The Banana Jr. 6000 Lives!

I’m not usually one to share computer mods, but this one was too good to pass up. I was a big, big fan of Bloom County, and have fond memories of the Banana Junior 6000 (a parody of the Mac that came out in 1984).

Turns out, some crazy awesome nerd built a working version of the machine, complete with its own BananOS. A little technology, a little nostalgia. Love it.

For those not familiar with Bloom County, you can read some of the comic strips online.

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  1. No bananaphone?!

    Mellzah Reply

    • In GTA the Fruit Computer Company brought out the IFruit phone, which has a clear banana vibe. I think that was just before the actual iPhone came out.

      Simon Reply

      • GTA IV shipped over a year after the iPhone launch. iFruit is definitely a parody of iPhone. Fruit Computers did exist in the GTA franchise previously though.

        Rowan Reply

  2. I hear you calling, but I’m just gonna let it ring ring ring ring ring ring ring…

    avoision Reply

  3. Funny!! I have to go check out Bloom County now!!

    Jimmy Reply

  4. @Jimmy Yes. Yes, you must.

    And if you are not familiar with Calvin and Hobbes either, then you have a looong weekend ahead of you.

    Glenn Reply

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