Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Caffeining Frenzy


I occasionally spend an evening at home having a few drinks which means that every once in a while I'll get either a random answer to a text I don't remember sending or some other memento of my couple of hours on the other side of the looking glass.

Well, today I got a coffee mug in the mail. I don't seem to remembering ordering it, but it is, for the record, one of the most brilliantly hilarious things I've seen in a really long time. It'll provoke a little head-scratching from those who don't quite get the joke, but if you do, you'll love it.

So, whoever sent me this -- since it came with no card -- please step up and take the credit for it. And thank you. I haven't forgotten, nor will I ever.

Update: Turns out the unexpected gift was from Mike, who's sincerely one of my favorite people in the world. Thanks, man.

7 comments:

QuadCityPat said...

Truly one of the best things I've seen. The summer of shark attacks and the 'serious media' pearl clutching was epic.

Also, I appreciate your good humor about he whole thing considering where you were at in the summer of 2001.

Yes I read the book.

Christi Wampler said...

My first newspaper job began in the summer of 2001. I remember being baffled by ALL the shark attack reports, and why they were news here in landlocked TN. Six weeks into my career on the copy desk, 9/11 happened. Talk about perspective.

Colpetty said...

oh ok, I thought it was to do with that urban legend of the Great White Shark attacking the soldier on the helicopter... you know this one http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/blsharkattack.htm

Anonymous said...

Back before the Kardashians (& the rest of reality TeeVee) had us in their grips - or the lead up to 9-11 take you pick. But it will always be the Summer of the Sharks in my book.

ntx said...

CSOMN*




*Coffee spews out my nose

60ft6in said...

Where do you get one of these? It is so 9/10!!!!

daver said...

I liked the "Never Forget" poster with the date of a minor earthquake in New York, an eagle graphic and an overturned plastic lawn chair....