I tried to find a quote about mugs to start this blog off, but the closest I could manage was “The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!” You’ll have to decide which of these is the vessel with the pestle, and which the chalice from the palace. Yeah I know, a bit naff as an introduction that. Better just get on with the pics eh? (I didn’t even mention the flagon with the dragon).
We break new ground to kick off with our first ever non-Twitter #SUNDAYPICS, from Jody-S over on Sparkpeople. She says “I don’t know how, but if I could I would send my picture of Craig Fergusons snake mug”. Not to worry, Jody, you seem to have managed just fine.
Next up, @JohnRands_TMTL shows us his mug, bought by his bro (which may mean ‘brother’, but equally may indicate his ‘wingman’ who helps him pick up ‘chicks’ in bars). The mug shows his daughter @Kara_TGTL aaaaaah!
Next we have what is @jingleby’s (and perhaps my) favourite work mug, which is ideal on night shifts when one needs coffee to keep one going.
On the right is a very weird mug from @ironthighs. What’s that odd blob above the creatures eyes? A second nose? And what sort of creature is it anyway? (What? You think so? Oh, OK). The wombat with the halo on my right shoulder (I call him Trevor) tells me that I should be nice about people’s mugs, lest they become offended. So this mug from @ironthighs – it’s lovely, isn’t it?
If this was a gameshow, the next sentence could become a famous catchphrase, like “Bring on the wall!”. Ready? “Here we go with three in a row!”. Bound to catch on. @greythorne says of the mug on the left, that tea always tastes better from bone china. The design, apparently, is ‘Rats’, by Anita Jeram. Despite appearances, the contents of the middle mug ARE a drink – @ameadey’s favourite (though rarely had) drink at that, although she also said “Was considering putting gin and tonic in but I’d have to drink it. And I have a not before 9am rule”. Strange woman that. I do like the mug tthough. And a real classic on the right – le Creuset – containing @MacJude’s morning coffee.
On the right, @mrsactive gives us two for the price of one – the mug on the left reminds her of when she a mile away – presumably that’s a mile away from Moscow, rather than a mile from Sutton Coldfield. She likes her right-hand mug because “its huge & matches the kitchen”.
Time for a pretty artistic entry now – lovely shadows and light on @sammartin58’s musical mug.
I’ll whack in another rank of three in a minute, once I’ve managed to get the cursor down below Thom and Sam’s mugs. Not much further… are we nearly there yet?
On the left, @dai_bach’s favourite is his Twitter mug – well worth clicking on to investigate the bigger version. Apparently, @vagueness received this mug from his wife as apparently he’s a robot and therefore would like to drink out of a robot mug. There’s nothing like a bit of liberalism. On the right, a fine motto to live by from @michlan – however, the indecisive amongst us might run out of tea.
Of the picture on the right, @thom_white originally spluttered “Stupid #sundaypics – @Snowgirl1972 is pulling the kitchen apart looking for her favourite mug!” She eventually found it collecting radiator drips. Helen says “In case you can’t tell, my #sundaypics mug is from Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, from my snowboarding days #beforekids #whenmybackwasgood” This implies that she now has a naughty back. How does that work, I wonder?
And on the right is cuddlesome @OldMotherRiley’s mug. She loves this mug so much this is her third one. Why is the pig so happy, that’s what I want to know. It’s not natural. Also, he’ll get sunburn standing there.
On the left we have a couple from @mrchambers – his, which is his favourite mug because it has chalkboard sides (and thanks for the #SUNDAYPICS message), and ‘The Boy’s. The Boy likes Postman Pat. Who doesn’t?
Readers of a nervous disposition may wish to avoid clicking the picture over on the right in order to see a larger version, for it features naked flesh. @andymcf calls this shot “Tea in bed. Well in a mug.” The mug actually looks interesting….
Well, it’s about time for the #SUNDAYPICS catchphrase again – are you ready? All together now…. “HERE WE GO WITH BRING ON THE DOORS!” …. no, hang on, that’s not right…..
OK, we’ve got @ScullyScully’s best tea and coffee mugs there – never mix them as your drink tastes funny apparently. @nessgoddess appears to heed that advice, for she is at pains to tell us that her mug (in the middle there) is only for tea. Although I suppose that might be a euphemism. I’ve just noticed that Sundaypics-Virgin @Dutch_Bitch’s mug on the right is RUDE. Quite funny though. What? Oh for goodness sake, I meant that this was the first time she’d played with us, not that I knew anything about her sexual proclivities or prowess. I’d better skip to the next pictures quickly before I say something that will lead to a spanking.
And on the right, @flossietp shows us a cup AND a mug, which were gifts from her sons. Aw! I really like the mug. Very cool.
First, nestling snugly inside a Morgan Plus 8, is an oily offering from @exnavygirl. Then we have @mikeybaer with another one that will have to be explained to poor old me, and finally a couple from @spacebarf – French & Saunders, and a mug I desperately covet.
Right: OH MY GOD that’s brilliant! Want! Ahem, sorry… erm, this is @citizennate’s favourite mug when he wakes up ready to kick “ass”. I believe he means ‘arse’, but has been affected by colonial influences.
Now let’s see if we can get a ‘slalom’ going, by introducing on the left the favourite mug of someone who doesn’t drink coffee – @leebf. Nice one, but you don’t have to drink coffee to have a mug. There’s a whole universe of beverages out there! Ovaltine, for instance, that’s nice.
Back to the left as we get into the swing of it – sway those metaphorical hips, dear reader, as you swish by the photographs with a graceful elegance! This is from @crofty, who yells us as we speed past that his favourite mug is any mug filled with tea after he’s been gardening. However, can you guess which of the two in his pic is actually his? It was a present.
Whoo, getting up some speed now so the pic on the right might be a bit of a blur, but the mug is from @intruth, who says “Had to buy this partly cos Id just climbed the Pass but mainly cos it was so delightfully tedious”. Click on the pic for a larger version that you can read. It is very dry.
What’s this one now? Oh it’s @shelley279 having a little joke with us – her favourite mug is the mug on the “moggles” see? Actually, although a little grumpy in the pic, that’s quite an attractive cat, don’t you think? I’m a sucker for a good-looking pussy.
Shell brings us down from hilarity, though, by showing us her REAL favourite mug and oh look! It’s Grommit or Grommet or however the hell he’s spelt or spelled. It occurs to me that, if you’re left-handed, he’ll look right down your top every time you take a sip. Pervy Grommitt!
Liverpool features large in this next offering from @mallrat_uk – it says “de do don’t de do” which apparently is Scouse for…. something or other. She also has another little favourite which is this cutesie wutesie elephant. Aw! Not sure Grommmitttt approves, mind.
Our Colonial Cutie, @ajonesie, shows us her favourite mug from her sister (left). It isn’t clear whether this was a gift, or whether Jonesie half-inched it while Sibling wasn’t looking. I DO know, however, that her beverage of choice is black coffee. The mug message is quite amusing.
Firstly, @binarydad’s offering was bought on the Screamadelica Tour, and is, he informs us, the – “Best. Mug. Ever.” Pretty poor sentence construction there, Liam. He also neglects to tell us the name of the band, but luckily for you, dear readers, I’m a pretty modern sort of guy and therefore KNEW exactly how to Google ‘Screamadelica’ to find out it was something called Primal Scream. In the middle, @craigthompson_ (I’m intrigued by the trailing underscore) shows us his graffiti mug, complete with (drawn especially for us) a ‘cock scribble’. I’d have preferred a nice bunch of flowers, or a pretty bird, or some big tits myself. Love the one on the right, from @looshine, who rarely uses it as it is too big, and she prefers hers little and often… restrain yourself, Wombat.
Above, we have first a scary threat from @fraggle_red23 – she gives it to visitors as a warning. Yikes! Two daily mugs are used by @davidtims in the middle. How prolific. His bladder must get a decent work out then. And @andromedababe is also a tea=drinker, but favours what is quite possibly the tallest mug in the entire world.
Over to the left there, in an arty shot, @lilianlouvaine shows us that her favourite mug is big, and full of tea. Also that she took the photo at ten past five. The teapot in the middle shot has got its own little stand, look! It belongs to @avensarah who, if you look closely enough to see, makes a guest appearance in the photograph. Another magic mug on the right from @annaleeb, which shows us that Elvis indeed DOES live, if only we knew where to pour the hot water. Uh-huh.
I really like the mug on the left here, which is from @watty62. The one in the middle is from @jamerz3294, and shows his mug and his normal coffee break companions. On the right, an extremely pretty mug from @ingridk – that looks like a fruity tea to me, possibly cranberry.
I’m going “slalom again now, starting on the right with a wibbly wobbly mug from a wibbly wobbly character – my beloved @captain_doodle. Note the special guests in the second pic,looking like a fruity football crowd. Wednesday fans then.
On the left here is just an old black conference freebie of a mug from @louwiseman, but filled with a hot beverage…TADAAA It becomes the best conference freebie she’s ever had. I could tell you about the best conference freebie *I* ever had, but I’m not sure the lady involved would appreciate that.
To the right of the blog (don’t all rush at once, you’ll have the boat over) is @kirtle’s submission – again one shrouded in mystery, and which I can tell you little about. Its an attractive piece, though.
@littlebit_bod is not content with everyday mugs though, she also has a mug that is far too fragile for everyday use (rather like me) – and that is pictured on the left. It’s her graduation mug from her Mum. Pleasing design, that.
Guess where we’re going now? Correct! To the right, where @petejcullen has sent a mug that I can’t make head nor tail of. He tells me nothing about it, either, so we shall have to remain ignorant. I can tell you, though, that I really like the Mr. Potato Head in the background, who looks remarkably like the Maths teacher I had back in school. Ye Gods, she was an ugly woman.
The mug on the right bears a sentiment I can whole-heartedly agree with, for I love my willy too. This one is also from @ButMadNNW, and was bought in London 2002 at a Reduced Shakespeare Company performance.
Getting close to the finish line now (thank God!), so let’s go back to three abreast for the remaining few. See how I didn’t make a smutty joke then, when I said “three abreast”? Sure sign I’m getting tired. OK, here we go with three in a row…
The left mug from @alicemartha is a bit dark to see, but they are ballet dancers and chickens. Pretty, actually. In the middle, @sarahpez shoiws us her favourite mug from her childhood – an entrepreneurial rabbit selling ice cream. And @canuckuk helpfully had a dinosaur pose with his coffee mug to provide a sense of scale. Rowr.
Whoa, this is a gorgeous one on the left! @BestOfTimes posted it during a break from hedge-trimming – it is a Wemyss Ware reproduction.
On the right, @Lucyhg says “In first place of favourite mugs – this was given to me 11yrs ago”. Go on then gang, do the maths 🙂
I’ve put the two pics together on the right because – well you can see why. The shot on the left, of “designer” mugs, is a joint effort from @thom_white and @snowgirl1972. The yellow one is another from @Lucyhg who tells us that she is a designer at heart.
Mark says that his my beverage of choice is tea – King Cole in this case – brewed in a proper very large brown betty. I have no idea what a brown betty is, but it sounds a bit rude to my innocent English ears.
And the one on the right is mine, I was tempted to go for a weird mug (“Hot Shot Bobby, goals are my hobby”). but that wouldn’t have been my favourite. THIS is my favourite. It also features some nice jam tarts that I made.
Little Mavis’s Little Corner of Educational Delight
Good Morning students,
In his introduction. Mr. Wombat used the quote beginning “The pellet with the poison…”. This quote is from The Court Jester, a 1956 comedy–musical film starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, and Angela Lansbury. The movie was co-written, co-directed, and co-produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama. The film was released by Paramount Pictures in Technicolor and in the VistaVision widescreen format. You can see the quote in action to your right.
Thank you for the apple, Mr. Doodle.