Plastic sandwich containers

If I could make every last clear-plastic takeout container disappear from the face of the earth by waving my hand, I would do that. Is there anyone who doesn’t hate these things? Who doesn’t wince at that sharp loud sound that happens when you try to compress or scrunch them into a garbage can? Who doesn’t find them generally irritating and pointless and just awful? Styrofoam sandwich-and-potato-salad containers are nearly as bad, but at least they aren’t so noisy.

  • thorsen1nk

    I believe the term is “slow news day.”

  • My bread pudding from Urth came in one of these things this morning; completely useless and an utter waste of plastic. a bag would have been suficient.

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  • Marty Melville

    Norman Mailer thought the devil lived in plastic. I tend to agree (on a less literal note than Mailer intended).
    Just trying to rip open a hermetically sealed bag of potato chips is enuf to convice the hungriest atheist.

  • I feel the same way about small condiment packets. I have an unnatural loathing.

  • Can anybody point me to the full list of Italy’s 100 film treasures? Variety only lists a handful and I suspect that Ruggero Deodato did not make the list.

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  • Balthazar

    Have y’all read “The World Without Us” by Weisman? All this fucking plastic is going to be here for a billion years. Damn us. Damn us all.

  • Jason

    Get the fuck out of here Devin with that off-topic bullshit.

  • Devin, I have the tally. The top three Italian Film Treasures:
    At the bottom of the list:

  • Jay T.

    I don’t just like them, I LOVE THEM. Probably the single greastest invention after the wheel and sliced bread.

  • T. Holly

    There’s probably not a top 100 list for a reason.

  • D.Z.

    So pro-gun advocates should be happy to know that Bush’s reversal of Clinton’s semi-automatic weapon ban lead to (surprise, surprise) eight people in L.A. being injured by a nut with a semi-automatic. But they’re not white, so who cares, right?

  • They’re not you, so who cares.

  • Here’s an idea… instead of “scrunching” them into a garbage can, how about finding a recycle bin?
    Styrofoam is actually much worse as it can’t be recycled.
    Sorry… that’s the liberal independent in me coming out.

  • nemo

    Who among us does not hate clear-plastic takeout containers? Who among us does not love NASCAR?

  • Zimmergirl

    “Slow news day,” LOL. I love how Jeff’s rug is always getting a starring role on this site, cause man, it ties the room together.

  • nemo

    Who among us does not love Jeff’s rug? Just keep the Treehorn thugs and the nihilists away from it.

  • BurmaShave

    I can hear that pernicious clacking sound of one of these bastards opening as if it were happening right now. God damn.

  • But if there’s a chocolate cake with rasberries from Sussina inside that plastic, I’ll survive the night.

  • TheJeff

    All this and Andy Rooney tonight on 60 minutes.

  • Does it bug anyone else when you’re at the store and they put your three items in three separate bags? That bugs the heck out of me.

  • UnChien

    People, just now I managed to wipe my ass using only 2 sheets of toilet paper!!

  • York “Budd” Durden

    Word to the mention of The World Without Us. It is a heartbreaking read.

  • Krazy Eyes

    Whole Foods uses waxed cardboard boxes in their salad bars now and they seem to work just fine to me.
    The rest of the store (especially the desert section) is still full of those godawful plastic containers though.

  • Bocephus

    Not a big fan of plastic or styrofoam, they always melt through in the microwave. Although the thought of bread pudding in a bag is less than appetizing.
    I’m also not really much of an environmentalist. Teleportation technology probably isn’t too far off, in 50 years we’ll be zapping all our garbage into a black hole.
    If not, oh well. I’m never having kids and I could honestly give half a shit about anyone else’s. Looking at the current model of ignorant, apathetic little shit that people are making nowadays, it won’t be much of a loss.

  • Jay T.

    What I really hate is when you’re at the store and buy maybe 1 or 2 items and they try to bag it for you…

  • Kaiser

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    There’s probably not a top 100 list for a reason.