Wednesday, February 28, 2007

MONA JUMPS THE SHARK and Superpotter strikes again



I did not know until this week that I could make a nice shark, but here goes--Mona's special order, I am sending her the extra toothy one as soon as it finishes cooling here. I am feeling most saint-like, as I ship this out today....

12 comments:

Mother of Invention said...

This is a great mug! I love the buck teeth! You should do them for dentists! Think of all the cool slogans you could come up with......."My bite is worse than my bill!!???" "Let me straighten you out!"....endless..

gr said...

and of course lawyers and used car dealers and...

Gordo The Geek said...

There's nothing quite like a funny shark ... LOL

Mona Buonanotte said...

PERFECT! I couldn't have asked for anything better! You could call this your 'landshark' series! ("flowers, ma'am...uh...candygram....")

Wouldn't car dealers need leeches on their mugs? I will not guess what lawyers would have, as one sleeps in my bed every night, and I'd like it to continue that way....

Gordo The Geek said...

Wait a sec ... Isn't jumping the shark a bad thing?

Ellen said...

Yes, jumping the shark is a bad thing...

and another potter who frequents your blog just wanted to say, I love your stuff, Gary. Pot on!

gr said...

Mona, does your husband know about you sleeping with this lawyer????
Jumping the shark ya'll refers to Fonzie, in the late years of 'Happy Days' jumping over a shark on waterskis, in his leather jacket. I remember prior to that, when I was around in 4th grade, Fonzie jumped a bunch of cars in a parking loton his motorcycle--but it took two seasons to get to the end of that cliff hanger. Anyway, jumping the shark means that something has gone on too long, too far, a desperate attempt for attention or something..
Who the heck is Ellen?????????????? A cousin of mine???????? Please Ellen, check in somehow, tell us a little about yourself!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Cough cough cough.. sick I am.. cough cough cough.. very nice things Gary.. cough cough cough.. Me like the sharks!.. cough cough.. argh!!!..

Actually Gary wasn't it evil Kenevil who jumped a tank of sharks on live tv.. I swear I watched that.. Fonzie jumped a series of cars to impress Pinky Tuscadero and tha was a season finale wasn't it? Pinky was played by Roz Kelly (zzz) but Pinky's sister was Suzi Quatro! (thumbs up!)

cough
king of trivia
Gorthos

Ellen said...

Fonzie jumped a shark while water skiing on a late episode of HD, and it was kind of the point where it was evident the end of HD was near...hence, 'jumping the shark'. No, I am not a cousin or anything. Just a potter who googled potter, and found your blog a few months back. I have checked in with delight to find what your latest work has been. I love the whimsy, and playfulness of your work. I am just returning to clay after quite a few years of doing other things...like raising kids, cleaning up after kids, teaching kids... If I ever do anything worth looking at, I will share MY blog.... In the meantime, you will just have to think of me as a faceless admirer of your art.

gr said...

Gorthos: Evil Keneval did all those things, yes, including many cars and also the Grand Canyon ona rocket car, I think. BUT, it was like the HD writers had no imagination, because shortly after Evil K. did these things, they wrote them into the script for Fonzie, BUT, YES, I clearly remember Fonzie on water skis, in his jacket, jumping the shark. Other meanings could include--this is ridiculous, the joke has gotten old, it is time to retire, you have pushed the envelope, pushed it again but now it is past time to retire.
I suspect our new friend Ellen lives in California, and I hope you will show more of youself as times goes by, THANKS for coming over and saying hello!

Gordo The Geek said...

Evel Kneivel jumped the Snake River Canyon, not the Grand Canyon

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see someone jump either canyon nowadays with a rocket car. People are wusses anymore.