Let us now focus on the bag instead of my ridiculous brother:
My friends, I give you the duct tape bag of the future. And by the "future", I mean the "present", heh. Anywho, this isn't your sticky, wrinkled, junior high makeshift messenger bag, ooooooh no. This sucker is sleek, chic and, er, probably not biodegradable BUT! perfectly capable of serving as a reusable tote for those small shopping trips.
You can pick one up here as soon as I get my act together and post it.