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Topic: Mr. T-Shirt says, "I pity the fool who uses plastic bags!"  (Read 16103 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2007 06:46:31 AM »

Added story:  my town (Hastings, NE) just won Yahoo!'s Greenest City in America contest, which is a total crock to anyone who actually tries to live a green lifestyle--we don't even recycle glass here!  I took one of my t-shirt bags to a local grocery store, here in yahoo!'s greenest city and my checker eyed me very suspiciously and then suggested she put my purchase in a plastic bag and THEN put the PLASTIC bag INSIDE the reusable bag.  Hilarious

That is hilarious!  I wonder how your city won?  Maybe they picked you out of a hat! 

And I really like your bag!  I'm pleasantly surprised it can hold so much weight.

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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2007 07:07:57 AM »

You are soooo getting my vote!

Now I'm stuck with the sound of Mr. T saying that line in my head.

And thanks for the tute - I have a feeling a lot of fugly t-shirts are going to be made into bags for holiday presents...

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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007 10:11:04 AM »

Thanks for all the nice comments.  I was going for a simple design that I could make a bunch of quickly.  They do, indeed, hold quite a bit.  In the future I might top stitch the bottom seam one more time for good measure.

As for the yahoo! contest--it was basically vote-based.  Which ever city had the most people log on and answer questions and pledge to do some simple things like switch to compact fluorescents won.  They gave the city $250,000 for green projects--hopefully that will help turn the tide and make us worthy of our greenest city title.  And maybe we'll learn that double bagging plastic inside a reusable bag defeats the purpose.
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2007 10:16:03 AM »

Love Mr T-shirt bag!  Awesomely funny too.  Your story about the grocery checker is too funny, even here on Long Island(land of conspicuous consumerism) people are starting to bring thier own bags.
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2007 10:38:34 PM »

The orange Mr T bag reminds me of Ariel's treasure bag from The Little Mermaid.  Another great thing to do with old tshirts!

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« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2007 08:54:39 AM »

Best new use of an old t-shirt I have seen in a LONG time.  Freaking-A, man!
Fan-freaking-tabulous!  You got my vote!

(and now I know what to do with a crapload of t-shirts!)
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2007 08:09:50 PM »

thats so cool

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