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Todd Dills

‘Banana peel trucker hat’ on Today show

| May 16, 2012

It won’t fit on your head, that’s sure.

Check out this post, part of the Today Show’s “Bites on Today” food-related newsletter, about artist Brock Davis‘ Banana Peel Trucker Hat — as well apparent from the photo, a ball cap perhaps more appropriate for mouse than human and utilizing for its construction the bottom portion of any garden variety banana peel. (Davis originally intended it to amuse his kids — then pictures of it went viral.)

Click through the image to find helpful pointers from Davis on crafting one of these yourself, should you need them.

Bonus: In a manner perhaps similar to the chameleon paint work on the front fenders of owner-operator Ronnie King’s 1990s Peterbilt 379 “Ripe and Ready” (pictured below, itself named after a banana peel — after he had the yellow paint laid on the body and his wife told him, “It looks like a banana that’s ready to eat”), it’ll be sure to change colors, given time and plenty of sunlight, eh?

Find a couple more pics from our shoot with King’s Pete — and more — in my post to the Overdrive Extra blog yesterday.

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