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Every Volvo to come with bag for life

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Some Volvos, yesterday

Volvo has announced that from 2019 every car it makes with come with a reusable plastic bag you can take into the supermarket.

The Swedish company’s bold announcement is said to be in response to customer feedback which says that Volvo drivers are particularly concerned about arriving at the supermarket and then remembering they haven’t brought their own bag from home and getting the sinking feeling that the people who work in the supermarket are going to judge them for it.

‘It’s not the small outlay to buy another bag,’ explained Volvo boss Wol Voboss. ‘It’s the guilt at having to buy it, and that’s why Volvo is going full bag for life by 2019.’

Other manufacturers are expect to follow Volvo’s lead in the next few years, though none will confirm their plans at present. ‘We are actively developing bags for life for our cars,’ confirmed a spokesman for another major manufacturer. ‘But for the time being, we believe our customers are happy to say “oh bollocks, I forgot to bring a fucking bag again” and then struggle back across the car park cradling some bread, bog roll, a bag of salad and a massive plastic flagon of milk in their bare hands.’

 

 

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Andi_Mohr
1129 days ago
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Well this is a joke, but I do carry an emergency bag for life in the car for such a time as this...
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Existential Bug Reports

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ISSUE: If we wait long enough, the Earth will eventually be consumed by the Sun. WORKAROUND: None.
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Andi_Mohr
1216 days ago
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Re: alt text. There's a workaround. Ask Wesley Crusher some time.
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ca_peterson
1207 days ago
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Given enough time Multivac might have a workaround! http://multivax.com/last_question.html
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1208 days ago
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:)
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1216 days ago
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Be right back, adding a new catch-all milestone
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1216 days ago
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ISSUE: If we wait long enough, the Earth will eventually be consumed by the Sun. WORKAROUND: None.

Germany Just Got a Bit Bigger

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While nobody was paying attention, Germany took over a bit of Czech territory



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Substitutions 2

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Within a few minutes, our roads will be full of uncontrollably-swerving cars and our skies full of Amazon delivery dogs.
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Andi_Mohr
1678 days ago
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Samuel Clay - are you listening? ;)
Covarr
1678 days ago
Do we need to submit this comic as a formal feature request?
Brstrk
1678 days ago
Saml plz
Andi_Mohr
1675 days ago
Don't think he's listening :(
Covarr
1675 days ago
That's a shame. I know he's replied to comments on xkcd before.
samuel
1659 days ago
I do, just 19 days late. Only one I'd be OK with is the drone to dog. See: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/466474473878884845/
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1671 days ago
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indeed, needs a Chrome ext
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1678 days ago
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1677 days ago
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There's a fake Goldman Sachs in China now

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If China can fake anything, even a chain of Apple Stores, Goldman Sachs shouldn't be too surprised to find it isn't off-limits.

That's right — the Goldman Sachs has found its doppelganger in China, except it has nothing to do with the New York-headquartered investment banking firm. It seems Goldman Sachs (Shenzhen) Financial Leasing Co. has been operating since May 2013, according to Bloomberg, and it's not affiliated with the actual Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Shenzhen is a major financial city in China, just north of Hong Kong. The metropolis is known for being the home to a number of large Chinese firms such as Tencent, and is also the site of Foxconn's largest factory, spitting out iPhones, BlackBerrys and Xboxes. Read more...

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1807 days ago
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This amuses me.
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David Beckham catches ball at Wimbledon like it's no big deal

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LONDON — This year's Wimbledon tournament has had its fair share of moments, from Federer's effortless through-the-legs shot to the back of the court to Djokovic's less impressive rant at a ball girl.

Trust Beckham to up the ante, though, by casually catching a rogue ball during the men's doubles semifinals Thursday, before nonchalantly chucking it back onto the court.

He plucked the stray ball, which had deflected off a line judge's chair in Court One during Jamie Murray and John Peers' victory over Jonathan Erlich and Philipp Petzschner, from the air like it was no big thing.

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Andi_Mohr
1856 days ago
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Man catches ball. #NotNews
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