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  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    The worst nightmare ever!

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Campion wrote: »
    A nuclear disaster is when we run out of bananas.

    No one tell Campion about Gros Michel and the Panama Disease.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Did something bad happen?

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Campion let me tell you about Gros Michel and the Panama Disease...

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    no, of course not

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    no, of course not

    Oh, phewf

    I hate bad things!

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Y'see, Gros Michel is some european gay dude who likes to stick bananas up his butt, thereby wasting perfectly good bananas.

    Panama Disease is the name of a heavy metal band whose whole schtick is hating on bananas. Like, they really hate bananas. They have banana burnings.

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    and with that I'm off to work

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  • ShabootyShabooty Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'd think bananas would be too soft to stick up butts

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Shabooty wrote: »
    I'd think bananas would be too soft to stick up butts

    Maybe leave the peel on.

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    only one way to find out

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  • Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    How . . . do you know this?

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    How . . . do you know this?

    MAGIC

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Bananas peels are harder than the banana itself!

    I don't stick things up my butt btw.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Gonna try it with Gerber's banana baby food, hope this works.

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Bananas (or at least, commercially viable, cheap, mass-producable and able to be bought in store bananas) have been wiped out once already.

    In the 1930's, the most popular banana type was the Gros Michel.

    By the 1960's it had been replaced by the Cavendish - what you think of as a 'banana'.

    The reason for this is not taste - the Gros Michel is bigger, sweeter, quicker to grow and generally considered a 'better' Banana. The Gros Michel was wiped out by the Panama Disease. The world production of bananas basically ground to a halt in the space a of a few years. Only at the last minute did they find the Cavendish to replace the Gros Michel.

    Things have continued on fine for the past 50-odd years, but a new strain of Panama disease has been found - one which atacks the Cavendish types. At the moment it's limited to asia and Northern Australia, but if it ever reaches Latin America, it could bring and end to the availablity of the banana in the stores as you think of it now.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Uriel wrote: »
    Bananas peels are harder than the banana itself!

    I don't stick things up my butt btw.

    What, you think you're better then everyone else?

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Uriel wrote: »
    Bananas peels are harder than the banana itself!

    I don't stick things up my butt btw.

    What, you think you're better then everyone else?

    No I just don't think I'd very much enjoy it.

    If I thought I would I might give it a shot.

    But no bananas.

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Fishman wrote: »
    Bananas (or at least, commercially viable, cheap, mass-producable and able to be bought in store bananas) have been wiped out once already.

    In the 1930's, the most popular banana type was the Gros Michel.

    By the 1960's it had been replaced by the Cavendish - what you think of as a 'banana'.

    The reason for this is not taste - the Gros Michel is bigger, sweeter, quicker to grow and generally considered a 'better' Banana. The Gros Michel was wiped out by the Panama Disease. The world production of bananas basically ground to a halt in the space a of a few years. Only at the last minute did they find the Cavendish to replace the Gros Michel.

    Things have continued on fine for the past 50-odd years, but a new strain of Panama disease has been found - one which atacks the Cavendish types. At the moment it's limited to asia and Northern Australia, but if it ever reaches Latin America, it could bring and end to the availablity of the banana in the stores as you think of it now.

    Holy shit.

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  • redheadredhead Registered User
    edited March 2011
    Fishman wrote: »
    Bananas (or at least, commercially viable, cheap, mass-producable and able to be bought in store bananas) have been wiped out once already.

    In the 1930's, the most popular banana type was the Gros Michel.

    By the 1960's it had been replaced by the Cavendish - what you think of as a 'banana'.

    The reason for this is not taste - the Gros Michel is bigger, sweeter, quicker to grow and generally considered a 'better' Banana. The Gros Michel was wiped out by the Panama Disease. The world production of bananas basically ground to a halt in the space a of a few years. Only at the last minute did they find the Cavendish to replace the Gros Michel.

    Things have continued on fine for the past 50-odd years, but a new strain of Panama disease has been found - one which atacks the Cavendish types. At the moment it's limited to asia and Northern Australia, but if it ever reaches Latin America, it could bring and end to the availablity of the banana in the stores as you think of it now.

    thanks, the new yorker

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    We'll all have to eat those tiny, baby bananas!

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This has been an illuminating day about Bananas.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I'm sure they still have those old Gros Michel banana seeds in that seed repository in Iceland or Norway or whatever

    surely the old Panama Disease can't still be rampaging around the world

    why not try and bring them back, maybe cultivate them to have greater resilience this time

    we can do this people

    we have the technology

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    no, we can't
    who are we to decide to bring back a failed species?
    the hubris of our technology would be our downfall
    it'd be like Jurassic Park, but with bananas

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    I freaking love bananas too

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    You can still get Gros Michel bananas.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Michel_banana

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    no, we can't
    who are we to decide to bring back a failed species?
    the hubris of our technology would be our downfall
    it'd be like Jurassic Park, but with bananas

    clever banana

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  • FishmanFishman Long time gone, Constantinople Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Uh... bananas are sterile. There are no seeds. It is impossible to cultivate 'resistance'. Every banana of the same type you eat is a genetic clone of every other banana of that type.

    They are trying to come up with a 'new' banana to replace the Cavendish and remain resistant to Panama disease, mostly through genetic manipulation, I think. But I have no idea how that's going, and consumers tend to be resistant to change.

    Also, Gros Michel still exist in a few places (mostly islands in the Carribean). They're just not possible to be grown in sufficient numbers to sate the world markets.

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    we need an ISS Banana to grow our bananas at. our bananas will only be safe in the cold, dark reaches of space

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    good thing I took those self-defense classes to teach me how to defend myself against a man armed with a banana

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Fishman wrote: »
    Uh... bananas are sterile. There are no seeds. It is impossible to cultivate 'resistance'. Every banana of the same type you eat is a genetic clone of every other banana of that type.

    They are trying to come up with a 'new' banana to replace the Cavendish and remain resistant to Panama disease, mostly through genetic manipulation, I think. But I have no idea how that's going, and consumers tend to be resistant to change.

    Also, Gros Michel still exist in a few places (mostly islands in the Carribean). They're just not possible to be grown in sufficient numbers to sate the world markets.

    look, I don't know how bananas work, ok

    I'm not some banana expert

    like some people

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Dichotomy wrote: »
    good thing I took those self-defense classes to teach me how to defend myself against a man armed with a banana

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piWCBOsJr-w

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Musacuminatiest. A banana expert, if you will

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  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Stop saying banana!

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  • CampionCampion Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    This should be in Bioshock

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3oFVAyAEWs&

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2011
    Couscous wrote: »
    You can still get Gros Michel bananas.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Michel_banana

    And where can you get them? Because all you did was link to the wiki article explaining what they are. I'm pretty sure they're almost impossible to get in the west.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    Druhim wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    You can still get Gros Michel bananas.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Michel_banana

    And where can you get them? Because all you did was link to the wiki article explaining what they are. I'm pretty sure they're almost impossible to get in the west.

    There are places on the internet.
    http://www.bananas.org/f2/gros-michel-8776.html

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  • BedigunzBedigunz Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    slightly nsfw?

    also, rude titties

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited March 2011
    dem titties
    hypnotizing

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