Oscar Wilde once wrote: “The only horrible thing in the world is ennui.” So when boredom strikes, the obvious thing to do is to gather a group of people, dress up as bananas and invade nearby bars on masse. And yes, that is actually going to happen in Toronto later this month when Banana Bar Crawl descends upon the city.
The event appears to have originated in Dallas, Texas, and after “two successful years” there it is heading north of the border. Banana Bar Crawl is more or less self-explanatory: buy a banana suit, meet at the designated starting location (in Toronto’s case, it’s going to be the Duke of Richmond) and then proceed to get wasted and walk around the city. Finding a banana suit is easy, apparently, thanks to the powers of Google.
We’re not even going to bother asking why this is happening. We’re just going to rest easy knowing that, when dozens of pointy-headed hooligans spill out onto the streets on Aug. 25, it’s not some kind of Ku Klux Klan get-together.