The blog formerly known as   Fake Plastic Fish
February 27, 2009

Showing Some LunchBots Love & Quitting My Tupperware

Holy crap! Just last week I was having a nervous breakdown over buying new stuff, and here I am promoting a new product. Again. What can I say? I am human, and this product is awesome.

100% stainless steel LunchBots containersare the brainchild of Jacqueline Linder, a kindred spirit who was sick of plastic and wanted to do something about it. She developed LunchBots as an alternative to plastic lunch containers and plastic baggies. Her approach is an example of the Precautionary Principle in action, as demonstrated in the “Why Avoid Plastic?” section of her site. It’s also very reasonable.

Jacqueline sent me two LunchBots models to try out: the LunchBots Uno and LunchBots Duo. The Duo is divided into two compartments — great for small snack or side dish portions. The Uno is one single sandwich-sized compartment. Before she sent them, I asked about one of my favorite subjects: shipping materials. Here’s what she wrote back:

I ship LunchBots in a box sized to fit the number of containers well in order to eliminate or minimize the amount of stuffing needed. Each LunchBot is wrapped (no tape or stickers) in a small sheet of tissue paper to protect the surface during shipping.

In addition, for retail accounts, we have no box, the containers stack on the shelf and our packaging is merely a 1″ strip of recycled paper that wraps around the base of the container.

On the subject of tape, my boxes self close and I use just a few inches to protect it from being opened by the wrong person. I will definitely look into paper tape, especially since I need more tape for larger wholesale orders.

And just as she promised, the containers were shipped nearly plastic-free:


You might be wondering why I’m so excited about LunchBots when I’ve already written about other great stainless steel containers like those from Life Without Plastic and To-go Ware. Without a doubt, those containers are great for food storage.

What makes LunchBots different is their shape. Flatter than the other containers, LunchBots fit easily into a purse while traveling (although they are not completely leak-proof, so best not to carry them sideways with wet food inside.) The lid does snap on pretty tightly without the need for a silicone seal. In fact, I wondered about whether small children might find the lids difficult to manage. Jacqueline reponded, “Sometimes the lids are tricky the first 1-2 times that kids use them. Once they get the hang of it there are no problems.”

Their flat shape is what enables me to finally give up my Tupperware sandwich container, the last piece of plastic foodware to which I still clung. LunchBots are not quite as square as the Tupperware. I’m hoping Jacqueline (or someone!) will develop a square version in the future. But for now, I’ll be carrying my sandwiches in a LunchBots Uno instead of plastic. And the guys at the Green Bean Cafe who sometimes make my lunch can quit asking me why I have them put my sandwich in a plastic container if I’m so against plastic.

Jacqueline would like you to know that LunchBots have been independently tested at a California lab to certify that they are lead-free. You can use the coupon code FREESHIP09 to order from www.LunchBots.com and get free shipping.

OR if you’ve read this far, you might be in luck. While I’m keeping the LunchBots Uno for myself, I’ll give away the LunchBots Duo to a random Fake Plastic Fish reader. To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your name and the funniest joke you can remember. We can all use a little levity, right?

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92 Comments on "Showing Some LunchBots Love & Quitting My Tupperware"


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InBloom
2 years 5 months ago

I think that if you already own Tupperware, etc…don’t “ditch” it…use it, take care of it, so that it will last for years to come as intended. Don’t heat in it, that’s all! I have a set of Tupperware tumblers, sandwich containers and snack cups that I bought when my oldest (and then only) daughter was 5. She is now 15. Two more daughters later and all three use them for lunches every day. They were brought up to take care of things so they never got lost or broken. At the end of last school year I got ahold of a bunch of KFC containers that one of their teachers had used and was going to recycle…about 20 of them…I pre-pack fruits and veggies in them for snacks and lunches. I know, plastic is not good, but I figure if I can save it from a landfill and get a long-time use out of it, I should try. All heating and storing of entrees and such are done in glass. When our microwave kicked awhile back, I vowed not to buy another. It’s just not necessary!! Everyone thought I was. It’s but I LIKE not having it in my home. Just random thoughts, I have never been on this site before, but I like it! :)

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Angela Weidmann
5 years 5 months ago

A blonde, a priest, and a lawyer walk in to a bar and the bartender says:
“Is this a joke?”

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Kat Reeves
5 years 7 months ago

Okay…

So a turtle and a tortise get into an accident. A policeman comes by and says, “What seems to have happened here?” The turtle says, “I don’t know officer; it all happened so fast.”

Ok, one more.

Have you ever smelled mothballs?

Yes

How did you get their little legs apart?

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Emily
6 years 2 months ago

Hello, I am concerned about what material Lunchbots uses for their powder coat. Their website doesn’t specify – here is what I found with some research on powder coating:
Powder coating is the process of electro statically spraying pulverized particles of plastic(usually polyester or polyurethane) onto a clean
metal substrate (the part to be coated).
Does anyone know if they are using some new cutting edge process I haven’t heard of???

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Bella Bliss
6 years 3 months ago

Those looks neat!

A joke? I’m one of those funny in the moment kinda gals.

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Alice B
6 years 3 months ago

What did the grape say when the elephant sat on it?

Nothing, it just let out a little wine ;)

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Annie
6 years 3 months ago

I agree, I have been pretty much on a buying moratorium (but I am getting some Kleen Kanteens in for lunch boxes) and then I saw this on another site and thought How Cool! I (may very well) Need That!

Love your blog, thank you!

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erika
6 years 3 months ago

Facinating blog here! I’m becoming concerned myself about plastic, and I will definitely spend time going over your blog.

Here’s a joke from my five-year old son:

Q: What is the difference between roast beef and pea soup?

A: Anyone can roast beef. No one can pea soup.

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Karen
6 years 3 months ago

I just found Fake Plastic Fish … very interesting blog!

Here’s my joke:
Why do Eskimos wash their clothes in Tide?

Because it’s too cold outtide!

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islandveggie@hotmail.com
6 years 3 months ago

This isn’t a joke but is something funny my 3year old did:

While eating dinner a few weeks ago I found a stray catapillar that had got cooked with my swiss chard so I put him on the edge of my plate. My boy noticed and asked to see it. Upon passing it over he poped it into his mouth and ate it! Then he asked “Where are the rest?”
As if I was stashing this delectable treat and eating it behind his back!

Sure made everyone at my hose have a good laugh!

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Beth
6 years 3 months ago

Phooey. Some of my jokes were already taken!

Knock knock
[who’s there?]
Ether
[Ether who?]
Ether bunny. Knock knock
[who’s there?]
Andy
[Andy who?]
Andy nother ether bunny. Knock knock
[who’s there?]
Stella
[Stella who?]
Stella nother ether bunny. Knock knock
[who’s there?]
Consumption
[Consumption who?]
Consumption be done about all these ether bunnies?

Beth DeSombre

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just ducky
6 years 3 months ago

Possible idea for Billie:

What about using a stainless steel container, heating it up at home and putting it in one of these…http://www.reusablebags.com/store/built-tortuga-medium-insulated-lunch-tote-p-1394.html?

Granted, depending on how hot it is…you may have to wrap it in a towel before placing it in the neoprene…

I’m just thinking out loud on this. I’m guessing that transferring the food to a plate for heating up in the microwave is not agreeable/is not an option for you? That’s the obvious first option, but I understand that isn’t always possible for people.

Well–that’s my idea for the day anyways!

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Sharonus
6 years 3 months ago

This is my four year old’s (current) favorite joke. He learned it from a Scooby Doo episode:

– Knock, Knock
– Who’s there?
– Juanita.
– Juanita who?
– Juanita pizza, man, we’re starvin’ back here!

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Billie
6 years 3 months ago

Perhaps you can help me with my problem re: stainless steel containers.

I am looking for something like the To-Go-Ware that is insulated. I guess like Thermos but of course Thermos has plastic outerwear. I would love to use the To-Go-Ware but I always have to heat up my meal in the microwave or somehow put it in something that will keep it hot. How can I accomplish this? Right now, I recycle our Chinese take-out dishes. They are even leak proof so I can bring soups which I do a lot. Lots of time, I already have my meals frozen in my Chinese takeout and just grab one and pop it in my lunch bag. This is a great way to easily use leftovers by putting it in meal-sized containers – ready to roll for a lunch at work.

Help?

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Anonymous
6 years 3 months ago

What’s Irish and stays out all winter?

Patty O’Furniture

:o) diana in co

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Lauraz
6 years 4 months ago

What did the fish say when it ran into the wall?

Dam.

Love the stainless steel. I can’t wait til I am no longer an unpaid non-profit intern and can buy my very own.

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The Purloined Letter
6 years 4 months ago

I’m with Hillary–but have a slight extension:

What did the Buddha say to the hot dog vendor?

Make me one, with everything.

The Buddha paid with a hundred dollar bill.

The vendor did nothing but smile back at him peacefully, so the Buddha asked directly for his change.

The vendor replied with complete equanimity, “Change must come from within.”

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agreenfire
6 years 4 months ago

Wanna hear a dirty joke?
A cow fell in a mud puddle.
Wanna hear a clean joke?
He took a bath.

I know, I know. But when I was little, I thought it was hysterical.

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Peter H
6 years 4 months ago

Holy toledo…….really what is wrong with Tupperware! What happens when the s/s box hits the tiled floor or concrete path and dents the edge, making it difficult to close? And it will happen! Too expensive and do not seal well.

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Misty
6 years 4 months ago

My sister sent this to me while I was worrying about my Stat class:

The Physicist, the Chemist, and the Statistician

“Three professors (a physicist, a chemist, and a statistician) are called in to see their dean. Just as they arrive the dean is called out of his office, leaving the three professors there. The professors see with alarm that there is a fire in the wastebasket.”

“The physicist says, ‘I know what to do! We must cool down the materials until their temperature is lower than the ignition temperature and then the fire will go out.”

“The chemist says, ‘No! No! I know what to do! We must cut off the supply of oxygen so that the fire will go out due to lack of one of the reactants.’

“While the physicist and chemist debate what course to take, they both are alarmed to see the statistician running around the room starting other fires. They both scream, ‘What are you doing?’

To which the statistician replies, ‘Trying to get an adequate sample size.'”

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just ducky
6 years 4 months ago

Why did Piglet stick his head in the toilet?

He was looking for Pooh.

I love that joke…

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Christy B.
6 years 4 months ago

biancasimone – there are a couple of good options for soups and chili:

Borosilicate Jars (try The Container Store), Pyrex, Canning Jars, Canning Jars w/hermetic lids and probably the easiest, cheapest, most accessible: re-use any glass food jar such as from mayonnaise, applesauce, pasta sauce, etc…

Then use old tupperware to organize tools, nails, screws, sewing supplies and other non-edibles! Anything left Freecycle.

Clif: Love your idea and here’s my pathetic attempt:

Three guys are in a bar drinking beer from plastic glasses.

Beth walks in and asks “Why are you guys crying?”.

The first guys says “I’ve been walking all over SF today running errands instead of driving and I needed a refreshment. I ordered a beer – who knew it would be served in a plastic cup?”

The second guy says “After my shift at Rainbow Grocery I stopped in to get a Peak Organic Beer and I gave them my 3 year old plastic cup that I have been reusing since my first Frat party and it just got a crack in it.”

The third guy, Karl Rove, says, “You left wingnuts – give me a bowl of BPA, I’ll eat it right now. I’m crying because I want my puppet back!”

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Lara S.
6 years 4 months ago

An old couple during a big party. The old lady whispers to her husband’s ear: “Whoops dear, I just passed a silent fart. What do I do?”
“Well honey, we’ll have to fix your hearing aid!”

Isn’t it cute! I love this joke!

(it’s hard to translate jokes from spanish to english ;-))

I don’t get one thing about plastic containers: to make them leak-free, why not just add a screw top?

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Anonymous
6 years 4 months ago

Oops forget the joke. A catholic priest was talking to a kindergarten class about the clothes that he wears during mass. He takes off his clerical collar to show it to the students. He asks one little boy, if he can read the writing on the inside of the collar. The boy nods yes, takes the collar, and says, “Kills fleas and ticks for up to six months.”

–Ave

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Anonymous
6 years 4 months ago

These sound perfect for preschool lunches. Would love to win one to try. Preschool lunch boxes are hard to pack with reusable containers. In June, I’ll be packing two and need more containers that fit.

–Ave

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Sandy Jones
6 years 4 months ago

What did one casket say to the other casket? Is that you coughin’?

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Anna H
6 years 4 months ago

I want a lunchbot! Here’s my joke:

Today I changed a light bulb, crossed the street, and walked into a bar. It was then that I realized that my life is a joke.

Heard the other day here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n82MYZYPu7w

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carrotlover
6 years 4 months ago

Three pieces of string go into a bar and sit a a table. The first one goes up to the bar to order a drink. The bartender looks at him and says, “What are you – a piece of string? We don’t serve string. Get outta here.” The string goes back to his friends and tells them what happened.

So the second string says he’ll try and he goes up to the bar. The bartender looks at him and says, “What are you -a piece of string? We don’t serve string. Get outta here.” He goes back to the table.

The third string says, I have an idea. He says, “You guys tie me in a knot.” “OK, good, now fray my ends a bit.” Then he goes up to the bar. The bartender looks at him and says, “What are you? A piece of string?” And the string says, “Frayed knot” (‘fraid not).

I know it’s kinda dumb but it’s the only joke I can ever remember. Thanks for the info on LunchBots. Sometimes I worry about the mining associated with the new stainless steel stuff I buy. I’m reading an interesting book: “Confessions of an EcoSinner – tracking the sources of my stuff” I recommend it.

Also, thanks for the laughs – what a great idea!
Laurie-Ann

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KLund
6 years 4 months ago

Posted this yesterday, but for some reason it didn’t go through.

A woman trying to spice up her sex life answers the door wearing nothing but Saran Wrap, her husband takes one look and replies, “Oh, God, not leftovers, again!”

Heard this one on the radio a while back….

What do train sets and breasts have in common?

They were originally intended for children, but it’s the men who end up playing with them.

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Clif
6 years 4 months ago

Wow, this is a tremendous response to your request!

Here’s some audio humor, a bit old now but good.

Now how about a FPF humor contest? Challenge folks to complete something like this…

Three guys are sitting in a bar drinking beer from plastic cups.

Beth walks in, sees this and says…(fill in from here)

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Paige Bayer
6 years 4 months ago

My four year-old loves knock knock jokes. And during the presidential election, when I was glued to CNN, my son made this joke up one day, and I have to say for a four year-old it was genius!

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
Pig.
Pig who?
Pig with the lipstick!

It still makes me laugh. =)

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Elle
6 years 4 months ago

So… Santa walks into a bar.
Ouch.

One of my son’s favorite jokes.

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arvind
6 years 4 months ago

My first stainless steel lunchbox was probably bought 32 years back . In fact in India we have been using steel boxes in a number of ways , flat ones for sandwiches , stackable kinds for a complete meal or simple round boxes with a lid for carrying a little something . All of this comes in a huge array of shapes and sizes . Not to mention stainless steel plates , bowls and tumblers . Good to see the rest of the world catching up .

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Farmer's Daughter
6 years 4 months ago

I’d love to win!

Okay, this joke may not be funny, but to me (a science teacher) it is!

A neutron walked into a bar, ordered a drink, and pulled out his money to pay the bartender. The bartender said “It’s on the house.” Surprised, the neutron asked why. The bartender replied: “For you, NO CHARGE!”

Ahaha!!!

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Erin
6 years 4 months ago

My stock of jokes is limited—okay, I only have one:

Man: I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.

Interlocuter: What was the name of his other leg?

Ah, gets me every time. Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin H.

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Anonymous
6 years 4 months ago

My favorite was the “What do you get when you goose a ghost?

A handful of sheet!

Out of all the wonderful 50 or so jokes, this is the one that made me laugh out loud!

I’m terrible at telling jokes, never can remember them. But I love your blog. It inspires me everyday to think about plastic and getting it out of my life.

Myra
Pittsburgh

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c out of g
6 years 4 months ago

OK. I hope nobody gets offended by this joke. After all, it’s a joke:

How do you call a person that speaks three languages? – Trilingual.

How do you call a person that speaks two languages? – Bilingual.

So, how do you call a person that only speaks one language? – American!

:)

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Julie
6 years 4 months ago

What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?
el-if-i-no

forbes dot julie at rocketmail dot com

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biancasimone
6 years 4 months ago

I am ADDICTED to Tupperware! It’s a terrible habit, I know, but how else can I transport my homemade soups and sandwiches around without spilling something? I’m always worried about getting liquid all over everything when I bring soup or chili for lunch.

BUT! I am going to investigate these awesome metal lunch boxes further. They are really neat looking, and a lot better than plastic. There’s no better way to ditch my Tupperware habit than to pick up an addiction to metal lunch boxes, right? :)

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Danielle
6 years 4 months ago

This one’s silly, and better out loud:

Why did Mozart get rid of his chickens?

Because they kept going, “Bawk, Bawk, Bawk!”

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funderbug
6 years 4 months ago

Q: Where do bees use the bathroom?

A: The BP Station

Ha! That’s the only joke I can EVER remember.

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JT
6 years 4 months ago

OK, here is my favorite joke:

Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

A: Only one, but the light bulb has to really WANT to change.

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felicia
6 years 4 months ago

Q: Why should you not take a Pokemon into the bathroom with you?

A: Because it might Pikachu.

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teg
6 years 4 months ago

Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, “I’ll bet you don’t know what day this is.”

“Of course I do,” he answered as if he was offended, and left for the office.

At 10:00 a.m., the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box of a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1:00 p.m., a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favorite chocolates was delivered. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress.

The woman couldn’t wait for her husband to come home.

“First the flowers, then the chocolates and then the dress!” she exclaimed.

“I’ve never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!

Enjoy – teganlovesinternet(at)gmail.com

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Brande
6 years 4 months ago

OMG! I take that back, the pigeon/statues joke is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard!

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Brande
6 years 4 months ago

Did you hear about the dyslexic devil worshippers? They sold their souls to Santa!

I must say though, the “European” joke was too funny!

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Jennifer
6 years 4 months ago

In what kind of weather is a vet the busiest?

When it’s raining cats and dogs

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lace
6 years 4 months ago

Currently the only jokes I’m hearing begin “Why did the ______ cross the road?” With the ___ being filled with whatever strikes the 4 year olds mind.

Why did the dog cross the road? He didn’t he was taking a nap.

Why did the chicken cross the road? There was a playground over there.

These are the best I’ve got right now

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Fake Plastic Fish
6 years 4 months ago

Rob, the 12″ pianist is my favorite joke and one of the only ones I can remember. In fact, I once performed that joke in an acting class in the voice of Greta Garbo. Seriously. I have done some weird freakin’ things in my life.

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Robj98168
6 years 4 months ago

Ok I cant help myself-
ROB’s OFF COLOR JOKE OF THE DAY

This guy walks into a bar and sees a 12″ tall guy playing a very tinky piano-not thinking much of it he starts talkin to one of the customers- “What’s with the little fellow playing the piano?” He asks. The other bar customer said”The bartender is a genie- whatever you ask for he will grant your wish” Oh yeah thought the guy… All of a sudden there are about a million ducks flying through the bar crapping on every one. The guy said- “What the hell is this? I asked for a million bucks!” The other bar customer said”Don’t complain- do you thinkI really asked for a 12″ pianist?

OK slightly off color.

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Matzoh 2 Ball
6 years 4 months ago

My mother once gave me two sweaters for Hanukkah.

The next time we visited, I made sure to wear one.

As we entered her home, instead of the expected smile, she said,

“What’s the matter? You didn’t like the other one?”

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Matzoh Ball
6 years 4 months ago

During the first day of Hanukkah, two elderly Jewish men were sitting in a wonderful deli frequented almost exclusively by Jews in New York City.

They were talking amongst themselves in Yiddish – the colorful language of Jews who came over from Eastern Europe.

A Chinese waiter, only one year in New York, came up and in fluent impeccable Yiddish asked them if everything was okay and if they were enjoying the holiday.

The Jewish men were dumbfounded.

“Where did he ever learn such perfect Yiddish?” they both thought.

After they paid the bill they asked the restaurant manager, an old friend of theirs, “Where did our waiter learn such fabulous Yiddish?”

The manager looked around and leaned in so no one else will hear and said, “Hey, not so loud! He thinks we’re teaching him English.”

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SF Gunner
6 years 4 months ago

Two hunters are out hunting. One of them falls over and seems not to be breathing.

His friend calls 911* and cries, “What do I do?”

“Well, first, let’s make sure he’s dead,” says the operator.

There is silence, and then a shot rings out. The hunter returns to the phone and says, “Okay, now what?”

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Robj98168
6 years 4 months ago

LOL @ thenonconsumeradvocate’s joke
I laughed, I cried, I LOL’d

These are so cool- something that fits my samwhiches! I just orded one!

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old dog
6 years 4 months ago

A bee is flying alongside another bee. He notices that his fellow apian is wearing a yarmulke.

“What’s with the headgear?” he asks.

“You want I should be taken for a WASP?”

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simplesavvy
6 years 4 months ago

What do you get when you goose a ghost?

A handful of sheet!

It’s good when you can crack yourself up, right? Right.

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Natalie
6 years 4 months ago

Okay, here goes:
Big Lorenzo, an Italian fella, is bragging to his friends about his sons:
“I’ma so prouda my oldest son. He maka fifty thousand dollar evra year. Hesa Engineer!”

“I even more prouda ma second son. He maka five hundred thousand dollar a year. Hesa Doctor!”

“But, I’ma da proudest a ma youngest son. He maka Five million dollar a year. Hesa Sports Mechanic!”

Paolo, his friend asks: “What’s a Sports Mechanic?”

Lorenzo replies: “Wella, he can fixa everytin. He fixa da horseraces, he fixa da boxin matcha…….”

Don’t know too many jokes, but found this one. I’d really like to be in the running for the Lunchbots though!

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Nancy
6 years 4 months ago

I would love to try a LunchBot. I work very long hours on the weekend and have to pack two lunches and snacks each day. I’m trying to get away from the plastic thing, but haven’t found a good substitute. This sounds like I’ve found it now.

What does the atomic duck say?

Quark, Quark

It may be lame, but I love it. The only other joke I can remember is a very old, very long shaggy dog story.

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Amanda
6 years 4 months ago

What kind of cheese doesn’t belong to you?

Nacho Cheese.

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Josef Pohl
6 years 4 months ago

There are 10 kinds of people in the world.
Those that can count in binary and those that can’t. –joe

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Christy
6 years 4 months ago

What did 0 say to 8… Nice belt.

A man walks into a bar…ouch.

and finally

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

These are my three favourite jokes.

Christy, Ontario, Canada

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Heather
6 years 4 months ago

The Creation of the Jersey Shore

Once upon a time in the Kingdom of Heaven, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the Archangel, found Him resting on the seventh day. He inquires of God, “Where have you been?”

God sighed a deep sigh Of satisfaction and proudly pointed downward through the clouds. “Look, Michael, look what I’ve made.”

Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, “What is it?”

“It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve put life on it. I’m going to call it earth and it’s going to be a great place of balance.”

“Balance?” inquired Michael, still confused.

God explained, pointing to different parts of the earth, “For example, Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while Africa is going to be poor. The Middle East over there will be a hot spot.” God continued, pointing to different countries, “This one will be extremely hot and while this one will be very cold and covered with ice.”

The Archangel, impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a large land mass with an ocean as it border and said, “What’s that one?”

“Ah,” said God, “that’s the Jersey Shore, the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful beaches, rivers, lakes, and climate. The people from the Jersey Shore are going to be modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, and high achieving people, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats and carriers of peace.”

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then exclaimed, “What about balance, God? You said there would be balance! Everyone and everything seems so totally perfect in this place you call the Jersey Shore”

God replied wisely, “Wait until you see the assholes I’m sending down from New York every summer.”

Maybe not the sort of joke people will find funny if they live outside of NJ, but I find it hysterical.

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Robin
6 years 4 months ago

A police officer was sitting on the side of the road trying to catch speeders. A big red pickup truck drives by, and the bed of the truck is filled with little penguins. They’re all stuffed in close together, and they can barely move! The police officer pulls the truck over, and says to the driver, “What are you doing with these penguins?! You must take them to the zoo!” So the driver says “Sure, ok. I’ll take them to the zoo.”

The very next day, the same police officer is patrolling the same area, when the red truck drives by again. The truck is still filled with penguins, but this time, the penguins all have sunglasses on.

The officer is very confused, and pulls the truck over again, pretty upset that the driver didn’t listen to him. The officer walks up to the driver. “I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo!” he says. The driver replies with, “I did! We had a great time, and today we’re going to the beach!”

Tee hee hee… penguins are awesome. I have another penguin joke if anyone would like it, but it’s less appropriate than that one!

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ciboulette
6 years 4 months ago

Where does a General keep his army?

Up his sleevey!

– Leah

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psuklinkie
6 years 4 months ago

Lunchboxes: covet!
Joke: A blonde walked into a library and said, “Can I have a burger and fries?” The librarian said, “Sorry, this is a library.” So the blonde whispered, “Can I have a burger and fries?”

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monkeyjen
6 years 4 months ago

What do gay horses eat?

HAAAAY!

yea yeah, i know i already told you that one, beth. but i LOVE it!

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Jenni at My Web of Life
6 years 4 months ago

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Bears.

Bears who?

Bears don’t who! Owls do!

(Courtesy of my 7-year-old)

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Jennifer
6 years 4 months ago

Why don’t seagulls live by the bay?

(Wait for it….)

Because then they’d be BAY-gulls! (Bagels). :)

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Carmen
6 years 4 months ago

That last line should have read “Atom 1″. I knew I’d mess up the delivery…

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Carmen
6 years 4 months ago

This is awesome! Packing lunch sandwiches has been one of my biggest struggles to do plastic-free.

OK, I hope I get my geeky joke right.

Two atoms were walking down the street.
Atom 1: “Wait! I think I lost an electron.”
Atom 2: “Are you sure?”
Atom 3: “I’m positive!”

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AppleMurr
6 years 4 months ago

There was once a very beautiful statue in a park of two lovers. This statue had inspired many couples to fall in love, so one day an Angel came down and turned the statue human and told them that as their reward for inspiring so many people to fall in love over the years, they would get to be human for the next 30 minutes, and they could do whatever they desire -wink, wink-. So the man and woman go off into the bushes and the angel hears rustling and giggling. 15 minutes later they come out, and the angel tells them that they still have 15 minutes later and that they could do it again. So the man turns to the woman and says “Ok, this time I’ll hold the pigeon and you can poop on its head!”

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Christy B.
6 years 4 months ago

What the H*@@ is wrong with me – “you’re boobs”?!!

Obviously YOUR is what I meant to type!

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Angie
6 years 4 months ago

A man goes to the doctor, who tells him he has cancer. The man is shocked by the news and asks for more details. The doctor replies with more information, then says, “That’s not the worst of it. You have Alzheimer’s, too.”

The man replies, “Thank God, doc! I thought you were gonna tell me I have cancer!”

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Christy B.
6 years 4 months ago

My first concerns about these was the type of steel and the labor – both addressed well on the website. Of course, they are shipped from China…

A lady who has had MANY face lifts goes to her surgeon again with a new complaint:

“Doctor, I loved my last surgery but I have these bags under my eyes that won’t go away.”

“Well, those aren’t bags, those are you’re boobs.”

“Oh, well I guess that explains the goatee!”

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Mama Kelly
6 years 4 months ago

Ok so two fish are swimming along when suddenly one fish smacks his head right into a large rock.

What does he say to the other fish
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Nothing … fish can’t talk.

Mama Kelly
mamakellywitch[at]aol[dot]com

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The House Wench
6 years 4 months ago

A little boy gets lost at a shopping mall. He goes up to a policeman and says, “excuse me officer, but I’ve lost my grandpa!”

The cop asks, “What’s he like?”, trying to get a description. The little boy thinks for a minute, and replies, “peppermint schnapps and women with low self-esteem”

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froghair
6 years 4 months ago

what do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?

ellephino

— andrea

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ariella
6 years 4 months ago

Where do wild bunnies live?
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In their natural rabbitat!

(Hyuk hyuk. That’s a prize-winner if I’ve ever heard one ;)

– Ariella, Vancouver BC

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Kim
6 years 4 months ago

The only joke I ever know reliably, and the one I thought thenonconsumeradvocate was telling:

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?
It was dead.
Why did the second monkey fall out of the tree?
It was stapled to the first one.
Why did the third monkey fall out of the tree?
PEER PRESSURE!

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Lisa
6 years 4 months ago

What is a cat’s favorite color?

Purrrrrrple!

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Maureen
6 years 4 months ago

Wanna hear two short jokes and a long joke?

“Joke”
“Joke”
“Jooooooke”

It’s funnier when said, bc you hold out the last one… but you get the idea.

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Chiot's Run
6 years 4 months ago

I tend to use glass, since I already have them for freezing & food storage. But these would be nice as well.

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Christine
6 years 4 months ago

How do you catch a unique rabbit?

You neak up on it.

How do you catch a tame rabbit?

The tame way.

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Kelsie
6 years 4 months ago

What’s long, brown, and sticky?

A stick!!

:)

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hillary
6 years 4 months ago

What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?

“Make me one with everything.”

(I know, not very original…)

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Patrick
6 years 4 months ago

I love those LunchBots!

Two muffins are baking in an oven. One turns to the other and says, “Gee, it’s getting hot in here!”. The other muffin screams, “Ah! A talking muffin!”

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Meg
6 years 4 months ago

Two guys talking about the sad state of sexual morality nowadays. The first says, “I didn’t sleep with my wife before marriage. Did you?” “I don’t know,” says the second. “What was her maiden name?”

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Jamie
6 years 4 months ago

Now if only someone would figure out how to make these cheaper…I would love to use them for just daily leftover storage (and our homemade dog food), but I can’t afford to buy enough to really make it worth while (when glass storage dishes come in sets of several for less than $30). But I guess maybe as more come to the market, the price might go down…

Good to know they’re out there, though!

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JAM
6 years 4 months ago

Here’s my 10 year old’s favorite joke: If you’re American when you go in the bathroom, and American when you come out of the bathroom, what are you while you’re in the bathroom?

European!

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Chris
6 years 4 months ago

Did you hear about the cannibal who passed his mother-in-law in the woods?

-Chris Barnes

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thenonconsumeradvocate
6 years 4 months ago

OKay, I heard this joke from my ten-year-old yesterday.

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?

Because it was dead.

Why did the other monkey fall out of the tree?

Monkey see, monkey do!

(Very few kid appropriate jokes are actually funny.)

Katy Wolk-Stanley
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

The Non-Consumer Advocate