This week on The Collectors Show we meet Steve “Upheave” Silberberg and his collection of barf bags. Steve owns about 2,500 barf bags. You can see them all on his incredibly well organized web site at http://www.airsicknessbags.com.
While the majority of his bags come from airlines, there are other places that
make them available. Amusement park rides have them, and that is no surprise. But churches, high schools and even political candidates also have them, and that was a surprise. It turns out that a good way to communicate disdain for something is to put its likeness on a barf bag.
While Steve believed that airsickness due to turbulence was mostly a thing of the past, I was able to better inform him about a flight I was once on where they ran out of bags. It turns out that seeing, hearing and yes, smelling someone else get sick is well, sickening.
And with the new rules on flights since 911, passengers are not free to get up and go to the bathroom to puke like they once were.
This is probably the most entertained I have ever been doing this show and I hope you enjoy it too! To listen go to http://www.webtalkradio.net or iTunes.