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Wide Bottom Paper Bag

Food delivery bags that are wider at the bottom
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Often times your bag from the take-out place is filled to the top with food. This is only a problem if you are driving back alone and need to make any sort of turn or stop on the way. Plus the room for the extra dish on the bottom will mean that fewer food packages will be crushed.
sartep, Jul 08 2003

Jeremy, for those who can be bothered. http://www.urban75....Punch/clarkson.html
[po, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Wide bottom sketch http://bz.pair.com/fun/takeout.jpg
[~18Kb image] [bristolz, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(?) Built-in "Curry Hook" http://www.motoring...e/nissan_almera.htm
...ah yes, it was the Nissan Almera. [JKew, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

...and one you can add http://www.curryhook.co.uk/hooks.htm
A different -- and baked -- solution to the same spilt-curry problem. [JKew, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Curry Courier http://www.halfbake...dea/Curry_20Courier
And another halfbaker's take on it. [JKew, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       simple, brilliant. the idea is ok too.
po, Jul 08 2003
  

       Illustration?
k_sra, Jul 08 2003
  

       Jeremy Clarkson (UK car lover, woman hater) said something very akin to this the other night.   

       he was driving home with a curry take-away on passenger seat, he braked for a pedestrian and saw the take-away start to move forwards, and so he not only stopped braking but actually accelerated.   

       I think it was meant to be funny. well, I own up, I laughed.
po, Jul 08 2003
  

       At least he's got his priorities um, straight.
thumbwax, Jul 08 2003
  

       No matter how stable you make the container, there will always occur an event to require a swerve servere enough to cause a spill ====> [previously unproven natural law-- any thoughts on how to test this one, Vernon? **momentum momenton gravity wave** (included text to try and catch Vernon searching)]   

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oxen crossing, Jul 08 2003
  

       Totally agreed, was considering internal slats to add cardboard for stability, then I figured that in real life people would double bag it for added stability and possibly add cardboard inbetween, so no need for slats.
sartep, Jul 08 2003
  

       The local takeout place staples the bag closed at the top (along with _another_ copy of the menu).   

       I'd like to see the taper the other way, so that you can reach in and pull out boiling-hot tinfoil dishes without having to rip the bag apart to avoid burning your hands.
Cedar Park, Jul 09 2003
  

       Oops. I misread the title as "Wipe Bottom Paper Bag." Ahem.
saker, Jul 09 2003
  

       Wasn't there a car launch a while ago in the UK in which the "curry hook" -- a hook in the passenger-side footwell for hanging a takeaway bag -- caught the attention of the popular press?   

       Can't remember what car it was, mind you.
JKew, Jul 09 2003
  

       Think it was the Toyota - Corolla.

Shirley a pizza box, of the deep dish variety could hold a number of takeaway containers...and keep hold them with as low a centre of gravity as can be expected.
silverstormer, Jul 09 2003
  

       (po) Thank you for the link.I have just spent a very happy hour slaping and punching Jamie Oliver and Neil Hamilton.
sufc, Jul 09 2003
  

       Woah, a sketch! Thanks very much bristolz.
sartep, Jul 10 2003
  

       Some models of the LandRover Discovery have a curry hook too.
oneoffdave, Jul 10 2003
  

       Perhaps the shopping bags should simply have drawstrings, like various brands of trash bags. A container with a lid only spills if the lid gets loose -- and drawstrings can be knotted...
Vernon, Sep 23 2003
  

       Yes, yes, all well and good, but what have you done for us lately, [sartep]?
k_sra, Sep 23 2003
  

       maybe add a paper hook or wire so you can attach your bag to the seatbelt to keep it upright?
nutty professor, May 16 2008
  
      
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