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The Look of Success

This was sent to me today. When I see something this important I want to share it with the world.

Anna Bananna Realty

You can see the original article on AZCentral. This is a Realtor named Anna Kruchten who has a company named Anna Banana Realty.

This has already given me an idea that is going to make a huge difference in how people see me.

russsell bananna


16 Comments so far

  1. Curtis Johnson October 31st, 2007 6:39 am


    Thanks for sharing. I was really wanting to be the first one to dress our company up like a banana, but someone beat me to it. Hope nobody has taken grapes, or apples ….


  2. Thomas Johnson October 31st, 2007 7:02 am

    No sour grapes here: Russell Shaw is the top banana!

  3. Jay Thompson October 31st, 2007 7:25 am

    LOL. I can just picture Russell standing on a corner, dressed like a big giant banana, waving at people.

    I don’t know if that image is funny, or disturbing.

  4. Steven Groves October 31st, 2007 7:31 am

    Disturbing Jay – Russell in a banana suit *shutter* I know Anna pretty well – she and her gang are just the best… she’s been pulling the Anna Banana tag for quite a few years.

  5. Teri Lussier October 31st, 2007 7:34 am

    OMG! Too funny.

    I want to know this- the article uses the word “success”. Is she?

  6. Kris Berg October 31st, 2007 7:38 am

    I suddenly find you much more a-peeling. Want to know something funny (and this is TRUE)? I was the banana last year. I had a home on Broker Caravan on Halloween, and actually wore the banana during the two hour open house. It was difficult to get my head into the car, but I am a professional, after all.

  7. Jay Thompson October 31st, 2007 7:49 am

    “I was the banana last year”

    Someone, somewhere has a photo of that….

  8. Jim Gatos October 31st, 2007 10:16 am

    LOL…The things Folks will do for publicity…

    However, Russ, I think you look great! I haven’t seen ANYONE look as great as you in a banana suit since the “Late, Great” Charles Nelson Reiley… Remember this ad?

    Oh, well…

  9. Brian Wilson October 31st, 2007 2:20 pm

    Wow, I always wondered what it would be like to see a Viking banana. I guess now I know.

    Russell, is this in honor of Halloween…?

    Brian Wilson,

  10. Brad Coy November 1st, 2007 2:05 am

    Banana nana fo fana

    Thanks for answering my lifelong question of “What happened to the Banana Guy” every time I saw a fruit of the loom commercial. Of course you gave up underwear for real estate.

  11. Chris November 1st, 2007 8:16 pm

    Now thats funny! Go banana Russell! Dance in front of your listings, that will sell them! ha!

  12. […] There was no accompanying message. Just the above cited Subject line…and of course, the picture. I looked at it for at least one full minute trying to figure out what it was. Could this be blackmail of some sort? Something looked familiar but I couldn’t quite place it. Subconsciously, 3000 pixels were streaming through my head trying to find some order.  I wanted to call my wife over to the screen for a look but one of the men in the photo appeared to be wearing a red party dress so I thought better of it.  I put aside the hard stuff many years ago but as Russell Shaw can attest, a picture alone can be worth at least a thousand words let alone as many explanations.  I zoomed in for a closer look trying to recall if I ever purposely tried on womens couture, sober or otherwise.  I counted at least three kegs of beer in the frame. I recognized a face… […]

  13. […] I don’t think dressing up in a banana costume would or could work for a real estate agent.  Even if your name is Anna Banana. […]

  14. […] and a basement full of magnets (although I could always find use for  a couple hundred of those Russell Shaw banana postcards) I have a Google presence that pretty much tells the world who I am, what I look like, and how I […]

  15. Zack Alawi February 8th, 2008 10:38 pm

    Bananas are good for a juice/smoothy company, kinda quirky for a Real Estate company. But hey if that helps her differentiate, then…You Go Girl! I have to go make me a banana shake.

  16. Hunter Jackson June 10th, 2008 4:35 pm

    I must say, Russel looks good as a banana, not to mention, great branding for Anna Banana!