By Cory Doctorow at 8:02 am Mon, Jan 2, 2012
Mark Nathan Stafford made this "Bones" teapot fashioned in the likeness of DeForest "Dr McCoy" Kelley's noggin: "Stoneware. Dimensions: 11 inches in height by 9 inches in width by 9 inches in depth. 2011. Pours from left ear."
“Doctor Bones” Teapot
Especially the phallic steeper, and that toupee lid makes me feel squeemish too.
I’m a doctor, not a teapot! Oh wait…
I should have known someone would beat me to it.
Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a little teapot!
Pours from left ear
Not the final frontier?
The front ear? Is that like the third eye?
Wow. The douche nozzle steeper, the tonsure cozy lid… this is one of those rare things that starts off so weird, then edges into appalling, only to come out the other side being kind of awesome. It’s the Uncrappy Valley effect.
I suspect the mold for hollow-casting the bust already existed and the teapot evolved from “What else can one do with a hollow bust”..
I’ve seen Mark’s work in person. I’m positive he would have sculpted this by hand. :D
The perforated skull-dildo is freakin me out.
At least she didn’t make it pour from the nose.
Sort of a reverse flow neti pot as it were
I would pay good money for a whiskey bottle shaped like a standing Kirk.
I would pay even more money for a bong shaped like the Gorn.
I would think Spock’s ear would make a better spout.
Well I suppose it’s better to have a head full of tea than one full of Ceti Eels.
I only came to the comments to note that, since it pours from the ear, it really ought to be Checkov’s head.
Back… and to the left.
Back… and to the left.
and to the left.
…your argument is invalid.
Imagine the sound of grating ceramic reverberating through your skull as that steeper slides into your parietal bone…
The pot seems hard to use, but a trepanning tea infuser… now that has possibilities.
Damnit Man drilling holes my head isn’t the answer!
This is a wonderful world.
Jim! You don’t ask the Almighty if he takes one lump or two!
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