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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Think of the Bag Ladies!

posted by on August 27 at 12:03 PM

These folks are.

We in the plastic bag industry are determined to improve the lives of the homeless, and cheap disposable bags are key to our approach. Before cheap disposable plastic bags derived from petroleum-based compounds were widely introduced in the 1970s, there was no weather-proof way for people of the street to carry their belongings—you try putting your stuff in a canvas tote through a rainy Seattle winter and see how that works out! By providing cheap disposable bags by the millions and millions and millions and millions every year, we make sure there’s an ample free supply of gently used & slightly-dirtied bags available for the less fortunate. It’s just something we do.

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The bag ladies will just have to start migrating south for the winter.

Posted by Hernandez | August 27, 2008 12:28 PM

I assume you mean "south to Tukwila".

Posted by Fnarf | August 27, 2008 12:49 PM

Is that a joke?

Posted by Lark Hawk | August 27, 2008 1:01 PM

Yes, Tukwila is a reference to sexual relations, @3.

It's from an old Almost Live joke that became common knowledge, more than a decade ago.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 27, 2008 1:12 PM

@4, I think #3 was referring to the post.

Posted by DanFan | August 27, 2008 1:14 PM

I know. That was called a joke about a joke.

Posted by Will in Seattle | August 27, 2008 1:39 PM

Jesus fucking Christ, will you shut the fucking fuck up, Will? Please do not attempt to interpret my jokes, because you are ALWAYS WRONG.

Posted by Fnarf | August 27, 2008 1:42 PM

I think it is very telling that chemical industry interests are behind most of the anti-ban movement. Sure there are plenty of people who don't like it but they are mostly just bloviating and not putting up the money. Even small moves to limit polluting materials threaten the industry because they are afraid they will lose market share and money as people become more aware of the incredible pollution related to packaging alone.

Posted by inkweary | August 27, 2008 4:20 PM


Call Dan Savage's whaaaambulance. Maybe we can use all the extra plastic bags to choke pitbulls and other dog breeds he finds unacceptable.

Two birds with one stone!

Posted by Jimmy J | August 27, 2008 7:00 PM

Huh. I definitely misread that as "Think of the Big Ladies!" and thought Dan was in trouble with the fatosphere again. I was confused when his blurb didn't end with "The plastic bags must have done something to provoke them."

Posted by Christin | August 28, 2008 10:12 AM

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