Chinese New Year

Could some scholar of Asian Studies among the WU-vies please explain the iconography of flying sentient bananas to me?
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 23, 2012
     Category: Anthropomorphism | Holidays | Asia | Fictional Monsters

This year is just going to be draggin' along.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/23/12 at 01:50 PM
It's all Freudian - size of banana envy.
Posted by KDP on 01/23/12 at 03:56 PM
I will explain the bananas just as soon as somebody else explains the iconography of sentient walking sea sponges.

I can say that bananas have never been a significant factor at any of the Lunar New Year celebrations I have been to -- and I have attended quite a few, including the one I went to yesterday.
Posted by Frank H on 01/23/12 at 04:29 PM
Lunar, perhaps they are the quarter moon figures. Just a thought.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/23/12 at 11:30 PM
Looks like the company loves bananas...

Did a Google search for peopalove and came a cross one of the nicest websites I've seen.

However...bananas everywhere!
Posted by Opheus on 01/24/12 at 09:00 AM update.

The more I dug around the site the weirder i got, check it out.
Posted by Orpheus on 01/24/12 at 09:04 AM
Okay, they are indeed pretty darn weird.
Posted by Paul on 01/24/12 at 10:12 AM
You're right, KDP, a Freudian nightmare. For what it's worth, pisang (at the start of the film) is the Malay word for banana. There's a factoid I never thought I'd use. It may also be an Indonesian word.
Posted by Harvey on 01/24/12 at 10:25 AM
Perhaps it's just that bananas are just a-peeling?
Posted by Kenneth on 01/24/12 at 08:51 PM
Can't find it on the internet, but there was a very old commercial whose jingle was "Bananas are my favorite, because they have a peel."(to the tune of the kid song A-B-C-D-E-F-G)
Posted by Harvey on 01/24/12 at 10:49 PM
Allegedly, the creators of The Avengers named the character Emma Peel because she was supposed to have m(ale) appeal.
Posted by ges on 01/26/12 at 09:09 AM
Or because all the men watching the show wanted to see her peel it all off.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/26/12 at 11:14 AM
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel pretty much kick-started my early adolescent interest in the fairer sex.
Posted by Frank H on 01/26/12 at 11:57 AM
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