Chow The Banana Bunker
posted by November 11 at 9:51 AMon
Slog tipper JL draws our attention to a particular item for sale at the Museum of Modern Art’s website.
“I was just looking for educational/less commercial gifts for my kid and felt like I was assaulted by this thing,” writes JL. The Banana Bunker is “For for Kids,” according to MOMA’s website, and was designed to “protect delicate fruit.” Says JL: “I find it freaky and weird that MOMA sells these dildo-shaped things and for some reason felt that I should let you know about it.”
I don’t share JL’s concerns. Phallic objects assault our children pretty much everywhere they go—tree trunks! tall buildings! parking meters! The innocent banana itself, once liberated from its bunker, is itself dildo-shaped. And the banana, as anyone that’s ever put one in a gym bag and them dumped books and a computer on top of it can attest, is a delicate fruit. So I don’t look at the “Banana Bunker” and see a dildo. But I have to admit that it reminded me of another kind of banana bunker: