You may or may not have noticed that I have a strange attraction to interesting mugs. Probably because a mug is actually intended to be used, but I would find some mugs a little embarrassing to use. Ideally, a mug owner is supposed to be proud of his mug and drink coffee out of it at work every day. Anyway, here are a few mugs I've found recently that I thought were blog-worthy.
At first I thought this mug was supposed to be C-3PO from Star Wars.
But then I didn't - the thing on this mug looks way too retarded. Then I went back and remembered what C-3PO looked like.
Oh. Well he looks super retarded too. So I guess this mug represents a retarded version of a retarded robot. Either way, I can't imagine drinking coffee out of this thing every morning. It has an I'm-very-disappointed-in-you look on its face, and I don't think I could handle that every morning. Perhaps that's the reason this mug was found in a thrift store; the previous owner got so depressed at C-3PO's mongoloid brother staring him in the face every morning that he committed suicide and his co-workers donated this mug.
Here is the back:
I guess those are the stars that 3-DerpyO was at war with.
This next mug features Smokey the Bear trying to use sex to sell mugs.
This is obviously a pun meaning that Smokey the Bear "puts out" forest fires, but also insinuates that he "puts out" sexually. I don't know about you, but the idea of getting frisky with a black bear is sort of terrifying - mostly because of furries.
I also like this mug because they chose that particular drawing of Smokey. His face is showing one of two expressions:
Shock: "Hey, Smokey, I'm going to make a mug with your face on it saying that you 'put out!' Ya know, like you're an easy lay. It'll be hilarious! Say 'cheese!'" *snaps picture of shocked and confused Smokey*
Anger [3 seconds after the picture is taken]: "If you put that picture of me on a mug that says 'I put out' I will literally set you of fire and 'put you out' with this shovel."
Finally, a mug we can all enjoy!
This mug features the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles posing in front of a blue and orangish background. They are labeled as "Radical dudes..." Where does that ellipses take you, you ask? Well just inside the mug you see Leonardo and Donatello sticking their heads out of a manhole and it says "...fresh from the sewer!" So awesome. Here is the back:
Ahh, I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - wait... what the heck is that? Does that say... "Teenage Mutant HERO Turtles??? That's not how I remember the song going. Clearly, my initial reaction was that this was a cheap knockoff, albeit a very high-quality knockoff, so I looked it up. Apparently, in the UK and some countries in Europe they had to change the name from Ninja to Hero because they thought that the word "Ninja" was too violent for children. That's about the stupidest thing I'd ever heard, but I guess they changed it in 2003. I'm very happy with my foreign Hero Turtles mug! :)