Worth a Thousand Words: Spotted Banana

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the value of a video (in words)? We shall soon see.

I have been threatening to do some “vlogging” for some time. When I saw this banana on the sale produce rack at my supermarket, I knew I’d found my muse.

Out, Out Brown Spot from Jonathan Bloom on Vimeo.

Apologies for the camera work, my assistant was just so excited when she saw that the banana was pretty much fine. (And this was a one-take deal once I’d peeled the banana.)

Before shooting the video, I was really curious to find out if the outer blemishes would affect the inside. Then again, I’m a bit obsessed with that kind of produce blemish guessing. I think there’s a game show in there somewhere.

More than game shows, though, what I’d really love to see is a round of homemade public service announcements urging people to reduce food waste. If the USDA isn’t going to take on waste, we should. I can just see it now: “Give a hoot, don’t waste fruit!” Right, Woodsy?

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