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Aug 02 2011

Imma gonna tell you, this is one of the best tea infusers of all time

Peter and Annie sent me a present, all the way from Australia — a selection of teas, and this magnificent infuser that I’m now going to be using every morning.

Thanks very much!

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  1. 1
    Spanish Inquisitor

    Nobody’s going to actually see you using it are they?

    Though I guess you could unscrew the bottom and use the top in the tub.

  2. 2
    Brownian

    I don’t recognise the shape: what sort of cephalopod is that?

  3. 3
    Evan

    It is distinctly missing crocodile parts.

  4. 4
    TV200

    Ha! I love it.

  5. 5
    Alexandra (née Audley)

    Pharyngula: come for the science, stay for the Kanye West jokes*.

    *I assume.
    Imma let you finish, but this is one of the best tea infusers of all time. Of all time! Too long?

  6. 6
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    Another checkoff in the teddy bear personal

  7. 7
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    personal = persona

    stupid l

  8. 8
    Sastra

    Now please tell us that the duckie’s lips start out a light pink — and then turn bright red only after sufficient heat has been applied ….

    That would be cool.

  9. 9
    Yoritomo

    I don’t recognise the shape: what sort of cephalopod is that?

    Mimic octopus.

  10. 10
    God

    No tentacles? I am not entirely pleased.

  11. 11
    SG

    I’m sure this has been mentioned, but…

    Isn’t it going to suck that there will be two sets of disconnected comments for Pharyngula posts that appear on both sites?

    Are people going to try to read both, post on both? Probably some yes, some no.

    It just seems that, most likely, one or the other site will have more / better / more interesting posts, causing everyone that wants a lively discussion to gravitate toward that one, worsening the disparity and making the other one sort of pointless.

    Or has this sort of thing worked for other blogs?

  12. 12
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    @SG:

    PZ said that this site will have all posts while the SB version will not. The most interesting posts with the most people commenting seem to be those related to the topics that Nat Geo will not enjoy – which will go here.

  13. 13
    Anthony K
    I don’t recognise the shape: what sort of cephalopod is that?

    Mimic octopus.

    Well played.

  14. 14
    cactusren

    Squeeeeee! That’s adorable–anyone know if they’re available in the states, or am I going to have to go all the way to Australia to get one?

  15. 15
    feralboy12

    It’s terribly cute, and fun, and sort of turns your morning tea into a party!
    Wait, no…that’s not what I meant…

  16. 16
    Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    Cute, but tea needs room to spread, so I’m not gonna ever get it.

  17. 17
    John D Stackpole

    Be sure to read a recent book — “Moby-Duck” — for an account of what (might have) happened to 28,800 bath toys (Rubber duckies included, but no tea-infusers) lost at sea. Google (&c.) for reviews and comments.

  18. 18
    Nightjar

    SG,

    Isn’t it going to suck that there will be two sets of disconnected comments for Pharyngula posts that appear on both sites?

    That already happens with the science posts. For years, PZ has been posting them to both Pharyngula and Panda’s Thumb, and both threads receive a different set of disconnected comments.

    What will happen from now on (as long as PZ keeps posting to PT) is that there will be three sets of disconnected comments for the same post. ;)

  19. 19
    GenghisFaun

    Tea infuser, you’re my very best friend, it’s true …
    Bo do bo deeyo!

  20. 20
    PZ Myers

    The package has a url: isgift.com. It’s an Aus/NZ company, I’m afraid.

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  22. 22
    Jadehawk

    OMFG, want

  23. 23
    Ragutis

    ♫ Rubber Duckie, you’re the one

    You make tea time so much fun… ♫

  24. 24
    MFHeadcase

    Ragutis,
    Heh, the original version of that song briefly caused my parents to hold a shining hatred of Sesame Street.

    Apparently it was due to bad timing.

    The song came out when both my brother and i were in low single digit ages, and there had just been a recall of rubber duckies because the squeakers were coming loose and kids could choke.

    So they had to deal with 2 not yet school age brats who WANTED rubber duckies, while there were none available.

  25. 25
    'Tis Himself

    The best tea in the world comes from Mercy, NSW, Australia. A friend of Rorschach (or maybe Wowbagger, or possibly Kel, or it may have been Cath the Canberra Cook, or even somebody else, maybe not even an Australian for all I know, anyway, as I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself) was in a small tea shop (or shoppe as it is sometimes spelled) and had a cuppa. It was excellent (with a capital EXCELL!)! As this friend of Rorschach (or whomever) was finishing the cup, he (or possibly she, the story is like fourth or fifth hand) noticed what looked like a clump of hair at the bottom of the cup. So he (or she, as the case may be) called the waitress (tea shops and especially tea shoppes only have waitresses, this is a requirement imposed by the International Association of Tea Shop(pe)s GmbH, a sexist bunch if every there was one, at least in regards to wait staff) over and pointed out the hair to her. “Oh,” she exclaimed (or probably she just muttered, tea shop and especially tea shoppe servers are a blasé bunch, as anyone who has spent time in tea shops and tea shoppes can tell you), “we use koala hair to filter our tea, it brings out the whatever it is that koala hair brings out.”

    “But,” said Rorschach’s bosom buddy, “don’t you even strain the hair out after it does its thing?”

    “Harrumph!” She replied (perchance she wasn’t as jaded as the usual tea shoppe waitperson normally is). “The koala tea of Mercy is not strained.”

    <An old joke, told at Pharyngula before, but still as limp as ever.>

  26. 26
    Spunmunkey

    *heh* best not mention the yellow submarine version… Oh wait…

  27. 27
    Algernon

    *wades in*

    *looks around*

  28. 28
    Martin, heading for geezerhood

    Wow, like American “beer” your “tea” is love in a canoe. Almost homeopathic…

    Cute infuser tho.

  29. 29
    Algernon

    Awww I guess I can’t have a pic unless I use one of my other accounts?

    :(

    Oh well.

  30. 30
    Algernon

    Ahhh gravatar. I see. Ok.

  31. 31
    Algernon

    Ok. I’ve moved in now. Also: PZ’s tea looks weak to me too. You certainly couldn’t ice it :P

  32. 32
    drbunsen, le savant fous

    It just seems that, most likely, one or the other site will have more / better / more interesting posts, causing everyone that wants a lively discussion to gravitate toward that one, worsening the disparity and making the other one sort of pointless.

    Noo, that’s the experimental group, whereas over here is the control. The hypothesis that profanity filtering improves debate is about to get a proper workout.

    Panda’s Thumb is the .. er, the other group you have when you do these things.

    ‘Tis, you’re an evil, evil squidling, and I like you. Just for that:

    Why do anarchists drink herbal tea?

    Because proper tea is theft.

  33. 33
    Dark Angel

    New to any blog so Hi. The Ducky tea infuser is sweet. Love to have one.
    But…the cup, the cup. Missed set of 6 on eBay by seconds.
    PZs cup looks to be about 6 oz ?? Looks about right. Need the cups.

    So if PZ or anyone else can point me to some as they’d go perfectly with my new rubber Ducky infuser.
    I love all rubber duckies and it’s a pleasure to jump in when everyone is playing well together.
    Thanks for Bert, too.
    PZ wrote up my sons research paper & it makes sense. Thanks. Turned me into a lurker.
    Sorry to wander but I’ve become addicted to Pharyngula.
    Yell if I’ve broken any rules (beyond making y’all yawn). Thanks for your patience.

  34. 34
    Dark Angel

    Oops, did I mention my cups were made by Schott in Germny, dont make them any more, sad.

  35. 35
    Lofty

    Ebay (US) has some tea duck infusers listed for sale in Minneapolis for $11.03 free postage so all you addicts don’t have to order one from Australia. Cheers from Oz and love the new site.

  36. 36
    apostrophobia

    Oooh ducky!

    (just testing the comments)

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