Seriously. How cool is this? In my little geekmind, the lamp on the left is related to Luxo Junior, and is wishing it had the necessary hardware to enjoy a nice mug of tea.
See more Wheaton's Mug in the Wild (including my friend Mer looking beautiful, and the best binary birthday celebration you'll see all day), or get your own mug from the Memories of the Futureshop.
Edited to add this comment from Tony Buser, who made this awesome thing that is awesome:
Hey that's my picture! When I saw that mug and realized it would fit perfectly on my MakerBot build platform, I bought it specifically so that I could take a picture of it sitting inside. :)
In case people don't know, a MakerBot is a 3D printer, like a prototype replicator. It creates objects using molten plastic. I've named this makerbot "Tea". Right now I'm printing the parts for a new improved replicating 3D printer called a RepRap that can recreate most of it's own parts. The new printer will be named "Earl". By the 4th generation upgrade, "Hot", I hope to be able to scan and replicate this mug like a prototype transporter. It will probably take quite a few more versions before I can fabricate actual edible Earl Gray, though.
The Future! We live in it.
We totally do, Tony, we totally do.