Boo! (hoo, hoo) 1

I am not much of a tea or coffee drinker. In fact, other than soda while I’m hosting trivia, I drink almost exclusively water. It’s one of the few healthy things I do in life (the other being that I have limited my rubber cement huffing to once a month and special occasions).

I might, however, start drinking tea thanks to these mugs. Or, at the very least, I might start inviting people over for coffee, tea, or any other opaque liquids I can think of. Because these aren’t just any mugs. They’re the drinking vessel equivalent of one of those videos where you’re supposed to stare at the screen for 20 seconds, and all of a sudden a screaming face pops up.Sure, some might say it’s dangerous to serve someone a hot beverage in a vessel containing a terrifying demonic owl, but let’s be honest: a real friend understands that her third degree burns are totally worth internet fame and $1,000 from

Although, that would require my owning a kettle, and my desire to avoid going to Bed Bath and Beyond might outweigh my love of laughing at the expense of others.

Which is why I plan on sending a set of these to the Queen. If anyone would get genuine pleasure out of these mugs, it would definitely be the Queen of England.

Think about it: everyone’s trying so hard to impress her, to drink their tea with their pinkies up and use the right amount of cream so as to not offend her. You know she’d have fun giving people tea in these cups, then watching with barely contained glee as they try not to spit out their tea in abject terror.

Oh yeah, totally sending these to the Queen. Think she has a PO box, or can I just mail them to “The Queen, London England” and hope they get there, like sending mail to Santa Claus?

ModCloth Beau-Tea-Ful Surprise Mug in Owl – $24.99

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One comment on “Boo! (hoo, hoo)

  1. Reply Scott May 17, 2011 1:29 pm

    Funny enough, I remember when I was around 4 or 5 and I went to a friend’s house. The kid’s mom gave me a Coke in a mug just like this one, except that it had a frog in the bottom of it.

    It freaked me out so much that I refused to drink from it, even after they assured me that it was just part of the mug.

    Then when they poured the Coke into another mug, I was hesitant to drink it because now it had touched the frog.

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