Sometimes, your coffee mug can say a great deal about you, even without the benefit of words or graphics. In fact, it can violently shout "Don't frak with me!" as is the case with the melee mug.
In the event of alien invasion, zombie attack, or simply a coworker who refuses to refill the pot after drinking the last cup, the melee mug converts instantly from a mere drinking vessel into a handheld weapon of immense potential. Scorch your enemies with scalding-hot java! Crack through their shielding with sheer ceramic mass! Rend their standards and pennants with the razor-sharp shards of your shattered coffee-tote! None shall say thee nay!
Granted, all of this is possible with a regular coffee cup, but the melee mug telegraphs your intentions. Let them fear you, my friends. Make them fear you.
Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can also follow him on his personal blog.