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A Banana With Dreadlocks: A Study In Misery

NPR | April 30, 2013 5:27 a.m.

Contributed By:

Linda Holmes

The banana with dreadlocks featured in a local story from the news in Boston.

The banana with dreadlocks featured in a local story from the news in Boston.

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If this guy actually lost his life savings playing “Tubs Of Fun,” that’s sad. And if the game was rigged, that’s fraud! Also, I think that banana is offensive.

But I find it almost entirely impossible to believe this is actually a dude who carries this item around with him all the time, perched on top of a baby stroller. This comes from the local news in Boston, and it appears to be presented seriously, but it looks like a segment from a satirical news broadcast, no?

Either way, the lesson is clear: Your mother was right. If you spend almost $3000 playing Tubs Of Fun, you may wind up with only a banana with dreadlocks to show for it. Put thaton your inspirational office poster.

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