What’s In Your Bag?

Lots of bags get carried in December! More, in fact, than any other month of the year. Shopping bags—even if you shop via Amazon (the website, not the jungle), there’s a good chance it’ll arrive in a bag. Travel bags for visiting “the relatives”—during which time many people bring along emotional “baggage,” as well. Bags have been around as long as we have. In a sense, they are us. In the 60s, a person’s “bag” was what they did for a living, their hobby, or what they cared most about. What’s in your bag?

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“She gestured to the bag. “What have you got in there?”
“Nothing much. Some golfballs, a handful of tees, a Glock, extra ammo, two hand grenades, a tear gas canister, a knife, Tums, clean socks, flares, and some Ensure chocolate shakes.” “You took all of that with you to play golf?” ~Janet Evanovich

“I learned what a Birkin bag is from the price tag. You’ll never forget what it is once you’ve paid for one.” ~Ashton Kutcher

“I wasn’t a nerd, mind you, but I’d spent a lot of my youth studying Epics, so I’d had limited experience with social interaction. I mixed with ordinary people about the same way that a bucket of paint mixed with a bag of gerbils.” ~Brandon Sanderson

“If you will be a traveler, have always two bags very full. That is one of patience and another of money.” ~John Florio

“Take if you must, this little bag of dreams—unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.” ~William Butler Yeats

“Own only what you can always carry with you. Let your memory be your travel bag.” ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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27 Responses to What’s In Your Bag?

  1. Linda Lee Adams/Lady Quixote says:

    Here are some lyrics I found online from Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag by James Brown:

    Come here sister, papa’s in the swing
    He ain’t too hip about that new breed babe
    He ain’t no drag, papa’s got a brand new bag

    Come here mama and dig this crazy scene
    He’s not too fancy but his line is pretty clean
    He ain’t no drag, papa’s got a brand new bag

    He’s doing the jerk, he’s doing the fly
    Don’t play him cheap ’cause you know he ain’t shy
    He’s doing the monkey, the mashed potatoes
    Jump back Jack, see you later, alligator

    Come here sister, papa’s in the swing
    He ain’t too hip now, but I can dig that new breed
    He ain’t no drag, he’s got a brand new bag

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  2. murisopsis says:

    Cute compilation! Makes all the shopping bags I got look boring!

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  3. pkadams says:

    Wow! People are so clever !

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  4. An amazing collection of bags from the world of advertising. I especially liked how the bag artists used the handles in their design and message. Thanks, Mitch!

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  5. An Audience of One says:

    Mitch, you’ve got a knack for finding the best pictures – AND putting meaning to them. These are great! Loved the quotes too. The Ashton Kutcher one is awesome. And I’d forgotten about Janet Evanovitch. Makes me want to pick up one of her books!

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  6. Chaya Sheela says:

    Perfect topic for this month, Mitch. I like, “Own only what you can always carry with you. Let your memory be your travel bag.” ~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    Happy holidays.

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  7. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Wow–I’ve never seen such clever bags. I need to start paying more attention! Thanks for another fascinating collection of photos, Mitch!

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  8. Discover and Explore says:

    Great post

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  9. The creativity here is astounding. Never ceases to amaze.

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  10. The imagination people have for something as uninspiring as a bag that would typically be used for trash were it not transformed into one amazing work of art after another is absolutely mind-boggling. Thanks for sharing, Mitch.

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  11. Those are some fun bags! I recently received a small Christmas gift I’d ordered for my son delivered in a clear bag from Amazon. Of course he was the one to find it on the porch. Judging by my Facebook feed, there’s been a lot of that. Kind of poor form leading up to Christmas, but I guess maybe there’s still a box shortage?

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  12. So much cleverness! Very entertaining, Mitch.

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  13. These pictures and read are awesome.

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  14. Lisa Beth says:

    Love these bags Mitch. The anti-plastic one with the turtle carries an important message.

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  15. A few really clever ones in there, but I think the “pet on a leash” bag looks too much like “pet on a noose.”

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