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the magical world of airsickness bags

Welcome. This is what my wife calls "a bunch of stupid jokes and pictures of paper bags." She's right about the jokes. She's wrong about the bags: some of them are plastic.

What the critics say: "Utterly unnotable" (Wikipedia editor). "Ridiculous collections #4" (Buzzfeed). Other comments: "As complete wastes of time go, it's a very high quality complete waste of time... An entirely dispensable source of inane comments about a truly trivial subject... A monument to the planet's worst corporate design... An unwelcome reminder of some of the more unpleasant moments in our lives."

Donations (unused, please) of bags not represented in the bag gallery are welcomed -- please mail to this address, and I'll credit you on this site! I am happy to trade any extras that I have. Check out the links to other bag sites, find out how you can use your spare bags, and explore the fascinating world of bag manufacturers

Highlights: The design features page reveals the secrets of professional baggery, and the logos page analyses the enigma of airline corporate identities. Search for your favourite bag, browse the bag gallery by country and airline, and check out the biggest, best and worst bags!


Another ditty for the Christmas poetry contest

Ach du meine Güte!
Wie sieht es hier denn aus-
Tüte neben Tüte
füllt das kleine Haus.

Oh my good Lord!
Just look at them all–
Bags – a whole hoard
Fill the house so small.

Gepflastert sind die Wände
bis auf den letzten Platz,
die Gattin ringt die Hände
über des Gatten Schatz.

Walls are lined with bags
No more space to move
The poor wife only shrugs
Over her husband’s love.

Will man genauer gucken
bekommt man einen Schreck:
Die Tüten sind zum Spucken,
und dann schmeißt man sie weg.

The closer you are looking
And you may well shout:
The bags are for puking
Then you throw them out.

So eigentlich braucht man sie
im Flugzeug in großer Höh,
doch sagt man das Paul Mundy,
ist er empört: O nee!

You really ought to use all
In a plane up high,
But try telling that to Paul:
Oh no! He’s wont to cry.

Die Tüten sind ihm teuer
und kommen aus aller Welt,
er hat schon ungeheuer
viele zusammengestellt.

He sees gold reflected
From round the world they come,
For he has collected
Lots – and not just some.

Es sammeln noch sehr viele
Verrückte um die Wett,
verkünden ihre Ziele
sogar im Internet.

Many other weirdoes
Grab all the bags they get
They announce their goals
Even on the internet.

So fliegt denn in die Ferne,
so oft es eben geht -
Paul nimmt die Tüten gerne,
die ihr im Flugzeug seht!

So fly into the blue yonder
As often as you care –
Bring back all the plunder
You find up in the air!

Barbara Kneiding

Friday, December 23, 2005 


What do Latvia, Liberia and Lesotho have in common? Yes, they all start with an L. What else? They're all missing from my barfbag collection.

What's the biggest country not represented? Chad. In terms of population? Burkina Faso. Other prominent absentees (coloured red in the map): Georgia and Rwanda. 

Major underrepresented portions of the globe are a swathe of Africa and chunks of Central Asia and Central America.

Donations from these areas especially welcome!

Centres of megabagdiversity are the USA (though many US bags are distressingly plain), China, the UK, Canada, Germany, Brazil and Indonesia. 

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For new baggists only


New to the world of bag collecting? Want to get a head start on your collection? Then send me an email, and I'll send you a randomly selected free starter pack from my surplus bag stock. There won't be anything rare, and you may end up with some duplicates, but at least you'll be able to show your friends a few more of these lovely cultural artefacts. Make sure you include your mailing address in your email. Offer good as long as stocks last.

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