March 2, 2015 |
The kid wanted to have some fun with his friends at a basketball game, so he put on a banana suit and hopped around in the front row of the boisterous Holy Spirit High School student section. Two things to keep in mind: 1. This was three years ago. 2. The kid is black. "It's just ridiculous," Ray Ellis said of the criticism that has been leveled at his old high school after two Holy Spirit students followed his example and tried to have some fun of their own during a Feb. 18 game against archrival Atlantic City.
October 27, 2014 |
"Culture wins football. Culture will beat scheme every day. " - Chip Kelly Malcolm Jenkins has a story about five monkeys, a banana, and culture. The Eagles cornerback first heard it when he was with the Saints. He said the story was told in New Orleans as an allegory for building culture, and that it applied to Kelly and why he probably believes the culture he's creating within the Eagles organization supersedes scheme. "If you take five monkeys, put them in a room with some stairs, and put a banana at the top of the stairs, every one of those monkeys is going to try go get the banana," Jenkins said.
September 5, 2014
BANANA DOG BITES These sweet, sushi-style snacks pack a protein punch. Use whole-wheat tortillas for extra fiber. 2 tortillas (any variety will work) 1/4 cup peanut butter, or almond or sunflower butter 2 bananas, peeled Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the tortilla to coat it evenly. (Note: If your tortillas are stiff, you can put them in the microwave between 2 pieces of moist paper towel and heat for 15 to 20 seconds to soften.)
August 14, 2013 |
Just days after some knuckleheads defaced the statue honoring Jackie Robinson outside the single-A Brooklyn Cyclones stadium, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones apparently had a banana thrown at him during Sunday's game against the Giants at San Francisco's AT&T Park - and it was starting to feel like the old racial attitudes never faded. But unlike the goofs who scrawled on the monument commemorating Pee-Wee Reese's gesture of brotherhood with Robinson, the guy who threw the banana has stepped forward to apologize to Jones, saying his intent was to express anger at the Giants' effort in the 10-2 loss, not any racial animosity toward the O's slugger, who went 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs in the game.
August 1, 2013 |
The Port of Wilmington's top banana - Dole Fresh Fruit Co. and the 65 million pieces of the yellow fruit it ships there each week - could be lost to the competing port across the Delaware at Paulsboro. After 30 years in Wilmington, Dole is considering relocating one ship a week - 3.4 billion bananas a year - to a new port being built on 190 acres in Paulsboro. For Paulsboro, landing Dole and gaining 100 to 120 direct port jobs, as well as the trucking and related businesses catering to the fresh-fruit trade, would be a major shot in the arm. The port, directly across from Philadelphia International Airport, is on 130 acres that had been the BP Oil Paulsboro Terminal, and 60 acres that was the site of Dow Chemical's former Essex Chemical plant.
July 3, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19) As the saying goes, "From an acorn grows a mighty oak. " Be sure your little idea is getting all the tending it needs to grow into a big idea. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Like a cosmetic advertiser, life might try to convince you that what's in the bottle will make you beautiful for $100. Do your research, though, because there's a $3 version that's just as effective. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) You know the truth when you hear it. Believing one true thing will change your whole day for the better.
May 10, 2013 |
This is the ninth in a series on healthy cooking classes at St. Martin De Porres School in North Philadelphia. As our cooking classes wind down - just one more to go! - I still want to introduce healthy meals, but I also long to teach these 11-year-old girls to make something they really love. I figured smoothies were a good bet, and I knew better than to whip up the banana, kale, flaxseed, and almond milk concoctions I love. I'd go with a basic banana-yogurt-honey blend, and present it as an alternative to the fast-food banana milkshake Jayla Reeves loves.
April 27, 2013 |
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The fishing trip off the rugged north coast of St. Lucia was supposed to last all day, but about four hours into the journey, the boat's electric system crackled and popped. Dan Suski, 30, a business owner and information-technology expert from San Francisco, had been wrestling a 200-pound marlin in rough seas with help from his sister, Kate Suski, 39, an architect from Seattle. It was noon Sunday. He was still trying to reel in the fish when water rushed into the cabin and flooded the engine room, prompting the captain to radio for help as he yelled out their coordinates.
February 13, 2013
Banana Joe , the Affenpinscher with the bouncy step and shiny black coat, walked off as America's top dog on Tuesday night, winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The 5-year-old wagged his tail after earning his 86th best in show title overall, a day before he was set to fly back to the Netherlands with his owner. Old English sheepdog Bugaboo's Picture Perfect was picked as the runner-up on the green carpet of the Garden. Also in the best-of-seven final ring were a German wirehaired pointer, an American foxhound, a Portuguese water dog, a Bichon Frise, and a smooth fox terrier.
September 11, 2012
How to have your banana and eat it too, or How to parody a sex show with a sex show, or How three wild and gorgeous clowns take on the porn establishment and break free. In Bang , Charlotte Ford (who conceived the show), Sarah Sanford, and Lee Etzold find themselves onstage with no idea why they're there; but the audience knows why it's there: to see a show. A sign above the actors' heads lights up: "Sex Show. " So they proceed to provide one. And, under Emmanuelle Delpech's direction, it's hilarious.