The Coffee Mug Meme

David over at the World’s Fair poses

1. Can you show us your coffee cup?

2. Can you comment on it? Do you think it reflects on your personality?

3. Do you have any interesting anecdotes resulting from coffee cup commentary?

4. Can you try to get others to comment on it?

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Well judge for yourself…I will say that I purchased it at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute after my first research cruise and my first dive in a submersible (the one on the mug). Needlessly to say I am a bit sentimental and coffee tastes o’ the so much sweeter out of it.

Dr. M (1618 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.