Some silly business below, but if it can raise a smile or two on a Friday, then that's good.
Account of a recent eyebrow-raiser in the art world, involving a supposed
work of art consisting of a banana duct-taped to a wall, which reportedly sold for $120,000.
All well and good except for the fact that somebody then ate the banana! https://www.wcjb.com/content/news/someone-ate-the-duct-taped-banana-art-that-sold-for-120k-565973291.html
Of course this event has publicity stunt written all over it, and since I also read that the "artist" in this case, Maurizio Cattelan, has a history of pulling impish pranks, that's surely what this is.
But it's still kinda funny. And perhaps the sentiment it invokes can be summed up in this little ditty, which is maybe appropriate to listen to after hearing such a story:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdd8shclvhi
And if you're really
interested, here's a little bit of trivia from a site describing the historical context of this little song:"In the early 1920s, a fungal disease which afflicted bananas spread across South and Central America. The disease, known as Panama disease, became so pervasive that banana shortages became widespread. The shortages were so widespread that musicians Frank Silver and Irvin Cohn wrote this song in which a fruit stand vendor repeatedly informs his customers that they "have no bananas today."
Yes, all a little weird. But, hey, like I said, it's Friday!