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Thursday, December 12, 2013

CHIPS!: Order-ly and DIS-order-ly....



I was thinking the other day "how come I have never tapped into the LUCRATIVE Comic-con--sci-fi--dungeons and dragons--Trekkie market???? You know, the people who spend outlandish money on sh!t like Godzilla goblets?"  because it is well known that there is a certain type of geek out there who will pay out the nose on a perfect Batman costume or... Godzilla goblet!  At least, I am guessing that those who spend a ton of money on sci-fi junk would ALSO overpay on a Godzilla goblet.... or perhaps I am just having fun making these....

Here is another good story my good friend T.'s father comes over to the studio, he is a NUT FOR PIGS and loves mine.  Tells me he needs a HUGE coffee mug, holding like 6 cups, with a pig as the handle...could he order, could I....?  AND I CAN.
His story goes like this:  just like Ponch and John, he was a California Highway Patrol (Chips!) motorcycle officer in the '70s...in that climate and time, cops were called pigs...he embraced it, and began a collection of pigs.....


6 comments:

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I should mention, my friend whose father we are talking about, pretty much looks exactly like Ponch's partner John here....uncanny resemblence...and I have no doubt people in the 70s when the TV show was out and his father was a motorcycle cop thought they were being stopped by a movie actor as part of the show....

cookingwithgas said...

You are rocking the pots with animals. So much fun. I love the marriage proposal....

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

So cool the goblets! And you can't say "this little piggy went to market" very well to that mug!

smartcat said...

SOME PIGS!!! Nothing like embracing their agenda to upset the loyal opposition!
The goblets are great....now you need to find your market!

Lori Buff said...

I'm sure plenty of Si-Fi loving peeps are enjoying your monsters and robots.

Michèle Hastings said...

Too funny... I was just remembering the other day that cops were referred to as "pigs" back in the day! The mugs are great, the "chips" guy will love them.

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