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Offline Smuckatelli

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Show Me Your Mugs
« on: February 06, 2021, 10:48:19 AM »
Let's see your mug collection....

All of my mugs are awesome, but the silver one is from my last duty station Marine Barracks 8th & I.

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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2021, 10:52:15 AM »
Are those initialed ones made of...pewter? Awesome looking stuff, Gunny.
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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 01:13:53 PM »
Interesting. Is the glass one from the Czech Republic? 

I'm 90% certain that marching soldier is "The Good Soldier Svejk" (also sometimes spelled Schwiek). I have the book and the picture seems to have been lifted right off of the cover page.

For those that don't know, "The Good Soldier Svejk" is the main character from a set of satirical WWI novels by Czech writer Jaroslav Hasek. The book pokes fun at the Austro-Hungarian war effort, and military life in general.

Svejk is pretty engrained in Czech culture. Whenever I visited Prague, I would frequent a restaurant named after Svejk.

Anyway, here is an Amazon cover, with a picture of Svejk that has the same "look".

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0690001231/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_thcv_p1_i2
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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2021, 01:53:46 PM »
Are those initialed ones made of...pewter? Awesome looking stuff, Gunny.

Why yes, it is made of pewter....although you type it much more manly than I do. The Officer & SNCO Club at 8th & I issue those to each Marine when they join the unit....for a 25 dollar tip.

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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2021, 02:04:14 PM »
Interesting. Is the glass one from the Czech Republic? 

Probably 80% of the mugs are from the Czech Republic. I was stationed at the Embassy, my future wife worked there....and the mug collection began.

......and yes, that is the Good Soldier. I've read the book many times in the past 24 years. I have it on audio book for long drives and Czech television shows it every year at Christmas time.

I picked up that mug at The Chalice. In the book, that is where Svejk and the bartender was arrested...Svejk for being Svejk, the bartender because he took the King's picture down because Flys were crapping on it.

http://ukalicha.cz/en/

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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2021, 02:07:05 PM »
I know, I know, it doesn't have a handle.  ::)   (Very cool collection O0)

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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2021, 02:35:59 PM »
^Horrific!!

I can't think of a more manly metal for Gunny to have a mug made from than pewter. Maybe iron, but that would be a little...cliche. And heavy.
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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 05:01:37 PM »
Interesting. Is the glass one from the Czech Republic? 

Probably 80% of the mugs are from the Czech Republic. I was stationed at the Embassy, my future wife worked there....and the mug collection began.

......and yes, that is the Good Soldier. I've read the book many times in the past 24 years. I have it on audio book for long drives and Czech television shows it every year at Christmas time.

I picked up that mug at The Chalice. In the book, that is where Svejk and the bartender was arrested...Svejk for being Svejk, the bartender because he took the King's picture down because Flys were crapping on it.

http://ukalicha.cz/en/

Very cool. Great book!
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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2021, 05:25:14 PM »
Very cool. Great book!

We do have this guy hanging out in our cabinet.....

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Re: Show Me Your Mugs
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2021, 09:08:04 PM »
Very cool. Great book!

We do have this guy hanging out in our cabinet.....

The man himself!  I just put Svejk at the top of my reading list.  Been many years since I read it, time for a refresh. Then I'll cap it off with another round of Catch 22 followed by No Time for Sergeants.
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"The Flying Dutchman"
Shortstop: Pittsburgh Pirates 1900-1917
Rated as the 2nd most valuable player of all time by Bill James.