Jan 4, 2006 at 8:55 am #1217462
Advance Product Notice:
From the Banana Patch – Banana Peel Dispatch #1:
“Coming Soon” from Six Banana Design the “Son of Balrog (SOB)” a Remote Canister Stove that will start an Ultra-Light Revolution. Watch for more information from the Banana Patch about the SOB as it alone will Revolutionize the Ultra-Light Stove Industry. “SUL you SOB”
From the Banana Patch – Banana Peel Dispatch #2:
We are sorry to announce that the first bath tub of SOB’s sank in choppy water off the coast of Florida. All SOB’s were lost. We are working very hard to fine larger more sea worthy bath tubs for our next shipment. “SUL you SOB”Jan 4, 2006 at 9:30 am #1347895
Both points taken. Not sure all will find your post humorous. It is both clever and witty. You don’t seem to pull any punches. It is good that you used humor to make your points. It may make it less offensive to some. I hope that you don’t offend anyone.Jan 4, 2006 at 9:46 am #1347896
Also hope you are not offended when others seemed to disagree with you on what constitutes UL. It is only a matter of preference and perspective. Their view is a bit different than yours because they are viewing the situation with a different set of priorities and goals. Neither is wrong. Each is an individual preference. Each is valid given the difference in goals wanting to be achieved. The view may appear different depending upon which hilltop one is standing.Jan 4, 2006 at 11:11 am #1347897
Unrelated to any of the forums above. No rules regarding the topic. Opinions, politics, the benefits of heavy gear, you name it. Please, no commercial posts, and NO SPAM. Courtesy is monitored in the other forums. In this one, you may need some thick skin to play with the big dogs.
From Six Banana Design: Banana Peel Dispatch #3
Hot off the Banana Vine. The Banana Patch is working hard to recover from the recent loss. More material and tools are now available and pictures maybe coming soon of the SOB.
The production model will not cost as much as Georgia Soros spent trying to help Waffle Head become president.
SUL you SOBJan 4, 2006 at 11:21 am #1347898
Gorilla Cookies Manufacturing would like to annouce their new ultralight cooking system called cord of wood or COW for short. This new method of ultralight cooking is easily adjustable to trip length and expected weather,sundry materials for varying heat outputs, accessory drag sled in carbo/titanium available for desert or snow trips. New ul girl/boyscout water stove starter in beta stage. Honcho-Boncho the Masked Porkchop @ gorillacookies llc.Jan 4, 2006 at 2:09 pm #1347903
I assume that, simultaneously with the release of the COW, you will also release a titanium/carbon fiber smoke shifter, in both a left and right hand version? Or would that just be milking the COW?Jan 4, 2006 at 3:56 pm #1347911
We’ve been testing a vapor barrier model but haven’t recieved any feedback from our intrepid testers. We are beginning to think they’ve either hijacked our idea and are in route to our competition at Six Banana Design or perhaps have not survived the experience. Since it is our motto to do all shakedown testing by releasing the product to the public and gleaning the feedback from the first users, a business model developed by microsoft,we are not going to call out SARs to locate our field testers though perhaps there might be some new openings. All new product testers recieve the latest versions of our line, bus fare to the edge of their local towns, and a generous supply of magic flame intiating sticks. The usual legal disclaimers apply. Thanks ,Honcho/Boncho aka the masked porkchop.Jan 4, 2006 at 5:59 pm #1347920
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
>>We’ve been testing a vapor barrier model but haven’t recieved any feedback from our intrepid testers.
Ahh, so that’s what happened to RJ. Well, at least the test prototype can be recovered next Spring.Jan 4, 2006 at 6:26 pm #1347922
You may not be able to recover it – did you design it to be biodegradable? By the way, let’s call it the Balrog Shifter, or BS for short.Jan 4, 2006 at 6:35 pm #1347923
From Six Banana Design: Banana Peel Dispatch #4
Hot off the Banana Vine:
The Six Banana Designs is sorry to report that while our last supply run from Florida was floating to our production facility a group of COW back boys were picked out of the water. They seemed to be tangled up in Wal Mart plastic bags. I regreat to announce that the COW boys did not make it. They keep mumbling the bags don’t work, the bags don’t work, please tell Honcho/Boncho that the bags don’t work. I am not sure what the purpose of the Wal Mart bags happened to but it looked like they had tried to wear them. They were very red and it looked like the Plastic Bags may have cooked their cookies.
After dividing up their belongings they were given a proper sea burial. Hey Joe, here comes another shark are you ready with the next bunch?
Pictures coming soon.Jan 4, 2006 at 7:44 pm #1347927
Engineering is quite concerned that our new line of “Hefty” rainwear,in various mils, has had a color/dye shift from sea water exposure or possible it’s just an algae bloom which marketing has informed us will allow our new “lighter than a bag of smoke” line of bags and tents to hit the consumer soon. The new smoke color should be a nice change from what is currently available, as a side bar they are also slightly smoke flavored which could help in those emergency situations. Following a new truth in advertising policy the 2# bag weighs 2#, the 3# weighs 3, our 4# tent, originaly named the mt. marcy, uses space age beverage can material for pole construction and a new patented fabric called stoprip. Watch this space for information about our southern grown water absorbing clothing line, natural skinned fruit flavored food pods, and recyclable scene rendering pads with resharpenable all weather stylus or click on the pop-up free,dialer free, spyware free web page for more information. You’ld be a monkey to accept imitations, h/b of the mask.Jan 4, 2006 at 8:22 pm #1347929
We’re also proud to announce our newest product, which renders the Platypus and other water containers obsolete: H2gOne, the world’s first freeze-dried water. You can carry a 3-day supply in half a dozen large ziploc bags, folded and stored in a single map pocket. To use, simply add purified water, let stand 10 minutes, and drink. No measuring required – you can make whatever quantity you need, from a teaspoon to a gallon. Did I mention it weighs nothing – perfect for those going for a sub-1 pound pack.Jan 4, 2006 at 8:53 pm #1347932
@kdesignLocale: Mythical State of Jefferson
H2gOne was ordered recalled today after it was pointed out that it’s primary additive, Di-Hydrogen Monoxide is a menace to the Environment and to Public Health and Safety.
-is also known as Hydroxyl Acid or Hydrogen Hydroxide, and is the major component of acid rain.
-contributes to the “greenhouse effect.”
-may cause severe burns which can be fatal, -especially to children.
-contributes to the erosion of our natural landscape.
-accelerates corrosion and rusting of many metals.
may cause electrical failures and decreased effectiveness of motor vehicle brakes and other vital components.
-has been found in excised tumors of terminal cancer patients.
Fleets of Tanker Trucks are standing by.Jan 5, 2006 at 3:31 am #1347939
In connection with that recall, we have also determined that the used plastic soda bottles in which H2gOne was sold have been contaminated by contact with the product, and cannot be recycled into Patagucci fleece or protective handles for the BS. If you have such packaging, be aware that it must be handled as toxic waste.Jan 5, 2006 at 11:13 am #1347947
Too bad about the delays of COW. I had been hoping to team the COW with the new Professional Lighting and Oxygenating Periphenalia system for rapid ignition of the COW. Now, that’s COW+PLOP!Jan 5, 2006 at 1:43 pm #1347955
it seems only appropriate to end this thread with a COW PLOP, doesn’t it?Jan 5, 2006 at 8:13 pm #1347973
yesJan 5, 2006 at 10:53 pm #1347976
From Six Banana Design: Banana Peel Dispatch #5
Hot from the Banana Vine:
The Banana Patch is happy to announce that we have acquired a new form of transportation. We have made a test run and it seems to handle the water fine. Something in the water however, seems to have caused the paint to turn a strange shade of green.
“Coming Soon” from Six Banana Design the “Son of Balrog (SOB)” a Remote Canister Stove that will start an Ultra-Light Revolution. Watch for more information from the Banana Patch about the SOB as it alone will Revolutionize the Ultra-Light Stove Industry. “SUL you SOB”Jan 6, 2006 at 1:21 pm #1348005
It is with great regret that we must annouce the dissolution of Gorilla Cookies Mfg. and an end of the honcho boncho way. Our ceo , Mr. Boncho is currently in federal custody for counterfeiting wilderness and trail permits,removal of national park property, , and national park passes with a 3d holograph of John Wayne.It seems in trying to support the sul lifestyle and his addiction to equipment Mr. Boncho crossed to the dark side and in trying to curb cost overruns much of the material for the COW was aquired in Stehekin,Wa. just inside North Cascades National Park. Currently heavily sedated many federal employees are gripped with fear that he may turn witness for the prosecution in federal land management cases.Jan 9, 2006 at 5:30 am #1348162
We are in the final stages of testing the new “rather unpleasant person” stove (think of it as a much lighter version of SOB). This has a secret method of transferring fuel from the canister to the jet which works at ranges up to 1350 miles,thus allowing the canister to be left at home saving packweight and keeping the canister warm in winter. Further weight savings come from not having any pan support or windscreen. Instead the pot sits on the ground with the burner in a hole beneath it. (For your information, Bill, the hole is dug with my overgrown pinky nail, which we have already established elsewhere is lighter than your overgrown thumb nail.)
If they want to save the SOB that Banana bunch had better come up with a good offer to buy up and suppress the RUP.
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