Saturday, May 9, 2009

Luggage Voyeurism

Somehow, I have never lost my luggage. I thought I did, one time, in Providence but I was just too late picking it up from the conveyor belt...thingy...and they stored it in a little room for me.

PRESSING QUESTION: Would you want everyone on the interweb to see your tattered underwear and slutty nurse costume if it meant you could get your luggage back? 

If so, anonymous dude over at can make your dreams a reality!

Evidently, if airlines can't reunite baggage with their owners, they sell them (contents and all) at an auction and give the profits to charity. This guy goes to auctions, buys them, and is now putting both suitcases and suitcase innards on display for the world.

Then, you can click on a bag to see the contents. See that black bag second from the right? SHAZAM!

On the actual site you can view a large photo and see all of the clothing and undergarments in incriminating detail. There aren't too many on the site right now because it's new, but he promises to add more. 

I like this site in the same way I like Erik Boker's toothpaste dissections.  Seeing the insides and contents of things you don't normally get to see is fascinating to me. Even humans. I mean, that Body Worlds exhibit is cool, right? I wouldn't want to slice open a human myself, but if someone already has the human sliced open, then I'm sure going to look. 

I confess, however, that the skid-marked underwear in the big blue case did give me the heebies. 


  1. Have you been to the Body Worlds exhibit? I always wanted to - never have.

    You're not bringing your slutty nurse costume to DC are you!??

  2. I have not been to see Body Worlds but definitely want to sometime! I have spent (entirely too much) time looking at exhibit pictures from Google Image Search, though!

    Alas, I think I will be leaving my slutty nurse costume at home this time. ;)

  3. jenni, how about don't lose my bag ;P

    oooh the toothpaste thing, by the way, was beautiful. makes me want to take things apart and photograph them.

    it's almost as fascinating as what happens to things when you put them in microwaves: