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One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. - Emma
Now the other half of the world will understand your pleasures! The Jane Austen mug is just the thing for women of independent means and superior men. It features her image, as well as a pleasing collection of quotes and excerpts from her work.
Whether you're meeting with the book club or the board of directors, UPG's Literary Mugs make a welcome addition to your café culture. Now you can enjoy coffee in the morning, afternoon tea, or hot chocolate at bedtime - and never be far from the writers you love.
14 oz. mug. Dishwasher and microwave safe.
From the Unemployed Philosophers Guild. Don't worry. We are employed, just not as philosophers. UPG is a small Brooklyn based company specializing in gifts for the sophisticated gift giver. Click on our brand name near the product title on this page for more presents of mind.
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The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)
Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.
More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.
Jane Austen Coffee Mug - Austen's Most Famous Quotes and Depictions - Comes in a Fun Gift Box Kitchen & Dining - 2BB4BAU85