In a secret underground facility near Platinum Al’s Virtual Hot Tub can be found my Museum de Tat. Regular readers will be aware of some of the wonders to be found here. It’s time to visit once again…
This time I have an absolute classic, which has been in my possession for a long time.
Item: Eric Bristow “The Crafty Cockney” Mug
Description: a standard mug (drinking receptacle) bearing the image of darts playing legend, and “geezer” – Eric Bristow. Emblazoned with Eric’s nom de guerre “The Crafty Cockney” and a dartboard (not shown) on the reverse.
Cost: Free (it was a gift).
Reason for buying: I didn’t buy it, it was a gift.
This fantastic item actually dates back to my time as a student. Whilst collecting household items for my first student house (way back in the 1990’s), my Granddad donated a few pieces to help out. All students have wacky novelty mugs, usually cartoon characters and the like. None matched the sheer randomness of my Eric Bristow mug, however. This cup became my standard – my symbol – amongst the student kitchen chaos.
An unusual item for someone who doesn’t drink hot beverages, perhaps. Cool mug though, thanks to my Granddad!
If you own a tacky novelty mug, feel free to let me know about it.