Mug with your mug! November 2, 2018 6:30 AM   Subscribe

Now that MetaFilter mugs are back in stock, let's have a MetaFilter merch selfie thread. So come on, let's see your pretty face with those t-shirts, mugs, bumperstickers and whatever other MeFi schwag you've collected over the years.

Here's my entry, self portrait with 6am coffee.
posted by slogger to MetaFilter-Related at 6:30 AM (32 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Thanks for letting us know they're back in stock. I just bought one so the selfie will have to wait. In the meantime, here is a picture of a pie I made.
posted by bondcliff at 6:58 AM on November 2, 2018 [8 favorites]


I don't have a selfie but I do have a picture of my mug waiting for me on a lazy weekend morning.
posted by maurice at 10:07 AM on November 2, 2018 [3 favorites]


I attached my newly arrived no canal pin to my buddy jesus statuette.

Coffee mug sounds cool.
posted by clavdivs at 12:40 PM on November 2, 2018 [1 favorite]


I also do not have a selfie, but I have mug pics. Love it!
posted by radioamy at 3:30 PM on November 2, 2018 [2 favorites]


I don't have a photo, but so far while wearing my secret cabal T-shirt I've had one cashier say "I see you're one of us" and someone else (also?) presume I was a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis. I am a mild-mannered suburban housewife and am enjoying this new take on life.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:38 PM on November 2, 2018 [14 favorites]


jup-jup-jup
posted by clavdivs at 4:58 PM on November 2, 2018


I've been waiting a long time for MetaFilter shirts to be printed on something other than American Apparel. We complained about MetaFilter shirts being printed on American Apparel. We were promised MetaFilter shirts that were printed on something other than American Apparel.

I guess I'll keep waiting.
posted by tzikeh at 10:01 PM on November 2, 2018


And when I say "a long time," I'm talking, like, a decade....
posted by tzikeh at 10:02 PM on November 2, 2018


I love my mugs, I bought two! They’re a wonderful shape and a lovely blue. My only problem is that I can’t have mine at work anymore because everyone thinks I’m being a jerk (calling them a motherfucker and telling them they need to get their own mug).
posted by iamkimiam at 11:54 PM on November 2, 2018 [2 favorites]


For a while I took a sharpie and crossed out mug and wrote hug but it kept going away in work’s superhero dishwasher. Would love a mug the other way around though (hug struck out and replaced with mug). Otherwise the thing only makes sense to insiders.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:58 PM on November 2, 2018


my newly arrived no canal pin

So I was puzzling over this...Suez? Panama? What does it mean? And I realized cabal! Makes a lot more sense but is orders of magnitude less funny.
posted by Literaryhero at 5:27 AM on November 3, 2018 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: the thing only makes sense to insiders.
posted by zamboni at 6:20 AM on November 3, 2018 [3 favorites]


I've been waiting a long time for MetaFilter shirts to be printed on something other than American Apparel.

I appreciate the candor in Topatoco's FAQ entry about this, if not their HTML encoding.
Why Do You Print on This Shirt Brand

There are three main factors at play when we pick shirt brands: colors, customer preference, and ethics.
We prefer to print on American Apparel because despite their former creepy CEO and weird, sexist advertising, they 100% for sure do not exploit foreign, child labor. Also they went bankrupt and are owned by a different company now. And we find their quality to be more consistent. It is a strange, difficult choice. 
HOWEVER
Based on our experience, certain creators demographics don't like the way AA shirts fit, or certain colors aren't available, and for those shirts we print on Gildan or Bella or Hanes who all steadfastly assure us that they don't exploit child labor but still. Sometimes a batch will be printed in Honduras. Sometimes Nicarauga. Sometimes Pakistan. It's super weird.
IN THE FUTURE
In the future we plan to grow and harvest our own cotton and hire a bunch of hippies to sew and make the shirts you buy. Perfect shirts with no problems. But for now we must play with the hand we've been dealt by the System.
posted by zamboni at 6:26 AM on November 3, 2018 [10 favorites]


Mug, with bonus cat. I love the blue and the shape is my favorite mug shape.
posted by gudrun at 7:34 AM on November 3, 2018 [4 favorites]


Mug, on MLTSHP, chilly November morning
posted by jazon at 7:47 AM on November 3, 2018 [4 favorites]


THERE IS NO CANAL
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 10:47 AM on November 3, 2018 [4 favorites]


NO MAN, NO PLAN, NO CANAL, NO MASTERS
posted by zamboni at 4:33 PM on November 3, 2018 [4 favorites]


I appreciate the candor in Topatoco's FAQ entry about this, if not their HTML encoding.
Why Do You Print on This Shirt Brand


That's well and good and I'm glad they are making sure there is no slave labor involved but the complaining I'm talking about was from big-boobed MeFites for whom women's AA shirts at the largest size they manufacture don't even come close to fitting across our boobs.
posted by tzikeh at 4:52 PM on November 3, 2018 [3 favorites]


hugs + mugs
Blackwork embroidery by bewilderbeast; mug courtesy of agatha_magatha
posted by obloquy at 7:30 PM on November 3, 2018 [4 favorites]


Gudrun, I love how your cat is doing that classic cat thing of lying in an uncomfortable looking position as if it's nothing.
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 9:35 PM on November 3, 2018 [1 favorite]


I may be the first person to break his MF mug. I reordered.

Also, I said I would sponsor a handful of these to anyone for whom money is tight. I've been on the other end of that equation for decades, so it's nice to be able to pay it forward to all those who made my way a bit easier. Anyway, the offer still stands.

If you would like a mug, and circumstances preclude you from being able to purchase one, let me know in a memail and I'll get one out to you. I'll comment here if I get a deluge and can no longer afford to do this. Obviously I am not just saying, "Free mugs!" but I don't want anyone who feels left out to be left out.
posted by cjorgensen at 5:58 PM on November 4, 2018 [9 favorites]


This is how I look right now, simultaneously relieved to be reunited with my sweet 2.5-year-old child after a work trip and resignedly bemused by her current tantrum, which started after I made a play-doh "cupcake" as requested, but to an insufficient quality standard.

And yes, that is a Latrice Royale shirt.
posted by duffell at 4:39 AM on November 6, 2018 [2 favorites]


I received two delightful pieces of shirt decor yesterday!
posted by nickmark at 6:58 AM on November 6, 2018 [2 favorites]


We were promised MetaFilter shirts that were printed on something other than American Apparel.

Matt's mouth made a lot of promises that his ass couldn't cash. cortex and co. should have a Brand New Day to try to get MeFi shirts in sizes that fit everyone (no, unisex is not actually that) and I think they will once the Shop becomes a more year-round thing (hopefully in the works).

Me and my mug. Happy Diwali.
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 11:34 AM on November 7, 2018 [4 favorites]


cjorgensen is a good egg and I do not feel left out. Thank you!
posted by Space Kitty at 2:11 PM on November 7, 2018


My mug has finally arrived!! I ordered it back in July right before they shut down orders when they ran out of stock. But it's finally here! All the way to Australia and it didn't break. I am perhaps unreasonably excited about this.

Pic of mug filled with pumpkin spice coffee.
posted by mosessis at 8:41 PM on November 7, 2018 [2 favorites]


Me and my mug on mltshp!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:27 PM on November 8, 2018 [3 favorites]


User 20002 + mug!. Been waiting for more merch for ages so, pretty psyched.
posted by softlord at 5:52 PM on November 16, 2018 [1 favorite]


My mug matches my hoodie.
posted by bondcliff at 12:56 PM on November 17, 2018 [1 favorite]


I haven't bought any MetaFilter-branded swag, but I have started a collection of MeFite Art. You can find closeups here (the group photo doesn't do justice to louche mustachio's carved coins).

Oh yeah, here's a selfie.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:58 AM on November 19, 2018 [3 favorites]


Love it JW!
posted by ellieBOA at 10:18 AM on November 19, 2018


My art! Aww. I feel all cool being part of someone's special collection.
posted by 80 Cats in a Dog Suit at 9:36 PM on November 19, 2018 [1 favorite]


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