@sohmageek My SWMBO would love, love, love to have this permanently embedded in my visual fields- which again goes back to beauty is in the brain of the beholder- the eye is just the aperture we view it through. You say hoarding, I say, planning for my retirement career/hobbies- although TBH I am never likely to have enough $$ to retire, and I have no idea what hobbies or careers I could be saving for.
@nadroj I don't understand your joke; however, I dislike the two -L spelling of canceled. It probably annoys me more than it should. I understand it is one of the correct spellings but why would someone add an extra letter when making cancel past tense? We don't do that when we use words like mail to mailed, seal to sealed, or kneel to kneeled.
In one of my SQL queries, I had to account for this multiple spelling of canceled because the source system has it listed both ways.
@RedOak And I fully accept the UK vs US spelling of words like colour/color, honour/honor, labour/labor, civilisation/civilization, aeroplane/airplane, aluminium/aluminum, kilometre/kilometer, litre/liter, realise/realize, but it beats the hell out of me why someone would add an extra L in canceled.
i don't get it...did everyone buy the starry night colour because they thought it was the last photo w/ the art? because the actual colour looked the ugliest to me but i guess i might be weird. got a 16oz obsidian since there wasn't a 16oz stainless.
Got a couple of the 20's and a 16...one of the 20's about a year ago...use them daily, they'll keep coffee hot as long or longer than the Contigo or the Bubba. The top slips in with a silicon seal instead of screwing down...easy to refill quickly from the thermos. In for another 20 and a 16
I bought a 20 oz Bubba but it confuses the hell out of some coffee industry workers when I ask them to make a 12 oz latté in it. (I came close to losing my shit with an idiot at the Resort at Squaw Creek Starbucks last year.) The 12 oz defaced nocturnal-derelict-tulip mug should make life more predictable and pleasant for all involved.
@RedOak I don't care about the discount. I can't do that because I can't deal with all the resources that go in to making and transporting the paper cup just so that it can fulfill its purpose for fifteen seconds.
@SSteve that being the case, unless you're walking to the coffee shop, the sincere way to save resources would be to make it at home rather than driving/riding the bus/ubering.
(Add to that the resource-impact of the shop itself, the resources used by it's employees to get there, etc...)
Even if (we assume the shop will be there regardless of whether you patronize it) the shop is on the way to where you're headed, the resource-impact of parking and restarting your car still outweighs the paper cup resource-impact.
@RedOak Nine times out of ten I do make it at home. Every now and then I stop at a place on the way to work if I want a scone or something. And when I need to buy beans I get a latté at the place that roasts the beans. And I drive a Prius so restarting isn't a big deal.
These do keep your hot beverages hot, my burnt tongue can attest to that. However they totally leak if you tilt them. If they had the new leak proof lids I'd be in, as it is I'm staying away from any more of these. Here are some resting and leaky pictures for you all...
@cinoclav The problem with leak-proof lids is the mechanism that keeps the leaks in. Generally, an intricate design that gets really nasty unless you blast them often in a dishwasher. I have a cabinet full of Contigos that are almost unusable due to fossilized crud in the spring/seal. Notice I said ALMOST unusable?
@jaburg Seeing that the Bubbas work wonderfully and are incredibly easy to clean, it's no wonder the new style lids from PD are quite similar in design. I love the Contigos too but they do over-engineer their products, often making them difficult to clean.
@cbilyak Yep- we love our Bubba tumblers too. We have two 20-oz and four 24-oz and they just rock. I did buy one of these, because stick a Meh logo on something, and I have a hard time resisting, but if they did this with Bubbas I would totally buy several.
Iwas gonna buy one out of loyalty to the brand but when I got to the page all the biguns were gone and I mean hell 12ozes don;t even wet my whistle y'know. So sometime living on the east coast works to your advantage.
I have one of these I bought on woot a while back. It meets my minimum requirement for a travel mug in that it is stainless steel on the inside (rather than plastic) and it keeps the coffee nice and hot. The lid is basically impossible to keep clean though. And it does not provide a perfect waterproof seal. I got me a Contigo now and love it. 2 for $20 at Costco.
Is there anybody who doesn't have 20 of these junk things using up an upper cabinet, that nobody ever uses? They always look like they are a good idea but never work. It's a testament to the Meh quality of your family of followers that you sell more than 6. I have enough junk. If your over 60 you don't buy more paperweights. The answer to your question, Did you think this particular piece was ruined by putting your logo on it. The answer is no. That was the only thing good about it. There is no price low enough for trash. But I have acquired my lifetime limit of junk. The young ones still need more junk. Have at it!
My 20 oz of mediocrity arrived in all of it's glory. It's well made. Solid. Nicely printed. I started to get my expectations up. Then....I tried to put it under the Keurig. No dice. Doesn't fit. So I brewed in a disposable cup (you're welcome, Earth) and poured it into my Meh tumbler. It does indeed keep hot stuff hot. It does leak coffee like a sieve when tipped over. So, it's about as advertized, but a little too large. Make whatever analogies you like. That's my experience with yet another Meh purchase that fell slightly below my expectations, as expected. (Try to follow that logic.)
I am disappointed by how easily the printing comes off the panted ones. I can scratch it off with my fingernail and return it to the pristine pre-meh state. At least the plain stainless steel one doesn't scratch off as easily. I guess I will get out the sharpies and try to deface it better. (I would laser engrave it, but that seems too legit for meh.)
Meh very short has the time been that you have been in my life. With that being said. Please don't talk so down on yourself. Got my pearl 20oz meh cup and it is beautiful. Definitely worth the $5 i spent on it and would not take your face off of it for a anything. I love it
As much as it pains me to say it, I have to apologize to Meh. I thought they sent me two 12 oz tumblers because they looked tapered like in the photo. Upon further investigation (read: pouring 12 oz of water in them), it turns out they actually sent me two 16 oz tumblers.
I don't know if this means that someone ordered a 16 oz and received a 12 oz instead, or if they ran out of 12 oz and filled the rest of the orders with 16 oz.
Received my two 20oz yesterday, using one today. The pearl is ugly (I don't know what I was expecting, but bleccch, it looks tacky) and the steel is lovely. Was able to fill it with more than half the carafe from my Technivorm, thus happily stealing most of the tasty fresh coffee from the rest of the household. I dunno what you people do with your travel mugs that this isn't Good Enough. I'm not Mr. Magoo with my driving nor walking, so I don't need this thing to be utterly leak-proof. This thing is steel so stuff'll taste as it should, it held the coffee within it, kept it hot, did not spill anything down my chin nor drip onto my chest, the top is deep enough that my giant schnoz doesn't get smashed into the lid when I drink, it fits into my car's cupholder, fits my grip, and stays upright on flat surfaces. So, you know, everything I need in a cheap mug with which I travel to work and from which I drink/refill throughout the day (alternating between green tea and chemex-ed coffee) and end up forgetting in my car for weeks until I'm all out and need to run a dishwasher load of nothing but travel mugs. Cheers, yo.
The any time drink feature doesn't always work well.
The cup has this great feature. Whether the splash guard is open or closed you can always satisfy your thirst. Or so I thought...
At least on my 16 ounce Flamingo (not purple, but at least it is purplish) I couldn't drink from the cup until I had twisted the splash guard during a walk in the cold. Fortunately, it was only temporary. After I got back into the warm house, I was able to drink again without wasting time twisting the splash guard.
Mine arrived yesterday. A nice solid mug, but not impressed with the slapdash paint job on mine - I'm not even talking about the meh logo which is fine, but how it appears they put the rubber seal on before flamingoizing it.
I know I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I made a revelation about these a few weeks ago. I discovered that not only are they good for hot beverages (coffee, tea), but they are also good for cold beverages.
I tried it with iced tea in the Keurig. 8 oz of ice plus 8 oz of tea K-cup fills the 16 oz tumbler to the fill line. Add the lid and you won't spill on yourself because it's too full. Oh, and the insulation properties help the hot tea cool down and stay colder longer.
Ditto with soda, although probably should keep the twisty spill guard open so carbonation does not build up inside. Keeps soda cold longer. Ice melts slower.
If these, or the 16 oz Bubbas, go on sale again, I'll get a couple more.