and cereal bowls in ads look like idiotic douchebags. Who DOES this???? Why do they feel the need to use two hands?
People who 'cradle' their coffee mugs,
|by Anonymous||reply 259||02/08/2014|
Molly Shannon did a good imitation of that type of person on Conan about 10 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||09/21/2013|
It's hard to whimsically cross the screen in a douche commercial unless you have both hands on the mug. Everyone knows that!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||09/21/2013|
Fascinating thread, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||09/21/2013|
OP, those of us who weigh less than 400lbs sometimes get cold hands and like to warm them on our mugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||09/21/2013|
Fuck off, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||09/21/2013|
I've seen Barbra do it!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||09/21/2013|
If this is the worst of your concerns, consider yourself darn lucky, buster, consider yourself darn lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||09/21/2013|
Lots of people do it in the fall and winter to warm up their hands. What's so strange about that?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||09/21/2013|
It's too casual. And who drinks out of mugs anyway?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||09/21/2013|
A beaker for you, dear, I'll save my Royal Doulton with hand painted periwinkles for my more coordinated guests...
|by Anonymous||reply 12||09/21/2013|
Pretty empty life you lead there OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||09/21/2013|
R11 I do.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||09/21/2013|
R11 has nothing but paper cups, paper plates and plastic forks and spoons in his kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||09/21/2013|
[quote]who drinks out of mugs anyway?
Henri -- moi aussi.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||09/21/2013|
They are alcoholics and need a drink – they got the shakes!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||09/21/2013|
Mugs are symptomatic of American crassness.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||09/21/2013|
r11 slurps his coffee directly out of the pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||09/21/2013|
Cradling the mug is stupid, because if one pours fresh hot coffee into a mug, it gets way too hot on the outside of the mug to hold like that!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||09/22/2013|
R6 -- Jerry Jewel?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||09/22/2013|
No woman in my family ever did that. My mother served coffee and tea with cups and saucers. I never saw it in real life until I went to college, one day there was a student who weighted about 90 lbs sitting on a stool, she was feigning interest in the chit-chat around her, but was holding onto her mug with both hands and hovered over it as if it were the only source of warmth in the building. I got the distinct feeling she was doing it because she wanted to look like a heroine from a romantic comedy.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||09/22/2013|
This is the only way to hold a mug
|by Anonymous||reply 23||09/22/2013|
That's how I begin every morning, OP. And then, I dial my phone using a pencil.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||09/22/2013|
OMG, remember 'Cup Hands Here Comes Cadbury's'?
The best one was with the little kids, but that's not online. This one will have to do. It'll make you feel all cosy and autumnal.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||09/22/2013|
OP, Let's face it, you're jealous of the mug -- you've hot nothing hot or warm on the inside and are desperate to be held like that.
At least the $18 saved you the hourly rate of a therapist.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||09/22/2013|
Mugs are now declasse? What is the socially acceptable hot beverage holder in that case?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||09/22/2013|
I agree with the OP. It is stupid to cradle a mug with both hands.
It projects an affectation, a neediness, an insecurity - just like smokers who always have to be handling a cigarette.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||09/22/2013|
R28, see R26. Such nastiness over the cup makes you the classic psychoanalyst in need of therapy.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||09/22/2013|
Yeah, R29 is right. R28 is a crazy, misinformed fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||09/22/2013|
R9, My cat is not Persian
|by Anonymous||reply 31||09/22/2013|
Jealous of the coffee mug....
Oh, so true...
Well done R26.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||09/22/2013|
[quote]Who DOES this????
Women in TV commercials. (A Venn diagram would reveal a near exact overlap with the women in other commercials who go about sniffing laundry all day.)
Women who "like to curl up with a good book!"
Women who voice the words "have a nice glass of wine!" as though those words carried great weight and meaning.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||09/22/2013|
Lisa "Stay" Whatsername Loeb is the patron saint of coffee cup cradlers.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||09/22/2013|
Ha ha, -r9-. PRECISELY!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||09/22/2013|
This isn't AT ALL about 'mugs vs. cups', morons -- it's about the stupid need to 'cradle' one's precious coffee or tea. It looks stupid and -r9- captured it, spot ON!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||09/22/2013|
Just enjoyed a mug of pumpkin spice flavored coffee on this first day of autumn. So comforting and cozy!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||09/22/2013|
How about cradlers who slurp? That nearly makes me homicidal.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||09/22/2013|
Smug mug-huggers really make me wanna murder them. Or at least mug them.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||09/22/2013|
How about cradlers who slurp while gazing into the distance?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||09/22/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||09/22/2013|
I thought of you all while I lovingly cradled my coffee mug this morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||09/22/2013|
I don't like espresso because you can't really cradle those little cups.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||09/22/2013|
People who cradle while describing a mixture of overpriced teas and spices like it's some magical brew make me want to hurt them. The tea wasn't brewed at Hogwarts, chill out.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||09/22/2013|
I have a friend like this. There are few things she likes more than curling up with a sweater, a good book, and a cradleable mug of coffee. She's known to love fires in fireplaces and any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in her fall food. She adores pumpkin pie.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||09/22/2013|
The bigger the mug the better.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||09/22/2013|
Wow, talk about pointless bitchery...
|by Anonymous||reply 47||09/22/2013|
We're not quite 50 posts in an the bitches about the mug-cradling read more and more as if no one has ever dared to cuddle them.
Looks like my theory proved true.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||09/22/2013|
They cradle their shit in a mug like it's a kitten or something.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||09/22/2013|
My guess is that they'd stop cradling if the mug slipped and they burned their precious pingo! Ay-yi-yi-iiiiiiiiii!
|by Anonymous||reply 50||09/22/2013|
[quote]Mugs are now declasse? What is the socially acceptable hot beverage holder in that case?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||09/22/2013|
I feel like I saw tons of promo shots of Andie McDowell cradling a mug of a hot liquid in Crystal Cove or Cranberry Cove, whatever her new show is.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||09/22/2013|
But R51, what about the size issue?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||09/22/2013|
R53 Nature did not intend slurping. Slobs invented slurping.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||09/22/2013|
This thread is why I love the DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||09/22/2013|
Women who cradle their coffee mugs give the impression they've suffered a miscarriage
|by Anonymous||reply 56||09/22/2013|
Are these the same women who wear the sleeves of their sweaters pulled down halfway over their hands?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||09/22/2013|
Is the mark of the FRAU!
|by Anonymous||reply 58||09/22/2013|
If it's cold outside and my hands are really cold, and *I* am really cold, I'll 'cradle' with two hands to try and warm up. Once warm, I can't imagine why I'd do that.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||09/22/2013|
I like the feeling of the heat or cold in my hands. But now that I know that somewhere OP is having a full blown stroke over such an action, I plan to cradle every liquid I come into contact with until he dies.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||09/22/2013|
R57 Yes. It's supposed to make them look waifish and petit and like they have a head cold.
I don't use a mug. I have a large cup and teapot combo.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||09/22/2013|
-r59- maybe to look like someone 'cool' in a catalog?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||09/22/2013|
What's more obnoxious: people who cradle coffee mugs or people who obsess over something so minor?
|by Anonymous||reply 63||09/22/2013|
A Google Images search of "woman drinking search" produced this as the first image.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||09/22/2013|
Not about the mug cradling per se but about the travel mug, the refillable mug, the paper cup of hot liquid, the bottle of water or latest fad liquid that people carry around like a pacifier. It's one of the surefire ways to spot a North American tourist abroad where natives consume their drink of choice in a civilized manner sitting or standing in a bistro or cafe before they proceed on their way.
But I digress.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||09/22/2013|
[quote]I have a friend like this. There are few things she likes more than curling up with a sweater, a good book, and a cradleable mug of coffee. She's known to love fires in fireplaces and any combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves in her fall food. She adores pumpkin pie.
Did your friend used to work with me, R45? My co-worker said that her mother was cold, distant, & emotionally abusive. This poor woman craves COZY! to an almost desperate degree & I've always thought that might be due to her lack of affection & comforting cuddling as a baby & child.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||09/22/2013|
How else am I to properly reminisce over my summer fling in Paris with Jean Luc?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||09/22/2013|
Mind your own fucking business, you cunt!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||09/22/2013|
Quite true, R65. So many Americans seem obsessed with downing liquids at all times, or at the least carrying about with them big ass bottles of liquids for that purpose. Fat Americans are the worst, toting water bottles proportional to their own jumbo size. They can't comprehend how someone could so much as cross the street or wipe his ass unarmed for "hydration."
|by Anonymous||reply 70||09/22/2013|
Don't forget adult sippy cups, R70.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||09/22/2013|
I love nothing more than cradling a wee acorn filled with hot chocolate. It keeps my belly warm during the harsh winter nights.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||09/22/2013|
They obviously MUST be drinking Sanka decaffeinated coffee!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||09/22/2013|
I just adore a nice big mug of High Point Coffee!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||09/22/2013|
R10 is the sort of wannabe anorexic who screeches when people see her hugging a hot mug of cocoa-mocha-caramel-whip-sprinkle-bubble-tea as whipped cream drips from her little mustaches,
"I'M ONLY TRYING TO WARM MY HANDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JESUS CHRIST!!!!!! BOOHOOHOOHOO!!!!!!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 75||09/22/2013|
And I have Raynaud's Syndrome!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 76||09/22/2013|
A new guy at work tried to start up a 'let's bully the gay guy' thing, lots of little nasty quips at my expense, one of which was bizarrely about my coffee mug being camp. No fucking idea why.
Came into work one day 2 weeks ago and all the coffee mugs had been replaced with pink mugs with sparkly unicorns and "does this mug make me look gay" printed on the side. Seems the rest of the office didn't like the gay bullying vibe and had paid for new mugs for everyone.
No idea if the mugs have been cradled, cupped, hugged or otherwise, I just like my coworkers a lot right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||09/22/2013|
That's so sweet, R77. I want to cradle your co-workers.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||09/22/2013|
Why isn't he being fired? File a complaint. Two more and he's fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||09/22/2013|
This is a CLASSIC Julia Roberts move. She is an accomplished actress!
Typically wearing a well-word cardigan while stroking her mug.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||09/22/2013|
^^ Oops, meant to type "well-worn" but that works too.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||09/22/2013|
What's on a coffee cradlers iPod?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||09/22/2013|
R80 My boss came and spoke to me about it, she'd heard him making a couple of barbed comments, but I told her I'd stick it out unless it got worse. Everything he said could be construed as a joke and would be very hard to prove otherwise. Since the mugs incident I think he's cottoned on that the rest of the staff are *not* with him and the fact that my boss noticed without me saying anything means he won't get away with anything.
He'll be going back to South Africa in a year anyway so not a problem.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||09/22/2013|
I have greatly enjoyed this mug cradling hate thread.
But what I hate more is people who cannot stir in their mug without making all the clinking noises. Im working on banning real silverware from my office, only plastic spoons allowed. Fuck going green!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||09/22/2013|
I wonder how the gender breakdown would look if we did an actual survey on the question.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||09/22/2013|
These kinds of threads are like magnets for anti-social types.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||09/22/2013|
Coffee. Fresh, rich and deep in flavor. Coffee hot and dark----a whole lot of coffee.
Coffee that warms and pleases your life a little---and for the time of a cupful, makes it that much enjoyable.
This is today’s SANKA coffee, it is meant to be enjoyed a lot. Have more, have a whole day of it! Only the richest coffee beans go into it---only the caffeine comes out of it! But you can’t taste the caffeine in any cup of coffee.
Have it right into the night, today’s SANKA coffee, still remarkably 97% caffeine-free!
It comes in instant and ground. So soothing and relaxing! Have a WHOLE DAY OF IT!
Sanka coffee. You deserve it.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||09/22/2013|
DISCLAIMER. THIS COFFEE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SOCIAL PARASITES, TOMATO NAZIS, FASCISTS IN GENERAL, MUSICAL BOTS OF ANY MONIKER, THE POOR AND UNWASHED, OR ANYONE LIVING WEST OF THE NASSAU/SUFFOLK COUNTY LINE.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||09/22/2013|
....AND ALL THAT WEST TEXAS TRASH, TOO.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||09/22/2013|
Wow OP. You have nothing better to worry about?
|by Anonymous||reply 91||09/22/2013|
[quote]These kinds of threads are like magnets for anti-social types.
r87 knows this because she is anti-social and she is posting on this thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||09/22/2013|
You have to kind of shrug your shoulders too when you cradle your mug. There is a technique to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||09/22/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 94||09/22/2013|
R94, that obviously was part of two girls and a cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||09/22/2013|
When cradling goes wrong (Hugh Jackman is WHAT?):
|by Anonymous||reply 96||09/22/2013|
I liked R96
|by Anonymous||reply 97||09/22/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 98||09/22/2013|
Brrr, it's cold....
|by Anonymous||reply 99||09/22/2013|
Sleeves and cradle
|by Anonymous||reply 100||09/22/2013|
Nice, R100. Extra points for oversized sweater and pensive look.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||09/22/2013|
Cradling a coffee cup has nothing on laughing alone with salad.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||09/22/2013|
Bosom clutch, and such a pretty face.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/22/2013|
Over 100 replies on cradling a coffee mug. I think this thread could become legendary.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/22/2013|
I'm a professional, you hater.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/22/2013|
Well, this thread took a turn for the better.
More pictures, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/22/2013|
R103, that's a naughty cradler. She's got more than Plath on her mind.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/22/2013|
A classic beauty and a cradler
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/22/2013|
I just can't imagine living a life where seeing something like this would even register with me, much less bother me enough to pay $18 to bitch about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/22/2013|
Oh, I should have read past the first page. LOL.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/22/2013|
When a legend cradles (minus points for paper cup):
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/22/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/22/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/22/2013|
Tea cup cradler
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/22/2013|
And the rest of the lot
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/22/2013|
Tsk1 Tsk! It's not classic cradling if it doesn't involve two hands around the cup. Some of the pictures being posted of classic cradling are making me want to come unglued. STUPID LOOKING! Why is it so pervasive? What is the fucking POINT!?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||09/22/2013|
It just makes me want to barf.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||09/22/2013|
It's a psychological crutch, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||09/23/2013|
[quote]I just can't imagine living a life where seeing something like this would even register with me, much less bother me enough to pay $18 to bitch about it.
I must agree, even though there's some amusing shit in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||09/23/2013|
Who says the OP registered just to talk about this?
|by Anonymous||reply 120||09/23/2013|
r102, Im glad you posted that. I bet people who cradle coffee mugs make up 99% of those who use "veggies" for vegetables when they talk. They need those mugs slapped out their hands immediately!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||09/23/2013|
Uh oh, R121 would hate me.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||09/23/2013|
Btw, I don't understand some of you people complaining about the mugs -- wtf else would someone drink coffee/tea/hot chocolate out of, if not a mug?
|by Anonymous||reply 123||09/23/2013|
R123, a cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||09/23/2013|
R121 Same ones who use "yummy" as an adjective. God, I hate that.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||09/23/2013|
I'm the OP. I've been registered on DL for YEARS. This is the first time I've gone public with my roiling, seething, overwhelming hatred of 'cradlers'. It was time. And I'd like to thank those who have stood by me, posted pictures of the hideous practice and basically affirmed me with their 'cradling' hatred, too. I'm a better person for this. Thank you. (Sobbing . . . )
|by Anonymous||reply 126||09/23/2013|
[quote]Yes, OP. It's usually the sort of twats who cradle their "Greek Shittables" yogurt cartons while sitting in their window seats with their feet up on it, looking smugly dazed in the morning light at the prospect of another satisfying lady shit, with a Persian cat curled around their feet.
[quote]You know. That type.
It's all Carole King's fault!
|by Anonymous||reply 127||09/23/2013|
Franco cradling in the cowl neck was taking it too far.
It's way too fucked up, even for this thread.
Stop it. Please close this thread down now.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||09/23/2013|
Actresses in tv and movies love doing the cup cradle. Just like when they play pregnant women they always walk around with their hand resting on the baby bump.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||09/23/2013|
[quote]even though there's some amusing shit in this thread.
Not really, unless you find late-stage dementia amusing.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||09/23/2013|
-r129- You are so-ooooo right. And there could be a whole other thread on the horrible term 'baby bump'. So stupid and annoying!
|by Anonymous||reply 131||09/23/2013|
I HATE "veggies" and "yummy" too, R121 R102 R125.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||09/23/2013|
OMG! My heart goes out! I'm cradling as I type!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||09/23/2013|
Someone's getting ready to curl up with a good book and cradle a big warm mug!
|by Anonymous||reply 134||09/23/2013|
omg r134, kill it with fire!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||09/23/2013|
I hope the cat knocks that ugly-ass mug over onto that ugly-ass sofa. We'll see if there's any 'cradling' THEN!!!! Bwahahahahahahaha!
|by Anonymous||reply 136||09/23/2013|
Cup and mug cradlers are the same fine folks who 'pair' wine with food. Full of CRAP.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||09/23/2013|
So toasty warm!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||09/23/2013|
Even a career woman has time to cradle her coffee during her busy day!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||09/23/2013|
Advanced cradling technique.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||09/23/2013|
Vertically fetal cradler. The worst kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||09/23/2013|
OMFG @ R140's pic!
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/23/2013|
Wtf is the difference between a cup and a mug?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/23/2013|
Is it strongly suggested that cradlers play Natalie Merchant's "Thank You" in the background as they bask in the comfort and support a warm mug giveth?
It wouldn't seem like that would top the cradling playlist and she would be the doyenne of the cradling community.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/23/2013|
Sarah McLaughlin "In the Arms of an Angel" is good for post-miscarriage coffee cradling.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/23/2013|
r147 That also works for middle-aged cradlers after their first born leaves for college. Particularly on a rainy afternoon and preferably sitting in the spawn's bedroom, surrounded by stuffed animals and cheerleading trophies.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/23/2013|
Sorry, I'm not going to drink my coffee out of a delicate little teacup. If it bothers you then MYOB.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/23/2013|
Oversize cable knit sweaters are de rigueur when cradling your coffee. They make the whole experience extra cozy.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/23/2013|
big, ugly, chapped-looking man hands (on women) seem to be part of this whole cradling thing, too!
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/23/2013|
Is it truly cradling if there's no window with promising sunlight beaming in, symbolizing hope? What if one cradles at night, or under fluorescents?
Is this actual cradling or just a bastardized version?
These are really important questions.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/23/2013|
Mug cradling is usually done with contemplative indie folk music playing softly in the background.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/23/2013|
Marry me R140.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||09/23/2013|
Breakfast nooks were made for coffee cup cradling.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/23/2013|
And to think I was thisclose to swearing off DL for good, not really, I have no life, but you must admit it has been pretty boring here of late. And then, this magical thread comes onto the scene. Thank you, OP, rarely have I seen a thread so strangely random and yet oddly specific. As soon as I read your original post the image of a woman in an oversized sweater cradling a hot cup of coffee entered my brain and I have been laughing ever since. Thanks, OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/23/2013|
... and to think: This thread isn't even salacious.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/23/2013|
-r152- I do think proper cradling does involve looking out a window, wistfully. There are just so many awful components to this cradling crap. It's mind-boggling as well as completely stupid-looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/23/2013|
Edgier, 90s-era cradlers often opt for some Enya, although the crass arrangements can often interrupt the introspection and melancholy synonymous with cradling.
Widowed, 70s-era cradlers often put "Because the Night" on a loop for their cradling accompaniment. The schmaltzier ones who's kids did not enroll in state schools prefer Carole King's "So Far Away."
The 80s were a bad time for cradling, as no music - which is integral to a genuine cradling experience - was well suited (Suzanne Vega being the exception). In many ways, the cradling movement was a result of the slew of bad coffee commercials in the 1980s and, of course, "Thirtysomething." For that, we'll always be grateful.
Also, cradling is most effectively enjoyed during the fifth and seventh day of menstruation, preferably with a tampon string hanging a quarter-inch outside the left labial fold. Anything less is far too formal and anything more is just whorish.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/23/2013|
This woman is going apple picking and leaf peeping after she finishes her delicious pumpkin spice coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/23/2013|
There's something lesbianic about these cradlers. Not in the Subaru-driving, farmer's tan, Rotweiller way, but more the "I ate out my roommate in college after two Piña Colladas and can't get it out of my head" way.
It's as if they're overcompensating for the snatch taste in their mouth and any residual guilt by appearing hauntingly vulnerable, delicate and feminine. No real muff diver would ever cradle. Unless it's a Foster's oil can.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/23/2013|
no -161- She's looking forward to massive, caffeine-induced DUMP!
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/23/2013|
Do these cradlers exist in real life or are they a fictional creation of advertising executives, gay stylists, and photographers all of whom are likely male?
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/23/2013|
I love when people always eat fast food burgers with two hands like they're so formidable. Please. The real burgers are never that big and stuffed full of toppings.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/23/2013|
I can honestly say that never in *real life* have I seen anyone -- male or female -- cradle their coffee, cocoa, tea, whatever. It's made-up ad agency bullshit! And I hate it!
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/23/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/23/2013|
I realize no one wants to know, but I cradle my drink because i have tremors. Trying to use one hand with a mug or cup just makes it more noticeable.
Other than that, the pictures and perception of the big sweatered dreamy eyed frau is excellent and silly. But advertising isn't known for it's subtlety.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||09/23/2013|
I actually have Raynaud's Syndrome. It's a weird circulatory condition that causes coldness and slight numbness in the fingers and toes. My fingertips sometimes turn the color of chicken fat from it. It's odd because it can be unpredictable. I tend to get it when it's colder, but not always. Sometimes I've gotten it when it's 60 out. I do use my coffee cup as a warming device, but I'm not really conscious of how I hold it when I do.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/23/2013|
R57, that is hilarious!
I want to hurt women who pull their sweaters and shirts way down to cover their hands as an affection and trendy way to look what they think is 'hip'.
It is so stupid.
Sam (Kelly Monaco) does this on General Hospital.
They look like pea brains.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/23/2013|
R169, I thought they were actually making sweaters and other tops with sleeves that are too long ON PURPOSE, i.e., no pulling down needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/23/2013|
People who 'cradle' because of circulatory and/or nerve problems, like a couple previous posters, are exempt from the ridicule. We're talking here about pure affectation in ads, etc. The sweater-sleeve aspect is equally cringe-worthy. It just keeps getting worse. Do people in other countries DO THIS!?
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/23/2013|
One the R.A.'s in my dorm freshman year was an incorrigible sweater-sleeve-tugger mug hugger. At floor meetings she'd always be cradling a cup.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/23/2013|
I work with a woman who does that. She comes into work wearing the least ammount of clothes that she can get away with then complains that she is cold and cuddles up with her coffee mug all morning.
Makes feel all stabby.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||09/23/2013|
A Yankee Candle burning nearby adds to the ambience in the breakfast nook.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/23/2013|
"I can just imagine sitting here having a morning cup of coffee!"
|by Anonymous||reply 175||09/23/2013|
Gee, where else am I going to store my "morning Joe"?
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/23/2013|
R172, I bet in the lounge of your dorm she elected to sit on the floor too, right? Legs curled close to her chest, her huge sweater stretched over her knees. That chick was in my dorm too, only it was 1991. She was a Fräulein then, she's surely a Frau today.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/23/2013|
Most excellent coffee commercial (featuring woman who giggles winsomely as she cradles.)
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/23/2013|
OK people, I think we've all had enough of you discovering Google Images for the first time and dragging your loot to this thread. It is not amusing anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/23/2013|
r179 = cradling her coffee barefoot and counting the crow's feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/23/2013|
OP, my butt cheeks cradle your coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/23/2013|
R179 needs a nice warm mug of Swiss Miss to cradle.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/23/2013|
the reason people cradle their bowls and mugs is the equivalent to why dogs bite anyone trying to touch their food bowls while they're eating. It's animal instinct. Of course, humans are capable of critical thinking and the reason humans "guard" their food is usually because they came from an environment where they felt the need to protect their food from others. Perhaps they came from a big family where there was not quite enough to satisfy their hunger or perhaps they came from an environment where there was a lot of arguing and fighting going on and they felt the need to protect what they had or used the little they had as a way to feel comfort. It's no mystery and there's a reason why they are in "protect" mode.
|by Anonymous||reply 183||09/23/2013|
R66, I cannot stand people who over-emphasize being 'cozy' and crave cozy, like your co-worker.
It is repellent and off-putting.
|by Anonymous||reply 184||09/23/2013|
My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/23/2013|
Here's one for the ladies. Apparently oversize sweaters are de rigueur but panties are optional.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||09/24/2013|
Ava Gardner to therapist: Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen.
Therapist (cradling her mug) And how does that make you feel?
|by Anonymous||reply 187||09/24/2013|
These women who deliberately wear their sweaters with long sleeves covering their hands grab onto the long sleeves with their fingers as they are wearing it - and hold on as if a security blanket.
They have the same psychological dimension of people who hold onto to their coffee/tea mugs with both handles.
Insecure people who feel uncomfortable in the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/24/2013|
both hands - not both handles
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/24/2013|
I nurse a scotch. It does dry out the nipples though.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||09/24/2013|
well thank you, -r183-. Now go back to working on your dissertation.
|by Anonymous||reply 191||09/24/2013|
Oh hell, hilarious thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 192||09/24/2013|
r178, that ad is terrifically terrible.
|by Anonymous||reply 193||09/24/2013|
[quote]My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?
They don't always do, not even in sitcoms, soaps, and kitchen sink dramas, and from my observations it's only occasionally, even infrequently heard. Same for a cup of coffee.
Brits and Americans are in the same guilty boat, however, in making "a nice glass of wine" an almost standard code for "glass of wine". Which makes me wish for a great trans-Atlantic smack to wipe the smug innuendo out of the lot of them. It's more a chick thing, of course, and the Brits are less shy about changing up "nice glass" as "nice bottle".
I have a sister-in-law who likes a nice box of wine every day, though the euphemism, in her case, is "nice glass of wine". Were she a bit younger (and less addled by all that fucking wine), she would have been a (nice) coffee cup cradler with wet sweater sleeves.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||09/24/2013|
Meg Ryan circa 1995 is the patron saint of sweater sleeve pullers everywhere. She perfected the practice while cocking her head and mulling quizzically over life's sheer unpredictability. I'm sure she cradled too although that image is not seared on my brain quite so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||09/24/2013|
[quote]My question is why do Brits always say "Let's have a nice cup of tea". Is there such a thing as a "not nice" cup of tea?
I'm guilty of this. Sorry. But it's one of the few truly twee Britishisms that are left in this land of ours, so I think a lot of us hang on to it. It's reassuring, but you won't find us cradling our mugs or cups. The only cradling you see here is coffee or Lemsip adverts- or, yes, in a soap when a woman has had a traumatic experience. Usually with wet eyes, straggly hair and a lot of dramatic pauses.
But well done for the excellent thread, OP.
*hugs a cushion whilst eating ice cream from the tub like a fat cow*
|by Anonymous||reply 196||09/24/2013|
R185 -- I take that invitation as "shorthand" meaning, "Let's have a nice visit over a cup of tea." You're being too literal.
However, if you want a Not Nice cup of tea, try that awful trendy rooibos (bush) tea - ugh!
|by Anonymous||reply 197||09/24/2013|
Lipton, Twinings, any of those North American brands are 'not nice' cups of tea, really anything other than PG Tips or Fortnum & Mason.
|by Anonymous||reply 198||09/24/2013|
I've been cradling my tea mug with fierce purpose these past few days, and chuckling in your general direction, DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||09/24/2013|
PG Tips has actually made be throw up. Twice. I started a thread about it a couple of years ago. It was probably the tannins in it. Anyway, a couple of posters said it was "common" tea for chavs.
|by Anonymous||reply 200||09/24/2013|
R198 Liptons was founded in Glasgow, Scotland by Thomas Lipton, a Scottish grocer who set up his own tea plantations and Twinings was founded in Andover, England by Thomas Twining, an English merchant.
R200 PG Tips isn't a chav tea, it's just standard tea, like Tetleys or Typhoo. There's no right or wrong tea, just personal taste.
|by Anonymous||reply 201||09/24/2013|
I don't mind when people cradle their coffee mugs, but it drives me nuts when they finger the rim of the mug with one hand while holding in the other hand.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||09/24/2013|
In the '80s, before Starbucks was a big deal in California, I was in an acting program with this gaudy rich girl. She'd drive up in her BMW and hop out with lattes for herself and her two special friends. The building was freezing in the morning, so the three of them would shuffle around the hallways, lattes cradled in their hands, muttering in their shakiest baby voices "Caffe latte... Caffe latte..."
It was horrible back then. But it's kind of funny to do it now, with my partner in our own kitchen.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||09/25/2013|
I cradle my coffee mug, I laugh out loud when I eat salad alone, and the only way I will eat yogurt is sitting sideways in an armchair and kicking my feet in the air joyfully.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||09/25/2013|
What about when the mug itself is wearing a sweater?
|by Anonymous||reply 205||09/25/2013|
Cradle me again!
|by Anonymous||reply 206||09/25/2013|
You really are a cunt, Julie.
|by Anonymous||reply 207||09/25/2013|
That dumb girl in that 8 O'Clock coffee commercial who slurps her coffee before going into a job interview cradles her mug! I'm glad she lost the job!
|by Anonymous||reply 208||09/25/2013|
I cradle one-handed so I can hear the ocean without a shell!
|by Anonymous||reply 209||09/25/2013|
There was a cradling-your-coffee joke on Dads (the new FOX show) tonight. Yeah, I don't know why I was watching.
Brenda Song says to Giovanni Ribisi: "Stop holding you coffee like that -- it looks like you're in a bone loss drug commercial."
|by Anonymous||reply 210||09/25/2013|
Cradle all of your food with the Buddha bowl:
|by Anonymous||reply 211||09/25/2013|
Is it wrong that I reallllly want one of those Buddha Bowls?
|by Anonymous||reply 212||09/25/2013|
I've always wanted a Buddha bowl too. It's making me worry I might be a stage 1 cradler.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||09/25/2013|
No, 212, but it's wrong to pay $28 for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||09/25/2013|
Is it gauche to cuddle syrup?
|by Anonymous||reply 215||09/25/2013|
Haven't seen this in MY country
|by Anonymous||reply 216||09/25/2013|
I prefer the tea pot/cup combo.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||09/25/2013|
I cradled a huge mug of Swiss Miss last night in honor of this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||09/25/2013|
I just saw this commercial and thought of this thread (@:17):
|by Anonymous||reply 219||09/25/2013|
People who do that (cradle their drinks) look like hamsters at their water bottles. It's really stupid looking.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||09/25/2013|
What about people put their cats in cradle ?
|by Anonymous||reply 221||09/25/2013|
Indoor scarf wearing, sweater sleeve pulling, cup cradlers unite in coziness!
|by Anonymous||reply 222||09/25/2013|
Do coffee cradlers ever give their mugs butterfly kisses?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||09/25/2013|
In commercials, it gives the model something to do with her hands.
The over-sized mug craze of the 90s made mug hugging mandatory as you were holding earthenware plus a pint of latte.
At work, mug hugging prevents hand fluttering when talking.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||09/25/2013|
Mug hugging is a way of covering their tits.
|by Anonymous||reply 225||09/25/2013|
[all posts by tedious, racist idiot removed.]
|by Anonymous||reply 226||09/30/2013|
[quote]A major rule of going into a job interview is not to eat/drink anything that will make your breath smell. Also, you don't want to have to pee.
"We'd hire you, but you reek of macchiato and you peed on my good chair."
|by Anonymous||reply 227||09/30/2013|
Andie MacDowell on the Hallmark Channel's worldwide smash hit Cedar Grove.
|by Anonymous||reply 228||09/30/2013|
I can't wait until Christmas time. I'll be curled up under the tree getting all nostalgic about my childhood. Back then the whole family would gather by the fire and sing carols. We cared so much about each other. Sometimes we would venture out into the wood while the snow gently fell down on us. We always knew we could look forward to the warmth and love that our family would provide once we returned to the hearth.
It was like Currier & Ives, Martha Stewart, and Thomas Kinkaid all rolled up into One. Good times.
|by Anonymous||reply 229||09/30/2013|
Very sweet [r229]
|by Anonymous||reply 230||09/30/2013|
I'm also peeved by the way Mary Louise Parker was always sucking down on her iced latte on 'Weeds'. I had to stop watching after the third season because I couldn't stand it any more. The constant sucking on that damn straw like there was some kind of life force in that cup. It was like a juvenile form of coffee cradling.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||09/30/2013|
I hope the Christmas Mouse soon comes out of hibernation to finally settle this important issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||09/30/2013|
Ha, R231 - I thought exactly the same thing about MLP in Weeds. It was distracting!
|by Anonymous||reply 233||09/30/2013|
Great point, R231, R233.
I cannot understand why Jennifer Garner is constantly getting large coffees to go at Starbucks during her daily jaunts outside in Brentwood with her kids as shown in the constant photos at radaronline.com, mailonline.com, and maybe justjared.com.
Can't Jennifer make coffee at home and drink it? Doesn't she have a travel coffee mug to put it in? Doesn't Jennifer have a coffee maker at home with a travel mug?
On the other hand, maybe I read that she or Ben have a contract with Starbucks so that would explain the constant run to Starbucks for coffee.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||09/30/2013|
People who are constantly sucking on those lattes, fattes, whatever, must have rancid, awful coffee breath.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||09/30/2013|
Love that pic of Andie at R228. She's so sexy. Dayum. That show is boring as hell but whoever is director of photography is earning his paycheck. That show is shot fucking BEAUTIFULLY. No lie.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||09/30/2013|
These's a nip in the air tonight! Time for coffee cradling!
|by Anonymous||reply 237||10/04/2013|
There's a cozy, toasty little special section in Hell for people who cradle their coffee. See if you still feel a 'nip' in the air then, smarty pants!
|by Anonymous||reply 238||10/04/2013|
I wish I had a good mug to hug right now.
I would hug it snugly AND smugly!
|by Anonymous||reply 239||10/20/2013|
I was -2 C tonight, and I have a terrible cold.
I cradled my mug and felt so much better.
|by Anonymous||reply 240||10/20/2013|
Jesus Christ on a Crutch, people -- get a dog to cradle! Or a boyfriend!
|by Anonymous||reply 241||10/20/2013|
I cradle my coffee cup for practical reasons. I have an anxiety disorder and cradling it helps keep my hands from shakiing. It's one of my million coping mechanisms.
|by Anonymous||reply 242||10/20/2013|
R241, calm the fuck down.
Maybe you're the one who is boyfriend deprived.
You don't cuddle with your loved one when you're sick, coughing and sneezing. If you don't want him to get sick, you respect that.
|by Anonymous||reply 243||10/20/2013|
I think we need up distinguish between people who cradle for warmth and those twee people who see cradling as expressing their cozy personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 244||10/20/2013|
I'm under my hand woven Angora rabbit throw right now, cradling my Indonesian Kopi Luwak Coffee at 600 dollars a pound it's a steal.
|by Anonymous||reply 245||10/20/2013|
-r243- Dork. You fell for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 246||10/20/2013|
Or if you're confessing you're a troll, R246, then you're an idiot. And a troll.
That makes you pathetic, perfect for the current DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 247||10/20/2013|
Bring on the coffee cradlers. 'tis the season. Brrr-rrrrr! The nights and mornings are chilly. Time for people to start acting silly.
|by Anonymous||reply 248||10/20/2013|
Is the Christmas mouse a cradler?
|by Anonymous||reply 249||11/01/2013|
I had to stop. I broke too many mugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 250||11/01/2013|
Some major coffee mug cradling by Scarlett on Nashville Wednesday night!
|by Anonymous||reply 251||11/01/2013|
Had some great cradling moments over Thanksgiving weekend. So comfy cozy!
|by Anonymous||reply 252||12/04/2013|
Cradle me AGAIN!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 253||12/04/2013|
I cradled to a crescent moon.
|by Anonymous||reply 254||12/04/2013|
I'm guessing half the country will be a-cradlin' to beat the band for the next several days. Send in your best cradlin' shots! Don't forget to pull your sweater sleeves down over your hands! And be sure and sit in a windowseat.
|by Anonymous||reply 255||12/05/2013|
A new product revolutionizes mug cradling:
|by Anonymous||reply 256||01/05/2014|
Link to full story of the cradler's cup:
|by Anonymous||reply 257||01/05/2014|
[R22] nailed it saying that they want to look like a romantic comedy heroine. When I was younger I did it because I wanted to be like Lorelai Gilmore.
|by Anonymous||reply 258||01/08/2014|
A warm toasty bump on a cold winter day. Cradle away, cozy friends!
|by Anonymous||reply 259||02/08/2014|