Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Banana Man

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People's Joy Parade 10 (Banana Man 1)

I have seen this man at each of the three years of the People's Joy Parade. I'm sure the bananas are plastic - they are much too perfect and uniform. What's he all about? Maybe he's a shill for Chiquita.


The last of the Alder Loft murals is on Downtown St. Louis 365.

Alder Lofts Murals 3

8 comments:

Olivier said...

J'adore, un look d'enfer et les rayons de son velo, superbe photo

cieldequimper said...

Excellent!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I hope those bananas inspire people to go buy some more Costa Rican bananas.

Gunn said...

Unique photo/situation....
banana airlines, well here you have banana bike!:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WniTTvVBZO4

Gunn / Norway

Steffe said...

Ha, what a guy. I always have a couple of bananas with me when I go for a bike ride but it would look a bit weird if I tried this!

Jack said...

It takes all kinds . . .

JM said...

I had to look for shill in the dictionary and I guess you are right. I wonder how much Chiquita Banana is paying him... :-)))

Valerie Pennington said...

His name is Uriel Starbuck, he is the founder of an art bike group that I belong to called the Banana Bike Brigade (hence the bananas) that's been going strong since 1993. He doesn't ride anymore due to health conditions, but always rides a golf cart in the Mardi Gras parade, waving regally to the crowd.
P.S. Banana Bike Brigade placed 2nd in the Mardi Gras Parade in 2016 and 1st place in 2015.
https://www.facebook.com/BananaBikeBrigade/?fref=ts