.
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 28, 2012, 08:34:49 PM
Quote from: "RobRideout"
Obviously I panicked and insured it, because I do NOT want to be the one who loses the banana. Jus' sayin'.
Fear not.
A package arrived at The Hippo Home for Deflated Bananas this very morning!
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Post by: Mikey on March 29, 2012, 08:49:46 PM
I won't ask why it went from Dewsbury to Everton to Thornton.....UPS planning?
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 31, 2012, 11:51:42 AM
So me and The Banana* took a little trip over to York last night.
While we were there, I got Rob & Susie Moss to sign it.
And Guy Manning.

And these four LOVELY people (and their bassist, who had sneaked off to get some "liquid pain killers" for his back):
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/touchy-banana_800.jpg) (http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/touchy-banana.jpg)

And a good night was had by all.
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Post by: D S on March 31, 2012, 01:39:11 PM
Result! Lots of prog people added in one night - well done RH.  8-)

Is that Kim?  I hardly recognised her with a fringe!
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 31, 2012, 02:01:39 PM
Quote from: "D S"
Is that Kim?  I hardly recognised her with a fringe!
It is!
She looked exceptionally gorgeous in her black bin-bag outfit:
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/binbag-kim.jpg)
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Post by: RacingHippo on March 31, 2012, 02:04:27 PM
Susie & Rob:

(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/banana-susie-rob.jpg)

Mr Manning:

(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/banana-guy.jpg)
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Post by: rogerg on March 31, 2012, 05:05:47 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "D S"
Is that Kim?  I hardly recognised her with a fringe!
It is!
She looked exceptionally gorgeous in her black bin-bag outfit:
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/binbag-kim.jpg)


what banana?   8-)
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 05, 2012, 09:23:56 AM
Quote from: "rogerg"
what banana?   8-)
It was *cough* in my pocket.

OK, to bring it back on-topic (like that's gunna last):

(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/banana01.jpg)
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/banana02.jpg)
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/banana03.jpg)
(http://http://racinghippo.co.uk/stuff/banana04.jpg)
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Post by: Pedro on April 05, 2012, 01:06:13 PM
Nice! :)

(I hope the rather deflated looking latter one is not after kitty found the other end of the string!)
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Post by: Mikey on April 06, 2012, 05:46:19 AM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "rogerg"
what banana?   8-)
It was *cough* in my pocket.

You did keep whipping it out though. Rather deflated by the time I saw it
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on April 16, 2012, 03:52:23 PM
Mr Godfrey if you are doing your website inspection there is nothing you need to see here.
Move on
Move on!
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Post by: rogerg on April 17, 2012, 01:44:44 AM
heh
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 23, 2012, 01:13:00 PM
El Banana* is now winging its way to Brom!
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Post by: Brom on April 25, 2012, 09:40:29 AM
Ohhh... I received a parcel yesterday. Wasn't sure what it was... seemed to be a lot of black marks... never mind I thought, a bit of alcohol will shift that lot, and it did!, Then I found what looked like a pneumatic orifice, so I applied some air and wow--- a bright shiny yellow banana!  ;)
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Post by: RacingHippo on April 26, 2012, 09:29:51 AM
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o
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Post by: sawtooth on April 26, 2012, 10:18:07 AM
Quote from: "Brom"
Ohhh... I received a parcel yesterday. Wasn't sure what it was... seemed to be a lot of black marks... never mind I thought, a bit of alcohol will shift that lot, and it did!, Then I found what looked like a pneumatic orifice, so I applied some air and wow--- a bright shiny yellow banana!  ;)


Class post.  :D  So who was the first name on the list again?......
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Post by: Brom on April 27, 2012, 07:58:45 AM
Quote from: "sawtooth"
Quote from: "Brom"
Ohhh... I received a parcel yesterday. Wasn't sure what it was... seemed to be a lot of black marks... never mind I thought, a bit of alcohol will shift that lot, and it did!, Then I found what looked like a pneumatic orifice, so I applied some air and wow--- a bright shiny yellow banana!  ;)


Class post.  :D  So who was the first name on the list again?......

heheheh
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 01, 2012, 05:56:58 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
Ohhh... I received a parcel yesterday. Wasn't sure what it was... seemed to be a lot of black marks... never mind I thought, a bit of alcohol will shift that lot, and it did!, Then I found what looked like a pneumatic orifice, so I applied some air and wow--- a bright shiny yellow banana!  ;)
Buwahahaa!!  I actually Laughed out loud!  Excellent!!   :lol:
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Post by: Brom on May 02, 2012, 08:01:28 AM
:D  :lol:

I need to get moving on this. However, I have a small plan which involves some outdoor photography... and last weekend, if you remember, was kind of wet! - I blame the drought of course.
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Post by: Mouse on May 02, 2012, 02:08:54 PM
This is still insane. Still wondreful. Glad to see it still flying around after all this time. When it started, I still had hair!  :lol:  :D
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on May 02, 2012, 04:17:48 PM
We still have to find a proper event to hand it over. Or maybe put it on ebay for a good cause?
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 02, 2012, 07:29:51 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
We still have to find a proper event to hand it over. Or maybe put it on ebay for a good cause?
We could Fill it with helium or better yet, Hydrogen and send it on its way with a Note.. "Message on a Banana"..  :D
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Post by: Pedro on May 02, 2012, 08:05:25 PM
Well there are hints of another AGM so there's something to aim at.  :)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 03, 2012, 02:51:23 AM
Might the photo collection and Google map be sent to Vit P at some point for no reason whatsoever?

I'm so tickled that Touchstone signed it.  :D
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Post by: Brom on May 03, 2012, 08:19:05 AM
Quote from: "Jim Takacs"
We could Fill it with helium or better yet, Hydrogen and send it on its way with a Note.. "Message on a Banana"..  :D

  :o This is Soooo close to my intended contribution.... watch this space.

PS No, I'm not going to risk blowing it up or watch it loft vertically with a squeaky voice, but there are connections  ;)
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Post by: RacingHippo on May 03, 2012, 09:23:42 AM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
I'm so tickled that Touchstone signed it.  :D
:mrgreen:

Quote from: "Brom"
Quote from: "Jim Takacs"
We could Fill it with helium or better yet, Hydrogen and send it on its way with a Note.. "Message on a Banana"..  :D
 :o This is Soooo close to my intended contribution.... watch this space.
Intrigued, we are.
So long as the space we're watching isn't outer space.....  :shock:
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Post by: DueyC on May 03, 2012, 12:30:25 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
Well there are hints of another AGM so there's something to aim at.  :)

That could be a bit soon - maybe if there's one next year...  ;)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 03, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
I Have a Few of BB's offspring here! Im Gonna Fill one with Hydrogen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-HkVlq1 ... ata_player (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-HkVlq1kcQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player) Then Shoot rockets at it!!  (http://http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/kerzwhile/31-1.gif)
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Post by: David on May 05, 2012, 01:08:40 PM
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
We still have to find a proper event to hand it over. Or maybe put it on ebay for a good cause?
Great idea!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on June 04, 2012, 12:54:46 AM
Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring banana phoooone
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Post by: Pedro on June 04, 2012, 08:57:46 AM
Quote from: "David"
Quote from: "ich_bin_besser"
We still have to find a proper event to hand it over. Or maybe put it on ebay for a good cause?
Great idea!
Yes, but once Jem has had this (secret) present, it's rather up to him what he does with it. :)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on June 05, 2012, 01:30:21 AM
The banana seems to have stalled again. Has anyone heard from Brom?
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Post by: Brom on June 07, 2012, 05:12:00 PM
Quote from: "gr8gonzo"
The banana seems to have stalled again. Has anyone heard from Brom?

Yes! I have!!  ;)

Megga apologies folks - It's been kinda busy in Bromland, not helped by Miss Brom's exams, and she wants to be part of the pic I have planned for said nana. Today we were all set and AGAIN the weather turned against us. So - if we don't get the intended pic done this weekend, we'll sort something else out and I guarantee it will be on its way early next week... so who is next?  :D
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Post by: L33VEY on June 09, 2012, 05:35:31 PM
Quote from: "Brom"
So - if we don't get the intended pic done this weekend, we'll sort something else out and I guarantee it will be on its way early next week... so who is next?  :D

That's a "Tricky" question.....  :lol:

Especially as he hasn't visited in the last year! :o
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Post by: Pedro on June 10, 2012, 11:53:01 AM
Tricky has opted to pass, too busy, sadly, so I've removed him from the list.
Onwards!
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Post by: Brom on June 11, 2012, 05:55:05 PM
(http://http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/bromman/Frostynana1.jpg)

At Last!! Here she is, the good Airship Frosty*  moored up outside the Cardington hangars specially made for her big cousins the R100 and R101.

These days these enormous 700 foot long sheds are used for a variety of purposes, not least for film making - Scenes from Batman Returns, The Dark Knight, other Batman movies and Inception were filmed here. Lots of musical going on's too, including stage setup rehearsals for U2, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Take That and AC/DC.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on June 12, 2012, 03:12:11 AM
I LOVE that, Brom!  :D

As a huge Christopher Nolan fan, I find that especially cool and interesting. In addition to the amazing "Inception" and the Batman films, he also wrote the innovative "Memento" and the brilliant film "The Prestige". What a unique location and a very cool picture.

I'm jealous of this inflatable fruit. It's been places I can only dream of.

Well done.
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Post by: Brom on June 19, 2012, 12:45:39 PM
Thanks AJ!  :D  Funny how something you see every day you sort of take for granted. Maybe one day I'll get the pleasure of showing them to you first hand!

So, after a bit of a stall with me, sorry bout that folks, the nana is, as I type, winging it's way to L33VEY who should have it tomorrow for his intended weekend photoshoot.
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Post by: gabrielkfl on June 20, 2012, 02:15:50 PM
Is this still going on? Can I still apply?  8-)

I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Post by: L33VEY on June 20, 2012, 07:48:56 PM
One 'Nana safely arrived at a birthplace of Prog.     All I need now is a cool car and some sunshine....

[attachment=0:kojag344]P1000754.JPG[/attachment:kojag344]
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Post by: Mikey on June 20, 2012, 09:35:32 PM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
All I need now is a cool car and some sunshine....

Warning banana delay  :lol:
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Post by: L33VEY on June 20, 2012, 09:58:06 PM
Well it's going through the Againesis letter box next Monday.....
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Post by: Fishy on June 21, 2012, 01:25:12 PM
Apparently I'm up soon! I'm currently in Guildford for a about a month. Not sure where I'm going after that but it won't be far.
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Post by: L33VEY on June 22, 2012, 09:31:15 PM
Well it didn't rain and this is my idea of a cool car.
I hear that some ladies, when driving in a built up area, have a male blow up doll in the passenger seat - well I had the 'nana complete with Frost*ie hat!

[attachment=0:17virbdp]P1000775(1).JPG[/attachment:17virbdp]

Look really hard and you can see Canterbury Cathedral in the distance
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Post by: L33VEY on June 22, 2012, 09:35:19 PM
It doesn't say much does it?

[attachment=0:2okoyyvf]P1000768(1).JPG[/attachment:2okoyyvf]
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Post by: RacingHippo on June 22, 2012, 10:52:58 PM
That's one cool banananana*.
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Post by: Mikey on June 23, 2012, 08:52:36 AM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
It doesn't say much does it?

That's because it's a male banana
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Post by: L33VEY on June 25, 2012, 05:39:30 PM
Big Banana (aka Prog Torch) successfully made the journey from a birthplace of Prog to Againesis in East Sussex at lunchtime.

It listened to Milliontown on the way, so not much conversation again.
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Post by: johninblack on June 26, 2012, 12:36:49 AM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
It listened to Milliontown on the way, so not much conversation again.
I noticed in the time that I had His Lord Yellowship that he'd much rather sit and listen to some good tunes than get involved in conversation :)
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Post by: Againesis on June 26, 2012, 11:04:56 AM
Quote from: "L33VEY"
Big Banana (aka Prog Torch) successfully made the journey from a birthplace of Prog to Againesis in East Sussex at lunchtime.

Completely forgot to check it was in the post box this morning but will rescue His Yellowness as soon as I get back from work.  Has anyone figured out if he plays keys or guitar yet?
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Post by: D S on June 26, 2012, 01:44:40 PM
Quote from: "Againesis"
Has anyone figured out if he plays keys or guitar yet?
He definitely plays the keys.  8-)
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2428&start=500 (http://www.frost-music.co.uk/frosties/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2428&start=500)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on July 11, 2012, 04:44:30 PM
Deff Keys...  Lovely Pipes too!  
(http://http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/kerzwhile/SoundslikeTara-1.jpg)


I actually had the Miss Fortune of Having to break the Horrific news to Sir Gelb that Jem was Cancelling Frost* last year when he Stopped by for a visit. He was just having some friends and Fam over when I broke the news. They all Bowed and sobbed...
(http://http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n210/kerzwhile/BBnFam.jpg)
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Post by: Againesis on July 11, 2012, 11:17:29 PM
Sorry chaps, life suddenly got busy & I've managed to do sod all with Mr B. Will get him down to a gig at the weekend and then send him on.
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Post by: Pedro on July 12, 2012, 01:41:19 AM
Cool, I guess we have a target of the Frost*Bites AGM to aim for now...
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on July 12, 2012, 11:53:44 AM
Gig and new songs, seems a good target to aim for.
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Post by: Mouse on July 13, 2012, 12:26:26 AM
How much further does the Banananananananananananananananananananaannananananananannana* have to travel?
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 17, 2012, 06:54:22 AM
It was last seen chez Againesis, due to go to redevan101.
Any news, chaps?
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Post by: Againesis on July 20, 2012, 09:41:23 PM
Currently waiting for a reply from redevan101.  Mr B unfortunately landed at Chez Againesis on possibly the busiest fortnight I've ever had at work: http://http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18810309
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Post by: Fishy on July 24, 2012, 11:56:49 AM
I seem to have been removed from the list for some reason? I had been waiting for that pm but I don't think it ever came.

It'd be nice if you could pop me back in somewhere, I had something a bit special planned.
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Post by: L33VEY on July 24, 2012, 01:15:17 PM
That will be my fault for messing around with the order.

De-tour needed!
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Post by: RacingHippo on July 30, 2012, 09:15:27 AM
UPDATE!
Sounds like we've lost Redevan, so I propose we go onto the next in the list: Sarah.

Fishy - you're back in, straight after the aforementioned Ash-person.

We're currently looking at the logistics of getting the Banananana* over to gabrielkfl in Rio.

Mileage so far: 24,124
Miles to go: 381, or if we can get it to Rio and back, 12,050!!!

All in viewable Glorious Frost*icolor™ on the Official Banana*map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana).
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Post by: Againesis on July 30, 2012, 11:48:56 PM
My fault - redevan DID. Get back to me but too late for me to send Mr B before I went off on my hols. He is now in flight and should arrive with redevan in a day or two.  Photos from his stopover with me will be uploaded soon.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on August 03, 2012, 12:00:25 PM
Mileage so far: 24,124
Thats a lot of airmiles he has chalked up.
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Post by: gabrielkfl on August 03, 2012, 03:06:52 PM
If we can get the banana* to South America (yay!), I hope it can be done around new year's, when it's summer and I won't freeze to death when taking it to the beach.

Only problem is that Copacabana in summer looks exactly like this (http://http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3621/3376136643_16d044b13b_z.jpg).

note: "Freeze to death" in Rio means something around 20ºC (68ºF).
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Post by: Mikey on August 03, 2012, 06:58:50 PM
Quote from: "gabrielkfl"
when taking it to the beach.

There's a beach there?

Where?
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Post by: gabrielkfl on August 03, 2012, 07:05:01 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
There's a beach there?

Where?
:lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 03, 2012, 10:45:28 PM
Given that we want to get it back in time for Frost*Bites in December, it won't be New Year!
But it's looking like we'll be able to get it to you  :mrgreen:
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 10, 2012, 01:29:46 PM
Does anyone know if redevan received le banana? The December gig will be here soon. It would be nice to wrap up the tour before then.
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 22, 2012, 02:32:17 PM
Inquiries are being made......
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Post by: Againesis on August 24, 2012, 11:54:34 PM
Slightly embarrassed. Gave box to Mrs A to post around a month ago. Found said box in the boot of her car last weekend!
Results:
1. Some initial apologies (admittedly fairly short lived)
2. Some accusations that my "online friends are a bunch of weirdos anyway"!
3. A comment that it's just some sodding yellow plastic in a box.
4. An observation that I'm nearly 40 and should get a life!!
5. A frosty atmosphere for the rest of the weekend...in all the wrong ways.

However, BB should by now be well & truly Brighton based. So....sorry about that folks.
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Post by: Pedro on August 24, 2012, 11:58:30 PM
This is good...it seems quite a few people have retained the banana for quite a while so don't feel too bad about it.
It is slightly worrying that redevan hasn't responded to any enquiries about it, though.  :?
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Post by: lyn on August 25, 2012, 12:07:20 AM
If it ever turns up again then you might send it my way, sometime...
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Post by: Againesis on August 25, 2012, 12:10:34 AM
Quote from: "Pedro"
This is good...it seems quite a few people have retained the banana for quite a while so don't feel too bad about it.
It is slightly worrying that redevan hasn't responded to any enquiries about it, though.  :?
He got back to me very quickly when I pm'd him for his address. I'm sure he'll respond - it is the holiday season after all
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Post by: RacingHippo on August 25, 2012, 05:24:19 PM
Quote from: "Againesis"
Quote from: "Pedro"
This is good...it seems quite a few people have retained the banana for quite a while so don't feel too bad about it.
It is slightly worrying that redevan hasn't responded to any enquiries about it, though.  :?
He got back to me very quickly when I pm'd him for his address. I'm sure he'll respond - it is the holiday season after all

And we haven't had a ransom note.
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Post by: redevan101 on August 30, 2012, 01:05:42 PM
Apologies guys it got caught up in forwarded mail between my old place and new place, hope you havnt thought i'd kept it, recieved  30th August tho and want to get it moved on, i searched the next person in tthe list and couldnt find them, any takers for next?
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Post by: redevan101 on August 30, 2012, 01:11:22 PM
Dont worry have found said person
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Post by: gr8gonzo on August 31, 2012, 12:29:54 AM
No worries, redevan. Againesis only recently discovered it napping in AgainMissus' car. I'm just relieved it's resumed its travels. Sooo... who is the next recipient?  :mrgreen:










*whew!*
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on August 31, 2012, 01:49:59 PM
"Me please mister"
 :lol:
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Post by: redevan101 on August 31, 2012, 02:13:47 PM
please do send me the coordinates then good sir
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Post by: D S on August 31, 2012, 05:17:05 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
"Me please mister"
 :lol:
Now that's just being greedy!  ;)
According to way back on pg 1, it's Sarah (Ash) who's next up.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on August 31, 2012, 08:04:34 PM
I'm only kidding!
 :lol:
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Post by: Mikey on September 01, 2012, 09:10:57 AM
How far did the Olympic torch go?

Banana wins  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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Post by: redevan101 on September 01, 2012, 01:36:02 PM
i've sent a message tpo ASh just waiting to hear back, hope its soonish, i'm back on the road in a few days and will hav to get the mrs to post it
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Post by: Mikey on September 02, 2012, 09:32:17 AM
Quote from: "redevan101"
i've sent a message tpo ASh just waiting to hear back, hope its soonish, i'm back on the road in a few days and will hav to get the mrs to post it
Or not  ;)

Have you been using my fingers to type?
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Post by: Ash on September 02, 2012, 06:21:55 PM
Not sure I can take the responsibility.
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Post by: Mikey on September 02, 2012, 08:13:39 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
Not sure I can take the responsibility.
Have faith.

You can do it.

We believe in you.
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Post by: Ash on September 02, 2012, 10:51:44 PM
oh I so know my kids are going to pop it
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Post by: Pedro on September 02, 2012, 10:56:10 PM
They can't if you blow it up, sign it take a picture and then let it down again. :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 03, 2012, 07:11:15 AM
Quote from: "Ash"
oh I so know my kids are going to pop it
It's actually quite thick-skinned. Thick-peeled, I mean. So it should be safe.

Don't feel the need to test this hypothesis!
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Post by: Mikey on September 03, 2012, 09:05:05 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Ash"
oh I so know my kids are going to pop it
It's actually quite thick-skinned. Thick-peeled, I mean. So it should be safe.

Don't feel the need to test this hypothesis!

A gazillion miles & it gets popped just down the road  :o

TA......couldn't you get it to Mars?............& back?
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Post by: redevan101 on September 04, 2012, 12:26:57 PM
I have had word from the woman, that its been sent today huzzah
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Post by: Ash on September 05, 2012, 02:07:23 PM
I have just received a package.  As it is addressed to Ash, I can only assume....   :D   Ok.  Will unpack and do the business.  Photo(s) later.
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Post by: Ash on September 05, 2012, 11:03:31 PM
Today the Big Banana went to see the sitting down volleyball amongst other things at the ExCel...

(http://http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/ashleaze/misc/th_P1100312.jpg) (http://http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/ashleaze/misc/?action=view&current=P1100312.jpg)
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 06, 2012, 01:18:40 PM
Love the picture! 8-)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on September 07, 2012, 03:44:14 AM
That's awesome, Ash! Love it.  8-)
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Post by: Ash on September 07, 2012, 07:19:00 AM
Is it Fishy next?
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 07, 2012, 01:11:20 PM
It is!
And apparently he has "something a bit special planned".
Oooh!
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Post by: Fishy on September 10, 2012, 01:58:18 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
It is!
And apparently he has "something a bit special planned".
Oooh!

I do indeed. It involves a guitar, that's all I shall reveal.
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Post by: Ash on September 10, 2012, 07:52:42 PM
I will do my best to send it off tomorrow - depends on whether I am waiting in for a plumber or not
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 10, 2012, 11:19:40 PM
Lost a lot of the stuff i had on my laptop but just been loading stuff back on and found this.
(http://http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/9526/battleofbritainbanana1a.jpg)

Made me chuckle.
Must have been before the Defence Of The Realm gig at Summers End.
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Post by: Ash on September 12, 2012, 01:37:06 PM
The banana has left the Ashleaze residence and is currently sitting at the post office.
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Post by: Mikey on September 12, 2012, 07:09:06 PM
Quote from: "Ash"
The banana is currently sitting at the post office.
theremin lies a problem
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Post by: Fishy on September 14, 2012, 11:23:47 AM
No sign of yonder large nana yet.
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Post by: Ash on September 14, 2012, 10:00:52 PM
only been a day n a bit
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Post by: Fishy on September 17, 2012, 12:23:52 PM
The banana cometh!

I'll need a few days before me surprise is ready though, should be worth it.
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Post by: Ash on September 18, 2012, 03:34:02 PM
phew!

My banana responsibilities are over  :)
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Post by: Pedro on September 18, 2012, 09:55:38 PM
Well banana-ed missus! :)
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Post by: Pedro on September 18, 2012, 09:58:43 PM
Hmm...19 people in a year...room for some improvement when you look at it like that. :o  :shock:
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Post by: Ash on September 19, 2012, 06:22:59 PM
my turnaround was quick!
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 20, 2012, 04:26:48 PM
I have a cunning plan for presenting said Banana to Master Godfrey. When i get chance i will post it up as work beckons!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on September 21, 2012, 03:24:04 AM
Does it include a photo album and a Vitamin P designed tour shirt?  :D
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 25, 2012, 02:51:32 AM
You are surprisingly close on both counts!
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Post by: Fishy on September 27, 2012, 02:27:38 AM
I'm a literally just waiting for a sunny day at this point or it won't work.

Ruddy blighty no lighty.
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Post by: RacingHippo on September 27, 2012, 06:03:00 AM
Quote from: "Fishy"
I'm a literally just waiting for a sunny day at this point or it won't work.
Oh poop. Looks like we won't get it to Jem this year then....  :roll:  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Pedro on September 27, 2012, 07:35:04 AM
Ha ha. :)
But looking at the bigger picture, it's actually not likely to be this year. However, with the new album AND re-release of Milliontown (the Nana's spiritual birthplace) planned to happen next year, that actually begins to look like the right time for it to happen....there's some kind of "bananakarma" about it! :D
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Post by: Mikey on September 27, 2012, 12:54:09 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
"bananakarma" :D
:lol:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on September 27, 2012, 02:44:02 PM
Im going to get a Frost* Big Banana on tour shirt made for Frostbites.
Pedro and i have discussed a few options. The plan seems to be, and its open to other ideas, wait till album release next year. Maybe use the story of Bananas travels as a story for the media, either we will all be made out as loonies or people will just find the story funny but it will be all Frost* promotion.
Then when we get to the end of the travels it may be amusing to leave it at a gig near Jems rig. No presentation but a booklet of where it has been, photos and a please look after me note. A bit like the Paddington bear story.

Discuss! :lol:
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Post by: Mikey on September 27, 2012, 03:19:30 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
we will all be made out as loonies
No change there then  ;)
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Post by: Fishy on October 09, 2012, 03:48:46 PM
Just uploading the results of my experiments. The conclusions are most interesting.
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Post by: Fishy on October 09, 2012, 04:40:35 PM
There we go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7PeHcRI ... e=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7PeHcRIxAY&feature=youtu.be)

I've sent a pm asking for the next banana target.
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Post by: D S on October 09, 2012, 05:08:59 PM
Fishy, that's seriously impressive!  :shock:  8-)
I'd be worried enough if I was JM with your note-for-note copying of his solos but also doing the "I'm a prog god!" keyboard solo from Falling Down on a guitar??!
I trust the banana was suitably impressed...  ;)
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Post by: Dena on October 09, 2012, 07:07:49 PM
PM received and replied to. I think you probably all know where I'm likely to take the Banana* for the photo shoot...!  :lol:
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on October 09, 2012, 08:23:43 PM
Fishy, that was awesome!  :D
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Post by: Mikey on October 09, 2012, 09:12:26 PM
I'm impressed. Very. Young fishmonger
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Post by: Fishy on October 09, 2012, 09:39:10 PM
Cheers all!

Quote from: "D S"
Fishy, that's seriously impressive!  :shock:  8-)
I'd be worried enough if I was JM with your note-for-note copying of his solos but also doing the "I'm a prog god!" keyboard solo from Falling Down on a guitar??!
I trust the banana was suitably impressed...  ;)

I was quite chuffed that I managed to make Falling Down work on guitar, glad you enjoyed it. But I don't think JM has anything to worry about from a young whippersnapper like me taking his spot.

(Not that that wouldn't be awesome...)

Edit: Ah forgot to mention. It was a bit hard to tell if the banana was appropriately appeased. To be honest it's been kind of demure the whole time for some reason.
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Post by: rogerg on October 09, 2012, 10:18:38 PM
well done!!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on October 10, 2012, 12:18:25 AM
Very nicely done, Fishy!
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Post by: Pedro on October 10, 2012, 12:33:22 AM
Seriously nice work. :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 10, 2012, 05:08:01 AM
:shock:  :shock:  :shock:  :shock:

Not sure why you needed a sunny day for it though ;)
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Post by: Pedro on October 10, 2012, 07:36:04 AM
Maybe the sunny day delay was for a photo...what you just watched was not a photo... ;)
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Post by: Fishy on October 10, 2012, 10:32:33 AM
I needed a sunnier day for that video actually. My room is incredibly dark, and when you have the window being bright behind whatever you're filming it makes everything dull. When you're trying to record something with fast small movements like that in bad lighting it always comes out blurry.

I've got two desk lamps focused on the guitar (you can just about see the glare on the headstock from one) and it STILL makes that guitar look very dark. This is what it's supposed to look like in a well lit room:

(http://https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/551778_10150847615181895_609003774_n.jpg)

And you can barely tell it's not black in the video.
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 10, 2012, 01:05:57 PM
Quote from: "Fishy"
My room is incredibly dark, and when you have the window being bright behind whatever you're filming it makes everything dull.
Then turn around :)
Film from the window towards you so that the sunlight illuminates you, instead of it flooding the camera and effectively making it squint, thereby making the rest of the room go dark (and making you a silhouette).
Science, innit?
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Post by: Mikey on October 10, 2012, 01:15:26 PM
Quote from: "Fishy"
Edit: Ah forgot to mention. It was a bit hard to tell if the banana was appropriately appeased. To be honest it's been kind of demure the whole time for some reason.
Think he's a distant relation to the Stig
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Post by: Fishy on October 10, 2012, 03:44:36 PM
Quote from: "RacingHippo"
Quote from: "Fishy"
My room is incredibly dark, and when you have the window being bright behind whatever you're filming it makes everything dull.
Then turn around :)
Film from the window towards you so that the sunlight illuminates you, instead of it flooding the camera and effectively making it squint, thereby making the rest of the room go dark (and making you a silhouette).
Science, innit?

The camera is built into the computer, I would have tried that if it was possible but there really isn't enough room behind me.
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 11, 2012, 11:01:22 AM
Quote from: "Fishy"
The camera is built into the computer, I would have tried that if it was possible but there really isn't enough room behind me.

Um... Mirrors!
Beer and mirrors!
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Post by: Dena on October 16, 2012, 04:26:20 PM
I am pleased to report that the Banana* has landed in the Prog Capital of the UK, at Chez Dena!

I've got a couple of ideas on the go as regards pictures, but it may take a few weeks or so to arrange, so please bear with me. As soon as I get some photo opportunities I'll post the results up here.  :)
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Post by: RacingHippo on October 16, 2012, 11:26:31 PM
Ooooh!!
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Post by: Pedro on October 16, 2012, 11:31:17 PM
Just don't let Mitchell pop it.
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Post by: rogerg on October 19, 2012, 02:30:25 AM
heh
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Post by: Dena on October 25, 2012, 01:42:50 PM
Just a quick update for you.

The banana* is currently with DueyC all ready for a jaunt to the south coast with a few bods this weekend.  I'll then get it back from her next week for a few photos (hopefully) with a couple of faces that you may find familiar....  ;)
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Post by: johninblack on October 25, 2012, 03:50:02 PM
Quote from: "Dena"
Just a quick update for you.

The banana* is currently with DueyC all ready for a jaunt to the south coast with a few bods this weekend.  I'll then get it back from her next week for a few photos (hopefully) with a couple of faces that you may find familiar....  ;)
Nice one Dena  :D
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Post by: DueyC on October 28, 2012, 09:27:28 PM
We didn't quite make it as far as the seaside. Instead the Banana* went to see some steam trains.
Quiz for today: Who can identify the Prog God hiding behind the Banana*?

http://http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151248287656288.430614.708551287&type=3
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Post by: DueyC on November 01, 2012, 10:29:45 PM
The Banana* has had another outing. Today he's been learning to play drums.
Thanks to Dena for setting up the photoshoot, although she declined to pose with the inflatable fruit.

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/54577189@N08/8146016701/

Dena will be sending him on to MikeEvs next.
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Post by: D S on November 01, 2012, 11:14:54 PM
Nicely done!  Your address book would be worth having! 8-)
I hope they all signed the banana in the process.  I think the banana has met quite a few prog stars already on his tour - John Wesley & Touchstone for starters.
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Post by: RacingHippo on November 02, 2012, 09:58:07 AM
Fab!
Map (http://http://bit.ly/frostiebanana) updated :)
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Post by: Dena on November 02, 2012, 02:52:00 PM
Yes, this was my grand master plan for the banana* upon its arival to Reading (prog capital of the UK).

I popped back to JM's house after the drum clinic, along with Blunders, and I can definitely confirm that both of them signed said banana* in JM's kitchen.

It's onto Mike in Welsh Wales next...  :)
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Post by: Mikey on November 03, 2012, 05:30:29 PM
Update for the passport.

Banana arrived here 26th Feb 2012
Pics posted 3rd March 2012
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on November 03, 2012, 10:25:21 PM
Very nice to see it still travelling!  :D  And nice idea with the pics on the map!
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Post by: johninblack on November 04, 2012, 12:59:33 AM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Update for the passport.

Banana arrived here 26th Feb 2012
Pics posted 3rd March 2012


I've updated the OP with the arrival date.
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Post by: Drarok on November 06, 2012, 02:05:43 AM
Are we on-track to complete its journey before the Scala gig?
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Post by: johninblack on November 06, 2012, 02:20:41 AM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Are we on-track to complete its journey before the Scala gig?
Nope.
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Post by: johninblack on November 06, 2012, 02:22:44 AM
Obviously nope in this case means we might be but dare not say so. :mrgreen:
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Post by: Mikey on November 06, 2012, 07:12:38 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Are we on-track to complete its journey before the Scala gig?
Maybe next years Scala gig  :shock:
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Post by: ich_bin_besser on November 06, 2012, 08:10:20 PM
The Neverending Banana Story.  8-)
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Post by: Mikey on November 07, 2012, 10:16:56 PM
Oh look, 4 years  :D  :D  :D
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Post by: johninblack on November 08, 2012, 09:41:59 PM
Quote from: "Mikey"
Oh look, 4 years  :D  :D  :D
Deadline? What deadline!
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Post by: Mikey on November 09, 2012, 01:54:28 PM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Quote from: "Mikey"
Oh look, 4 years  :D  :D  :D
Deadline? What deadline!
Your 4 year anniversary as well, as it was for quite a few of us.

Happy birthday to the new Forum
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Post by: Pedro on November 11, 2012, 07:12:56 PM
There is no way it will be done before this year's AGM...I believe that there is another continent hop in the pipeline.  :)

Besides, while it is not really my call, I think it would coolest if the hand-over could be tied-in with the launch of F*** or, even better, the release of the re-vamped version of Milliontown (the album from which the banana emerged). I think both events might happen next year sometime.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 13, 2012, 04:10:17 PM
Seconded. On all fronts!
For some reason i first typed fonts.
Comic Sans anybody?   :roll:
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Post by: MikeEvs on November 16, 2012, 10:30:18 AM
The Banana has arrived hope to take some pics early next week and send it on it's way :D
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Post by: DueyC on November 19, 2012, 10:30:33 PM
I saw Martin Orford at the Arena gig on Friday. His opening comment was "Last time I saw you, you were wielding a giant banana on my steam train". It sounds as though it was the highlight of his day and he's been telling his friends about it  :lol:

The Banana* won't be forgotten in a hurry  8-)
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Post by: MikeEvs on November 20, 2012, 08:38:13 AM
I'll be taking the banana* photos today :D
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Post by: MikeEvs on November 20, 2012, 11:18:18 AM
So the banana came with me to work today and I wouldn't let him just hang around here all day without doing some work.

So first I had him man the mixing desk in our technical gallery for our theatre:

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8202907140_1692543821.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8202907140/)
IMG_7692.jpg (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8202907140/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

Next I had him give a talk in the theatre on the wonders of listening to Frost*

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8205/8201816343_98461967a3.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8201816343/)
IMG_7700.jpg (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8201816343/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

A few more pics in the set HERE (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/sets/72157632057843214/with/8201816343/)
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Post by: D S on November 20, 2012, 01:17:05 PM
Nice work Mike! The banana looks quite at home there.  8-)
Looks as if the amount of unscribbled-on yellow area left is rapidly decreasing too!
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 20, 2012, 02:51:30 PM
Love it. Could just see mine and Camerons signatures in the first picture. I wondered if they had still survived?  :lol:
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Post by: MikeEvs on November 20, 2012, 03:17:38 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Love it. Could just see mine and Camerons signatures in the first picture. I wondered if they had still survived?  :lol:


You can see them closer in this pic http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog ... otostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8202907470/in/photostream/)
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Post by: rogerg on November 20, 2012, 03:45:59 PM
As I said elsewhere, Mike, great pics!!  thanks for sharing!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on November 23, 2012, 02:46:15 AM
Not only great pics, but a lot of great people represented there. Well done, all.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 23, 2012, 10:55:34 AM
Big Banana Tour Shirt is here.
Modelled by man at C&A.

[attachment=0:1wksfehp]shirt1.jpg[/attachment:1wksfehp]
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Post by: MikeEvs on November 23, 2012, 11:03:57 AM
Big Banana is on it's way to Big Black Shed
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Post by: Mikey on November 24, 2012, 07:56:51 AM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
Big Banana Tour Shirt is here.
Modelled by man at C&A.

Man at Common & Awful, as we always called it
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Post by: Big Black Shed on November 26, 2012, 01:08:21 PM
The Big Banana has landed.

(http://http://www.mediafire.com/conv/1a9e230b93c741edfc796c11d68865edf34ff92afec588194acaa0e7fc102bfe4g.jpg) (http://http://www.mediafire.com/view/?02yuyr626f4bas0)
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Post by: gr8gonzo on November 27, 2012, 04:18:10 AM
Wow! That really is a big black shed.
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Post by: rogerg on November 27, 2012, 01:26:38 PM
heh
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Post by: Drarok on November 27, 2012, 11:14:57 PM
Glad the forum emails me when I get a PM! I'm up next. Got a plan, and a mate to help me execute it! :mrgreen:
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Post by: Big Black Shed on December 01, 2012, 12:11:30 PM
Posted. Winging its way to Drarok. Who incidentally lives in my old stomping ground.
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Post by: wickedwitch on December 01, 2012, 01:12:41 PM
Is this thing STILL going?!!  Can i join in?!  xx
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Post by: Pedro on December 01, 2012, 03:05:55 PM
:D But of course....(to both questions) I'll add you to the list.  :)
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Post by: rogerg on December 01, 2012, 04:18:56 PM
Yay!!
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Post by: Mouse on December 02, 2012, 12:00:56 PM
This has been going on for so long, it started back when I had hair!  :D

It's properly insanables and brilliweed.
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Post by: Drarok on December 03, 2012, 06:02:23 PM
Young Bananananana* is safely in my possession, I shall endevour to have him on his way post-haste! (Geddit?)
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Post by: Drarok on December 09, 2012, 04:18:36 PM
All done, pics due shortly, have messaged lyn for a forwarding address for the bowed yellow one.
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Post by: Drarok on December 11, 2012, 12:11:57 AM
Attempted to go to the Post Office twice today during lunch. Queue was out the door both times. :(

Asked at reception when I got back to work if we can post things through the company - yep! So he's packaged up and en-route to lyn, yay. :mrgreen:
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Post by: lyn on December 11, 2012, 12:27:46 AM
Hope you put in lots of bubbles or wotsits - cos it's a bit frosty for a brrrrrrrrrrranananananana* to be hanging around outside all alone....
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on December 11, 2012, 01:09:31 PM
Damn the names on the Tour shirt need amending. Anyone got a white crayon?
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Post by: Pedro on December 11, 2012, 01:21:55 PM
Ahh....sorry about that.... :(
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Post by: Drarok on December 11, 2012, 02:10:18 PM
Err… Wut?
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Post by: Mikey on December 11, 2012, 02:12:35 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Err… Wut?
see bit about Fogies T-Shirt
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Post by: lyn on December 12, 2012, 11:59:59 PM
Hey...there is a brrranana* in my world!  How wierd is that? Brilliant! Thanks!!!
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Post by: Mouse on December 17, 2012, 06:35:28 PM
Fogey's tour shirt looked pretty damn good last night, I must say.
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Post by: lyn on December 28, 2012, 08:28:12 PM
Get on with it!

(http://http://i.imgur.com/kV1wg.jpg)
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Post by: rogerg on December 28, 2012, 08:33:57 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
Get on with it!

(http://http://i.imgur.com/kV1wg.jpg)


Why would the banana ever leave there?   8-)
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Post by: lyn on December 29, 2012, 11:03:43 AM
To spend new year with wickedwitch!  :arrow:  Watch your letterbox.......
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Post by: Mikey on December 29, 2012, 11:19:22 AM
Quote from: "lyn"
To spend new year with wickedwitch!  :arrow:  Watch your letterbox.......
But wait until the Bushmills is finished
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Post by: Drarok on December 30, 2012, 11:05:19 PM
Finally uploaded my photos somewhere (by signing up to Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/drarok/set ... 385015899/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drarok/sets/72157632385015899/)
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Post by: Pedro on December 30, 2012, 11:33:16 PM
Top o' the world, Ma!
Nice work. :)
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Post by: rogerg on December 31, 2012, 12:05:20 AM
Rawk!!
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Post by: Mikey on December 31, 2012, 04:43:38 PM
The hills are alive with the sound of RAWK
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Post by: wickedwitch on December 31, 2012, 06:23:11 PM
Banana is getting ready for a great new year.
Where will it go next year?!!!
wickedwitch x
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Post by: lyn on December 31, 2012, 09:27:51 PM
Phew!  That could've gone all sorts of wrong!  Glad to have outsmarted the bank holiday post...and know that the banana* is safe, not stuck in a train in a siding... Happy Frost*ie New Year xxx
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Post by: Mikey on January 01, 2013, 02:22:22 PM
Quote from: "lyn"
not stuck in a train in a siding...
Or....(Insert your own UPS joke)


Maybe we need Eddie Murphy to try and insert it somewhere  ;)
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Post by: wickedwitch on January 02, 2013, 12:17:40 AM
banana is packed and ready to go. Kids very sad as they longed to play with it but were only allowed to hold it for the photo!
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Post by: Mouse on January 02, 2013, 10:47:05 PM
Saw this (http://http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/01/01/can-you-say-banana/) just now and thought of this mad adventure. And how most of you would've sounded on New Year's Eve, no doubt. Happy New Year, all!
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Post by: Renters on January 05, 2013, 03:51:05 PM
Quote from: "Drarok"
Finally uploaded my photos somewhere (by signing up to Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/drarok/set ... 385015899/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drarok/sets/72157632385015899/)

What a rubbish view.  Not a tall building for miles.  Rubbish. :mrgreen:
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Post by: Drarok on January 08, 2013, 12:56:19 PM
Arf! :P
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Post by: gr8gonzo on January 22, 2013, 12:25:08 AM
It's been a few weeks since the banana* left Witchy, but where's it gone?
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Post by: Pedro on January 22, 2013, 08:49:45 AM
I have it.
I'm trying to reach gabrielfk (currently without success) to arrange delivery.
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Post by: MrPaulBrewer on January 23, 2013, 09:42:12 AM
Will the Banana be joining us at the House Concert......?
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Post by: gr8gonzo on January 24, 2013, 12:59:36 AM
Ah. It's in good hands, then.  8-)

I always worry when it's unaccounted for. Carry on, then.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on January 24, 2013, 04:10:00 AM
All present and correct.
There is nothing to see here so move on! :lol:
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Post by: Pedro on May 07, 2013, 10:23:24 PM
Attention: The Banana will be landing in Kingston for delivery to Jem before they take to the stage at Celebr8.2.

If you are lucky enough to be attending the event, keep your eyes (ahem) peeled because it will hopefully not be too far away from the band during their set.

Also, after rather a poor showing at the Frost*Bites gig when Jem actually called for Bananas in the crowd and we produced...one, I'm hoping to find somewhere between now and then to purchase my own banana to wave at the appropriate moment in the set. Where the heck do you buy one from?
If you have one, maybe take it along?
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on May 08, 2013, 03:13:52 AM
Often Joke shops or fancy dress shops tend to have them. I have no idea why though!
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 08, 2013, 04:27:47 AM
Hooray for the banana tour! I do hope someone photographs that!

Apparently, they're popular at football matches:

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19890302&id=iqFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1478,1124721 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19890302&id=iqFWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=lOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1478,1124721)

"Plastic inflatable bananas have become a national craze that defies rational explanation."
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Post by: D S on May 08, 2013, 08:55:02 AM
Attention: The Banana will be landing in Kingston for delivery to Jem before they take to the stage at Celebr8.2.

If you are lucky enough to be attending the event, keep your eyes (ahem) peeled because it will hopefully not be too far away from the band during their set.

Also, after rather a poor showing at the Frost*Bites gig when Jem actually called for Bananas in the crowd and we produced...one, I'm hoping to find somewhere between now and then to purchase my own banana to wave at the appropriate moment in the set. Where the heck do you buy one from?
If you have one, maybe take it along?
Good! I bought the original 3 bananas from an online site sellling party materials such as balloons - just did a Google for 'inflatable banana', as you do...  ;)
I'll make sure I dig the Big Banana's brother out of the attic before heading off to Kingston.
We'll be kind of stuck if they don't play BLM... :P
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 09, 2013, 12:36:53 AM
I'm sure they'll play at least part of it. They can give their epics the Genesis medley treatment. As long as they don't throw in a chorus of That's All.
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on May 09, 2013, 01:12:04 PM
I love Thats All  ;)
But Your Own Special Way would be taking the mickey.
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Post by: rogerg on May 09, 2013, 02:20:42 PM
heh

me, too.
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Post by: D S on May 09, 2013, 06:11:43 PM
And as for In Too Deep...  ;)
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Post by: rogerg on May 09, 2013, 07:48:54 PM
Keep it dark.
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 11, 2013, 11:38:19 AM
I like That's All, just not thrown in the middle of I Know What I Like, along with Illegal Alien and Follow You Follow Me.
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Post by: Pedro on May 11, 2013, 07:48:17 PM
The banana has landed.
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Post by: DueyC on May 11, 2013, 08:51:20 PM
I assume you have documentary evidence?

btw my photo of it with Martin Orford has been moved to my Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dueyc
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Post by: Brom on May 12, 2013, 09:12:00 AM
According to Twitter, the Banana got left behind at The Hippodrome by mistake and Jem was very anxious that it was looked after for safe return to himself. Maybe the nana likes travelling and does not want to go "Home"?  :D
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Post by: RacingHippo on May 12, 2013, 12:36:33 PM
OK folks.
Where can we send it next?
 ;D
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Post by: DueyC on May 12, 2013, 12:38:18 PM
Has it been located and removed to a safe place?
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 12, 2013, 01:20:54 PM
I read the banana has been recovered.
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Post by: D S on May 12, 2013, 05:09:44 PM
Banana documentary evidence, as requested!  ;)

(http://i320.photobucket.com/albums/nn344/dsuttie/04-1.jpg)
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Post by: rogerg on May 12, 2013, 05:54:29 PM
yay!!
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Post by: Mikey on May 12, 2013, 09:34:37 PM
Jem's thinking WTF
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 13, 2013, 03:35:00 AM
That photo makes me smile. I'm so pleased to see it in his hands, even if temporarily.
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Post by: D S on May 13, 2013, 10:11:13 AM
When I saw John Wesley with Sound of Contact the other day, I was almost going to ask him if he remembered signing an inflatable banana for you, AJ, but didn't for fear of it being one embarrassing conversation if he didn't! However, LFE told me Mouse had exactly that conversation with him and he did!  8)
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Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 13, 2013, 03:31:06 PM
I have some nice hi-res pictures of the banana cuddling event, sharp enough the read all of the signatures (well, the ones on the side facing the camera, at least  8)). Will make some available via my flickr account when I've had time to develop them ...

More's the pity that I never managed to have the banana visit me at home, so that's one signature that's unfortunately missing ...  :'(
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Post by: DavSel on May 13, 2013, 08:17:41 PM
I have some nice hi-res pictures of the banana cuddling event, sharp enough the read all of the signatures (well, the ones on the side facing the camera, at least  8)). Will make some available via my flickr account when I've had time to develop them ...

More's the pity that I never managed to have the banana visit me at home, so that's one signature that's unfortunately missing ...  :'(

Here, here me too! Here's to hoping for the next giant fruit to travel the world!! (hint hint) ;) Or maybe a giant biscuit?
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Post by: Pedro on May 13, 2013, 09:35:03 PM
Hmm...well the banana is back with me now...I wonder if a short/fast hop or two could be allowed?
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Post by: DavSel on May 13, 2013, 10:38:59 PM
Hmm...well the banana is back with me now...I wonder if a short/fast hop or two could be allowed?

I'm intrigued at where this is going ;)
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Post by: Pedro on May 14, 2013, 12:15:31 AM
Not the end of the story yet...but here is the moment when the Banana got its moment on stage at Celebr8.2...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ts3aWP5BA8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ts3aWP5BA8)
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Post by: Mikey on May 14, 2013, 01:29:19 PM
Hang on a minute, did I miss something?

Somebodies missing
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Post by: Mouse on May 14, 2013, 10:55:07 PM
When I saw John Wesley with Sound of Contact the other day, I was almost going to ask him if he remembered signing an inflatable banana for you, AJ, but didn't for fear of it being one embarrassing conversation if he didn't! However, LFE told me Mouse had exactly that conversation with him and he did!  8)

Yep.  8)
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Post by: Jim Takacs on May 15, 2013, 05:49:11 PM
Epic photo!  Where is the banana off to next? How much longer till I hope it finds its final resting place in the Cube!?
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Post by: Mikey on May 16, 2013, 01:30:54 PM
Hang on a minute, did I miss something?

Somebodies missing
What happened to Andy Tillison?
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Post by: D S on May 16, 2013, 01:44:35 PM
Jem explains all on the latest blog.
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Post by: Mikey on May 16, 2013, 06:45:53 PM
Jem explains all on the latest blog.
Ah, I remember thinking I must read that later  :-[ :-[
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Post by: gr8gonzo on May 16, 2013, 10:47:02 PM
Speaking of the blog... um... where's it gone?

Ah. Never mind. I see it's gone HERE (http://www.planetfrost.com/)
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Post by: gabrielkfl on June 05, 2014, 04:59:01 AM
So, now that the banana* has been delivered and returned to Pedro, could it travel some more? And if so, any chances we pick up on that plan of sending it over to me in Brazil? Or am I still absolutely distrusted for not replying a message for more than three months?  ::)
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Post by: Fogeyspasm on June 05, 2014, 03:11:14 PM
Jem is now custodian of the banana. Getting it to him was a bit of trial and error but he did get it in the end.
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Post by: gabrielkfl on June 05, 2014, 03:43:43 PM
Dang! I really should come here more often.
But hey, thanks for the response.
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Post by: Pedro on June 06, 2014, 09:50:46 PM
Yes, sorry gabrielkfl, we got the point of needing to hand over to him at Celebr8.2 last year.  :(