I knew it. The renfest-industrial complex has been secretly mass-producing these artisinal mugs :( Lovingly hand-crafted goods from traditional craftspersons, my eye!
And if they did, they probably didn’t look quite so much like cross-country skiiers. Something must have gotten mixed up in the wash somewhere.
I think I’ve been sitting on this sign since 2007, on the reasonable grounds that it wasn’t actually funny enough to post. It still isn’t, but here you go. Next time, go with “silk.” It may not be entirely accurate, but it’s probably not senthetic.
Ski mug from Goodwill on Metric, Senthetic Plants from the now nonexistent second showroom of Goodwill near McNeil and 183, Austin.