Saturday, July 18, 2009


Oh, hi there! Thanks for stopping by, but we packed our bananas and took off to the much more stylized! So come see us there, won't you...??

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bridal Banana Surprise!

My old friend Zanne The Super-Photographer has gone and done the unthinkable--all while raising Banana Surprise to a whole new level of awesomeness.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the first (And hopefully not last)... Bridal Banana Surprise!

Yes, Zanne took these photos of Heather during her wedding portrait session! As you can see by the rest of their session (here) Zanne is quite good at what she does... when she's not throwing bananas at people. Of course, when she IS throwing bananas at people, she's kinda the best.

Zanne reports her story: "I told Heather early in the day that I needed to get my hands on a banana (no dirty jokes please) for our shoot, but didn't tell her why. We were out ALL day shooting, and dropped by Dunkin Donuts at the end to grab iced coffees, and the guy who works there offered us bananas for FREE! At that point I was so beat I had totally forgotten about banana surprise and was like 'YES I NEED A BANANA!!!' I'm sure the dude working at DD thought I was a little nuts, but it was as if the banana surprise gods were smiling down on me."

They were smiling down on all of us, Zanne! Keep up the good work... and the even better shenanigans!

The rest of you, step it up!!! Click here to show us your banana surprise!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Kitty Surprise!

Here's one of the more handsome Banana Surprisees we've had:

From "Just east of the West Side" in LA, it's Vlad! America's Most Adorable Kitty™!

Good thing Vlad wasn't.... IMPALED on the banana!
Click here to show us your banana surprise!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

More from Sherman Oaks!

When Mike B. got Banana Surprised last week.... kind of made him look like he took the short bus to school. But that's not the point.

The point is he was thrown a banana, and he took that banana and followed the easy six-step process up at the top and Banana Surprised his co-workers, starting with Jen of Rettigulous...

Good hand-eye coordination, Jen!

Next up was Trevor...

...great shot of the banana about to hit its target, Mike!

And finally, there was the Zack Attack™:
Zack remained curiously motionless, his eyes affixed on the incoming yellow missile while his right arm moved faster than the speed of light in order to halt the strike. The reason you can't see the banana in the photo is that it was destroyed upon impact. Clearly, Zack is some sort of cyborg.

Click here to show us your banana surprise!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Fire Away!

Is it me, or does it seem like Donna from San Diego is employing banana machine guns?

Due to the fact that both of Jorgie Boy's feet are off the ground, I'm willing to bet she's employing a non-banana machine gun as well.

This woman is a danger to her coworkers and society in general. Someone call the banana police!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fuzzy Surprise!

Having successfully conquered the Human Banana Surprise, Donna from San Diego has decided to set her sights on the animal kingdom by attempting to shock her kitties Zena & ZuZu with the yellow fruit:

Unfortunately, it really only wound up confusing them...

And our blogger friend Fightin' Mad Mary from LA sent in this shockingly adorable photo of her dog Day-Z:

Mary reports: "I was the one that was surprised she balanced that banana on her head long enough for me to take a photo." I imagine that Day-Z probably didn't expect to have a banana on her head either, so I guess everyone was Banana Surprised in this situation.

And in what might result in cuteness overload today, Jon from Silverlake sent in this photo of his god-daughter Charlotte...

...who maybe seems more Banana Bemused than Surprised. Nevertheless, she's pretty darn cute.

Of course, the whole point of this project is to throw bananas at unsuspecting people, like Donna did to her co-worker Luis...
...who dove off his chair in order to catch the off-center Banana Toss. When she's not taking photos of her kitties, Donna's banana tosses have an element of danger--and we here at Banana Surprise couldn't love that more. So what are you waiting for!? Send in your Banana Surprises!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

More from San Diego!

Expert Banana Surpriser Donna from San Diego is at it again, this time adding an element of danger!

Here, she takes down her boyfriend Al just as he's pulled in on his motorcycle! Donna once again gets extra points...this time for endangering the lives of her victim, herself and any bystanders. A+!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Californians Love Throwing Bananas

Lots of new photos came in over the weekend, including some terrifying pieces from Jon in Silverlake, CA:

I didn't have the heart to tell him that none of his photos have actual human beings in them, so I'm afraid no points ca be rewarded. Although the person in the top photo does seem genuinely surprised to be holding a banana, so a nice effort nonetheless.

And Patrick, who was Banana Surprised last week....
...chucked one at his office-buddy Mike:

Way to Pay it Forward, Patrick!

For the rest of you: Start chucking bananas!

Friday, May 1, 2009

San Diego Slipperiness!

The amazing Donna in San Diego took these Banana Surprise Photos in her office:

Kristin (Donna's Boss!)


BONUS points for the in-flight banana photo! Keep up the good work, Donna! The rest of you: This is how Banana Surprise should be done!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Going Bananas in Sherman Oaks!




Surpriser: "Johnny!"
Surprisee: "What the fuck!?"

Wednesday, April 29, 2009