Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Mr. T Salt and Pepper Shakers

I have a HUGE collection of Mr. T stuff. So much so that my entire living room has wall to wall Mr. T. Plus I have LITERALLY thousands of other items stored away.

So, I tend to be very picky when shopping for Mr. T items.

I like to get things that are important in some way. I want things worn by Mr. T or used in the production of a Mr. T show or comic book.

Most importantly I stay away from the un-authorized items. I like to make sure Mr. T gets a cut or else I don't want to buy it.

Here is one of the reasons why:

This is a Mr. T salt and pepper set. Homemade, but the craftsmanship appears very good... at first glance.

By glance, I mean GLANCE. Real quickly look and then turn away. Pretend you heard a girl running down the street naked. (If you can't HEAR the difference between 'nudity' and 'clothed' I refuse to call you a man.)

So, if you only GLANCE, they look great. Stare at them and... uh... they get a little worse.

Hold one and, lets face it, they are awful. And don't think about ACTUALLY using them.

The "regular" Mr. T is for pepper, and the... uh... lighter one is for salt.

Maybe I am being silly, but I didn't think it was necessary to change the man's RACE just to show the difference. Couldn't one wear black and the other wear white? Unless you use them after Labor Day THAT may be acceptable.

In addition to the bizarre color scheme there is a much bigger problem:


Salt doesn't stay in the bottom because the cork is too small; conversely pepper is apparently too big to fit through the top.

I can only assume that Mr. T pities these seasoning shakers. You should too.


  1. Salt n Pepa's here and were in effect want you to push it good.
    Ahhh push it, push it good.

  2. Anonymous8/24/2005

    You know, I thought they looked REALLY REALLY kewl at first glance, but on closer inspection: HE HAS NO EYES!!!

  3. Anonymous8/24/2005

    I pity the taste of vegtables without salt and pepper.

    This is the word of Todd.

  4. Anonymous8/24/2005

    Foul! Foul! I know that you are upset about the war, but you can use a copyrighted likness on a container without express written consent and paid royalties. Foul!

  5. I also have a Dr. Suess Thing 1 and Thing 2 set of shakers. I use that one.

  6. Anonymous8/24/2005

    I can hear the difference between clothed and nudity. Clothed sounds all swish swish, but nudity is more of a bouncy bouncy sound.

  7. Anonymous8/25/2005

    If the salt container did work it would look like you were sprinkling Mr T's dandruff all over your food.