Ripening

11 Nov

Banana Ripening Chart found at http://postharvest.ucdavis.eduIt’s 2002, and I’m up far later than my 9am class would encourage. I’m feeling a little lost and alone, suffering the dramas only a young man can conjure. My roommate, a fellow sitting about twenty feet away, behind his own closed door, sends me a link.

* * *

It’s 2008, and the conversation has found itself in an awkward pause. My wife suddenly asks the pixie on the couch a question, to which she receives a negative response.

“What,” she asks again, “you’ve never seen it?”

* * *

It’s last Tuesday, and I’m walking the autumn streets with the seven year olds. Their faces are sullen; they’ve just finished extravagantly explaining the opera that was their school day, which, unfortunately, concluded upon the rotten treachery of a classmate. It’s been a great walkabout until the tangent, and my mind moves quickly to save the moment.

“Hey, that reminds me, I wanted to show you something.”

It is Peanut Butter Jelly Time.

 

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5 Responses to “Ripening”

  1. bmj2k November 11, 2010 at 14:58 #

    Believe it or not, this is only the second time I ever saw this. The first time? Just a couple of months ago. There is an episode of Family Guy where Brian dresses up as a banana and does that dance. I never got the joke, so I finally googled it. That thing has been around for years and I totally missed it!

  2. Ray King November 11, 2010 at 15:25 #

    This is the first time I’ve ever seen this. I’m forever going to have this song stuck in my head….great.

  3. JRD Skinner November 11, 2010 at 15:35 #

    I associate PBJT heavily with All Your Base, the badger song, and the terrible secret from space.

  4. Winnie November 12, 2010 at 11:14 #

    ehehe, C just spent the whole 1min46sec just staring at the dancing banana. I probably just warped his little brain. Now I have to go look up the badger one again.

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