October 8, 2012

Real-world bags that look like comic-book drawings.

I think these are really cool. Click on the video at the bottom to see how striking the effect is.

And they have them on Amazon: here, here, here. I bought one!

46 comments:

prairie wind said...

Pretty cool. Thank goodness the video had subtitles.

Sorun said...

Not just for women either. I see from the article that hardass-looking dudes carry them also.

X said...

oh, those kind of real world bags that look like comic book drawings.

pm317 said...

too expensive.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

They're huge and they can't hold much. I don't think engineers will like them.

Pastafarian said...

Those are cute, to a horrifying degree. About as appealing as a sugar-flavored lollipop smothered in treacle and washed down with a mug of corn syrup.

Kit said...

super cute!

The Crack Emcee said...

Well now the phrase "you're life's a cartoon" is becoming real.

It used to be an embarrassing charge.

I've got to hand it to the Boomers:

They've wiped out any semblance of, and desire for, maturity,...

Ann Althouse said...

"Those are cute, to a horrifying degree. About as appealing as a sugar-flavored lollipop smothered in treacle and washed down with a mug of corn syrup."

Yum!

Rusty said...

That's what I come here for.
The fashion!

dbp said...

The effect depends on a flat bag with art work that appears three dimensional. So if you make the bag 3D by putting something in it, will there still be this effect?

Maybe the best use would be for other, essentially two dimensional objects such as papers or thin electronic devices.

Ann Althouse said...

@Crack Have you ever considered the possibility of being fun-loving? Actually loving fun?

I mean... it suddenly strikes me... you are a comic book character... maybe something like this.

Astro said...

I've always wanted one of those one-button shirts that Dagwood wears.
Maybe the 'next big thing' in menswear?

Ann Althouse said...

"The effect depends on a flat bag with art work that appears three dimensional. So if you make the bag 3D by putting something in it, will there still be this effect?"

No, I think it's a 3-D object that is made to appear flat.

joeschmo1of3 said...

Hmm. That reminds of a Simpsons episode - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a3/Classtruggle.png/235px-Classtruggle.png

pm317 said...

You what I am longing for in terms of fashionable bags? A nice lightweight tote that serves as a shoulder bag to carry my lunch to work. I have such a bag now and worry what I will do when it gets old and torn -- it is red in color with stylish black piping and two vertical bands and has the name Brocade on it with just the right size and font -- it is a freebie from an IT company called Brocade that my husband got. It is like the grocery bags that everyone is obliged to carry now but only more stylish.

dbp said...

The bags are technically three dimensional, but if you looke carefully at the video you see how the trick works: What you see appears to be the front and a side panel of a "normal" bag, but the front and side pannel are actually on the same side of a very flat overall object.

Aridog said...

You said they're available on Amazon like that is a good thing. Bwahahahaha.

Me, I just ordered two hard cover copies of a book, using the link here. One is a gift, one is for me. My book takes 6 days to get here, the gift, for the same exact cost, takes 11 days. Both are using USPS and I am charged to the postage.

Odd...I can get items ordered in Bangkok here faster. Only Apple rivals my latest Amazon experience, with about 3 weeks to get an iPad2 from Apple direct, "in stock," ...but in China, heh heh.

Note that book order took only 28 minutes to enter and manage to get Amazon to ship mine to my known identity and address and the gift to a different identity and address, but billed to me. They made the gift as hard to enter as possible, with more questions than I'd get if trying to enter the Pentagon buk nekid.

Oh, and those hand bags are hideous. Somebody said "hard ass dudes" carry them in the article. Uh, which of those dudes do you think is "hard ass?"

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann Althouse,

@Crack Have you ever considered the possibility of being fun-loving? Actually loving fun?

I mean... it suddenly strikes me... you are a comic book character... maybe something like this.


Ann, you Boomers have had the stage for 60 years now - how much more of your kind of "fun" can we stand?

We're BROKE, specifically because you're so feckless, and you think we need more?

At least John Lennon was smart enough to call the the Maharishi an "asshole" when he insisted John should "Be Happy!"

Which gets back to what I was saying on the Camille Paglia post about the Boomer religion:

All you're causing is the OPPOSITE of what you want.

Don't I rejoice when a member of your tribe dies?

Isn't it a happy occasion, for me at least, when their theories are debunked?

YOU GUYS are causing that - it's how NewAge "works" I told you:

You'll never produce the world you want because you're at war with the world as it is.

Things will only dramatically improve when you guys get out of the way.


And then, I'll be "happy",...

rehajm said...

Lichtenstein meets Boy With Flute meets Birkin.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

They are funny looking, but seem impractical. Flat and don't look like they can hold very much.

For that price....I'll skip it.

deborah said...

"Those are cute, to a horrifying degree."

Thank you. I couldn't find the words.



deborah said...

"I've got to hand it to the Boomers:

They've wiped out any semblance of, and desire for, maturity,..."


http://www.cafepress.
com/themachoresponseshop.
508531495

wholelottasplainin' said...

Any femmes here hot to have the wimpy guy carrying the purses be the father of their children?

I didn't think so.

Ick. It must be terrible to be in your early twenty's and already so testosterone-depleted.

Methadras said...

I love the effect.

Dante said...

Real-World Bags that look like comic book drawings

I thought you were referring to this image of Jabba the Hut.

Dante said...

Crack Sez:
Ann, you Boomers have had the stage for 60 years now - how much more of your kind of "fun" can we stand?

We're BROKE, specifically because you're so feckless, and you think we need more?


No kidding. I am so incredibly tired of the nonsensical crap that gets thrown down my throat everyday. It's unbelievable nonsense. Green Energy. High Speed Rail trains. Importing Poverty that pays far less in taxes than the demographic consumes. Destroying marriage as the cornerstone of society. We eat too much. We drive too much. And at each turn, there is a nonsensical, unsustainable government solution thrown together that borrows money from our kids to keep it afloat.

Inga said...

The perfect bag for Baron Zemo.

edutcher said...

I can't see a woman of any seriousness over 25 wanting one.

But that's me.

The Crack Emcee said...

deborah,

If there's one thing I hate, it's you guys think you're being clever. Here's Dante's response to my comment:

I am so incredibly tired of the nonsensical crap that gets thrown down my throat everyday. It's unbelievable nonsense. Green Energy. High Speed Rail trains. Importing Poverty that pays far less in taxes than the demographic consumes. Destroying marriage as the cornerstone of society. We eat too much. We drive too much. And at each turn, there is a nonsensical, unsustainable government solution thrown together that borrows money from our kids to keep it afloat.

Got anything smart-alecky to say to THAT, or are you going to stick to trivial snark as your hallmark?

I bet it's what you deliver because, ultimately, it's all you've got,...

The Crack Emcee said...

edutcher,

I can't see a woman of any seriousness over 25 wanting one.

And now we've got a meme - and it's mine, thankyouverymuch.

Some of you - especially in your efforts to try and shut down my clear thinking - are laughable.

"Girls just wanna have fun" was stupid the first time I heard it,...

Astro said...

FWIW, as a Boomer I've spent 40+ years pissed off that a minority of other Boomers highjacked the generation I'm part of, and were given waaay too much exposure for their crap ideas. I'm long since tired of being heaped with guilt by association with them.

What do you mean 'we' kemo sabe?

deborah said...

Come on, Crack, don't go all prima donna on me.

Mary Beth said...

They are about $60 cheaper when you buy from the company's website.

edutcher said...

Crack, let's just say I articulated it a little more specifcally.

And, as a Boomer, I'm with Astro. Never liked being associated with the campus creeps and I like it less as the years go on.

I just hate the fact my adult life has been spent trying to stop what people like Ayers and Dohrn have been allowed to get away with when a lot of us thought the country we inherited was the best there ever was.

Crack, don't ever assume the Boomers are monolithic, 'cause nothing could be further from the truth.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

If it won't make us look like a monolithic group, I am going to agree with Astro and Edcutcher. I'm sick of being grouped in with the liberals/progressive/hippie political culture just because of my age. That type of political thinking has ruined this country and are deliberately trying to destroy us.

OK.. I admit, I associated with the hippie types in my youth in SF. You couldn't help but be around it. HOWEVER, I never bought into the groovy, communal, mantra filled and YES...cultish behaviours. The best thing from the hippie culture was the non political arts and crafts revivals. The rest of their ideas were cracked.

deborah said...

"I'm sick of being grouped in with the liberals/progressive/hippie political culture just because of my age."


Especially considering the birth years for boomers spread from 1946 to 1964.

john said...

I'd would get one of those man purses if I could fit into the skinny jeans that come with them.

So I guess not.

The Crack Emcee said...

deborah,

Especially considering the birth years for boomers spread from 1946 to 1964.

Not true - the dates have been revised, though it's taking a while for the information to reach the public. The Baby Boom lasted from 1946 to 1960.

1960 to 64 are now considered a separate mini-boom, called Generation Jones, and is marked culturally by a profound turning away from the Baby Boom.

To Astro, edutcher, and DBQ - I know. I tend to speak generally, and trust the more intelligent amongst us understand that.

I've met Boomers who violently curse the image they've been stuck with, the dumb ideas they're forced to live with (mostly because of peer pressure) and the decline of the nation because of them.

But what are we to do? When any stab at maturity is seen by an Ann Althouse as making us Gloomy Gus' - and this, after Glenn Reynolds blew her off a few days ago with the highly-nuanced, and exceedingly brilliant Boomer argument of "I don't care" - after 60 years of such people in power, isn't flame-throwing the lot of them (and sorting bodies out later) the only thing left to do?

When I look around, at what are essentially my big brothers and sisters, and see what a mess they've made - not only of our country but right down to the water's edge of my life - only to have them turn to me saying "I don't care" and suggesting I should join in their idiotic "fun," it's enough to make me want to scream, kill, and die. Because I know their I've-got-mine-you-get-yours game, and that what they deserve (and never got) is a few repeated swift boots in the ass, which they've protected themselves from ever receiving.

"I bought one!" is about as deep as Ann knows how to get. "I don't care" is about as good as Glenn Reynolds can argue. They rub our faces in it, because they know no one can stop them.

It's a shameful world when the only ones who meet their proper fates are Saddam and Gaddafi,...

The Crack Emcee said...

deborah,

Come on, Crack, don't go all prima donna on me.

Well, don't fuck with me for no reason. There's a certain number of you old timers who know I'm not fucking with anybody, but will not be fucked with, and if some of these others don't like my ego, that's their issue - not mine. You see the mess I have to deal with around here nowadays - all these self-appointed Crack critics - why give those assholes ammo, a reason to cheer, or an opening?

I expect better out of some of you - you included,...

Dante said...

"Girls just wanna have fun" was stupid the first time I heard it,...

When I heard this, I thought "Women just want to have no responsibility." The extended childhood.

R. Chatt said...

I have to say I meditate and I agree with Crack on this one, except for killing and burning, which is funny isn't it?

After thirty eight years of meditation you do see things differently. Crack got there his own way.

The bag is interesting visually as long as the bag is brand new. It's a novelty, right? As soon as it get soiled or worn it'll look like crap, like an old newspaper.

Spend a lot of money on that and have fun. No one ever said rich people have good taste or good sense, but they do get to have more fun.

LoafingOaf said...

Wow, those are cool as hell!! I have a niece I think would love one. Not sure about the price though.....

(If I get one in my Christmas shopping, I'll make sure I get it through the link on this site.)

LoafingOaf said...

"I can't see a woman of any seriousness over 25 wanting one."

You say that like you consider seriousness admirable.

Beau said...

Don't I rejoice when a member of your tribe dies?

Isn't it a happy occasion, for me at least, when their theories are debunked?

YOU GUYS are causing that - it's how NewAge "works" I told you:

You'll never produce the world you want because you're at war with the world as it is.

Things will only dramatically improve when you guys get out of the way.


And then, I'll be "happy",...


Don't you ever get tired of the bubble you inhabit? Your perception of life appears so self-indulgent, where you are always the victim.

Own your feelings and expand your tiny narrow world. Travel.

Jason (the commenter) said...

One of the girls in the video said repeatedly how much she didn't like them.